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Exper. As a pilgrim, or clergyman, Sir, I cannot say I have. For, no man ought to delere the King's highway to * please himself, and much less mould a clergyman.

Cler. I tell you, landlord, the times are altered. This is an age of improvements. You must not think to palm the puritanical opinions and practice of the last century, upon the enlightened and free-thinking spirits of the present pra. : :?..

Exper. I am too fensible that the times are altered, but it is for the worte. Arts and sciences' may be improving; but I fear, that religion is losing the ground, which it had lately gained among us.

Cler. Your very rare and sign would drive half my brethren from Four house ; but I love novelties, so chose to have a little contabulation with you. : . : : : : " . Exper. Had you not loved novelties, you would have kept in the good old way. My name and figh, Sir, are'venerable anong true pil. grims, and to such only I endeavour to recommend myself. :

Cler. I suppose, by your name, that you have much to say of in. ward motions, impulfes, and revelations. You, and your brethren, who go through the vallies your own way; dream of goblins, demons, and voices, which I consider as only the workings of your over-heared imaginations. Come, hoft, let mé' have a pipe, and a bottle of your best. 1:like to talk with you, because you are cool: though by your own account, 1. shall eat and drink for nothing. · Exper. Sir, you shall have any thing my house will afford; for, if I lose money by yöll, here are four true pilgrims, arrived this day, who will amply repay me any loss I may fuftain by you. "

Cler. O ho! have I happened upon a knot of you. Well, I hope you will not look on me as a reprobate; for I declare, that I have no ill will to any of you. I think, Mr. Experience, you was born in our city? ;

Exper. Yes, Sir, I am the son of John Ortholos, a native of that city, , :

Cler. Yes, yes, he has been dead some time, and his family is gone to decay.

Exper. That is too true, They were once the principa! people in the city, . ..

i Cler. They were so. But, I imagine, that the corporation will be better managed by the Arminia; which is a learned, riling, and Rourishing family..

Exper. Are not you, Sir, of that house?

Gler. I have that honour,, Sir; and my friends and relations fill the priiícipal offices of the city. *: Exper. There never was a good harmony between our families. However, I do not see why we should quarrel about things which uin King only can reconcile. ..! .. · Čler. How do you mean, landlord?

Exper. Why, Sir, it is my opinion, that no man will unite cordially, with our family, until Jebovah inclines his heart thereunto. Cler. That, Sir, is saying great things in your own favour..

* Rom. xv. 1.
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Exter. It is speaking according to the scriptures *. ,

Cler. I think not; and how are we to determine in such cases? In short, host, there is so much to be said, pro and con, on these things, that I think it best not to be positive or dogmatical in any matter.

Exper, If I understand your meaning, it is this. " There are some differences among religious people: Therefore it is best to be indifferent about religion." But you would not so act in worldly mata ters. You are probably a man of real property ; suppose the title to your eltaie were disputable, would you be easy and indifferent about

it?

Cler. That is a case in which we can obtain a clear decition.

Expor. Not more fo than in the affair of religion. The difference lies not in the obscurity and uncertainty of religion; but in our indir position to set about seeking it. Present things strike our carnal minds; but future things, of a religious nature, make little impreffion on thein. ..Cler. Really, hoft, ,that is a home thrust; I fiod it too true. But you must acknowledge, that so many various opinions do hurt the cause of religion.

Expır. They are no other than might have been expected from the vast importance of the subject, and the just right which every man hath, in such matters, to think for himself. There cannot be a more serious inquiry, nor are our intellects ever more properly employed, than in the business of religion."

The preservation of the allegory fometimes leads the writer into too low a species of Alippancy ane pun, to accord well with the shrewdness and propriety of his sentiments; as may. be seen in the following passages.

“ Just as Mr. Standfið had finished his story, they heard a great noise in the street ; and looking out to see what it could be, they saw it was occasioned by a large body of men, drefied in black. In the midst of them were four men in party-coloured clothes, bearing on their shoulders a chair, in which sat a man dressed like a clergyman of the City of Establishment. Around this person, the men in black, and a number of the citizens, kept huzzaing in a very loud and extravagant manner. When this black and tumultuous rabble caine betore the Pilgrim Inn, they became ftill more frantic; and, as they pafled

they all roared out, as with one voice, “ Right reaton and liberry for 4 ever. Away with the enthusiasts!”

Cler. W'hat can all this mean? for I perceive that matt of these men; as well as the person in the chair, are clergy men of the City of Eflablishment.

Standf. They are, Sir, of that honourable order. The name of him in the chair is Lindley Woolfigd. The four men who bear him are called Monthly and Critical Reviewvers. They are the common Criers of this City of Vanity and Falsebood; and are hirid thus to carry about the streets, this linguiar ecclefiaftic. You, doubtless, have heard of him: he feems to be honest, but is very weak, and extremely ignorani of what is his duty as a clergyman. He has lately given up his benefice

* Matth. xi. 25.

in the City of Eftabiliment, because he judged the constitution of the city fo corrupt, that he could not in confeience any fonger conform thereunto, He has taken a large house in this city, near the Turkos Head Taveru, in High Street, kept by Mr. Apoftale. Uno this tavern, all these disaffected ions' of Levi are now convened, to draw up a peti tion for certain alterations, which, in their wonderful wildom, they think'necessary to be made, in' the lau's and forrifications of the City of Etablishnient. On Mr. Lindfoaj Woolf:y's leaving his benefice, and rea' tiring hither, his party were mad with joy, and illuminated their äpaitients for three days: what extravagant expressions of triumply they will maniteit, if any others of their party shew themselves fo' fat þonest, I cannot fay; but, at prefent,' they appear as foolishly fond of

bis their idol, as were the stupid Es options when they had found their horned Gol, Aris. 'Cler. I heard there was some fcheme in agitation, before I set out in this journey, and was to have been consulted in it.

