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son, whose reputation he thus assaults, in his night at such an hour, is teazed by a swarm of body or in his fortune, could he do it with the them; who, because they are sure of room and same security. There is indeed something very good fire, have taken it in their heads to keep a barbarous and inhuman in the ordinary scribblers sort of club in his company; though the sober of lampoons. An innocent young lady shall be gentleman himself is an ütter enemy to such exposed, for an unhappy feature. A father of a meetings. family turned to ridicule, for some domestic calamity. A wife be made uneary all her life, for a "Mr. SPECTATOR, misinterpreted word or action, Nay, a good, a HE aversion I for some years have had to temperate, and a juit man, shall be put out of clubs in general, gave me a perfect relifh countenance by the representation of those quali- " for your speculation on that subject ; but I ties that should do him honour. So pernicious a • have since been extremely mortified, by the thing is wit, when it is not tempered with virtue malicious world's ranking me amongst the supand humanity.
pcrters of such impertinent assemblies. I beg I have indeed heard of heedless inconfiderate leave to state my care fairly; and that done, writers, that without any malice have facrificed ' I Mall expect redress from your judicious pen. the reputation of their friends and acquaintance, I am, Sir, a bachelor of some standing, and to a certain levity of temper, and a filly ambition a traveller; my business, to consult my own of distinguithing themselves by a spirit of raillery • humour, which I gratify without controlling and satire; as if it were not infinitely more ho ' other people's; I have a room and a whole bed ncurable to be a good-natured man, than a wit. to myself; and I have a dog, a fiddle, and a Where there is this little petulant humour in an gun; they please me, and injure no creature author, he is often very mischievous without de
alive. My chief meal is a supper, which I alfigning to be so. For which reason I always lay it. ways make at a tavern, I am constant to an down as a rule, that an indiscreet man is more hour, and not ill-humoured; for which reasons, hurtful than an ill-najured one ; for as the latter though I invite nobody, I have no sooner rupwill only attack his enemies, and those he wishes
ped, than I have a crowd about me of that sort ill to, the other injures indiffereutly both friends of good company that know not whither else and foes. I cannot forbear, on this occasion, to go. It is true every man pays his share; yet transcribing à fable out of Sir Roger l'Eftrange, as they are intruders, I have an undoubted right which accidently lies before me. ' A company to be the only speaker, or at least the loudest; ' of waggith boys were watching of frogs at the ' which I maintain, and that to the great emo
side of a pond, and still as any of 'em put up 'lument of my audience. I sometimes tell them ' their heads, they'd be pelting them down again their own in pretty free language; and some' with stones. Children, fayz one of the frogs, "times divert them with merry tales, according
you never consider that though this may be play as I am in humour. am one of those who to you, 'tis death to us.'
I live in taverns to a
reat age, by a sort of reguAs this week is in a manner ser apart and dedi lar intemperance; I never go to bed drunk, cated to serious thoughts, I shall indulge myself but always flustered; I wear away very gently in such speculations as may not be altogether un am apt to be peevith, but never angry. Mr. suitable to the season ; and in the mean time, as Spectator, if you have kept various company, the settling in ourselves a charitable frame of mind
you know there is in every tavern in town some is a work very proper for the tinie, 'I have in this
' old humcurist or other, who is master of the house paper endeavoured to expose that particular breach" as much as he that keeps it. The drawers are of charity which has been generally overlooked * all in awe of him; and all the customers, who by divines, because they are but few who can be frequent his company, yield him a sort of comi. guilty of it,
с o cal obedience. I do not know but I may be
such a fellow as this myself. But I appeal to
you, whether this is to be called a club, because No, 24. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28. ' so many impertinents will break in upon me, Accurrit quidam rotus mibi nomine tantùm ;
' and come without appointment? Clinch of BarArreptâque mani, Quid cgis, dullcissime rerum ?
