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have suffered more had my whole fortune been at agreeable shape; but the folly of the thing is sort esger of happiness which we can hope for stake. My girl came on with the most becoming that it smiles so impertinently, and affects to plez Bad ekaracters are dispersed abroad with modesty I had ever seen, and casting a respectful so sillily, that while she dances you see the posse, I hope for example sake, and (as pu. eye, as if she feared me more than all the audience, pleton from head to foot. For you must know meu are designed by the civil power) more N I gave a nod, which I think gave her all the spirit trivial as this art is thought to be) no one ever ons betering the innocent, than the chastising univ she assumed upon it; but she rose properly to that a good dancer, that had not a good understands *en. The good are less frequent, whether it with dignity of aspect. My romp, now the most grace. If this be a truth, I shall leave the reader to jutro, un tere are indeed fewer originals of this cont fui person of her sex, assumed a inajesty, which from that maxim, what esteem they ouglas to be copy after, or that, through the malignity that, commanded the highest respect; and when she for such impertinents as tly, hop, caper, turba esatare, we rather delight in the ridicule zeal. turned to me, and saw my face in rapture, she fell twirl, turn round, and jump over their heads; al fatister he find in others. However, it is rare into the prettiest smile, and I saw in all her mo- in a word, play a thousand pranks which are 1.23 sell as pleasing, even for variety, some resse tions that she exulted in her father's satisfaction, animals can do better than a man, instea! ok po te te the world a representation of the of w You, Mr. Spectator, will, better than I can tell forming to perfection what the human figure out ide of human nature, as well as the dark with

*31. The desire of imitation may, perhaps, are : you, imagine to yourfelf all the different beauties is capable of performing. and changes of aspect in an accomplished young It may perhaps appear odd, that I, who 947

zet incentive to the practice of what is the r woman setting forth all her beauties with a design for a mighty lover at least of virtue, should to the aun the aversion we may conceive at what and to please no one so much as her father. My girl's so much pains to recommend what the coberer per carabie : the one immediately directs you good lover can never know half the satisfaction that I of inankind look upon to be a trifle; but, te se sold do, whilst the other only shows wher did in her that day. I could not possibly have favour of the soberer part of mankind, 1 deal fou should avoid ; and I cannot at pre- is at imagined, that so great improvement, could have they have not enough, considered this matter die with more satisfaction, than by en they been wrought by an art that I always held in itself for that reason only disesteem it. I must alos

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has ridiculous and contemptible. There is, I am con- my own justification, say, that I attempt to vinced, no method like this, to give young women into the service of honour and virtue everything iar exceed my present design, to give uning a sense of their

own value and dignity; and I am in nature that can pretend to give elegant dele era description of Manilius through all the again sure there can be none so expeditious to commu. dicate that value to others. As for the flippant structive of pleasure, and virtue in itself conductor de caireuse-t, and pas over in silence the hehold among dancers, that carriuge is more to be proper regulations, this truth would not water , by which he attained the honours 2017 insipidiy gay, and wantonly forward, whom you to it. If the delights of a free fortune wieder the courtly manners, and the unde- upos

pojed, and which now give a dignity and whici attributed to the perverse genius of the performers, argument to support it; but it would be obina than imputed to the art itself.

For my part, my to every man, that there is a strict afficity bet to the case he does enjoy. "Ti, bere be ol child has danced herself into have as great an honour for her as ever I'had for from the highest sentiment of the soul to the which he has steered to so fair

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is now intent upon the practice of his m her mother, from whom she derived those latent indifferent gesture of the body.


142, which a great knowledge and use of knon good qualities which appeared in her countenance when she was dancing; for my girl, though I say it myself, showed in one quarter of an hour the innate principles of a modest virgin, a tender wife,

N° 467. TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1712. a generous friend, a kind mother, and an indulgent mistress. I will strain hard but I will purchase for her an husband suitable to her merit. I am your convert in the admiration of what I thought you jested when you recommended ; and if you

Ile please to be at my house on Thursday next, I make a ball for my daughter, and you shall see her dance, or, if you will do her thai honour, dance with her.

