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with 7 heads and 7 crowns; and the beast with 7 heads; 7 angels bearing 7 plagues, and 7 vials of wrath. The vision of Daniel was of 70 weeks; and the elders of Israel were 70. There are also 7 heavens, 7 planets, (query 2) 7 stars, 7 wise men, 7. champions of Christendom, 7 notes in music, 7 primary colours, 7 deadly sins, and 7 sacraments in the catholic church. The 7th son was considered as endowed with preeminent wisdom; and the 7th son of a 7th son, is still thought to possess the power of healing diseases spontaneously. Perfection is likened to gold 7 times purified in the fire; and we yet say you frightened me out of my 7 senses. The opposite sides of the dice make 7, whence the players at hazard make 7 the main. Hippocrates says, that the septenary number, by its occult virtues, tends to the accomplishment of all things, to be the dispenser of life, and fountain of all its changes: . like Shakspeare, he divides the life of man into 7 ages; for as the moon changes her phases every 7 days, this number influences all sublunary beings. The teeth spring out on the 7th month, and are shed and renewed in the 7th year, when infancy is changed into childhood; at twice 7 years puberty begins; at three times 7 the faculties are developed, and manhood commences, and we are become legally competent to all civil acts; at four times seven man is in full possession of his strength ; at five times 7 he is fit for the business of the world ; at six times 7 he becomes grave and wise, or never; at 7 times 7 he is in his apogee, and from that time decays ; at eight times 7 he is in his first climacteric ; at nine times 7, or 63, he is in his last or grand climacteric, or year of danger; and ten times 7, or three score years and ten, has, by the royal prophet, been pronounced the natural period of human life.
He raged like a bear, fore and aft, through the shiff,
Just then father Neptune emerged from the sea, And, eyeing the body, thus gravely said he “Ah, Rubro' you've met with the punishment do, For you drank all the grog and gave none to the crew. Derry down, &c.
“May your fate be a warning to low and to high, Ne'er to guzzle too much when a neighbour is dry May it teach them how leaky is life's fickle bark, How slippery the decks, and that Death is a shari. Derry down, &c.
code FOR THE RETTER REGULATION OF DuFls,
As the fashion for duelling increases, we see best tiful duelling pistols ticketed up in the pawnbroke windows, and there is a work published in Irela: called “General Instructions for all Seconds Duels, by a late Captain in the Army.” Rao Homp—h who was extremely fond of duelling, sła ing a superabundance of honour to satisfy,) delio o stripped himself to the skin, lest the wadio should enter, and, putting on his spectacles, general brought his man down. By practising at an to or snuffing out a candle at twelve paces, or any these more ingenious methods of repairing honour: the certainty of making a gash in your adversano body, you may trace up all the probable and possi: causes how soon a person of honour may be afiroute. so as to get his name up; for it appears that there is some éclat to be obtained in it in this age. There has been a benevolent practice, occasionally resorted to by considerate and confederated seconds, of substituting cork-bullets, exactly painted like lead, instead of the more deadly metal. Again, the friendly interference of a pair of Bow-street officers, in the exact nick of time, has warded off, most probably, a pair of odious bullets. The parties become cool, the seconds interfere, and the magistrates hand the welcome bond to the furious combatants to keep the eace. If neither cork-bullets nor paper-pellets can e obtained, nor the presence of peace officers, then an apology may come hobbling up to close the scene, which, by a masterly casuistry in the wording, leaves the original honour of both parties in statu quo. It “would be unfair to deprive officers of the army, who must, it appears, wash out affronts given them in * their adversary's blood, of so great a luxury: still we might venture to propose, that the chancellor of the exchequer, for the time being, should be empowered to expressly permit, nay, to encourage, meetings at Chalk Farm, by allowing duellists to fight, upon a stamped certificate being duly had and - obtained, with a stamp of 500l. affixed thereupon, or the small sum of 250l. for any printed apology, being first duly stamped and registered as aforesaid. Then, if the parties dared, after this proclamation, to smuggle a duel, not having paid the fees, to be deemed guilty of murder, and hung upon the top of Primrose Hill, for the benefit of the rooks and crows. . Doctors and attornies, the former being privileged to kill, and the latter to take away, may, as they too are innovating upon the field of honour, be put upon a par with the military. In fact, getting their money so much easier, they perhaps ought to pay more to the state. Should the clergy ever dare to fight the flesh in this manner, which to their honour is rarely the case, then their tenths should be commuted into twentieths, and they compelled to read the funeral service over each departed duellist, and the offices for those sick who have been usinged; express forms sor which should be composed by the ecclesiastical
