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387 The remaining part of Eve's speech, in which Naked met bis under the suwing yold

Or her loxise tresses hid; he in deplet she gives an account of herself upon her first crea

Both of her beauty and submissive charms tion, and the manner in which she was brought to

Smild with superior love Adam, is, I think, as beautiful a passage as any in Milton, or perhaps in any other poet whatso

The poet adds, that the devil turned away with ever. These passages are all worked off with so

envy at the sight of so much happiness.

Vie have another view of our first parents in much art, that they are capable of pleasing the most delicate reader, without oftending the most images and sentiments suitable to their condition

their evening discourses, which is full of pleasing

and characters. The speech of Eve, in particu"That day I oft remember, when from sleep, &c.' lar, is dressed up in such a soft and natural turn of

words and sentiments, as cannot be sufticiently adA poet of less judgment and invention than this mired. great author, would have found it very difficult to I shall close my reflections apon this book, with have filled these tender parts of the poem with observing the masterly transition which the poet sentiments proper for a state of innocence; to makes to their evening worship in the following have described the warmth of love, and the pro- lines: fessions of it, without artifice or hyperbole; to

· Thus at their shady lodge arriv'd, both stood, have made the man speak the most endearing, Both turn'd, and under open sky ador'd things, without descending from his natural dig- The God that made both sky, air, earth, and heav'n, nily, and the woman receiving them without de

Which they beheld, the moon's resplendent globe,

And starry pole: “ Thou also mean st the night, parting from the modesty of her character; in a

Maker Onnipotent, and thou the duy,' &c. word, to adjust the prerogatives of wisdom and beauty, and make each appear to the otber in its Most of the moderu heroic poets have imitated proper force and loveliness. This mutual subordi- the ancients in beginning a speech without preration of the two sexes is wonderfully kept up in mising, that the person said thus or this; but as it the whole poem, as particularly in the speech of is easy to imitate the ancients in the omission of Eve I have before inentioned, and upon the con

two or three words, it requires judginent to do it clusion of it in the following lines :

in such a manner as they shall not be missed, and

that the speech may begin naturally without thein. "So spake our general mother, and with eyes

There is a tine instance of this kind out of lower, Of conjugal attraction unreprov'd, And meek surrender, half embracing lean'd

in the twenty-third chapter wi Longinus. On our first falber; ball her swelling breast

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SPECTATOR.

VOL. V.

TO THE

6

EARL OF WHARTON.

N° 322. MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1711-19. MY LORD, The author of the Spectator, baving prefixed be.

Ad humum mrrore groui deducih et angit.

BOR. Ars Poet ver. 110. fore each of bis volumes the name of some great Grief dejeris, and wrings the tortor soul.

BOSCOMMON. person to whom he has particular obligations, lays bis claim to our Lord-lip's patronage upon the Indian teracoris naftcrize wandmade beard short I already received great instances of your favour, good one if it be true: but as for tie followin:

relation, I should be glad were I sure it were false, I should have been afraid of submitting a work of It is told with such simplicity, and there are se this nature to your perusal. You are so thoroughly many artless touches of distress in it, that I feas acquainted with the characters of men, and all the it comes too much from the heart. parts of human life, that it is impossible for the WR, SPECTATOR, least misrepresentation of them to escape your no- * SOME years ago it happened that I lived in the tice. It is your Lordship's particular di-zinction, same house with a young gentleman of merit; wirks

whose good qualities I was so much taken, as to that you are master of the whole compass of busin make it my endeavour to show as many as I was ness, and have signalized yourself in all the dif- able in myself. Familiar converse improved geferent scenes of it. We admire some for the dig. Deral civilities into an unfeigned p2-sion on bolla nity, others for the popularity of their behaviour: bimself to me; and I, who could not expect a man

sides. He watched an opportunity to declare some for their clearness of judgment, others for of so great an estate as his, received his addresses their happiness of expression; some for the laying in such terms as gave him no reason to believe I of scheines, and others for the putting of them in was displeased with them, though I did nothing to execution. It is your Lordship only who enjoys His father was a very hard worldly man, and

