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circumstances, which disposed the person who was again into day-light, you would have fancied my in it to be more pensive and thoughtful than ordi- rave to have been a nunnery, and that you had seen pary; insomach, that no man was ever observed to a solemn procession of religious marching out, ore laugh all bis life after, who had once made his entry behind another, in the most profound silence and into this cave. It was usual in those times, when the most exemplary decency. As I was very much any one carried a more than ordinary gloominess in delighted with so edifying a sight, there came to his features, to tell him that he looked like one just wards me a great company of males and females, come out of Trophonius's cave.
laughing, singing, and dancing, in such a manner, On the other hand, writers of a more merry com- that I could hear them a great while before I saw plexion have been no less severe on the opposite them. Upon my asking their leader what brought party; and have had one advantage above them, them thither ? they told me all at once that they that they have attacked them with more turns of were Freneh Protestants lately arrived in Great wit and humour.
Britain, and that, finding themselves of too gay a After all, if a man's lemper were at his own dis- humour for my country, they applied themselves to posal, I think he would not choose to be of either of me in order to compose them for British conversathese parties; since the most perfect character is tion. I told them that, to oblige them, I would that which is formed out of both of them. A man soon spoil their mirth ; upon which, I admitted a would neither choose to be a hermit or a buffoon : /whole' shoal of them, who, after having taken a buman nature is not so miserable, as that we should survey of the place, came out in very good order, be always melancholy; nor so happy, as that we and with looks entirely English. I afterwards put should be always merry. In a word, a man should in a Dutchman, who had a great fancy to see the mot live as if there was no God in the world, nor, at kelder, as he called it; but I could not observe that the same time, as if there were no men in it. it had made any manner of alteration in him.
A comedian, 'wbo had gained great reputation in
parts of humour, told me that he had a mighty mind No.599.] MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1714.
to act Alerander the Greut, and fancied that he shonld
succeed very well in it, if he could strike two or --- Ubique
three laughing features out of his face. He tried Luctus, ubique pavor.-Virg. Æn. i. 369.
the experiment, but contracted so very solid a look All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and sears.--DRYDER.
by it, that I am afraid he will be fit for no part It has been my custom, as I grow old, to allow hereafter but a Timon of Athens, or a mute in The myself in some little indulgencies, which I never Funeral. took in my youth. Among others is that of an I then clapped up an empty fantastic citizen, in afternoon's nap, which I fell into in the fifty-fifth order to qualify hiin for an alderman. He was year of my age, and have continued for the three succeeded by a young rake of the Middle Temple, last years past.' By this means, I enjoy a double who was brought to me by his grandmother; but, morning, and rise twice a day fresh to my specula- to her great sorrow and surprise, he came out i tions. It happens very luckily for me, that some Quaker. Seeing myself surrounded with a body of of my dreams have proved instructive to my country- Freethinkers and scoffers at religion, who were men, so that I may be said to sleep, as well as to making themselves merry at the sober looks and wake, for the good of the public. I was yesterday thoughtful brows of those who had been in the cave, meditating on the account with which I hare already I thrust them all in, one after another, and locked entertained my readers concerning the cave of Tro. the door upon them. Upon my opening it
