|Anonymous 10||A monster "whelp'd and bred in Wales" that "ate so much Goats Milk, that is has been very subject of late Years to have Horns sprout forth of its Head." The monster "was never known to blush, tho sometimes to look pale," and created havoc around town by "having confederated with some Wolves, and prey'd upon some Sheep Skins that contain'd the City Charter." After this incident, "three or four hundred Men from Westminster hunted it," and the monster "was dignified with a fine Collar and a Pouch, to the great DIshonour and Scandal of both; and was trusted with the Custody or a certain large Conscience."
||IT was whelp'd and bred in Wales, where it ate so much Goats Milk, that it has been very subject of late Years to have Horns sprout forth of its Head. It gave early Proofs of a hardy substantial Impudence, and was never known to blush, tho sometimes to look pale. Its peculiar Talent appear'd to be Yelling aloud; and that by a wealthy Citizens means, preferr'd it to be the Common Barker of Guild-hall, and afterwards to be the Foul Mouth of the City, in which place it continu'd, till having confederated with some Wolves, and prey'd upon some Sheep Skins that contain'd the City Charter, three or four hundred Men from Westminister hunted it from thence. But this Vertue of Falshood to its Trust soon advanc'd it to be chief Inquisitor of the Nation, and then it and its Confederate Wolves fell upon the old Sheep Skins in the Tower, and devour'd Magna Charta. And now it rang'd into the Western Forest, attended with Jack-calls to hunt down its Game, and was so ravenous, that if great quantities of Gold and Silver had not been chuck'd into its Mouth, to blunt the Edg of its Teeth, and fill its Maw, it was thought it would have suck'd up the Blood of the whole Country. At its return, this Monster was dignified with a fine Collar and a Pouch, to the great Dishonour and Scandal of both; and was trusted with the Custody of a certain large Conscience, for which it was a proper Keeper, and had room enough, having none of its own. It exposed this Conscience to Sale for three Years together, and to such as would give its own lusty Price, it retail'd it pretty civilly; but at such as begg'd any, or offer'd an under-rate, it roar'd hideously, even to the disturbance of the whole Neighbourhood.|
Anonymous. O rara show, a rara sight! A strange monster. London: 1689, 1