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venience of the post. I resolve to have something In a word, his attention to any thing but his passion which may be of entertainment to the fair sex, in was utterly gone. He has lost all the money he honour of whom, I have invented the title of this ever played for, and been confuted in every argupaper. I therefore earnestly desire all persons, with-ment he has entered upon, since the moment he first out distinction, to take it in for the present, gratis, saw her. He is of a noble family, has naturally a very and hereafter, at the price of one penny, forbidding good air, and is of a frank, honest temper; but this all hawkers to take more for it at their peril. And passion has so extremely mauled him, that his feaI desire all persons to consider, that I am at a very tures are set and uninformed, and his whole risage great charge for proper materials for this work, as is deadened by a long absence of thought. He never well as that, before I resolved upon it, I had settled appears in any alacrity but when raised by wine; at a correspondence in all parts of the known and know which time he is sure to come hither and throw away ing world. And forasmuch as this globe is not a great deal of wit on fellows who have no sense trodden upon by mere drudges of business only, farther than just to observe, that our poor lover has but that men of spirit and genius are justly to be most understanding when he is drunk, and is least esteemed as considerable agents in it, we shall not, in his senses when he is sober. upon a dearth of news, present you with musty The reader is desired to take notice of the article foreign edicts, or dull proclamations, but shall divide from this place, from time to time, for I design to be our relation of the passages which occur in action very exact in the progress this unhappy gentleman or discourse throughout this town, as well as else- makes, which may be of great instruction to all who where, under such dates of places as may prepare actually are, or who ever shall be in love. you for the matter you are to expect, in the following
Will's Coffee-house, April 8. “ All accounts of gallantry, pleasure, and enter On Thursday last was acted, for the benefit of Mr. tainment, shall be under the article of White’s Cho- Betterton, the celebrated comedy called Love for colate-house; poetry, under that of Will's Coffee- Love. Those excellent players, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. house ; learning, under the title of Grecian; foreign Bracegirdle, and Mr. Dogget, though not at present and domestic news, you will have from Saint James's concerned in the house, acted on that occasion. There Coffee-house; and what else I have to offer on any has not been known so great a concourse of persons other subject shall be dated from my own Apart- of distinction as at that time; the stage itself was ment.
covered with gentlemen and ladies, and when the "I once more desire my readers to consider, that curtain was drawn, it discovered even there, a very as I cannot keep an ingenious man to go daily to splendid audience. This unusual encouragement, Will's under twopence each day, merely for his which was given to a play for the adrantage of 80 charges; to White's under sixpence; nor to the great an actor, gives an undeniable instance, that the Grecian, without allowing him some plain Spanish, true relish for manly eatertainments and rational to be as able as others at the learned table; and that pleasures is not wholly lost. All the parts were a good observer cannot speak with even Kidney at acted to perfection: the actors were careful of their Saint James's without clean linen; I say, these con- carriage, and no one was guilty of the affectation to siderations will, I hope, make all persons willing to
insert witticisms of his own; but a due respect Fas comply with my humble request (when my gratis had to the audience for encouraging this accomplished stock is exhausted) of a penny a-piece; especially player. It is not now doubted but plays will revire, since they are sure of sone proper amusement, and and take their usual place in the opinion of persons that it is impossible for me to want means to enter of wit and merit, notwithstanding their late apostacy tain them, having, besides the force of my own parts, in favour of dress and sound. This place is very the power of divination, and that I can, by casting a much altered since Mr. Dryden frequented it; where figure, tell you all that will happen before it comes to you used to see songs, epigrams, and satires, in the pass.
hands of every man you met, you have not only a "But this last faculty I shall use very sparingly, pack of cards; and instead of the cavils about the and speak but of few things until they are passed, lurn of the expression, the elegance of the style, and for fear of divulging matters which may offend our the like, the learned now dispute only about the superiors.”
truth of the game.
