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the different proportions and weight and therefore they cannot be dispersed
which these mixed bodies have to one by that means, care is taken that when
another; the manner in which they these animals exoneratc, vegetables may
are mixed and generated ; and the sub- not be hurt by them.
çilty of the integrant parts.”


The fame Sun which hardens the

From whence originated the epithet
wax, softens the clay -Nearly the of porter for itrong beer; and how
same might be frid respecting the cx- long has that name been in use ?
crement of dogs. The bectle kini, in
summer, extract all moist and glucinous
marter out of the dung of cattle, fo 12
that it becoines like duit, and is

From whence derived the custom of spread by the wind over the ground. putting up laurel, box, boily, or iary, Were it not for this, the vegetables in churches at Christmas ; and what that lie under the dung would be so is the fignificatica thereof. far from thriving, that all that spot would be rendered barren. As the 14 excrements of dogs are of so filthy a Is it known in general, whether fifh nature that no insect will touch them, sleep, and what natural senses have they?

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SECRETS OF RATCATCHERS, coming where the scent of human fret

lies very freah, ind intimates, to their ( Concluded from Page 152) fagacious instinct, the preience of hu

man creatures, when they naturally IN the practising either of thcse me- dread. To the abovementioned means thods, of trailing or calling, great cau- of allring by training, way-baling, tion must be used, by the operator, to and calling, is added another of very suppress and prevent the scent of his material clicacy, which is, the use of feet and body from being perceived; uil of Rhodium, which, like the mawhich is done by overpowering that rumlyriacum, in the case of cats, has a fcent by others of a stronger nature. very extraordinary fascinating power In order to this, ti.c feet are to be co- on these an mals. It is exlaied in a vered with cloths rubbed over with finall quantity in the place, and at the aiTafætida, or other strong-finelling entrance of it, where the ints are infubstances: and even oil of Rhodium tended to le taken, particularly at the is sometimes used for this purpose, bụt tiine when they are last brought togesparingly on account of its dearness, ther in order to their deliruction; and though it has a very alluring, as well it is used also, by smearing it on the as disguising eilcet, as will be cbserved surface of some of the implements below. If this caution of avoiding used in taking them by the method bethe scent of the operator's feet, near low described; and the sic& it has in the track, and in the place where the taking off their.cauli in and dread, by rats are proposed to be callected, be not the deligh: they appear to have in it, is properly observed, it ill very much very extraordinary. obitruct the success of the attempt to Ít is usual, likewise, for the operatake thein ; for they are very thy of tor to disguise his iigure as well




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which is done by putting on a fort of for this pursose, which directed four gown or cloak, of one colour, that ounces of the coculus indicus with hides the natural form, and makes him tivelve ounces of oatmeal,and two ounces appear like a poft, or such inanimate of treacle or honey, made into a most thing; which habit likewise muit bc paste, with strong beer ; but, if the nux fcented as above, to overpower the five! vcmica be used, a much less proporof his perfon ; and, besides this, he is tion will serve than is here given of the to avoid all motion, till he has secured coculus. Any fimilar composition of his point of having all the rats in his thete drugs, with that kind of food the power.

rats are most fond of, and which has a When the rats are thus enticed and Itrong flavour, to hide that of the drugs, collected, where time is afforded, and will equally well answer the end. It, the whole in any house and out-build. indeed, the ccculus indicus be well ings are intended to be cleared away, powdered, and infused in the strong they are suffered to regale on what they beer for some time, at least half the moit like, which is ready prepared for quantity here directed will serve as them, and then to go away quietly for well as the quantity before-mentioned. two or three nights; by which means, When the rats appear to be thoroughly those which are not allured the first intoxicated with the coculus, or fick night, are brought afterwards, either with the nux vomica, they may be ta. by their fellows, or the effects of the ken with the hand, and put into a bag trail, &c. and will not fail to come duly or cage, the door of the place being firit again, if they are not disturbed or mo- drawn to, left those who have itrength lested. But many of the rat-catchers and sente remaining escape. make shorter work, and content theinfelves with what can be brought toge

A PLEDGET TO WEAR ABOUT ONES ther in one night, or two; but this ts

NECK, TO PREVENT BUGS, FLEAS, never effectual, unless where the build.

QR GNATS BITING IN THE NIGHT ing is small and entire, and rats but few in number.

