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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.

No. 602.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4.

-Facit hoc illos hyacynthos.

Juv. Sat. vi. ver. 110. This makes them hyacinths.

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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.

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« 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

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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
• make his fortune by knocking down a constable ;
• and may venture to say, though it may
• radox, that many a fair one has died by a duel, ii2

which both the combatants have survived.
• About three winters ago, I took notice of a
young lady at the theatre, who conceived a paffion

for a notorious rake that headed a party of cat-calls;
« and am credibly informed, that the Emperor of
o the Mohocks married a rich widow, within three
6 weeks after having rendered himfelf formidable in
o the cities of London and Westminster. Scouring and
• breaking of windows have done frequent exccu-
stion upon the sex. But there is no fer of these
• male charmers who make their way more success-
• fully, than those who have gained themselves a
" name for intrigue, and have ruined the greatest

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

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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.

Dryden's translation.

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Page the eleventh.
Thus love in theatres did first improve,
And theatres are ftill the scene of love :
Nor fi un the chariots, and the courser's race ;
The Circus is no inconvenient place.
Nor need is there of talking on the hand,
Nor nods, ror signs, which lovers underfand;
But boldly next the fair your seat provide,
Close as you can to hers, and side by side :
Pleas’d, or unpleas’d, no matter; crowding fit;
For fo the laws of public flows permit.

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Then find occafion to begin discourse,
Enquire whose chariot this, and whafe that horse ;
To whatsoever fide she is inclin'd,
Suit all your inclinations to her mind;
Like what she likes, from thence your court beging
And whom sbe favours, wisb that he may win.

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Again, page the sixteenth.
0, when will come the day by heav'n design'd,
When thou, the best and fairest of mankind,
Drawn by white horses, Jbalt in triumph ride,
With conquer'd faves attending on thy side ;
Slaves that no longer can be safe in flight.
O glorious object! O surprising light!
o day of public joy, too good to end in night!
On such a day, if thou, and next to thee
Some beauty sits, the spectacle to fee;
If the enquire the names of conquer'd kings,
Of mountains, rivers, and their hidden springs;
Answer to all thou know'ft; and, if need be,
of things unknown seem to speak knowingly :-
This is Euphrates crown'd with reeds; and there
Flows the swift Tigris, with his sea-green hair.
Invent new names of things unknown before';
Call this Armenia, that the Caspian foore,
Gall this a Mede, and that a Parthian youth;
Talk probably; no matter for the truth.

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No. 603. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6.

Ducite ab urbe domum, inea carmina, ducite Daphnim.

Virg. Ecl. viii. ver. 68.
Restore, my charms,
My ling'ring Daphnis to my longing arms.

DRYDEN.

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

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my readers.

I.
My time, o ye muses, was happily spent,
When Phebe went with me wherever I went;
Ten thousand sweet pleasures I felt in my breast:
Sure never fond jhepherd like Colin was bleft!
But now she is gone, and has left me behind,
What a marvellous change on a sudden I find?
When things were as fine as could posibly be,
I thought was the spring : but, alas! it was fhe.

II.
With such a companion, to tend a few seep,
To rise up and play, or to lie down and sleep:
I was so good-humour'd, fo cheerful and

gay,
My heart was as light as a feather, all day.
But now I go cross and so peevish am grown ;
So strangely uneasy as ever was known.
My fair one is gone, and my joys are all drown'd,
And my heart-I am sure it weighs more than a pound.

III.
The fountain that wont to run sweetly along,
And dance to soft murmurs the pebbles among ;
Thou know?ft, little. Cupid, if Phebe was there,
'Twas pleasure to look at, 'twas music to hear :

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