, they all phonius. I was no sooner fallen into my usual looked as if they had been frightened out of iheir slumber, but I dreamed that this cave was put into wits, and were marching away with ropes in their my possession, and that I gave public notice of its hands to a wood that was within sight of the place.' virtue, invitin every one to it who had a mind to I found they were not able to bear themselves in be a serious man for i he remaining part of his life. their first serious thoughts ; but, knowing these would Great multitudes immediately resorted to me. The quickly bring them to a better frame of mind, I first who made the experiment was a merry-andrew, gave them into the custody of their friends until who was put into my hands by a neighbouring that happy change was wrought in them. justice of the peace, in order to reclain him from The last that was brought to me was a young that profligate kind of life. Poor pickle-herring woman, who at the first sight of my short face fell had not taken above ore turn ir it, when he came into an immoderate fit of laughter, and was forced out of the cave, like a hermit from his cell, with a to hold her sides all the while her mother was speakpenitential look and a most rueful countenance. Iing to me. Upon this, I interrupted the old lady, iden put in a young laughing fop, and watching for and taking the daughter by the hand, “Madam, his return, asked him, wich a smile, how he liked said I, “ be pleased to retire into my closet, while the place? He replied, “ Prythee, friend, be not your mother tells me your case." I then put her impertinent;" and stalked by me as grave as a into the mouth of the cave; when the mother, after judge. A citizen then desired me to give free in. having begged pardon for the girl's rudeness, told gress and egress to his wife, who was dressed in the me that she often treated her father and the gravest gayest-coloureil ribands I had ever seen. She went of her relations in the same manner; that she would in with a flirt of her fan and a smirking countenance, sit giggling and laughing with her companions from but came out with the scverity of à vestal; and one end of a tragedy to the other ; nay, that she throwing from ber several female gewgaws, told me would sometimes burst out in the middle of a sermon, with a sigb, that she resolved to go into deep mourn and set the whole congregation a-staring at her. ing, and to wear black all the rest of her life. As I The mother was going on, when the young lady hal
many coquettes recommended to me by their came out of the cave to us with a composed counparents, their husbands, and their lovers, I let them tenance and a low curtsey. She was a girl of such in all at once, desiring them to divert themselves exuberant mirth, that her visit to Trophonius only togelber as well as they could. Upon their emerging reduced her to a more than ordinary decency of
behaviour, and made a very pretty prude of her. Being on a human soul. It has also, like nost After having performed innumerable cures, I looked other opinions of the heathen world upon these jmabout me with great satisfaction, and saw all my portant points; it has, I say, its foundation in truth, patients walking by themselves in a very pensive as it supposes the souls of good men after this life and musing posture, so that the whole place seemed to be in a state of perfect bappiness; that in this covered with philosophers. I was at length resolved state there will be no barren hopes nor fruitless to go into the cave myself, and see what it was that wishes, and that we shall enjoy every thing we can had produced such wonderful effects upon the com- desire. But the particular circumstance which I pany: but as I was stooping at the entrance, the am most pleased with in this scheme, and which door being something low, I gave such a nod in my arises from a just reflection upon human nature, is chair that I awaked. After having recovered myself that variety of pleasures which it supposes the souls from my first startle, I was very well pleased at the of good men will be possessed of in another world. accident which had befallen me, as not knowing This I think highly probable, from the dictates both but a little stay in the place might have spoiled my of reason and revelation. The soul consists of Spectators.
many faculties, as the understanding, and the will, with all the senses both outward and inward; or, to
speak more philosophically, the soul can exert berNo. 600.) WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 1714. self in many different ways of action. She can un
derstand, will, imagine, see, and hear; love, and Solemque suum, sua siderá norant-VIRG. Æn. vi. 641.
discourse, and apply herself to many other the like Stars of their own, and their own suns they know.-DRYDEN.
