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versation between ladies and gentlemen, regulated, shaped arm held a fan over her face. It was not

by the rules of honour and prudence; and have in nature to command one's eyes from this object. perde thought it an observation not ill made, that where I could not avoid taking notice also of her fun,

that was wholly denied, the women lost their wit, which had on it various figures, very improper to an and the men their good manners. It is sure from behold on that occasion. There lay in the body of i Danthose improper liberties you mentioned, that a sort the piece a Venus, under a purple canopy furled

of undistinguishing people shall banish from their with curious wreaths of drapery, half naked, atFeit drawing-rooms the best-bred men in the world, tended with a train of Cupids, who were busied in

and condemn those that do not. Your stating this fanning her as she slept. Behind her was drawn then point might, I think, be of good use, as well as a satyr peeping over the silken fence, and threato be much oblige,

tening to break through it. I frequently offered to 'SIR,

turn my sight another way, but was still detained * Your admirer, and

by the fascination of the Peeper's eyes, who had • most humble servant, long practised a skill in them, to recál the parting ANNA BELLA.' glances of her beholders. You see my complaint,

and hope you will take these mischievous people, No answer to this, till Anna Bella sends a de. the Peepers, into your consideration. I doubt not sescription of those she calls the best-bred men in but you will think a Peeper as much more pernithe world.

cious than a Starer, as an ambuscade is more to be

feared than an open assault. 'XR, SPECTATOR,

'I am, sir, Laxa gentleman who for many years last past

"Your most obedient servant.' Chave been well known to be truly splenetic, and

that my spleen arises from having contracted so
great a delicacy, by reading the best authors, and sidered as a Pict, and proceed accordingly.

This Peeper, using both fan and eyes, to be conile keeping the most refined company, that I cannot

bear the least impropriety of language, or rusticity 23 of behaviour. Now, sir, I have ever looked upon

‘KING LATIYUS TO THE SPECTATOR, GREETING. rethis as a wise distemper; but by late observations. Though some may think we descend from our so find that every heavy wretch, who has nothing to imperial dignity, in holding correspondence with

say, excuses his dulness by complaining of the a private litterato; yet as we have great respect spleen. Nay, I saw, the other day, two fellows in to all good intentions for our service, we do not a tavern kitchen set up for it, call for a pint and esteem it beneath us to return you our royal thanks pipes

, and only by guzzling liquor to each other's for what you published in our behalf, while under

health, and wafting smoke in each other's face, confinement in the enchanted castle of the Savoy, EF pretend to throw off the spleen. I appeal to you, and for your mention of a subsidy for a prince in

iphether these dishonours are to be done to the dis- misfortune. This your timely zeal has inclined the temper of the great and the polite. I beseech you, hearts of divers to be aiding unto us, if we could sir

, to inform these fellows that they have not the propose the means. We have taken their goodspleen, because they cannot talk without the help will into consideration, and have contrived a me. of a glass at their mouths, or convey their meaning thod which will be easy to those who shall give to each other without the interposition of clouds. the aid, and not unacceptable to us who receive If you will not do this with all speed, I assure you it

. A concert of music shall be prepared at Hafor my part, I will wholly quit the disease, and for berdasher’s-hall

, for Wednesday the second of May, the future be merry with the vulgar.

and we will honour the said entertainment with *1 am, sir,

our own presence, where each person shall be as. * Your humble servant.' sessed but at two shillings and sixpence. What

we expect from you is, that you publish these our

royal intentions, with injunction that they be read This is to let you understand that I am a relat all tea-tables within the cities of London and formed starer, and conceived a detestation for Westminster; and so we bid you heartily firehat practice from what you have writ upon the

well. ubject. But as you have been very severe upon

LATINUS, KING OF THE VOLSCIANS. the behaviour of'us men at divine service, I hope You will not be so apparently partial to the women, . Given at our court in Vinegar-yard, story the is to let them go wholly unobserved. If they do third from the earth, April 28, 1711.' Every thing that is possible to attract our eyes, are

