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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.'
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.'
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
things said about the Fleetwood, and Dr. Askew's, collection. I have now
No. 272. A. England's Parnassus, 8vo.
Hooke and Line, 1600. A
Jester to his Majestie, but
terburie's Malice, very rare No. 337. A new Dialogue between the
Angell of God and Shep-
bours, concernyng Ceremo-
nary Delivery of Rabbits,
to submit to him an account of books of equal value in point of rarity; and,
£. s. d. the Rabbit Woman; very curious
1 8 0 No. 417. A short Inventory of certayne
idle Inventions, black letter,
2 15 0 No. 418. A JUNIPER Lecture, with
the Description of all Sorts
1 16 0 No. 422. A New Dictionary of the
Canting Crew. The Scoun
drell's Dictionary, 1754 0 10 0 No. 454. A Quip for an Upstart Cour
tier ; or, a Quaint Dispute
2 16 0 No. 462. Articles to be enquired into by
the various Bishops, &c. in
07 No. 476. A brieff Discours off the Trou
bles begonne at Franctfort,
considering the owner of them, of still greater interest: for the circumstances by
£. s. d the Booke of Common Prayer and Ceremonies, black letter, 1575
0 130 No. 545. Austin (Wm.) HÆC HOMO,
wherein the Excellency of
0 16 0 No. 733. Buchannon (Geo.) Detection
of the Duinges of Marie
Bothwell, 1598, &c. &c. 0 14 6 No. 802. Barbiere (John) the famous
Game of Chesse Play, cuts,
by W. F. black letter, 1563 2 4 0 No. 1300. A PLAISTER FOR A GALLED
HORSE, very rare, 1548.
3 17 6