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HONE'S

POOR HUMPHRE Y.

1829.

By what means God the universe does sway ;
Or how the pale-faced Sister of the Day,
When in her increase, can her horns unite,
Till they contract into a full-orb'd light ;
Why, of the Winds, the Seas the better get;
Why Eurus blows, and Clouds are always wet;
Why the Hand answers to the Mind's intent;
What is the Mind; what the Omnipotent;
What Day the World's great fabric must o'erthrow;
Let them inquire, who can these Secrets know.

A certain degree of understanding is requisite to enable a man to know that he is ignorant;-we must push at a door to know whether it be bolted against us.--Montaigne.

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C A LENDA R.

WHEREIN ARE GIVEN

MYSTERIOUS WARNINGS, PLAIN HINTS, TRUE TOKENS,

JUDICIAL JUDGMENTS, PROGNOSTICATIONS, AND

PROPHECIES

CONCERNING

The Signs of the Times;

ESPECIALLY THINGS TO COME

IN 1829 :
Discreetly shadowed, forth to the Understanding of Listeners to the

VOICE OF THE STARS, By REMARKABLE Hieroglyphics, with ExplANATIONS calculated to satisfy the most Unlearned Inquirers into the SECRETS of FUTURITY.

Also divers Diversions and curious Conceits for THE FAIR SEX AND THEIR FAVOURITES; And many pleasant and pithy Sayings and Thoughts

IN PROSE AND VERSE.

By POOR HUMPHREY.
The only Seventh Son of an only Seventh Son; an Unborn Doctor of the

High School of Freeknowledgists; Astrophysical Manciple to the Three
Universities ; and sole Resolver of all Lawful Questions to Inquiring
Students in the Colleges of Learning.

All who are over wise,
All who are other wise,
All who are never wise,

All who åré weather wise,
Over or other, or never or weather wise,
Áll should read HUMPHREY, and be altogether wise.

So saith Poor Humphrey.

THE FIRST EDITION.

London:
PUBLISHED BY MATILDA HONE, PRINTSELLER,

29, Russel-Court, Bredges- Street, Covent-Garden.
And Sold by All Booksellers in the United Kingdom.

[Price One Shilling stitched.]

Their Signs.

TABLE OF THE TWELVE SIGNS, AND OF THE

TWELVE COMPANIES OF LONDON GOVERNED
BY THE TWELVE SIGNS.

** READERS OF THE TABLE ARE TO OBSERVE,—That, in regard of their Corporate Dignity, the Worshipful the COMPANIES with their Halls do go first, in the order of their Civic precedence; and that the Celestial Signs do follow them, in order as they may. Sigmpanies.

Their Halls,
ERS.
Cheapside.

me VIRGO.
2. 6

Grocer's Alley.

- LIBRA. 3. DRAPERS.

Throgmorton St. O GEMINI. 4. FISHMONGERS. Thames Street. * PISCES. 5. GOLDSMITHS. Foster Lane. D ARIES. 6. SKINNERS.

Dowgate Hill. 7. MERCHANT TAYLORs. Threadneedle St. VS CAPRICORNUS. 8, HABERDASHERS. Maiden Lane.

M SCORPIO, 9. SALTERS.

Swithin's Lane. W AQUARIUS. 10. IRONMONGERS,

Fenchurch St. # SAGITTARIUS. 11. VINTNERS.

Thames Street, 8 TAURUS. 12. CLOTH WORKERS. Mincing Lane. CANCER.

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CERS.

