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Chap. XV. How John came with his constable's staff to rescue Nic.'s daughter, and break the esquire's China
Chap. XVI. Commentary upon the Spanish proverb, Time and I against any Two; or advice to dogmatical politicians, exemplified in some new affairs between John Bull and Lewis Baboon.
Chap. XVII. A discourse of the delightful game of quadrille. How Lewis Baboon attempted to play a game solo in clubs, and was beasted: how John called Lewis for his king, and was afraid that his own partner should have too many tricks: and how the success and skill of quadrille depends upon calling a right king.
FOR PRINTING A VERY
THE ART OF POLITICAL LYING.
THERE is now in the press, a curious piece, entitled, Yudonoyía Пon; or, The Art of Political Lying consisting of two volumes in quarto.
The PROPOSALS are,
I. That if the author meets with suitable encouragement, he intends to deliver the first volume to the subscribers by Hilary Term next.
II. The price of both volumes will be, to the subscribers, fourteen shillings, seven whereof are to be paid down, and the other seven at the delivery of the second volume.
III. Those that subscribe for six, shall have a seventh gratis; which reduces the price to less than six shillings a volume.
IV. That the subscribers shall have their names and places of abode printed at length.
For the encouragement of so useful a work, it is thought fit the publick should be informed of the contents of the first volume, by one who has with great care perused the manuscript.
THE author, in his preface, makes some very judicious reflections upon the original of arts and sciences that at first they consist of scattered theorems and practices, which are handed about among the masters, and only revealed to the filii artis, till such time as some great genius appears, who collects these disjointed propositions, and reduces them into a regular system. That this is the case of that noble and useful art of Political Lying, which in this last age having been enriched with several new discoveries, ought not to lie any longer in rubbish and confusion, but may justly claim a place in the Encyclopædia, especially such as serves for a model of education for an able politician. That he proposes to himself no small stock of fame in future ages, in being the first who has undertaken this design; and for the same reason he hopes the imperfection of his work will be excused. He invites all persons who have any talents that way, or any new discovery, to communicate their thoughts, assuring them that honourable mention shall be made of them in his work.