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fuch found and wholesome fentiments, as shall able both to the young and the old. Her behaviour have a good effect on their conversation for the is very frank, without being in the least blameaenfuing twelve hours.

ble; as the is out of the track of any amorous or But there are none to whona this paper will be ambitious pursuits of her own, her visitants enmore useful than to the female world. I have tertain her with accounts of themselves very freely, often thought there has not been sufficient pains whether they concern their passions or their intertaken in finding out proper employments and dic efts. I made her a visit this afternoon, having been versions for the fair ones. Their amusements formerly introduced to the honour of her acquainseem contrived for them, rather as they are won tance, by my friend Will Honeycomb, who has premen, than as they are reasonable creatures ; and vaild upon her to admit me sometimes into her afare more adapted to the sex than to the species. sembly, as a civil inoffensive man. I found her acThe toilet is their great scene of business, and the companied with one person only, a common-place right adjusting of their hair the principal employ- talker, who, upon my entrance, arose, and after a ment of their lives. The forting of a fuit of rib- very slight civility fat down again; then turning bons is reckoned a very good morning's work; to Arietta, purfued his discourse, which I found and if they make an excurfion to a mercer's or a was upon the old topick of constancy in love. He toy-Top, so great a fatigue makes them unfit for went on with great facility in repeating what he any thing else all the day after. Their more fee talks every day of his life; and with the ornaments rious occupations are sevring and embroidery, and of infignificant laughs and gestures, enforced his artheir greatest drudgery the preparation of jellies guments by quotations out of plays and songs, and sweet-meats. This, I fay, is the state of ore which allude to the perjuries of the fair, and the dinary women; though I know there are multia general levity of women. Methought he ftrove tudes of thofe of a more elevated life and conver to shine more than ordinary in his talkative way, sation, that move in an exalted sphere of know. that he mighi infult my filence, and distinguish ledge and virtue, that join all the beauties of the himself before a woman of Arierta's taste and unmind to the ornaments of dress, and inspire a derstanding. She had often an inclination to inkind of awe and respect, as well as love, into terrupt him, but could find no opportunity, till the their maie-beholders. I hope to increase the num. larum ceafed of itself; which it did not till he had ber of these by publishing this daily paper, which repeated and murdered the celebrated story of the I shall always endeavour to make an innocent if Ephefian matron. not an improving entertainment, and by that Arietta feemed to regard this piece of raillery as means at least divert the minds of my female reade an outrage done to her fex; as indeed I have always ers from greater trifles. At the same time, as I observed that women, whether out of a nicer rewould fain give some finishing touches to those gard to their honour, or what other reason I canwhich are already the most beautiful pieces in hu- not tell, are more sensibly touched with those geman nature, I shall endeavour to point out all neral afperkons which are caft upon their sex, than those imperfections that are the blemimes, as well men are by what is said of theirs. as those virtues which are the embellishments, When the had a little recovered herself from the of the sex. In the mean while I hope these my serious anger she was in, she replied in the follow gentle readers, who have so much time on their manner, hands, will not grudge throwing away a quarter

Sir, when I consider how perfectly new all you of an hour in a day on this paper, since they may have said on this subject is, and that the story you do it without any hindrance to business.

have given us is not quite two thousand years old, I know several of my friends and well-wishers I cannot but think it a piece of presumption to disare in great pain for me, left I should not be able pute with you; but your quotations put me in mind to keep up the spirit of a paper which I oblige of the fable of the Lion and the Man. The man myfelf to furnish every day; but to make them walking with that noble animal, thewed him, in easy in this particular, I will promise thein faith- the oftentation of human fuperiority, a sign of a fully to give it over as soon as I grow dull. This man killing a lion. Upon which the lion said very I know will be matter of great raillery to the justly, “ We lions are none of us painters, elle we small wits; who will frequently put me in mind « could sew a hundred men killed by lions, for of my promise, defire me to keep my word, assure « one lion killed by a man.

." You men are writers, me that it is high time to give over, with many and can represent us women as unbecoming as you other little pleasantries of the like nature, which please in your works, while we are unable to return men cf a little smart genius cannot forbear throw. the injury. You have twicc or thrice observed in ing out against their best friends, when they have your discourse, that hypocrisy is the very foundation such a handle given them of being witty. But of our education, and that an ability to difl'emble let them remeniber that I do hereby enter my ca our affections is a profesied part of our breeding. veat against this piece of raillery.