make him think me more easy than was decent. these several talents united, and that too in as great proud; so that there was no reason to believe te perfection as others possess them singly. Your would easily be brought to think there was aby enemies acknowledge this great extent in your thing in any woman's person or character that could Lordship's character, at the same time that they In the mean time, the son continued his application

balance the disadvantage of an unequal fortune. use their utmost industry and invention to derogate to me, and omitted no occasion of demonstrating from it. But it is for your honour that those who the most disinterested pa-sion imaginable to me; are pou your enemies were always so. You have and in plain direct terins offered to marry me priacted in so much consistency with yourself, and wately, and keep it so till he should be so happt as

to gain his father's approbation, or become por promoted the interests of your country in so oni. essed of his estate. I passionately loved bim, form a manner, that even those who would misre- and you will believe I did not deay such a one present your generous designs for the public good, what was my interest also to grant. However, I cannot but approve the steadiness and intrepidity carrying with me a faithful servant, who had been

was not so young as not to take the precaution of with which you pursue them. It is a most sensi also my mother's maid, 10 be present at the cere. ble pleasure to me, that I have this opportunity of mony. When that was over, I dı manded a certiprofessing myself one of your great admirers, and, fate, signed by the minister, my husbard, ard in a very particular manner, MY LORD,

the servant I just now spoke of. After our pype

tials, we conversed together very familiarly in the Your Lordship's most obliged same house: but the restraints we were generally And most obedient, humble servant under, and the interviews we bad being stolen and THE SPECTATOR.

interruptı d, wade our behaviour to each other have

rather the imp:tient fonducs which is visible ia Thomas Wharton; appointed by King William comp lovers, then the regular and gratified aftretion froller of the household, justice in eyre south of Tren!, and which is to be observed in man and wife. ThisobJord lieutenant of Oxfordshire; created Viscount Winchin servation made the father very auxious for his son, don in the county of Bucks, and Earl of Wharton in the and press hin to a match he had in his eye for him. county of Westmorland, December 1706; appointed !urd lieu- To relieve my husband from this importunity, and tenant of Ireland, November 1708 (when Mr. Addi-on became his secretary); lord privy seal, september 1714 ; and, in De

conceal the secret of our marriage, which I had cember of the same year, created Marquis of Wharton and

reason to know would not be long in my power in Malmesbury in England, and Earl of Rathfarnham and Mar

town, it was resolved that I should retire into a requis Catherlough in Ireland. He died April 1715, in the 70th mote place in the country, and converse woder year of his age, and was succeeded by his son Philip, whom feigned names by letter. We long continued this George I. 10 1718, created Duke of Wharton, in cullsideration way of commerce; and I with my needle, a few of the meriis of bis father.

books, and reading over and over my husband's

letters, passed my time in a resigned expectation of better days. Be pleased to take notice, that within four months after I left iny husband I was N° 323. TUESDAY, MARCII 11, 1711-12. delivered of a daughter, who died within a few bours after her birth. This accident, and the re

Modo vir, modo fæmina tired manner of life I led, gave criminal hopes to

VIRG*. a neighbouring brute of a country gentleman, Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman. whose folly was the source of all my affliction. This rustic is one of those rich clowns who supply Tae journal with which I presented my reader on the want of all manner of breeding by the neglect Tuesday last + has brought me in several letters, of it, and with noisy mirth, half understanding, with accounts of many private lives cast into that and ample fortune, force themselves upon persons form. I have the Rake's Journal,' the • Sot's and things, without any sense of time or place. Journal,' the Whoremaster's Journal,' and, among The poor ignorant people where I lay concealed, several others, a very curious piece, intituled, • The and now passed for a widow, wondered I could be Journal of a Mohock.' By these instances i find so shy and strange, as they called it, to the squire; that the intention of my last Tuesday's paper has and were bribed by him to admit him whenever hé been mistaken by many of my readers. I did not thought fit: 1 happened to be sitting in a little design so much to expose vice as idleness , and parlour which belonged to my own part of the aimed at those persons who pass away their time house, and musing over one of the fondest of my rather in trifies and impertinence, than in crimes husband's letters, in which I always kept the cer- and immoralities. Offences of this latter kind are tificate of my marriage, when this rude fellow not to be dallied with, or treated in so ludicrous a came in, and with the nauseous familiarity of such manner. In short, my journal only holds up folly unbred brutes, snatched the papers out of my