R. He more culpable than they for looking at them? I happened last Sunday to be shut into a pew, bitch was full of young ladies in the bloom of routh and beauty. When the service began, I had

N° 54. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1711. mot room to kneel at the confession; but as I Food, kept my eyes from wandering as well as I $2$ able, till one of the young ladies, who is a

HOR, 1 Ep. xi. 28. Peeper, resolsed to bring down my looks and fix

Laborious idleness our pow'rs employs. Tay devotion on herself. You are to know, sir, Chat a Peeper works with her hands, eyes, and Tae following letter being the first that I have re. fan; one of which is continually in motion, while ceived from the learned university of Cambridge, sie thinks she is not actually the admiration of I could not but do myself the honour of publishing corne ogler or starer in the congregation. As I it. It gives an account of a new sect of philosoEvod utterly at a loss how to behave myself, sur-/phers which has arose in that famous residence of unded as I was, this Peeper so placed herself as learning; and is, perhaps, the only sect tbis age is obe kneeling just before me. She displayed the likely to produce. cat beautiful bosom imaginable, which heaved fell with some feryour, while a delicate well

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* Cambridge, April 2;. contemplates two or three hours every day over a MR, SPECTATOR,

sun-dial; and is true to the dial, . BELIEVING you to be an universal encourager of liberal arts and sciences, and glad of any informa

“ As the dial to the sun, tion from the learned world, I thouglit an account

Although it be not shone upon." of a sect of philosophers, very frequent among us Our young students are content to carry their spe. but not taken notice of, as far as I can remember; culations as yet no further than bowling greens, by any writers, either ancient or modern, would not be unacceptable to you. The pbilosophers of

billiard-tables, and such like places. This may this sect are, in the language of our university, serve for a sketch of my design; in which I hope called Loungers. I am of opinion, that, as in many

I shall have your encouragement. other things, so likewise in this, the ancients have

• I am, sir, yours.' been defective; viz. in mentioning no pliilosophers of this sort. Some indeed will affirm that they are

I must be so just as to observe, I have formerly a kind of Peripatetics, because we see them conti- seen of this sect at our other university; though nually walking about. But I would have these not distinguished by the appellation which the gentlemen consider, that though the ancient Peri- learned historian, my correspondent, reports they patetics walked much, yet they wrote much also ; bear at Cambridge. They were'erer looked witness, to the sorrow of this sect, Aristotle and upon as a people that impaired themselves more others; whereas it is notorious that most of our

by their strict appiication to the rules of their orprofessors never lay out a farthing either in pen, seldom hurt themselves any further than to gain

der, than any other students whatever. Others ink, or paper. Otliers are for deriving them from Diogentes, because several of the leading men of weak eyes, and sometimes headaches; but these the sect have a great deal of cynical humour in philosophers are seized ali over with a general inthem, and delight much in sun shine. But then, ability, indolence, and weariness, and a certain again, Diogenes was content to have his constant impatience of the place they are in, with an heavi. habitation in a narrow tub, whilst our philosophers

ness in removing to another. are so far from being of his opinion, that it is death

The Loungers are satisfied with being merely to them to be confined within the limits of a good part of the number of mankind, without distin. handsome convenient chamber but forhalf an hour, guishing themselves from amongst them. They may Others there are, who, from the clearness of their be said rather to sufier their time to pass, than to heads, deduce the pedigree of Loungers from that spend it, without regard to the past, or prospect great man (I think it was either Plato or Socrates) of the future. All they know of life is only the who, after all his study and learning, professed, present instant, and do not taste even that. When that'all he then knew was, that he knew nothing; the expense of his time is transferred to his coach

one of this order happens to be a man of fortune, You easily see this is but a shallow argument, and may be soon confuted.