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and down the writings of all ages, by authors, who

leave behind them memorials of their retentment No 11. TUESDAY, MARCH 13,

against the scorn of particular women, in invec

tives against the whole sex. Such a writer, I doubt Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.

not, was the celebrated Petronius, who invented

Juv. Sat, ii, 1. 63. the pleasant aggravations of the frailty of the EpheThe doves are censur'd, while the crows are fian Lady; but when we consider this question bespared.

tween the sexes, which hath been either a point of RIETTA is visited by all persons of both difputé or raillery ever since there were men and gallantry. She is in that time of life which is from such as have not either ambition or capacity neither affected with the follies of youth, or in to embellith their narrations with any beauties of firmities of age; and her conversation is to mix. imagination. I was the other day amukng myselt ed with gaity and prudence, that he is agree with Ligen's account of Barbadees; and in answer

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to your well-wrought tale, I will give you (as it as they were there tormented with. In this tender duells upon my memory) out of that honest tra- correspondence these lovers lived for several months, Yeller, in his fifty-fifth page, the history of Inkle when Yarico, instructed by her lover, discovered a and Yarico.

vefsel on the coast, to which she made fignals; and Mr. Thomas Inkle, of London, aged twenty in the night, with the utmoft joy and satisfaction, years, ambarked in the Downs on the good thip accompanied him to a ship's crew of his countrycalled the Achilles, bound for the Weft-Indies, on men, bound for Barbadoes. When a vessel from the the 16th of June, 1647, in order to improve his for.. main arrives in that isand,it seems the planters come tune by trade and merchandise. Our adventurer down to the shore, where there is an immediate mar. was the third son of an eminent citizen, who had ket of the Indians and other favęs, as with us of taken particular care to instilinto his mind an early horses and oxen. love of gain, by making him a perfect master of To be short, Mr. Thomas Inkle, now coming numbers, and consequently giving him a quick view into English territories, began seriously to reficet of lors and advantage, and preventing the natural upon his loss of time, and to weigh with himself impulses of his passions, by preposleflion towards his how many days interest of his money he had lost interests. With a mind thus turned, young Inkle during his stay with Yarico. This thought made had a person every way agreeable, a ruddy vigour the young man very pensive, and careful what acin his countenance, strength in his limbs, with count he should be able to give his friends of his singlets of fair hair loosely Aowing on his shouiders. voyage. Upon which conlideration, the prudent It happened, in the course of the voyage, that the and frugal young man fold Yarico to a Barbadian Achilles, in fome distress, put into a creek on the mcrchant; notwithstanding that the poor girl, to main of America, in search of provisions. The incline him to commiserate her condition, told him youth, who is the hero of my story, among others that he was with child by him ; but he only made went afhore on this occafion. From their first use of that information, to rise in his demands uplanding they were observed by a party of Indians, on the purchaser. who hid themselves in the woods for that purpose, I was so touch'd with this story (which I think The Erg'ish unadvisedly marched a great distance should be always a counterpart to the Ephesian mafrom the in),e into the country, and were inter. tron) that I left the room with tears in my eyes; cepted by the natives, who flew the greatest aumber' which a woman of Arietta's good sense did, I am githem. Our adventurer escaped among others, by fure, take for greater applause, than any complitlying into a foreft. Upon his coming into a re ments I could make her.

R note and pathlefs part of the wood, he threw himselt, tired, and breathless, on a little hillock, when an Indian maid rushed, from a thicket behind him,

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14. After the first surprize, they appeared mutually agreeable to each other. If the European was high Veteres avias tibi de pulmone revello. ly charmed with the limbs, features, and wild

PERS. Sat. v. ver. 92. Eraces of the naked American: the American was no less taken with the dress, complexion, and shape

