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lie in the profession or employment to which they many other motions and gestures, before I took the shall severally and respectively be assigned.

least notice of her. At last I looked at her with a N. B. It is thought fit to give the foregoing no- kind of surprise, as if she had before been unobtice, that none may present himself here for any served by reason of an ill light where she sat. It is post of honour or profit, who is not duly qualified. not to be expressed what a sudden joy I saw arise in

5. That over all the gates of the additional build- her countenance, even at the approbation of such a ings there be figures placed in the same manner as very old fellow; but she did not long enjoy her triover the entrance of the edifice already erected; umph without a rival; for there immediately entered provided they represent such distractions only as Castabella, a lady of a quite contrary character, that are proper for those additional buildings; as of an is to say, as eminent a prude as Lydia is a coquette. envious man gnawing his own flesh, a gamester Belvidera gave me a glance, which, methought, inpulling himself

by the ears and knocking his head timated that they were both curiosities in their kind, against a marble pillar, a covetous man warming and worth remarking. As soon as we were again himself over a heap of gold, a coward flying from seated, I stole looks at each lady, as if I was com. his own shadow, and the like.

paring their perfections. Belvidera observed it, and Having laid down this general scheme of my de- began to lead me into a discourse of them both to sign, I do hereby invite all persons who are willing their faces, which is to be done easily enough; for to encourage so public-spirited a project, to bring in one woman is generally so intent upon the faults of their contributions as soon as possible; and to ap- another, that she has not reflection enough to observe prehend forthwith any politician whom they shall when her own are represented. . 'I have taken nocatch raving in a coffee-house, or any free-thinker tice, Mr. Bickerstaff,' said Belvidera, that you have, whom they shall find publishing his deliriums, or in some parts of your writings, drawn characters of any other person who shall give the like manifest our sex, in which you have not, to my apprehension, signs of a crazed imagination : and I do, at the been clear enough and distinct; particularly in those same time, give this public notice to all the madmen of a prude and a coquette.' Upon the mention of about this great city, that they may return to their this, Lydia was roused with the expectation of seeing senses with all imaginable speed, lest, if they should Castabella's picture, and Castabesla with the hopes come into my hands, I should put them into a re- of that of Lydia. "Madam,' said I to Belvidera, gimen which they would not like: for if I find any when we consider nature, we shall often find very one of them persist in his frantic behaviour, I will contrary effects flow from the same cause. The make him, in a month's time, as famous as ever prude and coquette, as different as they appear in Oliver's porter was.

their behaviour, are in reality the same kind of women. The motive of action in both the affect

ation of pleasing men. They are sisters of the same No. 126.] SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1709-10. and the other a light dress. The prude appears

blood and constitution; only one chooses a grave, Anguillam caudâ tenes.

T. D'Urfey.

more virtuous, the coquette more vicious, than she You have got an eel by the tail.

really is. The distant behaviour of the prude tends

to the same purpose as the advances of the coquette; From my own Apartment, January 27. and you have as little reason to fall into despair

from the severity of the one, as to conceive hopes There is no sort of company so agreeable as from the familiarity of the other. What leads you that of women who have good sense without affect into a clear sense of their character is, that you may ation, and can converse with men without any pri- observe each of them has the distinction of sex in vate design of imposing chains and fetters. Belvi- all her thoughts, words, and actions. You can dera, whom I visited this evening, is one of these. never mention any assembly you were lately in, but There is an invincible prejudice in favour of all she one asks you with a rigid, the other with a sprightly says, from her being a beautiful woman; because air, “Pray, what men were there ?” As for prudes, she does not consider herself as such when she talks it must be confessed, that there are several of them, to you. This amiable temper gives a certain tinc- who, like hypocrites, by long practice of a false part, ture to all her discourse, and made it very agreeable become sincere; or at least delude themselves into to me until we were interrupted by Lydia, a creature a belief that they are so.' who has all the charms that can adorn a woman. For the benefit of the society of ladies, I shall Her attractions would indeed be irresistible, but that propose one rule to them as a test of their virtue. I she thinks them so, and is always employing them find in a very celebrated modern author, that the in stratagems and conquests. When I turned my gread foundress of Pietists, madam de Bourignon, eye upon her as she sat down, I saw she was a per- who was no Dess famous for the sanctity of her life, son of that character, whieh, for the further infor-than for the singularity of some of her opinions, used zation of my country correspondents, I had long to boast that she had not only the spirit of continency wanted an opportunity of explaining. Lydia is a in herself, but that she had also the power of corrfinished coquette, which is a sect among women of municating it to all who beheld her This the scolall others the most mischievous, and makes the fers of those days called , * The gift of infrigidation,' greatest havoc and disorder in society. I went on and took occasion from it to rally her face, rather in the discourse I was in with Belvidera, without than admire her virtue. I would therefore advise the showing that I had observed any thing extraordinary prude, who has a mind to know the integrity of her in Lydia: upon which, I immediately saw her look own heart, to lay her hand seriously upon it, and to me over as some very ill-bred fellow; and, casting a examine herself, whether she could sincerely rejoice scornful glance on my dress, give a shrug at Belvi- in such a gift of conveying chaste thoughts to all her dera. But, as much as she despised me, she wanted male beholders. If she has any aversion to the my admiration, and made twenty offers to bring my power of inspiring so great a virtue, whatever notion (yes her way; but I reduced her to a restlessness in she may have of her perfections, she deceives her own her seat, and impertinent playing of her fan, and heart, and is still in the state of prudery Some,

