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POOR HUMPHRE Y.
By what means God the universe does sway ;
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.
C A LENDA R.
WHEREIN ARE GIVEN
MYSTERIOUS WARNINGS, PLAIN HINTS, TRUE TOKENS,
JUDICIAL JUDGMENTS, PROGNOSTICATIONS, AND
The Signs of the Times;
ESPECIALLY THINGS TO COME
IN 1829 :
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.
High School of Freeknowledgists; Astrophysical Manciple to the Three
All who are over wise,
All who åré weather wise,
So saith Poor Humphrey.
THE FIRST EDITION.
29, Russel-Court, Bredges- Street, Covent-Garden.
[Price One Shilling stitched.]
TABLE OF THE TWELVE SIGNS, AND OF THE
TWELVE COMPANIES OF LONDON GOVERNED
** 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.
- 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.
: 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."
16 DEC 1926
London : Printed by W. CLOWES, Stamford Street.
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
And make the Heavens look maiden-smooth and faire