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Hurlophusicon and Thaumaturgick

Some pure word-magic (if not exactly other-magic) from Mr BOAZ, keen to demonstrate his astonishing arts to the “many curious, many ingenious persons” who have so far failed to see one of his shows due to their popularity (“who, from the constant overflow of company, could not possibly get admittance”). Those of inquisitive and contemplative minds should ensure they do not “lose the present opportunity of seeing his wonderful, and he may say his miraculous, Performances”. Please note, those “desirous of particular Seats” should ensure they send their servants to keep them by Quarter after Six o’clock.

Night Thirty of Mr Boaz’s Current Edinburgh Run

For more on Mr Boaz, visit Digging the Dust.

Excerpt taken from: Caledonian Mercury, 4 Jan. 1800. British Library Newspapers, accessed via National Library of Scotland membership.