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Chap. II. How Bull and Frog grew jealous, that the Lord Strutt

intended to give all his custom to his grandfather Lewis



6 Chap. III. A copy of Bull and Frog's letter to Lord Strutt 131

Chap. IV. How Bull and Frog went to law with Lord Strutt a-

bout the premisses, and were joined by the rest of the trades-


Chap. V. The true characters of John Bull, Nic. Frog, and



Chap. VI. Of the various success of the law-suit


Chap. VII. How John Bull was fo mightily pleased with his suc-

cess, that he was going to leave off his trade, and turn law-



Chap. VIII. How John discovered, that Hocus had an intrigue

with his wife; and what followed thereupon


Chap. IX. How some quacks undertook to cure Mrs Bull of her



Chap. X. Of John Bull's second wife, and the good advice that

she gave him


Chap. XI. How John looked over his attorney's bill


Chap. XII. How John grew angry, and resolved to accept a

composition; and what methods were practised by the lawyers

for keeping him from it


Chap. XIII, Mrs Bull's vindication of the indispensable duty

of cuckoldom, incumbent upon wives in case of the tyranny,

infidelity, or insufficiency of husbands : being a full answer

to the Doctor's sermon against adultery



Chap. XIV. The two great parties of wives, the Devoto's and

the Hitts


Chap. XV. An account of the conference between Mrs Bull and

Don Diego

Chap. XVI. How the guardians of the deceased Mrs Bull's

three daughters came to John, and what advice they gave him ;

wherein are briefly treated the characters of the three daugh-

ters; also John Bull's answer to the three guardians


Chap. XVII. Esquire South's mesfage and letter to Mrs Bull

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Chap. I. The character of John Bull's mother


Chap. II. The character of John Bull's fifter Peg, with the

quarrels that happened between Master and Miss in their



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Chap. III. Jack’s charms, or the method by which he gained

Peg's heart


Chap. IV. How the relations reconciled John and his fifter Peg,

and what return Peg made to John's message

Chap. V. Of some quarrels that happened after Peg was taken

into the family


Chap. VI. The conversation between John Bull and his wife 227

Chap. VI. Of the hard shifts Mrs Bull was put to, to preserve

the manor of Bullock's hatch; with Sir Roger's method to

keep off importunate duns


Chap. VIII. A continuation of the conversation betwixt John

Bull and his wife


Chap. IX. A copy of Nic. Frog's letter to John Bull


Chap. X. Of some extraordinary things that passed at the Salu-

tation tavern, in the conference between Bull, Frog, Esquire

South, and Lewis Baboon


Chap. XI. The apprehending, examination, and imprisonment

of Jack for fufpicion of poisoning


Chap. XII. How Jack's friends came to visit him in prison, and

what advice they gave


Chap. XIII. How Jack hanged himself up by the persuasion of

his friends, who broke their words, and left his neck in the



Chap. XIV. The conference between Don Diego and John Bull 256

Chap. XV. The sequel of the meeting at the Salutation

Chap. XVI. How John Bull and Nic. Frog settled their accounts 261

Chap. XVII. How John Bull found all his family in an uproar

at home

Chap. XVIII. How Lewis Baboon came to visit John Bull,

and what passed between them


Coap. XIX. Nic. Frog's letter to John Bull'; wherein he endea-

vours to vindicate all his conduct, with relation to John Bull

and the law-fuit


Chap. XX. The discourse that passed between Nic Frog and

Esquire South, which John Biell overheard


Chap. XXI. The rest of Nic.'s fetches to keep John out of



Chap. XXII. Of the great joy that John expressed when he got

poffeffion of Ecclesdown:



MEMOIRS of the extraordinary Life,

Works, and Discoveries of MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS.


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N the reign of Queen ANNE, (wlich, notwithstand

ing those happy times which succeeded, every English: man may remember), thou may'it poflibly, gentle reader, have seen a venerable person who frequented the outside of the palace of St. James's, and who, by the gravity of his deportment and habit, was generally taken for a decayed gentleman of Spain. His ftature was tall, his vj. Tige long, bis complexion olive, his brows were black, and even his eyes hollow, yet piercing, his nose inclined to aquiline, his heard neglected and mixed with grey. All this contributed to spread a solemn melancholy over his countenance. Pythagoras was not more filent, Pyrrho more motionlefs, nor Zeno more austere. His wig was as black and smooth as the plumes of a raven, and hung as strait as the hair of a river-god rising from the water. His cloak so completely covered his whole perfon, that whether or no he had any other cloaths (much less any linen) under it, I shall not say; but his sword appeared a full

yard beliind him, and his manner of wearing it was fo stiff, that it seemed grown to his thigh. His whole figure was so utterly unlike any thing of this world, that it was not natural for any man to ask him a question without blefling himself first. Those who never saw a Jefuite, iook him for one, and others believed him fome High. Priest of the Jews.

But under this macerated form was concealed a mind replete with science, burning with a zeal of benefiting liis fellow-creature, and filled with an honest conscious pride, mixed with a scorn of doing or suffering the least thing beneath the dignity of a philofopher. Accordingly, he lad a foul that would not let him accept of

any offers of Vol. V.



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