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Gith the rest of mankind, but to look upon them. myself to furnish every day: but to make them Under this class of men are comprehended all con- easy in this particular, 1 will promise them faithtemplative tradesmen, titular physicians, fellows fully to give it over as soon as I grow dull. This I cá the Royal Society, Templars that are not given know will be matter of great raillery to the small o be contentious, and statesmen that are out of wits ; who will frequently put me in mind of my Esiness: in short, every one that considers the promise, desire me to keep my word, assure me that work as a theatre, and desires to form a right it is high time to give over, with many other little

igment of those who are the actors on it. pleasantries of the like nature, which men of a There is another set of men that I must likewise little smart genius cannot forbear throwing out Buy a claim to, whom I have lately called the against their best friends, when they have such an biaoks of society, as being altogether unfurnished handle given them of being witty. But let them bib ideas, till the business and conversation of remember that I do hereby enter my caveat against pe day has supplied them. I have often consi- this piece of raillery. dered these poor souls with an eye of great com.

C. riseration, when I have heard them asking the first Tan they bave met with, whether there was any **stirring ? and by that means gathering toge. No 11. TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1710-11. er materials for thinking. These needy persons not know what to talk of, till about twelve o'clock in the morning : for by that time, they are

Dat veniam cordis, vexat censura columbae.

JUV. Sat, ii. 63. retty good judges of the weather, know which was the wind sits, and whether the Dutch mail be

The doves are censur'd, while the crows are spar'd. come in. As they lie at the mercy of the first man ARIETTA 19 visited by all persons of both sexes, tony meet, and are grave or impertinent all the who bave any pretence to wit and gallantry. She miong, according to the notions which they have is in that time of life which is neither affected Di: bed in the morning, I would earnestly intreat with the follies of youth, or infirmities of age : tem not to stir out of their chambers till they and her conversation is so mixed with gaiety and »ve read this paper, and do promise them that 1 prudence, that she is agreeable both to the old and - I daily instil into them such sound and whole. the young. Her behaviour is very frank, without ne sentiments, as shall have a good effect on being in the least blameable; as she is out of the air conversation for the ensuing twelve houys, track of any amorous or ambitious pursuits of her But there are none to whom this paper will be own, her visitants entertain her with accounts of nire useful than to the female world. I have themselves very freely, whether they concern their I thought there has not been sufficient pains passions or their interests. I made her a visit this ten in finding out proper employments and di- afternoon, having been formerly introduced to the trions for the fair ones. Their amusements seem bonour of her acquaintance, by my friend Will i trived for them, rather as they are women, Honeycomb, who has prevailed upon her to admit 12.9+ as they are reasonable creatures; and are me sometimes into her assembly, as a civil inof6e adapted to the sex than to the species. The fensive man. I found her accompanied with onf

is their great scene of business, and the right person only, a common.place talker, who, upon using of their hair the principal employment my entrance, arose, and after a very slight civility Seir lives. The sorting of a suit of ribands is sat down again; then turning to Arietta, pursueil kuned a very good morning's work; and, if his discourse, which I found was upon the old topic ey make an excursion to a mercer's or a toy. of constancy in love. He went on with great fa1,2, so great a fatigue makes them unfit for any cility in repeating what he talks every day of his

else all the day after. Their more serious life, and with the ornaments of insignificant lauglis cupations are sewing and embroidery, and their and gestures, enforced his arguments by quotations s'est drudgery the preparations of jellies and out of plays and songs, which allude to the perretmeats. This

, I say, is the state of ordinary juries of the fair, and the general levity of women. men; though I know there are multitudes of Methought he strove to shine more than ordinarily use of a more elevated life and conversation, in his talkative way, that he might insult my siit more in an exalted sphere of knowledge and lence, and distinguish himself before a woman of Je, that join all the beauties of the mind to Ariet:a's taste and understanding. She had often Ornaments of dress, and inspire a kind of awe an inclination to interrupt him, but could find no

respect, as well as love, into their male be opportunity, till the larum ceased of itself; which deps. I hope to increase the number of these it did not will be had repeated and murdered the publishing this daily paper, which I shall al celebrated story of the Epliesian Matron. is endeavour to make an innocent, if not an

Arietta seemed to regard this piece of raillery roving entertainment, and by that means atas ap outrage done to her sex; as indeed I have divert the minds of my female readers from always observed that women, whether out of a ater trifies. At the same time, as I would fain nicer regard to their honour, or what other reasori e some finishing touches to those which are al. I cannot tell, are more sensibly touched with: y the most beautiful pieces in human nature, those general aspersions which are cast upon their -il endeavour to point out all thuse imperfec. sex, thian men are by what is said of theirs. Es that are the blemishes, as well as those virtues

