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law. That was strauge. Zoevil. Beyond all belief; he could have ‘d • down innocent people, with half the pains that this uy perjury gave him. "...o. that about ! 19erit. Why—I don't know—he had unfortunately to do with an obstinate magist, ate, who bears a mortal hatred to rogues, and whose sagacity could not be deceived, But, however, tho' he was not able to save his friend from the shame of conviction, (a trifle, which he indeed but little regarded,) yet he had the address to evade, or at least deser, the time of his puuishment. Inr. By what means? Devil. By finding a flaw. Iuv. A flaw what's a flaw " Devil. A legal loophole, that the lawyers leave open for a rogue now and then to creep through, that the game mayn't be wholly destroyed. Inc. Provident sportsmen Would it not be too much trouble to favour me with this particular instance 2 Devil. Not at all. Why, sir, when matters grew desperate, and the case was given over for lost, little Beszy starts up in the form of an able practitioner, and humbly conceived, that his client could not be convicted upon that indictment; for as much as therein he was charg’d with foreswearing himself Now ; whereas it clearly appeared, by the evidence, that he had only foresworn himself then : If, indeed, he had been indicted generally, for committog perjury now and then, proofs might be produced of any perjury he may have committed; whereas, by limiting the point of time to the now, no proofs could be admitted as to the then. So that, with rubmission, he ho conceived, his client was clearly absolved, and his character as fair and as tiess as a babe that's just born, and immaculate as a sheet of white paper. sww. And the łośion was good? Devi. Fatas; there was no getting rid of the flaw. ro. And the gentlemanwalks about at his ease; not public slo, out he thrusts his o full in your face. - o

Inv. That ought not to be; the eontempt of the public, that necessary supplement to the best digested Lody of laws, should in these cases be never dispensed with. Devil. In days of yore, when the world was but young, that method had merit, and the sense of shame was a kind of a curb ; but knaves ale now so numerous and wealthy, they can keep one another in countenance, and laugh at the rest of the world.' Inv. There may be something in that.—Well, sir, I have twice been out of my guess; will you give me leave to hazard a third * Perhaps you are Belphegor, or Uriel ? Devil. Neither. They too are but diminutive devils: the first favours the petty pilfering frauds; he may be traced in the double score and soap'd pot of the publican, the alum and chalk of the baker, in the sophisticated mixtures of the brewers of wine and

beer, and in the false measures and weights of them all.

Devil. He is the demon of quacks and of mountebanks; a thriving race all over the world, but their sword, a tie, and a nostrum, a month's advertising, with a shower of handbills, never fail of creating a occasion to speak hereafter.

Int. Well, but, sir

F. ;

for, from my appearance, it is impossible you should ever guess at my person.—Now, miss, what think you

Har. You? you Cupid? you the gay god of love 1

Devil. Yes; me, me, miss!—what, I suppose you


hand; the purple pinions, and filleted forehead, * the blooming graces of youth and of beauty, me to expect charms—

Devil. That never existed but in the fire of their

Isu. Then, perhaps, sir, these creative gentlemen any or as much is your office, as it is clear they

Juv. And Uriel 1 true seat of empire is England : there, a short fortune. But of this tribe I foresee I shall have

Deril. Come, sir, I will put an end to your of Cupid. expected the quiver at my back, and the bow in

Har. Why, I can't but say the poets had taught fancy; all fiction and phrenzy have mistaken your person. * * * *

Devil. Why, their notions of me are but narrow. It is true, I do a little business in the amorous way; but my dealings are of a different kind to those they describe.—My province lies in forming conjunctions absurd and preposterous : it is I that couple boys and beliannes, girls and greybeards, together; and when you see a man of fashion lock'd in legitimate wedlock with the stale leavings of half the tellows in town, or a lady of tortune setting out for Edinburgh in a postchaise with her footman, you may always set it down as some of uny handy work. But this is but an inconsiderable branch of my business. Inv. Indeed! Levil. The several arts of the drama, dancing, music, and painting, owe their existence to me: I am the father of fashions, the inventor of quinte, trente, guarante, and hazard; the guardian of gamesters, the genius of gluttony, and the author, protector, and patron of licentiousness, lewdness, and luxury. Inv. Your department is large. Devil. One time or other I may give you a more minute account of these matters; at present we have not a moment to lose. Should my tyraut return, I must expect to be again cork'd up in a bottle. [Knocking.] And hark it is the consul that knocks at the door; therefore be quick! how can I serve you ? Inr. You are no stranger, sir, to our distress : here, we are unprotected and friendless; could your art convey us to the place of our birth— Devil. To England 2 Int'. "so please.

