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love in a fair full-bottomed perriwig, and a plume affembly, for one of a sudden to rise and make a of feathers; but with a voice so full of shakes and difcourse concerning his pallion in general, and quavers, that I Mould have thought the murmurs describe the temper of his mind in such a manner, of a country brook the much more agreeable mu. as that the whole company Mall join in the des fic.

scription, and feel the force of it. In this case, if I remember the last opera I saw in that merry any man has declared the violence of his fame in nation, was the rape of Proserpine, where Pluto, more pathetic terms, he is made president for that co make the more tempting figure, put himself in night, out of respect to his superior passion, a French equipage, and brings Alcalaphus along We had fomo years ago in this town a set of peo. with him as his Valet de Chambre. This is what ple who met and dressed like lovers, and were dis. we call folly and impertinence; but what the tinguished by the name of the Fringe-Glove Club; French look upon as gay and polite.

but they were perfons of such moderate intellects, I Mall add no more to what I have here offered even before they were impaired by their paffion; than that music, architecture, and painting, as well that their irregularities could not furnia sufficient as poetry or oratory, are to deduce their laws and variety of folly to afford daily new impertinences; rules from the general sense and taste of mankind, by which means that institution dropped. These and not from the principles of thołe arts themselves; fellows could express their passion in nothing but or in other words, the taste is not to conform to their dres; but the Oxonians are phantastical, now the art, but the art to the taste Music is not de- they are lovers in proportion to their learning and figned to please only chromatic ears, but all that understanding before they became such. The are capable of distinguishing harsh from disagree.' thoughts of the ancient poets on this agreeable able notes. A man of an ordinary ear is a judge phrenzy, are tranNated in honour of some modern whether a passion is expressed in proper founds, beauty; and Chloris is won to-day by the same and whether the melody of those founds be more compliment that was made to Lesbia a thousand or less pleasing.

C years ago. But as far as I can learn, the patron

of the club is the renowned Don Quixote, The ad

ventures of that gentle knight are frequently men. N° 30. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

tioned in the society, under the colour of laughing

at the passion and themselves; but at the same Si, Mimnermus uti censet, fine amore jocisque time, though they are sensible of the extravaganNil est jucundum; virus in amore jocisque. ces of that unhappy warrior, they do not observe,

Hor, Ep. I. vi. 56. thar to turn all the reading of the best and wifest If nothing, as Mimanernaus strives to prove, writings into rhapsodies of love, is a phrenzy no Can e'er be pleasant without wanton love, less diverting than that of the aforesaid accomThen live in wanton love, thy sports pursue. plished Spaniard. A gentleman who, I hope, will

CREECH. continue his correspondence, is lately admitted NE common calamity makes men extremely into the fratemity, and sent me the following other particular, The passion of love is the most general concern among men; and I am glad to hear by my last advices from Oxford, that there INCE I find you take nctice of clubs, I beg are a set of sighers in that university, who have leave to give you an account of one in Oxo erected themfelves into a society, in honour of ' ford, which you have no where mentioned, and that tender passion. These gentlemen are of that perhaps never heard of. We distinguish ourselves sort of inamoratos, who are not so very much loft by the title of the Amorous Club, are all vota, to common sense, but that they understand tho ries of Cupid, and admirers of the fair sex. The folly they are guilty of; and for that reason lepa- reason that we are so little known in the world, rate themselves from all other company, because is the secrecy which we are obliged to live under they will enjoy the pleasure of talking incohe- in the university. Our conftitution runs counter rently, without being ridiculous to any but each ' to that of the place wherein we live; for in love other. When a man comes into the club, he is there are no doctors, and we all profess so high not obliged to make any introduction to his dit- a passion, that we admit of no graduates in it, course, but at once, as he is Teating himself in his * Our presidentship is bestowed according to our #hair, speaks in the thread of his own thoughts, * dignity of passion; our number is unlimited " She gave me a very obliging glance, the never