The means of taking them, when THIS to many people inay prove no they are brought together, are various, less advantageous than any, especially Some entice them into a very large bag, where these insects are a second plague the mouth of which is sufficiently ca- of Egypt to people: to do this, gapacious to cover nearly the whole foor ther asmart or hounds tongue, an herb of the place where they are collected, with a long sharp pointed little leaf, that which is done by smearing fome vefiel, grows in ditches, in molit places in placed in the middle of the bag, with lummer, dry it to a powder, add to it oil of rhodium, and laying in the bag as much of the powder of farsafax Þaits of food. This bag, which before wood, as will lay upon a fhilling, jay ilat on the ground with the mouth sprickle them a little with juniper wă{pread open, is to be suddenly closed ter, mix it with the wool of a black when the rats are all in it. Others sheep, cut off betwixt the horns, in the drive, or fright them, by flight noiles wane of the moon, write on a piece of or motions, into a long bag, the mouth paper these characters in one of 111 * of which, after all the rats are come in sprinkle the paper,



have fold. is drawn up to the opening of the ed it up, with the juice of rue, and place by which they entered, all sew it up in a thin filk bag, and with a other ways of retreat being secured. little small cats guts hang it about

your Oiliers, again, intoxicate or poison neck, when you go to sleep: and if them by mixing with the repast prepar.. you are aware the pouver is the fame: ed for them, the coculus indicus, or you will relleu ithcaut being disturbed the nux vomica. I have seen a reęcipt with these, or any other insçis.


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THE doctrine of Talismans or Te- ther; without the maker or the Ta. lesmes, I know from experience to be lisman having ever been within a thouone of the most enveloped in the whole fand leagues of the person intended to circle of magic. The practice receiv- be affected to accomplish this, I ed more opposition from persons called say, is a great art. And yet, it is an divines, than perhaps any other in art, which has been more or less

permagic. On the other hand, it has fectly known to philosophers of all stood its ground more firmly.-Mourn- ages, and which I have completely ing rings, miniature pictures, lockets, mattered after many struggles and opdevices, armorial bearings, are all on positions. this principle-And so far has feeling Will you exercise it for the good of retained its hold on the actions and mankind ? I will, and do for the good minds of the learned, that we often of myself and friends, and for the desee quoted from Virgil :

struction of my enemies.

person who may want my assistance, Sunt chrymæ rerum

and will apply for it, will not meet a talia tangunt.

rebuff, but fatisfaction as ample as he

can conceive. They feel, that pleasant sensations I know, there is nothing but which are produced by pleasant images ; and falls before me in either my will or my not only this, but that incle/cribable sen- telesmes--for the second can issue frona fations are often produced by an unde- only the firit. But I tell them fairly, fined combination of forms. They that I treat mankind no more 'as freeperceive, even in the least apparently I cannot trust to either their animated bodies, what they call an sense or their generosity, -I therefore air of grandeur, a something of folem- will be paid, and paid II ANDSOMELY, nity, &c. which excites these respective The matter is very short---if they want emotions and sways the mind to them. ME, and can get nobody else to atchieve

But to define the principle on which what I can, they will do what is nethese cases act-----to learn scientifically cellarya--otherwise they will not. forms and times, which will produce A few choice friends I except. proposed effects on given objects, even though the form inay not even Secrecy is the very foul of Telelines. an eye of tale betray its intention, Any person may apply, through Mr. nay, though it be concealed in an en- LOCKE, by Letter to me. velop, or buried in the earth, and far


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ISHALL employ this Number to GOD, they advanced found theology controvert and discuss those wretched and found philosophy ; not the hellish furmises which the Egyptian darkness jargon of incorrigible idiots, uch as of modern literature has made on the have lately disgraced, or like harpies rise of Augury, and, with all the im- defiled, every branch of learning. And, padence and carelessness of fly-like in- farther, they advanced common sense : anity, attributed to the wisdom of the when I speak of coinmon sense, I speak antients,

of those who have joins sense, and are If the ancients advanced, that the a degree removed from idiocy, not Birds did retire at certain periods to of any modern collegians or academicommunication with the invisible cians, I dare you.


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First, then, they advanced the com- know what connection there is bes mon sense of men of fenie, for they tween these subjects, he must find it only faid with P'ope, that

out, or wait till I chɔole to tell himn. Reaion raife o'er intinet as

There is a farther theological ini. you

quity in barring up the only external In wis'ris GOD directs, in that 'uis Man. tvindows, by which the heathen world

They were not so funk in reason received the light of Gov. Scripture as to quit COD and prefer their own fays, and fays it to and of these very wisdom:

or, fcripturally speaking, Gentilcs in question too-that GOD they had not caten so very gluttononly hath not left himself without a witncks of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good


any age.' Therefore, thefe felloirs and Evil, as Christians have.

give god the lie dircet. Nort, they advanced, that “GOD

In confidering lastly the philosophie fredits the young 'ravens when they of an union between the architect and cry,”-that's the cyes of all wait upon

all his works, their fubfiftence will ap-, GO!; and he gives them their food pear autopfical evidence. If the fit in due seafon, " that the lowls of the air case of exiitence be reroved, how can to noi, neither do they rcap, nor garlier exiflence continue? Therefore God inte barn, vet

the five HLA- must enter into his creation every moVENLY FATHER freclcih then"

ment as necessarily as he did the firstthat « knorta vuto GOD are all his

He is as necessary to sublistence as to Works." This they failWhat says

exitence. Thus fools! Have you any medern philofophy--that the poor the birds communicating with “ their

thing to say against the philosophy of ignorant heathens were fupcriticious the birds communicating with “ their enough to think, that “ Birds went

Heavenly Father." Nothing; but out of the sphere of the earth at certain this is not all: If any part of creation times--" Ah! you abominable fools !!

be lost, the creation of which it makes You don't know, that beings may be in

a part must be destroyed communication with Fieaven, and yet " From Nature's chain whatever link you on earth : Blit, if " the kingdom of Herren ivere evithin you,you would

Tenth or ten thousandth breaks the chain know it. St. James was, therefore,

alike." right, when speaking of Wifdom like Under the Levitical law, nothing yours, “ carthy and sensual,” he added, maiined was to be offered in facrifice; « and deurlijis.

