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pfalmift, “Not unto us, Lord, not unta Be obedient to good admonitions : us, but unto thy name give the glory. avoid all procrastination : accustom

The second Septinary. thyself to constancy and gravity both in thy words and deeds. Resist the temptations of the tempter, by the Even as the scripture testifies, that word of God. Flee from earthly God appointed names to things or perthings; seek after heavenly things. fons, and also with them hath distributPut no confidence in thy own wisdom ; ed certain powers and offices out of but look unto God in all things, ac- his treasures : so the characters and cording to that sentence of the scrip- names of stars have not any power by

" When we know not what we reason of their figure or pronunciation, fhall do, unto thee, O God, do we but by reason of the virtue or office lift up our eyes, and from thee we which God hath ordained by nature expect our help.” For when all hu- either to such a name or character. For man refuges do forsake us, there will there is no power either in heaven or the help of God shine forth, according on earth, or hell, which doth not deto the saying of Philo.

scend from God; and without his

permission, they can neither give or draw

forth into any action, any thing they “ Thou shalt love the Lord thy

have. God with all thy heart, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbour as thyself :" and the Lord will keep thee That is the chiefest wi dom, which as the apple of his eye, and will deli- is from God; and next that which is in ver thee from all evil, and will re

fpiritual creatures ; afterwards in corpo. plenish thee with all good ; and no

ral creatures, fourthly in nature, and thing shall thy foul defire, but thou natural things. The fpirits that are fhalt be fully endued therewith, so apoftate, and reserved to the latt judgthat it be contingent to the falvation

ment, do follow these, after a long inof thy soul and body.

terval. Sixthly, the ministers of pu. nilhnients in hell, and the obedient

unto God. Seventhly, the Pignies do Whatsoever thou hast learned, fre- not pofieis the loweit place, and they quently repeat, and fix the fame in who inhabit in elements, and elementhy mind : and learn much, but not tary things. It is convenient theremany things, because the human un- fore to know and ditcern all diffederstanding cannot be alike capable in rences of the wisdom of the Creator, and all things, unless it be fuch a the creatures, that it may

be certainly that is divinely regenerated ; unto him manifeit unto us, what we ought to arnothing is fó difficult or manifold, fuine to our use of every thing, and which he may not be able equally to that we inay know in truth how and attain to.

in what minner that may be done. For

truly every creature is ordained for some " Call upon me in the day of trou- profitable end to human nature, and for ble, and I will hear thee, and thou the service thereof; as the holy Scripshalt glorify me," saith the Lord. tyres, reason, and experience, do teltifyu For all ignorance is tribulation of the mind ; therefore call upon the Lord in thy ignorance, and he will hear God the father almighty, creator of thee. And remember that thou give heaven and earth, and of all things vihenor unto God, and say with the fible and invisible, in the holy fcrip

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Predictions for January. tures proposeth himself to have an eye Thineth forth. It cónfifteth therefore it over us; and as a tender father which this, that we will discern the creatures loveth his children, he teacheth us which serve us, from those that are unwhat is profitable, and what not; what willing; and that we may learn how we are to avoid, and what we are to to accommodate the wisdom and office embrace: then he allureth us to obedi-, of every creature unto ourselves. This ence with great promises of corporal' art is not delivered, but divinely. and eternal benefits, and deterreth us Unto whom God will, he revealeth (with threatning of punishments) from his fecrets; but to whom he will not those things which are not profita- bestow any thing out of his treasuries, ble for us. Turn over therefore with thy that person shall attain to nothing withhand both night and day, those holy out the will of God. writings, that thou mayest be happy, Therefore we ought truly to desire in things present, and blessed to all from God alone, which will mercifuleternity. Do this and thou shalt live, ly impart these things unto us. For which the holy books have taught thee. he who hath given us his son, and

commanded us to pray

for his holy spic

rit, how much more will he subject A number of four is Pythagorical,

unto us.

the whole creature, and things and the first Quedrade ; therefore here

visible and invisible ? whatsoever ye let us place the foundation of all wif- alk, ye shall receive.

Beware that ye dom, after the wisdom of God reveal- do not abuse the gifts of God, and all ed in the holy scriptures, and to the things shall work together unto you confideration proposed in nature. for your salvation. And before all

Appoint therefore to him who fole- things be watchiul in this, that your ly dependeth upon God, the wisdom names be written in heaven; this is of every creature to serve and obey him, more light, that the spirits be obedi. nolens volens, willing, or unwilling.

ent unto you, as Christ admonisheth And in this, the omnipotency of God

(To be continued.)

128/: ASTROLOGICAL NOTICES FOR JANUARY,

APHOR. XI.

FROM THE NEW MOON ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.

HOW well our short ketch of the nations, as well as of matters put in winter solstice has already been fulilled, agitation hy individuals. it is superfluous to point out: the Kings will be privately tormented newspapers are crowded with an un- and conspicuously impotent and usual number of total lofies at (ca” (named. Women will be shamed too, and of persons " missing their road.". and subject to men.