to the light, and shows the disagreeableness of such hand. I wis immediately under so great a cor actions as are indifferent in themselves, and blamcern, that I threw myself as his feet, and begged able only as they proceed from creatures endowed of him to return them. He, with the same odious with reason. pretence to freedom and gaiety, swore he would My following correspondent, who calls herself read them. I grew more importunate, he more Clarinda, is such a journalist as I require. She curious, till at last, with an indignation arising seems by her letter to be placed in a modish state from a passion I then first discovered in him, he of indifference between vice and virtue, and to be threw the papers into the fire, swearing that since susceptible of either, were there proper paing he was not to read them, the man who writ them taken with her. Had her journal been filled with should never be so happy as to have me read them gallantries, or such occurrences as had shown her over again. It is insignificant to tell you my tears wholly divested of her natural innocence, notwithand reproaches made the boisterous calf leave the standing it might have been more pleasing to the room ashamed and out of countenance, when I generality of readers, I should not have published had leisure to ruininate on this accident with more it: but as it is only the picture of a life filled with than ordinary sorrow. However, such was then a fashionable kind of gaiety a d laziness, I shall my confidence in my husband, that I writ to him set down tiie days of it, as I have received it from the misfortune, and desired another paper of the the hand of any fair correspondent. same kind. lle deferred writing two or three posts, and at last answered me in general, That he DEAR MR. SPECTATOR, could not then send me what I asked for; but “You having set your readers an exercise in one of when he cocld find a proper conveyance, I should your last week's papers, I have performed mine be sure to have it. From this time his letters were according to your orders, and herewith send it you more cold every day than other; and as he grew inclosed. You must know, Mr. Spectator, that I indifferent, I grew jealous. This has at last brought am a maiden lady of a good fortune, who have had we to town, where I find both the witnesses of my several matches offered me for these ten years last marriage dead, and that my husband, after three past, and have at present warm applications made months cohabitation, has buried a young lady whom to me by A Very Pretty Fellow $. As I am at he married in obedience to his father. In a word, my own di-posal, I come up to town every winter, the shuns and disowns me. Should I come to the and pass my time in it after the manner you will house and confront him, the father would join in find in the following journal, which I began to mapporting himn against me, though he believed my write upon the very day after your Spectator upon itory; should I talk it to the world, what repara

that subject. tion can I expect for an injury I cannot make out? I believe he means to bring me, through necessity,

TUESDAY night. Could not go to sleep till one to resign my pretensions to him for some provision in the morning for thinking of my journal. for my life: but I will die first. Pray' bid him femember what he said, and how he was charmed WEDNESDAY. From eight till ten. Drank two when he laughed at the heedless discovery I often dishes of chocolate in bed, and fell asleep after made of myself; let him remember how awkward them. I was in my dissenbled indiference towards him From ten to eleven, Fat a slice of bread and before company; ask him how I, who could never butter, drank a dish of bohea, read the Spectator. conceal my love for him, at his own request can post with him for ever! Oh, Mr. Spectator, sen

• There is no such line in Virgil.--Addison nfost likely ale spirits know no indifference in marriage :'what quoted from memory, and had reference to the following line

describing Cwneus: dien do you thivk is my piercing ailliction !--1

- juvenis quondam, nunc fæmina. Icare von to represent my distress your own way,

An. vi, ver. 445. in a hich I desire you to be speedy, if you have

A woman now, but formerly a man. cui passion for ianocence exposed to infamy.