exercises of different kinds and natures; but what I have always taken a particular pleasure in ex- is more to be considered, the soul is capable of reamining the opinions which men of different reli- ceiving a most exquisite pleasure and satisfaction gions, different ages, and different countries, have from the exercise of any of these its powers, wben entertained concerning the immortality of the soul, they are gratified with their proper objects; she can and the state of happiness which they promise them- be entirely happy by the satisfaction of the memory, selves in another world. For whatever prejudices the sight, the hearing, or any other mode of percepand errors human nature lies under, we find that tion. Every faculty is as a distinct taste in the either reason, or tradition from our first parents, bas mind, and bath objects accommodated to its proper discovered to all people something in these great relish. Doctor Tillotson somewhere says, that he points which bears analogy to truth, and to the doc- will not presumne to determine in what consists the irines opened to us by divine revelation. I was happiness of the blessed, because God Almighty is lately discoursing on ihis subject with a learned capable of making the soul happy by ten thousand person who has been very much conversant among different ways. Besides those several avenues to the inhabitants of the more western parts of Africa. * pleasure which the soul is endowed with in this life, Upon his conversing with several in that country, it is not impossible, according to the opinions of he tells me that their notion of heaven or of a future many eminent divines, but there may be new facul. state of happiness is this, that every thing we there ties in the souls of good men made perfect, as well wish for, will immediately present itself to us. We as new senses in their glorified bodies. This we find, say they, our souls are of such a nature that are sure of, that there will be new objects offered to they require variety, and are not capable of being all those faculties which are essential to us. always delighted with the same objects. The Su- We are likewise to take notice that every parti. preme Being, therefore, in compliance with this cular faculty is capable of being employed on a very taste of happiness which he has planted in the soul great variety of objects. The understanding, for of man, will raise up from time to time, say they, example, may be happy in the contemplation of every gratification which it is in the humour to be moral, natural, mathematical, and other kinds of pleased with. If we wish to be in groves or br wers, truth. The memory, likewise, may turn itself to an among running streams or falls of water, we shall infinite inultitude of objects, especially when the immediately find ourselves in the midst of such a soui shall have passed through the space of many scene as we desire. If we would be entertained millions of years, and shall reflect with pleasure on with music and the melody of sounds, the concert the days of eternity. Every other faculty may be rises upon our wish, and the whole region about us considered in the same extent. is filled with harmony. In short, every desire will We cannot question but that the happiness of a be followed by fruition ; and whatever'a mau's in- soul will be adequate to its nature; and that it is clination directs him to will be present with him. not endowed with any faculties which are to lie useNor is it material whether the Supreme Power less and unemployed. The happiness is to be the creates in conformity to our wishes, or whether he happiness of the whole man; and we may easily only produces such a change in our imagination as conceive to ourselves the happidess of the soul whilst makes us believe ourselves conversant among those any one of its faculties is in the fruition of its chief scenes which delight us. Our happiness will be the good. The happiness may be of a more exalted na. same, whether it proceed from external objects, or ture in proportion as the faculty employed is so; from the impressions of the Deity upon our own but, as the whole soul acts in the exertion of any of private fancies. This is the account which I have its particular.powers, the whole soul is happy in the received from my learned friend. Notwithstanding pleasure which arises from any of its particular acts. this system of belief be in general very chimerical For, notwithstanding, as has been before hinted, and visionary, there is something sublime in its and as it has been taken notice of ty one of the manner of considering the influence of a Divine greatest modern philosophers, * we divide the soul
into several powers and faculties, there is no such • The person alluded 10 here was probably Dean Lancelot division in the soul itself, since it is the whole soul Addison, diutinis per Europam Africamque peregrinationibus, that remembers, understands, wills, or imagines. rerum peritia spectabilis." This amable clergyman, the father of the author of this paper, published An Account of West Barbary, ac
Our mavner of considering the memory, understand observing how we ought to be thankful to our great ing, will, imagination, and the like faculties, is for Creator, and rejoice in the being which he has bethe better enabling us to express ourselves in such stowed upon us, for having made the soul susceptible abstracted subjects of speculation, not that there is of pleasure by so many different ways. We see by any such division in the soul itself.