I root th' old woman from thy trembling heart, of an European, covered from head to foot. The T my coming to London, it was some time Indian grew immediately enamoured of him, and before I could settle myself in a house to my consequently solicitous for his prefervation. She liking. I was forced to quit my firit lodgings, by therefore conveyed him to a cave, where she gave rearon of an officious landlady, that would be asking him a delicious repast of fruits, and led him to a me every morning how I had sept. I then fell into ftream to fake his thirst. In the midst of thefe an hineit family, and lived very happily for above goud vñices, she would sometimes play with his a week; when my landlord, who was a jolly good. hair, and delight in the opposition of its colour to natured man, took it into his head that I wanted that of her fingers ; then open his bosom, then company, and therefore would frequently come into laugh at him for covering it. She was, it seems, my chamber to keep me from being alone. This I a person of diftinction, for he every day came to bore for two or three days; but telling me one him in a different drets, of the most beautiful shells, day that he was afraid I was melancholy, I thought bugles, and bredes. She likewise brought him a it was high time for me to be gone, and accordingly great many spoils, which her other lovers had pre- took new lodgings that very night. About a week lented to her, so that his cave was richly. adorned after, I found my jolly landlord, who, as I said bewith all the spotted íkins of beasts, and most party- fore, was an honest hearty man, had put me into coloured feathers of fowls, which that world af an advertisement of the Daily Courant, in the fole foided. To make his confinement more tolerable, lowing words: “ Whereas a melancholy man left ine would carry him in the dusk of thu evening, his lodgings on Thursday last in the afternoon, or by the favour of moon-light, to unfrequented “ and was afterwards feen going towards Islington, gioves and folitudes, and shew him where to lie “ if any one can give notice of him to R. B. Fishe down in fatety, and sleep amidit the falls of waters, “ monger in the Strand, he shall be yery well re- : and it lody or nightingales. Her part was to watch «c warded for his paint.” As I am the best man in and held him awake in her arms, for sear of her the world to keep my counsel, and my landlord the countrymen, and awake him on occasions to con- fiihmonger not knowing my name, this accident of sult his filety. In this manner did the lovers pass my life was never discovered to this very day. away t.eir time, till they had learned a language I am now settled with a widow woman, who has oi their way in which the voyager communicated a great many children, and complies with my hutu liis mirefs, how happy he hould be to have mour in every thing. I do not remember that we her in his country, where she hould be clothed in huve exchanged a word together these five years ; fuchs tilks as his waistcoat was made of, and be car- my cofiee comes into my chamber every morning ried in kuufes drawn by horses, without being ex- without asking for it; it I want fire, I point to my

to wind or weather. All this he promised chimney, if water to my bafon; upon which my hic erjes aient of, without such fears and alarms landladý nods, as much as to lay the takes my

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meaning, and immediately obeys my signals. She minds are not more or less subject to these dreadful has likewise modelled her family fo well, that when thoughts and apprehensions, we ought to arm ourher little boy offers to pull me by the coat, or pratselves again't them by the dictates of reason and retle in my face, his eldest after immediately calls him ligion, as to pull the old woman out of our hearts" off, and bids him not disturb the gentleman. At my (as Persius expresses it in the motto of my paper) first entring into the family, I was troubled with the and extinguish these impertinent notions which we civility of their rifing up to me every time I came imbibed at a time that we were not able to jude into the room; but my landlady observing that up- of their absurdity. Or if we believe, as many wits on these occahons I always cried pish, and went out and good men have done, that there are such phanagain, has forbidden any such ceremony to be used toms and apparitions as those I have been speaking in the house; so that at present I walk into the of, let us endeavour to establish to ourselves an isikitchen or parlour without being taken notice of, tereft in Him who holds the reins of the whole creor giving any interruption to the bufiness or discourse ation in his hand, and moderates them after such of the family. The maid will ask her mistress a manner, that it is impossible for one being to break (tho' I am by) whether the gentleman is ready to loose upon another without his knowledge and pergo to dinner, as the mistress (who is indeed an ex miffion. cellent housewife) scolds at the servants as heartily For my own part, I am apt to join in opinion before my face as behind my back. In short, I with those who believe that all the regions of nature move up and down the house, and enter into all swarm with spirits; and that we have multitudes companies with the same liberty as a cat, or any of spectators on all our actions, when we think ourother domestic animal, and am as little suspected of selves most alone; but, instead of terrifying myself telling any thing that I hear or see.

