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law. That was strauge.
Inv. That ought not to be; the contempt of the Devil
. Beyond all belief; he could have hang'd public, that necessary supplement to the best digested a dozen innocent people, with half the pains that this body of laws, should in these cases be never dispaluy perjury gave him,
pensed with. Ind. How came that about?
Devil. In days of yore, when the world was but • Veril. Why—I don't know-he had unfortunately young, that method had merit, and the sense of shame to do with an obstinate magist, ate, who bears a was a kind of a curd; but knaves are now so numerous mortal batred to rogues, and whose sagacity could and wealthy, they can keep one another in counteRot be deceived. But, however, tho' he was not able Dance, and laugh at the rest of the world. to save his friend from the shame of conviction, Inv. There may be something in that.-Well, sir, (a trifte, which he indeed but little regarded,) yet he I have twice been out of my guess; will you give had the address to evade, or at least defer, the time of me leave to hazard a third ? Perhaps you are Belhis punishment.
phegor, or Uriel ? Irr. By what means ?
Devil. Neither. They too are but diminutive Devil. By finding a flaw.
devils : the first favours the petty pilfering frauds ; lav. A flaw! what's a flaw!
he may be traced in the double score and soap'd pot Devil. A legal loophole, that the lawyers leave of the publicaa, the alum and chalk of the baker, in open for a rogue now and then to creep through, the sophisticated mixtures of the brewers of wine and that the game mayo't be wholly destroyed. beer, and in the false measures and weights of them all.
Inc. Provident sportsmen ! Would it not be too Inv. And Uriel ? much trouble to favour me with this particular in Devil. He is the demon of quacks and of mountestance !
banks; a thriving race all over the world, but their Devil. Not at all. Why, sir, when matters grew true seat of empire is England : there, a short desperate, and the case was given over for lost, little sword, a tie, and a nostrum, a month's advertising, Belzy starts up in the form of an able practitioner, with a shower of handbills, never fail of creating a and humbly conceived, that his client could not be fortune. But of this tribe I foresee I shall have coovicted upon that indictment; for as much as occasion to speak hereafter. therein he was charg'd with foreswearing himself Inc. Well, but, sirxow; whereas it clearly appeared, by the evi Deril. Come, sir, I will put an end to your pain ; dence, that he had only foresworn himself
" Then: If, for, from my appearance, it is impossible you should indeed, be had been indicted generally, for commit- ever guess at my person.---Now, miss, what think you tog perjury now and then, proofs might be produced of Cupid. or any perjury he may bave comm.ited; whereas, Hor. You ? you Cupid ! you the gay god of love ? by limiting the point of time to the now, no proofs Devil. Yes; me, me, miss !-What, I suppose you could be admitted as to the then. So that, with expected the quiver at my back, and the bow in my submission, be humbly. conceived, his client was hand; the purple pinions, and filleted forehead, with clearly absolved, and his character as fair and as the blooming graces of youth and of beauty, spotless as a babe that's just boro, and Itomaculate as Hor. Wby, I can't but say the poets bad taught sheet of white paper.
me to expect charms Inv. And the objection was good ?
Devil That never existed but in the fre of their Devil Patal; there was no getting rid of the Baw. fancy; all fiction and phrenzy ! Inv. And the gentleman
Inv. Then, perhaps, sir, these creative gentlemen Devil Walks about at bis ease; not public may err u much in your tice, as it is close they place, but he thrusts his person full in your face.
have mistaken your person.
Devil. Why, their notions of me are but nartow. Rhod. Faith, thou followest a figure in thy jens, a It is true, I do a little business in the amorous way; country gentlemen follow fashion, whea tbeste musa but my dealings are of a different kind to those they threadlare. describe.—My province lies in forming conjunctions D'01. And what! you stand gazing at what was alysurd and preposterous : it is I that couple boys and here, and admire it, i dare say. belaames, girls and greybeards, together; and when Rhod. And do not you ? you see a map of fashion lock'd in legitimate wedlock D'Ol. Not I, I admire nothing but wit. with the stale leavings of half the tellows in town, or Rhod. But I wonder how she entertaisrs use is a laay of tortuve setting out for Edinburgh in a post- that solitary cell : does she not take tobacca, the chaise with her footman, you may always set it down you ? as some of my handywork. But this is but an incon D'OL. She does, she does : others make it të siderable branch of my business.
physic, she makes it her food : her sister and she tuit Inv. Indeed!
it try turn, first one, and then the other, and Vascozz Devil. The several arts of the drama, dancing, ministers to ihem both. music, and painting, owe their existence to me: I Rhod. How sayest thou by that Helea of Greece am the father of fashions, the inventor of quinte, trente, the Countess's sister ? there were a paragon, Mas quarante, and hazard; the guardian of gamesters, the sieur D'Olive, lo admire aud marry too. genius of gluttony, and the author, protector, and D'OL. Not for me. patron of licentiousness, lewdness, and luxury. Rhod. No? what exceptions lie against the choice Inv. Your department is large.
D'O1. Tush, tell me not of choice; if I Devil. One time or other 1 inay give you a more fected that way, I would choose my wife a pelle minute account of these matters ; at present we have valentines, blindfold, or draw cuts for them, ki so 1 not a moment to lose. Should my iyraut return, 1 shall be sure not to be deceived in choosing; kes taht must expeci to be again cork'd up in a bottle. (Knock- this of me, there's ten times more deceit ist um ing.) And hark! it is the consal that knocks at the than in horse-flesh; and I say still, that a presyo door; therefore le quick! how can I serve you? pac'd chamber-maid is the only fashion ; i se pass
Inr. You are no stranger, sir, to our distress : rull or fulsome, give her but sispeuce to buy tea here, we are unprotected and friendless ; could your hand-basket, and send her the way of all tessi, ileri art convey us to the place of our birth
no more but so. Devil. "To England ?