what a variety of passages joy and gladness may Seeing, then, that the soul has many different fa- enter into the thoughts of man; how wonderfully a culties ; or, in other words, many different ways of human spirit is framed, to imbibe its proper satisacting; that it can be intensely pleased or made factions, and taste the goodness of its Creator. We happy by all these different faculties, or ways of may therefore look into ourselves with rapture and acting; that it may be endowed with several latent amazement, and cannot sufficiently express our grafaculties, wbich it is not at present in a condition to titude to Him who has encompassed us with such a exert ; that we cannot believe the soul is endowed profusion of blessings, and opened in us so many with any faculty which is of no use to it; that, capacities of enjoying them. whenever any one of these faculties is transcendently There cannot be a stronger argument that God pleased, the soul is in a state of happiness; and, in has designed us for a state of future bappiness, and the last place, considering that the happiness of an- for that heaven which he has revealed to us, than other world is to be the happiness of the whole man, that he has thus naturally qualified the soul for it, who can question but that there is an infinite variety and made it a being capable of receiving so much in those pleasures we are speaking of ? and that this bliss. He would never have made such faculties in fulness of joy will be made up of all those pleasures vain, and have endowed us with powers that were which the nature of the soul is capable of receiving ? not to be exerted on such objects as are suited to
We shall be the more confirmed in this doctrine, them. It is very manifest, by the inward frame and if we observe the nature of variety with regard to constitution of our minds, that he has adapted them the mind of man. The sonl' does not care to be to an infinite variety of pleasures and gratifications always in the same bent. The faculties relieve one which are not to be met with in this life. We should, another by turns, and receive an additional pleasure therefore, at all times, take care that we do not disa from the novelty of those objects about which they appoint this his gracious purpose and intention to are conversant.
wards us, and make those faculties, which he formed Revelation likewise very much confirms this no. as so many qualifications for happiness and rewards, tion, under the different views which it gives us of to be the instruments of pain and punishment. our future happiness. In the description of the throne of God it represents to us all those objects which are able to gratify the senses and imagination : No. 601.] FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1714. in very many places it'intimates to us all the hap
Man is naturally a beneficent creature. piness which the understanding can possibly receive in that state, where all things shall be revealed to
The following essay comes from a hand which us, and we shall know even as we are known; the has entertained my readers once before :raptures of devotion, of divine love, the pleasure of “Notwithstanding a narrow contracted temper conversing with our blessed Saviour, with an innu. be that which obtains most in the world, we must merable host of angels, and with the spirits of just not therefore conclude this to be the genuine chamen made perfect, are likewise revealed to us in se racteristic of mankind; because there are some who veral parts of the holy writings. There are also delight in nothing so much as in doing good, and mentioned those hierarchies or governments in which receive more of their happiness at second-hand, or the blessed shall be ranged one above another, and by rebound from others, than by direct and immein which we may be sure a great part of our happi- díate sensation. Now, though these heroic souls ness will likewise consist; for it will not be there as are but few, and to appearance so far advaneed in this world, where every one is aiming at power above the grovelling multitude, as if they were of and superiority; but, on the contrary, every one another order of beings, yet in reality their nature will find that station the most proper for him in is the same; moved by the same springs, and enwhich he is placed, and will probably think that he dowed with all the same essential qualities, only could not have been so happy in any other station. cleared, refined, and cultivated. Water is the same These, and many other particulars, are marked in fluid body in winter and in summer; when it stands divine revelation, as the several ingredients of our stiffened'in ice as when it flows along in gentle happiness in heaven, which ail imply such a variety streams, gladdening a thousand fields in its progress. of joys, and such a gratification of the soul in all its It is a property of the heart of man to be diffusive : different faculties, as I have been here mentioning. its kind wishes spread abroad over the face of the
Some of the Rabbins tell us, that the cherubim creation; and if there be those, as we may observe are a set of angels who know most, and the seraphim too many of them, who are all wrapped up in their a set of angels who love most. Whether this dis own dear selves, without any visible concern for tinction be not altogether imaginary, I shall not here their species, let us suppose that their good-nature examine; but it is highly probable that, among the is frozen, and, by the prevailing force of some con. spirits of good men, there may be some who will be trary quality, restrained in its operations. I shall more pleased with the employment of one faculty therefore endeavour to assign some of the principal than of another; and this perhaps according to those checks upon this generous propension of the human innocent and virtuous habits or inclinations which soul, which will enable us to judge whether, and by have here taken the deepest root.