with such a notion, I am wonderfully plealed to I remember last winter there were several young think that I am always engaged with such an innugirls of the neighbourhood fitting about the fire with merable society, in searching out the wonders of mg laodlady's daughters, and telling stories of spirits the creation, and joining in the same confort of and apparations. Upon my opening the door, the praise and adoration. young women broke off their discourse, but my Milton has finely described this mixed commu. landlady's daughters telling them that it was no nion of men and spirits in paradise; and had doubtbody but the gentleman (for that is the name that bess his eye upon a verse in old Hefiod, which is alI go by in the neighbourhood, as well as in the fa moft word for word the same with his third line in mily) they went on without minding me. I seated the following passage. myself by the candle that stood on a table at one end of the room; and pretending to read a book that I ------Nor think, though men were none, took out of my pocket, heard several dreadful sto- That Heav'n would want Ipectators, God want ries of ghosts as pale as alhes that had stood at the praise; feet of a bed, or walked over a church-yard by Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth moon-light; and of others that had been conjured Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep: into the Red-Sea, for disturbing people's reft, and All these with ceaseless praise his works behoid drawing their curtains at, midaight; with many Both day and night. How often from the steep other old womens fables of the like nature. As Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard one spirit raised another, I observed that at the end Celestial voices to the midnight air, of every story the whole company closed their ranks, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, and crouded about the fire. I took notice in par Singing their great Creator? oft in bands ticular of a little boy, who was so attentive to every While they keep watch, or nightly rounding ralkę ftory, that I am mistaken if he ventures to go to With heav'nly touch of instoumental sounds, bed by himself this twelve-month. Indeed they In full harmonic number join'd, their songs. talked so long, that the imaginations of the whole Divide the night and lift our thoughts to heav'n, assembly were manifestly crazed, and, I am sure, will be the worse for it as long as they live. I heard one of the girls, that had looked upon me over her shoulder, aking the company how long I had been N° 13. THURSDAY, MARCH 15. in the room, and whether I did not look paler than

Dic mihis fi fueris tu iso, qualis eris?! I used to do. This put me under fome apprehen

MART fons that I hould be forced to explain myself if I did not retire; for which reason I took the candle

Were you a lion, how would you behave ? in my hand, and went up into my chamber, not HERE is nothing that of late years has af without wondering at this unaccountable weakness forded matter of greater amulement to the in reasonable creatures, that they should love to town than Signior Nicolini's combat with a Lion astonish and terrify one another. Were I a father, I in the Hay-Market, which has been very often exthould take a particular care to preserve my children hibited, to the general fatisfaction of most of the from these little horrors and imaginations, which nobility and gentry in the kingdom of Great-Brithey are apt to contract when they are young, and tain. Upon the first rumour of this intended comare not able to shake off when ey are in years. I bat, it was confidently affirmed, and is still believed have known a soldier that has entered a breach, af. by many in both galleries, that there would be a frighted at his own shadow, and look pale upon a tame Lion sent from the Tower every opera night, little scratching at his door, who the day before had in order to be killed by Hydāfpes. This report, marched up against a battery of cannon. There are though altogether groundless, so universally preinstances of perfons, who have been terrified even vailed in the upper regions of the play-house, that to distraction, at the figure of a tree, or the shaking some of the most refined politicians in those parts of a bullruth. The truth of it is, I look upon a of the audience gave it out in whisper, that the Lion found imagination as the greatest blelling of life, was a cousin-german of the Tiger who made his apaext to a clear judgment and a good conscience. In pearance in King William's days, and that the sta c the mean time, ange there are very few whole wsulid je oplied with lions at the publick expence,

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during the whole feffion. Many likewise were He says very handsomely, in his own excuse, that the conjc&tures of the treatment which this Lion he does not act for gain, that he indulges an inwas to meet with from the hands of Signior Ni. nocent pleasure in it; and that it is better to pass colini : fome fupposed that he was to subdue him away an evening in this manner, than in gaming in recititavo, as Orpheus ufed to serve the wild and drinking; but at the same time says, with a beasts in his time, and afterwards to knock him very agreeable raillery upon himself, that if his on the head; some fancied that the Lion would name should be known, the ill-natured world not pretend to lay his paws upon the hero, by might call him, The Ass in the Lion's thin. This reason of the received opinion, that a Lion will Gensleman's temper is made out of such a happy not hurt a Virgin : several, who pretended to have mixture of the mild and the choleric, that he outfeen the opera in Italy, had informed their friends, does both his predecessors, and has drawn togethat the lion was to act a part in High-Dutch, ther greater audiences than have been known in and roar tvvice or thrice to a thorough-Bass, be- the memory of man. fore he fell at the feet of Hydafpes. To clear up

I must not conclude my narrative, without ta. a matter that was so variously reported, I have king notice of a groundless report that has been made it my business to examine whether this pre- raised, to a Gentleman's disadvantage, of whom tended Lion is really the favage he appears to be, I must declare myself an admirer : namely, that or only a counterfeit.

