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thing whatsoever and wheresoever, local or ge* neral, from the commencemeut of my travels, breaking ground from England, iuntil my fase arrival, living or dead, to my native and wetfcl beloved country; and according to these presents we, Host and Luther cio in;erchangeably and with mutual and good sellowship of our and each of our free, coidial, and voluntary H»ill, in this present year 785. So be' itpttp the like of that. Now do your will, whtrn'trtx* Host has agreed. '. *.f'( 01

Midwife. 1 know not your family connectioni but, to all appearance, the poor man nwdsqit hard to scuffle through lise, with two naked hands, a wise, and six children. 1 will only put this simple question. Is it conscientious; th«£ a poor man that can scarce keep soul and body. together, should bear the heavy charges ofra travelling Lord, and a Bishop sorsooth? Aye, marry, so we will, and a thankty, ha, ha,.hai

Host. My account against is here stated, wish, my receipt in sull, provided you receive the clyster, and when delivered, quit my house; either accept or reject. '. . .c ;\\

Luther. And pay my passage and expencesto England,' . '' Ti^nio.

?' ^Midwife. I shall split my old sides, laughing at the miserly poverty of the old Bishop, who should fix his thoughts on his grave} and noean other mens pockets.' Ffer lhame; ;fie uponofh, ha, ha, ha. .vi3..'; J.yrr. r, :hj (bned

Luther. But then, and suppose,*an*ttheA]ike of that, aa the sayings is> do you rhonge^ awd .gcuiRom a•sbuiw nouslnu as MS, 1 was going to fay, Nincompoop, omny-^ hammer, fiddle-dee, dee*; ,',

Host. Let it be so; I will bear you harmlfljs^ JEngland, provided you fail in the next packe^.

Midwife. My patience is worn out at so muchr Wisery under a Bishop's garb. I pity the wretch, :that is under your roof, or subject to your mean* low, niggardly, covetous, and sordid will; how'<Ver, I will act the christian part, turn up topsey-turvy, bottom up; you are big enough to run away with the gaces of the city, as Sampson. Old Hoge is not so unwieldy but he can, upon an emergency, rest upon all-sours. Bring hither, Mr. Host, the bag-pipe and bowl, andj \( you please, to lend a hand; bring the receiver near. I suppose a large eruption, according to appearances, will burst forth i.givf: me that saseguard, for sear a mis-hap, as I put .on my best bib and tucker, and Sunday gown to appear in the presence of his lordship. R«r moveJhirt, that master may display the most tremendous face; the delivery is sorward, quicks .put the cloth close under its chin.

Host. Bod-dy-kins, one foot of the.raven, or Muscovy drake, is out a happy omen, harbinger of a plentisul and rich harvest. ^•.Midwife. Your surmise is erroneous; the atiatter, whatever it may be, is a fixture, represseating five shanks or singers, (I suppose the mother longed for some favourite or sweethearts hand) that is most likely. . s c ^

3>!iI£sK/£<&.n;Thtyqare plesant to the seel. I, often L^nd^^iio^ hour, ih play with th,«i?b it causes sa titilation which is pleasing.

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Mdwtfe. New stand to your tackle, o\$: Harry, have-at-you; I will drive it home, chock and block, and belay; I warrant you a quartos excellent sauce; your business isj anT swertd, 1 will be bound, neck or nothing; Old Nick hates cripples, theresore you see what an old woman can do.

Host. Here it comes, thick and threefold, nothing but brains. 1 understood the brains belonged to the head; but I find the reverse os the new philosophers of our enlightened age and northern hemisphere are in their sundament. This accounts sor the new philosophy of this. our enlightened age 2nd northern hemispheres Indeed, g u^laiA

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Mad dogs they are, puppies of the age, .;, i,ltj Blaspheme their God, gnajh and pine ivi{hrage.. Vagabonds, pefts, men of no repute,j 3j,J nslj.i . In vice forward, but in virtue mute, y LuqJ,

Midwife. Here are brains enough to enlighte^' an army of philosophers, is they sed as; hearty as. that old rascal Voltaire. See here,. Host* vtfiat a phenomenon, and the most wonderful fightj a crab for all the world j the/e-is.; J^S? legs complete, with the mouth champing the centre, frothing and vomitting gutiJia:

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thinks they will have a large booty, butexplaln. to them host that I am no bishop, neither have I any money, and that you are, out of charity; -obliged to desray my charges;; this being the; riaked truth perhaps may satisfy them, when we ihall be delivered from our exceeding great Cerates and fright.

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Club. Our lord bishop of Canterbury, metropolitan, cardinal, priest and primate-jusf Great Britain, and all and every pa«, parcel, thing or things, whatsoever, or wheresoever, locally and generally, with appendages thereunto belonging or appertaining, we your eminence-s most loyal members and subjects, do with heart-selt joy and due desserence, vouchsase ourselves the liberty of approaching your throne* praising your heroic and great seats of-chivalryj raising yourself to the pinnacle or summit of the new philosophy, of this our enlightened agt and northern hemisphere; praying your eminence will look with a propitious eye on your faithsul herd, and place your eminence iifkt «ne common father at our head, to give rulei and be our great link to unite and make one herd of your two flocks, our heretofore, and now present societies, that we may become one herd, and one stye of fatted pigs, and you our common father, the old Sire in the midst of us. We-- farther pray your emineneey to do: *toay and set free the remaining fragments'Wiiioft hang' round about, the hearjs of 'your moreManv

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