net has a nightly meeting, and lows to every
that will come in and pay; but then he is Hor. Sat. 1. ix. 3.5 s the only alior: Why should people miscal things? Comes up a fop (I knew him but by fame) And feiz'd my hand, and calld me by my name-
V. If his is allowed to be a concert, why main't ---My Dear !------how dost?
: 'mine be a lecture? However, Sir, I submit it
• to you, and am, HERE are in this town a great number of
" Your most obedient, &c. fit for the better fort of conversation, and yet :
"THO, KIMBow.' have an impertinent ambițion of appearing with those to whom they are not welcome. If you walk in the Park, one of them will certainly join : "
Good Sir, with you, though you are in company with la
OU and I were press’d against each other
last winter in a crowd, in which uneasy dies; if you drink a bottle, they will find your , : posture we suffer’d together for almost half an haunts. What makes such fellows the more bur hour, I thank you for all your civilities ever densome is, that they neither offend por pleafe lo vo fince, in being of my acquaintance wherever far as to be taken notice of for either. It is, I you meet me. But the other day you pull'd cff presume, for this reason, that my correspondents: your hat to me in the Park when I was walking are willing by my means to be rid of them. The with my mistress. She did not like your air, two following letters are writ by perfons who luffer by such impertinence. A worthy old bazo was acquainted with. Dear Sir, confider it is
and said the wondered what strange fellows I chelor, who léti in ior his doi.of wiares every * as much as my life is worth, if the should think
Tinignificant people, who are by no means
we were intimate ; therefore I earnestly intreat “ messages and first coffee-grinder, William Bird you for the future to take no manner of notice of, “ is promoted; and Samuel Burdock comes as
“ Thoe-cleaner in the room of the said Bird." R • Your obliged humble servant, ( WILL. FASHION;'
No. 25. THURSDAY, MARCH 29. A like impertinence is also very troublesome to the superior and more intelligent part of the fair
-Ægrescitque medendo. sex. It is, it seems, a great inconvenience, that
VIRG, Æn, xii. 46. those of the meanest capacities will pretend to make visits, though indeed they are qualified ra
And fickens by the very means of health. ther to add too the furniture of the house, by fill 'HE following letter will explain itself, and ing an empty chair, than to the conversation they
needs no apology. come into when they visit. A friend of mine hopes for redress in this case, by the publication of her letter in my paper; which the thinks those AM one of that sickly tribe who are comThe would be rid of will take to themselves. It monly known by the name of Valetudinaseems to be written with an eye to one of those rians; and do consess to you, that I first conpert giddy unthinking girls, who upon the re (tracted this ill habit of body, or rather of mind, commendation only of an agreeable person, and by the study of phyfic. I no sooner began to a fashionable air, take themfelves to be upon a peruse books of this nature, but I found my level with women of the greatest merit.
pulse was irregular; and scarce ever read the
account of any disease that I did not fancy my« Madam,
' self afflicted with. Doctor Sydenham's learned Take this way to acquaint you with what " Treatise of Fevers threw me into a lingering
common rules and forms will never permit - hectic, which hung upon me all the while I was me to tell you otherwise; to wit, that you and ' reading that excellent piece. I then applied ' I, though equals in quality and fortune, are by ' myself to the study of several authors, who have
no means suitable companions. You are, 'tis written upon phthifical distempers, and by that
true, very pretty, can dance, and make a very means fell into a consumption; till at length, ' gcod figure in a public assembly; but alas, growing very fat, I was in a manner samed 'Madam, you must go no further; distance and ont of that imagination. Not long after this I • silence are your best recommendations; there • found in myself all the symptons of the gout, « fore let me beg of you never to make me any except pain; but was cured of it by a Treatise more visits. You come in a literal sense to see
upon the Gravel, written by a very ingenious one, for you have nothing to say. I do not say • author, who (as it is usual for physicians to conthis, that I would by any means lose your ac vert oné distemper into another) cased me of quaintance; but I would keep it up with the ' the gout by giving me the stone. I at length ftrickest forms of good-breeding. Let us pay I studied myself into a complication of disem
visits, but never see one another. If you will pers; but accidentally taking into my hand • be so good as to deny yourself always to me, I that ingenious discourse written by San&torius, ' Thall return the obligatiou by giving the same ' I was resolved to direct myself by a scheme of ' crders to my servants. When'accident makes (rules, which I had collected from his observa
us meet at a third place, we may mutually la « tions. The learned world are very well.acment the misfortune of never finding one ano quainted with thar gentleman's invention; ther at home, go in the same party to a benefit who, for the better carrying on of his experiplay, and sinile at each other, and put down ments, contrived a certain mathematical chair, glasses as we pass in our coaches. Thus we ' which was so artificially hung upon springs, may enjoy as much of each other's friendship that it would weigh any thing as well as a pair as we are capable: for there are some people of scales. By this means he discovered how
who are to be known only by sight, with many ounces of his food pass’d by perfpiration, ' which fort of friendship I hope you will always what quantity of it was turned into nourishhonour,
ment, and how much went away by the other • Madam,
o channels and distributions of nature. " Your most obedient humble servant, • Having provided myself with this chair, I " MARY TUESDAY. used to study, eat, drink, and neep in it; info
' much that I may be said, for these three last years, • P.S. I subscribe myself by the name of the
to have lived in a pair of scales. I compute myday I keep, that my supernumerary friends may
"self, when I am in full health, to pe precisely • know who I am.'