Standf. Nothing, Sir, can be more wild than is their plan. The fum of it is, a request, " That those of the City of Establishment will, în complaisance to them, pull down their antient and venerable walls ånd gates, and entirely alter the laws and plan of their institution, as a Body corporate.” One vain reafon urged by them, in support of their fidiculous réquest, is, " That they will believe nothing allerted by Fehovah or men, unless they are able to comprehend it. Another reason is, 6 That it is unlawful and, unreasonable for any city in Christendom to have walls and gates.” Thefe gentlemen are, in genefal, very fond of Arian and Socinian Iniages, but inveterate enemies to pilgrims; therefore it was that they made the outcry against enthujalm, as they paricd my house In short, I consider them all as united in the interest of the neighbouring Grant Infidelity'. '.

Cler, I am ashamed for them, and thall think it no disgrace to be defpiled and flandered by such a set of men. : Rel: This tumultuous cavalcade reminds me of what we faw, as we came through this city. It:was a great concourke of persons, chiefly of the genteel sort, round a very elegant moyurebarik itage, in a grand {quare. On the flage was a périon of noble mien, with a stat on nis breast; and with him a youh, whom he was addiciling with great volubility of speech, ..

Siandt. The person you meant, is a gnack of the firit magnitudes He is of the noble family or Stand-120; but; vcry lately, has deicendied to figure in the character you faw, by the name of Dr. Flippant His business on the Itage is, to recoinnend and dispose of his medical, catholicon; to initruct lis natural fon, the youih you faw with him, and to vend copies of such instructions. Sometimes, the hoary peda. gogue will ape the silly tricks of a Buffoon. His catholicon-is a nofs truin, by which he promilės to deliver any paticist from the iškromé, and embartaffing diforders of fincerity and a refidet. conicientce? fo that

the religion of his patient hall fit for per teally easy on thith, thát neid - ther the person himself, nor those about him, will be at all affected

thereby. His instructions to his son principally consist in, hewing the neatest method of paring his nails; the gentecleit manner of using his knife, fork, and handkerchief, and dispoling of his hands and

feets feet; with the most polite way of being vicious; and so managing every muscle and feature of his aspect, that no one shall discover the corrupt disposition of his mind. In short, the whole theory and prac. tice of this illustrious empiric contain a general afleinblage, and artful distillation, from all the gaudy flowers of wit, politeness, frolic, gaity, folly, insincerity and distipation, which are produced in this great City of Vanity. The singularity of this phænomenon, like a powerful vor. tex, attracts unto it, all the light and gay people from every quarters who laugh at the doctor's tricks, and purchase his nostrums, and you lumes of documents, with great avidity, without any apprehension of their most pernicious effects.

Cler. The report of Dr. Flippant had reached the City of Establish ment, before I left it; and some of my brethren condeinned him, as an enemy to morality; while others extravagantly applauded his practices One of them has even set up the doctor's. image on a Trustle, for the use of boarding schools. I now pity those weak and vain people, who do not perceive the futility and immorality of his intructions.".. . This diftinguifhing of the Rev. Mr. Lindsey by the name of Lindley Woolsey, the late Lord Chesterfield by that of Stand-up (Stanhope), and his image being set on a Trujle [Dr. Trustler's Abstract] for the use of boarding schools, is, we say, too ludicrous and mean a species of wit to fort well with the rest of so serious and religious a performance. .. . i

The Torpedo, a Poem to the Ele&trical Ecl. Addressed to Mri

John Hunter, Surgeon; and dedicated to the Right Honourable Lord Chelmondeley. 4to. Is. 60.

Sold, it is said, by all the booksellers in London and Westminster. This we do not believe, and yet there are few book sellers who will not fell any thing, they can profit by. Some, however, there are who, we believe, would not, publickly all least, vend such indecent trumpery as the present pamphlet. On this occasion we cannot forbear repeating our concern at seeing poetical ingenuity so often prostituted to the purposes of obscenity. It is strange that inen of wit and genius cannot be content with gratifying their own passions, during the hey-day of their blood, but they muft stoop also to be panders to others.

It is just as if a youth, whom Cato might not censure for occasionally visiting a brothel, should therefore take up his re. fidence in it in the quality of a pimp.

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As we understand the author of this pamphlet is actually employed in putting his scheme into execution, we shall not criticise on his plan till we see the result of the experiment, That he may find the way to grow rich, we make no fcruple; but whether he will, by the faine mcans, become respectable, we have as many scruples as will amount to doubts of great weight.

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Squire Randal's Excursion round London: or, a Week's Frolic, in

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An authentic Narrative of Facts relating to the Exchange of Pri

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An antidote to the political poison diffused by order of the Congress, in the account published in America, of the cruel treatment, the rebel prisoners taken at The Cedars met with from his Majesty's troops. It is a pity such unfair means are made use of too irritate the militating parties, who are employed on a brice sufficiently disagreeable and unnaturale without aggravating it by such artificial provocatives.

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