Signior Nicolini and the Lion have been seen litt. But before I communicate my discoveries, I ing peaceably by one another, and sinoking a pipe must acquaint the reader, that upon my walking together behind the scenes; by which their combehind the scenes last winter, as I was thinking mon enemies would infinuate, that it is but a on something else, I accidentally justled against fiam combat which they reprefent upon the stage; a monstrous animal that extremely startled me,

but upon inquiry I find, that if any such correa and, upon my nearer survey of it, appeared to be spondence has passed between then, it was not a lion rampant. The lion, feeing ine very much till the combat was over, when the Lion was to surprised, told me, in a gentle voice, that I might be looked upon as dead, according to the received come by him if I pleased; “ For," says he, I rules of the Drama. Belides, this is what is prac. “ do not intend to hurt any body." I thanked tired every day in Westminster-Hall, where nohim very kindly, and passed by hin; and in a thing is more usual than to see a couple of Lawlittle time after saw him leap upon the stage, and yers, who have been tearing each other to pieces act his part with very great applause. It has been in the court, embracing one another as soon as observed by several, that the Lion has changed they are out of it. his manner of acting twice or thrice since his first I would not be thought, in any part of this reappearance; which will not seein strange, when lation, to reflect upon Signior Nicolini, who in I acquaint my reader that the Lion has been acting this part only complies with the wretched changed upon the audience three several times. taste of his audience; he knows very well, that

The firit Lion was a Candle-Inuffer, who; being the Lion has many more admirers than himself; as a fellow of a testy choleric temper, over-did his they say of the famous equestrian statue on the Pontpart, and would not suffer himself to be killed Neuf at Paris, that more people go to see the horse, so easily as he ought to have done; besides, it than the King who sits upon it. On the contra was observed of him, that he grew more furly ry, it gives me a just indignation to see a person every time he came out of the Lion; and having whose action gives new majesty to kings, resoludropt some words in ordinary conversation, as if tion to heroes, and softness to lovers, thus finking he had not fought his best, and that he suffered from the greatness of his behaviour, and degraded himself to be thrown upon his back in the scuf- into the character of the London ’Prentice. I have fe, and that he would wrestle with Mr. Nicolini often wished, that our tragedians would copy affor what he pleased, out of his Lion's skin, it was

ter this great matter in action. Could they make thought proper to discard him; and it is verily the same use of their arms and legs, and inform believed, to this day, that had he been brought their faces with as significant looks and pafsions, upon the stage another time, he would certainly how glorious would an English tragedy appear have done mischief. Besides it was objected with that aftion, which is capable of giving a against the first Lion, that he reared himself to dignity to the forced thoughts, cold conceits, and high upon his hinder paws, and walked in fo unnatural expressions of an Italian opera. In the erect a posture, that he looked more like an old

mean time, I have related this combat of the Lia Man than a Lion,

on, to Mew what are at present the reigning en. The second Lion was a Tailor by trade, who tertainments of the politer part of Great Bribelonged to the play-house, and had the character tain. of a mild and peaceable man in his profession,

Audiences have often been reproached by wri. If the forrer was too furious, this was too sheep: ters for the coarfeness of their taste; but our preith, for his part; insomuch, that after a short sent grievance does not seem to be the want of a modeit walk upon the stage, he would fall at the good taste, but of common sense. first touch of Hyd!aspes, without grappling with him, and giving him an opportunity of Newing his variety of Italian trips: it is said indeed, that No 14. FRIDAY, March 16. he once gave him a rip in his fielh-coloured doublet; but this was only to make work for

Teque bis, infelix, exue monftris.,

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Wretch that thou art ! put off this monstrous treated me with fo inuch humanity behind the

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WAS reflecting this morning upon the spirit The acting Lion at present is, as I am inform and humour of the public diversions five-and81, a Country-Gentleman, who does it for his twenty years ago, and those of the present time; sarfion, but defires his name may be concealed and lamented Ro myself, that, though in those

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days they neglected their morality, they kept up The following epistle I find is from the undertheir good fenfe; but that the Beau Monde, at taker of the Masquerade, present, is only grown more childish, not more innocent, than the former. While I was in this train of thought, an odd fellow, whose face I HAVE observed the rules of my mafque fo have often seen at the play-house, gave me the following letter with these words, “Sir, the Lion ' that I cannot tell whether you were one of the

presents his humble service to you, and desired company or not last Tuesday; but if you were me to give this into your own hands."

not, and still design to come, I defire you would,

• for your own entertainment, please to admonish ' From my Den in the Hay-Market, March 15. " the town, that all persons indifferently are not fit "SIR,

< for this sort of diversion. I could with, Sir, you HAVE read all your papers, and have stifled could make them understand, that it is a kind

my resentment against your reflections upon of acting to go in Masquerade, and a man should operas,

till that of this day, wherein you plain be able to say or do things proper for the dress, ly insinuate, that Signior Grimaldi and myself

in which he appears.