I am, SIR,
Your most humble servant,

PHILIPATER.' TaE love of praise is a passion dreply fixed De enctis, like that river which most

mind of every extraordinary person; and it serbows. But Manilius has too court I have some time ago * spoken of a treatise who are most affected with it, seem most tope of the pleasure of doing good, ever like written by Mr. Weaver on this subject, which is take of that particle of the divinity wbich das

Lil now, I understand, ready to be published. This guishes mankind from the inferior creation. The work sets this matter in a very plain and advan- Supreme Being itself is most pleased with pre the art was under proper regulations, it would be tageous light; and I am convinced from it, that if and thanksgiving: the other part of our dans a mechanic way of implanting insensibly, in minds the immediate adoration of his perfectioos. To not capable of receiving it so well by any other an excellent observation, that we then only depot be will both see and enjoy (which he his jai rules, a sense of good-breeding and virtue.

it will the living executor of his own either Were any one to see Mariampe + dance, let

commendation when we cease to deserve it all
we have still extant two orations of Telly

Aks who have the happiness to be bis pr him be never so sensual a brute, I defy him to | Pliny, spoken to the greatest and best prison

w patrobage, at once pray for the entertain any thoughts but of the highest respect all the Roman emperors, who, no doubt, beard

At and esteeın towards her.

the greatest satisfaction, what even the most de la vie, and their own good for every I was showed last week

Hea out of the reach of bis obliga- natura

the bow, by proper and becoming least a picture in a lady's closet, for which she had an terested persons, and at so large a distant of 134 hundred different dresses, that she could clap on

cannot read without admiration. Cator

sa; and his good-gature is a sufficient hiva th round the face on purpose to demonstrate the force his life consisted in the breath of pranc, set of habits in the diversity of the same countenance. professed he bad lived long enough for back Motion, and change of posture and aspect, has an when he had for bis glory. Others have acry

lite da his muse say of Theron,

the very lowest. One may say way. etlect no less surprising on the person of Mariamne themselves for a name which was bot to brasil

they were dead, giving away themselves la preity. This idiot has a very good çar, and a most Chloe is extremely pretty, and as silly as she is chase a sound which was not to contracorral or

ceives were out of hearing. But by merit and up

discour excellencies, not only to gain, but, mbibre

menda + Perhaps Mrs. Bicknell, see N° 370.

to enjoy a great and universal reputation B

- Quodcunque meæ poterunt audere CAMINS,
Seu tibi par poterunt: seu, quod spes abrul', u'tra,
Sive minus ; certe que canent minus: omne PREET
Hoc tibi: ne lantó carcat mihi nomine charts.

TIBULL. ad Messalam, Eleg.i. l. 4 P.
Whate'er my muse adventurous dares indite,
Whether the niceness of thy piercing sight
Applaud my lays, or censure what I stile;
To thee I sing, and hope to borrow fame,
By adding to my page Messala's name.'

discovered to be the most useful to to th Taas in bis private domestic employments that a na glorious than in his public; for it is 'tis ir pa Dufe dificult task to be conspicuous in to bin any active life, than in one that is spent He bu:1085: persons engaged in the lat-point

bodies violently agitated, from the swift-on ar Det motion bave a brightness added to Vack often vanishes when they are at rest; Buss

en still remain, it must be the seeds of wher pre vorch let thus shine out without any fo- ficenc

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last degree of happiness which we can hope for

Swear that none ever had such a graceful art, here. Bad characters are dispersed abroad with