Devil. Without danger, and with great expedition. Come to this window, and lay hold of my cloak.-I have often resided in England; at present indeed, there are but few of our family there; every seven year, we have a general dispensation for residence; for at that time the inhabitants themselves can #: the devil without our aid or assistance.—Off we go! stick fast to your hold! Devil on two Sticks.

ots of wir and pleasure Avout town.

Rhoderique. What, Monsieur D'Olive, the only admirer of wit and good words. uči *:::: to: *::::: : wits: my

tie parcels of wit, I have in pickle for How dost, Jack; may I call thee, .. yet! you

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As of Dr RN, oarl, and Kemble, 35
Abroad and at houne, 546
Absence, eighteen reasons for, 230
frous church accounted for,
universal, 39
Absent Man, character of, 594
-- — by Bruyere, 101
Abstraction of a painter, 632
Accommodating building, 694
diseases, 335
tactics, 63–120
——— thieves, correspond.
enee of, 210
Accommodation for thieves and tres.
passers, 443
Acting by rote, 421
true excellence of, 467
Actress and her washerwoman, 412
roposals from, 555
Addison and Steele, 51
Address, for all occasions, 221
Advantages of being in debt, 108
Adventures of a louse, 608
Advertisement, American, 131
- extraordinary,85,472
natrimonial, 178
Advice. tardy, 49 .
to a poor gentleman, 277
prudent, to a dead man, 52
— to servants, by Swift, 5.78
Advocate, Prieudly, 82
Adultery, a v vuial offence, 503
— a shandean sraguent, 220
AEsop in slavery, 302
Affectation, fashionable, 103
Affection, intuitive, 639
— matrimonial, 48
Age, characteristics of the present,
criterion of 121
– metamorpho es of, 629

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Alliteration, letter of, 633
All Saints' church in Langham place,

An ticipation, habit of, 57s
—s in low life, 333
Antipathies of Tillotson, 310
Antiquarians, lesson to, 505
Apolloma Merit, ido, to. 6;
Apothecary, inscription for, 310
—— profound erudition of,
April fools, epigram on, 539
Architect, the illustrious, 110
Argumentum not hominem, 931 -
*. anagrams on the pains of,
Artemisin, the blue stocking, 263
Artillery of hell against heaven, G17
Ascension day, 683
Assault, extraordinary case of, 665
Assembly at New York, humorous
description of, 237
Ash-stripping, felony of, 22
Assistance, unlooked for, 133
Assize town described, 677.
Astrology defined, 567
Astronomer, appointment of, to view
an eclipse, 494
Astronomer's room described, 78
Asylum for tunatics, 2.35
Athanasian creed, merits of, 337
Attainments, superfluous and se-
cond-rate, 639
Atterbury, bishop, and lord Conings-
bury, 119
Avaro, the, 62
Avonmore, lord, and Curran, 573
Auctioneering magistrate, 415
Auctioneers, eloquence of, 134
*Augustan fiberality, 360
sacritices, 638
Author, advice to, 295
Author and critic, 300
— calamities of, 418

