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which it was impossible to get out of his hands so adorned with Highland dances, are to make up the long as the company stayed together. The third entertainment of all who are so well disposed as not day was engrossed after the same manner by a story to forbear a light entertainment, for no other reason of the same length. They at last began to refleet but that it is to do a good action. upon this barbarous way of treating one another, “I am, sir, your most humble Servant, and by this means awakened out of that lethargy

“ Ralph BELLFRY, with which each of them had been seized for seve

“ I am credibly informed, that all the insinua.

tions which a certain writer made against Mr. Powell “As you have somewhere declared, that extra- at the Bath, are false and groundless." ordinary and uncommon characters of makind are the game which you delight in, and as I look upon “MB. SPECTATOR, you to be the greatest sportsman, or, if you please, " My employment, which is that of a broker, the Nimrod among this species of writers, I thought leading me often into taverns about the Exchange, this discovery would not be unacceptable to you. has given me occasion to observe a certain enor. “I am, sir, &c."

mity, which I shall bere submit to your animadver: sion. In three or four of these taverns, I have, at

different times, taken notice of a precise set of peo. No. 372.) WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1712. ple, with grave countenances, short wigs, black Pudet hæc opprobria nobis

clothes, or dark camlet trimmed with black, and Et dici potuisse, et non potuisse refelli.

mourning gloves and hat-bands, who meet on cer

OVID, Met. i. 759 tain days at each tavern successively, and keep a To hear an open slander is a curse ;

sort of moving club. Having often met with their But not to find an answer is a worse.DRYDIN.

faces, and observed a certain elinking way in their “ MR. SPECTATOR,

May 6, 1712.

dropping in one after another, I had the curiosity to “I am sexton of the parish of Covent-garden, and to it by their agreeing in the singularity of their

inquire into their characters, being the rather moved complained to you some time ago, that as I was toll. dress ; and I find, upon due

examination, they are ing into prayers at eleven in the morning, crowds a knot of parish clerks, who have taken a fancy to of people of quality hastened to assemble at a pup: one another, and perhaps settle the bills of mortality pet-show on the other side of the garden. I bad at over their half-pints. I have so great a value and the same time a very great disesteem for

Mr. Powell veneration for any who have but even an assetting and his little thoughtless commonwealth, as if they Amen in the service of religion, that I am afraid had enticed the gentry into those wanderings : but lest these persons should incur some scandal by this Let that be as it will, I now am convinced of the practice; and would therefore have them, without honest intentions of the said Mr. Powell and com

raillery, advised to send the Florence and pullets pany, and send this to acquaint you, that he has home to their own houses, and not pretend to live given all the profits which shall arise to-morrow

as well as the overseers of the poor. night by his play to the use of the poor charity

“ I am, sir, your most humble Servant, children of this parish. I have been informed, sir,

“ HUMPHRY TRANSFER." that in Holland all persons who set up any show, or act any stage-play, be the actors either of wood and “ MR. SPECTATOR,

May 6th. wire, or flesh and blood, are obliged to pay out of “I was last Wednesday night at a tavern in the their gains such a proportion to the honest and in- city, among a set of men who call themselves the dustrious poor in the neighbourhood: by this means lawyers' club.' You must know, sir, this club conthey make diversion and pleasure pay a tax to la. sists only of attorneys; and at this meeting every bour and industry. I have been told also, that all one proposes the cause he has then in hand to the the time of Leat, in Roman Catholic countries, the board, upon which each member gives his judgment persons of condition administer to the necessities of according to the experience he has met with it the poor, and attend the beds of lazars and diseased happens that any one puts a case of which they have persons. Our protestant ladies and gentlemen are had no precedent, it is noted down by their clerk, so much to seek for proper ways of passing time, Will Goosequill (who registers all their proceedthat they are obliged to punchinello for knowing ings), that one of them may go the next day with it what to do with themselves. Since the case is so, ito a counsel. This indeed is commendable, and desire only you would entreat our people of quality, ought to be the principal end of their meeting; but who are not to be interrupted in their pleasure, to had you been there, to have heard them relate their think of the practice of any moral duty, that they methods of managing a cause, their manner of draw. would at least fine for their sins, and give something ing out their bills, and, in short, their arguments to these poor children: a little out of their luxury upon the several ways of abusing their clients, with and superfluity would atone, in some measure, for the applause that is given to him who has done it the wanton use of the rest of their fortunes. It most artfully, you would before now have given would not, methinks, be amiss, if the ladies who your remarks on them. They are so conscious that haunt the cloisters and passages of the playhouses their discourses ought to be kept a secret, that they were, upon every offence, obliged to pay to this ex. are very cautious of admitting any person who is net cellent institution of schools of charity. This method of their profession. When any who are not of the would make offenders themselves do service to the law are set in, the person who introduces him says public. But in the meantime I desire you would be is a very honest gentleman, and he is taken :a. publish this voluntary reparation which Mr. Powell as their cant is, to pay costs. I am admitted, upon does our parish, for the noise he has made in it by the recommendation of one of their principals, * * the constant rattling of coaches, drums, trumpets, very honest, good-natured fellow, that will never be triumphs, and battles. The destruction of Troy, in a plot, and only desires to drink his bottle and

smoke his pipe. You have formerly remarked upon • In the original publication in folio, the motto is wanting. several sorts of clubs; and as the tendency of this

Juv. Sat. xiv, 109.

is only to increase fraud and deceit, I hope you will word. The story tells us, that the fathers were please to take notice of it.

more moved at this instance of modesty and inge“ I am, with respect, your humble Servant, nuity* than they could have been by the most paT.

“H. R.” thetic oration, and, in short, pardoned the guilty

father for this early promise of virtue in the son. No. 373.] THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1712.

I take "assurance to be the faculty of possessing

a man's self, or of saying and doing indifferent Fallit enim vitium specie virtutis et umbra.

things without any uneasiness or emotion in the

mind.” That which generally gives a man assuVice oft is hid in Virtue's fair disguise, And in her borrow'd form escapes inquiring eyes.

rance is a moderate knowledge of the world, but,

above all, a mind fixed and determined in itself to MR. Locks, in his treatise of the Human Under- do nothing against the rules of honour and decency. standing, has spent two chapters upon the abuse of an open and assured behaviour is the natural conwords. The first and palpable abuse of words, he sequence of such a resolution. A man thus armed, says, is when they are used without clear and dis. if his words or actions are at any time misrepreLinct ideas; the second, when we are so inconstant sented, retires within himself, and from a conscious. and unsteady in the application of them, that we ness of his own integrity, assumes force enough to sometimes use them to signify one idea, sometimes despise the little censures of ignorance and malice. another. He adds, that the result of our contem Every one ought to cherish and encourage in plations and reasonings, while we have no precise himself the modesty and assurance I have here ideas fixed to our words, must needs be very con- mentioned. fused and absurd. To avoid this inconvenience, A man without assurance is liable to be made more especially in moral.discourses, where the same uneasy by the folly or ill-nature of every one he word should be constantly used in the same sense, converses with. A man without modesty is lost to he earnestly recommends the use of definitions. all sense of honour and virtue. " A definition," says he, " is the only way whereby It is more than probable that the prince above be precise meaning of moral words can be known. mentioned possessed both these qualifications in a He therefore accuses those of great negligence who very eminent degree. Without assurance, he would discourse of moral things with the least obscurity in never have undertaken to speak before the most the terms they make use of; since, upon the fore. august assembly in the world: without modesty, mentioned ground, he does not scruple to say that he would have pleaded the cause he had taken upon he thinks " morality is capable of demonstration, as him, though it had appeared ever so scandalous. well as the mathematics.

From what has been said, it is plain that modesty I know no two words that have been more abused and assurance are both amiable, and may very well by the different and wrong interpretations which meet in the same person. When they are thuis are put upon them, than these two, modesty and mixed and blended together, they compose what assurance. To say such a one is a modest man, we endeavour to express when we say a modest sometimes indeed passes for a good character; but assurance;" by which we understand the just mean at present is very often used to signify a sheepish, between bashfulness and impudence. awkward fellow, who has neither good breeding, I shall conclude with observing, that as the same politeness, nor any knowledge of the world. man may be modest and assured, so it is also pos

Again, a man of assurance, though at first it only sible for the same to be both impudent and bashful. denoted a person of a free and open carriage, is now We have frequent instances of this odd kind of sery usually applied to a profligate wretch, who can mixture in people of depraved minds and mean edubreak through all the rules of decency and morality cation, who, though they are not able to meet without a blush.

man's eyes, or pronounce a sentence without con I shall endeavour therefore in this essay to restore fusion, can voluntarily commit the greatest villanies these words to their true meaning, to prevent the or most indecent actions. idea of modesty from being confounded with that of Such a person seems to have made a resolution shee pishness, and to binder impudence from passing to do ill even in spite of bimself, and in defiance of for assurance

all those checks and restraints his temper and com10 I was put to define modesty, I would call it plexion seem to have laid in bis way. "the reflection of an ingenious* mind, either when Upon the whole, I would endeavour to establish a man bas committed an action for which he cen- this inaxim, that the practice of virtue is the most sures himself, or fancies that he is exposed to the proper method to give a man a becoming assurance censure of others."

in his words and actions. Guilt always seeks to For this reason a man truly modest is as much so shelter itself in one of the extremes, and is soinewhen he is alone as in company, and as subject to times attended with both.-X. a blush in his closet as when the eyes of multitudes are upon him.

I do not remember to have met with any instance No. 374.7 FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1712. of modesty with which I am so well pleased as that Ni aetum reputans si quid superesset agendum. celebrated one of the young prince, whose father

LUOAN, ti. 57 being a tributary king to the Romans, had several He reckon d not the past, while ought remain'd complaints laid against him before the senate, as a Great to be done, or mighty to be gain'd. --Rowl. tyrant and oppressor of his subjects. The prince THERE is a fault, which, though common, wants went to Rome to defend bis father; but coming into a name. It is the very contrary to procrastination. the senate, and hearing a multitude of crimes As we lose the present hour by delaying from day proved upon him, was so oppressed when it came to to day to execute what we ought to do immediately, his turn to speak, that he was unable to utter a

Ingenuity" seems here to be used in the sense of in•Ingentoas sems to be here used for “ ingenuotas."

genuousness."

80 most of us take occasion to sit still and throw otherwise my loss will be greater than that of Pom away the time in our possession by retrospect on pey. Our personal reputation will rise or fall as what is past, imagining we have already acquitted we bear our respective fortunes. All my private ourselves, and established our characters in the sight enemies among the prisoners shall be spared. I of mankind. But when we thus put a value upon will forget this, in order to obtain such another day. ourselves for what we have already done, any fur- Trebutius is ashamed to see me; I will go to his ther than to explain ourselves in order to assist our tent, and be reconciled in private. Give all the future conduct, that will give us an over-weening men of honour, who take part with me, the terms I opinion of our merit, to the prejudice of our present offered before the battle. Let them owe this to their industry. The great rule, methinks, should be, to friends who have been long in my interests. Power manage the instant in which we stand, with forti- is weakened by the full use of it

, but extended by tude, equanimity, and moderation, according to moderation. Galbinius is proud, and will be ser. men's respective circumstances. If our past actions vile in his present fortune ; let him wait. Sand for reproach us, they cannot be atoned for by our own Stertinius : he is modest, and his virtue is worth severe reflections so effectaally as by a contrary be- gaining. I have cooled my heart with reflection, haviour. If they are praiseworthy, the memory of and am fit to rejoice with the army to-morrow. He them is of no use but to act suitably to them. Thus is a popular general, who can expose himself like a good present behaviour is an implicit repentance a private man during a battle; but he is more pofor any miscarriage in what is past; but present pular who can rejoice but like a private wan after slackness will not make up for past activity. Time a victory.”' has swallowed up all that we contemporaries did What is particularly proper for the example of yesterday as irrevocably as it has the actions of the all who pretend to industry in the pursuit of honour antediluvians. But we are again awake, and what and virtue, is, that this hero was more than ordishall we do to-day-to-day, which passes while we narily solicitous about bis reputation, when a com. are yet speaking ? Shall we remember the folly of mon mind would have thought itself in security, last night, or resolve upon the exercise of virtue to- and given itself a loose to joy and triumph. But morrow? Last night is certainly gone, and to though this is a very great instance of his temper, morrow may never arrive. This instant make use I must confess I am more taken with his reflections of. Can you oblige any man of honour and virtue? when he retired to his closet in some disturbance Do it immediately. Can you visit a sick friend ? upon the repeated ill omens of Calphurnia's dream, Will it revive him to see you enter, and suspend the night before his death. The literal translation your own ease and pleasure to comfort his weakness, of that fragment shall conclude this paper. and hear the impertinencies of a wretch in pain ? “ Be it so then. If I am to die to-morrow, that Do not stay to take coach, but be gone. Your mis- is what I am to do to-morrow. It will not be then, tress will bring sorrow, and your bottle madness. because I am willing it should be then; nor sball Go to neither-Such virtues and diversions as I escape it, because I am unwilling. It is in the these are mentioned because they occur to all men. gods when, but in myself how, I shall die. If CalBut every man is sufficiently convinced, that to sus. phurnia's dreams are fumes of indigestion, how pend the use of the present moment, and resolve shall I behold the day after to.morrow! If they better for the future only, is an unpardonable folly. J are from the gods, their admonition is not to prepare What I attempted to consider, was the mischief of me to escape from their decree, but to meet it. I setting such a value upon what is past, as to think have lived a fulness of days and of glory: what is we have done enough. Let a man have filled all there that Cæsar has not done with as much bonour the offices of life with the highest dignity tiil yes- as ancient heroes ?-Cæsar has not yet died! Cæsar terday, and begin to live only to himself to-day, he is prepared to die.” must expect he will, in the effects upon his reputa T. tion, be considered as the man who died yesterday. The man who distinguishes himself from the rest, No. 375.] SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1712 stands in a press of people : those before him inter. Non possidentem multa vocaveris cept his progress; and those behind him, if he does not urge on, will tread him down. Cæsar, of whom

Nomen beati, qui deorum

Muneribus sapienter uti, it was said that he thought nothing done while there

Duramque callet pauperiem pati, was left any thing for him to do, went on in per Pejusque letho flagitium tímet.-Hor. 4 Od, ix. 45 forming the greatest exploits, without assuming to We barbarously call them blest himself a privilege of taking rest upon the foundation Who are of largest tenements possest, of the merit of his former actions. It was the man

While swelling coffers break their owner's rest

More truly happy those who can ner of that glorious captain to write down what Govern that little empire, man: scenes he had passed through; but it was rather Who spend their treasure freely, as 'twas gly'n to keep his affairs in method, and capable of a clear

By the large bounty of indulgent Heav'n; review in case they should be examined by others, than that he built a renown upon any thing that And scorn alike her friendship and her hate; was past. I shall produce two fragments of his, to Who poison less than false bood fear, demonstrate that it was his rule of life to support

Loath to purchase life so dear.-STEPSEY. himself rather by what he should perform, than I have more than once had occasion to mention what he had done already. In the tablet which he a noble saying of Seneca the philosopher, that a wore about him the same year in which he obtained virtuous person struggling with misfortunes, and the battle of Pharsalia, there were found these loose rising above then, is an object on which the gods notes of his own conduct. It is supposed, by the themselves may look down with delight. I shall circumstances they alluded to, that they might be therefore set before my reader a scene of this kind set down the evening of the same night.

of distress in private life, for the speculation of this “ My part is now but begun, and my glory rust day. be sustained by the use I make of this victory; An eminent citizen, who had lived in good' fashion

Recte beatum: rectius occupat

Who, in a fix d unulterable state,

Smile at the doubtful tide of Fate,

and credit, was, by a train of accidents, and by an " DEAREST CHILD, unavoidable perplexity in his affairs, reduced to a “ Your father and I have just received a letter low condition. There is a modesty usually attend- from a gentleman who pretends love to you, with a ing faultless poverty, which made him rather choose proposal that insults our misfortunes, and would to reduce his manner of living to bis present cir- throw us to a lower degree of misery than any thing cumstances, than solicit his friends in order to sup- which is come upon us. How could this barbarous port the show of an estate when the substance was man think that the tenderest of parents would be gone. His wife, who was a woman of sense and tempted to supply their wants by giving up the best virtue, behaved herself on this occasion with un. of children tú infamy and ruin? It is a mean and common decency, and never appeared so amiable cruel artifice to make this proposal at a time when ta his eyes as now. Instead of upbraiding him with he thinks our necessities must compel us to any the ample fortune she had brought, or the many thing; but we will not eat the bread of shame; and great offers she had refused for his sake, she re- therefore we charge thee not to think of us, but to doubled all the instances of her affection, while her avoid the snare which is laid for thy virtue. Behusband was continually pouring out his heart to ware of pitying us : it is not so bad as you perhaps her in complaints that he had ruined the best woman have been told. All things will yet be well, and I in the world. He sometimes came home at a time shall write my child better news. when she did not expect him, and surprised her in “ I have been interrupted; I know not how I tears, which she endeavoured to conceal, and always was moved to say things would mend. As I was put on an air of cheerfulness to receive him. To going on, I was startled by the noise of one that lessen their expense, their eldest daughter (whom I knocked at the door, aud hath brought us an unexshali call Amanda) was sent into the country, to pected supply of a debt which has long been owing. the house of an honest farmer, who had married a Oh! I will now tell thee all. It is some days i kervant of the family. This young woman was ap: have lived almost without support, having conveyed prebeasive of the ruin which was approaching, and what little money I could raise to your poor father. had privately engaged a friend in the neighbourhood Thou wilt weep to think where he is, yet be assured to give her an account of what passed from time to be will be soon at liberty. That cruel letter would time in her father's affairs. Amanda was in the have broke his heart, but I have concealed it from bloom of her youth and beauty; when the lord of him. I have no companion at present besides little the manor, who often called in at the farmer's house Fanny, who stands watching my looks as I write, as he followed his country sports, fell passionately and is crying for her sister, she says she is sure in love with her. He was a man of great genero- you are not well, having discovered that my present nity, but, from a loose education, had contracted a trouble is about you. But do not think I would hearty aversion to marriage. He therefore enter thus repeat my sorrows to grieve thee. No; it is tained a design upon Amanda's virtue, which at to entreat thee not to make them insupportabic, by present he thought fit to keep private. The inno- adding what would be worse than all. “Let us bear rent creature, who never suspected his intentions, cheerfully an affliction which we have not brought was pleased with his person ; and, having observed on ourselves, and remember there is a Power who his growing passion for her, hoped by so advan-cau better deliver us out of it than by the loss of tageous a match she might quickly be in a capacity thy innocence. Heaven preserve my dear child ! of supporting her impoverished relations. One day,

Thy affectionate Mother, as be called to see her, he found her in tears, over a letter she had just received from her friend, which gave an account that her father had lately been deliver this letter to Amanda, carried it first to bis

The messenger, notwithstanding he promised to stripped of every thing by an execution. The lover, who with some difficulty found out the cause of her master, who he imagined would be glad to have an grief, took this occasion to make her a proposal. His master was impatient to know the success of

opportunity of giving it into her hands himself. It is impossible to express Amanda’s confusion when his proposal, and therefore broke open the letter she found his pretensions were not honourable. She was now deserted of all her hopes, and had no moved åt so true a picture of virtue in distress; but

privately to see the contents. He was not a little power to speak, but, rushing from him in the utmost disturbance, locked herself up in her chamber. He at the same time was infinitely surprised to find his immediately dispatched a messenger to her father offers rejected. However, he resolved not to supwith the following letter :

press the letter, but carefully sealed it up again, and carried it to Amanda. All his endeavours to

see her were in vain till she was assured he brought "I have heard of your misfortunes, and have a letter from her mother. He would not part with offered your daughter

, if she will live with me, to it but upon condition that she would read it without settie on her four hundred pounds a-year, and to lay leaving the room. Whilst she was perusing it, he down the sum for which you are now distressed. I fixed his eyes on her face with the deepest attenwill be so ingenuous as to tell you that I do not in- tion. Her concern gave a new softness to her tend marriage ; but if you are wise, you will use beauty, and, when she

burst into tears, he could no pour authority with her not to be too nice, when she longer refrain from bearing a part in her sorrow, has an opportunity of saving you and your family, and telling her, that he too had read the letter, and and of making herself happy.

was resolved to make reparation for having been

“ I am," &c. the occasion of it. My reader will not be displeased *This letter came to the hands of Amanda's mo

to see the second epistle which he now wrote to ther. She opened and read it with great surprise

Amanda's mother, and concern. She did not think it proper to ex

“ MADAM, plain herself to the messenger, but, desiring him to “I ain full of shame, and will never forgive mycall again the next morning, she wrote to her self if I have not your pardon for what I lately daugbter as follows:

wrote. It was far from my intention to add trouble

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to the afflicted; nor could any thiug but my being from time to time. The watchman was so affected ä stranger to you have betrayed me into a fuult, for with it, that he bought her, and has taken her in which, if I live, I shall endeavour to make you partner, only altering their hours of duty from nigbe amends as a son. You cannot be unhappy while to day. The town has come into it, and they live Amanda is your daughter; nor shall be, if any very comfortably. This is the matter of faet. Now thing can prevent it which is in the power of, I desire you, who are a profound philosopher, to “ MADAM,

consider this alliance of instinct and reason. Your “ Your most obedient bumble Servant,

speculation may turn very naturally upon the force the superior part of mankind may have upon the

spirits of such as, like this watchman, may be very This letter he sent by his steward, and soon after near the standard of geese. And you may add to went up to town himself to complete the generous this practical observation, how, in all ages and act he had now resolved on. By his friendship and times, the world has been carried away by odd un. assistance Amanda's father was quickly in a condi. aceouotable things, which one would think would tion of retrieving bis perplexed affairs. To con- pass upon no creature which had reason; and under clude, he married Amanda, and enjoyed the double the symbol of this goose, you may enter into the satisfaction of having restored a worthy family to manner and method of leading creatures with their their former prosperity, and of making himself happy eyes open through thick and thin, for they know not by an alliance to their virtues.

what, they know not why.

“ All which is humbly submitted to your specta

torial wisdom, by, “ Sir, No. 376.] MONDAY, MAY 12, 1712.

“ Your most humble Servant, Pavone ex Pythagoræo.—PERS. Sat. vi. 11.

“ MICHAEL GANDER." From the Pythagorean peacock.

"MR. SPECTATOR, « MR. SPECTATOR,

« I have for several years had under my eare the " I HAVE observed that the officer you some time government and education of young ladies, which ago appointed as inspector of signs, has not done trust I have endeavoured to discharge with due te. his duty so well as to give you an account of very gard to their several capacities and fortunes. I bare many strange occurrences in the public streets, left nothing undone to imprint in every one of them which are worthy of, but have escaped, your notice. a humble courteous miðd, accompanied with a Among all the oddnesses which I have ever met graceful becoming mien, and have made them pretty with, that which I am now telling you gave me most much acquainted with the household part of family delight. You must have observed that all the cries affairs ; but still I find there is something very much in the street attract the attention of the passengers, wanting in the air of my ladies, different from what and of the inhabitants in the several parts, by some. I have observed in those who are esteemed your thing very particular in their tone itself, 'in the fine-bred women. Now, Sir, I must owe to you, 1 dwelling upon a note, or else making themselves never suffered my girls to learn to dance; but sine wholly unintelligible by a scream. The person I I have read your discourse of dancing, where you am so delighted with has nothing to sell, but very have described the beauty and spirit there is in te gravely receives the bounty of the people, for no gular motion, I own mysell your convert, and reother merit but the homage they pay to his manner solve for the future to give my young ladies that of signifying to them that he wants a subsidy. accomplishment. But upon imparting my design to You must sure have heard speak of an old man their parents, I have been made very uneasy for who walks about the city, and that part of the sub- some time, because several of them have declared, urbs which lies beyond the Tower, performing the that if I did not make use of the master they reoffice of a day-watchman, followed by a goose, commended, they would take away their children. which bears the bob of his ditty, and confirms what There was Colonel Jumper's lady, a colonel of the he says with a ' Quack, quack. I gave little heed train-bands, that has a great interest in her parish; to the mention of this known circumstance till, be she recommends Mr. Trot for the prettiest master ing the other day in those quarters, I passed by a in town; that no man teaches a jig like him; that decrepit old fellow, with a pole in his hand, who just she has seen him rise six or seven capers together then was bawling out, Half an hour after one with the greatest ease imaginable; and that his o'clock ! and immediately a dirty goose behiud scholars twist themselves more ways than the scholar made her response, Quack, quack. I could not of any master in town; besides, there is Madam forbear attending this grave procession for the Prim, an alderman's lady, recommends a master of length of half a street, with no small amazement to their own name, but she declares he is not of their find the whole place so familiarly acquainted with family, yet a very extraordinary man in his way; a melancholy midnight voice at noon-day, giving for, besides a very soft air he has in dancing, be them the hour, and exhorting them of the departure gives them a particular behaviour at a tea-table, and of time, with a bounce at their doors. While I was in presenting their spuff-box; teaches to twirl, slip, full of this novelty, I went into a friend's house, and or dirt a fan, and how to place patches to the best told him how I was diverted with their whimsical | advantage, either for fat or lean, Iong or oval faces ; monitor and his equipage. My friend gave me the for my lady says there is more in these things than history; and interrupted my commendation of the the world imagines. But I must confess, the major man, by telling me the livelihood of these two ani- part of those I am concerned with leave it to me. I mals is purchased rather by the good parts of the desire, therefore, according to the enclosed direcgoose than of the leader; for it seems the peripatetic tion, you would send your correspondent who has who walked before her was a watchman in that writ to you on that subject to my house. It proper neighbourhood; and the goose of herself, by fre-application this way can give innocence new charms. quent hearing this tone, out of her vaturai vigilance, and make virtue legible in the countebance, I shall dot only observed, but answered it very regularly Ispare no charge to make my scholars, in their tout

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