Fortune's free gifts as freely to impart,

With an unenvious liand, and an unbounded heart.' profusion, I hope for example sake, and (as punishments are designed by the civil power) more Never did Atticus succeed better in gaining the for the deterring the innocent, than the chastising universal love and esteem of all men; nor steer the guilty. The good are less frequent, whether it with more success between the extremes of two be that there are indeed fewer originals of this contending parties. 'Tis his peculiar happiness, kind to copy after, or that, through the malignity that, while he espouses neither with an intemperate of our nature, we rather delight in the ridicule zeal, he is not only admired, but, wbat is a more than the virtues we find in others. However, it is rare and unusual felicity, he is beloved and ca. but just, as well as pleasing, even for variety, some ressed by both; and I never yet saw any person, times to give the world a representation of the of whatever age or sex, but was immediately struck bright side of human nature, as well as the dark with the merit of Mauilius. There are many who and gloomy. The desire of imitation may, perhaps, are acceptable to some particular persons, whilst be a greater incentive to the practice of what is the rest of mankind look upon them with coolness good, than the aversion we may conceive at what and indifference; but he is the first whose entire is blameable: the one immediately directs you good fortune it is, ever to please and to be pleased; what you should do, whilst the otber only shows where he comes, to be adınired; and wherever he you what you should avoid ; and I cannot at pre- is absent, to be lamented. His merit fares like ont do this with more satisfaction, than by en- the pictures of Raphael, which are either seen with Jeavouring to do some justice to the character of admiration by all, or at least no one dare own he Mauilius.

has no taste for a composition wbich has received so It would far exceed my present design, to give universal an applause. Envy and malice find it particular description of Manilius through all the against their interest to indulge slander and obparts of his excellent life. I shall now only draw loquy. 'Tis as hard for an enemy to detract from, uim in his retirement, and pass over in silence the as for a friend to add to his praise. An attempt arious arts, the courtly manners, and the unde- upon his reputation is a sure lessening of one's igping honesty, by which he attained the honours own; and there is but one way to injure hin, le bas enjoyed, and which now give a dignity and which is to refuse him his just commendations, and eneration to the ease he does enjoy. "Tis here be obstinately silent. bu he looks back with pleasure on the waves and It is below him to catch the sight with any care illows through which he has steered to so fair an of dress; his outward garb is but the emblem of aven : he is now intent upon the practice of his mind. It is genteel, plain, and unaffected; he very virtue, which a great knowledge and use of knows that gold and embroidery can add nothing lankind has discovered to be the most useful to to the opinion which all have of his merit, and sein. Thus in his private domestic employments that he gives a lustre to the plainest dress, whilst e is no less glorious than in his public; for it is 'tis impossible the richest should communicate any I reality a inore ditlicult task to be conspicuous in to him. He is still the principal figure in the roon. Sedentary inactive life, than in one that is spent He first engages your eye, as if there were some

burry and business : persons engaged in the lat point of light which shone stronger upon him than "T, like bodies violently agitated, from the swift-on any other person. Pss of their motion have a brightness added to He puts me in mind of a story of the famous lemn, which often vanishes when they are at rest; Bussy d'Amboise, who, at an assembly at court, de if it then still remain, it must be the seeds of where every one appeared with the utmost magni. trinsic worth that thus shine out without any fo- ficence, relying upon his own superior behaviour, iga aid or assistance.

instead of adorning himself like the rest, put on His liberality in another might almost bear the that day a plain suit of clothes, and dressed all his ime of profusion : he see.ns to think it laudable servants in the most costly gay habits he could proen in the excess, like that river * which most cure. The event was, that the eyes of the whole riches when it overflows. But Manilius has too court were fixed upon him; all the rest looked *rfect a taste of the pleasure of doing good, ever like his attendants, while he alone had the air of

let it be out of his power; and for that reason a person of quality and distinction. will have a just economy, and a splendid fru- Like Aristipps, whatever shape or condition he ality at home, the fountain from whence those appears in, it still sits free and easy upon him; but reams should flow which he disperses abroad. in some part of his character, ’lis true, he differs e looks with disdain on those who propose their froin him; for as he is altogether equal to the largeatb, as the time when they are to begin their ness of his present circumstances, the rectitude of utihcence: he will both see and enjoy (which he his judgment has so far corrected the ioclinations of en does in the highest degree) what he bestows his ambition, that he will not trouble himself with enself; he will be the living executor of bis own either the desires or pursuits of any thing beyond unty, whilst they who have the happiness to be bis present enjoyments.

