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saucy Antelope, but your whole race, in proportion to each one's dexterity.

Host. That's well entered in the journals. I have, this being now the great fjist of your common-prayer book, provided that lenten dish that has drawn so much grace from you; it is an Olio of all the: different entrails of many kinds of fistl I could pick up, the extreme exhalation is chiefly from the staleness, some be'rng of a sortnight, I won't promise, is not a month; so that you will perceive little difficulty in chusing, and, according to your repeated

indirections, to disguise the offensive fomes, put much garlic, shallots, onions, pepper, thime, and other herbs, a sausage, and four pickled herrings; it is well cemented with ten brown biscuits powdered they have been fimmering together sourteen hours'.

Luther. What it is composed of I know not, hut the'nosegay is mandrakes. O lovely nymph, what rilust or can your rapturous soul be inflamed with, but the balmy delights of the celestial odour. O that honey-drop lip, distilling the balmy dew of elyfium, warbling the .delights of the gods in soft enchanting verse. O lyre, thrice blessed, sor the sweet embraces, the lilies. O divine touch that inspires, enchartts, and lulls the divinicies with languishings of love ahd soft delight, 1 dread dissolution, or instantly, great Cato like, would fly by this in

'strument (in a rage takes up the knife) instantly •and claim my dove; but other loves preponderate and'keep me from the darling and setter of my soul,

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Host, Reverend sir, why so anjgry? I hope you are well; your mind seems greatly agitated \ pray, compose yourself, your dinner waits.

Luther. Love is stronger than death and sweeter than the honey-comb. My first sermon, on my return, shall be to expatiate largely on the power and sorce of love. In the mean time, I will give grace. O Lord, your goodness is beyond controul, susser thus much, now the joy of my soul, delicioufly delightsul, reversed, delightsully delicious : this is living, O ye gods, I do not envy you, you lamb of the flock, you drowned your Lord and inebriate your shepherd. O God of my heart and delight of my soul, how brimsul, to the throat of my stomach, O • . suffocation, choaking, and stifling of my full man, what has heaven to rival the overflowings of these insinite and incomparable blessings, and never to be too much enjoyed sweetnesses, overflowing and sovereign inebriations, which' ocean of never.ending pleasures my longing gust cannot be satiated, nor my will cry, it is enough. Give me a mug of brown nappy, X find it vastly reviving, and adds fresh vigour to proceed, as I should die to leave the least atom either in dish or plate; slip and see is the pan be empty that there be no waste, and the same time kill two birds with one stone, order in' the dish of chops in which shall seal the first part.

Host. The pan is cleared, but has flipped your memory: Chops, reverend sir, are sorbid.

Littber. I give no scandal, I hope,, to the, Hollanders or Genevans, I give none to my''

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own flock; for every man's conscience criei our, enjoying is the delight of the heart, and all works of lupererrogation in religion are erroneous, damnable, and soperstitious, according to my c reed and your's, is you are a protestant; so, by the faith I hold, I must eat the chop to remove scandal.

Heft. Endeavour as you will, your church appears to all others as bastard papists.

Luther. This chop is as tender, so that I seek it as a lamb does its dam: now some drink, and then the maccaronie. This last is, with-> out compare, your master-piece, The tart is excellent; but the jorum crowns the banquet. We will return thanks. We give thee thanks, Lord of all good gists, for these and all blessings we have so plentisully seasted on. So be it.

Host. I cannot make out what your new philosophy consists in; one minute you acknowledge a God, another you deny him. What I have learnt is, they are a remnant of the Jewish synagogue turned Sadducees, which were chiesly concerned in the death of Christ: they allow but one nature, which is matter.

Luther. This particularly has been sound proper in our enlightened age, and more sorce- , able among us of high condition, in order to appease and allay the petulent humours that seems to encrease and sollow with wisdom to the.braki ; where she, in conjunction with her matej settle the system of suture operations ; and theii, like acentina!, guards the avenues and conductors of the reins and senses ; are ready for ac-* \ tio^..with keen edge and no remorse; for the

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after clap or sting, equals, or rather over ballances the pleasing sensations even in this life; the pleasure momentary, remorse long and tedious; so that according to the golden rule, which is never to regret or disturb One-s self for what is past, or what is not arrived j but grasp, gripe, and scramble • for what is substantial, which is what can be selt, that is the present j this is substantial philosophy, and which cannot be enjoyed with impunity, without first secluding the spiritual part that beats at the door of the heart, by which spiritual philosophy you are at all times, if the body is in good plight, ready, alert, brisk, lively, nimble, and upon the watch as a cat to spring on your prey, of what kind is not material, the senses are your guide where ever the inclination points, obedience is at command; our cloth it was thought adviscable should take the fair sex under our immediate tuition j they have made a surprizing progress; our bright day has displayed its rays on their quick conceptions with great ressulgence, so that they rival their fond mates, and give grace with gratification to our enamoured we enjoy, whilst they make large strides in the new philosophy, whose theme is pleasure and gratification, our true devotion: this string tickles the cockles of my heart; souls we have none, like phantoms they disappear besore the brightness of our wisdom. O! thrice happy enlightened age.

Host. I am told they copy Sodom and Gomorrah in seasting on unnatural lust; that you have brothels or stews for fodomy or male gallantry j lantry; these sparks of the higher rank term this slice of their new philosophy, refinement on the passion, and quintessence of the touch. It not a new philosophy. I will though an illiterate Swiss, hold up to the world your diabolical philosophy to scorn, and that it has ever been exploded even from the time of our father Abraham. In the the 19th chapter of Genesis you will find perhaps your original. "There came two angels to Sodom at even, and Lot fat in the gate of Sodom, and seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face towards the ground, and said, my lords turn in 1 prey you, into your servants house, and lodge to-night j and he pressed on them greatly, and they went in with him. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sbdom, encompassed the house, both old and young, all the people from every quarter j and they called unto Lot, and said, where are the men which came to thee this night, bring them out to us that we may know them; (a common phrase in scripture to lie with another) and Lot said, I pray you brethren, do not so wickedly; I have two daughters which have not known man ; let me I pray you bring them out unto you, and do you to them as is good in your, eyes; only to these men do nothing; for theresore came they under the shaddow of my roof. But they said, stand back, and they said again, this one sellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge; now will we deal worse with thee than with them; and they pressed sore upon Lot, and came near K 3 - to

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