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IT has been disputed among the literati of Grubstreet, whether sir Humphry proceeded any farther into the history of John Bull. By diligent inquiry we have found the titles of some chapters, which appear to be a continuation of it; and are as follow.
Chap. I. How John was made angry with the articles of agreement. Isow he kicked the parchment th: ough the house, up stairs and down stairs, and put himself in a great heat there'y.
Chap. II. How in his passion he was going to cut off ir Roger's head with a cleaver. Of the strange mainer of sir Roger's escaping the bloo, ly laying his head upon the dresser.
Chap. III. How some of John's servants attempted to scale his house with rope-lad sers; and how many unfortunately dangled in the same.
Chap. IV. Of the methods y which John endeavoured to preserve the peace among his neighbours : how he kept a pair of steelyards to weigh them ; and by dies, purging, vomiting, and bleeding, tried to bring them to equal bulk and strength.
Chap. V. Offaloe accounts of the weights given in ly some of the journeymen; and of the Newmarket tricks, that were practised at the steelyards,
Chap. VI. How John's new journeymen brought him other-guise accounts of the steelyards.
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Chap. VII. How sir Swain Northy” was, by blog, purging, and a steel dict, brought into a consumption; and how John was forced afterward to give him the gold cordial.
Chap. VIII. IIow Peter Bearf was oversed, and afterovard refused to submit to the course of physick.
Chap. IX. How John pampered esquire South with titbits, till he grew wanton; how he got drunk with Calabrian wine, and longed for Sicilian legs, and how John carried him thither in his barge.
Chap. X. How the equire, foom a soul feder, grew daimy: how he longed for mangoes, spices, and Indian birdsnests, &c. and could not sleep lut in a chintz bed.
Chap. XI. The esquire turned tradesman; how he set up a China-shop j: over against Nic. Frog.
Chap. XII. How he procured Spanish flies to lister his neighbours, and as a provocative to himself. A likewise how he ravished Nic. Frog's favourite daughter."
Chap. XIII. How Nic. Frog hearing the girl squeak, went to call John Bull as a constalle: calling of a consta!!e no preventive of a rape. Chap. XIV. How John rose out of his bed in a cold morning to prevent a duel between esquire South and lord Strutt; how, to his great surprise, he found the com/atant; d. inking geneva in a brandy-shop, with Nic.’s favourite daughter detween them. How they both fell upon John so that he was forced to fight his way 01:/. • King of Sweden. - f Czar of Muscovy. f The Ostend company. - Chap,
Chap. XV. II w John came with his constalle's staff to rescue Nic.'s daughter, and break the esquire's ChinaWare.
Chap. XVI. Commentary upon the Spanish proverb, Time and I against any Two; or advice to dogmatical politicians, exemplifted in some new affairs between John Bull and Lewis Baboon.
Chap. XVII. A discourse of the desightful game of quadrille. How Lewis Baboon attempted to play a game solo in clubs, and was heasted; how John called Lewis for his king, and was afraid that his own partner should have too many tricks : and how the success and
skill of quadrille depends upon calling a right king.
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