All Saints' day, & day of all Saints, 447
Almack's on Friday, 523
Alphabet, Irish mode of teaching, 363
Amateur theatricals, 161
— executioners, 432
Ambiguous robbery, 234
Ambition boundless, 63
Amende honourable, specimens of,
416, 485
American and Scotchman, dialogue
between, 239
new world, 186
oddities, 208
Anachronisms in the arts, 413
Anacreontic, or the returned kiss,
Anagrams, ne plus ultra of, 235
Analogy sympathetic, 117
Aoy. pride and folly of,109, 183,
Ancestors, grammatical, 124
Ancestral enormities, 509
Animal and vegetable life, 181
Answer, an idiot's, 115
Anticipation of curses, 54

of being hanged, 442

-— mortifications of, 111

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Babine, republic of, 222
Bachelor's recantation of a single
life, 482
s, tombstone advice to, 40
of arts, how to obtain degree
of, 272
Backbiting, merits of, 252
Backwards and forwards, 689
Bacon’s, Friar, study at Oxford, 85
how to save, 443
— lord, and James I. 30?
Bad company, toast of, 57
and worse, 399
character, utility of, 213
Bad habits, ocular proofs of, 576
— singer, address to, 64
Baddeley, Mrs., in the iock-up house,
Bail, literary, 326
Baker's funeral, the, 178
George, and tooth drawer, 45
*s lodgings, comforts of, 236
Balaam’s ass, 119
Balance, how to strike, 71
Ball, characters at a county, 319
conversation, charms of, 638
Balloons, variety of, 652
Bail-room, elegy written in, 174
Bandy joke, 163
Bank-clerk and stable keepers, 201
Bankrupt turned preacher, 341

Bannister's, C., "love of enemies,
apology for late
hours, 111

-— — — and tripeman, 33
Baptism, singular difficulty of, 640
Barber, alderman, and narrow toed
shoes, 199
and coxcomb, 50
stage struck, address of, 310
& Scotchman, bargain of, 336
Bard, miserable picture of, 648
Barn, ode to an old one, 555
Baruard, Dr. Johnson and sir J. Rey-
nolds, u/3
Baronet's establishment, 566
Barrington's prologue, spoken at Sid-
ney, New South Wales, Isa -
Barristers, amusements of 217
Barry and his carpenter, 41


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Beacon and bacon, 56
Bear and stake, Sl -
Beatitudes, enumeration of, 234
application of, 631
Beau Nash's method of telling a
story, 396
's head, dissection of, 115
Tibbs, 324
Beauty, amatory address to, 044
balance of, 65
discovery of, 71
everlasting, 112
— universal adoration of, 532
Beautiful colours, 30, 33 -
—--maid, the, 179
Bed, paradoxes of, 160
Bedford, old duchess of, and George
III., 220
Bedmakers at Cambridge, 270
Beer-working on the sabbath, 167
Begging, modesty in, 56
Begone dull care, 486
Behaviour, indigent
rules for, 278
Bell-hanger's handbill, 25
Bell-ringing, predilection for, 465
team, Irishman's, 30
Bencher, the incurious, 75
Benefit, medicinal and moral, 84
—s of marriage, in twelve argu-
ments, 270
Ben Jonson, a bricklayer, 203
and his vintner, 112
and Devil's tavern, 521
grace before king


Janues, 444.
Bequeathing a blessing, 209
IBerkshire publican, 162
Best stock of life, 655
and Scarlett, characters cf. G17
of a bad job, 365, 0.84
Better bargain, 67:
Betterton and Tillotsou, 548
Bettesworth, Mr. sergeant, and Dean
b Swift, 388 -
etting and praying, 545
Biblical fop described, 397
Bigamy & trigamy distinguished, so

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Butler's Oliver Cromwell, 685 . .
Sketch of the devil, 687
Buttresses and pillavs, 53
Byron, lord, on the letter H, 338


Chaucery grants, 64-
suit, lasting wear of, 268
Changed lais, the, 355 -
Changing the subject, 293 -
Character of a coachman, 95
alderman, 38?
anabaptist. 379 -
bankrupt, 374
catholic, 378
cheat, 373
churchwarden, 382
clown, 381 -
degenerate noble, 371
epigrammatist, 384
herald, 383
huffing courtier, 372
jealous man, 384
justice of peace, 381
knave 374
— newsmonger, 370
– an obstinate man, 377
a philosopher, 384
— play writer, 370
popish priest, 380
proud man, 376
quaker, 378
ranter, 379
rebel, 376
state convert, 375
tailor, 371
- translator, 376
Characters at a county ball, 319 .
Character, criterion of, 50
Cimarity and gallantry, 291
-— mistaken, 300
Charitable frolic, 480
Charles II., Commons' petition to,
and answer, 362