But however the company is White's Chocolate-house, April 7.
altered, all have shewn a great respect for Mr. Bet
terton; and the very gaming part of this house have The deplorable condition of a very pretty gentle- been so touched with a sense of the uncertainty of man, who walks here at the hours when men of human affairs (which alter with themselves every quality first appear, is what is very much lamented. moment) that in this gentleman, they pitied Mark His history is, that on the ninth of September, 1705, | Anthony of Rome, Hamlet of Denmark, Mithridates being in his one-and-twentieth year, he was washing of Pontus, Theodosius of Greece, and Henry the his teeth at a tavern window in Pall-Mall, when a Eighth of England. It is well known, he has been in fipe equipage passed by, and in it a young lady who the condition of each of those illustrious personages looked up at him; away goes the coach, and the for several hours together, and behaved himself in young gentleman pulled off his night-cap, and in- those high stations, in all the changes of the seene, stead of rubbing his gums, as he ought to do, out with suitable dignity. For these reasons, we intend of the window until about four of the clock, sits him to repeat this late favour to him on a proper occasion, down and spoke not a word until twelve at night; lest he, who can instruct us so well in personating aster which, he began to enquire if any body knew feigned sorrows, should be lost to us by suffering the lady? The company asked what lady? but he under real ones. The town is at present in very said no more, until they broke up at six in the morn great expectation of seeing a comedy now in reing. All the ensuing winter he went from church to hearsal, which is the twenty-fifth production of my church every Sunday, and from play-house to play- honoured friend Mr. Thomas D'Ursey; vho, besides house every night in the week ; but could never find his great abilities in the dramatic, has a peculiar the original of the picture which dwelt in his bosom. I talent in the lyric way of writing, and that with a
manner wholly new and unknown to the ancient obliged in honour to go on in my lucubrations, and Greeks and Romans, wherein he is but faintly imi- by the help of these arts, of which I am master, as tated in the translations of the modern Italian operas. well as' my skill in astrological speculations, I shall
as I see occasion, proceed to confute other dead men St. James's Coffee-house, April 11.
who pretend to be in being, although they are actuLetters from the Hague of the sixteenth say, that ally deceased. I therefore give all men fair warning major-general Cadogan was gone to Brussels, with to mend their manners ; for I shall, from time to orders to disperse proper instructions for assembling time, print bills of mortality; and I beg the pardon the whole force of the allies in Flanders in the begin- of all such who shall be named therein, if they who ning of the next month. The late offers concerning are good for nothing shall find themselves in the peace were made in the style of persons who think number of the deceased. themselves upon equal terms; but the allies have so just a sense of their present advantages, that they No. 2.] THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1709. will not admit of a treaty, except France offers what is more suitable to her present condition. At the
Will's Coffee-house, April 13. same time, we make preparations as if we were There has lain all this evening on the table, the alarmed by a greater force than that which we are following poem. The subject of it being matter very carrying into the field. Thus this point seems now useful for families, I thought it deserved to be conto be argued sword in hand. This was what a great sidered, and made more public. The turn the poet general alluded to, when being asked the names of gives it, is very happy; but the foundation is from a those who were to be plenipotentiaries for the en real accident which happened among my acquaintsuing peace, he answered with a serious air, “ There A young gentleman of a great estate féll desare about an hundred thousand of us." Mr. Kidney, perately in love with a great beauty of very high who has the ear of the greatest politicians that come quality, but as ill-natured as long flattery and an hither, tells me, there is a mail come in to-day with habitual self-will could make her. However, my letters, dated Hague, April the nineteenth, N. S. young spark ventures upon her like a man of quality, which say, a design of bringing part of our troops without being acquainted with her, or having ever into the field, at the latter end of this month, is now saluted her until it was a crime to kiss any altered to a resolution of marching towards the camp woman else. Beauty is a thing which palls with about the twentieth of the next. Prince Eugene was possession; and the charms of this lady soon wanted then returned thither from Amsterdam. He sets out the support of good-humour and complacency of from Brussels on Tuesday: the greater number of manners. Upon this, my spark flies to the bottle for the general officers at the Hague, have orders to go relief from satiety. She disdains him for being tired at the same time. The squadron at Dunkirk consists with that for which all men envied him; and he never of seven vessels. There happened the other day, in came home, but it was—"Was there no sot that the road of Scheveling, an engagement between a would stay longer ? would any man living but you? privateer of Zeeland and one of Dunkirk. The Dun- did I leave all the world for this usage ?” to which, kirker, carrying thirty-three pieces of cannon, was he—“Madam, split me, you are very impertinent !" taken and brought into the T'exel. It is said, the In a word, this match, was wedlock in its most terricourier of Monsieur Rouille is returned to him from ble appearances. She, at last, weary of railing to no the court of France. Monsieur Vendosme, being re purpose, applies to a good uncle, who gives her a instated in the favour of the duchess of Burgundy, bottle he pretended he had bought of Mr. Partridge is to command in Flanders.
