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named Baker, whose soft and gentle manners have been in the theatrical oven so long, that she becomes crusty whenever you ask her a civil question.
The late Countess of Huntingdon built a Methodist chapel near Mount Misery, a place so named, overlooking the town, and many a miserable creature of that deplorable place is seen upon his knees in it, imbibing the enthusiam and frantic doctrines of the chosen few, who roar and stare the ignorant into a belief of whatever they may please to say.
Let it not be thought, from my introducing the many ludicrous tropes and figures in the subsequent lines, that I mean to throw the least shaa dow over the white-robed vestment of true religion ; no, but to expose those that from ignorance and impudence, by way of subterfuge, have obtruded them upon the ears of an illiterate congregation; for it was from that description of preacher that I gleaned them, and was tempted to put them into the following shape.
My sisters and brothers, who hither come crying,
And if you would live-if you never would die,
afford it,—have you no avocation?
rather be damn'd than part with a penny ? You that are come with
faces so meek, Who worship old Mammon the rest of the week, Some selling of one thing, or buving another, By tricking, or lying, or cheating his brother, Each makes up a purse, then they come to this place, All hoping to drink of the fountain of Grace.
You're cool ye,
You're all strangers to faith, for you have not a jot;
will let that old Belzebub rule ye?
There are two other mounts in the same direction, one called Mount Epraim, the other Mount Sion ; but were you to ask why they are called so, it would be a difficult matter to learn. The houses upon these mounts are handsomely built and pleasantly situated; some of them the summerresidence of eminent families, others boarding or lodging-houses, for the same description of people.
East of the town, on the side of a rising hill, are very elegant villas, embowered with stately groves, forming a sufficient residence for people of the first fashion, something similar to the houses and groves in the upper part of Hampstead, near London. There are few accommodations