We have now and then have a correspondence more friendly than is con rakes in the habit of Roman senators, and grave ' fistent with the valour of his character, or the politicians in the dress of rakes. The misfortune « Serceness of mine. I desire you would for your, of the thing is, that people dress themselves in • own fake forbear such intimations for the fu what they have a mind to be, and not what the

ture; and must say it is a great piece of ill are fit for. There is not a girl in the town, but nature in you, to thew so great an esteem for let her have her will in going to a masque, and a foreigner, and to discourage a Lion that is The shall dress as a shepherdess. But let me beg your own countryman.

of them to read the Arcadia, or some other good "I take notice of your fable of the Lion and ' romance, before they appear in any such a cha• Man, but am so equally concerned in that matter, "racter at my house. The last day we presented,

that I shall not be offended at whichfoever of the every body was so rathly habited, that when they 'animals the superiority is given. You have mis came to speak to each other, a nymph with a • represented me, in saying that I am a court y crook had not a word to say but in the pert stile

gentleman, who act only for my diversion; • of the pit bawdry; and a man in the habit of a

whereas, had I still the same woods to range in philosopher was speechless, till an occasion of" which I once had when I was à fox-hunter, I fered of expressing himself in the refuse of the ty'fhould not resign my manhood for a maintenance; 'ring-rooms. We had a judge that danced a mi• and assure you, as low as my circumstances are at nuet with a quaker for his partner, while half a

present, I am so much a man of honour, that dozen harlequins stood by as spectators; a Turk

I would scorn to be any beast for bread but a • drank me off two bottles of wine, and a jew eat . Lion,

me up half a ham of bacon. If I can bring my Yours, &c.' design to bear, and make the masquers preserve

their characters in my assemblies, I hope you I had no sooner ended this, than one of my land

I will allow there is a foundation laid for more lady's children brought me in several others, with some of which I hall make up my present paper,

elegant and improving gallantries than any the

town at present affords; and consequently, that they all having a tendency to the same subject,

you will give your approbation to the endeavours viz, the elegance of our present diversions.

of, 'SIR,

Covent-Garden, March. 13. HAVE been for twenty years Under-Sexton

" Your most obedient humble fervant.'

I am very glad the following epistle obliges me and have not missed tolling in to prayers fix times

to mention Mr. Powell a second time in the same • in all those years; which office I have performed

paper; for indeed there cannot be too great encour' to my great satisfaction, till this fortnight last paít, during which time I find my congregation agement given to his-skill in motions, provided he

is under proper restrictions. • take the warning of my bell, morning and even' ing, to go to a puppet-show set forth by one Pow

SIR, " eli under the Piazzas. By this means, I have

not only loit my two customers, whom I used HE Opera at the Hay-Market, and that un. to place for fix-pence a-piece over - against der the little Piazza in Covent-Garden,

Mrs. Rachael Eye-bright, but Mrs. Rachael her " being at present the two leading diversions of the 'filf is gone thither a.fo. There now appear town, and Mr. Powell professing in his adver• among us none but a few ordinary people, who

rtisements to set up Whittington and his cat against ' come to church only to say their prayers, fo that " Rinaldo and Armida, my curiosity led me the be. I have no work worth speaking of but on Sun 'ginning of last week to view both these perform• days. I have placed my son at the Piazzas, to ances, and make my observations upon them.

acquaint the ladies that the bell rings for church, First therefore, I cannot but observe that Mr.

and that it stands on the other fide of the Gar Powell wisely forbearing to give his company a 'den; but they only laugh at the child.

• bill of fare beforehand, every fcene is new and I defire you will lay this before all the world, ( unexpected ;- wliereas it is certain, that the Un. " that I may not be made such a tool for the future, dertakers of the Hay-Market, having raised too ' and that Punchineilo may choose hours less ca great an expectation in their printed opera, very

ncnical. As things are now, ivir. Powell has a ' much disappoint the audience on the stage. ' full congregation, while we have a very thin The King of Jerusalem is obliged to come from

house; which if you can remedy, you will very " the city on foot, instead of being drawn in a trimuch oblize,

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