the conjurer.—“This,” said he, “I gave ten guineas. Mr. Kidney added, that there were letters of the for. The virtue of the enchanted liquor (said he that seventeenth from Ghent, which give an account that sold it) is such, that if the woman you marry proves the enemy had formed a design to surprise two bat a scold (which it seems my dear niece is your mistalions of the allies which lay at Alost; but those fortune; as it was your good mother's before you) battalions received advice of their march, and retired let her hold three spoonsful in her mouth for a fuli to Dendermond. Lieutenant-general Wood appeared half hour after you come home" But I find I am on this occasion at the head of five thousand foot, not in humour for telling a tale, and nothing in nature and one thousand horse ; upon which, the enemy is so ungraceful as story-telling against the grain, withdrew without making any farther attempt.
therefore take it as the author has given it you. From my own Apartment. I am sorry I am obliged to trouble the public with
A Tale-for the Ladies. so much discourse upon a matter which I at the very Miss Molly, a fam'd toast, was fair and young, first mentioned as a trifle, viz. the death of Mr. Par- Had wealth and charms—but then she had a tongue! tridge, under whose name there is an almanack come From morn to night th'eternal 'larum run, out for the year 1709; in one page of which it is Which often lost those hearts her eyes hal won. asserted by the said John Partridge, that he is still Sir John was smitten, and confess'd his flame; living; and not only so, but that he was also living Sigh'd out the usual time, then wed the dame; some time before, and even at the instant when I writ Possess'd, he thought, of every joy of life of his death. I have in another place, and in a But his dear Molly prov'd a very wife. paper by itself, sufficiently convinced this man that Excess of fondness did in time decline, he is dead, and, if he has any shame, I do not doubt Madam lov'd money, and the knight lov'd wine. but by this time he owns it to all his acquaintance; From whence some petty discord would arise, for though the legs and arms and whole body of that As, “You're a fool!”-and, “You are mighty wise !" man may still appear, and perform their animal Though he and all the world allow'd her wit, functions; yet since, as I have elsewhere observed, Her voice was shrill, and rather loud than sweet; bis art his gone, the man is gone. I am, as I said, When she began--for hat and sword he'd call, concemed that this little matter should make so Then after a faint kiss-cry, “Bye, dear Moll ! much noise; but since I am engaged, I take myself Supper and friends expect me the Rose."
“And, what Sir John, you'll get your usual dose ! To beg her uncle for some fresh supplies, Go, stink of smoke, and guzzle nasty wine;
Transported does the strange effects relate, Sure, never virtuous love was us'd like mine!" Her knight's conversation, and her happy state!
Oft as the watchful bell-man march'd his round, “Why, niece," says he“I pr’ythee apprehead, At a fresh bottle gay Sir John he found.
The water's water-be thyself thy friend;
But your provoking tongue undoes the charm:
St. James's Coffee-house, April 13. She rattled loud, and he impatient heard : “ 'Tis a fine hour! In a sweet pickle made!
