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the rest of his Children on his Son's turning Papist, confirming them in the Protestant Religion, against the Absurdities of Popery. Part II. Instructions against the three grand Errors of the Times; viz. 1. Asserting the Divine Authority of the Scripture against the Deists. 2. Proofs, That the Messias is already come, &c., against the Atheists and Jews. 3. Asserting the Divinity of Jesus Christ, that he was really the same with the Messias, and that the Messias was to be really God; against our Modern Hereticks. With a Poem upon the Divine Nature of Jesus Christ, in Blank Verse. By the Author of the Family Instructor. London. T. Warner. 1727. 8vo.
200. A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed: Shewing, I. The Nature of Matrimony, its Sacred Original, and the true Meaning of its Institution. II. The gross Abuse of Matrimonial Chastity, from the Wrong Notions which have possessed the World, Degenerating even to Whoredom. III. The diabolical Practice of attempting to prevent Child-Bearing by Physical Preparations. IV. The fatal consequences of clandestine or forced Marriages, through the Persuasion, Interest, or Influence of Parents and Relations toward the Person they have no Love for, but sometimes an Aversion to. V. Of unequal Matches, as to the disproportion of Age; and how such many ways occasion a Matrimonial Whoredom. VI. How Married Persons may be guilty of Congugal Lewdness, and that a Man may in Effect, make a Whore of his own Wife. Also many other particulars of Family Concern. London. T. Warner. 1727. 8vo. 201. The Compleat English Tradesman; in Familiar Letters, directing him in all the several Parts and Progressions of Trade, viz. 1. Of Acquainting him with Business during his Apprenticeship. 2. Of Writing to Correspondents in a Trading Style. 3. Of Diligence and Application, as the life of all Business. 4. Cautions against overtrading. 5. Of the ordinary occasion of a Tradesman's Ruin; such as expensive Living, too early Marrying, innocent Diversions, too much Credit, being above Business, dangerous Partnerships, &c. 6. Directions in several Distresses of a Tradesman when he comes to Fail. 7. Of Tradesmen compounding with other Tradesmen, and why they are so particularly severe upon one other. 8. Of Tradesmen ruining one another by Rumours and Scandal. 9. Of the customary Frauds of Trade, and particularly of Trading Lies. 10. Of Credit, and how it is only to be supported by Honesty. 11. Of Punctual Paying Bills, and thereby maintaining Credit. 12. Of the Dignity and Honour of Trade in England, more than in other Countries. Edition. To which is added a Supplement, containing,
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Warning against Tradesmen borrowing Money upon Interest. 2. A Caution against that destructive practice of drawing and remitting, as also discounting promissory Bills merely for a supply of Cash. 3. Directions for the Tradesmen's Accounts, with brief but plain Examples and Specimens for Book-keeping. 4. Of Keeping a Duplicate or Pocket Ledger in case of Fire. London. Charles Rivington.
202. The Compleat English Tradesman, Vol. II. In two Parts. Part I. Directed chiefly to the more experienced among tradesmen; with Cautions and Advices to them after they have thriven and supposed to be grown rich, viz. 1. Against running out of their Business into needless projects and dangerous Adventures, no Tradesman being above disaster. 2. Against oppressing one another by engrossing, underselling, combinations in Trade, &c. 3. Advices that when he leaves off his Business he should part Friends with the World: the great Advantages of it, with a Word of the Scandalous character of a Purse-Proud Tradesman. 4. Against being litigious and vexatious, and apt to go to Law for Trifles; with some reasons why Tradesmen's Differences should, if possible, be all ended by Arbitration. Part Second. Being useful Generals in Trade, describing the principles and Foundation of the Home Trade of Great Britain; with large Tables of our Manufactures, Calculations of the Product, Shipping, Carriages of Goods by Land, Importation from Abroad, Consumption at Home, &c. By all of which the infinite number of our Tradesmen are employed, and the general Wealth of the Nation raised and increased. The whole calculated for the Use of all our Inland Tradesmen, as well in the City as in the Country. London. Charles Rivington. 1727. 8vo. 203. Parochial Tyranny: or, the House-Keeper's Complaint, against the insupportable Exactions and partial Assessments of Select Vestries. With a plain Detection of Many Abuses committed in the Distribution of Publick Charities. Together with a Practical proposal for amending the same; which will not only take off great Part of the Parish Taxes now subsisting, but ease Parishioners from Serving troublesome Offices, or paying exorbitant Fines. By Andrew Moreton, Esq. London.