two hundred weight, falling short of it about a ADVERTISEMENT.
pound after a day's fast, and exceeding it as
o much after a very full meal; so that it is my • To prevent all mistakes, that may happen ' continual employment to trim the balance bc
among gentlemen of the other end of the town, tween these two volatile pounds in my consti« who come but once a week to St. James's cof olution, In my ordinary meals I fetch myself up “ fee-house, either by miscalling the servants, or " to two hundred weight and half a pound; and “ requiring such things from them as are not pro • if after having dined I find myself fall short of it, “ perly within their respective provinces; this is 'I drink just so much small-beer, or eat such a “ to give notice, that Kidney, keeper of the ' quantity of bread, as is sufficient to make rre “ book-debts of the outlying customers, and ob "weight. In my greatest excesses I do not tran'a « server cf those who go off without paying, hav gress more than the other half pound; whici, si ing resign'd that employment, is fucceeded by for my health's sake, I do the first Monday i
John Sowton; to whose place of caterer of every month. As soon as I find myself du'.
poised after dinner. I walk till I have perspired the preservation of life should be only a fecondary • five ounce and four fcruples; and when i dif- concern, and the direction of it our principal. If
cover, by my chair, that I am so far reduced, we have this frame of mind, we hall take the best • I fall to my books, and study away three ounces means to preserve life, without being over solicitous
more: As for the remaining parts of the pound, about the event; and shall arrive at that point of
I keep no account of them. I do not dine and felicity which Martial has mentioned as the per' fup by the clock, but by my chair, for when that fection of happiness, of neither fearing nor wish• informs me my pound of food is exhausted, I ing for death. • conclude myself to be hungry, and lay in another In answer to the gentleman, who tempers his ' with all diligence, In my days of abstinence I health by ounces and by fcruples, and, instead of • lose a pound and an half, and cn folemn fafts complying with thofe natural solicitations of hun
am two pounds lighter than on other days in the ger and thirst, drowsiness or love of exercise, goyear.
verns himself by the prescriptions of his chair, I I allow myself, one night with another, a quar- shall tell him a short fable. Jupiter, says the My' ter of a pound of neep within a few grains more thologist, to reward the piety of a certain countryor less; and if upon my rising I find that I have man, promised to give him whatsoever he would
not consumed my whole quantity, I take out ask: the countryman desired that he might have • the rest in my chair. Upon an exact calculation the management of the weather in his own estate: • of what I expended and received the last year, he obtained his request, and immediately distri• which I always register in a book, I find the buted rain, snow, and sunshine among his several 'medium to be two hundred weight, so that I fields, as he thought the nature of the foil requi• cannot discover that I am impaired one cunce red. At the end of the year, when he expected to
in my health during a whole twelvemonth. And see a more than ordinary crop, his harvest fell in
yet, Sir, notwithstanding this my great care to finitely sort of that of his neighbours; upon • ballast myself equally every day, and to keep my which, says the fable, he desired Jupiter to take
body in its proper poife, so it is that I find my- the weather again into his own hands, or that ' felf in a sick and languishing condition. My otherwse he should utterly ruin himself. с
complexion is grown very fallow, my pulse low, • and my body hydropical. Let me therefore beg
you, Sir, to consider me as your patient, and to No. 26. FRIDAY, MARCH 30.