in his care and patronage, at once pray for the A thousand obliging things flow from him upon istinuation of his life, and their own good for every occasion; and they are always so just and ne. No one is out of the reach of his obliga- natural, that it is impossible to think he was at the 13; he knows how, by proper and becoming least pains to look for them. One would think it thods, to raise himself to a level with those of was the demon of good thoughts that discovered to - bigbest raok; and his good-nature is a sufficient him those treasures, which he must have blinded Errant agaiost the want of those who are so un- others from seeing, they lay so directly in their ppy as to be in the very lowest. One may say way. Nothing can equal the pleasure is taken in wira, as Pindar bids his muse say of Theron, bearing him speak, but the satisfaction one re< Swear, that Theron sure has sworn,

ceives in the civility and attention be pays to the No oue near bim should be poor.

discourse of others. His looks are a silent com

mendation of what is good and praise-worthy, and • The Nile, in Egypt.

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gant. He knows how to appear free and open 'raise up a pensive temper, and mortify an imperti. without danger of intrusion, and to be cautious bently gay one, with the most agreeable skilimawithout seeiing reserved. The gravity of his con-' ginable. There are a thor and thungs sbicb crowd versation is always enlivened with tuis wit and hu- , into my memory, which make me too much cocmour, and the gaiety of it is tempered with some. I cerned to tell on about bim. Hamlet bolding up thing that is instructive, as well as barely agree- the skull which tbe gravedigger threw to bim, wid able. This with him you are sure not to be merry an account that it was the head of tbe king's jesier, at the expense of your reason, nor serious with ! fall into very pleasing redectior, and cnes out to the loss of your good-lumour: but, hy a happy, his companion, mixture in his tenper, they either go together, or Alas, poor Yorick! I know him, Horatio : : perpetually succeed each other. In tror, his w bole fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent faney ; behaviour is equally di-tant from constraint and bath borne me on his back a thousand times: and negligence, and he commands your respect, whilst now, how abhorred in my ir agination it ! he gains your heart.

gorge rises at it. Here hung those lip: that I have There is in his w bole carriage such an en-aging Kissed I know not how oft. Wbere be your juta softness, that one cannot persuade one's self he is now, your gam.bols, your songs, v our flashes of se ever actuated by those rougher pasions, whichi, riment that were wont to set the table on a ros: wherever they find place, seldom fail of showing Not one now, to mock your own grinning! q: themselves in the outward demeanour of the per. chop-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chambe sons they belong to; but his constitution is a just and tell her, let ber paint an inch ihick, to t2. temperature between indolence on one hand, and favour she must come. Make ber laugh at thai. violence on the other. He is mild and gentle, li is an insolence natural to the wealthy wberever bis affairs will give him leave to follow affix, as much as in the m lies, the character a his own inclinations; but yet never failing to exert man to his circumstances. Thus it is ordinary s bim-elf with vigour and resolution in the service of them to praise faintly the good qualities of te his prince, his country, or his friend".

below them, and say, it is very extraordinarı : KUGUES.

such a man as be is, or the like, when they 3? I forced to acknowledge the value of bin v

low ness upbraids their exaltation. It is to :) N° 468. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1712.

bumour only, that it is to be a cribed, that a q.. wil in conversation, a nice judgment apoa

emergency that could arise, and a most blamos Erat homo ingeniosus, acutus, acer, et qui plurimum et inouensive behaviour, could not raise this a salis haberet et jellis, nec candidat is min

· ahose being received only upon the foot of cool PLIN. List

buting to mirth and diversion. Bot be was a He was an ingenute, pleasant fellow, and one who had a under that condition, as a man of so excl. great deal of wit and satire, with an equal share of goot- i talents was capable; and since they would be humour.