W. Meadows. 8vo.
204. The Supernatural Philosopher: or the Mysteries of Magick, in all its Branches, clearly unfolded, containing, 1. An argument proving the perception which Mankind have, by all the Senses of Dæmons, Genii, or Familiar Spirits, and of the several Species of them, Good and Bad. 2. A Philosophical Discourse concerning Second Sight,
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demonstrating it to be hereditary to some Families. 3. A full Answer to all Objections that can be brought against the Existence of Spirits, Witches, &c. 4. Of Divinations by Dreams, Spectres, Omens, Apparitions after Death, Predictions, &c. 5. Of Enchantment, Necromancy, Geomancy, Hydromancy, Æromancy, Pyromancy, Chiromancy, Augury, and Aurispicy. All exemplified in the History of the Life and Surprising Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell, a Scots Gentleman; who though Deaf and Dumb, writes down any Stranger's Name at First Sight, with their future Contingencies of Fortune : collected and Compiled from the most approved Authorities. Wherein is inserted, that most Celebrated Tract written by Dr. Wallis, The Method of teaching Deaf and Dumb Persons to read, write, and understand a Language. By William Bond, Esq., of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk. London. E. Curll. 1728. 8vo.
204. A Plan of the English Commerce, being a compleat Prospect of the Trade of this Nation, as well the Home Trade as the Foreign. In Three Parts-Part 1st, Containing a view of the present Magnitude of the English Trade, as it respects, 1. The Exportation of our own Growth and Manufacture; 2. The Importation of Merchant Goods from abroad; 3. The Prodigious Consumption of both at Home. Part 2d. Containing an Answer to that Great and Important Question now depending, Whether our Trade, and especially our Manufactures, are in a declining condition or no? Part 3d. Containing several Proposals entirely new, for Extending and Improving our Trade, and Promoting the Consumption of our Manufactures in Countries wherewith we have hitherto had no Commerce. Humbly offered to the Consideration of King and Parliament. London. Charles Rivington. 1728. 8vo. 205. The Military Memoirs of Captain George Carleton, from the Dutch War, 1672, in which he served, to the conclusion of the Peace at Utrecht, 1713. Illustrating some of the most remarkable Transactions, both by Sea and Land, during the Reigns of King Charles and James II. hitherto unobserved by all the Writers of those Times. Together with an exact Series of the War in Spain; and a particular Description of the several places of the Author's residence in many Cities, Towns, and Countries, their Customs, Manners, &c. Also Observations on the Genius of the Spaniards, (amongst whom he continued some years a Prisoner,) their Monasteries and Nunneries, (especially that fine one at Montserat,) and on their public Diversions, more particularly their Famous Bull Fights. London. E. Symon. 1728. 8vo.
206. Augusta Triumphans; or the way to make London the most flourishing City in the Universe. I. By establishing an University where
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Gentlemen may have Academical Education under the Eye of their friends. II. To prevent much murder, &c., by an Hospital for Foundlings. III. By suppressing pretended Mad-Houses, where many of the Fair Sex are unjustly confined, while their Husbands keep Mistresses, &c., and many Widows are locked up for the sake of their Jointure. IV. To save our Youth from Destruction, by clearing the streets of Impudent Strumpets, suppressing Gaming Tables, and Sunday Debauches. V. To avoid the expensive Importation of Foreign Musicians, by promoting an Academy of our own. VI. To save our lower class of People from utter Ruin, and render them useful, by preventing the immoderate use of Geneva. With a frank explosion of other common Abuses and incontestible Rules of Amendment. Concluding with an effectual method to prevent Street Robberies; and a Letter to Colonel Robinson, on account of the Orphan's Tax. London. J. Roberts. 1728. 8vo. 208. Second Thoughts are best; or a Further Improvement of a late Scheme to Prevent Street Robberies: by which our Streets will be so strongly guarded, and so gloriously illuminated, that any part of London will be as safe and pleasant at Midnight as at Noon-day; and Burglary totally impracticable. With some thoughts for suppressing Robberies in all the public Roads of England, &c. Humbly offered for the good of his Country. Submitted to the Consideration of the Parliament, and Dedicated to his Sacred Majesty George II. By Andrew Moreton, Esq. London. W. Meadows. 1729.
209. Dissectio Mentis Humana; or a Satiric Essay on Modern Critics, Stage and Epic Poets, Translators, Drolls, Ill-Repute, Burials, Great Guns and Gunpowder, Physicians, Sleep, Politicians, Patrons, Necessity, Philosophers, Prophets, Conjurors, Witches, Astrologers, Stars, Gypsies, Cunning Men, Physiognomy, Giants, Human Complexions, Fictitious Beings, Elves or Fairies, Apparitions, Men of Business, Wealth, Pride and Avarice, Virtue and Sense, Courage, Honour, Education, Conversation, Travail, Vicious Taste, a City and Country Life, Flattery, Law, Custom and Reason, Free Thinking, Religion, Priestcraft, Public Justice, Learning and Learned Men, Curious Arts, Love of Friends, Ambition, Truth, Greatness, and Life. London. T. Warner. 1730. 8vo. 210. The Compleat English Gentleman: containing useful Observations on the general Neglect of the Education of English Gentlemen, with the Reason and Remedies. The apparent Differences between a wellborn and a well-bred Gentleman, Instructions how Gentlemen may recover a Deficiency of their Latin, and be Men of Learning, though without the Pedantry of Schools. Begun printing, but never published.