give me more certain rules to walk by than those "I have already observed, and you will very much Pallida mors æquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas
Regumque turres. o beate Sifti, "Your humble servant, Vita fumma brevis fpem nos vetat incboare longama
Fam te premet nox, fabulæque manis, This letter puts me in mind of an Italian epi Et domus exilis Plutonia.-taph written on the monument of a Valetudina
Hor, Od.'l. iv. 13. rian; “Stavo ben, ma per star Meglio, fto qui With equal foot, rich friend, impartial fate which it is impollible to translate. The fear of Knocks at the cottage, and the palace gate : death often proves mortal, and fets people on me
Life's span forbids thee to extend thy cares, thods to save their lives, which infallibly destroy
And stretch thy hopes beyond thy years : them. This is a reflection made by some histori Night soon will seize, and you must quickly go ans, upon obferving that there are many more To story'd ghosts, and Pluto's house below. thousands killed in a flight than in a battle; and
CREECH. may be applied to thofe multitudes of imaginary HEN I am in a serious humour, I very
often walk by myself in Westminster-abfic, and throw themselves into the arms of death, bey, where the gloominess of the place, and the by endeavouring to escape it. This method is use to which it is applied, with the folemnity of not only dangerous, but below the practice of a the building, and the condition of the people who reasonable creature. To consult the preservation lie in it, are apt to fill the mind with a kind of meof life, as the only end of it, to make our health lancholy, or rather thoughtfulness, that is not difour business, to engage in no action that is not agreeable. I yesterday passed a whole afternoon part of a regimen, or course of physic; are pur- in the church-yard, the cloisters, and the church, poses fo abject, so mean, so unworthy human na- amufing myself with the tomb-ftones and infcripzure, that a generous soul would rather die than tions that I met with in those several regions of Cubmit to them. Besides, that a continual anxiety' the dead. Most of them recorded nothing else of for life vitiates all the relishes of it, and casts a the buried person, but that he was born upon one gloom over the whole face of nature; as it is im- day, and died upon another : the whole history of possible we should take delight in any thing that his life being comprehenddd in those two circumwe are every moment afraid of joring.
stances, that are common to all mankind. I could I do not mean, by what I have here said, that I not but look upon these registers of existence, think any one to blame for taking due care of their whether of brass or marble, as a kind of satire upon health. On the contrary, as chearfulness of mind, the departed persons; who had left no other meand capacity for business, are in a great measure morial of them, but that they were born and that eences of a well-temper'd constitution, a man they died. They put me in mind of several percanor be at too much pains to cultivate and pre- sons mentioned in the battles of heroic poems, ferve it. Rui t'is care, which we are prompted who have founding names given them, for po 10. not only by commor. fenfe, but by duty and other reason but that they may be killed, and are initinet, Bould ever engage us in groundless celebrated for nothing but being knocked on the f .S, melancholy apprehensions, and imaginary . head. hompers, which are natural to every man who
Γλυκόν τε Μέδινα τε εερσιλαχόν τε.
Ном. Come anxious tolyethan how to live. In short,
Glaucumque, Medontaque, Therfilocbumque. VIRG, But to return to our fubject. I have left the Glaucus, and Medon, and Therfilochus.
repository of our English kings for the contemplaThe life of these men is finely described in Holy tion of another day, when I fhall find my mind Writ by “ The Path of an Arrow,” which is im- disposed for fo serious an amusement. I know mediately closed up and loft.
that entertainments of this nature are apt to raise Upon my going into the church, I entertained dark and difinal thoughts in timorous minds, and myself with the digging of a grave; and saw in gloomy imaginations; but for my own part, every shovel-full of it that was thrown up, the though I am always serious, I do not know what fragment of a bone or skull intermixt with a kind it is to be melancholy; and can therefore take a of fresh mouldering earth that some time or other view of nature, in her deep and folemn scenes, had a place in the composition of an human body, with the same pleasure as in her most gay and deUpon this I began to consider with myself what lightful ones. By this means I can improve myinnumerable multitudes of people lay confused to- self with those objects, which others consider with gether under the pavement of that ancient cathe- terror. When I look upon the tombs ofthe great,evedral; how men and women, friends and enemies, ryemotion of envy dies in me; when I read the epic priests and soldiers, monks and prebendaries, were taphs of the beautiful, every inordinate defire goes crumbled amongst one another, and blended toge- out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon ther in the same common mass; how beauty, a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compaffion; ftrength, and youth, with old age, weakness, and when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, i deformity, lay undistinguished in the same pro- consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we miscuous heap of matter.