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perhaps, will look upon the boast of Madame Bour- No. 127.) TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1709-10 ignon, as the utmost ostentation of a prude.

If you would see the humour of a coquette pushed Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quod to the last excess, you may find an instance of it in

Maxima pars homidum morbo jectatur eodem the following story; which I will set down at length,

Hor. 2. Sat i 121 because it pleased me when I read it, though I can

By few, forsooth, a madman he is thought, not recollect in what author.

For half mankind the same disease have caught. A young coquette widow in France having been

Francia followed by a Gascon of quality, who had boasted among his companions of some favours which he

From my own Apartment, January 30. had never received, to be revenged of him, sent for him one evening, and told him, it was in his power There is no affection of the mind so much blended to do her a very particular service.' The Gascon, in human nature, and wrought into our very coastwith much profession of his readiness to obey her tution, as pride. It appears under a multitude of commands, begged to hear in what manner she de disguises, and breaks out in ten thousand differen: signed to employ her. * You know,' said the widow, symptoms. Every one feels it in himself, and yet

my friend Belinda; and must often have heard of wonders to see it in his neighbour. I must confts, the jealousy of that impotent wretch her husband. I met with an instance of it the other day, where ! Now it is absolutely necessary, for the carrying on a should very little have expected it. Who would certain affair, that his wife and I should be together believe the proud person I am going to speak of is a a whole night. What I have to ask of you is, to cobbler upon Ludgate-hill? This artist being na dress yourself in her night-cloaths, and lie by him a tụrally a lover of respect, and considering that his whole night in her place, that he may not miss her circumstances are such that no man living will give while she is with me.' The Gascon, though of a it him, has contrived the figure of a beau, in wood; very lively and undertaking complexion, began to who stands before him in a bending posture, with startle at the proposal. * Nay,' says the widow, his hat under his left arm, and his right hand es . if you have not the courage to go through what I tended in such a manner as to hold a thread, a piece ask of you, I must employ somebody else that will.'l of wax, or an awl, according to the particular service • Madam,' says the Gascon, ‘I will kill him for you in which his master thinks fit to emply him. Whes if you please; but for lying with him!-How is it I saw him, he held a candle in this obsequious pos possible to do it without being discovered?' • If you ture. I was very well pleased with the cobbler's do not discover yourself,' says the widow, you will intention, that had so ingeniously contrived an in lie safe enough, for he is past all curiosity He ferior, and stood a little while contemplating this comes in at night while she is asleep, and goes out inverted idolatry, wherein the image did honour to in the morning before she awakes; and is in pain for the man. When we meet with such a fantastic nothing, so he knows she is there'Madam,' re- vanity in one of this order, it is no wonder if we may plied the Gascon, how can you reward me for pas- trace it through all degrees above it, and particusing a night with this old fellow ?” The widow larly throughout all the steps of greatness. We easily answered with a laugh, “ Perhaps by admitting you see the absurdity of pride when it enters into the to pass a night with one you think more agreeable.' heart of a cobbler'; though in reality it is altogether He took the hint; put on the night-cloaths; and had as ridiculous and unreasonable, wherever it takes not been a-bed above an hour before he heard a possession of a human creature. There is no temp knocking at the door, and the treading of one who tation to it from the retlection upon our being in approached the other side of the bed, and who he general, or upon any comparative perfection, did not question was the good man of the house. whereby. one man may excel another. The greater I do not know, whether the story would be better by a man's knowledge is, the greater motive be may telling you in this place, or at the end of it, that the seem to have for pride; but in the same proportion person who went to bed to him was our young co- as the one rises, the other sinks, it being the chief quette widow, The Gascon was in a terrible fright office of wisdom to discover to us our weaknesses and every time she moved in the bed, or turned towards imperfections. him; and did not fail to shrink from her, until he As folly is the foundation of pride, the natural had conveyed himself to the very ridge of the bed. superstructure of it is madness. If there was an I will not dwell upon the perplexity he was in the occasion for the experiment, I would not question to whole night, which was augmented, when he ob- make a proud man a lunatic in three weeks' time; served that it was now broad day, and the husband provided I had it in my power to ripen his frenzy did not offer to get up and go about his business. With proper applications. It is an admirable reflex All that the Gascon had for it, was to keep his face tion in Terence, where it is said of a parasite, Hu turned from him, and to feign himself asleep, when, homines ex stultis facit insanos. “This fellow,' says to his utter confusion, the widow at last put out her he, has an art of converting fools into madmen.' arm, and pulls the bell at her bed's head. In came When I was in France, the region of complaisance her friend, and two or three companions to whom the and vanity, I have often observed, that a great man Gascon had boasted of her favours. The widow who has entered a levee of flatterers hurable and jumped into a wrapping gown, and joined with the temperate, has grown so intensely heated by the rest in laughing at this man of intrigue.

