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

The second Septinary. chyself 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 distributPat 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 tures : " When we know not what we reason of their figure or pronunciation, shall 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

APHOR. thyself:” and the Lord will keep thee

That is the chiefest wildom, 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 goud ; and no

ral creatures, fourthly in nature, and thing shall thy soul desire, but thou

natural things. The spirits that are be that it be contingent to the falvation apostate, and reserved to the latt judg

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

terval. Sixthly, the ministers of punishments in hell, and the obedient

unto God. Seventhly, the Pigmies do Whatsoever thou halt learned, fre not poflets the lowest 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 such a cne the creatures, that it may be certainly that is divinely regenerated ; unto him manifest unto us, what we ought to arnothing is so difficult or manifold, fuine to our use of every thing, and which he may not be able equally to that we may 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 Scripfhalt glorify mc,” faith

faith the Lord. tures, reason, and experience, do tellity 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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tures proposeth himself to have an eye fhineth forth. It cónfifteth therefore iti 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 watchful in this, that 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 admonifheth. And in this, the omnipotency of God

(To be continued.)





HOW well our short sketch of the nations, as well as of matters put in winter solstice has already been fullilled, 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 sea," shamed. Women will be famed 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, froin the news drowned cruelly. The Turks from an. papers, but, depend upon it, there intimate union with France, will ciwill be more foon.

vilize fast- They will aid each other, On the present new moon, I say not andafterwards 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 soundly, and gale is strong-return to port imprac- held to naked shame and heavy punishticable.--I speak of the world and of ment.


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the certainty

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

your hands close to his wings, and hold

thein 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 small 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 pofsificant at the first, and become more

bly make, with drums, trumpets, or laughable in the end : give a stick 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 door without sweating, being tired, of it is past 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 turt, have afiutention) no doubt will laugh at, and

red us, they have tried the experiment, readily accept the bet: as soon as you

and declare it to be a fact. have made the stake sure, take a knife and cut off a little bit, fu small you can hardly see it, and bid him carry that The Cambridge Scholar, or a com:cal 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 me thousands of times ; but

for money, set his wits to work how to sooner than proceed to the end of the

obtain a little of that necessary comexperiment, it is a thousand to one,

modity; he carvassed over a number but he owns he has loft; for it might

of things in his mind, and at last hit be fo managed, by the smallnets 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 fortnighs.

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 poffelled 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 fron, as they do geele 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 tempted 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 rooft at night, or

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

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Ingenious method of throwing a Ring out of minate one to the right and the other to a window, in a dark nght, and caugng it

the left, of two different doors, the to be found in a Gentleman's Pockel, 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 2d. 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 introducirs, convey one into a Gentleman's ccai pocket, without falling, by its own gravity, in

this being open, the ball cannot país or sleeve. When you have a mind to exhibit the trick, ask a lady to lend you into the door at the right hand. If the

to the second tube, which conveys it a plain goid ring, which if the helitate left hand door be required, the confeto do, defire her to icratch it on the deratc, with the antar.ce of another inside, and let several see her mark, lever, opens the second valve, and the that she inay be sure you give her the same again. Then defire some pers in

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

falls neceisarily into the third cube, stick ready, and a counterfeit ring ready to put on it . Now tell the person ball should pass through the middle

red ;--finally if it be required that the to hold your flick fait at each end, but door,-the confederate has nothing to let him grant you liberty to put

do, because the ball


then directly, ring on it, which he and all the company will suppole to be the ladies ring, always following the first tube, with but you know it to be a fi unterfeity of the cthers.

out the possibility of falling into either then take him to the window, and bid him throw it oui, and be yourself fatisfied that he has. Then after an

From THEOPHRASTUS PARACELSUS. apparent embarrassment, tell him he. A Pigeon killed by the ftab of a Sword given deceived you, for he put it in such a

to its 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 by giving a stab with a dagger ly produce the Lady's, for the inspec- to his portrait- This anecdote, which tion of the company. This is a good doubtless has not been reported by con. trick if well managed,

temporary bittorians, nor confirmcd by

ocular witnciłcs, mult be- regarded MATHEMATICAL

certainly as apocryphal - however, be

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

confifts 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 comes out of any one that the supported by tivo piilars, 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 roms descending, has, towards the The two ribbons to which the pibottom, two apertures at different geon is tied, hide a small iteel blade, height, which are shut 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 silken cord, which paling between the two apertures form the mouth and ex two ribbons, and into one of the couenity of two other tubes, which ter- lumns, to which the pigeon is tied, is



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kommunicated to the hand of the con. this trick, you mut 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 liiken 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 appear; 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 actes, - 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 Castle.

the table, and expands the flowers and

fruit like aeroftatick balloons, 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 tivo forced cards, the Greck, which means a regeneration, Same as those you have placed behind because it consists in creating new obthe windows of the castle, (which be. jects for the fight of the spectators. 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 delire any one to shuffle the cards fufficient to give the moit simple, the and let the pack fall down the chimney, surest, and the moít 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 Pistol, which is after the door.

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

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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 shut 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 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 pre

tence of thewing how it is to be manaThe end of each of the branches is ged, that moment the performer avails ito dilate, so that they may contain himself of, to smuggle out the ring; it ifmall pieces of gumined silk, 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 into 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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