" and our statutes are like those of the Druids, « looked so well in her life as this evening;" or

recorded in our own breasts only, and explained the like reflection, without regard to any other " by ths majority of the company. A mistress, member of the society; for in this assembly they, " and a poem in her praise, will introduce any do not meet to talk to each other, but every man candidate; without the latter no one can be ad. claims the full liberty of talking to him'elf. In- mitted; for he that is not in love enough to Itead of snuff-boxes and canes, which are usual rhyme, is unqualified for our society. To speak helps to discourse with other young fellows, these disrespectfully of any woman is expulsion from have each some piece of ribbon, a broken fan, or our gentle society. As we are at present all of an old girdle, which they play with while they talk us gown-men, instead of duelling when we are of the fair person remembered hy each respective rivals, we drink together the health of our mistoken. According to the representation of the "trefits. The manner of doing this fometimes in. matter from my letters, the company appear

like .6 decd creates debatos; on such occafion; we bave fo

many players rehearsing behind the scenes; one I recourse to the rules of love among the an. is fighing and lamenting his destiny in beseeching

< cients,
terms, another declaring he will break his chain,
and another in dumb-how ftriving to express his
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Naevia fez cyarbis, Septem Juslina bibatur. This Expedition of Alexander opens with his

MART. Epig. i. 72. consulting the Oracle at Delphos, in which the Six cups to Naevia, to Justina leven. dumb conjurer, who has been visited by so many : This method of a glass to every letter of her persons of quality of late years, is to be introduced

as telling him his fortune ; at the same time name, occafioned the other night a dispute of Clinch of Barnet is represented in another corner some warmth. A young student, who is in love

with Mrs. Elizabeth Dimple, was fo unreason of the temple, as ringing the bells of Delphos, for. * able as to begin her health under the name of joy of his arrival. The tent of Darius is to be peo• Elizabetha ; which fo exasperated the club, that der is to fall in love with a piece of wax-work, that

pled by the ingenious Mrs. Salmon, where Alexan. ' by common consent we retrenched it to Betty represents the beautiful Statira. When Alexan

We look upon a man as no company, that does der comes into that country in which Quintus not figh five times in a quarter of an hour; and Curtius tells us the dogs were so exceeding fierce

look upon a member as very absurd, that is fo that they would not lose their hold, though they • much himself as to make a direct answer to a question. In fine, the whole assembly is made would hang upon their prey by their teeth when

were cut to pieces limb by limb, and that they up of abfent men, that is, of such persons as have lott their locality, and whose minds and

they had nothing but a mouth left; there is to be

a scene of Hockley in the Hole, in which is to be bodies never keep company with one another. represented all the diversions of that place, the

As I am an unfortunate member of this distrat- Bull-baiting only excepted, which cannot possibly ied society, you cannot expect a very regular ac

be exhibited in the theatre, by rearon c: the low count of it; for which reason, I hope you will nefs of the roof. The several woods in Afia, which pardon me that I lo abrubtly subscribe my. Alexander must be supposed to pass through, will

give the audience a light of monkies dancing upon Sir, " Your rooft obedient humble servant.

ropes, with many other pleasantries of that ludi"T, B.

crous species. At the same time, if there chance

to be any flrange animals in town, whether birds " I forgot to tell you, that Albina, who has fix

or beasts, they may be either let loose among the « votaries in this club, is one of your readers.'

woods, or driven across the stage by some of the country people of Alia. In the last great battle,

Pinkethman is to personate king Porus upon an THURSDAY, APRIL 5. thephant, and is to be encountered by Powell, reSit mili fas audita loqui----

presenting Alexander the great, upon a dromedary,

which nevertheless Mr. Powell is desired to call

Virg. Fr. vi. 266. by the name of Bucephalus. Upon the close of What I have heard, permit me to relate.