and horses, and his life is to be measured by their • I have with great pains and industry made my chief entertainment one of these philosophers can

motion, not his own enjoyments or sufferings. The observations, from time to time, upon these sages; and, having now all materials ready, am compiling possibly propose to himself, is to get a relish of a treatise, wherein I shall set forth the rise and

dress. This methinks might diversify the person progress of this famous sect, together with their he is weary of (his own dear self )- to himself. I maxims, austerities, manner of living, &c. Having these philosophers make a tolerable figure in the

have known these two amusements make one of prevailed with a friend who designs shortly to publish a new edition of Diogenes Laertius, to add World; with variety of dresses in public assemblies this treatise of mine by way of supplement; I shall in town, and quick motion of his horses out of it, now, to let the world see wliat may be expected

now to Bath, now to Tunbridge, then to Newfrom me (first begging Mr. Spectator's leave that market, and then to London, he has in process of the world may see it) briefly touch upon some of time brought it to pass, that his coach and his my chief observations, and then subscribe myself horses have been mentioned in all those places. your humble servant. In the first place I shall

When the Loungers leave an academic life, and, give you two or three of their maxims; the funda- instead of this more elegant way of appearing in mental one, upon which their whole system is built,

the polite world, retire to the seats of their ancesis this, viz. “That time being an implacable enemy tors, they usually join a pack of dogs, and employ to, and destroyer of all things, ought to be paid in their days in defending their poultry from foxes: his own coin, und be destroyed and murdered with; order has ever taken to make a noise in the world:

I do not know any other method that any of this out mercy, by all the ways that can be invented." but I shall inquire into such about this town as Another favourite saying of theirs is, “That business was only designed for knaves, and study for

have arrived at the dignity of being Loungers by blockheads.” A third seems to be a ludicrous one, an university; and send my correspondent, for the

the force of natural parts, without ever having seen but has a great effect upon their lives; and is this, “ That the devil is at home." Now for their man. embellishment of his book, the names and history ner of living; and here I have a large field to ex

of those who pass their lives without any incidents patiate in; but I shall reserve particulars for my colate-houses from hour to hour, to get over the

at all; and how they shift coffee-houses and chotwo of their principal exercises. The elder pro- insupportable labour of doing nothing. ficients employ themselves in inspecting mores ho STEELE. *

R. minum muborum, in getting acquainted with all the signs and windows in the town. Some are arrived The letter supposed to be by Eusden, afterwards poet laur lo so great knowledge, that they can tell every time any butcher kills a calf, every time an old woman's cat is in the straw; and a thousand other matters as important. One ancient philosopher



When a government flourishes in conquests, and is secure from foreign attacks, it naturally falls

into all the pleasures of luxury; and as these pleaNo 55. THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1711. sures are very expensive, they put those who are

addicted to them upon raising fresh supplies of

money, by all the methods of rapaciousness and
Intus, et in jecore ægro
corruption; so that avarice and luxury very

often Nascuntur Domini ,

become one complicated principle of action, in PERS, Sat. v. 129. those whose hearts are wholly set upon ease, mag;

nificence, and pleasure. The most elegant and Oar passions play the tyrants in our breasts.

correct of all the Latin historians* observes, that

in his time, when the most formidable states of the Most of the trades, professions, and ways of living world were subdued by the Romans, the republic mong mankind, take their original either from the sunk into those two vices of a quite different na. love of pleasure, or the fear of want. The former, ture, luxury and avarice: and accordingly de. then it becomes too violent, degenerates into Lux- scribes Catiline as one who coveted the wealth of

y, and the latter into Avarice. As these two other men, at the same time that he squandered rinciples of action draw different ways, Persius away his own. This observation on the commontas given us a very humorous account of a young wealth, when it was in its height of power and cow who was soused out of his bed in order to riches, holds good of all governments that are sette sent upon a long voyage, by Avarice, and after. tled in a state of ease and prosperity. At such times Hirds over-persuaded and kept at home by Lux- men naturally endeavour to outshine one another 1.Fr. I shall set down the pleadings of these two in pomp and splendour,and having no fears to alarm maginary persons, as they are in the original, with them from abroad, indulge themselvesin the enjoy'r. Dryden's translation of them :