When she had a little recovered herself from ch are the embellishments, of the sex. In the the serious anger she was in, she replied in the iw bile, I hope these my gentle readers, who following manner: E so much time on their hands, will not grudge Sir, when I consider how perfectly new all king away a quarter of an hour in a day on you have said on this subject is, and that the story Paper, since they may do it without any hin- you have given us is not quite two thousand years ce to business.

old, I cannot but think it a piece of presumption know several of my friends and well-wishers to dispute it with you : but your quotations put in great pain for me, lest I should not be ableme in mind of the fable of the lion and the man. Feep up the spirit of a paper which I oblige The man, walking with that noble animal, showed

sex.

bim, in the ostentation of human superiority, a sign In the midst of these good offices, she would someof a man killing a lion. Upon which, the lion times play with his hair, and delight in the opposaid very justly, “ We lions are none of us paint. sition of its colour to that of her fingers : then open ers, else we could show a hundred men killed by his bosom, then laugh at him for covering it. She lions, for one lion killed by a man." You men was, it seems, a person of distinction, for she every are writers, and can represent us women as unbe-day came to him in a different dress, of the most coming as you please in your works, while we are beautiful shells, bugles, and bredes. She likewise unable to return the injury. You have twice or brought him a great many spoils which her other thrice observed in your discourse, that hypocrisy lovers had presented to ber, so that his cave was is the very foundation of our education; and that richly adorned with all the spotted skins of beasts, an ability to dissemble our affections is a professed and most party-coloured feathers of fowls, which part of our breeding. These, and such other re. that world afforded. To make his confinement fiections, are sprinkled up and down the writings more tolerable, she would carry him in the dusk of all ages, by authors, who leave behind them of the evening, or by the favour of moon-light, to memorials of their resentment against the scorn of unfrequented groves and solitudes, and show him particular women, in invectives against the whole where to lie down in safety, and sleep amidst the

Such a writer, I doubt not, was the cele- falls of waters and melody of nightingales. Her brated Petronius, who invented the pleasant ag- part was to watch and hold him awake in her gravations of the frailty of the Ephesian Jady : arms, for fear of her countrymen, and wake him but when we consider this question between the on occasions to consult his safety. In this manner sexes, which has been either a point of dispute or did the lovers pass away their time, till they had raillery, ever since there were men and women, learned a language of their own, in which the let us take facts from plain people, and from such voyager communicated to his mistress, how happy as have not either ambition, or capacity to em- he should be to have her in his country, where she bellish their narrations with any beauties of ima- should be clothed in such silks as his waistcoat was gination. I was the other day amusing myself with made of, and be carried in houses drawn by horses, Ligon's Account of Barbadoes ;* and, in answer without being exposed to wind or weather. All to your well-wrought tale, I will give you (as this he promised her the enjoyment of, without it dwells upon my memory) out of that honest such fears and alarms as they were there tormented traveller, in his fifty-fifth page, the history of Inkle with. In this tender correspondence these lovers and Yarico.

lived for several months, when Yarico, instructed “ Mr. Thomas Inkle, of London, aged twenty by her lover, discovered a vessel on the coast, to years, embarked in the Downs, in the good ship which she made signals; and in the night, with called the Achilles, bound for the West Indies, on the utmost joy and satisfaction, accompanied him the 16th of June, 1647, in order to improve his to a ship's crew of his countrymen, bound for Barfortune by trade and merchandise. Our adven- badoes. When a vessel from the main arrives in turer was the third son of an eminent citizen, who that island, it seems, the planters come down to the had taken particular care to instil into his mind shore, where there is an inmediale market of the an early love of gain, by making him a perfect !ndians and other slaves, as with us of horses and master of numbers, and consequently giving him aJoxen. quick view of loss and advantage, and preventing "To be short, Mr. Thomas Inkle, now coming the natural impuises of his passion, by preposses- into English territories, began seriously to reflect sion towards his interests. With a mind thus turn- upon his loss of time, and to weigh with himself ed, young Inkle had a person every way agree how many days interest of his money he had lost able, a ruddy vigour in his countenance, strength during his stay with Yarico. This thought made in his limbs, with ringlets of fair hair loosely flow. the young man pensive, and careful what account ing on his shoulders. It happened, in the course be should be able to give his friends of his voyage. of the voyage, that the Achilles, in some distress, Upon which consideration, the prudent and frugal put into a creek on the main of America, in search young man sold Yarico to a Barbadian mercbant; of provisions. The youth who is the hero of my notwithstanding that the poor girl, to incline him story, among others, went on shore on this occasion. io commiserate her condition, told him that she From their first landing they were observed by a was with child by him; but he only made use of Party of Indians, who hid themselves in the woods that information, to rise in bis demands upon the for that purpose. The English unadvisedly marched purchaser.” a great distance from the shore into the country, I was so touched with this story (which I think and were intercepted by the natives, who slew the should be always a counterpart to the Ephesian greatest number of them. Our adventurer escaped, Matron) that I left the room with tears in my eyes, among others, by fiying into a forest. Upon !is which a woman of Arietta's good sense did, I am coming into a remote and pathless part of the sure, take for greater applause, than any compliwood, he threw himself, tired and breathless, on a ments I could make her. little hillock, when an Indian maid rushed from a