it, that to divert was his business, he did it Vy paper is in a kind a letter of news, but it re- all the seeming alacrity imaginable, though it sa gards rather what passes in the world of conversi. him to the heart that it was his business. We tion than that of business. I am very sorry that I' sense, who could taste his excellencies, were * have at prisent a circumstance before me, which is satisfied to let him lead the way in conversaint of very great importance to all who have a relich and play after bis own mar ner; but fools. 3 for gaiety, wit, mirth, or humour; I mean the death provoked him to mirnickry, found be had the o. of poor Dick Eastcourt +. I have been obliged to nation to let it be at their expense w so called him for so many hours of jollity, that it is but a, it, and he would show the form of conceited se! small recompence, though all I can give him, to fellows as jesis to the company at their os pass a moment or two in sadness for the loss of on quest, in revenge for interrupting him from beidza agreeable a man. Poor Fastcourt! the last time I companion, to put on the character of a jester saw him, we were plotting to show the town his! What wa« peculiarly excellent in this menors great capacity for acting in his full light, by intro. companion, was, that in the accounts be gare in ducing him as dictating to a set of young players, persons and sentiments, he did not only be * in what manner to speak this sentence, and utter ngure of their faces, and manner of their gesties“ t'other passion. He had so exquisite a discerning, but he would in his narration fall into thest ver? of what was defective in any object before hiin, way of thinking, and this u ben he recounted pe that in an instant he could show you the ridiculous sages, wherein men of the best wit were Coner: side of what would pass for beautiful and junt, as well as such wherein were represented meg a even to men of no ill judgment, before he had the lowest rank of understanding. It is certas pointed at the failure. Be was no less skilful in as great an instance of self-love to a weakne :) the knowledge of beauty; and, I dare say, there is he impatient of being mimiched, as any cas, no one who knew him well, but can repeat more, imagined. There were none but the rain, the Life well-turned compliments, as well as smart repar- mal, the proud, or those who were incapab e tees of Mr. Eastcouri's, than of any other man in ' amending their faults, that dreaded him; to ora England. This was easily to be observed in his be was in the highest degree pleasing; and is inimitable faculty of telling a story, in which he not know any satisfaction of any indiferent i would throw in natural and unexpected incidents, I ever tasted so much, as having got over an * to make his court to one part, and rally the other i patience of my seeing myself in the ar be opet part of the company. Then he would vary the put me when I have displeased hiin. It is sporta usage he gave them, according as he saw them to his exquisite talent tuis way, more than any på bear kind or sharp language. He had the knack to losophy I could read on the subject, that spes

son is very little of my care; and it is indis This paper is supposed to have been a tribute of gratitude to me what is said of my shape, my aif, was as and friendship from Mr. Hughes to his patruu Lord Cuwper." ner, my speech, or my addres. It is to per ** + See Nos. 358 and 370.

court I chiefly owe that I am arrived at the bapps

ness of thinking nothing a diminution to me, but | hands of obliging their particular friends, or those what argues a depravity of my will.

whom they look upon as men of worth, than to It has as much surprised me as any thing in na procure wealth and honour for themselves. To an ture, to have it frequently said, that he was not a honest mind the best perquisites of a place are the good player: but that inust be owing to a partia. advantages it gives a man of doing good. lity for former actors in the parts in which he suc- Those who are under the great officers of state, ceeded them, and judging by comparison of what and are the instruments by which they act, have was liked before, rather than by the nature of the more frequent opportunities for the exercise of thing. When a man of his wit and smartness could compassion and benevolence, than their superiors

put on an utter absence of commoa sense in his themselves. These men know every little case that teile face, as he did in the character of Bulfinch in the is to come before the great man, and if they are

Northern Lass, and an air of insipid cunning and possessed with honest minds, will consider poverty * vivacity in the character of Pounce in the Tender as a recommendation in the person who applies