must quickly follow; when I see kings lying by After having thus surveyed this great magazine those who deposed them, when I consider rival of mortality, as it were in the lump; I examined wits placed side by side, or the holy men that diit more particularly by the accounts which I found vided the world with their contests and disputes, on several of the monuments which are raised in I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the lita every quarter of that ancient fabric. Some of them tle competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. were covered with such extravagant epitaphs, that when I read the several dates of the tombs, of some if it were pofsible for the dead person to be ac- that died yesterday, and some fix hundred years quainted with them, he would blush at the praises ago, I consider that great day when we fall all which his friends have bestowed upon him. There of us be contemporaries, and make our appearare others so excessively modest, that they deliver ance together. the character of the person departed in Greek or Hebrew, and by that means are not understood once in a twelvemonth. In the poetical quarter No 27. SATURDAY, MARCH 31. I found there were poets who had no monuments, and monuments which had no poets. I obferved indeed that the present war had filled the church
Ut nox.longa, quibus mentitur amica, diosque. with many of these uninhabited monuments,
debentib:s; ut piger annus which had been erected to the memory of per
Pupillis, quos dura premrit cuftodia matrum : sons whose bodies were perhaps buried in the
Sic mihi tarda fluunt ingrataque tempora, quæ fpera plains of Blenheim, or in the bosom of the Consiliumque morantur agendi gnaviter id, quod
Æquè pauperibus prodefi, locupletibus æque'; I could not but be very much delighted with
Æque neglectum pueris fenibujque nocebit. several modern epitaphs, which are written with
Hor. Ep. I. i. 20. greatelegance of expression and justness of thought,
IMITATED. and therefore do honour to the living as well as to the dead. As a foreigner is very apt to conceive
Long as to him, who works for debt, the day; an idea of the ignorance or politeness of a nation
Long as the night to her, whose love's away; from the turn of their public monuments and in
Long as the year’s dull circle seems to run,
When the brisk minor pants for twenty-one; feriptions, they should be submitted to the perusal of men of learning and genius before they are put
So how th' unprofitable moments roll,
That lock up all the functions of my soul; in execution. Sir Cloudelly Shovel’s monument has very often given me great offence; instead of
That keep me from myself, and ilill delay
Life's instant business to a future day: the brave rough English admiral, which was the distinguishing character of that plain gallant man,
That task, which as we follow, or despise,
The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise : he is represented on his tomb by the figure of a beau, dressed in a long perriwig, and reposing
Which done, the poorest can no wants endure; himself upon velvet cushions under a canopy of
And which not done, the richest must be poor. state. The inscription is answerable to the menument; for instead of celebrating the many remark HERE is scarce a thinking man in the work, able actions he had performed in the feryice of his who is involved in the business of it, but country, it acquaints us only with the manner of lives under a secret impatience of the hurry and his death, in which it was impossible for him to Satigue he suffers, and has formed a resolution to reap any honour.
The Dutch, whom we are apt fix himself, one time or other, in fuch a state as to despise for want of genius, thew an infinitely is suitable to theend of his being. You hear men greater taste of antiquity and politenes: in their every day in conversation profess that all the ho. buildings, and works of this nature, than what nour, power, and riches, which they propose tɔ we meet with in those of our own country. The the:nselves, cannot ç ve satisfaâion enough to remonuments of their admirals, which have been war them for half the anxi: ty chey understo in the erected at the public cxpence, represent them like pursuit or potention of them. While men are in themselves; and are adorned with rofira! crowns this temper, which happens very frequently, hory and naval crnaments, with beautiful feftoons of inconfifient are they with themselves! They ars sea-weed, theils, and coral.
wearied with the toil they bear, but cannot:
their hearts tò relinquish it; retirement is what they • knowledge I am the better man, from the influ want, but they cannot betake themselves to it: ence aud authority you have over. while they pant after shade and covert, they still af
6 Sir, fect to appear in the most glittering scenes of life;
• Your moft obliged and but fure this is but just as reasonable as if a man
« moft humble servant, should call for more lights, when he has a mind to
« R. O.' go to sleep.
Since then it is certain that our own hearts 'de. SIR, ceive us in the love of the world, and that we can..