court. All tradesmen and mechanics should be allowed to fight secundum artem, or professionally, on paying their fees, which may be regulated by the lord mayor and corporation of the city of London, in cooperation with the chancellor; for a merchant, so much; a banker, a bookseller, a baker, in due proportions: with authors it is difficult to determine how to act; for though their battles (and the fraternity are for ever fighting, like scorpions and spi. ders) are full of gall, being generally waged in liquid ink, yet having, of late, measured the field of honour, in ambition of their betters, or the Desaeuvres—the nothing-to-do gentlemen, what measure of money to prescribe for an author's license is rather difficult. Their poverty and their pride are well known : still the gareteer, who wages perpetual war in pamphlets and periodicals, should be allowed full credentials, if the money is even advanced by the literary fund. The law of honour is above all other laws, else why do barristers not only have verbal battles, but pistol rencontres; and even our senators, the makers of laws, become the breakers of laws in this respect. A prudential avoiding a causeless quarrel, is called cowardice; and to take an affront, baseness and meanness of spirit: to refuse fighting, and putting life on the chance of a bullet, a practice forbid by the law of God and all good governments, is still called cowardice; and a man is bound to die duelling, or live and be laughed at. This trumping up of imaginary things, called bravery and gallantry, naming them virtue and honour, is beyond what we know of the jocose, seeing that such inconsistences, and such absurdities as the following reasoning, are made to go down with mankind ; for example, A. is found in bed with B.'s wife; B, is the person injured, and therefore offended, and coming into the chamber with his pistol or sword in hand, A. loudly exclaims, “Why, sir, you wont murder me, will you ? As you are a man of honour, let me rise, and meet you.” B. therefore, being put in mind that he is a man of honour, starts back, and must act an honourable part ; so he lets A, get up, put on his clothes, take his sword or pistols; then they fight, and B, is killed for his honour; whereas, had the laws of God, of nature, and of reason, taken place, the adulterer and adulteress should have been taken prisoners, and carried before the judge, and should have been immediately sentenced, he to the block, and she to the stake ; and the innocent-abused husband had no reason to have run any risk of his life for being cormuted. Defoe, who writes thus, goes on to say, that the aggrieved person, to be put on a par, might say, in order to render such reasoning on the law of honour consistent, “No, sir! say I, let me lay with your wife too, and then, if you desire it, I will fight you; then I am upon even terms with you.”
- LIG tit Pu N. Two gentlemen passing by some new houses, one of them observed that there were too few windows; but" that circumstance, as it saved in part the tax, would be good for the liver. “True,” says the other, “but d-d bad for the lights.”
The GAME OF LIFE.
Sterne says, the enjoyment of life is a tranquilacquiescence under an agreeable delusion, whence it has been said to be a jest, (ut it is not so. He further says, that every animal in the creation as it grows older grows graver, except an old woman, and she grows frisky.—It has been somewhere observed, that when an old man has one foot in the grave, an old wounan has a foot in the stars. Life has been compared to the running, of tea, though the first and last decoction be equally weak, the one gives the flavour of the herb, the other but its focces. Lord Chesterfield says, a man has but a bad bargain of it at the best; and the most natural conclusion is that it is the shadow of a shade.—To conclude: a man must laugh before he dies, or he must go out of the world without laughing ' ' '
To Be A UT Y
Beauty, thou pretty pouting roguish jade,
Lips of the reddest cherry's hue,
Where shall we go to enjoy ourselves this summo dear ! * Shall we simplify it, and sentimental be Among the lakes and mountains in Cumberland & Westmoreland 2 Or shall we Byronize it upon the sea 7 To Brighton and to Hastings the citizens are hurrying, To Margate and to Ramsgate the 'pientices all speed ; chaeom and Leamington, folks insides out at worrying, While Bath is full of tabbies, and is very dull indeed. Spoken.] “Lady Bab, I've uncommon good idea." “What is it?” “To spend the summer months at Birmingham.” “What do you think of Harrow. gate t” “O, shocking! Last season I was aire" elbowed out of the room by sir Jeremy Treacle and his fat wife.” “ Cheltenhant" “Worse; its always full, and nobody there.” “Brighton " “Oh, horrid : I decidedly object to Brighton; you might almost as well be at Bagnigge-wells on a Sunday.” “Aye, I recollect when I was a young man, Brighton * used to be about seventy miles from town ; but now,
what with the plaguy short cuts and modern improvements, it is not above fifty-four.” “Well, then, sup
pose we all go to Parist" “Pray, sir Larry, can you
tell me how far it is from the coast to the capital " * “No, upon my conscience, that I cannot; you might * as well ask me how far it is from the capital to the * coast.” “O! you creature, you know you can, you so have been there, you know.” “Yes, madam, that
- was before the revolution, and I am told that things is are plaguily altered since.” “But you can't speak the language.” “O, leave me alone for that. I * have two bows to my string : I'll try them with Irish.” “You had better try them with Spanish ; that all ranks comprehend.” “Well, then, Paris be 1t.” Ya hip ! for France, there, for Paris is the only place For fashion, bagatelle, esprit, for elegance and grace.
