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served sweet and untainted by the motion. It is old advice, if you have a favour to request of any one, to observe the fottest times of address, when the soul, in a fiush of good-humour, takes a pleasure to show isself pleased.
Persons conscious of their own integrity, fatisfied with then selves and their condition, and full of confidence in a Supreme Being, and the liope of immortality, survey all about them with a flow of good-will. As trees which, like their foil, shoot out in expressions of kindness, and bend be. neath their own precious load, to the hand of the gatherer. Now if the mind be not thus easy, it is an infallible sign that it is not in its natural state: place the mind in its right pofture, it will immediately difcover its innate propension to beneficence.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4.
-Facit hoc illos hyacynthos.
Juv. Sat. vi. ver. 110. This makes them hyacinths.
HE following letter comes from a gentleman,
who, I find, is very diligent in making his observations, which I think too material not to be communicated to the public.
« In order to execute the office of love-casuist to • Great Britain, with which I take myself to be in( vefted by your paper of September 8th, I shall make « fome farther observations upon the two sexes in ge. • neral, beginning with that which always ought to have the upper-hand. After having observed with
feeni a pa.
much curiosity the accomplishments which are ape • to captivate female hearts, I find that there is no • person so irresistible as one who is a man of import.
ance, provided it be in matters of no consequence. One who makes himself talked of, though it be
for the particular cock of his hat, or for prating a. o loud in the boxes at a play, is in a fair way of be•
ing a favourite. I have known a young fellow
which both the combatants have survived.
for a notorious rake that headed a party of cat-calls;
number of reputations. There is a ftrange curio
sity in the female world to be acquainted witla tha • dear man who has been loved by others, and to I know what it is that makes him so agreeable. His. o reputation does inore than half his business Eve
ry one that is ambitious of being a woman of fa• fhion, looks out for opportunities of being in his
company; so that, to use the old proverb, When « his name is may
lie a-bed. . I was very sensible of the great advantage of • being a man of importance upon these occalions,
on the day of the king's entry, when I was feated • in a balcony behind a cluster of very pretty coun. • try ladies, who had one of these showy gentlemen • in the midst of them. The first trick I caught him
at was bowing to several persons of quality whom • he did not know ; nay, he had the impudence to • hem at a blue garter who had a finer equipage than
ordinary, and seemed a little concerned at the im
pertinent huzzas of the mob, that hindered his ' friend from taking notice of him. There was in• deed one who pulled off his hat to him, and upon " the ladies asking who it was, he told them it was
a foreign minister that he had been very merry with • the night before, whereas, in truth, it was the city & common-lunt.
• He was never at a loss when he was asked any serson's name, though he fellom knew any one,
He found Dukes and Farls among the aldermen, very good-natured fellows among « the Privy-counsellors, with two or three agreeable - old rakes among the Bishops and Judges.
• In short, I collected from his whole discourse, • that he was acquainted with every body, and knew o no body. At ihe fame time, I am mistaken if he • did not that day make more advances in tbe affec• tions of his mistress, who fat near him, than he • could have done in half a year's courtship.
• Gvid bas finely touched this method of making • love, which I shall here give my reader, in Mr.
o under a peer.
Page the eleventh.
Then find occafion to begin discourse,
Again, page the sixteenth.
No. 603. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6.
Ducite ab urbe domum, inea carmina, ducite Daphnim.
Virg. Ecl. viii. ver. 68.
HE following copy
of verses comes from one of my correspondents, and has something in it fo original, that I do not much doubt but it will divert