R thicket behind him. After the first surprise, they appeared mutually agreeable to each other. if No 12. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1710-11. the European was highly charmed with the limbs, features, and wild graces of the naked American;

-Veteres avias tibi de pulmone revello. the American was no less taken with the dress, complexion, and shape of an European, covered

I root th' old woman from thy trembling heart. from head to foot. The Indian grew immediately At my coming to London, it was some time before enamoured of him, and consequently solicitous for I could settle myself in a house to my liking. ! his preservation. She therefore conveyed him to was forced to quit my first lodgings by reason of a cave, where she gave him a delicious repast or an officious landlady, that would be asking me fruits, and led him to a stream to slake his thirst. every morning how I had slept. I then fell into

A true and exace history of Barbadoes, &c. by Richard an honest family, and lived very happily for above Ligon, gent. fol. 1673.

a week; when my landlord, who was a jolly good.

STEELE.

PERS. Sat. v. 92.

observed that at the end of every story the whole

Ratured man, took it into his head that I wanted fam mistaken if he ventures to go to bed by him. company, and therefore would frequently come self this twelvemonth. Indeed they talked so into my chamber, to keep me from being alone. ong, that the imaginations of the whole assembly This I bore for two or three days; but telling me were manifestly crazed, and, I am sure, will be one day that he was afraid I was melancholy, the worse for it as long as they live. I beard one thought it was high time for me to be gone, and of the girls, that had looked upon '

me over her accordingly took new lodgings that very night. shoulder, asking the company how long I had been About a week after, I found my jolly landlord, in the room, and whether I did not look paler who, as I said before, was an honest hearty man, than I used to do. This put me under some aphad put me into an advertisement of the Daily prehensions that I should be forced to explain myCourant, in the following words : "Whereas a me-self, if I did not retire : for which reason I took lancholy man left his lodgings on Thursday last in the candle in my hand, and went up into my the afternoon, and was afterwards seen going to chamber, not without wondering at this unaccount. wards Islington : if any one can give notice of able weakness in reasonable creatures, that they him to R. B. fishmonger in the Strand, he shall be should love to astonish and terrify one another. well rewarded for his pains.' As I am the best Were I a father, I should take a particular care man in the world to keep my own counsel, and my to preserve my children from these little horrors landlord the fishmonger not knowing my name, and imaginations, which they are apt to contract this accident of my life was never discovered to when they are young, and are not able to shake this very day.

off when they me in years. I ho re known a solI am now settled with a widow woman, who dier that has entered a breach affrighted at his 15 a great many children, and complies with my own shadow, and look pale us on a little scratch: bamour in every thing. I do not remember that ing at his door, who the day before had marched re have exchanged a word together these five up against a battery of car non. There are inyears ; my coffee comes into my chamber every stances of persons who have been terrified, even morning without asking for it; if I want fire 1 to distraction, at the figure of a tree, or the shaking point to my chimney, if water to my basin; upon of a bulrush. The trutbe of it is, I look upon a which my landlady nods, as much as to say she sound imagination as the greatest blessing of life, takes my meaning, and immediately obeys my sig- next to a clear judgment and a good conscience. nals

. She has likewise modelled her family so In the mean time, since there are very few whose Fell

, that when her little boy offers to pull me by minds are not more or less subject to these dreadthe coat, or prattle in my face, his eldest sister im- ful thoughts and apprehensions, we ought to arm mediately calls him off, and bids him not disturb ourselves against them bye the dictates of reason the gentleman. At my first entering into the fa. and religion, to pull the old woman out of our mily