OSTAVIA.'
+ N 317.

• See N° 318. STEELE.

T.

See Tat. Nou, 21 and 24.

er institution is inischief; and upon

to be hanged.

I am, SIR,

290

From eleven to one. At my toilette; tried a of good company. Mem. The third air in the new

are the best I have been yet able to procure : for, new head. Gave orders for Veny to be coubed opera, Lady Blithe dressed frightfully.

being but of late establishment, it is not ripe for a and washed. Mem. I look best in blue.

From three to four. Dined. Miss Kitty called From one till half an hour after two. Drove to upon me to go to the opera before I was risen 18 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1711 12. just history; and, to be serious, the chief design of

this trouble is, to binder it from ever being so. the 'Change. Cheapened a couple of fans. froin table.

You have been pleased, out of a concern for the Till four. At dinner. Mem. Mr. Froth passed Fra dinner to six. Drank tea. Turped off a

autorine, alatim innos!

good of your countrymen, to act, under the chaby in his new liveries. fooiman for being rude to Veny.

PERS. Sat. 2. ver. 61. From four to six. Dressed; paid a visit to old Six o'clock. Went to the opera. I did not see

racter of Spectator, not only the part of a lookerLady Blithe and her sister, having before heard

on, but an overseer of thcir actions; and whenMr. Froth till the beginning of the second act. Mr. riano so heavenly fire is found, they were gone out of town that day.

tas ir bier grov'ling on the ground: ever such enormities as this infest the town, we Froth talked to a gentlenian in a black wig; bowed

DRYDEN From six to eleven. At basset. Mem. Never to a lady ic the front box. Mr. Froth and his

iminediately fly to you for redress. I have reason set again upou the ace of diamonds.

to believe, that some thoughtless youngsters. out of friend clapped Nicolini in the third act. Me. Fro.ba

STATOR, cried out Ancora.' Mr. Froth led me to my

a false notion of bravery, and an immoderate Taonsday, From eleven at night to eight in chair. I think he squeezed my hand.

peris for bave collected together to fondness to be distinguished for fellows of fire, the morningDreamed that I ponted to Mr. Froth.

nxovtal history of clubs, make so bright are insensibly hurried into this senseless scandalous

Eleven at night. Went to bed. Melancholy From ciglit to ten. Chocolate. Read two acts

if we speculations

, that I think it is but project. Such will probably stand corrected by dreams. Methought Nicolini said he was Mr. in Aurengzebe * a-bed.

2772/ove the learted world, to furnish your reproofs, especially if you inform them that

Froth. From ten to eleven. Tea-table.

shekuce as may promote that use it is not courage for half a score fellows, mad Sent to borrow Lidy Faddle's Cupid for Veny. Read the

it for this rez:00 I could not forbear com- with wice and inst, to set upon two or three so

Sunday. Indisposed. play-bills. Received a letter from Mr. Froth.

20 ya we imperfect informations of berer than themselves; and that the manners of Indlem. Locked it up in my strong box.

sa li vor will allow them a place in dian savages are not becoming accomplishments to Rest of the morning. Fortange, the tire-woman, Aurengzebe lay upon the chair by me. Kitty

Monday, Eight o'clock. Waked by Miss Kitts.

esti bering) who have lately erected an Englisi fine gentleman. Such of them as have her account of my Lady Blithe's wash. Broke a peated without book the eight best lines in lite

baneturnal fraternity, under the been bullies and scowerers of a long standing, tooth in my little tortoise-shell comb. Sent Frank | play. Went in our mobs to the dumnb man* ac

Nial-Club, a name borrowed, it and are grown veterans in this kind of service, to kuow how my Lady Hectic rested after her cording to appointment. Told me that may lovers

a sort of canibals in India, who sub-are, I fear, too hardened to receive any impresmonkey's jeaping out at window. Looked pale. name began with a 6. Mem. The conjurer was

rtig and devouring all the nations sions from your admonitions. But I beg you Fontaige tells me my glass is not true. Dressed within a letter of Mr. Frothi's name, &c.