Husband, it is folly to dispute his capacity and himself to them, and make the justice of his cause success as he was an actor.

the most powerful solicitor in his behalf. A man Poor Eastcourt! let the vain and proud be at of this temper, when he is in a post of business, be

rest, thou wilt no more disturb their admiration of comes a blessing to the public. He patronises the as their dear selves; and thou art no longer to drudge orphan and the widow, assists the friendless, and

in raising the mirth of stupids, who know nothing guides the ignorant. He does not reject the perof thy merit, for thy maintenance.

son's pretensions, who does not know how to exIt is natural for the generality of mankind to plain them, or refuse doing a good office for a

run into reflections upon our mortality, when dis- man because he cannot pay the fee of it. In short, sturbers of the world are laid at rest, but to take though he regulates himself in all his proceedings

e no notice when they who can please and divert by justice and cquity, he finds a thousand occa13 are pulled from us, But for my part, I cannot sions for all the good-nalured offices of generosity

but think the loss of such talents as the man of and compassion. whom I am speaking was master of, a more ine- A man is unfit for such a place of trust, who is lancholy instance of mortality than the dissolution of a sour untractable nature, or has any other pasof persons of never so high characters in the world, sion that makes hin uneasy to those who approach whose pretensions were that they were noisy and him. Roughness of temper is apt to discountemischievous.

nance the timorous or modest. The proud man disBut I must grow more succinct, and, as a Spec. | courages those from approaching him, who are of tator, give an account of this extraordinary man, a mean condition, and who most want his assistwho, in his way, never had an equal in any age ance. The impatiept man will not give himself before him, or in that wherein he lived. I speak time to be informed of the matter that lies before of him as a companion, and a man qualified for hi.n. An officer, with one or more of these unbe. conversation. His fortune exposed him to an ob- coming qualities, is sometimes looked upon as a sequiousness towards the worst sort of company, proper person to keep off impertinence and solibut his excellent qualities rendered him capable citation from his superior; and this is a kind of of making the best figure in the most refined. I merit, that can never atone for the injustice which have been present with him among men of the may very often arise from it. most delicate taste a whole night, and have known

There are two other vicious qualities, which him (for he saw it was desired) keep the discourse render a man very unfit for such a place of trust. to himself the most part of it, and maintain his | The first of these is a dilatory temper, which comgood-humour with a countenance in a language so mits innumerable cruelties without design. The delightful, without offence to any person or thing maxim which several have laid down for a man's upon earth, still preserving the distance his cir- conduct in ordinary life, should be inviolable with cunstances obliged him to; I say, I lave seen him a man in oflice, never to think of doing that todo all this in such a charming manner, that I ain

morrow which may be done to-day. A man who sure none of those I hint at will read this, without defers doing wiiat ought to be done, is guilty of giving him some sorrow for their abundant mirth, injustice so long as he defers it. The dispatch of and one gush of tears for so many bursts of laughter. a good office is very often as beneficial to the soliI wish it were any honour to the pleasant crea

citor as the good oilice itself. In short, if a man ture's memory, that my eyes are too much suffused compared the inconveniences which another suf

fers by his delays, with the tritling motives and

advantages which he himself may reap by such a T.

delay, he would rever be guilty of a fault which very often does an irreparable prejudice to the

person who depends upon him, and which might No 469. THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1712. be remedied with little trouble to himself.