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: TAKE NOTICE: That the Characters or Symbols of the Signs, and the names of the Companies, have been taken into the above Table, upon the authority of two several Astral Treatises, published in the years 1648 and 1678: Nevertheless, the same hath been performed with such deflections as seem to be proper and necessary to the rectification and true completion of the said Table: And (for the better information of all whom it may concern) in further behalf, and proof of the said Table, (the like whereof hath never appeared before or elsewhere,) the Titles of the said two Astral Treatises referred to, are hereunto scheduled or annexed, as followeth :

1. Item. “ The Bloudy ALMANACK, FOR THIS PRESENT JUBILEE. To which

England is directed to fore-know what shall come to pass, by that famous Astrologer, Mr. John Booker. Being a perfect Abstract of the Prophecies proved out of Scripture by the noble Napier, Lord of Marchistoun in Scotland. And a Mysterious Monthely Observation for the present Yeere ensuing, 1648. Licensed, and Entred into the Hall-Book, and Published according to Order. LONDON.” :

II. 6 MR. LILLY's New PROPHECY: To which is added an ASTROLOGICAL

Account of the future Plenty or Scarcity, Dearth or Cheapness of most sorts of Fruits of the Earth, Merchandize and Commodities :

As also of the great Floods, extraordinary Snows, and other remerkable Alterations of Weather, and the Diseases like to be predominant in People's Bodies this Winter and the Spring following. With Allowance. LONDON: Printed for L. C. 1678."

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16 DEC 1926

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London : Printed by W. CLOWES, Stamford Street.

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TO BELIEVERS IN THE INFLUENCES OF THE HEAVENLY

BODIES, AND TO DISCERNING READERS IN GENERAL. * now publish TO THE WHOLE WORLD MY Prognostications FOR 1829; and, these being my first, I think it right to say something in this place respecting myself: whereupon, the candid Reader is referred to the celebrated RABBI TOLLOL's curious catalogue of one hundred and forty Rare Books, in the magnificent library of St. Victor at Paris, wherein he inserteth one, intituled to Chimney Sweeper of Astrology, which, according to his learn

potator, signifieth, that “ ASTROLOGERS are generally with the éscopes sometimes up, sometimes down, now high, now low, svirir observatories, as the Chimney-Sweepers are with their long poles in the chimnies :" whereunto I annex, in proof of the humility and dignity of Astrologers, that Sir GEORGE WHARTON, of KirkbyKendall, in the county of Westmorland, in his Hemeroscopeion, or Almanack for the year 1654, speaketh thus ;

Fetch me a Ladder, and a Broome, that I
May sweep the cob-webs from the azur'd skie;
Dispatch the fumes that cloud the subtile aire,

And make the Heavens look maiden-smooth and faire
which said Sir George Wharton, besides his rank, was Paymaster
and Treasurer of the Ordnance to his Most Sacred Majesty, of
Blessed Memory, King CHARLES II.; and yet it appeareth, by the
above lines, that this Baronet of the kingdom, who attained to such
high trust, had accounted it to his credit to act, publicly, in the
capacity of Housemaid to the Stars : wherefore, as I have also
engaged myself in their service, so would I speak with becoming
moderation of my abilities and wishes; and therefore I say, that
I aspire not to that station in the Celestial Household which was
held by his said Majesty's Paymaster and Treasurer; yet, if it
please certain of my readers to receive me as a Chimney-sweeper of
Astrology, I shall content myself with their acceptance, and as a
humble and ready Flue-faker of the Science, be always at com-
mand on my annual round, which I purpose not to depart from so
long as I shall be living, as I have been for some time past, upon
Crackscull Common, the ancient site of a Venerable University,
founded before the creation of the valiant Knights of the Round-
Table by the noble King Arthur, in the memorable days of Mer-
LIN the renowned British Enchanter, whose Cave in Spa-fields,
near London, long since opened, and now lately enclosed, was not
known either to Nixon, the Cheshire Prophet, or the famous
LONDON 'PRENTICE, of whom an effigy still remaineth in Hogges-
don Old Town, near the road formerly leading to the Old Physic
Gardens of the late worthy Mr. John Tryon, the ingenious author
of the Way to Health and Long Life; the enjoyment of which two-
fold happiness I heartily wish to my deserving Readers, and
therewith I dismiss them to the perusal and study of my ensuing
Prognostications.

POOR HUMPHREY.

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