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HUDI BRAS,

IN THREE PARTS,

Written in the Time of

THE LATE WARS:

Corrected and Amended.

WITH

LARGE ANNOTATIONS,

AND A PREFACE,

BY

ZACHARY GREY, LL. D.

Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

Printed by J. BETTENHAM, for W. Innys, A. Ward,
Meff. 7. and P. Knapton, D. Browne, S. Birt, T. Long-
man, T. Woodward, C. Hitch, J. Ofwald, J. Shuckburgh,
J. Hodges, E. Wicksteed, Meff. Ward and Chandler,
G. Hawkins, Meff. J. and R. Tonjon, M. Cooper,
R. Wellington, and C. Bathurst.

MDCCXLIV.

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HUDI BRAS

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The ARGUMENT of
THE THIRD CANTO.

The Knight, with various Doubts poffeft,
To win the Lady goes in Quest
Of Sidrophel, the Rofy-Crucian,
To know the Deft'nies Refolution;

With whom b'ing met, they both chop Logick,
About the Science Aftrologick;

Till falling from Difpute to Fight,

The Conj'rer's worsted by the Knight.

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OUBTLESS the Pleasure is as great
Of being cheated, as to cheat :

This whole Canto is defign'd to expose Aftrologers, Fortune-
Tellers, and Conjurers. In Banter of whom, Dr. James Young,
(in his Tract, intitled, Sidrophel Vapulans, &c. 1699. p. 35.) in-
forms us,
"That in the Pontificate of fome fuch holy Father as
Gregory, the Seventh, a Lover of the Black Art; one of the
"Tribe craved of his Holiness, a Protector, or Patron-Saint for
Aftrologers, like as other Arts had: The good Pontiff willing
"to oblige a Faculty he lov'd well, gave him the Choice of all
"in Saint Peter's. The humble Servant of Urania, depending

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upon the Direction of good Stars, to a good Angel, went to "the choice Hoodwinkt, and groping among the Images, the "firft he laid Hand on was that of the Devil in Combat with "Saint Michael; had he chofen with his Eyes open, he could 66 not have met with a better Protector for fo Diabolical an Art." 'Twas a Custom in Alexandria formerly, for Aftrologers to pay a certain Tribute, which they call'd Fool's-Pence, because it was taken from the Gains which Aftrologers made by their own ingenious Folly, and credulous Dotage of their Adinirers. [Turkish Spy, vol. 8. book 4. chap. 10.] See Judicial Aftrology, expofed by Cervantes, Don Quixote. Vol. 3. chap. 25. A

VOL. II.

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