this great decisive batile, wlien the kings are thoL

AST night, upon my going into a coffee house roughly reconciled, to shew the mutual friendship

not far from the Hay-Market theatre, I di- and good correspondence that reign between them, verted myself for about half an hour with over they both of them go together to a puppet-Mow, hearing the discourse of one, who, by the shabbi- in which the ingenious Mr. Powell

, junior, may, ness of his dress, the extravagance of his conccp- have an opportunity of displaying his whole arç tors, and the hurry of his speech, i discovered to of machinery, for the diversion of the two mobe of that species who are generally difiinguished narchs. Some at the table urged, the puppetby the title of projectors. This gentleman, for I mow was not a suitable entertainment for Alexfound he was treated as such by his audience, was ander the Great; and that it might be introduced entertaining a whole table of lifteners with the more properly, if we suppose the conquerertouched project of an opera, which he told us had not cost upon that part of India vshich is said to be inhahim above two or three mornings in the contri- bited by the pygmies. But this objection was vance, and which he was ready to put in execution, looked upon as frivolous, and the proposal immeprovided he might find his account in it. He diately over-ruled.' Our projector further added, faid, that he had obferved the great trouble and in- chai aster the reconciliation of these two kings, they convenicnce which ladies were at, in ţravelling up, miglit invite one another to dinner, and either of and down to the several shows that are exhibited them entertain his guest with the German artists, in different quarters of the town. "The dancing Mr. Pinkethman's heathen gods, or any of the monkies are in one place; the puppet show in like diversions, which fall then chance to be in another; the opera in a third; not to mention vogue. the lions, that are almost a whole day's journey

This project was received with very great ap. from the politer part of the town. By this means plausė by the whole tábie. Upon which the una people of figure are forced to lose half the winter dertaker told us, that he had not yet communica, after their coming to town, before they have seen ted to us above half his desig; for thiaç Alexanall the strange rights about it. In order to remedy der, being a Greek, it was his intention that the this great inconvenience, our projector drew out whole opera nould be acted in that language, of his pocket the scheine of an opera, entitled, which was a tongue he was sure would' wonder « The Expedition of Alexander the Great;" in fully please the ladies, especially when it was a which he had disposed all the remarkable shows little Failed and rounded By the Ionic diaļect; and about town among the scenes and decorations of could not but be acceptable to the whole audience, his piece. The thought, he confeffed, was not because there are fewer of them who understand origirally his own, but that he had taken the hint Greek'than Italian. The only difficulty that reof it from several performances which t:e had seen mained, was. how to get performers, unless we upcn our stage; in one of which there was a rare- could perfuacie fümé gentlemen of the Universities Thow; in another, a ladder-dance; and in others to learn to fing, in order to qualify themsclyes for

posture-man, a moving picturt, with many cu. fities of the like nature.

the stage; but this objection soon vanished, when the projectar informed us that the Grçeks were at


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present the only muficians in the Turkish empire, ' occasion of this. Who Would I meet at the cofand that it would be very easy for our factory at "fee-house door t’other night, but my old friend Smyrna to furnish us every year with a colony of Mr. President; I saw somewhat had pleased musicians, by the opportunity of the Turkey fieet; • him; and as soon as he had cast his eye upon beiides, lays he, if we want any single voice for me, “Oho, Doctor, rare news from London, any lower part in the opera, Lawrence can learn ” says he; the Spectator has made honoura. to spcak Greek, as well as he does Italian, in a « ble mention of the club (man) and published to fortnight's time.