Mug. Indeed that's the savingest way. Inv. If you please.
D'OL. O me! what a bell 'tis for a man to 32 Devil Without danger, and with great expedition to the continual charge of a coach, with the super Come to this window, and lay hold of my cloak.-! nances, horses, men, and so forth : and then to tam have often resided in England ; at present indeed, a man's house pestered with a whole country of te there are but few of our family there ; every seventh
grooms, panders, waiting-traids, &c. I carefri : year, we have a general dispensation for residence; please my wife, she careless to displease me; dues for at that time ihe inhabitants themselves can play if she be honest; intolerable if she be *ise; imperis the devil without our aid or as:istance.-Off we as an empress ; all she does must be law, all se sy go! stick fast 10 your hold! Devil on two Sticks.
gospel : oh, what a penance 'tis to todare in! MES OF WIT AND PLEASURE APOUT Town. glad to forbear still, all to keep her laya, 4 Rhoderique. What, Mousieur D'Olive, the only perhaps when all's done, my heir shall be in: admirer of wit and good words.
horse-keeper: fie ant! the very thought of mara D'Olive. Motraw, wits: morrow, good wits: my were able to cool the hottest liver in France. little parcels of wit, I have rodş'io pickle for you.
Chapman's Bussy V.Ambois.-ON 7 How dost, Jack; inay I call thee, sir, Jack yet?
ABERDEEN, Oart, and Kemble, 35 Age rapidity of, 234
Anticipation, habit of, 573
-s in low lite, 333
Antiquarians, lesson to, 595
Apothecary, inscription for, 310
profound erudition of,
head a pie, 203
Architect, the illustrious, 116
love of smoking, 677 Argunentum ad hominem, 031
Artemisia, the blue stocking, 263
Ascension day, 633
AU Saints' day,& day of all Saints, 47 Assault, extraordinary case of, 005
Assembly at New York, honorous
Ash-stripping, felony of, 22
Assistance, unlooked for, 135
Assize town described, 677
Astrology defined, 567
Amende honourable, specimens of, Astronomer, appointment of, to view
an eclipse, 4914
Asyhim for lunatics, 235
new world, 186
Athanasian creed, merits of, 347
Attainments, superfluous and
Avonmore, lord, and Curran, 573
Ancestry, príde and folly of, 109, 183, Auctioneering magistrate, 415
Auctioneers, eloquence of, 134
Ancestors, grammatical, 124 Augustan liberality, 300
Answor, an idiot'x, 115
Author and critic, 300
calamities of, 418
of being hanged, 412
mortifications of, 111
Author, terrors of a young one, 2 Barry the painter and the duke ui, Bulards, a scene from a
Bassompiere, marshal, and spy, 395 Biped thief detected,
tale, or fashionable duel, 312 Birch, stanzas on, 46
of love, 264
Bishop and his coachman, Ses
and peas.at, 105
's blessing, tTLe varie di
credit, state af, 52
application of, 631
Neville's feast, 682
Biter bit, 53-56
-'s head, dissection of, 115 Biting and kissing hands, so
Black eyes of love & rengeance,
Beauty, amatory address to, 614 Blacket, widow, of Oxford, is
balance of, 65
Black footman, retort of, 193
discovery of, 71
Blacksmith, the bypling, 37
Blaize, Mrs. Mary, elegy o2, 3*
universal adoration of, 532 Bleeding, effects of, 111
Blessed spot, epigram on, 6
maid, the, 179
Blessings of man enumerate
disposed of, 420
Bedford, old duchess of, and George Blood, merit of, 422
Blue-bottle Ly, fable of, 38
derils, original of, 421
Beer-working on the sabbath, 167 stocking, or learned ly.
prices of, 894
-stocking, rices ot, *2
of translators, $30
Blunderton's (Dr.) early mount
Bell-ringing, predilection for, 465 Chiswick, 214
Boar's head taveni, the, ss,
Bodily infirmities, 79
s of marriage, in twelve argu- Bolingbroke, Mullet, & Joboses,
Booksellers, grace of, 330
Ben Jonson, a bricklayer, 203 Bore, character and deinition
and his vintner, 112 Borrowed countenance, 397
and Devü's tavern, 521 Bosor of lore, 200
grace before Ling Botheration, 168
Bottle conjuring, wonders of, 137
pleasures of the, 175
-, flying, 36
Bottom to cho last, 178
and Scarlett, characters of, 017 Boulter, the highwayman, in
of a bad job, 385, 084
Bowels of an attorney gebel 14
of compassion, 167
Bosing, noile, 299
Boyd, Hugh, and dying botties,
Bruins, art of living without,
Brausley the comedian's acting by
Bread and incat, 64
Chancery grants, 64
Sketch of the devil, 687
suit, lasting wear of, 208
Changed lais, the, 355
Byron, lord, on the letter H, 338 Changing the subject, 293
Character of a coachman, 05
degenerate noble, 371
scholar, vakaries of, 224
hutling courtier, 372
jealous man, 384
an obstipate man, 371
a philosopher, 384
play writer, 370
popish priest, 380
proud man, 376
degree qualification, 273
state convert, 375
Character, criterion of, 50
Charity and gallantry, 291
Carpenter, country, equivoque of, 33 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
Charteris, colonel, 39
bis fafe agree-
Cause and effect, discovery of 489 Chastisement, periodical and expe-
Chastity, a marriage portion, 626
of wives, 444
Chateauneuf and Louis XIII., 48
Cheerfulness, invocation to, 542
Cheese, choice of a wife by, 123 **
the old, 70
C).eltenham, omuisements of, 528
atbictions of, 81
Cherry, Andrew', the comedian, 38