The president is styled ' Emperor of would recommend to their perusal your ninth speby three.

Sw": and his arms are a Turkish cres- culation. They may there be taught to take warnFrom three to four. Dinner cold before I sat

zahis imperial majesty bears at present ing from the club of Duellists; and be put in mind, down.

Upon looking back into this my journal, I find

gesteardisary mafuer engraven upon that the common fate of those men of honour was,

that I am at a loss to know whether I pass my From four to eleven. Saw company. Mr. Froth's time well or ill; and indeed never thought of com

A Agreeable to their name, the avowed
opinion of Milton.
His faney of a pinetishion. Picture in the lid of lation upon that subject. I scarce tind a single 20-
His account of the Moliocks. sidering how I did it before I perused your sperto

stries all their rules and orders are

March the 10th,

Your most humble servant, woman to cut my hair. Lost five guineas at crimp. prove of, except the working upon the violetale de

PHILANTHROPOS.' Twelve o'clock at night. Went to bed. which I am resolved to finish the first day I am at

The following letter is of a quite contrary naFRIDAY.

leisure. As for Mr. Froth and Veny, I did not over all Mr. Froth's letters. Cupid and Veny.

Light in the morning. A bed. Read think they took up so much of my time and thoughts in stength and perfection, they ture; but I add it here, that the reader may obTenoclock. Stayed within all day, not

at home. etiam id will your off if you insist upon it; and it ciblity of attending to any motions may be when it is shown in its simplicities, and From ten to twelve. To conference with my Mir, Froth does not bring matters to a conclusie

tamanity

; then make a general sally, how detestable in barbarities. It is written by an -a away ia

en llat are to unfortunate as to walk honest countryman to his mistress, and came to the

trongh which they patrole. Some are bands of a lady of good sense, wrapped about a a dream.

wam, etbers stabbed, others cut and thread-paper, who has long kept it by her as an Shut myself up in my chamber, practised Lady Betty Modely's skuttle.

To put the watch to a total rout

, image of artless lore. One in the afternoon. Called for iny flowered handkerchier. Worked half a violet leaf in it.

paréclat. The particular talents To her I very much respect, Mrs. Margaret Clark. Eyes ached and head out of order. Threw by my and to confirm Clarinda in her good inclinations

LOVELF, and that I could write loving Mrs. work, and read over the remaining part of Au- would have her consider what a pretty figures Tergzebe.

dotary execute upon their prisoners. Margaret Clark, I pray you let affection excuse brated

for a happy dexterity in tip: presumption. Having been so happy as to enjoy

in a spon them; wbił is performed by the sight of your sweet countenance and comely weit abroad, and played at crimp till midnight. by an uncertain authort on Sir Philip Sidorys en flat to the face, and boring out body, sometimes when I had occasion to buy From four to twelve, Changed my mind, dressed, I shall conclude my paper with an epitaph sritten

ass Der fingers

. Others are called the treacle or liquorish powder at the apothecary's Found Mrs. Spitely at home. Conversation : Mrs. sister, a lady who scems to hase been of a les per

or and teach their scholars to cut shop, I am so enamoured with you, that I can no day going to be married to a young fellow that in last thought of it is so very noble, that I daress Brilliant's Decklace false stones. Old Lady Love- very much different from that of Clarinda. 702

mening :words through their legs : un more keep close my flaming desires to become your not worth a groal. Miss Prue gone into the coun- my reader will pardon ine the quotation,

whecher originally French I cannot servant. "And I am the more bold now to write to are the tumblers

, whose office it your sweet self, because I am now iny own man,

on their heads, and commit certain and may match where I please ; for my father is Spitely whispered in my ear that she had some. Mem, Mrs.