Letters from Venice say, the disappointment of And this, Sir John, is every day the trade.
their expectation to see his Daoish majesty has rery Here I sit moping all the live-long night,
much disquieted the court of Rome. Our last adDevour'd with spleen, and stranger to delight;
vices from Germany inform us that the minister of 'Till morn sends staggering home a drunken beast
Hanover has urged the council at Ratisbone to esert Resolv'd to break my heart, as well as rest.”
themselves in behalf of the common cause, and taken “ Hey! hoop! d'ye hear my damn’d obstreperous prudence of his electoral highness, his master, were
the liberty to say, that the dignity, the virtue, the spouse, What, can't you find one bed about the house?
called to the head of their affairs in vain, if they Will that perpetual clack lie never still?
thought fit to leave him naked of the proper means That rival to the softness of a mill!
to make those excellencies useful for the honour and Some couch and distant room must be my choice,
safety of the empire. They write from Berlin of the Where I may sleep uncurs'd with wife and noise.”
thirteenth, 0. S. that the true design of general Long this uncomfortable life they led,
Fleming's visit to that court was to insinuate, that With snarling meals, and each a sep'rate bed.
it will be for the mutual interest of the king of PrusTo an old uncle oft she would complain,
sia and king Augustus to enter into a new alliance ; Beg his advice, and scarce from tears refrain.
but that the ministers of Prussia are not inclined to Old Wisewood smok'd the matter as it was,
his sentiments. We hear from Vienna, that his in“Cheer up!” cried he, “and I'll remove the cause.
perial majesty has expressed great satisfaction in “ A wond'rous spring within my garden flows,
their high mightinesses having communicated to him Of sovereign virtue, chiefly to compose
the whole that has passed in the affair of a peace. Domestic jars, and matrimonial strife,
Though there have been practices used by the agents The best elixir t'appease man and wife;
of France, in all the courts of Europe, to break the Strange are th' effects, the qualities divine,
good understanding of the allies, they have had no 'Tis water call’d, but worth its weight in wine.
other effect, but to make all the members concerned If in his sullen airs Sir John should come,
in the alliance more doubtful of their safety, from Three spoonsfal take, hold in your mouth - then the great offers of the enemy. The emperor is mum,
roused by this alarm, and the frontiers of all the Smile, and look pleas’d, when he shall rage and scold, French dominions are in danger of being insulted Still in your mouth the healing cordial hold.
the ensuing campaign. Advices from all parts colOne month this sympathetic med'cine try'd,
firm, that it is impossible for France to find a way to He'll grow a lover, you a happy bride.
obtain so much credit as to gain any one poteptate But, dearest niece, keep this grand secret close,
of the allies, or conceive any hope for safety from Or every prattling hussy 'll beg a dose.”
other prospects. A water-bottle's brought for her relief;
From my own Apartment, April 13. Not Nants could sooner ease the lady's grief:
I find it of very great use, now I am setting up Her busy thoughts are on the trial bent,
for a writer of news, that I am an adept in astroloAnd, female like, impatient for th' event!
gical speculations ; by which means, I avoid speaks The bonny knight reels home exceeding clear, ing of things which may offend great persons. But
, Prepar'd for clamour and domestic war:
at the same time, I must not prostitute the liberal Entering, he cries—“Hey! where's our thunder fled! sciences so far, as not to utter the truth in cases No hurricane! Betty 's your lady dead ?”
which do immediately concern the good of my saMadam, aside, an ample mouthful takes,
tive country. I must, therefore, contradict what has Court’sies, looks kind, but not a word she speaks : been so assuredly reported by the news-writers of Wondering, he star'd, scarcely his eyes believ'd, England, that France is in the most deplorable conBut found his ears agreeably deceiv'd.
dition, and that their people die in great multitudes. “Why, how now, Molly, what's the crotchet now ?" I will therefore let the world know, that my corresShe smiles, and answers only with a bow.
pondent by the way of Brussels, informs me upon Then clasping her about"Why, let me die ! his honour, that the gentleman who writes the saThese night-cloaths, Moll, become thee mightily!" zette of Paris, and ought to know as well as any mas, With that he sigh’d, her hand began to press, has told him, that ever since the king has been past And Betty calls, her lady to undress.