But in the last place there is no man so improper

to be employed in business, as he who is in any Derahere aliquid 'allesi, et hominem hominis income degree capable of corruption; and such an one is naturum quam mors, quam paupertas, quam dolor, the man who, upon any pretence whatsoever, requum cætera que possunt uut corpori uccidere, unt ceives more than what is the stated and unques. .

tioned fee of his office. Gratifications, tokens of TULL.

thankfulness, dispatch money, and the like specious To detract from other men, and turn their disadvantages terms, are the pretences under which corruption very poverty, or grief

, or any thing which can affect vur frequently shelters itself. An honest man will how bodies, or external circumstances.

ever look on all these methods as unjustifiable, and

will enjoy himself better in a inoderate fortune Am persuaded there are few men of generous that is gaioed with bonour and reputation, than in inciples, who would seek after great places, an overgrown estate that is cankered with the acsre jt not rather to have an opportunity in their quisitions of rapine and exaction. Were ali our

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cheer we should not see men in all ages, who grow up to who make an eminent figure in the republic of iste kundred.

love the fourth. And finds variety in one.) Most to it. exorbitant wealth, with the abilities which are to be letters. To this end we will suppose that the fel

Bc met with in an ordinary mechanic. I cannot but lowing song is an old ode, which I present to the die sacient manuscripts bave it in two. Indeed

way of them concur in this last reading, that hope think that such a corruption proceeds chiefly from public in a new edition, with the several varios inen's employing the first that offer themselves, or readings which I find of it in former editions

, and la very noch in doubt whether it ought not to and those who have the character of shrewd worldly in ancient manuscripts. Those who cannot relid place. Toere are but two reasons, which in setti

**e to the reading as I have published it: The men, instead of searching out such as have had a the various readings, will perhaps find their at liberal education, and have been trained up in the count in the song, which never before appeared abrase the rhyme; and, secondly, because he he studies of knowledge and virtue.

de este la preserved by it. It might likewise amor It has been observed, that men of learning who

part from the occitancy of transcribers, who, had

My love was fickle once and changing, take to business, discharge it generally with greater Nor e'er would settle in my heart;

abpush their work the sooner, use it to write all pliec honesty than men of the world. The chief reason From beauty still to beauty ranging,

selen in cipher, and seeing the figure 1 follow- ed h for it I take to be as follows: A man that has

In ev'ry face I found a dart.

* a little dash of the pen, as is customary in sessed spent his youth in reading, been used to find

s branscripts, they perhaps mistook the dash for thing

. 'Twas first a charming shape enslar'd me, virtue extolled, and vice stigmatized, A man that

An eye then gave the fatal stroke:

pred figure, and by casting up both together, tion has passed bis time in the world, has often seen vice

Till by her wit Corinna say'd me,

sed ost of them the figure 2. But this I shall this

And all my former fetters broke. triumphant, and virtue discountenanced. Extor

ou the learned, without determining any thing tion. fra pater of so great uncertaisty,

Th tion, rapide, and injustice, which are branded with But now a long and lasting anguish in famy in books, often give a man a figure in the For Belvidere 1 endure;

the lo

C. world; while several qualities which are celebrated Hourly I sigh, and hourly languish,

upon Nor bope to find the wonted cure.

how in authors, as generosity, ingenuity, and good-nature, impoverish and ruin him. This cannot but For here the false unconstant lover,

94I. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1712.

life, have a proportionable effect on men whose temAfter a thousand beauties sbowo,

ditio Does new surprising charms discover, pers and principles are equally good and vicious.

acco And finds rariety in one.' • There would be at least this advantage in em

banen mit SCORES ry en Boss.


EURIPID. ploying men of learning and parts, in business ;

Various Readings.

the li

fruise with hope support the pain of life. that their prosperity would sit more gracefully on

calan them, and that we should not see many worthless

Stanza the first, verse the first. And changing.)
The and in some manuscripts is written thus, &; ara present seldom affords sufficient emplos. cxein

whic persons shot up into the greatest figures of life.

but that in the Cotton library writes it in three the mind of man. Objects of pain or with ADDISON. C.

peet, lore or admiration, do not lie thick with distinct letters.

Verse the second. Nor e'er roould.] Aldus teada angether in life to keep the soul in con- was have restored it to the genuine reading, by obecne was. In order, therefore, to remedy this have

it ever would; but as this would burt the metre, we ten, and apply an immediate exercise to N° 470. FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1712.