court which was paid him on all sides, that he has been quite distracted before he could get into a coach.

If we consult the collegiates of Moor-fields, we shall find most of them are beholden to their pride for their introduction into that magnificent palace.

I had, some years ago, the curiosity to enquire into the particular circumstances of these whimsica! freeholders; and learned from their own mouths the

condition and character of each of them. Indeed, I him, and familiarize his carriage by the use of a found that all I spoke to were persons of quality good cudgel. It may likewise be of great benefit to There were at that time five duchesses, three earls, make him jump over 'a stick half a dozen times two heathen gods, an emperor, and a prophet. There every morning. were also a great number of such as were locked up A third, whom I have in my eye, is a young fel. from their estates, and others who concealed their low, whose lunacy is such that he boasts of nothing titles. A leatherseller of Taunton whispered me in but what he ought to be ashamed of. He is vain of the ear, that he was 'the Duke of Monmouth;' but being rotten, and talks publicly of having combegged me not to betray him. At a little distance mitted crimes which he ought to be hanged for by from him sat a tailor's wife, who asked me, as I the laws of his country. went, if I had seen the sword-bearer ? upon which I There are several others whose brains are hurt presumed to ask her, who she was ? and was answered, with pride, and whom I may hereafter attempt to my lady mayoress.'

recover; but shall conclude my present list with an I was very sensibly touched with compassion to- old woman, who is just dropping into her grave, that wards these miserable people; and, indeed, ex- talks of nothing but her birth. Though she has not tremely mortified to see human nature capable of a tooth in her head, she expects to be valued for the being thus disfigured. However, I reaped this be- blood in her veins; which she fancies is much better nefit from it, that I was resolved to guard myself than that which glows in the cheeks of Belinda, and against a passion which makes such havock in the sets half the town on fire. brain, and produces so much disorder in the imagination. For this reason I have endeavoured to keep down the secret swellings of resentment, and No. 128.] TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1709-10. stifle the very first suggestions of self-esteem: to establish my mind in tranquillity, and over-value

-Veniunt à dote sagittæ. nothing in my own or in another's possession.

Juv, Sat. vi. 139. For the benefit of such whose heads are a little turned, though not to so great a degree as to qualify

- The dowery shot the darts. them for the place of which I have been now speaking, I shall assign one of the sides of the college

Now artful Cupid takes his stand " which I am erecting, for the cure of this dangerous

Upon a window's jointure-land, distemper.

