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never to be realized. Thou art a being that I am doomed never to meet with in the world below.' *Peace:' whispered an unknown voice, “injure not thy species by such a remark: the object before thee is called by a name that is familiar to thee-it is .CANDOUR.' She is the handmaid of Truth, the sister of Virtue, and the priestess of Religion.'

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I was about to make reply, when a figure of terrific mien, and enormous dimensions, rushed angrily towards me, and taking me up in my crystal chair, bore me precipitately to the earth. In my struggles to disengage myself from this monster, I awoke; and, on gazing about me, with difficulty could persuade myself that I was an inhabitant of this world.

The sun had now entirely sunk behind the hills; and, as the shades of evening began to prevail, and a chilly moisture to impregnate the air, I retired

slowly and pensively to my study. This dream,' said I to myself, 'can never perish from my memory—The Mirror of Truth will always be before my eyes.'

BIBLIOGRAPHIANA*.

In the last number of the Director, the bibliographical student might probably have been amused with the fine

# The curious collector was, I am sure, too well pleased with the last extract from Mr. Brand's sale of books, to be out of humour with a further account of the prices for which some rare articles were sold. He will see that it was reserved for the refinement of these times to appreciate justly the value of 'pithie, plesaunt, and profittable' discourses, and will figure to himself the high glee with which the ghosts of Maisters Caxton, W. de Worde, Pynson, &c.' must contemplate the sharp contentions carried on in Mr. Stewart's Auction Room, between the H's. and M's. and C's. and T's. of the day, for little besmeared BLACK LETTER TRACTS about' Butchers and Bakers, and Candlestick-makers.'

VOL. II

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things said about the Fleetwood, and Dr. Askew's, collection. I have now

£. s. d.

2 10 0

No. 272. A. England's Parnassus, 8vo.

1600
No. 282. A Booke of Fishing, with

Hooke and Line, 1600. A
Booke of Engines and Traps
to take Polcats, Buzzards,
Rats, Mice, &c. cuts, very

rare

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No. 283. Archy's Dream, sometimes

Jester to his Majestie, but
expelled the Court by Can-

terburie's Malice, very rare No. 337. A new Dialogue between the

Angell of God and Shep-
herdes in the Felde, black

letter
No. 381. A Dialogue betweene two Neigh-

bours, concernyng Ceremo-
nyes in the first Year of
Queene Mary, black letter,
with portrait of Mary, by
Delarme, from Roane, by

Michelwood, 1554
No. 396. A Narrative of an Extraordi-

nary Delivery of Rabbits,
performed by John How.
ard, Surgeon, at Guildford,
1727, and eight more on

2 12 6

to submit to him an account of books of equal value in point of rarity; and,

£. s. d.

1 8 0

2 15 0

1 16 0

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the Rabbit Woman; very

curious No. 417. A short Inventory of certayne

idle Inventions, black letter,

very rare
No. 418. A JUNIPER LECTURE, with

the Description of all Sorts
of Women, Good and Bad,

very rare, Lond. 1639.
No. 422. A New Dictionary of the

Canting Crew. The Scoun

drell's Dictionary, 1754
No. 454. A Quip for an Upstart Cour-

tier; or, a Quaint Dispute
betweene Velvet Breeches
and Cloth Breeches, where-
in is set downe the Disorders
in all Estates and Trades,
with portraits. Lond. print-

ed by G. P. 1620
No. 462. Articles to be enquired into by

the various Bishops, &c. in
their Visitations; upwards of
one hundred; a very curi-
ous, scarce, and unique col-

lection
No. 476. A brieff Discours off the Trou-

bles begonne at Franctfort,
in Germany, 1554, aboute

2 16 0

2 2 0

considering the owner of them, of still greater interest: for the circumstances by

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the Booke of Common Pray-
er and Ceremonies, black

letter, 1575
No. 545. Austin (Wm.) Hæc HOMO,

wherein the Excellency of
Woman is described ; with
Portraits of Mrs. Griffiths
and the Author, by Glover.

Lond. 1639.
No. 733. Buchannon (Geo.) Detection

of the Duinges of Marie
Queene of Scottes, touch-
and the Murder of her Hus-
band, and her Conspiracie,
Adulterie, and pretended
Marriage with the Earl

Bothwell, 1598, &c. &c.
No. 802. Barbiere (John) the famous

Game of Chesse Play, cuts,
1673. The most ancient
and learned Play, called,
The Philosopher's Game,
invented for the honourable
Recreation of the Studious,

by W. F. black letter, 1563 No. 1300. A PLAISTER FOR A GALLED

HORSE, very rare, 1548.
See Herbert's Ames, vol. 1.
581

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