– and duke of Buckingham, 295

— and Mr. Penn, 302
his modesty, 38

- and Killigrew, 59
Charon, ingratitude of, 299 -
Charteris, colonel, 39 -
-, his safe agree-

ment, 62

dient, 4.52
Chastity, a marriage portion, 62s
of wives, 444
Chateauneuf and Louis XIII., 40
Cheerfulness, invocation to. 542 -
Cheese, choice of a wife by, 123 *
–––. the old, 79 w
Cheltenham, omusements of, 528
Cherry, Andrew, comedian, 58

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Rread and mcat, 6.4
oreaksast, literary, 35
Bray, vicar of, 163
- tedious, 159
luxurious, 624
Brrwer and negro, 534
Brillery, amorous, 84
case of, 77
on-klayers, artifices of, 201
Bright, Edward, of Malden, 154
Brighton Belle, the, 163
— pleosures of, described, 501
Proo, ustick, meditation on, 390
1; rotlier feeling, 415
Brotherlood, unconscious, 231
and sisterhood, 637
Protherly love, 300
Brown, I'lint and Spark, 337
Brown's, (Sir Thomas) courtship, 406
Brutus the second, 296
F. uyere's absent man, 101
Hulb IX oddington's apology, 72
Buckingham, duke of, his character,
by Dryden, 434

and father Fitz-
gerald on transubstantiation, 258
—'s epigram on the monu.
ment, 212
Bucks have at ye all, 203
boilou, dullest chapter of, 230
Bulkeley, lord, and Duke of Dorset,
306 .
Bulls, epistolary, 138 - -
parliamentary, 27
Builton, versus Boatum, 572
Isotoper, origin of, 5.18
lour, 3-i, ole and spigot proverb, ilius-
trated, 60,
Buriai Jive, prevention, 413
—— societies, benefits of, 620
Burnet's Own Timos with Swift's
*ioters, 23.4 °
Purnet, bishop, his inadvertence, 177
- judge, and coachman, 43?
ou. reformation, 309
on horse-stealing, 146
Burns's black coat, 2.13
— Tim O’Shanter, 440
H. stoy's (I) r.) government, 5:2
Huainees and pleasure, 361
e. onomy in, 420
Buoy indolent, character of the, 439
routi, r, duke of Ormond, and the
p-or eurotr, 401
murderer, 111
Samuel, chararters by, 371 384

of, his maiden

Caernarvon, earl
speech, 119
Caesar, Julius, and the coward, 57
Mr. and dean Swift, 685
Calais, delights of a trip to, 349
Canbridge and Oxford, equal pre-
sents to, 22
—-— bed-makers, 270
— sci-olar, vararies of, 224
Campaigns, theatrical, 626
Campbell, admiral, and lord Sand-
wich, 155
Candles, general fault of, 60
Candic-light reign, 439
—— wars, 30
Canning's frieud of humanity and
knife grinder, 438
Canon and vicar, 39
Cantab aud Cambridge mayor, 304
Cantabrigian analogy, 117
— degree qualification, 273
Capability Brown on servants, 452
Captain Godolphin's exploits, 0.35
Captain’s whiskers, a tale, 536
Capuchins of Burgundy, 108
Card-playing, Irish, 592
Cards and chess, invention of, 490
Card tricks of a Jew conjurer, 498
Care, antidote to, 486
Caroline, queeu of George II., 407
Carpenter, country, equivoque of, 33
Carriages, appropriate, 39
Cases, two different, 2.05
Cat, on the death of a lady's, 60
Catch, musical and legal, 532
Catcluing an accent, 576
— fish, 60
Catherine Hays, ballad on, 620
Catholic convent, 330
Catholics, Luther's anathema of, 445
Catholicism and Protestar, tism, 679
Cause and effect, discovery of 489
Causes, good and bad, 53
Celebrity and notoriety, 80
Celerity and an Lition, 0.19
Celia and Damon, 36
Cerberus's successor, 126
Ceremony, ridicule of, 300
Chains, hanging in, 29.1
chalk and cheese, 208
— , afflictions of, 81


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