For he in all his am'rous battles The most remarkable of the persons, whose dis

No ’dvantage finds like goods and chattels. turbance arises from pride, and whom I shall use all

Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. I. 311. possible diligence to cure, are such as are hidden in the appearance of quite contrary habits and dis

From my own Apartment, February 1. positions. Among such, I shall, in the first place, This morning I received a letter from a fortunetake care of one who is under the most subtle species hunter, which, being better in its kind than men of of pride that I have observed in my whole expe- that character usually write, I have thought fit to rience.

communicate it to the public. This patient is a person for whom I have a great respect, as being an old courtier, and a friend of mine

* To Isaac BICKERSTAFF, ESQUIRE. in my youth. The man has but a bare subsistence,

SIR, just enough to pay his reckoning with us at the * I take the boldness to recommend to your care Trumpet: but, by having spent the beginning of his the inclosed letter, not knowing how to communicate * life in the hearing of great men and persons of it, but by your means, to the agreeable country. power, he is always promising to do good offices to maid you mention with so much honour in your dis introduce every man he converses with into the course concerning the lottery. world; will desire one of ten times his substance to 'I should be ashamed to give you this trouble let him see him sometimes, and hints to him, that he without offering at some small requital: 1 shall does not forget him. He answers to matters of no therefore direct a new pair of globes and a telescope consequnce with great circumspection; but, hown of the best maker, to be left for you at Mr. Morphew's ever, maintains a general civility in his words and as a testimony of the great respect with which I am actions, and an insolent benevolence to all whom he

• Your most humble servant, &c!' has to do with. This he practises with a grave tone and air; and though I am his senior by twelve years,

" To MOPSA IN SHEER-LANE. and richer by forty pounds per annum, he had yesterday, the impudence to commend me to my face,

FAIREST UNKNOWN, Jan 27, 1709-10. and tell me, he should be always ready to encou- • It being discovered by the stars, that about three rage me.' In a word, he is a very insignificant months hence you will run the hazard of being perfellow, but exceeding gracious. The best return I secuted by many worthless pretenders to your person, can make him for his favours is, to carry him myself unless timely prevented; I now offer my service for to Bedlam, and see him well taken care of. your security against the persecution that threatens

The next person I shall provide for is of a quite you. This is, therefore, to let you know, that I have contrary character, that has in hin all the stiffness conceived a most extraordinary passion for you ; and and insolence of quality, without a grain of sense or that for several days I have been perpetually haunted good-nature, to make it either respected or beloved. with the vision of a person I have never yet seen. His pride has infected every muscle of his face; and To satisfy you that I am in my senses, and that I do yet, after all his endeavours to show mankind that not mistake you for any one of higher rank, I assure he contemns them, he is only neglected by all that you, that in your daily employment you appear to see him, as not of consequence enough to be hated. my imagination more agreeable in a short scanty

For the cure of this particular sort of madness, it petticoat, than the finest woman of quality in her will be necessary to break through all forms with spreading fardingal; and that the dexterous twirl of The TATLER, No. 26.



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your mop has more native charms than the studied self to me by stories of other persons, kind looks, airs of a lady's fan. In a word, I am captivated and many ways, which he knew too well that I abwith your menial qualifications : the domestic virtues derstood.' Oh! Mr. Bickerstaff, it is impossible to adorn you like attendant cupids ; cleanliness and to tell you, how industrious I have been to make him healthful industry wait on all your motions; and appear lovely in my thoughts. I made it a point of dust and cobwebs fly your approach.

conscience to think well of him, and of no man else : • Now, to give you an honest account of myself, but he has since had an estate fallen to him, and and that you may see my designs are honourable, I makes love to another of a greater fortune than am an esquire of an ancient fanwly, born to about mine. I could not believe the report of this at first; fiiteen hundred pounds a-year; half of which I have but, about a fortnight ago, I was convinced of the spent in discovering myself to be a fool, and with the truth of it by his own behaviour. He came to make rest I am resolved to retire with some plain honest our family a formal visit, when, as there were several partner, and study to be wiser. I had my education in company, and many things talked of, the disin a laced coat, and a French dancing-school: and, course fell upon some unhappy woman, who was in by my travel into foreign parts, have just as much my own circumstances. It was said by one in the breeding to spare as you may think you want, which room, that they could not believe the story could te I intend to exchange as fast as I can for old English true, because they did not believe any man could be honesty and good sense. I will not impose on you so false. Upon which, 1 stole a look upon him with by a false recommendation of my person, which, to an anguish not to be expressed. He saw my eyes show you my sincerity, is none of the handsomest, full of tears, yet had the cruelty to say, that he could being of a figure somewhat short; but what I want see no falsehood in alterations of this nature, where in length, I make out in breadth. But, in amends there had been no contraets or rows interchanged. for that and all other defects, if you can like me Pray, do not make a jest of misery, but tell me se when you see me, I shall continue to you, whether I riously your opinion of his behaviour; and if you find you fair, black, or brown,

can have any pity for my condition, publish this is The most constant of Lovers.'