« the world his fincere desire to be a member, The projector having thus settled matters, to « with a recommendatory description of his phiz: the good liking of all that heard him, he left his " and though our constitution has made no parfeat at the table, and planted himself before the “ ticular provision for short faces, yet, his being fire, where I had unluckily taken my stand for the an extraordinary case, I believe we shall find an convenience of over-hearing what he had said, “ hole for him to creep in at; for I assure you he Whether he had observed me to be more attentive " is not against the canon; and if his sides are as than ordinary, I cannot tell, but he had not stood compact as his joles, he need not disguise him.' þy me above a quarter of a minute, but he turned « self to make one of us." "I presently called Mort upon mecn a sudden, and catching me by a ' for the paper, to fee how you looked in print; button of my coat, attacked me very abruptly af- and after we liad regaled ourselves a while upon ter the following manner. Besides, Sir, I have the pleasant image of our profelyte, Mr. Presiheard of a very extraordinary genius for music that dent told me I should be his stranger at the next lives in Switzerland, who has so strong a spring night's club: where we were no sooner come, in his fingers, that he can make the board of an ' and pipes brought, but Mr. President began an organ sound like a drum, and if I could but pro- ' harangue upon your introduction to my epiftle, cure a subscription of about ten thousand pound ' setting forth with no less volubility of speech every wipter, I wouid undertake to fetch him over than strength of reason, “ That a speculation of and oblige him by articles to set every thing that “ this nature was what had been long and much mould be sung upon the English stage. After this wanted; and that he doubted not but it would he looked full in my face, expecting I would make “ be of inestimable value to the public, in reconan answer; when by good luck, a gentleman that “ ciling even of bodies and souls; in compoting häd entered the coffee-house since the projector“ and quieting the minds of men under all core applied himself to me, hearing him talk of his “ poral redundancies, deficiencies, and irregulari. Swiss compositions, cry'd out with a kind of “ ties whatsoever; and înaking every one fit down laugh, Is our music then to receive farther im- “ content in his own carcase, though it were not provements from Switzerland. This alarmed the « perhaps so mathematically put together as he projector, who immediately let go my button, and « could wish,” And again. “How that for want turned about to answer him. I took the oppor- “ of a due confideration of what you first advance, tunity of the diversion which seemed to be made “ viz, chat our faces are not of our own choosing, in favour of me, and laying down my penny upon “ people had been transported beyond all goodthe bar, retired with foine precipitation, " breeding, and hurried themselves into unac.

countable and fatal extravagances : as, howe

many impartial looking-glasses had been cen

“ sured and calumniated, nay, and sometimes thie' FRIDAY, April 6.

"s vered into ten thousand splinters, only for a Nil illi larvâ aut tragiris opus elle Cothurmis.

" fair representation of the truth? how many Hur. Sat. 1. v. 64: “ headstrings and garters had been made acceffa

ry, and actually forfeited, only because folks He wants ņo tragic vizor to increase.

“ must needs quarrel with their own thadows ? His natural deformity of face.

“And wlio, continues he, but is deeply sensible THE !ate discourse concerning the statutes of " that one great source of the uneasiness and mi.

the Ugly Club, having been to well received “ fery of human life, especially amongst those of at Oxford, that, contrary to the strict rules of the « diftincion, arises from nothing in the world else, fociety, they have been to partialas to take my own “ but too severe a contemplation of an indefeatestimonial, and admit me into that select body'; ?sible contexture of our external parts, or cerI could not restsain the vanity of publishing to the “ tain natural and invincible difpofitions to be qvorld the' l'onour which is dore me. It is 'no « fat or lean ? When a little more ot Mr. SPEC. Imall satisfaction, that I have given occasion for “ 'TATOR's philosophy would take off all this ; the president's Mewing both his invention and “ and in the mean time let them observe, that reading to fuch advantage as 'my correspondent “ there's not one of their grievances of this fort, reports he did: but it is not to be doubted there « but perhaps, in some ages of the world, has were many very improper hums ana pauses iņ “ been highiy in vogue; and may be so again ; his harangue, which lose their ugliness in the nar- nay, in some country or other, ten to one is so Fat on, and which my correspondent, begging his at this day. My Lady Ample is "the most mir pardon, has no very good talent at representing. * ferable woman in the world, purely of her own í very much approve of the contempt the society making; the even grudges herself meat and of beauty: nothing ought to be laudable in drink, for fear Nie mould thrive by them ; and à man, in which his will is not concerned; there is constantly crying out, In a quarter of a year fore cür society can follow nature, and where me more I fall be quite out of all manner of tas thought tiệ, as it were, to inock herself, we ? Mape ! Now the lady's misfortune seems to be can do so too, and be merry upon the occasion. only this, that she is planted in a wrong foil;

for, go bur t'other side of the water, it's a jest <fr. SPECTATOR,

at Harlem to talk' of a shape under eighteen OUR maling public the latę trouble ! " love. These wise traders regulate their beauGüüe you, ye!! will find to have been the “ ties as they do their butter, by the pound ; and



