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Gentry,Merchants, Farmers and Tradesmen.

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jFer John Hinton, dt the King'J-Arms in St. Paul'; Church-Yard, London. 1750. [Price Six-Pence.]

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WH O succeeded Sesostris? tutor. He was succeeded by his son, Pberon, by the name of Sefojiris II, whose history savours more of fiction than truth. However, even fiction has its use; as it teacheth us that nothing can be too gross for the belief of a bigotted people.

Pheron performed nothing in the military way; but had the fame misfortune, as his father had, to be struck blind: which might be owing to some infirmity derived from his parent. But the superstition of the times informs us, That this loss cf his sight was miraculous, and a punishment inflicted on him, for presumptuously and insolently darting his javelin into the river Nile, much disturbed by a strong gale of wind, when it had overflowed the

Numb. XLIV. Vol. VII.

country to an unusual height. Upoa this action, fay they, he was immediately seized with a pain in his eyes, and soon after, by a total darkness, under which he laboured till he was directed by the oracle at Butus, in the eleventh year of his blindness, to pay particular devotions to the God at Htliopolis, and to wash his eyes with the urine of a married woman, who had never known any man but her hustand. He began with his own wife, and tried the water of many others amongst the great personages about his court, without success, til a poor gardener's wife, in a neighbouring village, afforded him therrelief promised by the oracle. Her .Jiitmade his Queen; but he ba- nifhed.all the others, as so many adulteresses, to the city Eritbilolus, and cor^Jemned them to be, burnt. Then he paid his vows to th« God», by seA veral

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