ment of all the pleasures they can get into their

possession; which naturally produces avarice, and * Mare piger, stertis : surge, inquit Avaritia ; eja

an immoderate pursuit after wealth and riches. ogs Negas. Instat, surge, inquil. Non queo. Surge. As I was humouring myself in the speculation of spolagen! Rogias? saperdas advehe ponto, fumeum, atuppas, hebenum, thus, lubrica Coa.

these two great principles of action, I could not 1* recent primus piper e sitiente camelo.

forbear throwing my thoughts into a little kind of Forte deguid; jura. Sed Jupiter audiet. Eheu!

allegory or fable, with which I shall bere present ja tegustatum digite terebrare solinum *** peragti, si vivere cum Jove tendis.

my reader. fueris pellem succinctus et onophorum aplas,

There were two very powerful tyrants engaged viet nateni. Nil obstat quin trabe vasta tam rapías, nisi selers Luxuria ante

in a perpetual war against each other, the name of ***La manerat ; quo deinde insane ruts? Quo?

the first was Luxury, and of the second Avarice. obé zis? Calido sub pectore mascula bilis

The aim of each of them was no less than universal ut quam non ertinxerit urna cicutæ ? E' more transilias? Tibi torta cannabe


monarchy over the hearts of mankind. Luxury and red in transtro? Veientonumque rubellium

had many generals under him, who did him great Esti pidu læsum pice tessilis obba?

service, as Pleasure, Mirth, Pomp, and Fashion. - Netig? Ul nummi, quos hic quincurice moclesto

Avarice was likewise very strong in his officers, teres, pergant avides sudare deunces? szenio: carpamus dulcia; nostrum est

being faithfully served by Hanger, Industry, Care, timu; cinis, et manes, et fabula fies.

and Watchfulness: he had likewise a privy-counmenor lehi : fugit hora. Hoc quod loquor, inde est. wid agis? Duplici in diversum scinderis hamo.

sellor who was always at his elbow, and whispering 14 un hum sequeris

something or other in his ear; the name of this Sat. v. 131. privy.counsellor was Poverty. As Avarice con

ducted bimself by the counsels of Poverty, his anThether alone, or in thy harlot's lap, = idon would'st take a lazy mortring's nap;

tagonist was entirely guided by the dictates and o, says Avarice; thou snor'st again,

advice of Plenty, who was his first counsellor and Best thy limbs and yawn'st, but all in vain.

minister of state, that concerted all his measures for Exzed tyrant no denial takes; ommand th' unwilling sluggard wakes.

tim, and never departed out of his sight. While List I do? he cries ; What says his lord ;

these two great rivals were thus contending for em. s', make ready, and go straiglic aboard : sh, from Euxine seas, thy vessel freight;

pire, their conquests were very various. Luxury astof, Coan wines, the precious weight

got possession of one heart and Avarice of another. ter, and Sabean incense, take

The father of a family would often range himself own tands, from the vird eame!'s back,

under the banners of Avarice, and the son under post-haste tby running markets make, t tun the penny; lie and swear,

those of Luxury. The wife and the husband would be some sin : but Jove, thou say'st, will hear.

often declare themselves on the two different par1. or starve; for the dilemma's even; can thou! and hope to go to heav'n?

ties; nay, the same person would very often side - it for sea, the slaves thy baggage pack,

with one in his youth, and revolt to the otherin his Hled with his burden on his back :

old age. Indeed the wise men of the world stood ards thy voyage now, but he, Soluptuous prince, called Luxury;

neuter; but, alas! their numbers were not conay ask this civil question; Friend,

siderable. At length, when these two potentates Thou make a shipboard ? To what end?