une father barseities, on the limbs taken away, and now I am come to my living, horreen Bat these I forbear to meos which is ten" yard land, and a house ; and there is

tilaue Spectator. In this man. worth ten pounds a year as a thief is worth a Dreamed that Mr.

a war against mankind; and, by halter, and all my brothers and sisters are provided 21 of their policy, are to enter for: besides I have good household-stoft, though I

bet me, and that is offensive and say it, both brass and pewter, linens and woollens; Rose at eight o'clock in the morn

al band -houses in general, of and though my house be thatched, yet, if you and whose declared themselves protectors and I match, it shall go hard but I will have one half

1,57, these are only broken inco. will wait upon you as soon as my new clothes are and the wonderfal society; but they made, and bay-harvest is in. I could, though I say

1711-12

a ovirageous ambition of doing all pose their fellow-creatures, is the great ce.

DAT Box Ebly, and the only qualification cabe neubers. In order to exert this

my blue china cup

Froid twelve tv one.

"Your humble servant,

CLARINDA

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Time of those inoffensive militia, is

To resume one of the morals of my first papel,

os de Elisanthropes are distinguished

, consist in the various kinds of

From three to four. Dined.

Would make anong posterity, were the historic
her whole life published like these five days of the

ON THE COUNTESS DOWAGER OF PEMBROKE

he cannot but be very shocking to Dever a yard land * in our field but it is well

try. Tom Townley has red hair.
thiing io tell me about Alr. Froth; I am sure it is
not true.

Between twelve and one.
Froth lay at iny feet, and called me Indamora +.

SATURDAY.
ing. Sat down to my toikitte.

From right to nine. Suifted a patch for half an hour before I could determine it. Fixed it above my left eyebrow.

From nine to twelve. Drank my tea, and dressed.
From twelve to two. At chapel. A great deal

• Underneath this marble beare
Lies the subject of all verse,
Siciney's sister, Pembrok's mother :
Denil, ere thou hast hilis another,
Fair and learn'd, and you as slie,
Timne shall throw a dart at ther.'

• Duncan Campbell. See also Tat. Ne ly.
+ Generally supposed to ve Ben Jouwi.

of it slated. If you think well of this motion, I

*Neesi 19 Ca Iw, one of the four

. *M1 Lagland in the teixa of Queen 20, in some 26, and in others 30 acres of land. See Les

Termes de la Ley.

A yard land [virgata terra) in some counties contains

**19.

• Dryden's Tragedy.
+ A capuve queen in the tragedy of Adren gzebe.

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1711-12

324.

are the best I have been yet able to procure : for,

being but of late establishment, it is not ripe for a N° 324. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1711 12. just history; and, to be serious, the chief design of

this trouble is, to hinder it from ever being so.

You have been pleased, out of a concern for the O curte in terris animæ, et cælestium innnes !

good of your countrymen, to act, under the cha. PERS. Sat. 2. ver. 61.

racter of Spectator, not only the part of a looker. O souls, in whom no heavenly fire is found,

on, but an overseer of their actious; and whenFlat minds, and ever grov'ling on the ground!

ever such enormities as this infest the town, we DRY DEN.

immediately fly to you for redress. I have reason

to believe, that some thoughtless youngsters, out of MR. SPECTATOR,

a false notion of bravery, and an immoderate 'The materials you have collected together to fondness to be distinguished for fellows of fire, wards a general history of clubs, make so bright are insensibly hurried into this senseless scandalous a part of your specnlations, that I think it is but project. Such will probably stand corrected by a justice we all owe the learned world, to furnish your reproofs, especially if yon inform them that you with such assistance as may promote that use it is not courage for balf å score fellows, mad ful work. For this reason I could not forbear com

with wine and lust, to set upon two or three somunicating to you some imperfect informations of berer than themselves; and that the manners of Ina set of men (if you will allow them a place in dian savages are not becoming accomplislıments to that species of being) who have lately erected themselves into a nocturnal fraternity, under the been bullies and scowerers of a long standing,