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? Sir,

“ Miss Erols, when the first arrived in the Low- “ pollo himself:” For the truth of which he ap“ Countries, was not computed to be so hand- pealed to the frontispiece of several books, and * some as Madam Van Brisket by near half a tun. particularly to the English Juvena), to which he « On the other hand, there's squire Lath, a pro- referred him; and only added; “ That such au

per gentleman of fifteen hundred pounds per “ thors were the Larvam, or Larvâ donati of the

annum, as well as of an unblameable life and « ancients." This cleared up all, and in the © conversation; yet would not I be the esquire • conclufion you were chose probationer: and Mr. “ for half his estate; for if it was as much more

President put round your health as such, protesthe'd freely part with it all for a pair of legs to (ing, “That though indeed he talked of a vi« his mind: whereas in the reign of our first king“ zard, he did not believe all the while you had er Edward of glorious memory, nothing more mo- any more occasion for it than the cat-a-moun. of dish than a brace of your fine taper supporters; 6. tain;" so that all you have to do now is to pay 6 and his majesty, without an inch of calf, ma- your fees, which here are very reasonable, if you « naged affairs in peace and war as laudably as are not imposed upon : and you may stile yourer the bravest and most politic of his ancestors ; • self Informis Societatis Socius; which I am de« and was as terrible to his neighbours under the (fired to acquaint you with; and upon the same “ royal name of Long-thanks, as Cour de Lion I beg you to accept of the congratulation of,

to the Saracens before him. If we look farther 6 back into history, we fall find that Alexander

* Your obliged humble servant, " the Great wore his head a little over the left Oxford, “ Mouider; and then not a soul stirred out 'till March 21.

" A. C. " he had adjusted his neckbone; the whole nobi"lity addressed the prince and each other obli" quely, and all matters of importance were con. N° 33. SATURDAY, APRIL 7. « certed and carried on in the Macedonian court « with their polls on one side. For about the Fervidus tecum puer, & solutis • first century nothing made more noise in the Gratiæ zonis, properentque nympha, « world than Roman noses, and then not a word Et parùm comis fine te juventas, 66 of them 'till they revived again in eighty-eight. Mercuriufque.

Hor. Od. I. XXX. Se “ Nor is it so very long since Richard the third set “ up half the backs of the nation; and high

The graces with their zones unloos’d, " shoulders, as well as high nofeś, were the top of

The nymphs their beauties all expos'd, " the fashion. But to come to ourselves, gentle

From every spring, and every plain; " men, though I find by my quinquennial obser

Thy powerful, hot, and winged boy, « vations, that we shall never get ladies enough

And youth that's dull without thy joy, “ to make a party in our own country, yet might

And Mercury compose thy train.

CRIECH. we meet with better success among some of our " allieś. And what think you if our board sat Friend of mine has two daughters, whom I " for a dutch piece? Truly I am of opinion, that will call Lætitia and Daphne; the former

as odd as we appear in Aesh and blood, we is one of the greatest beauties of the age in which " should be no such strange things in metzo-tin. Me lives, the latter no way remarkable for any " to. But this project may rest 'till our number charms in her person. . Upon this one circum« is complete; and this being our election night, stance of their outward form, the good and ill of give me leave to propose Mr. SPECTATOR. their life seems to turn. Lætitia has not, from her " You sec his inclinations, and perhaps we may very childhood, heard any thing else but commen6 not have his fellow."