had wearied themselves with waging war upon one Bethlem's noble college free? aiz mad, that thou would'st tempt the sea? another, they agreed upon an interview, at which cabin, on a mattress laid,

none of their counsellors were to be present. It is George, with lousy swobbers fed; hat stitiks of the Borachio, sup

said that Luxury began the parley, and after having jack, or greasy maple cup?.

represented the endless state of war in which they Etheu bear all this to raise thy store, E' hundred to six hundred more?

were engaged, told his enemy, with a frankness of to thy genius freely give;

heart which is natural to bim, that he believed they e af ense, is not to live.

two should be very good friends, were it not for hind thee, and each flying hour se remnant of thy life devour.

the instigations of Poverty, that pernicious counou livet; for death will make us all

sellor, who made an ill use of his ear, and filled him hing but an old wife's uale. bu Avarice or Pleasure choose

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with groundless apprehensions and prejudices. Tol. The visionary, whose name was Marraton, after this Avarice replied, that he looked upon Plenty having travelled for a long space under an hollow (the first minister of his antagonist) to be a much mountain, arrived at length on the confines of this more destructive counsellor than Poverty, for that world of spirits, but could not enter it by reason he was perpetually suggesting pleasures, banishing of a thick forest made up of bushes, brambles, and all the necessary cautions against want, and conse- pointed thorns, 90 perplexed and interwoven with quently undermining those principles on which the one another, that it was impossible to find a pas. government of Avarice was founded. At last, in sage through it. Whilst he was looking about for order to an accommodation, they agreed upon this some track or path-way that might be worn in any preliminary; that each of them should immediately part of it, he saw a huge lion couched under the dismiss his privy.counsellor. When things were side of it, who kept his eye upon him in the same thus far adjusted towards a peace, all other differ- posture as when he watches for his prey. The In. ences were soon accommodated, insomuch that for dian immediately started hack, while the lion rose the future they resolved to live as good friends and with a spring, and leaped towards him. Being confederates, and to share between them whatever wholly destitute of all other weapons, he stooped conquests were made on either side. For this rea. down to take up an huge stone in his hand; but to son, we now find Luxury and Avarice taking pos. his infinite surprise grasped nothing, and found the session of the same heart, and dividing the same supposed stone to be only the 'apparition of one. person between them. To which I shall only add, If he was disappointed on this side, he was as much that since the discarding of the counsellors above- pleased on the other, when he found the lion, which mentioned, Avarice supplies Luxury in the room had seized on his left shoulder, bad no power to of Plenty, as Luxury prompts Avarice in the place hurt him, and was only the ghost of that ravenous of Poverty.

creature which it appeared to be. He no sooner C. got rid of his impotent enemy, but he marched up

to the wood, and after having surveyed it for some

time, endeavoured to press into one part of it that I N° 56. FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1911.

was a little thinner than the rest; when again, to the his great surprise, he found the bushes made no at resistance, but that he walked through briars and

brambles with the same ease as through the open Happy in their mistake.