your next paper; that being the ouly way I have of

complaining of his unkindness, and showisg him the This letter seems to be written by a wag, and for injustice he has done me. that reason I am not much concerned for what re

• Your humble servant, the unfortunate ception Mopsa shall think fit to give it; but the

* STATIRA. following certainly proceeds from a poor heart, that languishes under the most deplorable misfortune that The name my correspondent gives herself, puts ne posibly can befall a woman. A man that is treache- in mind of my old reading in romances, and brings rously dealt with in love, may have recourse to many into my thoughts a speech of the renowned Don Belconsolations. He may gracefully break through all lianis, who, upon a complaint made to him of a dis opposition to his mistress, or explain with his rival; courteous knight, that had left his injured paramour urge his own constancy, or aggravate the falsehood in the same manner, dries up her tears with a proby which it is repaid. But a woman that is ill. mise of relief. “Disconsolate damsel,' quoth he'a treated, has no refuge in her griefs but in silence and foul disgrace it were to all right-worthy professors of secrecy. The world is so unjust, that a female heart chivalry, if such a blot to knighthood should pass which has been once touched, is thought for ever unchastised. Give me to know the abode of this reblemished. The very grief in this case is looked creant lover, and I will give him as a feast to the upon as a reproach, and a complaint, almost a fowls of the air, or drag him bound before you at my breach of chastity. For these reasons we see horse's tail.' treachery and falsehood are become, as it were, male I am not ashamed to own myself a champion of vices, and are seldom found, never acknowledged, in distressed damsels, and would venture as far to rethe other sex. This may serve to introduce Statira’s lieve them as Don Bellianis; for which reason, I do letter; which, without any turn of art, has some invite this lady to let me know the name of the traitor thing so pathetical and moving in it, that I verily who has deceived her; and do promise, not only her, believe it to be true, and therefore heartily pity the but all the fair ones of Great Britain, who lie ander injured creature that writ it.

the same calamity, to employ my right hand for their To Isaac BICKERSTAFF, ESQUIRE.

redress, and serve them to my last drop of ink. “SIR,

You seem in many of your writings to be a man of a very compassionate temper, and well acquainted No. 129.] SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 4, 1709-10. with the passion of love. This encourages me to apply myself to you in my present distress, which I Ingenio manus est et cervis cæsa. believe you will look upon to be very great, and treat

Jur. Sat. x. 120. with tenderness, notwithstanding it wholly arises His wit's rewarded with the fatal loss from love, and that it is a woman that makes this Of hand and head.

R. Wynne. confession. I am now in the twenty-third year of

From my own Apartment, February 3. my age, and have for a great while entertained the addresses of a man who, I thought, loved me more When my paper for to-morrow was prepared for than life. I am sure I did him: and must own to the press, there came in this morning a mail free you, not without some confusion, that I have thought Holland, which brought me several advices from on nothing else for these two long years, but the foreign parts, and took my thoughts off domestic happy life we should lead together, and the means I affairs. Among others, I have a letter from a burgher should use to make myself still dearer to him. My of Amsterdam, who makes me his compliments, and fortune was indeed much beyond his; and as I was tells me he has sent me several draughts of humorous always in the company of my relations, he was and satirical pictures by the best hands of the Dutch forced to discover his inclinations, and declare him- uation. They are a trading people, and in their very

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minds mechanics. They express their wit in manu- conscience in England; whether they are made of los facture, as we do in manuscript. He informs me, serge or broad-cloth, of silk or linen. I should be ing that a very witty hand has lately represented the glad to see a model of the most conscientious dress

present posture of public affairs in a 'landscape, or among you, and desire you will send me a hat of eacha rather a sea-piece, wherein the potentates of the al- religion; as likewise, if it be not too much trouble, liance are figured as their interests correspond with, a cravat. It would also be very acceptable here to

or affect each other, under the appearance of com- receive an account of those two religious orders {manders of ships. These vessels carry the colours which are lately sprung up amongst you, the Whigs of the respective nations concerned in the present and the Tories, wiih the points of doctrine, severities