an English fine gentleinan. Such of them as have title of the Mohock-Club, a name borrowed, it and are grown veterans in this kind of service, seems, from a sort of canibals in India, who sub-are, I fear, too hardeneil to receive any impressist by plundering and devouring all the nations sions from your admonitions. But I beg you about them. The president is styled ' Emperor of would recommend to their perusal your ninth spethe Mohocks *; and his arms are a Turkish cres- culation. They may there be taught to take warncent, which his imperial majesty bears at presenting from the club of Duellists; and be put in mind, in a very extraordinary manner engraven upon that the common fate of those men of honour was, his forehead. Agreeable to their name, the avowed to be hanged. design of their institution is mischief; and upon

I am, sir, this foundation all their rules and orders are

« March the 10th,

"Your most humble servant, framed. An ontragcons ambition of doing all pos.

'.PHILANTHROpos.' sible hurt to their fellow-creatures, is the great cement of their assembly, and the only qualification

The following letter is of a quite contrary na. required in the members. In order to exert this principle in its full strength and perfection, they ture; but I add it here, that the reader may obtake care to drink themselves to a pitch, that is, serve, at the same view, how amiable ignorance beyond the possibility of attending to any motions may be when it is shown in its simplicities, and of reason or humanity; then make a general sally, honest countryman to his mistress, and came to the

how detestable in barbarities. It is written by an and attack all that are so unfortunate as to walk hands of a lady of good sense, wrapped about a the streets through which they patrole. Some are knocked down, others stabbed, others cut and thread-p. per, who has long kept it by her as an carbonadoed. To put the watch to a total rout,

image of artless love. and morify some of those inoffensive militia, is reckoned a coup-d'éclat. The particular talents To her I very much respect, Mrs. Margaret Clark. by which there misanthropes are distinguished from one another, consist in the various kinds of ' LOVELY, and oh that I could write loving Mrs. barharities which they execute tipon their prisoners. Margaret Clark, I pray you let affection excuse Some are celebrated for a happy dexterity in tip- presumption. Having been so happy as to enjoy ping the lion upon them; which is performed by the sight of your sweet countenance and comely squeezing the pose flat to the face, and boring out body, sometimes when I had occasion to buy the eyes with their fingers. Others are called the treacle or liquorish powder at the apothecary's dancing-inasiers, and teach their scholars to cut shop, I am so enamoured with you, that I can no capers, by running swords through their legs; a more keep close my flaming desires to become your new invention, whether originally French I cannot servant. And I am the more bold now to write to fell. A third sort are the tumblers, whose office it your sweet self, because I am now my own man, is lo set women on their heads, and commit certain and may inatch where I please ; for my father is indecencies, or rather barbarities, on the limbs taken away, and now I am come to my living, which they expose. But these I forbear to men- which is ten yard land, and a house; and there is tion, because they cannot but be very shocking to never a yard land * in our field but it is well the reader as well as the Spectator. In this man- worth ten pounds a year as a thief is worth a Der they carry on a war against mankind; and, by halter, and all my brothers and sisters are provided the standing maxims of their policy, are to enter for: besides I have good household-stuff, though I 11. to no alliances but one, and that is otlensive and say it, both brass and pewter, linens and wooliens; defensive with all bawd, -houses in general, of and though my house be thatched, yet, if you and which they have declared theinselves protectors and I match, it shall go hard but I will have one half guaraniees.

of it slated. If you think well of this motion, I • I must own, sir, these are only broken inco- will wait upon you as soon as my new clothes are berent memoirs of this wonderful society; but they made, and hay-harvest is in. I couid, though I say

• Tise title of Tee Yee Neen Ilo Ga Row, one of the four * A yard land (rirgata terra) in some counties contains inliin kirs who visited England in the reign of Queen 20, in some 24, and in others 50 acres of land. Set Les See N° 30, aud Tat. A 171.

Termes de la Ley.

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