dations of her features and complexion, by which I found most of them (as is usual in such ca- means the is no other than nature made her, a ses) were preparert; but one of the seniors (whom very beautiful out-side. The consciousness of her <by the by Mr. President had taken all this pains charms lias rendered her insupportably vain and K to bring over) fat itill, and cocking his chin, insolent towards all who have to do with her.

which seemed only to be levelled at his nose; Daphne, who was almost twenty before one civil very gravely declared, “That in case he had had thing had ever been said to her, found herself

fufficient knowledge of you, no man should have obliged to acquire some accomplishments to make s been more willing to have served you ; but that up for the want of those attractions which she saw $i he, for his part, had always had regard to his in her sister. Poor Daphne was feldom submitted

own conscience, as well as other people's me. to in a debate wherein the was concerned ; her « rit; and he did not know but that you might discourse had nothing to recommend it but the good, “ be a handsome fellow; for as for your own cer-, sense of it, and Me was always under a necessity " tificate, it was every body's business to speak to have very well considered what she was to say « for themfelves." ,Mr. Prer dert immediately before the uttered it; while Lætitia was listened

retorted.' " A handsome fellow! why he is a to with partiality, and approbation sat in the coun. " wit, Sir, and you know the proverb :" "and to tenances of those me conversed with, before the

ease the old gentleman of his fcruples, cried,' communicated what she had to say. These causes

That for matter of merit it was all one, you have produced suitable effects, and Lætitia is as « might wear a maik.” : This threw him into a infipid a companion, as Daphine is an agreeable

pause, and he looked desirous of three days to one. Lætitia, confident of favour, has studied no

confider on it; but Mr. Fresident improved the arts to please; Daphne, despairing of any incli, • thought, and fllowed him up with an old fto- nation towards her person, has depended only on,

ry, “ That wits were privileged to wear what her merit. Lætitia has always fomething in her • masks they pleased in all ages; and that a vi- air that is fullen, grave, and disconfolate. Daph€ zard had been the constant crowa of their la- ne lias a countenance that appears chearful, open, “ bours, wrich was generally presented them by and unconcerned. A young gentleman saw Læthe hand of fone satyr, and sometimes of Ą. titia this winter at a play, and became her captive.



His fortune was such, that he wanted very little take them out of the hands of quacks and preintroduction to speak his sentiments to her father. tenders, and to prevent their iinporing upon The lover was admitted with the utmost freedom themselves, by discovering to them the true reinto the family, where a constrained behaviour, cret and art of improving beauty. fevere looks and distant civilities, were the highest " In order to this, before I touch upon it dia favours he could obtain of Lætitia; while Daph- rectly, it will be necessary to lay down a few prene used him with the good-humour, familiarity, liminary maxims, viz. and innocence of a fister; infomuch that he would · That no woman can be handsome by the force often say to her, “Dear Daphne, wert thou but of features alone, any more than ile can be witty " as handsome as Lætitia". -She received such (only by the help of speech. language with that ingenuous and pleasing mirth, " That pride destroys all symmetry and grace, which is natural to a woman without refign. He

card affectation is a more terrible enemy to fine still figh'd in vain for Lætitia, but found certain "faces than the small-pox. relief in the agreeable conversation of Daphne. " That no woman is capable of being beautiful, At length, heartily tired with the haughty imper- who is not incapable of being false. ginence of Lætitia, and charmed with repeated in- • And, that what would be odious in a friend, ftances of good-humour he had observed in Daph- ' is deformity in a mistress. ne, he one day told the latter, that he had some. • From these few principles, thus laid down, it thing to say to her he hoped the would be pleased will be easy to prove, that the true art of allirtwith------" Faith, Daphne, continued he, I am Sing beauty consists in embellishing the whole 6 in love with thee, and despise thy sister sincere- perforr by the proper ornaments of virtuous and “ ly.” The manner of his declaring himself gave commendable qualities. By this help alone it his mistress occafion for a very hearty laughter. ris, that thofe who are the favourite work of na