The common The piratical State of Algiers has de- people martial, and melancholy, and nounced war against Sweden, and the wicked. The Government of EnEmperor of Morocco recommenced it gland will be strong - of Ausagainst Spain. I can, indeed, only ria dejected. The Head of Sweden name one ship burned, from the news- drowned cruelly. The Turks from an. papers, but, depend upon it, there intimate union suith France, will ciwill be more soon.

vilize fast- They will aid each other, On the present new moon, I say notandafterwards the Russians and Swedes new great events will arise, but old will join the alliance. Spain will grawill run on

to their end--the fails dually come Some would be were before given to the wind – the despots will be whipt foundly, and gale is strong-return to port imprac- held to naked shame and heavy punishficable.--I speak of the world and of ment.

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PHILOSOPHICAL AMUSEMENTS.

PAPER V.

you can

a room full of company, keep both À Take-In.

your hands close to his wings, and hold

them tight; put him on a table, and To make a Person tired, or sweat, at carry- point his beak down as strait as possiing a snall Stick out of a Room.

ble, and then let any one draw a line MOST amusements become more

with a piece of chalk, directly from his agreeable as they appear more infigni- beak, and all the noise you can pofiificant at the first, and become more

bly make, with drums, trumpets, or laughable in the end : give a itick into

even the crowing of other cocks, will the hands of any person, suppose not

not disturb him from the seeming lethicker than a pea in circumference, thargy, which that position you have or three inches in length, and tell him

laid him in, with the chalked line, has

effected. you will lay any wager, that he shall not carry it out of the room a foot from

Strange as this is, yet the certainty the door without sweating, being tired, of it is palt a doubt, as many gentieor complaining that his back aches;

men who have, ere this, sported some this the person (not knowing your in- hundreds on the royal turf

, have aflutention) no doubt will laugh at, and

red us, they have tried the experiment,

and declare it to be a fact. readily accept the bet: as soon as you have made the stake sure, take a knife and cut off a litele bit, so small hardly see it, and bid him carry that The Cambridge Scholar, or a comical Trick at first, and then give him another ;

play.d with a Fowl. and if he thinks proper to abide by the

A Person who was rather put to it wager, you may, by this means, make him go fome thousands of times ; but for money, set his wits to work how to fooner than proceed to the end of the obtain a little of that necessary comexperiment, it is a thousand to one,

modity; he carvaised over a nuinber but he owns he has left; for it might of things in his mind, and at last hit be so managed, by the smallnels of the upon the following expedient. pieces cut, the little stick might find He had got a young cock, which he him employment for a fortnight.

had brought up io do almost whatever

he pleased (that is, as far as the nature A droll Trick with a Cock.,

of the bird would allow) it would lay

down as dead, with his head tucked BIRDS, and animals, it is very well under its wing, and lie in that manner known, are possefied of wonderful fa- as long as he thought proper. culties ; and may be taught to perform This cock he stripped all the feathers wonderful things: this is evident from from, as they do geese in Lincolnshire,

recent circumstances : Mr. Pinchbeck's and set the cryer to work, informing learned dog and bird are sufficient the gentlemen, students, &c. (for it proofs to establish this beyond all other was at Cambridge) that at such an arguments.

hour in the evening he would exhibit a Among the many things practised on, roasted fowl, which, as soon as atand with the feathered race, this of the tempied to be cut up, should rise out cock is not the least particular. of the dish, and fly away with the fork Take a cock from roost at night, or

stuck in it. off its walk by day, and bring him inte (To be concluded in our next.)

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Iloderful Tricks. Ingenious method of throwing a Ring out of minate one to the right and the other to

a window, in a dark nght, and calling it the left, of two different doors, the to be found in a Gentleman's Pocker, oë

first tube answers to the middle door. Sleeve, as performed by Herman Boaz.

If the ball is required to come out PROVIDE yourself plain gilt rings of the right hand door, the confederate worth 24. or 3d. each. Then at the pushes a lever to open the first valve,

which the ball must meet in its defcent; time the company is introducing, convey one into a Gentleman's coai pocket, without falling, by its own gravity, in

this being open, the ball cannot pass or sleeve.

When you have a mind to exhibit the trick, alk a lady to lend you into the door at the right hand. If the

to the second tube, which conveys it a plain gold ring, which if the heitate left hand door be required, the confeto do, defire her to scratch it on the derate, with the aiutance of another inside, and let several see her mark, lever, opens the second valve, anc: the that she may be sure you give hier the same again. Then delire some person

ball pafling over the first, which is shut, to come to you, and have your magic which conducts it to the door requi.

falls neceilarily into the third tube, stick ready, and a counterfeit ring rea- red ;--finally if it be required that the dy to put on it.