The whole design seems to tend to one point, in discipline, penances, mortifications, and good which is, that several squadrons of British and Dutch works, by which they differ one from another. It ay ships are battering a French man-of-war, in order to would be no less kind, if you would explain to us a

make her deliver up a long-boat with Spanish colours. word, which they do not understand even at our My correspondent informs me, that a man must un- English monastery, Toasts, and let us know whether derstand the compass perfectly well, to be able to the ladies so called are nuns or lay-sisters. In return, comprehend the beauty and invention of this piece; I will send you the secret history of several cardinals, which is so skilfully drawn, that the particular views which I have by me in manuscript, with the gallanof every prince of Europe are seen according as the tries, amours, politics, and intrigues, by which they ships lie to the main figure in the picture, and as made their way to the holy purple. that figure may help or retard their sailing. It seems • But, when I propose a correspondence, I must this curiosity is now on board a ship bound for Eng- not tell you what I intend to advise you of hereafter, land, and with other rarities, made a present to me. and neglect to give you what I have at present. The As soon as it arrives, I design to expose it to public pope has been sick for this fortnight of a violent view at my secretary, Mr. Lillie's, who shall have tooth-ach, which has very much raised the French an explication of all the terms of art; and I doubt faction, and put the conclave into a great ferment. not but it will give as good content as the moving Every one of the pretenders to the succession is grown picture in Fleet-street.

twenty years older than he was a fotnight ago. Each But, above all the honours I have received from candidate tries who shall cough and stoop most; for the learned world abroad, I am most delighted with these are at present the great gifts that recommend the following epistle from Rome.

to the apostolical seat; which he stands the fairest

for, who is likely to resign it the soonest. I have Pasquin of Rome to Isaac Bickerstaff of Great

known the time, when it used to rain Louis d'ors on Britain, Greeting.

such occasions; but, whatever is the matter, there • SIR,

are very few of them to be seen at present at Rome, • Your reputation has passed the Alps, and would insomuch, that it is thought a man might purchase have come to my ears by this time, if I had any. In infallibility at a very reasonable rate. It is nevershort, sir, you are looked upon here as a northern theless hoped, that his holiness may recover, and bury droll, and the greatest virtuoso among the Tramon- these his imaginary successors. tanes. Some, indeed, say, that Mr. Bickerstaff and “There has lately been found a human tooth in a Pasquin are only names invented to father composi- catacomb, which has engaged a couple of convents tions which the natural parent does not care for in a law-suit; each of them pretending, that it beawning. But, however that is, all agree, that there longed to the jaw-bone of a saint, who was of their are several persons, who, if they durst attack you, order. The college have sat upon it thrice; and I would endeavour to leave you no more limbs than I find there is a disposition among them to take it out have. I need not tell you that my adversaries have of the possession of both the contending parties, by joined in a confederacy with time to demolish me, reason of a specch, which was made by one of the and that, if I were not a very great wit, I should make cardinals, who, by reason of its being found out of the worst figure in Europe, being abridged of my the company of any other bones, asserted that it Legs, arms, nose, and ears. If you think fit to accept might be one of the teeth which was coughed out by of the correspondence of so facetious a cripple, I Ælia, an old woman, whose loss is recorded in shall from time to time send you an account of what Martial. kappens at Rome. You have only heard of it from * I have nothing remarkable to communicate to Latin and Greek authors; nay, perhaps, have read you of state atiairs, excepting only, that the pope has vo accounts froin hence, but of a triumph, ovation, lately received a horse from the German ambassador, or apotheosis, and will, doubtless, be surprised to see as an acknowledgement for the kingdom of Naples, the description of a procession, jubilee, or canoniza- which is a fief of the church. His holiness refused tion. I shall

, however, send you what the place this horse from the Germans ever since the duke of affords, in return to what I shall receive from you. Anjou has been posseesed of Spain; but, as they If you will acquaint me with your next promotion of lately took care to accompany it with a body of ten general officers, I will send you an account of our thousand more, they have at last overcome his holinext advancement of saints. If you will let me know ness's modesty, and prevailed upon him to accept who is reckoned the bravest warrior in Great Britain, the present.

I am Sir, I will tell you who is the best fiddler in Rome: If

your most obedient, humble servant, you will favour me with an inventory of the riches

*PASQUIN. that were brought into your nation by admiral •P.S. Marforio is very much yours.' Wager, I will not fail giving you an account of a pot of medals that has been lately dug up here, and are now under the examination of our ministers of state.

• There is one thing, in which I desire you would bo very particular. What I mean is an exact list of all tho religions in Great Britain, as likewise the kabits, which aro said here to be the great points of

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