“ Nay, says he, I knew you would laugh at & ture, or, as Mr. Dryden expresses it, the Porce.. me, but I'll ask your father.” He did fo; the lain clay of human kind, become animated, and father received his intelligence with no less joy o are in a capacity of exerting their charms, and than surprise, and was very glad he had now no

• those who seem to have been neglected by her, care left but for his Beauty, which he thought he

like models wrought in halte, are capable in a could carry to market at his leifure. I do not great measure of finishing what she has left imknow any thing that has pleased me so much a

perfect. great while, as this conquest of my friend Daph- " It is, methinks, a low and degrading idea of ne's, All her acquaintance congratulate her upon

that fex, which was creared to refine the joys, her chance-medley, and laugh at that premedita- and soften the cares of humanity, by the most ting murderer her fifter, As it is an argument of agreeable participation, to consider them merea light mind, to think the worse of ourselves for ' ly as objects of light. This is abridging then of the imperfections of our perfons, it is equally be- their natural extent of power, to pur them upon low us to value ourfelves upon the advantages of a level with their pictures ae Kneller's. How them." The female world seem to be almost in- much nobler is the contemplation of beauty corrigibly gone astray in this particular; for which " heightened by virtue, and commanding our er. reason, I hall recommend the following extract teem and love, while it draws our observation ? ont of a friend's letter to tha profess'd beauties, • How faint and spiritless are the charms of a cowho are a people almost as unsufferable as the 'quette, when compar’d with the real loveliness profess’d wits.

of Sophronia's innocence, piety, good-humour

6 and truth; virtues which add a new softness to Onsieur St. Evremond has concluded one her sex, and even beautify her beauty! 'That

of his essays with affirming, that the last agreeableness which muit 'otherwise have apsighs of a handsome woman are not so much for peared no longer in the modest virgin, is now the loss of her life as of her beauty. Perhaps preserved in the tender mother, the prudent this raillery is purrued too far, yet it is turned friend, and the faithful wife. Col urs artfully

upon a very obvious remark, that woman's spread upon canvas may entertain the eye; but ' ftrongest paision is for her own beauty, and that not affect the heart; and ne who takes no care « me values it as her favourite distinction. From to add to the natural graces of her person any ( hence it is that all arts, which pretend to im- excellent qualities, may be allowed stillto amuse,

prove or preserve it, meet with lo general a re. (as a pi&ture, but not to triumph as a beauty.

ception among the sex. To say nothing of many • When Adarn is introduced by Milton, defcri. ' false helps, and contreband wares of beauty, 'bing Eve in paradise, and relating to the angel i which are daily vended in this great mart, there the impressions he felt ipoh seeing her at her firit • is not a maiden gen:lewoman of a good family creation, he does not represent her like a Gre'in any country of South-Britain, who has not cian Venus, by her hape. or features, but by the

heard of the virtues of May-dew, or is unsur- (luftre of her mind which shone in them, and gave y dished with fome receipt or other in favour of «them iheir power of charming. her complexión; and I have known a physician

«. Grace was in all her stops, Heav'n in her eye, (of learning and sense, after eight years study in

« In all her gestures dignity and love !" the university, and'a course of travels into most

countries in Europe, owe the first raising of his ( Without this irradiating power the proudest • fortunes to a cosmetic wash,

fair-one ought to know, wliatever her glas may " This has given me occasion to consider how so tell her to the contrary, that her most perfect

universal a disposition in womankind, which features are uninformed and dead. • {prings from a laudable motive, the desire of I cannot better close this moral, than by a

pleasing, and proceeds upon an opinion, not al- ' mort epitaph written by Ben Jonfon, with a together ground efs, that nature may be helped spirit which nothing could inspire but such an by art, may be turned to their advantage. And, object as I have been describing; meihinks, it would be an acceptable service to

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