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A Remarkable INSTANCE of HUMAN CREDULITY.
[From the Second Part of the Second Volume of Mr. PENNANT'S Tour
URING the season of mi- highly-favoured person. And why Bostock of Cheshire, who healed all God, who enables you to restore diseases by prayer, faith, and an fight to the blind, hearing to the embrocation of fafting fpittle, mul- deaf, and strength to the lame, also titudes resorted to her from all parts, enable you to raise the dead to life ? and kept her salival glands in fuil Now, having lately loft a wife, employ. Sir John Pryce, with a high whom I moft tenderly loved, my fpirit of enthufiasm, wrote to this children an excellent step-mother, wonderful woman to make him a and our acquaintances a very dear visit at Newtown Hall, in order to and valuable friend, you will lay us restore to him his third and favorite all under the highest obligations : wife. His letter will best tell the and I earnestly entreat you, for God foundation on which he built his Almighty's fake, that you will put strange hope, and very uncommon up your petitions to the throne of request.
grace on our behalf, that the deEurydices oro properata retexite fila.
ceased may be restored to us, and
the late daine Eleanor Pryce be rais. Purport of Sir John Pryce's Lettered from the dead. If your personal to Mirs. Bridget Bostock.
attendance appears to you to be ne. 1748.
cessary, I will send my coach and
fix, with proper servants, to wait “ Madam,
on you hither, whenever you please Having received information to appoint.- Reco.npence of any by repeated advices, both publick kind, that you could propofe, would and private, that you have of late be made with the utmost gratitude ; preformed many wonderful cures, but I wilh the bare mention of it is even where the best physicians have not offensive to both God and you. failed ; and that the means ufed ap- “ I am, Madam, pear to be very inadequate to the " Your most obedient, and very effects produced; I cannot but look 6 much afflicted humble servant, upon you as an extraordinary and
" JOHN PRYCE."
Sir JOHN WYNNE of Gwedir's Intructions to his Chaplain,
[From the fame Work.
chamber I shewed you in my mould rise, and say prayers in my gate, private to yourself, with lock hall, to my houshold below, before and key, and all necessaries. they go to work, and when they
come in at night that you call be- and to come in then for that pur-
After dinner, if I be busy, you them of their belief, and of what may go to bowles, thuffel bord, or sir Meredith taught them. I beg any other honest decent recreation, you to continue for the more part in until I go abroad. If you see me the lower houle: you are to have void of business, and go to ride a-onlye what is done there, that you broad, you shall comand a geldinge may informe me of the misorder to be made ready by the grooms of there. There is a baylyf of hus. the stable, and to go with me. If I bandry, and a porter, who will be go to bowles, for shuffel bord, I shall comanded by you.
lyke of your company, if the place “ The morninge after you be up, be not made up with strangers. and have said prayers, as afore, I " I wold have you go every Sun. wod you to bestow in study, or any day in the year to some church commendable exercise of your body. hereabouts, to preache, giving warn
“ Before dinner you are to com ynge to the parish to bring the up and attend grace, or prayers, if yowths at after noon to the church there be any publicke; and to set to be catekysed; in which poynt is up, if there be not greater strangers,
my greatest care that
“ Avoyd the alehowse, to sytt
Ρ ο Ε Τ R Υ.
ODE for the NEW YEAR, 1783.
E Nations, hear th' important tale,
Tho' armies press, tho' fleets affail,
Emblem of Britain, Calpe stands !
Ye nations, hear ! Nor fondly deem
Britannia's ancient fpirit fled;
Her Genius slept ; her Genius wakes;
To Heaven she bends, and Heaven alone,
Who all her wants, her weakness knows:
still Pursues, and aggravates even fancied ill :
Far gentler means offended Heaven employs, With mercy Heaven corrects, chastises, not dcitroys.
When hope's last gleam can hardly dare
Be praise, be prayer addrest,
Be virtuous and be blest !
So shall the rising year regain
Pale Envy's vain contentions ceale,
And glory gild the wreaths of peace.
HIRLAS OWAIN; or, the DRINKING-HORN of OWEN.
Translated from the Original Welch of Owen CyveLIOG, Prince of Powis, who flourished about the Year 1160. [From the Second Part of the Second Volume of Mr. Pennant's
Tour in Wales.]
The bloody contest yield.
Fill the horn with foaming liquor,
ye not their loud alarms?