his sixty-third year, or grand climacteric, there has " Nay, kiss me, Molly-for I'm much inclin'd." not died one man of the French nation who was Her lace she cuts, to take him in the mind.
younger than his majesty, except a very few wb9 Thus the fond pair to bed enamour'd went,
were taken suddenly near the village of Hockstet in The lady pleas'd, and the good knight content. Germany; and some more who were straitened for
For many days these fond endearments past, lodging at a place called Ramilies, and died on the The reconciling bottle fails at last ;
road to Ghent and Bruges. There are also other 'Twas us'd and gone Then midnight storms arose, things given out by the allies, which are shifts below And looks and words the union discompose.
a conquering nation to make use of. Among others, Her coach is order'd, and post-haste she flies it is said there is a general murmuring among the
people of France, though at the same time, all my Manners." We have lower instruments than those of letters agree, that there is so good an understanding the family of Bickerstaff, for punishing great crimes among them, that there is not one morsel carried out and exposing the abandoned. Therefore, as I design of any market in the kingdom but what is delivered to have notices from all public assemblies, I shall
take upon me only indecorums, improprieties, and
negligences, in such as should give us better examples. SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1709.
After this declaration, if a fine lady thinks fit to
giggle at church, or a great beau come in drunk to a Will's Coffee-house, April 14.
play, either shall be sure to hear of it in my ensuing This evening the comedy called the Country Wife, paper; for, merely as a well-bred man, I cannot bear was acted in Drury-lane, for the benefit of Mrs. these enormities. Bignell. The part which gives name to the play was After the play, we naturally stroll to this coffeeperformed by herself. Through the whole action she house, in hopes of meeting some new poem or other made a very pretty figure, and exactly entered into entertainment among the men of wit and pleasure, the nature of the part. Her husband, in the drama, where there is a dearth at present. But it is wonis represented to be one of those debauchees who run derful there should be so few writers, when the art is through the vices of the town, and believe when they become merely mechanic, and men may make themthink fit, they can marry and settle at their ease. selves great that way by as certain and infallible rules His own knowledge of the iniquity of the age, makes as you may be a joiner or a mason. There happens him choose a wife wholly ignorant of it, and place his a good instance of this in what the hawker has just security in her want of skill to abuse him. The poet now offered for sale, to wit, . Instructions to Vanderon many occasions, where the propriety of the cha- bank: A Sequel to the advice to the Poets : A Poem, racter will admit of it, insinuates, that there is no occasioned by the glorious success of her Majesty's defence against vice, but the contempt of it: and arms under the command of the Duke of Marlborough, has, in the natural ideas of an untainted innocent, the last year in Flanders. Here you are to undershown the gradual steps to ruin and destruction stand that the author, finding the poets would not which persons of condition run into, without the help take his advice, troubles himself no more about them; of a good education to form their conduct. The but has met with one Vanderbank, who works in torment of a jealous coxcomb, which arises from his arras, and makes very good tapestry hangings : thereown false maxims, and the aggravation of his pain, fore, in order to celebrate the hero of the age, he by the very words in which he sees her innocence, claps together all that can be said of a man that makes a very pleasant and instructive satire. The makes hangings : character of Forner, and the design of it, is a good Then artist, who does nature's face express representation of the age in which that comedy was written ; at which time, love and wenching were the
In silk and gold, and scenes of action dress; business of life, and the gallant manner of pursuing
Dost figur'd arras animated leave,
Spin a bright story, or a passion weave; women was the best recommendation at court. To this only, it is to be imputed, that a gentleman of Mr.