AM intirely convinced of the truth of what not command ourselves enough to resign it, though you were pleased to fay to me, when I was we every day with ourselves disengaged from its al last with you alone. You told me then of the lurements; let us not stand upon a formal taking ' filly way I was in ; but you told me so, as I saw of leave, but wean ourselves from them, while we you loved me, otherwise I could not obey your are in the midst of them.
commands in letting you know my thoughts so It is certainly the general intention of the greater ' sincerely as I do at present. " I know the creapart of mankind to accomplish this work, and live “ ture for whom I resign so much of my characaccording to their own approbation, as soon as they " ter,” is all that you faid of her ; but then the poflibly can; but since the duration of life is so un. triler has something in her so undesigning and certain, and that has been a common topic of dif • harmless, that her guilt in one kind disappears by course ever since there was such a thing as life it ( the comparison of her innocence in another. Will self, how is it possible that we !hould defer a mo you, virtuous men, allow no alteration of ofment the beginning to live according to the rules of • fences ? Must dear Chloe be called by the hard reason?
"name you pious people give to common women ? The man of business has ever fome one point to I keep the folemn promise I made you in writing carry, and then he tells himself he'll bid adieu to all to you the ftate of my mind, after your kind adthe vanity of ambition; the man of pleasure resolves (monition; and will endeavour to get the better to take his leave at least, and part civilly with his r of this fondness, which makes me so much her mistress.; but the ambitious man is entangled every • hunible servant, that I am almost ashamed to fubmoment in a fresh pursuit, and the lover sees new
<scribe myself yours, charms in the object he fancied he could abandon.
(T. D.' It is therefore a fantaitical way of thinking, when we promise ourselves an alteration in our con SIR, duet from change of place, and difference of cir HERE is no ftate of life so anxious as that cumstances; the same pasions will attend ,us
of a man who does not live according to the wherever we are till they are conquered; and 6 dictates of his own reason. It would seem odd we can never live to our satisfaction in the deepest to you, when I'affure you that my love of reretirement, unless we are capable of living so in 6 tirement first of all brought me to court; but this some measure amidst the noise and business of the will be no riddle, when I acquaint you that I world.
placed myself here with a design of getting so I have ever thought men were better known, by much money as might enable me to purchase a what could be obferved of them from a perusal of handsome retreat in the country. At present my their private letters, than any other way. My friend circumstances enable me, and my duty prompts the ciergyman, the other day, upon serious discourse me, to pass away the remaining part of my life in with him concerning the danger of procrastination, • such a retirement as I at first proposed to myself ; gave me the following letters from persons with • but to my great misfortune I have intirely lost the whom he lives in great friendship and intimacy, ac
6 relish of it, and Mould now return to the country cording to the good breeding and good sense of his 6 with greater reluctance than I at first came to court, character. The first is from a man of business, who • I am so unhappy, as to know that what I am fond is his convert; the second from one of whom he of are trifles, and that what I neglect is of the cunceives gooi hopes; the third from one who is in "greatest importance : n Thort, I find a contest in no ilace at all, but carried one way and another by my own mind between reason and fashion. IreStarts.
' member you once told me, that I might live in
( the world and out of it at the same time. Let “SIR,
me beg of you to explain this paradox more at
• large to me, that I may conform my life, if pofliKnow not with what words to express to you ble, both to my duty and my inclination, I am, the sense I have of the high obligation you
6 Your most hunible servant, • hi ve laid upon me, in the penance you enjoined
(R. B.' r me of doing some good or other to a perion of I worth every day I live. The station I am in fure onilhes me with daily opportunities of this kind; N° 28. MONDAY, APRIL 2. " and the noble principle with which you have in
spired me, of benevolence to all I have to deal --Neque femper arcum ( with, quickens my application in every thing I
Hor. Od. II. X. 19. undertake. When I relieve merit from discoun. Nor does Apollo always bend his bow.
tenance, when I aslift a friendless perfon, when Shall here present my reader with a letter from "I produce concealed worth, I am displeased with a projector, concerning a new office which he o myself, for having designed to leave the world in thinks may very much contribute to the embellifb
order to be virturus. I am sorry you decline the ment of the city, and to the driving barbarity out roccalions which the condition I am in might af- of our freets. I consider it is a satire upon projec
ford nie of enlarging your fortures; but know I tors in general, and a lively picture of the whole art contribute more to your satisfaction, wien dace of modern criticism.