what method, this most useful principle may be I might here apply this consideration to the spi- unfettered, and restored to its native freedoin of rits of wicked men, with relation to the pain which exercise they shall suffer in every one of their faculties, and “The first and leading cause is an unhappy comthe respective miseries which shall be appropriated plexion of body. The heathens, ignorant of the to each faculty in particular. But, leaving this to true source of moral evil, generally charged it on the reflection of my readers, I shall conclude with the obliquity of matter, which, being eternal and
independent, was incapable of change in any of its | each imagining all the rest to be embarked in an inproperties, even by the Almighty Mind, who, when terest that cannot take place but tv his prejudice. he came to fashion it into a world of beings, must | Hence are those eager competitions for wealth er take it as he found it. This pution, as most others power; hence one man's success becomes another's of theirs, is a composition of truth and error. That disappointment; and, like pretenders to the same matter is eternal-that from the first union of a soul mistress, they can seldom bave common cbarity for to it, it perverted its inclioations—and that the ill their rivals. Not that they are paturally disposed influence it hath upon the mind is not be corrected to quarrel and fall out; but it is natural for a was by God himself, are all very great errors, occasioned to prefer himself to all others, and to secure bis by a truth as evident that the capacities and dispo- own interest first. If that which men estern tber sitions of the soul depend, to a great degree, on the happiness were, like the light, the same sufics et bodily temper. As there are some fools, others are and unconfined good, whether ten thousand enjoy knaves, by constitution ; and particularly it may be the benefit of it or but one, we should see peo's said of many, that they are born with an illiberal good-will and kind endeavours would be as universal. cast of mind; the matter that composes them is te
Homo qui errantà comiter monstrat viam nacious as birdlime; and a kind of cramp draws Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendat, facit, their hands and their hearts together, that they never
Nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit care to open them, unless to grasp at more. It is a To direct a wanderer in the right way, is to light so melancholy let this; but attended with one advan- man's candle by one's own, wbach loses none of its light by
what the other gains tage above theirs, te wbom it would be as painful to forbear good offices as it is to these men to perform * But, unluckily, mankind agree in making choice them: that whereas persons naturally beneficent of objects which inevitably engage them in perpeoften mistake instinct for virtue, by reason of the tual differences. Learn, therefore, like a wise bar, difficulty of distinguishing when one rules them and the true estimate of things. Desire not more of when the o:her, men of the opposite character may the world than is necessary to accommodate you na be more certain of the motive that predominates in passing through it; look upon every thing beyond, every action. If they cannot confer a benefit with not as useless only, but burdensose. Place B that ease and frackness which are necessary to give your quiet in things which you cannot have without it a grace in the eye of the world, in requital, the putting others beside them, and thereby making real merit of what they do is enhanced by the opihem your enemies; and which, when attained, wul position they surmount in doing it. The strength give you more trouble to keep than satisfactia of their virtue is seen in rising against the weight the enjoyment. Virtue is a good of a nobler kind uf nature ; and every time they have the resolution it grows by communication, and so little resemat ks to discharge their duty, they make a sacrifice of in- earthly riches, that the more hands it is lodged an. clination to conscience, which is always too grateful the greater is every man's particular stock. So, by to let its followers go without suitable marks of its propagating and mingling their fires, not only Al approbation. Perhaps the entire cure of this ill the lights of a branch together cast a more extes. quality is no more possible than of some distempers sive brightness, but each single light burns with a that descend by inheritance. However, a great stronger flame. And lastly, take this aloag wa deal may be done by a course of beneficence obsti- you, that if wealth be an instrument of pleasure, the nately persisted in this, if any thing, being a likely greatest pleasure it can put into your power is that way of establishing a moral habit, which shall be of doing good. It is worth cousidering