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There were no adverbs besides Yea and Nay. The same thrift was observed in the prepositions. The conjunctions were only Hem! and Ha! and the interjections brought under the three heads of sighing, sobbing, and groaning.
There was at the end of the grammar a little nomenclature, called The Christian Man's Vocabulary, which gave new appellations, or, if you will, christian names, to almost every thing in life. I replaced the book in the hand of the figure, not without admiring the simplicity of its garb, speech, and behaviour.
Just opposite to this row of religions, there was a statue dressed in a fool's coat, with a cap of bells upon his head, laughing and pointing at the figures that stood before him. This idiot is supposed to say in his heart what David's fool did some thousands of years ago, and was therefore designed as a proper representative of those among us who are called Atheists and Infidels by others, and Freethinkers by themselves.
There were many other groupes of figures which I did not know the meaning of; but seeing a collection of both sexes turning their backs upon the company, and laying their heads very close together, I inquired after their religion, and found that they called themselves the Philadelphians, or the family of love.
In the opposite corner there sat another little congregation of 'strange figures, opening their mouths as wide as they could gape, and distinguished by the title of the Sweet Singers of Israel.
I must not omit, that in this assembly of wax there were several pieces that moved by clock-work, and gave great satisfaction to the spectators. Behind the matron there stood one of these figures, and behind Popery another, which, as the artist told us, were cach of them the genius of the person they attended. That behind Popery represented Persecution, and the other Moderation. The first of these moved by secret springs towards a great heap of dead bodies, that lay piled upon one another at a considerable distance behind the prin. cipal figures. There were written on the foreheads of these dead men several hard words, as Præ-Adamites, Sabbatarians, ( 'ameronians, Muggletonians, Brownists, Independents, Masonites, Camisars, and the like. At the approach of Persecution, it was so contrived, that, as she held up her bloody flag, the whole assembly of dead men, like those in The Rehearsal, started up and drew their swords. This was followed by great clashings and noise; wben, in the midst of this tumult, the figure of Moderation moved gently towards this new army, which, upon her holding up a paper in her hand, inscribed • Liberty of Conscience,' immediately fell into a heap of carcases, remaining in the same quiet posture in which they lay at first.
ADDISON AND STEELE.
COURT OF HONOUR.
A Continuation of the Journal of the Court of Honour,
held in Sheer-lane, on Monday the twenty-seventh of November, before Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire, Censor of Great Britain. ELIZABETH MAKEBATE, of the parish of St. Catharine's, spinster, was indicted for surreptitiously taking away the hassoc from under the lady Grave-Airs, be tween the hours of four and five, on Sunday the twendy.sixth of November. The prosecutor deposed, That, as she stood up to make a courtesy to a person
quality in a neighbouring pew, the criminal conveyed away the hassoc by stealth ; insomuch that the prosecutor was obliged to sit all the while she was at church, or to say her prayers in a posture that did not become a woman of her quality. The prisoner pleaded inadvertency; and the jury were going to bring it in chancemedley, had not several witnesses been produced against the said Elizabeth Makebate, that she was an old offender, and a woman of a bad reputation. It appeared, in particular, that, on the Sunday before, she had detracted from a new petticoat of Mrs. Mary Doelittle, having said, in the hearing of several credible witnesses, that the said petticoat was scoured, to the great grief and detriment of the said Mary Doelittle. There were likewise many evidences produced against the criminal, That, though she never failed to come to church on Sunday, she was a most notorious sabbathbreaker; and that she spent her whole time, during divine service, in disparaging other people's clothes, and whispering to those who sat next her. Upon the whole, she was found guilty of the indictment, and received sentence to ask pardon of the prosecutor upon her bare knees, without either cushion or hassoc under her, in the face of the court.
N. B. As soon as the sentence was executed on the criminal, which was done in open court with the ut. most severity, the first lady of the bench on Mr. Bickerstaff's right hand stood up, and made a motion to the court, That, whereas it was impossible for women of fashion to dress themselves before the church was half done, and whereas many confusions and inconvenien. cies.did arise thereupon, it might be lawful for them to send a footman in order to keep their places, as was
usual in other polite and well-regulated assemblies. The motion was ordered to be entered in the books, and considered at a more convenient time.
Charles Cambrick, linen-draper, in the city of Westminster, was indicted for speaking obscenely to the lady Penelope Touchwood. It appeared, That the prosecutor and her woman going in a stage-coach from London to Brentford, where they were to be met by the lady's own chariot, the criminal and another of his acquaintance travelled with them in the same coach, at which time the prisoner talked bawdy for the space of three miles and a half. The prosecutor alleged, That, overagainst the Old Fox at Knightsbridge, he mentioned the word Linen : that, at the further end of Kensington, he made use of the term Smock; and that, before he came to Haifmersmith, he talked almost a quarter of an hour upon Wedding-shifts. The prosecutor's woman confirmed what her lady had said, and added further, that she had never seen her lady in 60 great a confusion, and in such a taking, as she was during the whole discourse of the criminal. The prisoner had little to say for himself, but that he talked only in his own trade, and meant hurt by what he said. The jury, however, found him guilty, and represented, by their forewoman, that such discourses were apt to sully the imagination, and that, by a concatenation of ideas, the word Linen implied many things that were not proper to be stirred up in the mind of a woman who was of the prosecutor's quality; and therefore gave it as their verdict, that the linen-draper should lose his tongue. Mr. Bickerstaff said he thought the prosecutor's ears were as much to blame as the prisoner's tongue, and therefore gave 'sentence as follows: That they should both be placed over
against one another in the midst of the court, there to remain for the space of one quarter of an hour, during which time the linen-draper was to be gagged, and the lady to hold her hands close upon both her ears; which was executed accordingly.
Edward Callicoat was indicted as an accomplice to Charles Cambrick, for that be the said Edward Cal. licoat did, by his silence and smiles, seem to approve and abet the said Charles Cambrick in every thing he said. It appeared that the prisoner was foreman of the shop to the aforesaid Charles Cambrick, and by his post obliged to smile at every thing the other should be pleased to say: upon which he was acquitted.
Josiah Shallow was indicted in the name of dame Winifred, sole relict of Richard Dainty, esquire, for having said several times in company, and in the hearing of several persons there present, that he was extremely obliged to the widow Dainty, and that he should never be able sufficiently to express his gratitude. The prosecutor urged that this might blast her reputation, and that it was, in effect, a boasting of favours which he had never received. The prisoner seemed to be much astonished at the construction which was put upon his words, and said that he meant nothing by them, but that the widow had befriended him in a lease, and was very kind to his younger sister. The jury finding him a little weak in his understanding, without going out of the court, brought in their verdict Ignoramus.
Ursula Goodenough was accused by the lady Betty Wou’dbe, for having said that she the lady Betty Wou’dbe was painted. The prisoner brought several ersons of good credit to witness to her reputation, and