And what says. a and of the great facrifice it was prodi linguished divine, as quoted in vided, that a limb of him should not No.3?—for I never took the trouble be broken. Here, however, I must to read hiin, that “ there was a natu- leave modern philofophy the inerit of ral propensity in ignorant people to having left my ground clear, and I imagine this communicatica, as foon leave it gladly--they have exploded as lome adventurous genius had the annihilation--whereas any removal of impudent tencerity to affert it --”i. e. the FIRST CAUSE is annihilation ipso this acizmaintance between GOD and fatto. is moiks.

I have now calloped with a loose I know of no aduenturous genius, rein, but firm seat, over the folid fields that has alerted it with more freedom which yield Augury. The Nations than David, particularly in the 148th that ride belt ufc no curb. LIBERTY Pialın, and the for? of David--I afert IS SOLIDITY. it too-And does England, or the ter- To divere specifically, requires a ritories of any poor tettering German knowledge of the specific properties defpot, produce a fool hardy enough to and accidental qualities of the bird or deny it: I mention Gerran delpot, in birds, beaits, &.c. alution in those rascais cly who

on- As I have roon, I will remark that pole biance If anyone

St. Paul, when he tho:tly enumerated


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Cagliostro to triumph as a Mafon.

187 the principles I have asserted here, he- mand of the Oracle is in point to fore the Areopagites, had no reason to prove, that God had not left himself be ashamed before either Christians or without a wiiness in even the savings Philosophers; nor on the other hand of the Pythoness and the dark avenues did he treat their poets at Athens with of Dodma--ergo, that there was some that contumely, which has been done fenle in them :" Is this conclusion alfor some years pait. Hecondescended loved me? to quote them, and even to admit, that The Free Masons are the only Corthey worshipped the true GOD, though poration, whether under the name of not luminoully ; for I do not confine this a church, a nation or a focicty, who have sentiment of approbation to the altar melied the knotuledge of God the CREas an altar, (which every one knows to ATOR posseiled by the Antients into the have been erected by order of the Ora- ' fame fire with the knowledge of a REcle to stop a plague); but I say, that DEEMER given to the Christians. May God's having an altar there, though he they shine with invigorated glories ! was not known, is a proof, that he was

They shall !

And Mall give Rome the Secretly worshipped; and thus St. Paul blow, it has always suspected and fearunderstanding it, he said what I have ed from their hands. As far as Cage quoted : “ And the very circumstance liostro is a Free Malon, he shall revenge of this altar's being erected at the com


and triumph.


THE Baron, afterwards Duke of it not for a cabut algol.

“ What do Biron, being under some uneasiness of those words import?” enquired the mind, occasioned by the death of Lord Baron.

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not, returned La Cerency, and others slain in a quarrel, Brolle. “I infilt upon knowing the is said to have disguised himself in meaning,” rejoined the other.

" Since the habit of a letter-carrier, and per- you must know," cries La Brosse, “he fonating that humble character, con- will commita crime that ihall bring him sulted the celebrated La Broste, a Ma- to the scaffold !” whereupon the Baron thematician, highly reputed for his affaulted the poor conjuror, and thwackkill in casting nativities. Having in- ed him as never wight had been beformed the conjuror of the purport of fore; leaving him half dead. He his visit, he presented his nativity drawn locked the garret door, carried the by some other ; not acknowledging it key away with him, and was afterto be his own, but that of a gentleman wards heard to boalt of the exploit. whom he served, and desired, for par.

He had a conference with one na. ticular reasons, to know what was por- med Cæfar, a Magician at Paris, wha tended by it. La Brosse rectisied the told him that nothing would prevent figure; after which, he said it was his accession to the throne, but a backmeant for a person of distinguished blow from the Bourguignon. This birth, and looking earnestly in the face prediction he recollected when impris of the pretended letter-carrier, asked Ioned in the Baltile, and intreated one if it were his? The Baron refused to "of his friends to enquire what countryfatisfy him; but perfiiting in his de the executioner was? when, fire to know what his life and end on hearing he was a Bourguignon, or hould be—“My son," replied the old Burgundian, “Then,” exclaimed tha man, “ he whose nativity this is, shall Baron, “ I am a dead man !" and soon ije to great honour by his military at- after was beheaded for having been conchievements, and might be a king, were cerned in a conspiracy. Vol. I,




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