that the ersomewhat of a counterpoise to the force of me- gans of sense act within a narrow compass, and the chanism. Only it must be remembered that we do appetites will soon say they have eneugh. Which pot intermit, upon any pretence whatsoever, the of the two therefore is the bappier man-be wa custom of doing good, in regard, if there be the confining all his regard to the gratification of ks least cessation, nature will watch the opporiunity to own appetites, is capable but of short fits of pleareturn, and in a short time to recover the ground it sure—or the man who, reckoning himself a sbarer was so long in quitting: for there is this difference in the satisfactions of others, especially those wbuch between mental habits and such as bave their foun- come to them by his means, enlarges the splate of dation in the body, that these last are in their na- his happiness ? iure more forcible and violent, and, to gain upon “ The last enemy to benevolence I shall neativa us, need only not to be opposed; whereas the former is uneasiness of any kind. A guilty of a disenmust be continually reinforced with fresb supplies, tented mind, a mind ruffled by ill-fortune, disor they will languish and die away. And this sug. certed by its own passions, soured by neglect, s gests the reason why good habits in general require frettiog at disappointments, hath not leisure to at lovger time for their settlement than bad, and yet tend to the necessity or reasonableness of a kindars are sooner displaced : the reason is, that vicious desired, nor a taste for those pleasures what want habits, as drunkenness for instance, produce a ou beneficence, which demand a calm and unpolchange in the body, which the others not doing, luted heart to relish them. The most miserable of must be maintained the same way they are ac. all beings is the most envious; as, ou the other quired, by the mere dint of industry, resolution, hand, the most communicative is the happiest. And and vigilance.
if you are in search of the seat of perfect love and “ Another thing which suspends the operations of friendship, you will not find it until you curve to the benevolence, is the love of the world ; proceeding region of the blessed, wbere happiness, like a r from a talse notion men have taken up, that an freshing stream, Hows from heart to heart in de abundance of the world is an essential ingredient in endless circulation, and is preserved sweet and sethe happiness of life. Worldly things are of such tainted by the motion. It is old advice, if you bare a quality as to lessen upon dividing, so that the a favour to request of any one, to observe the softest more partvers there are, the less must fall to every times of address, when the soul, in a flash of gau ruan's private share. The consequence of this is, humout, takes a pleasure tv show itself pleased, llowst. they look upon one another with an evil eye, Persous conscious of their own integrity, satiske
with themselves and their condition, and full of taking notice of him. There was, indeed, one who conndence in a Supreme Being, and the hope of pulled off his hat to him; and, upon the ladies asking imnuortality, survey all about them with a flow of who it was, he told them it was a foreign minister good-will: as trees which like their soil, they shoot that he had been very merry with the night before; out in expressions of kindness, and bend beneath whereas, in truth, it was the city common bunt. their own precious load, to the hand of the gatherer. “ He was never at a loss when he was asked any Now if the mind be not thus easy, it is an infallible person's name, though he seldom knew any one sign that it is not in its natural state: place the under a peer. He found dukes and earls among mind in its right posture, it will immediately dis- the aldermen, very good-natured fellows among the cover its innate propensity to beneficence.” privy-councillors, with two or three agreeable old
rakes among the bishops and judges.
“In short, I collected from his whole discourse No. 602.] MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1714. that he was acquainted with everybody and knew
nobody. At the same time, I am mistaken if he Facit hoc illos hyacinthos.--Juv. Sat. vi. 110.
did not that day make more advances in the affecThis makes them hyacinths.
tions of his mistress, who sat near him, than bn The following letter comes from a gentleman could have done in half-a-year's courtship. who, I find, is very diligent in making his observa- “Ovid has finely touched this method of making tions, which I tbink too material not to be commu. love, which I shall here give my reader in Mr. Drynicated to the public :
den's translation: SIR,
Page the eleventh. " In order to execute the office of love-casuist to
Thys love in theatres did first improve, Great Britain, with which I take myself to be in.
