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H U D I B R A S,

IN THREE PARTS,

Written in the Time of

THE LATE WARS:

Corrected and Amended.

WITH

LARGE ANNOTATIONS,

AND A PREFACE,

BY

ZACHARY GREY, LL. D.

Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
Printed by J. BETTENHAM, for W. Innys, A. Ward,

Meff. J. and P: Knapton, D. Browne, S. Birt, T. Long-
man, T.Woodward, C. Hitch, J. Oswald, 7. Shuckburgh,
J. Hodges, E. Wicksteed, Meff. Ward and Chandier,
G. Hawkins, Meff. J. and R. Tonjon, M. Cooper,
R. Wellington, and C. Bathurst.

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H U DI BRAS

The ARGUMENT of,
THE THIRD CANTO.

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The Knight, with various Doubts pofleft,
To win the Lady goes in Quest
Of Sidrophel, the Rosy-Crucian,
To know the Dest' nies Resolution ;
With whom b'ing met, they both chop Logick,
About the Science Astrologick;
Till falling from Dispute to Fight,
The Conj'rer's worsted by the Knight.

C Α Ν Τ Ο ΙΙΙ. .
OUBTLESS the Pleasure is as great

being cheated, as to cheat : This whole Canto is design'd to expose Astrologers, FortuneTellers, and Conjurers. In Banter of whom, Dr. James Young, (in his Tract, intitled, Sidrophel Vapulans, &c. 1699. P. 35.) informs us, “ That in 'the Pontificate of some such holy Father as

Gregory, the Seventh, a Lover of the Black Art; one of the " Tribe craved of his Holiness, a Protector, or Patron-Saint for

Aftrologers, like as other Arts had : The good Pontiff willing

to oblige a Faculty he lov'd well; gave him the Choice of all “ in Saint Peter's. The humble Servant of Urania, depending

upon the Direction of good Stars, to a good Angel, went to “ the choice Hoodwinkt, and groping among the Images, the « first he laid Hand on was that of the Devil in Combat: with s« Saint Michael; had he chosen with his Eyes open, he could

not have met with a better Protector for so Diabolical an Art.'

'Twas a Custom in Alexandria formerly, for Astrologers to pay a certain Tribute, which they callid Fool's-Pence, because it was taken from the Gains which Astrologers made by their own ingenious Folly, and credulous Dotage of their Adinirers. (Turkish Spy, vol. 8.' book 4. chap. 10.] See Judicial Aftrology, expofed by Cervantes, Don Quixote, Vol. 3. chap. 25. VOL. II.

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