By mingling threads, canst mingle shade and light,
Delineate triumphs, or describe a fight? Wycherly's character and sense, condescends to represent the insults done to the honour of the bed, Well, what shall this workman do? why, to show without just reproof; but to have drawn a man of how great an hero the poet intends, he provides him probity with regard to such considerations had been
a very good horse : a monster, and a poet had at that time discovered his want of knowing the manners of the court he
Champing his foam, and bounding on the plain, lived in, by a virtuous character in his fine gentleman,
Arch his high neck, and graceful spread his mane. as he would show his ignorance by drawing a vicious Now as to the intrepidity, the calm courage, the one to please the present audience. Mrs. Bignell constant application of the hero, it is not necessary to did her part very happily, and had a certain grace in take that upon yourself: you may, in the lump, bid her rusticity, which gave us hopes of seeing her a him you employ raise him as high as he can; and Fery skilful player, and in some parts, supply our loss if he does it not, let him answer for disobeying orders. of Mrs. Verbruggen.
I cannot be of the same opinion with my friends and fellow-labourers, the
Let fame and victory in inferior sky Reformers of Manners, in their severity towards
Hover with balanc'd wings, and smiling fly
Above his head, &c. plays; but must allow, that a good play, acted before a well-bred audience, must raise very proper incitements A whole poem of this kind may be ready against to good behaviour, and be the most quick and most an ensuing campaign, as well as a space left in the prevailing method of giving young people a turn of canvass of a piece of tapestry for the principal figure, sense and breeding. But as I have set up for a while the under parts are working ; so that in effect, Frekly historian, I resolve to be a faithful one; and the adviser copies after the man he pretends to therefore take this public occasion to admonish a direct. This method should, methinks, encourage Foung nobleman, who came flustering into the box young beginners ; for the invention is so fitted to all last night, and let him know how much all his friends capacities, that by the help of it a man may make a were out of countenance for him. The women sat in receipt for a poem. A young man may observe, that terror of hearing something that should shock their the jig of the thing is, as I said, finding out all that modesty, and all the gentlemen in as much pain out can be said in his way whom you employ to set forth of compassion to the ladies, and perhaps resentment your worthy. Waller and Denham had worn out for the indignity which was offered in coming into the expedience of ' Advice to a Painter ;' this author their presence in so disrespectful a manner. Wine has transferred the work, and sent his Advice to the made him say nothing that was rude, therefore he is Poets ; that is to say, to the Turners of Verse, as he forgiven, upon condition he never will hazard his calls them. Well, that thought is worn out also ; offending more in this kind. As I just now hinted, therefore he directs his genius to the loom, and will I own myself of the “ Society for Reformation have a new set of hangings in honour of the last
year in Flanders. I must own to you, I approve ex
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1709. tremely this invention, and it might be improved for the benefit of manufactory : as, suppose an ingenious
It is usual with persons who mount the stage fa gentleman should write a poem of advice to a Calico- the cure or information of the crowd about them, to printer; do you think there is a girl in England that make solemn professions of their being wholly diswould wear any thing but the . Taking of Lisle,' or,
interested in the pains they take for the public good. * The Battle of Oudenarde ? They would certainly At the same time, those very men who make harangues be all the fashion until the heroes abroad had cut out in plush doublets, and extol their own abilities aod some more patterns. I should fancy small skirmishes generous inclinations, tear their lungs in vending a might do for under-petticoats, provided they had a drug, and show no act of bounty, except it be, that siege for the upper.
If our adviser were well they lower a demand of a crown to sis, nay, to one imitated, many industrious people might be put to penny. We have a contenipt for such palory bar. work. Little Mr. Dactile, now in the room, who terers, and have therefore, all along informed the formerly writ a song and a half, is a week gone in public, that we intend to give them our advices fue a pretty work, upon this hint: he is writing an our own sakes, and are labouring to make our laceepigram to a young virgin who knits very well (it is brations come to some price in money, for our more a thousand pities he is a jacobite;) but his epigram convenient support in the service of the public. It is by way of advice to this damsel, to knit all the is certain, that many other schemes have been proactions of the pretender and the duke of Burgundy's posed to me; as a friend offered to show me a treatise last campaign in the clock of a stocking. It were
he had writ, which he called “ The whole Art of endless to enumerate the many hands and trades that Life; or, The Introduction to great Men, illustrated may be employed by poets, of so useful a turn as this in a Pack of Cards.” But, being a novice at all adviser. I shall think of it; and, in this time of manner of play, I declined the offer. Another adtaxes, shall consult a great critic employed in the vised me, for want of money, to set up my coach, and custom-house, in order to propose what tax may be practise physic; but, having been bred a scholar, proper to be put upon knives, seals, rings, hangings, feared I should not succeed that way neither, there. wrought beds, gowns, and petticoats, where any of fore, resolved to go on in my present project. But these commodities bear mottoes, or are worked upon you are to understand that I shall not pretend to poetical grounds.