air; and, in short, that the whole wood was no

thing else but a wood of shades. He immediately THE Americans believe that all creatures have souls, concluded, that this huge thicket of thorns and not only men and women, but brutes, vegetables, brakes was designed as a kind of fence or quickset nay even the most inanimate things, as stocks and hedge to the ghosts it enclosed; and that probably stones. They believe the same of all the works of their soft substances might be torn by these subtle art, as of knives, boats, looking-glasses ; and that as points and prickles, which were too weak to make any of these things perish, their souls gointo another any impressions in flesh and blood. With this world, which is inhabited by the ghosts of men and thought he resolved to travel through this intricate women. For this reason they always place by the wood; when hy degrees he felt a gale of perfumes corpse of their dead friend a bow and arrows, that breathing upon him, that grew stronger and sweeter he may make use of the souls of them in the other in proportion as he advanced. He had not pro. < world, as he did of their wooden bodies in this. ceeded much farther, when he observed the thorns How absurd soever such an opinion as this may ap- and briers to end, and give place to a thousand pear, our European philosophers have maintained beautiful green trees covered with blossoms of the several notions altogether as improbable. Some of finest scents and colours, that formed a wilderness Plato's followers in particular, when they talk of of sweets, and were a kind of lining to those with sca the world of ideas, entertain us with substances and rugged scenes which he had before passed through. beings no less extravagant and chimerical. Many As he was coming out of this delightful part of Aristotelians have likewise spoken asunintelligibly the wood, and entering upon the plains it enclosed, of their substantial forms. "I shall only instance he saw several horsemen rushing by him, and a Albertus Magnus, who in his dissertation upon the little while after heard the cry of a pack of dogs. loadstone observing, that fire will destroy its mag- He had not listened long before he saw the appanetic virtues, tells us, that he took particular notice rition of a milk-white steed, with a young man on of one as it lay glowing amidst an heap of burning the back of it, advancing upon full stretch after coals, and that he perceived a certain blue vapour the souls of about an hundred beagles, that were to arise from it, which he believed might be the hunting down the ghost of an hare, which ran away substantial form, that is, in our West Indian phrase, before them with an unspeakable swiftness. As the soul of the loadstone.

the man on the milk-white steed came by him, he There is a tradition among the Americans, that looked upon him very attentively, and found him one of their countrymen descended in a vision to to be the young prince Nicharagua, who died the great repository of souls, or, as we call it here, about half a year before, and by reason of bije to the other world, and that upon his return he great virtues was at that time lamented over all gave his friends a distinct account of every thing the western parts of America. he saw among those regions of the dead. A friend

He had no sooner got out of the wood, but he of mine, whom I have formerly mentioned, pre-was entertained with such a landscape of flowery vailed upon one of the interpreters of the Indian plains, green meadows, running streams, sunny kings

, to inquire of them, if possible, what tradi. hills, and shady vales, as were not to be represented tion they have among them of this matter: which, by his own expressions, nor, as he said, by the con as well as he could learn by those many questions ceptions of others. This happy region was peopled which he asked them at several times, was in sub. with innumerable swarms of spirits, who applied stance as follows:

themselves to exercises and diversions, according

as their fancies led them. Some of them were * See No. 50, and Tat. No. 171.

tossing the figure of a coit; others were pitching

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the shadow of a bar; others were breaking the Enes ofs, apparition of a horse; and multitudes employing

themselves upon ingenious handicrafts with the N° 57. SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1711.
souls of departed utensils, for that is the name
which in the Indian language they give their tools
when they are burnt or broken. As be travelled Quem præuare potest mulier galeata pudorem,

Quæ fugit a sexu?
Esberit through this delightful scene, he was very often
som in

tempted to pluck the flowers that rose every where
about him in the greatest variety and profusion,

What sense of shame in woman's breast can lie,

Inur'd to arms, and her own sex to fiy? these having never seen several of țhem in his own coun

DRYDEN, - They try : but he quickly found, that though they were

objects of his sight, they were not liable to his Wuen the wife of Hector, in Homer's Iliad, disn. Bez

ouich. He at length came to the side of a great courses with her husband about the battle in which

river, and being a good fisherman himself, stood he was going to engage, the hero, desiring her to e stor nd:

wapon the banks of it some time to look upon an leave the matter to his care, bids her go to her izindangler that had taken a great many shapes of maids, and mind her spinning: by which the poet


, which lay flouncing up and down by him. intimates, that men and women ought to busy themI should have told my reader, that this Indian selves in their proper spheres, and on such matters had been formerly married to one of the greatest only as are suitable to iheir respective sex.

