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and now remains a lively instance of emptiness and vivacity.
Poor Daniel Button for the same offence deprived of his wits.
One Samuel an Irishman, for his forward attempt to pun, was ftunted in his stature, and hath been visited all his life after with bulls and blunders.
George Simmons, shoemaker at Turnstile in Holborn, was so given to this custom, and did it with fo much suca cess, that his neighbours gave out he was a wit. Which report coming among his creditors, no body would trust him; so that he is now a bankrupt, and his family in a miserable condition,
Divers eminent clergymen of the university of Cambridge, for having propagated this vice, became great drunkards and Tories.
From which calamities, the Lord in his mercy deferd us all, &c. &c.
A A wonderful PROPHECY taken from the
mouth of the spirit of a person, who was barbaroully flain by the MOHOCKS :
Proving also, that the said Mohocks and Hawcul
bites are the Gog and Magog mentioned in the Revelations; and therefore that this vain and transitory world will mörtiy be brouglit to its final diffolution.
Breathed forth in the year 1712,
l'oe! Woe! Woe!
7OE to London ! Woe to Weftinin:ster ! Woe to
Southwark ! and woe to the inhabitants thereof! I am loath to say, Woe to the old and new churches, those that are built, and those that are not built!
But woe to the gates, the streets, and the houses ! Woe to the men, the women, and the children! for the MoHocks and HAWCUBITES are already come; the time draweth pear, and the end approacheili!
Not to mention the near releinblance betwixt the names of Mohock and Gog, HAWCUBITE and MAGOG (though I think there is a great deal even in that), I shall go on to proceed in my more lolid arguments, proving to you not only the things that are, but also the things that are not.
The things that are, are the MoUCcks and HAW. CUBITES; the things that are not, are Gog and MAcoc; and yet both the things that are, and the things that are not, are one and the fame thing.
How this matter is, or wben it is to be fulfilled, nei. ther you nor I know, but I only.
For when the MoHOCKS and HAWCOBITES came,
Sitan came also among them; and where Satan is, there are Gog and MAGOG also.
They have the mark of the beast in their foreheads, apd the beaft bimself is in their hearts, their teeth are Sharp like the teeth of lions, their tails are fiery like the tails of scorpions, and their hair is as the hair of women.
Here the spirit paused a while - and thus again proceeded.
Now listen to what is to come,
Those that are in shall abide in, and those that are out Shall abide out.-- Yet those that are in shall be as those that are out, and those that are out shall be as those that
Be not dejected
but believe and tremble.
The lions of this world are dead, and the princes of this world are dead also, add the next world draweth nigh.
That antient Whig, the Antichrilt of St John, fhall ? lead the van like a young dragon, but he ihall be cut piece-meal, and dispossessed.
The dragon upon Bow.church, and the grasshopper upon the Royal-exchange, thall meet together upon Stocks market, and shake hands like brethren.
Shake therefore your beads, O ye people! my time is short, and yours is not long; lengthen therefore your repentance, and thorten your iniquities.
Lo! the.comet appeareth in the south! yea, it apo merreth exceedingly. Ah poor deluded Christians ! Ah blind brethren! think not that this baleful dog-star only Maketh his tail at you in waggery ; no, it shaketh it as a rod. It is not a sporting tail, but a fiery tail, even as the tail of a harlot; yea, such a tail as may reach, and be told, to all pofterity.
I am the porter that was barbarously flain in Fleet. street : by the Mohocks and HƏWCUBITES was I Najn, when they laid violently hands upon me.
They put their hook into my mouth, they divided my nostrils alunder, they fent me, as they thought, to my
long home ; but now I am returned again to foretell their destructior.
The time is at hånd, when the free-thinkers of Great.' Britain shall be converted to Judaism : and the Sultan fhall receive the fortfkids of Toland: anil Collins * in a box of gold.
Yet two days, a day, and half a day, yea, upon the: twelfth hour of the fourth day, those emblems of Goo: and MAGOG, at the Guild-ball, mall fall toʻthe ground, . and be broken asunder. With them thali perish the Mo. HOCKS and HAWCUBITES, and the whole world fall perish with theni.
Here the Spirit disappeared, and immediately there : upon held his peace.
* Authors of feveral books in favour of infidelity. Hawk.''
From Tuesday, August the 12th, to Thurs
d'ay, August the 14th..
From the hen roost, Angus the 4th. TW
WO days ago we were put in a dreadful conster.
nation by the advance of a kie, which threatened every minute to fall upon us; he made several motiens as if he designed to attick our left wingi which covered our infantry. We were alarnied at his approach, and upon a feueral muller of all our forces, the kitchen-maid cair.e to our reiiit; but we were loan convii.ced, that ihe hid betra ed us, and was in the interest of the kite afore. laid ; for (he twisted off two of our companions necks,, and stript tiem naked : five of us were allo clapped in a chofe prijoni, in order to be sold for Naves the next. market day.
P. S. Tleblick ben was last night safely delivered of feveo young
From the garden, Augufi the 3d. The bears bave done much mischief of late in thele: parts, to luch a degree, that not a turnip or carrot can Jie safe in their buds. Yesterday several of them were taken, and fentenced to have a wooden engine put about their necks, to have their voles bored, and rings thursta through them, as a mark of infamy for fuch practices.
From the great poud, Auguf! the Ift. Yesterday a large fail of ducks passed by here, after a : small relistance from two little boys, who fiung stones at thern ; they landed near the barn-door, where they fo.. raged with very good success : while they were upon this enterprize, an old turkey-cock attacked a maid in a red: