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cessarily to have a commerce downright affront to modesty. A disdainful look on with them, that of love. The case of celibacy is the such an occasion is returned with a couatenance regreat evil of our nation; and the indulgence of the buked but by averting their eyes from the woman of vicious conduct of men in that state, with the ridi hononr and decency, to some flippant creature who eule to which women are exposed, though never so will, as the phrase is, be kinder. I must set down virtuous, if long upmarried, is the root of the greatest things as they come into my head, without standing irregularities of this nation. To show you, Sir, that upon order. 'Ten thousand to one but the gay gentle(though you never have given us the catalogue of a man who stared, at the same time is a housekeeper; lady's library, as you promised) we read good books for you must know they have got into a bumour of of our own choosing, I shall insert on this occasion late of being very regular in their sins; and a young a paragraph or two out of Echard's Roman History. fellow shall keep his four maids and three footmen In the 11th page of the second volume, the author with the greatesi gravity imaginable. There are no observes thai Augustus, upon his return to Rome at less than six of these venerable housekeepers of my the end of a war, received complaints that too great acquaintance. This humour among young men of a number of the young men of quality were unmar.condition is innitated by all the world below them, ried. The emperor thereupon assembled the whole and a general dissolution of manners arises from equestrian order; and having separated the married this one source of libertinism, without shame of refrom the siogle, did particular honours to the former; prehension in the male youth. It is from this one but he told the latter, that is to say, Mr. Spectator, fountain that so many beautiful helpless young we he told the bachelors, that their lives and actions men are sacrificed and given up to lewdness, shame, had been so peculiar, that he knew not by what name poverty and disease. It is to this also that so many to call them; not by that of men, for they performed excellent young women, who might be patterns of nothing that was manly; not by that of citizens, for conjugal affection, and parents of a worthy race, the city might perish notwithstanding their care; pine under unhappy passions for such as have not nor by that of Romans, for they designed to extir-attention enough to observe, or virtue enough to pate the Roman name. Then, proceeding to show prefer, them to their common wenches. Now, Mr. bis tender care and hearty affection for his people, Spectator, I must be free to own to you, that I myhe further told them, that their course of life was of self suffer a tasteless insipid being, from a cousidesuch pernicious consequence to the glory and gran. ration I have for a man who would not, as he has deur of the Roman nation, that he could not choose said in my hearing, resign his liberty, as he calls it. but tell them, that all other crimes put together for all the beauty and wealth the whole sex is pas could not equalize theirs, for they were guilty of sessed of. Such calamities as these would not hap murder in not suffering those to be born which pen, if it could possibly be brought about, that by should proceed from them; of impiety, in causing fining bachelors as Papists convict, or the like, they the nanies and honours of their ancestors to cease; were distinguished to their disadvantage from the a9d of sacrilege, in destroying their kind which pro- rest of ihe world, who fall in with the measures of ceed from the immortal gods, and human nature, civil society. Lest you should think I speak this as the principal iting consecrated to them: therefore, being, according to the senseless rude phrase, a main this respect, they dissolved the government in licious old maid, I shall acquaint vou I am a promas disobeying its laws; betrayed their country by making of condition, not now three-and-twenty, and have ii barren and waste; nay, and demolished their city, had proposals from at least ten different men, and in depriving it of inhabitants. And he was sensible the greater number of them have upon the upstait that all this proceeded not from any kind of virtue refused me. Something or other is always amiss or abstinence, but from a looseness and wantonness when the lover takes to some new wench. A selo which ought never to be eccouraged in any civil go- tlement is easily excepted agaiast, and there is Fery vernment. There are no particulars dwelt upon that little recourse to avoid the vicious part of our poorb. let us into the conduct of these young worthies, but throwing one's self away upou sowe liteless whom this great emperor treated with so much jus block head, who, though he is without vice, is also lice and indignation ; but any one who observes without virtue. Now-a-days we must be content what passes in this town may very well frame to if we can get creatures which are not bad; gooi are himseli a notion of their riots and debaucheries all not to be expected. Mr. Spectator, I sat near you night, and their apparent preparations for them all the other day, and think I did not displease your day. It is not to be doubted but these Romans spectatorial eye-sight; which I shall be a better never passed any of their time innocently but when judge of when I see whether you take potice of they were asleep, and never slept but when they these evils your own way, or print this memorial were weary and heavy with excesses, and slept only dictated from the disdainful heavy heart of, to prepare themselves for the repetition of them. If

“Sir, your most obedient humble Servant, you did your duty as a Spectator, you would care

" RACHEL WELLADAY.* fully examine into the number of births, marriages, T. and burials; and when you have deducted out of your deaths all such as went out of the world without No. 529.1 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1712. marrying, then cast up the number of both sexes born within such a term of years last past; you

Singula quæque locum teneant sortita decenter. might, from the single people departed, make some

Hur. Ars Puel 9% useful inferences or guesses how many there are left

Let every thing have its due place.-Roscommos. unmarried, and raise some useful scheme for the

Upon the bearing of several late disputes conamendment of the age in that particular. I have cerming rank and precedence, I could not forbear not patience to proceed gravely on this abominable amusing myself with some observations which I have libertinisın; for I cannot but reflect, as I am wri- made upon the learned world, as to this great parting to you, upon a certain lascivious manner which ticular. By the learned world I bere mean at large all our young gentlemen use in public, and examine our eyes with a peiulancy in their own which is a

* Dissoluteacss.

all those who are any way concerned in works of li.to the learned world, and who regulate themselves terature, whether in the writing, printing, or repeat- upon all occasions by several laws peculiar to their ing part. To begin with the writers. I have oh- body; I mean the players or actors of both sexes. served that the author of a folio, in all companies Among these it is a standing and uncontroverted and conversations, sets himself above the author of principle, that a tragedian always takes place of a a quarto; the author of a quarto above the author of comedian; and it is very well known the merry au ocavo: and so on, by a gradual descent and drolls who make us laugh are always placed at the subordination, to an author in twenty-fours. This lower end of the table, and in every entertainment distinction is so well observed, that in an assembly give way to the dignity of the buskin. It is a stage of the learned, I have seen a folio writer place him. maxim, “ Once a king, and always a king." For self in an elbow-chair, when the author of a duode-this reason it would be thought very absurd in Mr. cimo has, out of a just deference to his superior qua- Bullock, notwithstanding the height and gracefullity, scated himself upon a squab. In a word, ness of his person, to sit at the right hand of a hero, authors are usually ranged in company after the though he were but five foot high. The same disa same manner as their works are upon a shelf. tinction is observed among the ladies of the theatre,

The most ininute pocket author hath beneath him Queens and heroines preserve their rank in private the writers of all pamphlets, or works that are only conversation, while those who are waiting women stitched. As for the pamphleteer, he takes place of and maids of honour upon the stage, keep their disnoge but the authors of single sheets, and of that tance also behind the scenes. fraternity who publish their labours on certain days, I shall only add that, by a parity of reason, all or on every day of the week. I do not rind that the writers of tragedy look upon it as their due to be precedency among the individuals in this latter class seated, served, or saluted, before comic writers ; of writers is yet settled.

those who deal in tragi-comedy usually taking their For my own part, I have had so strict a regard to seats between the authors of either side. There has the ceremonial which prevails in the learned world, been a long dispute for precedeney between the that I never presumed to take place of a pam- tragic and heroic poets. Aristotle would have the phleteer, until my daily papers were gathered into latter yield the pas to the former; but Mr. Dryden, ihose two first volumes which have already appeared. and many others, would never submit to this deci. After which, I naturally jumped over the beads not sion. Burlesque writers pay the same deference to oply of all pamphleteers, but of every octavo writer the heroic, as comic writers to their serious brothers in Great Britain that had written but one book. I in the drama. am also informed by my bookseller, that six octavos By this short table of laws order is kept up, and bare at all times been looked upon as an equivalent distinction preserved, in the whole republic of letto a folio; which I take notice of the rather, because ters.-0. I would not have the learned world surprised if, after the publication of half a dozen volumes, I take my place accordingly. When my scattered forces No.530.) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1712. are thus rallied, and reduced into regular bodies, I

Sic visum Veneri; cui placet iinpares tatter myself that I shall make no despicable figure

Formas atque animos suh juga ahenea at the head of them.

Sævo mittere cum joco. --Hor. I Od. xxxiii. 10. Whether these rules, which have been received

Thus Venus sports; the rich, the base,

Unlike in fortune and in face, time out of mind in the commonwealth of letters,

To disagreeing love provokes; were not originally established with an eye to our

When cruelly jocose, paper manufacture, I shall leave to the discussion of others; and shall only remark further in this place,

And binds unequals to the brazen yokes.-CRICK, that all printers and booksellers take the wall of one It is very usual for those who have been severe another according to the above-mentioned merits of upon marriage, in some part or other of their lives, the authors to whom they respectively belong. to enter into the fraternity which they have ridi

I come now to that point of precedency which is culed, and to see their raillery return upon their own settled among the three learned professions by the heads. I scarce ever knew a woman-hater that did wisdom of our laws. I need not here take notice of not, sooner or later, pay for it. Marriage, which is the rank which is allotted to every doctor in each of a blessing to another man, falls upon such a one as these professions, who are all of them, though not a judgment. Mr. Congreve's Old Bachelor is set so high as kuights, yet a degree above 'squires : forth to us with much wit and humour, as an exthis last order of men, being the illiterate body of ample of this kind. In short, those who have most the nation, are consequently thrown together into distinguished themselves by railing at the sex in a class below the three learned professions.* I general, very often make an honourable amends, by meution this for the sake of several rural 'squires, choosing one of the most worthless persons of it for whose reading does not rise so high as to the pre- a companion and y'okefellow. Hymen takes his resent State of England, and who are often apt to venge in kind on those who turn his mysteries into usurp that precedency which by the laws of their ridicule. country is not due to them. Their want of learn My friend Will Honeycomb, who was so unmers ing, which has planted them in this station, may in cifully witty upon the women, in a couple of letters some measure extenuate their misdemeanour; and which I lately communicated to the publie, has given our professors ought to pardon them when they the ladies ample satisfaction by marrying a farmer's offend in this particular, considering that they are daughter; a piece of news which came to our club in a state of ignorance, or, as we usually say, do not by the last post

. The templar is very positive that koow their right hand from their left.

he has married a dairy-naid: but Will, ia his letter There is another tribe of persons who are retainers to me on this oceasion, sets the best face upon the have ductors of music, who take rank after the doctors of the count of his spouse. I must confess I suspected la carne Universities, that of Dublin in particular, they matter

that he can, and gives a more tolerable acurtee learned professious, and above esquires.

something more than ordinary, when upon opening

She lies the fatal noone,

the letter I found that Will was fallen off from his tion, as a prudent head of a family, a good busband, former gaiety, having changed “ Dear Spec.," which careful father (when it shall so happen), and as was his usual salute at the beginning of the letter, “ Your most sincere Friend, into “My worthy Friend," and subscribed himself

and bumble Servant, at the latier end of it at full length William Honey 0.

“ WILLIAM HoxEYCOMB." comb. In short, the gay, the loud, the vain Will Honeycomb, who had made love to every great fortune that has appeared in town for about thirty years No. 531.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1712 together, and boasted of favours from ladies whom

Qui mare et terras, variisque mundum he had never seen, is at length wedded to a plain

Temperat horis; country girl.

Unde nil mnjus generatur ipso: His letter gives us the picture of a converted rake.

Nec vaget quicquam sinik, aut secundan The sober character of the husband is dashed with

Hor, I Od. xii. 15.

Who guides below, and rules above, the man of the town, and enlivened with those little

The great Disposer, and the mighty King. eant phrases, which have made my friend Will often

Than he none greater. like lum none thought very pretty company. But let us hear what

That can be, us, or was; he says for himself:

Supreme he singly fills the throne.-CRxca.

SIMONIDES being asked by Dionysius the tyrant “ MY WORTHY FRIEND,

what God was, desired a day's time to consider of it " I question not but you, and the rest of my ac- before he made his reply. When the day was erquaintance, wonder that I, who have lived in the pired he desired two days; and afterward, instead smoke and gallantries of the town for thirty years of returning his answer, demanded still double the together, should all on a sudden grow fond of a time to consider of it. This great poet and philocountry life. Had not my dog of a steward ran sopher, the more he contemplated the nature of the away as he did without making up his accounts, IDeity, found that he waded but the more out of his had still been immersed in sin and sea-coal. But depth; and that he lost himself in the thought, insince my late forced visit to my estate, I am so stead of finding an end to it. pleased with it, that I am resolved to live and die If we consider the idea which wise men, by the upon it. I am every day abroad among my acres, light of reason, have framed of the Divine Being, and-can scarce forbear filling my letter with breezes, it amounts to this; that he has in him all the pershades, flowers, meadows, and purling streams. The fection of a spiritual nature. And, since we have simplicity of manners, which I have heard you so po potion of any kind of spiritual perfection bet often speak of, and which appears here in perfec- what we discover in our own souls, we join infinition, charms me wonderfully. As an instance of it tude to each kind of these perfections, and what is I must acquaint you, and by your means the whole a faculty in a human soul becomes an attribute is club, that I have lately married one of my tenant's God. We exist in place and time; the Divine daughters. She is born of honest parents ; and Being fills the immensity of space with his presence, though she has no portion, she has a great deal of and inhabits eternity. We are possessed of a little virtue. The natural sweetness and innocence of her power and a little kuowledge: The Divine Being is bebaviour, the freshness of her complexion, the un- almighty and omniscient. In short, by adding isaffected turn of her shape and person, shot me finity to any kind of perfection we enjoy, and by through and through every time that I saw her, and joining all these different kinds of perfection is one did more execution upon me in grogram than the being, we form our idea of the great Sovereign of greatest beauty in town or court had ever done in nature. brocade. In short, she is such a one as promises Though every one who thinks must bave made me a good beir to my estato; and if by her means this observation, I shall produce Mr. Locke's at I caonot leave to my children what are falsely called thority to the same purpose, out of his Essay on the gifts of birth, high titles, and alliances, I hope Human Understanding : " If we examine the idea to convey to them the more real and valuable gifts we have of the incomprehensible Supreme Being, of birth--strong bodies and healthy constitutions. we shall find that we coine by it the same way; and As for your fine women, I need not tell thee that I that the complex ideas we have both of God and know them. I have had my share in their graces ; separate spirits, are made up of the simple ideas we but no more of that. It shall be my business here receive from reflection; v. g. having, from what we after to live the life of an honest man, and to act as experience in ourselves, got the ideas of existence becomes the master of a family. I question not but and duration, of knowledge and power, of pleasure, I shall draw upon me the raillery of the town, and and bappiness, and of several other qualities and be treated to the tune of, • The Marriage-hater powers, which it is better to have than to be witbMatched ;' but I am prepared for it. I have been out; when we would frame an idea the Diost suitaas witty upon others in my time. * To tell thee truly, ble we can to the Supreme Being, wc enlarge every I saw such a tribe of fashionable young futtering one of these with our own idea of infinity; and so coxcombs shot :p, that I did not think my post of putting them together make our complex idea of an homme de ruelle any longer tenable. I felt a God." certain stiffness in my limbs, which entirely de It is not impossible that there may be many kinds stroyed the jantiness of air I was once master of. of spiritual perfection, besides those which are Besides, for I may now confess my age to thee, 1 lodged in a human soul; but it is impossible that have been eight-and-forty above these twelve years. we should have ideas of any kinds of perfection, exSince my retirement into the country will make a cept those of which we have some small rays and vacancy in the club, I could wish you would fill up short imperfect strokes in ourselves. It would my place with my friend Tum Dapperwit. He has therefore be a very high presumption to determine an infinite deal of tire, and knows the town. For whether the Supreme Being has not many more my own part, as I have said before, I shall endea- attributes than those which enter into our concep vour to live hereafter suitable to a man in my sta- tions of him. This is certain, that if there be any

Hor. Ars Poet. ver. 304.

kind of spiritual perfection which is not marked out man,* who was an honour to his country, and a more in the numan soul, it belongs in its fuloess to the diligent as well as successful inquirer into the works divine nature,

of nature than any other our nation has ever produced. Several eminent philosophers have imagined that He had the profoundest veneratiou for the great the soul, in her separate state, may have new facul- God of heaven and earth that I have ever observed ties springing up in her, which she is not capable of in any person. The very name of God was never exerting during her present union with the body; mentioned by him without a pause and a visible stop and whether these faculties may not correspond with in his discourse; in which one, that knew him tuost other attributes in the divine nature, and open to us particularly above twenty years, has told me that hereafter new matter of wonder and adoration, we he was so exact, that he does not remember to have are altogether ignorant. This, as I have said be observed him once to fail in it.” fore, we ought to acquiesce in, that the Sovereign Every one knows the veneration which was paid Being, the great Author of Nature, has in him all by the Jews to a name so great, wonderful, and possible perfections, as well in kind as in degree : to holy. They would not let it enter even into their speak according to our methods of conceiving, I religious discourses. What can we then think of shall only add under this head, that when we have those who make usc of so temendous a name in the raised our notion of this infinite Being as high as it ordinary expressions of their anger, mirth, and is possible for the mind of man to go, it will fall in most impertinent passions ? of those who admit it finitely short of what he really is. “ There is no into the most familiar questions and assertions, luend of his greatness." The most exalted creature dicrous phrases, and works of humour ? not to he has made is only capable of adoring it; none mention those who violate it by solemn perjuries ! but himself can comprehend it.

It would be an affront to reason to endeavour to set The advice of the son of Sirach is very just and forth the horror and profaneness of such a practice. sublime in this light. “By his word all things copsist. The very mention of it exposes it sufficiently to We may speak much, and yet come short: wherefore those in whom the light of nature, not to say reliin sum he is all. How shall we be able to mag-gion, is not utterly extinguished.-0. nify him ? for he is great above all his works. The Lord is terrible and very great; and marvellous is

No. 532.] MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1712. his power. When you glorify the Lord, exalt him

-Fungor vice co!is, acutum as much as you can: for even yet will he far ex.

Reddere qua ferrum valet, exsors ipsa secandi ceed. And when you exalt him, put forth all your strength, and be not weary; for you can never go I play the whetstone ; useless, and unfit far enough. Who hath seen him, that he might tell To cut myself, I sharpen other's wit.-CREECH. us? and who can magnify him as he is? There are It is a very honest action to be studious to pro: yet hid greater things than these be, for we have duce other men's merit; and I make no scruple of seen but a few of his works."

saying, I have as much of this temper as any man I have here only considered the Supreme Being in the world. It would not be a thing to be bragged by the light of reason and philosophy. "If we would of

, but that it is what any man may be master of, see him in all the wonders of his mercy, we must who will take pains enough for it. Much observabare recourse to revelation, which represents him to tion of the unworthiness in being pained at the exa us not only as infinitely great and glorious, but as cellence of another, will bring you to a scorn of infinitely good and just in his dispensations towards yourself for that unwillingness; and when you have man. But as this is a theory which falls under every got so far, you will find it a greater pleasure than one's consideration, though' indeed it can never be you ever before knew to be zealous in promoting sufficiently considered, I shall here only take notice ihe fame and welfare of the praiseworthy, I do not of that habitual worship and veneration which we speak this as pretending to be a mortified self-deny. ought to pay to this Almighty Being. We should ing man, but as one who has turned his ambition often refresh our minds with the thought of him, and into a right channel

. I claim to myself the merit of annihilate ourselves before him, in the contempla- having extorted excellent productions from a person tion of our own worthlessness, and of his transcen- of the greatest abilities, who would not have let them dant excellency and perfection. This would imprint appeared by any other means ;t to have animated a in our minds such a constant and uninterrupted a we few young gentlemen into worthy pursuits, who will and veneration as that which I am here recommend- be a glory to our age; and at all times, and by all ing, and which is in reality a kind of incessant possible means in my power, undermined the inteprayer, and reasonable humiliation of the soul before rest of ignorance, vice, and fully, and attempted to him who made it.

substitute in their stead learning, piety, and good This would effectually kill in us all the little seeds It is from this honest heart that I find my. of pride, vanity, and self-conceit, which are apt to self honoured as a gentleman-usher to the arts and shoot up in the minds of such whose thoughts turn sciences. Mr. Tickell and Mr. Pope have, it seems, more on those comparative advantages which they this idea of me. The former has writ me an excelenjoy over some of their fellow-creatures, than on lent paper of verses, in praise, forsooth, of myself; that infinite distance which is placed between them and the other enclosed for my perusal an admirable and the supreme model of all perfection. It would poem, which I hope will shortly see the light. In likewise quicken our desires and endeavours of the mean time I cannot snppress any thought of uniting ourselves to him by all the acts of religion his

, but insert this sentiment about the dying words and virtue.

of Adrian. I will not determine in the case he Such an habitual homage to the Supreme Being mentions; but have thus much to say in favour of Would, in' a particular manner, banish from among his argument, that many of his own works, which I ne that prevailing impiety of using his name on the have seen, convince me that very pretty and very mog trivial occasions. I and the following passage in an excellent the Honourable Robert Boyle.

See Bishop Burnet's sermon, preached at the funeral of Bermon preached at the funeral of, a gentle.

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sublime sentiments may be lodged in the same bo. At length despis d, each to his fields retires, som without diminution to its greatness.

First with the dogs, ard king apudst the 'squiren

From pert to sujud sinks supwely dour, “ MR. SPECTATOR,

In youth a coxcomb, and in age a clown. I was the other day in company with five or six "Such readers sconid, thou wing 'st thy daring flight

Above the stars, and tread'st the fields of light; men of some learning; where, chancing to mention

Fame, hearen, and heh, are thy exalted theme, :he famous verses wbích the Emperor Adrian spoke on And visions such as Jove himself munt dress; his death-bed, they were all agreed that it was a piece Man suwk to slav'ry, though to glory boru; of gaiery unworthy that prince in thosc circumstances.

Heaven's pride, when upright: and deprav'd, bis scort I could not but dissent froin this opinion. Methinks

* Such hints alone could Critish Virgil lend,

And thou alone deserve from such a friend : it was by no means a gay but a very serious soli

A debt so horrow'd is illustrious shame, loquy to his soul at the point of his departure; in And fare when shar'd with him is double fame. which sense I naturally took the verses at my first So flush'd with sul pets, by beauty's queen bestow d, reading them, when I was very young, and before I

With more than mortal charms Æneas glow'd:

Such geu'rous strises Eugene and Marlbto try, knew what interpretation the world generally put

And, as in glory, so in friendship vie. upon them.

* Permit these lines by thee to live-nor blame
Animula vagula, blandula,

A muse that pants and languishes for fame:
Hospes comesque corporis,

That lears to sink when hun bler themes she sings,
Quæ nunc abibis in loca?

Lost in the mass of mean forgotten things.
Pallidula, rigida, nudula,

Receiv'd by thee, I prophesy my rhymes
Nec (ut soles) dabis joca!

The praise of virgins in succeedmg times: 16 Alas, my soul; thou pleasing companion of Mix'd with thy works, their life no bouuds shall see, this body, thou fleeting thing that art now deserting

But stand protected as inspir'd by thee. ;., whither art thou flying? to what unknown re “ So some weak shoot, which else would poorly rise, yion? Thou art all trembling, fearful, and pensive.

Jove's tree adopts, and lists him to the skies;

Through the new pupil sost'ring juces flow,
Now what is become of thy former wit and humour? Thrust forth the gems, and give the flowers to blow
Thou shalt jest and be gay no more.'

