This gem measures 3½ by 5¾ inches.
The Spectator, in Eight Volumes,
Printed for J. Parsons, No. 21, Paternoster Row
How to make coffee, alias ninny-broth; a new invention of buttering turnips; to make a loaf of bread to dance about the table, intermixed with profit and delight.Poor Robin, 1696.Which makes some saints low-teachers chuseNot for their doctrine, but their news.But when they’re in a fit of zeal,Their wounded conscience they healWith ninny-broth, o’er which they seekSome new religion ev’ry week.Hudibras Redivivus, Part I, 1708.
The choices are literally between transcendence and self-destruction, even through revolt. And as long as there are oppressors in the world of men, the fake currency of saviors will be in high demand.