ISE ing that synæresis which had been neglected by the mind may not want business, but so ha Turpe est difficiles habere nugas,

ignorant transcribers.

Ibid. In my heart.] Scaliger and others, en sy in powers, that can recal what is passed, jecto El stullus Incor' cst ineptinrum. MART. Epig. Ixxxvi. I. 2. ver. 9.


Verse the fourth. I found a dart.] The Vatica nonderfd faculty, which we call the me. This 'Tis folly only, and defect of sense,

manuscript for I reads it, but this must have been a perpetually looking back, when we have Turns trifles into things of consequence. the hallucination of the transcriber, who probably prezent to entertain us. It is like those them

consic I HAVE been very often disappointed of late years mistook the dash of the I for a T. when, upon examining the new edition of a classic author, I have found above half the volume taken stroke.] Scioppius, Salmasius, and many others, for exbea their present pastore fails.

My 19 with various readings. When I have expected the read a, but I have stuck to the usual reading

Verse the third. Till by her rit.] Some motore ad presents any chasms of thought by are ca sage in a Latin poet, I have only heen informed, scripts have it lis uit, others your other activation that such or such ancient manuscripts for an ez But as I find Corinna to be ihe name of a wronde write au ac, or of some other notable discovery of in other

authors, 1 cannot doubt but it should be the like importance. Indeed, when a different her.

Stanza the third, verse the first. A long ered fance in an author, the editor "dees very well in lasting anguish.) The German manuscripture taking notice of it; but when he only entertaing lasting passion, but the rhyme wil pot adreses ns with the several ways of spelling the same word, and gathers together the various blunders and mis- not all the manuscripts reclaim, I should change takes of twenty or thirty different transcribers, Belvidera into Pelvidera; Pelvis being used by se they only take up the time of the learned readers, veral of the ancient comic writers for a looking fancied with myself how enraged an old Latin author would be, should he see the several absurdities who often looks in her glass; as indeed she ha

2nd to that particular passion which in sense and grammar, which are imputed to him very good reason, if she had all those beactin one he speaks nonsense ; in another makes use of a ble

Verse the third. Hourly I sigh, and hourly los

o be a very miscrable being, were secret

enten el sith this passion, which gives him is scarce a solecism in writing which the best au- others nightly; the last has great authorities of la word that was never heard of: and indeed there guish.] Some for the word hourly read daily, and

postat ped things that may possibly come pies, thor is not guilty of, if we may be at liberty to side, read him in the words of some manuscript, which

Me should hope for every to the the laborious editor has thought fit to examine in

says the old poet Linus, be view, Stevens reads wanted cure. the prosecution of his work.

Prindite still parts of life, and keeps will be very curious to understand what it is that

proslave materials for thinking, she is endowed when

litigate what is to come.


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ories in several animals that are filled with him a ped their former food, on which they may

is tha Die nepory relieves the mind in her vacant hope, per she is past, we have other faculties that hopei Fed employ her upon what is to come. taint free the passions of hope and fear,

streng se no pasions we reach forward into fu- has al and bring up to our present thoughts 0.3- state, be bid in the remotest depths of time.most f siety, and enjoy happiness, before they

I ha less; He can set the sun and stars forward, in ger e ish of them by wandering ivto those re- coudit Maol eternity, when the heavens and earth gious

not out e119, who can imagine that the existence but ma abere is to be circumscribed by time, instru cits are not? But I shall, in this paper, end of

Reli keel enjoyments are so few and transient, the dy

any ot

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Wie is what the gods are able to give us.'

in which may not he hoped for, being

I question not but the ladies and pretty fellows thousand bcuulies.] In several copies we meet med I have been hitherto talking of.

a hundred beauties, by the usual error of the tra

aber most remi's and indolent tical e give them a notion of this practice, by endeavour. I shall therefore scribers, who probably omitted a cypher, and hand

banimi serenity and good hunot taste enough to know that the word thousands




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