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. “ 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. Mercuriusque.

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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« Underneath this stone doth lie

raillery has made too great an excurfion, in attack “ As much virtue as cou'd die;

ing several persons of the Inns of Court; and I " Which when alive did vigour give do not believe you can Mew me any precedent for “ To as much beauty as cou'd live." your behaviour in that particular. • I am, Sir,

My good friend Sir Roger de Coverley, who had • Your most humble lervant,' said nothing all this while, began his speech with

" R. B.'

a pish! and told us, that he wondered to see so inany men of sense fo very serious ufon fooleries.

Let our good friend, says he, attack every one that MONDAY, APRIL 9.

deserves it; I would only advise you, Mr. Speétas

tor, applying himself to me, to take care how you --------parcie

meddle with country squires ; they are the orna, Cognatis maculis fimilis fera------

ments of the English nation; men of good heads

Juv. Sat. xv. 159. and sound bodies! and let me tell you, fome of From spotted skins the leopard does şefrain,

them take it ill of you, that you mention fox

hunters with so little respect, TATI.

Captain Sentry spoke very sparingly on this oca THE club of which I am a member, is very casion. What he said was only to commend my

luckily composed of such persons as are en prudence in not touching upon the army, and gaged in different ways of life, and deputed as it advised me to continue to act discreetly in that were out of the most conspicuous classes of man- point. kind; by this means I am furnished with the By this time I found every subject of my specugreatest variety of hints and materials, and know lations was taken away from me, by one or other every thing that passes in the different quarters and of the club; and began to think myself in the condivisions, not only of this great city, but of the dition of the good man that had one wife who whole kingdom. My readers too have the fatis. took dislike to his grey hairs, and another to his faction to find that there is no rank or degree black, 'till by their picking out what each of theni among them who have not their representative in had an averfion to, they left his head altogether this club, and that there is always fomebody pre- bald and naked. sent who will take care of their respective interests, While I was thus mufing with myself, my worthat nothing may be written or published to the thy friend the clergyman, who, very luckily for prejudice or infringement of their just right and me was at the club that night, undertook my privileges.

cause. He told us, that he wondered any order I last night sat very late in company with this of persons should think themselves too confideraselect body of friends, who entertained me with se- ble to be advised; that it was not quality, but in. veral remarks which they and others had made nocence, which exempted men from reproof; that upon these my fpeculations, as also with the va vice and folly ought to be attacked wherever they rious success which they had met with among their could be met with, and especially when they were feveral ranks and degrees of readers. Will Honey- placed in high and conspicuous stations of life. comb told me, in the softest manner he could, that He further added, that my paper would only ferve there were some ladies (but for your comfort, says to aggravate the pains of poverty, if it chiefly ex. Will, they are not those of the most wit) that were posed those who are already depressed, and in fome offended at the liberties I had taken with the opera measure turned into ridicule by the meanness of and the puppet-how; that some of them were their conditions and circumstances. He afterlikewise very much surprised, that I Mould think wards proceeded to take notice of the great use such serious points as the dress and equipage of this paper might be of to the public, by reprepersons of quality, proper subjects for raillery. hending those vices which are too trivial for the

He was going on when $ir Andrew Freeport chastisement of the law, and too fantastical for took him up short, and told him, that the papers the cognisance of the pulpit. He then advised he hinted at had done great good in the city, and me to prosecute my undertaking with chearfulthat all their wives and daughters were the betterness, and assured me, that whoever might be disa for thein; and farther added, that the whole city pleased with me, I Mould be approved by all those thought themselves very much obliged to me for whose praises do honour to the persons on whom declaring my generous intentions to scourge vice they are bestowed. and folly as they appear in a multitude, without The whole club pays a particular deference to condescending to be a publisher of particular the discourse of this gentleman, and are drawn intrigues and cuckoleoms. In mort, fays Sir An- into what he says, as much by the candid ingenu. drew, if you avoid that foolish beaten road of fall, ous manner with which he delivers himself, as by ing upon aldermen and citizens, and employ your the ftrength of argument and force of raason which pen upon the vanity and luxury of courts, your he makes use of. Will Honeycomb immediately paper muft needs be of general use.

agreed, that what he had said was right; and that Upon this my friend the Templar told Sir Ar- for his part, he would not insist upon the quarter drew, that he wondered to hear a man of his sense which he had demanded for the ladies. Sir Antalk after that manner ; that the city had always drew gave up the city with the fame frankness. been the province for satire; and that the wits of The Templar would not stand out; and was fofking Charles's time jetted upor: nothing else during lowed by Sir Roger and the Capiain; who all agreed his whole reign. He then hewed, by the examples that I should be at liberty to carry the war into of Horace, Juvenal, Boileau, and the best writers what quarter I pleased ; provided I continued to of every age, that the follies of the late and court combat with criminals in a body, and to assault ths had never been accounted too facred for ridicule. vice without hurting the person. how great foever the perfons might be that patro This debate, wirich was held for the good of nized them. But after, ilde fays lie, i thipis your manzinc, put me in nuad of that which the Ro


N° 35.


man triumvirate were formerly engaged in, for ving incoherent pieces, which are often spread their destruction. Every man at first stood hard among us, under odd chimerical titles, are rather for his friend, 'till they found that by this means the offsprings of a distempered brain, than works they should spoil their proscription; and at length, of humour. making a sacrifice of all their acquaintance and It is indeed much easier to describe what is not relations, furnished out a very decent execution. humour, than what is; and very difficult to define