beauties of his country, by whom he had several I am at this time acquainted with a young gen. poses

children. This couple were so famous for their tleman, who has passed a great part of his life in the love and constancy to one another, that the Indians nursery, and upon occasion can make a caudle or to this day, when they give a married man joy of a sack posset better than any man in England. He bis wife, wish they may live together like Marraton is likewise a wonderful critic in cambrics and musand Yaratilda. Marraton had not stood long by lins, and he will talk an hour together upon a the fisherman, when he saw the shadow of his be sweet-meat. He entertains his mother every night loved Yaratilda, who had for some time fixed her with observations that he makes both in town and eye upon him, before he discovered her. Her arms court: as what lady shows the nicest fancy in her were stretched out towards him, foods of tears rap dress; what man of quality wears the fairest wig; down her eyes: her looks, her hands, her voice who has the finest linen, who the prettiest snuffcalled him over to her; and at the same time box, with many other the like curious remarks, seemed to tell him that the river was unpassable. that may be made in good company: Who can describe the passion made up of joy, On the other hand, I have very frequently the sotrow, love, desire, astonishment, that rose in the opportunity of seeing a rural Andromache, who Indian upon the sight of his dear Yaratilda ? He came up to town last winter, and is one of the could express it by nothing but his tears, which ran greatest fox-hunters in the country. She talks of like

a river down his cheeks as he looked upon hounds and horses, and makes nothing of leaping her

. He had not stood in this posture long, before over a six-bar gate. If a man tells her a waggish be plunged into the stream that lay before him ; story, she gives him a push with her hand in jest, and finding it to be nothing but the phantom of a and calls him an impudent dog; and if her servant niter

, stalked on the bottom of it till he arose on neglects his business, threatens to kick him out of the other side. At his approach Yaratilda few into the house. I have heard her in her wrath call a his arms, whilst Marraton wished himself disen- substantial tradesman a lousy cur; and remember cumbered of that body which kept her from his one day, when she could not think of the name of embraces. After many questions and endearments a person, she described him, in a large company on both sides, she conducted him to a bower which of men and ladies, by the fellow with the broad she had dressed with all the ornaments that could shoulders. be met with in those blooming regions. She had If those speeches and actions, which in their own made it gay beyond imagination, and was every nature are indifferent, appear ridiculous when they day adding something new to it. As Marraton proceed from a wrong sex, the faults and imperfecGood astonished at the unspeakable beauty of her tions of one sex transplanted into another, appear habitation, and ravished with the fragrancy that black and monstrous. As for the men, I shall not came from every part of it, Yaratilda told him that in this paper any further concern myself about she was preparing this bower for his reception, as them; but as I would fain contribute to make well knowing that his piety to his God, and his womankind, which is the most beautiful part of the faithful dealing towards men, would certainly creation, entirely amiable, and wear out all those bring bim to that happy place, whenever his life little spots and blemishes, that are apt to rise among Rould be at an end. She then brought two of the charms which nature has poured out upon them, her children to him, who died some years before, I shall dedicate this paper to their service. The and resided with her in the same delightfulbower; spot which I would here endeavour to clear them alvising him to breed up those others which were ot, is that party rage which of late years is very till with him in such a manner, that they might much crept into their conversation. This is, in its hereafter all of them meet together in this happy nature, a male vice, and made up of many angry place.

and cruel passions that are altogether repugnant to The tradition tells us further, that he had after- the softness, the modesty, and those other endearFards a sight of those dismal habitations which are ing qualities which are natural to the fair sex. the portion of ill men after death; and mentions Women were formed to temper mankind, and several molten seas of gold, in which were plunged soothe them into tenderness and compassion; not to the souls of barbarous Europeans, who put to the set an edge upon their minds, and blow up in them word so many thousands of poor Indians for the those passions which are too apt to rise of their site of that precious metal. But having already own accord. When I have seen a pretty mouth couched upon the chief points of this tradition, and uttering calumnies and invectives, what would exceeded the measure of my paper, I shall not give ! not have given to have stopt it?' How I bave any further account of it,

been troubled to see some of the finest features in


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