Aloft, immortal reigns the plant unknown, “I confess I cannot apprehend where lies the

With borrow'd life, and vigour pot his own't trifling in all this; it is the most natural and ob. * To the SPECTATOR-GENERAL. vious reflection imaginable to a dying man : and, if we consider the emperor was a heathen, that doubt

“ Mr. John Six humbly sheweth, concerning the future fate of his soul will seem so “ That upon reading the deputation given to the far from being the effect of want of thought, that it said Mr. John Sly, all persons passing by his obwas scarce reasonable he should think otherwise : servatory, behaved theinselves with the same deconot to mention that here is a plain confession in- rum as if your honour yourself had been present. eluded of his belief in its immortality. The dimi. “ That your said officer is preparing, according to nutive epithets of vagula, blandula, and the rest, your honour's secret instructions, hats for the several appear not to me as expressions of levity, but rather kinds of heads that inake figures in the realms of of endearment and concern : such as we find in Ca. Great Britain, with cocks significant of their powers tullus, and the authors of Hendecasyllabi after him, and faculties. where they are used to express the utmost love and “ That your said officer has taken due notice of tenderness for their mistresses. If you think me your instructions and admouitions concerning the right in my notion of the last words of Adrian, be internals of the head from the outward form of the pleased to insert this in the Spectator; if not, to same. His hats for men of the faculties of law and suppress it.

“I am," &c. physic do but just turn up, to give a little life to their " TO THE SUPPOSED AUTHOR OF THE SPECTATOR. sagacity; his military hats glare full in the face; * In courts licentinus, and a shameless stage,

and he has prepared a familiar easy cock for all good How long the war shall wit with virtue wage?

companions between the above-mentioned extremes. Enchanted by this prostituted fair,

For this end he has consulted the most learned of Our youth run headlong in the fatal snare; In height of rapture clasp unheeded pains,

his acquaintance for the true form and dimensions And suck pollution through their tingling veing.

of the lepidum caput, and made a hat fit for it. · Thy spotless thoughts unshocked the priest may hear, the young divines about town are many of them got

“ Your said otficer does further represent, That And the pure vestal in her boxom wear. To conscious blushes and diminished pride

into the cock military, and desires your

instructions Thy glass betrays what treach'rous love would hide: therein. Nor harsh thy precepts, but, insux'd by stealth, Please while they cure, and cheat us into health.

That the town has been for several days tery Thy works in Chloe's toilet gam a part,

well behaved, and further your said officer saith not." And with his tailor share the fopliuy's heart:

T.
Lash'd in thy satire the pemurious cit
Laughs at himself, and finds no harm in wit:
From felon gamesters the raw 'squire is free,
And Britain owes hier rescu'd oaks to thee.

No. 533.] TUESDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1712,
Ilis miss the frolic viscount f dreads to toast,
Or his third cure the shallow templar boast :

Immo duas dabo, inquit ille, unum si parum est; And the rash fool who scorn'd the heaten road,

Et si duarum pænitebi, addenter dus-PLACT. Dares quake at thunder, and confess his God.

Nay, says he, if one is too little, I will give you two; ** The brainless stripling, who, expelld te town,

And if two will not satisfy you, I will add two more. Damn'd the stiff college and pedantic gown,

“ TO THE SPECTATOR. Aw'd by the name is dumb, and thrice a week Spells uncouth Latin, and pretends to Greek.

“ Sir, A saunt'ring tribe ! such, born to wide estates,

“ You have often given us very excellent disWith yea' and 'no' in senates hold debates :

courses against that unnatural custom of parents, in Mr. Tickell bere alludes to Sucle's papers against the forcing their children to marry contrary to their irsharpers, sc., in the Tatler, and particularly to a letter in clinations. My own case, without further pretace, Tal. No. 73, signed Will Trusty, and written by Mr. John Hughes 1 Viscount Boling brokė.

• A compliment to Addison. t By H. Thomas Ticiel

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