raise a credit to this work upon the weight of my
politic news only, but, as my Latin sentence in the St. James's Coffee-house, April 15.
title-page informs you, shall take any thing that offers
for the subject of my discourse. Thus, new persons, Letters from Turin of the third instant, N. S. as well as new things, are to come under my consiinform us, that his royal highness employs all his deration; as, when a toast or wit is first pronounced address in alarming the enemy, and perplexing their such, you shall have the freshest advice of their prespeculations concerning his real designs the ensuing ferment, from me, with a description of the beauty's campaign. Contracts are entered into with the
manners, and the wit's style; as also, in whose merchants of Milan for a great number of mules to places they are advanced. For this town is never transport his provisions and ammunition. His royal good-natured enough to raise one without depressing highness has ordered the train of artillery to be con another. But it is my design to avoid saying any veyed to Susa before the twentieth of the next month. thing of any person which ought justly to displease; In the mean time, all accounts agree that the enemy but shall endeavour, by the variety of the matter and are very backward in their preparations, and almost style, to give entertainment for men of pleasure, incapable of defending themselves against an invasion, without offence to those of business.' by reason of the general murmurs of their own people; which, they find, are no way to be quieted but by
White's Chocolate-house, April 18. giving them hopes of a speedy peace. When these All hearts at present pant for two ladies only, she letters were despatched, the marshal de Thesse was have for some time engrossed the dominion of the arrived at Genoa, where he has taken much pains to town. They are, indeed, both exceeding charm ins. keep the correspondents of the merchants of France but differ very much in their excellencies. The in hopes that measures will be found out to support beauty of Clarissa is soft, that of Chloe piercing. the credit and commerce between that state and when you look at Clarissa, you see the most exact Lyons : but the late declaration of the agents of harmony of feature, complexion, and shape; you find Monsieur Bernard, that they cannot discharge the in Chloe nothing extraordinary in any one of those demands made upon them, has quite dispirited all particulars, but the whole woman irresistible: Clathose who are engaged in the remittances of France. rissa looks languishing; Chloe killing: Clarissa never
fails of gaining admiration; Chloe of moving desire. From my own Apartment, April 15.
The gazers at Clarissa are at first unconcerned, as if
they were observing a fine picture. They who beIt is a very natural passion in all good members of hold Chloe, at the first glance discover transport, as the commonwealth, to take what care they can of if they met their dearest friend. These different pertheir families. Therefore, I hope the reader will fections are suitably represented by the last great forgive me, that I desire he would go to the play painter Italy has sent us, Mr. Jervas. Clarissa is by called the Stratagem, this evening, which is to be that skilful hand placed in a manner that looks arsacted for the benefit of my near kinsman, Mr. John less, and innocent of the torments she gives; Chlere Bickerstaff. I protest to you, the gentleman has not is drawn with a liveliness that shows she is conscious spoken to me to desire this favour; but I have a of, but not affected with, her perfections. Clarissa respect for him, as well in regard to consanguinity, is a shepherdess : Chloe a country girl. I must own, as that he is an intimate friend of that famous and the design of Chloe's picture shows, to me, great heroic actor, Mr. George Powel; who formerly played mastery in the painter: for nothing could be better Alexander the Great in all places, though he is lately imagined than the dress he has given her of a strax. grown so reserved, as to act it only on the stage. hat and a ribbon, to represent that sort of beauty