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Nec mirum certe quod narratu,
Discum invenit odoratu ;
Quem primùm oculis inspectans
Et sæpius digitis attractans
Tunc cautè positum in mensa
Declarant unico consensu
Meliorem nunquam hac gallinâ
Abatis coctam in culina:
Nec gustas fallit opinatum
Sic tandem optimè conatum.

“ Quàm vellem zythi boni haustum
Rogemus dummodo quod faustum,
(Albertus inquit) do instanter
Uxorem Satanæ lubenter,
Ut illam redderit mansuetam,
Ni suspicarer donum spretum.”
Alter, “ Nil amplius dicendum
Quod cupis statim suppetendum.”

Virgam salignam ter quassabat
Ter voce raucâ signum dabat;
Hoc facto, gravia et decora
Ut incantator, fingens ora ;
" Ad arcam frumentariam ito
Ampullus et invenies citò
Binas, cervisiâ repletas,
Sic cuncta teneas quod petas.”
Albertus facit utì jussum,
Et omnia fiunt ad amussim.

Then first the scholar's health he toasted,
Whase art had gart him feed on roasted ;
His father's niest, and a' the rest
Of his good friends that wish'd him best,
Which were o'er langsome at the time,
In a short tale to put in rhyme.

Thus, while the miller and the youth
Were blythly slock’ning of their drowth,
Bess, fretting, scarcely held frae greeting,
The priest inclos'd, stood vex'd and sweating.

“ O wow !" said Hab, “ if ane might spier, Dear master James, wha brought our cheer? Sic laits appear to us sae awfu', We hardly think your learning lawfu'."

To bring your doubts to a conclusion," Says James, “ ken I'm a Rosicrucian; Ane of the set that never carries On traffic with black deels or fairies; There's mony a sp'rit that's no a deel, That constantly around us wheel. There was a sage call'd Albumazor, Whase wit was gleg as ony razor: Frae this great man we learn’d the skill To bring these gentry to our will; And they appear when we've a mind, In ony shape of human kind : Now, if you'll drap your foolish fear, I'll gar my Pacolet appear.”

Hab fidg'd and leugh, his elbuck clew, Baith fear'd and fond a sp'rit to view :

Jacobo primum propinare
Qui dedit lautè sic cænare
Albertus judicat honestum,
Dein patri, reliquis :-molestum
Si brevi fabulâ dicendum
Locutum quid inter bibendum.

At istis sic dum fabulatum,
Et gratulatum est potatum,
Bella concoquitur furore,
Sacerdos sudat præ timore.

66 O si liceret nunc rogare
Quis conam valeat hanc parare
Albertus ait; nam fatendum
Hoc aliquantum est horrendum."

Alter : “ Mysterium quod videtur
Verbis perpaucis exponetur:
Scis denique me Rosæ-crucis
Versatym arte, filium lucis;
Infernos dolos haud callentem
Sed sacris ritibus pollentem,
Sic bonis Geniis dum versamur
Diabolos abominamur.
Ex Albumazare perspicaci
Ter docto, callido, sagaci,
Nobis quod volumus est datum
A Geniis hisce operatum :
Si Dæmonem nunc vis spectare
Dem verbum, apparebit clarè.”

Albertus nescius dum rideret Visum plus cuperet an timeret,

At last his courage wan the day,
He to the scholar's will gave way.

Bessy by this began to smell
A rat, but kept her mind to'r sell :
She pray'd like howdy in her drink,
But meantime tipp'd young James a wink.
James frae his een an answer sent,
Which made the wife right wiel content:
Then turn'd to Hab, and thus advis'd :
• Whate'er you see be nought surpris’d,
But for your saul move not your tongue;
And ready stand with a great rung;
Syne as the sp’rit gangs marching out,
Be sure to lend him a sound rout:
I bidna this by way of mocking,
For nought delights him mair than knocking."

Hab got a kent,--stood by the hallan,
And straight the wild mischievous callan
Cries, “ RHADAMANTHUS Husky MINGO,
MONK, HORNER, HIPOCK, JINKO, JINGO,
Appear in likeness of a priest;
No like a deel, in shape of beast,
With gaping chafts to fleg us a':
Wauk forth, the door stands to the wa'."

Then frae the hole where he was pent,
The priest approach'd right wiel content ;
With silent pace strade o'er the floor,
'Till he was drawing near the door,

Audacior paululum fiebat
Nec quod projectum renuebat.

Bella, sinistrum augurata,
Et intus maledicens fata,
Dum ire perditum se putat,
Astutum hospitem annutat ;
Et ille clam ostentat ore
Nec planè inimicum fore :
Deinde hortatur sic Albertum,
“ Quicquid videbis, esto certum
Te nil officere, paratus
Dum astes fores, obarmatus
Ingenti baculo vel tigno
Quem dabis Dæmoni pro signo e
Nec parcas fortiter pulsare,
Nam hunc delectåt vapulare."

Albertus, fusti tunc arrepto,
Stat promptus obsequi præcepto ;
Dum alter, “ RHADAMANTHE, TUTE,
CUCULLE, MONACHE, CORNUTE,
Assumptâ specie sacerdotis,
Non cacodæmonis, si potes
Des te spectandum ; reserantur
En fores: egredi instanter !"

Ex antro minimè invitus
Qua latuit sacerdos citus
Jusso morigerans, ad fores
Graditur nullas nectens moras;

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