, I was troubled with the civility of their rising hearts,' (as Persius expressess it in the motto of my up to me every time I came into the room; but paper,) and extinguish those impertinent notions af landlady observing, that upon these occasions which we imbibed at a time i that we were not always cried Pish, and went out again, has for- able to judge of their absurdity's Or if we believe, bidden any such ceremony to be used in the house; as many wise and good men have done, that there so that at present I walk into the kitchen or par. are such phantoms and apparition 's as those I have bur, without being taken notice of, or giving any been speaking of, let us endeavou is to establish to Interruption to the business or discourse of the ourselves an interest in Him who holds the reins family. The maid will ask her mistress (though 1 of the whole creation in his hands, and moderates am by) whether the gentleman is ready to go to them after such a manner, that it is i empossible for dinner, as the mistress (who is indeed an excellent one being to break loose upon anota'ler, without housewife) scolds at the servants as heartily before his knowledge and permission. By face as behind my back. In short, I move up For my own part, I am apt to join a in opinion and down the house, and enter into all companies with those who believe that all the regitions of nawith the same liberty as a cat, or any other do- ture swarm with spirits : and that we diave mulBestic animal, and amn as little suspected of telling titudes of spectators on all our actions, cvhen we ky thing that I hear or see.

think ourselves most alone : but instead of terrifyremember last winterthere were several young ing myself with such a notion, I am woi sderfully kris of the neighbourhood sitting about the fire pleased to think that I am always enga fed with with my landlady's daughters, and telling stories of such an innumerable society, in searching ügte the

its and apparitions. Upon my opening the wonders of the creation, and joining in the same peor the young women broke off their discourse, consort of praise and adoration. *** my landlady's daughters telling them that it Milton* has finely described this mixed com58 nobody but the gentleman (for that is the munion of men and spirits in Paradise ; and had came that I go by in the neighbourhood as well as doubtless his eye upon a verse in old Hesiod, which 1 seated myself by the candle that stood on a line in the following passage : le family) they went on without minding me is almost word for word the same with his third ab'e at one end of the room: and pretending to si a book that I took out of my pocket, heard

Nor think, though men were none, Feral dreadful stories of ghosts, as pale as ashes,

That heav'n would want spectators, God want praise :

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Sat had stood at the feet of a bed, or walked

Unseen both when we wake and when we sleep; neza church.yard by moon-light: and of others

All these with ceaseless praise his works behold

Boch day and night. How often from the steep sat had been conjured into the Red-sea, for dis. Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard sabing people's rest, and drawing their curtains

Celestial voices to the midnight air, al midnight, with many other old women's fables

Sole, or responsive cach to other's note,

Singing their great Creator? Oft in bands, of the like nature. As one spirit raised another, I While ihey keep watch, or nightly rounding walk,

With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds,

In full harmonic number join'd, their songs company closed their ranks, and crowded about Divide the night, and litt our thoughts to Leav'n,' "he fire

. I took notice in particular of a little ADDISON, * %, who was so attentive to every story, that I

* In his Paradise Los:

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was thought proper to discard him: and it is verily

believed to this day, that had he been brought V. 13. THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1710-11. upon the stage another time, he would certainly

have done mischief. Besides, it was objected

against the first lion, that he reared himself /so Dic mihi, si fieris tu-leo, qualis eris !

high upon his hinder paws, and walked in so e frect

a posture, that he looked more like an old man Were you a lion, how would you behave?