Now tell the person ball should pass thirough the middle to hold your flick fast at each end, but door, the confederate has nothing to let him grant you liberty to put

the

do, because the ball goes then directly, ring on it, which he and all the company will suppose to be the ladies ring, always following the first tube, with but you know it to be a counterfeit

, of the others.

out the pollibility of falling into either then take him to the window, and bid him throw it out, and be yourself

From THEOPHRASTUS PARACELSUS. fatisfied that he has. Then ater an apparent embarrassment, tell him he. A Pigeon killed by the ftab of a Sword given deceived you, for he put it in fuch a

to iis Shadow or Image. gentleman's pocket, and defire the gentleman to search carefully, and he will THE name of Theophrastus Paracelfind it.

sus, is given to this trick, because it is Be sure to get the ring into your faid that a man of that name killed his hands immediately, and then dextrous- brother ləy giving a stab with a dagger ly produce the Lady's, for the inipec- to his portrait-This arecdote, which tion of the company. This is a good doubtleis has not been reported by con• trick if well managed,

temporary historians, nor confirmed by ocular witnciles, must be- regarded certainly as apucryphal — however, be

this as it may, the trick in question, (Continued from Page 137.)

consists in tying the neck of a pigeon

to a double ribbon well extended and A Bali is thrown into a house with three

doors, and coincs out of any one that the supported by tivo pillars, and beheadcompany chutes.

ing the bird without touching it-at

the moment you picrce with a sword a AN inclined tube into which the bird painted un paper. ball rois descending, has, towards the The two ribbons co which the pibottom, two apertures at different geon is tied, hide i Imall steel blade, heights; which are fhut by machines extremely sharp, and bent in the form like valves, which the contederate can of a sickle ; this blade is tied to a small open by the play of his levers ;-these ilken cord, ivhich paling between the two apertures form the mouth and ex- two ribboris, and into one of the com uenity of two other tubes, which ter- lumns, to which the pigeon is tied, is

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147 communicated to the hand of the con- this trick, you must with a little stick, federate. --The neck of the pigeon must made for that purpose, put each of the be controuled by a kind of filken ring, fruit within the end of the branch, toto keep it fteady—he who performs the gether with the flowers, so that no part trick, when he prepares to stab the of them may appcar; and the better to painted bird, gives a stamp as a signal, conceal them, the greatest number of the confederate then draws his cord, leaves may be at the end of the branchand the circular blade is brought to act es, - you must then fix the nosegay in on the neck of the pigeon, which in the neck of a kind of bottle, which ftantly cuts off his head.

contains a double bellows, and is put

in motion by the levers concealed in The Conjuror's Caftle.

the table, and expands the flowers and

fruit like aerołtatick bailoons, at the TWO cards being chosen by the com- time you require, and by having a pany, are shuffled with the relt, the pack small valve in the principal ftalk to open is put down the chimney, and comes upwards, you may take it out of the out of the door, and the chosen cards boule to shew the spectaors, appear in the chamber windows.

N. B. This trick has been called This trick consists in making the Palingenesia, a word derived from the company

draw two forced cards, the Greck, which micans a regeneration, fame as those you have placed behind because it confilis in creating new ob. the windows of the castle, (which he- jects for the light of the ípectators. ing a little longer than the rest, can be *** There are many other ways of easily smuggled out of the pack, you performing this trick, but we think it then defire any one to shuffle the cards fufficient to give the moit simple, the and let the pack fall down the chimney, sureit, and the most effective. which falling upon a lever, opens the windows, and discovers the chosen cards, and by its own weight comes out at A Ring put into a Pisto', which is after the door.

found in the bill of a Dove in a Box, which had b-en before examined and fealed.

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THE MAGICAL NOSEGAY.

ONE of the company is requested to · Which thoots forth Flowers and Fruit at

put his ring into a piftol, which is Commard.

charged by another of the spectators;-THE branches of this nosegay may an empty box is shewn to the

company be made either of rolled paper, of tin, ard a third person is desired to thut it, or any other substance, so as they be who ties it with a ribbon and seals it hollow froin one end to the other, that This box is placed on a table in tight the air which ente.'s at the bottom, may of the company, nevertheless, after the extend itself to the top; to these pistol is fired, and the box opened, the branches are to be adjusted twigs, made dove is there found with the very ring of brass wire, and the whole is to be in his bill, which had really been put decorated with leaves made of parch- into the pistol. "ment, and Itrongly imitate those of When the pistol is taken under prenature,

terice of shewing how it is to be manaThe end of each of the branches is ged, that moment the performer availş ito dilate, so that they may contain himself of, to smuggle out the ring ; it fmall pieces of gummed filk, or very is then conveyed to the confederate, fine gold beaters skin, which are to who puts it in the bill of a tame dove, take the figure of the flowers and fruit and by stretching his arm ir to the interequired when they are expanded by rior part of the table, he conducts the bird the air drove through the branches ; to into the box, the bottom of which has a which they are to be faltened by a secret opening: the ribbon which has filk-thread : previous to the performing been sealed and surrounds the box does

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