And theatres are still the scenes of love :
Nor shun the chariots, and the courser's race; vested by your paper of September 8, I shall make The Circus is no inconvenient place, some further observations upon the two sexes in No need is there of talking on the hand, general, beginning with that which always ought to
Nor nods, nor signs, which lovers understand; have the upper hand. After having observed, with
But boldiy next the fair your seat provide,
Close as you can to hers, and side by side : much curiosity, the accomplishments which are apt Pleas'd or unpleas'd, no matter, crowding sit: to captivate female hearts, I find that there is no For so the laws of public shows permit. person so irresistible as one who is a man of import
Then find occasion to begin discourse.
Inquire whose chariot this, and whose that horse ance, provided it be in matters of no consequence. To whatsoever side she is inclin'd, One who makes himself talked of, though it be for Suit all your inclinations to her mind : the particular cock of his hat, or for prating aloud in
Like what she likes, from thence your court begin, the boxes at a play, is in the fair way of being a fa
And whom she favours wish that he may win vourite. I have known a young fellow make his
“ Again, page the sixteenth. fortune by knocking down a constable; and may O when will come the day by heaven design'd, venture to say, though it may seem a paradox, that When thou, the best and fairest of mankind, many a fair one has died by a duel in which both Drawn hy white horses shalt in triumph ride, the combatants have survived.
With conquer'd slaves attending on thy side
Slaves that no longer can be safe in flight? " About three winters ago I took notice of a O glorious object! O surprising sight! young lady at the theatre, who conceived a passion O day of public joy, too good to end in night! for a notorious rake that headed a party of cat
On such a day, if thou and next to thee calls: and am credibly informed that the emperor
Some beauty sits, the spectacle to see;
If she inquire the names of conquer'd kings, of the Mohocks married a rich widow within three of mountains, rivers, and their hidden springs weeks after having rendered himself formidable in
Answer to all thou know'st; and, if need be, the cities of London and Westminster.
of things upkuown seem to speak knowingly : Scouring
This is Euphrates, crown'd with reeds : and there and breaking of windows have done frequent exe- Flows the swift Tigris, with his sea-green hair. cution upon the sex. But there is no set of these Invent new names of things unknown before; male charmers who make their way more success
Call this Armenia, that the Caspian shore;
Call this a Mede, and that a Parthian youth fully than those who have gained themselves a name Talk probably: no matter for the truth. for intrigue, and have ruined the greatest number of reputations. There is a strange curiosity in the female world to be acquainted with the dear man No. 603.] WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1714. who has been loved by others, and to know what it is that makes him so agreeable. His reputation
Ducite ab urbe domum, mea carmina, ducite Daphnim.
VIRG. Ecl. viii. 68. does more than half his business. Every one, that
Restore, my charms, is ambitious of being a woman of fashion, looks out My lingering Daphnis to my longing arms.-DRYDEN. for opportunities of being in his company; so thal, to use the old proverb, When his name is up be
The following copy of verses comes from one of may lie a-bed.
my correspondents, and has something in it so oriI being a man of importance upon these occasions on was very sensible of the great advantage of ginal
, that I do not much doubt but it will divert
my readers :-* the day of the king's entry, when I was seated in a
I. balcony behind a cluster of very pretty country la
My time, O ye Muses, was happily spent,
When Phæbe went with me wherever I went; dies, who had one of these showy gentlemen in the midst of them. The first trick I caught him at was bowing to several persons of quality whom he did daughter of the very learned Dr. Richard Bentley, archdeacon
* The Phæbe of this admired pastoral was Joanna, the not know; nay, he had the impudence to hem at a and
prebendary of Ely, regius professor and master of Trinity blue garter who had a finer equipage than ordinary: College, Cambridge, in the died in 1792. She was afterwar and seemed a little concerned at the impertinent Killaloe in Ireland, and grandson of Dr. Richard Cumberland,
married to Dr. Dennison Cumberland, Bishop of Clopfert in huzzas of the mob that hindered his friend from Bishop of Peterborough,