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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
HUDI BRA S.
PART II. —CANTO III.
The knight, with various doubts possessed,
DOUBTLESS the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated, as to cheat;*
Some with a noise, and greasy light,
* This familiar couplet appropriately introduces the subject of the canto, which is to expose the knaveries of astrologers, fortune-tellers, and other classes of cheats, who, under the mask of the learned professions, impose on the credulity of mankind. Swift has enlarged upon the suggestion in treating of the pleasures of mental delusion. • The happiness of life consists in being well deceived. See Tale of a Tub.
+ Alluding to the method of fowling in the night, by the low-bell, a process which consisted in first wakening the birds by the sound of