Where shall we go to enjoy ourselves this summer, love 2 . The mayor and court of aldermen will tour it at * Broadstairs; Hornsey or Richmond we're surely now a cut above, * Aud Putney's grown so vulgar, that 'tis only fit o for bears. We must go on the salt sea, and mingle with the Parlez woos, * And get the Parish polish and the true French cut; * Now do, my dear sir Jeremy, consent, you surely can't refuse, * For who can think of Margate, why 'twould make one quite a butt.
Spoken.] “Margate, indeed : I wonder you have not more regard for one's quality, than mixing and * associating with the Sparrowgrasses and such low people.” “Why, my lady, you used to be very foud of Margate.” “Yes, sir Jeremy, that was before
you was made a knight of.” “Good morning, lady Shortdip.” “I take this here wisit wery kind of you, wery kind indeed; and how is sir Christopher, now he is one of us nobility ?” “He's very well, thankee, but he don't go out to-day; this is melting day, and the knight's up to his elbows in tallow.” “Indeed, then all the lights he makes now will be night lights, I suppose.” “What do you think of Margate, lady Shortdip !” “Now, what's the use of teazing about our family affairs.” “Why, I was going to Hastings, but I understand your friend, Mrs. Maggotts, the cheesemonger, is there.” “My friend she's no friend of mine ; we do condescend to sarve them with grocery, but we don't wisit, I can assure you. No. we don't wisit, nor ever mean to wisit. No ou ! her husband's a rank demagog, and now I am a man of title, of course I am an aristogog.” “The duchess of Trumps is at the Isle of White.” “Indeed; then she is the only one of us that is there, for we are gone to Paris.” “What's the use of going to Paris, spending a mint of money? besides, we don't understand their lingo.” “But we can have Dick home from. school to interpret for us.” “Aye, but what's to be seen there, but what we can see in London, eh?” “Why, there's the king and mounseer, and the duchess of Angoulemme, and the goblins and guillotine, and grapes for a penny a pound, and Champagne instead of small beer.” “Indeed, is there, by: jingo! why then,
Ya hip ! for France, there, for Paris is the only placeFor fashion, bagatelle, esprit, for elegance and grace.” Where shall we go to, this summer, Mr. Bunhill,
Why shouldn't we in foreign parts our heads hold with the best, my love? So let us go to Paris, for there Mrs. Muggs has been.
Spoken.] “I wish you'd mind your business, and go on shelling the peas, we have no time for pleasure.” “We might go out some times, I think, as well as one's betters.” “Go on shelling the peas, I tell you, and let your betters alone.” “O, what you throw that in my dish, do you; but you want me to be as vulgar as Mrs. Grits, that low-life woman, that keeps the chandler's shop, next door.” “Them tatoes, ma'am, are a penny a pound, if you don't like 'em, leave 'em ; nice French beans, ma'am ; talking of French beans, ma'am, are you going to France?" “Mind the shop, I tell you, and perhaps at the end of the season, we may have a sail up the river to Gravesend.” “I think I see myself sailing to Gravesend, when every body's going to Paris.” “Mind the shop, I say.” “Very well, them peas are eighteenence a peck, ma am.” “You might get there for a }. more, and as you are yearning a good livelihood—no salary to-day, ma'am—and as we are getting up in the world—fine season for mushrooms, ma'am—but you have no pluck—try those kidneys, ma'am—or you'd get knighted like your friend, sir Jeremy Treacle, and make a lady on me.” “That's no such easy matter, I can tell you.” “How do you do, Mrs. Button, pray are you going to France 2" “No, I am going to Paris " "Aye, I thought you'd go. I should forget all my English in a week.” “Should you, I am sure that's a very desirable object. Here, Bill, go and book two places, your mother says she shall forget her English.”
Ya hip for France, there, for Paris is the only place For fashion, bagatelle, esprit, elegance and grace.
Parker, bishop of Oxford, being asked by an acquaintance what was the best body of divinity, answered, “That which can help a man to keep a coach and six horses.”
Lavater dar’nt not show his face,