than a lion. THERE is nothing that of late years has afforded The second lion was a tailor by trade, who be. matter of greater amusement to the town than longed to the playhouse, and had the character on Signior Nicolini's* combat with a lion in the a mild and peaceable man in his profession. If Haymarket, which has been very often exhibited the former was too furious, this was too sheepish to the general satisfaction of most of the nobility for his part; insomuch, that after a short modest and gentry in the kingdom of Great Britain. Upon walk upon the stage, he would fall at the first the first rumour of this intended combat, it was touch of Hydaspes, without grappling with him, confidently affirmed, and is still believed, by many and giving him an opportunity of showing his vain both galleries, that there would be a tajne lion riety of Italian trips. It is said, indeed, that he sent from the-Tower every opera night, in order once gave him a rip in his fesh.colour doublet; to be killed by Hydaspes; this report, though alto- but this was only to make work for hiniself, in his gether groundle'is, so universally prevailed in the private character of a tailor. I must not omit that ripper regions of the playhouse, that some of the it was this second lion who treated me with so most refined politicians in those parts of the audi. much humanity behind the scenes. ence, gave it out in whisper, that the lion was a The acting lion at present is, as I am informed, cousin-german of the tiger who made his appear. a country gentleman, who does it for his diversion, ance in King William $ days, and that the stage but desires his name may be concealed. He says, would be supplied with lions at the public ex. very handsomely, in his own excuse, that he does pense, during the whole session. Many likewise not act for gain : that he indulges an innocent were the conjectures of Klie treatment which this pleasure in it: and that it is betier to pass away lion was to meet with froin the hands of Signior an evening in this manner than in gaming and Nicolini ; some supposed that he was to subdue drinking : but at the same time says, with a very him in recitativo, as Oripheus used to serve the agreeable raillery upon himself, that if his name wild beasts in his time, and afterwards to knock should be known, the ill-natured world might call him on the head; some plancied that the lion would him, “the ass in the lion's skin.' This gentlenot pretend to lay his paws upon the hero, by man's temper is made out of such a happy mixture reason of the receiverd opinion, that a lion will not of the mild and the choleric, that he outdoes both hurt a virgin. Several, who pretended to have his predecessors, and has drawn together greater seen the opera in slaly, had informed their friends, audiences than have been known in the memory that the lion was to act a part in High Dutch, and of man. roar twice or thrice to a thorough-bass, before he I must not conclude my narrative, without taking fell at the feet ipf llydaspes. To clear up a matter notice of a groundless report that has been raised that was so vai consiy reported, I have made it my to a gentleman's disadvantage, of whom I must business to eykamine whether this pretended lion declare myself an admirer; namely that Signior is really the 'savage he appears to be, or only a Nicolini and the lion have been seen sitting peace. counterfeit.

ably by one another, and smoking a pipe together But beforse I communicate my discoveries, 1 behind the scenes ; by which their enemies would sei must acqua xat the reader, that upon my walking insinuate, that it is but a sham combat which they din behin the scenes last winter, as I was thinking on represent upon the stage: but upon inquiry I find, something else, I accidentally justleil against a that if any such correspondence bas passed between monstrouss animal that extremely startled me, and, them, it was not till the combat was over, when upon me nearer survey of it, appeared to be a the lion was to be looked upon as dead, according lion ram spant. The lion seeing me very much sur-to the received rules of the drama. Besides this is prised, t fold me, in a gentle voice, that I might what is practised every day in Westminster-hall, come by him if I pleased ; .for,' says he, 'I do where nothing is more usual than to see a couple att intend to hurt any body.' I thanked him very of lawyers, who have been tearing each other to kindly, and passed by him: and in a little time pieces in the court, embracing one another as soon after saw him leap upon the stage, and act his part as they are out of it. with very great applause. It has been observed I would not be thought, in any part of this relaby several, that the lion has changed bis manner tion, to reflect upon Signior Nicolini, who in actof acting twice or thrice since his first appearance; ing this part only complies with the wretched taste which will not seem strange, when I acquaint my of his audience : he knows very well, that the lion reader that the lion has been changed upon the has many more admirers than himself; as they say audience three several times. The first lion was a of the famous equestrian statue on the Pont-Neuf candle-snuffer, who, being a fellow of a testy cho. at Paris, that more people go to see the horse than Jeric temper, overdid his part, and would not suffer the king who sits upon it. On the contrary, it himself to be killed so easily as he ought to have gives me a just indignation to see a person whose done ; beside, it was observed of him that he grew action gives new inajesty to kings, resolution to more surly every time he came out of the lion; heroes, and softness to lovers, thus sinking from and having dropped some words in ordinary conver- the greatness of his behaviour, and degraded into sation, as if he had not fought his best, and that he the character of a London 'Prentice. I have often suffered himself to be thrown upon his back in the wished that our tragedians would copy after this scuffle, and that he would wrestle with Mr. Nico great master in action. Could they make the same li ni for what he pleased, out of his lion's skin, it use of their arms and legs, and inform their faces

with as significant looks and passions, how glorious See No. 405; and Tat. No, 115.

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shich is capable of giving dignity to the forced warning of my bell, morning and evening, to go thoughts, cold cenceits, and annatural espressions to a puppet-show set forth by one Powell under of an Italian opera! In the mean time, I have the Piazzas. By this means I have not only lost related this combat of the lion, to show what are my two customers, whom I used to place for sixst present the reigning entertainments of the po- pence a piece, over against Mrs. Rachael Eye. Iter part of Great Britain.

bright, but Mrs. Rachael herself is gone thither also. Audiences have often been reproached by writers There now appear among us none but a few ordia z the coarseness of their taste: but our present nary people, who come to church only to say their rievance does not seem to be the want of a good prayers, so that I have no work worth speaking ste, but of common sense.

of but on Sundays. I have placed my son at the C. Piazzas, to acquaint the ladies, that the bell rings

for church, and that it stands on the other side of

the Garden; but they only laugh at the child. 14. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1710.11.

'I desire you would lay this before all the world, that I may not be made such a tool for the future, and that Punchinello may choose hours less cano

nical. As things are now, Mr. Powell has a full --Tegue his, Infeliz, czue monstris.

congregation, while we have a very thin house ;

which if you can remedy, you will very much Wrexh that thou art! put off this monstrous shape. oblige,

“SIR, yours, &c. tas reflecting this morning upon the spirit and Elcup of the public diversions five and twenty taker of the masquerade.

The following epistle I find is from the underen ago, and those of the present time ; and laLed to myself, that, though in those days they

sir, iected their morality, they kept up their good I Have observed the rules of my mask so care. se; but that the beau monde, at present, is only fully (in not inquiring into persons,) that I cannot en more childish, not more innocent, than the tell whether you were one of the company or not, r. While I was in this train of thought, an last Tuesday, but if you were not, and still design flow, whose face I have often seen at the to come, I desire you would, for your own enterbuuse, gave me the following letter with these tainment, please to admonish the town, that all als: Sir

, the Lion presents his humble service persons indifferently are not fit for this sort of die 24, and desired me to give this into your own version. I could wish, sir, you could make them

understand, that it is a kind of acting to go in 'From my den in the Haymarket, March 15, masquerade, and a man should be able to say or ,

do things proper for the dress in which he appears. se read all your papers, and have stifled We have now and then rakes in the habit of Rocniment against yourreflections upon operas, man senators, and grave politicians in the dress of that of this day, wherein you plainly insi. rakes. The misfortune of the thing is, that people - that Signior Nicolini and myself have a dress themselves in what they have a mind to be, pondence more friendly than is consistent and not what they are fit for. There is not a girl Ee valour of his character, or the fierceness in the town, but let her have her will in going to e. I desire you would, for your own sake, a mask, and she shall dress as a shepherdess. But 7 such intimations for the future; and must let me beg of them to read the Arcadia, or some

a great piece of ill-nature in you, to show other good romance, before they appear in any at an esteem for a foreigner, and to discou-such character at my house. The last day we preLion that is your own countryman. sented, every body was so rashly habited, that ke notice of your fable of the lion and when ihey came to speak to each other, a nymph cut am so equally concerned in that matter, with a crook had not a word to say but in the pert hall not be offended to whichsoever of the style of the pit bawdry; and a man in the habit the superiority is given. You have misre-ofa philosopher was speechless, till an occasion ed me, in saying that I am a country gen- offered of expressing himself in the refuse of the who act only for my diversion; whereas, tyring rooms. We had a judge that danced a mill the same woods to range in which i nuet, with a quaker for his partner, while half a 1 when I was a fox-hunter, I should not dozen harlequins stood by as spectators: a Turk y manhood for a maiotenance; and assure drank me off two bottles of wine, and a Jew cat bw as my circumstances are at present, 1 me up half a bam of bacon. If I can bring my Ich a man of honour, that I would scorn design to bear, and make the maskers preserve : beast for bread, but a lion.

their characters in my assemblies, I hope you will Yours, &c.' allow there is a foundation laid for more elegant

and improving gallantries than any the town at o sooner ended this, than one of my land- present affords: and consequently that you will dren brought me in several others, with give your approbation to the endeavours of which I shall make up my present paper,

‘sil, using a tendency to the same subject,

"Your most obedient humble servant." tgance of our present diversions.

I am very glad the following epistle obliges me "Covent Garden, March 13. to mention Mr. Powell a second time in the same seen for twenty years under-sexton of paper; for indeed there cannot be too great en

couragement given to his skill in motions,t pro1 or St. Paul's, Covent Garden, and have vided he is under proper restrictions. 1 tolling in to prayers six times in all

SIR, ; which office I have performed to my Tae Opera at the Haymarket, and that under the sfaction, until this fortnight last past, tich time I find my congregation take the

• See Nos. 8 and 101 ; Guard, Nos. 142 and 154,
Sec No. lh

+ Puppet shows were formerly so called,
D

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