Having thus taken my resolutions to march on it otherwise than, as Cowley has done wit, by neboldly in the cause of virtue and good sense, and gatives. Were I to give my own notions of it, I to annoy there adversaries in whatever degree or would deliver them after Plato's manner, in a rank of men they may be found; I shall be deaf kind of allegory, and by supposing humour to be a for the future to all the remonftrances that shall be person, deduce to him all his qualifications, acmade to me on this account. If Punch grows ex- cording to the following genealogy. Truth was travarant, I Mall reprimand him very freely : if the founder of the family, and the father of Good the stage becomes a nursery of folly and imperti. Sense.' Good Sense was the father of Wit, marnence, I shall not be afraid to animadvert upon it. ried a lady of a collateral linc called Mirth, by In short, if I meet with any thing in city, court, or whom he had issue Humour. Humour therefcre country, that mocks modesty or good-manners, I being the youngest of this illustrious family, and shall use my utmost endeavours to make an exam descended from parents of such different disposi. ple of it. I must however intreat every particular tions, is very various and unequal in his temper; perfon, who does me the hovour to be a reader of sometimes you see him putting on grave looks and this paper, never to think himself, or any one of a solemn habit, sometimes airy in his behaviour his friends or enemies, aimed at in what is said: and fantastic in his dress; insomuch that di dif. for I promise him, never to draw a faulty charact. ferent times he appears as serious as a judge, and er which does not fit at least a thousand people; as jocular as a Merry-Andrew. Put as he has a or to publish a single paper, that is not written in gieat deal of the mother in his constitution, whatthe spirit of benevolence, and with a love td man ever mood he is in, he never fails to make his coin. kind.

Cpany laugh.

But since there is an impostor abroad, who takes

upon him the name of this young gentleman, and TUESDAY, APRIL 10.

would willingly pass for him in the world; to the

end that well-meaning persons may not be imposRisu inepto res ineptior nulla eft.

ed upon by cheats, I would defire my readers, Nothing so foolish as the laugh of fools,

when they meet with this pretender, to look into

his parentage, and to examine him stricily, wheMONG all kinds of writing, there is none ther or no he be remotely allied to the Truth, and

in which authors are more apt to miscarry lineally descended from Good Sense; if not, they than in works of humour, as there is none in may conclude him a counterfeit. They may likewhich they are more ambitious to excel. It is not wife distinguish him by a loud and excessive an imagination that teems with monsters, an head laughter, in which he seldom gets his company to that is filled with extravagant conceptions, which join with him. For as True Humour generally is capable of furnishing the world with diversions looks serious, while every body laughs about him. of this nature; and yet if we look into the pro- False Humour is always laughing, whilst every ductions of several writers, who set up for men of body about him looks serious. I Mall only add, humour, what wild irregular fancies, what natural if lie has not in him a mixture of both parents, distortions of thought, do we meet with? If they that is, if he would pass for the cffspring of speak nonsense, they believe they are talking hu- Wit without Mirth, or Mirth without Wit, you mour; and when they have drawn together a may conclude him to be altogether spurious, and scheme of absurd inconsistent ideas, they are not a cheat. able to read it over to themselves without laughing. The impostor of whom I am speaking, descends These poor gentlemen endeavour to gain them- originally from Fallhood, who was the mother of selves the reputation of wits and humourists, by Nonsense, who was brought to bed of a son called such monstrous conceits as almost qualify them Frenzy, who married one of the daughters of Folfor Bedlam; not considering that humour should ly, commonly known by the name of Laughter, always lie under the check of reason, and that it on whom he begot that monstrous infant of which requires the direction of the nicest judgment, by I have been here speaking. I shall set down at so much more as it indulges itself in the most length the genealogical table of False Humour, boundless freedoms. There is a kind of, nature and, at the same time, place under it the geneathat is to be observed in this fort of compositions, logy of True Humour, that the reader may at as well as in all other; and a certain regularity of one view behold their different pedigrees and rethought which must discover the writer to be a lations. man of sense, at the same time that he appears altogether given up to caprice. For my part, when

FALSHOOD. I read the delirious mirth of an unikilful author,

NONSENSE. I cannot be fo barbarous as to divert myself with

FRENZY.--------LAUGHTER, it, but am rather apt to pity the man, than to

FALSE HUMOUR, laugh at any thing he writes.

TRUTH. The deceased Mr. Shadwell, who had himself a

GOOD SENSE.. great deal of the talent which I ain treating of, re

WIT.----------MIRTH. presents an empty rake, in one of his plays, as

HUMOUR, very much surprized to hear one say that breakiné of winco vs was not hurrour: and I question I might extend the allegory, by mentioning lenot but several Erglish readers will be as much veral of the children of False Humour, who are Startled to hear me affirm, that many of those ra more in munber tlian the sands of the sea, and

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might in particular enumerate the many sons and animated utensils to your projector. The hangdaughters which he has begot in this island. But "ings you formerly mentioned are run away; as as this would be a very invidious task, I shall only are likewise a set of chairs, cach of which was observe in general, that False Humour differs from met upon two legs going through the Role tathe True, as a monkey does from a man.

vern at two this morning. We hope, Sir, you First of all, He is exceedingly given to little apish ' will give proper notice to the town that we are tricks and buffoonries.

endeavouring at these regulations; and that we Secondly, He so much delights in mimickry, intend for the future to thew no monsters, but that it is all one to him whether he exposes men who are converted into fuch by their own by it vice and folly, luxury and avarice; or on ' industry and affectation. If you will please to the contrary, virtue and wisdom, pain and po be at the house to-night, you will see me do my verty.

r endeavour to thew fome unnatural appearances Thirdly, He is wonderfully unlucky, infomuch ' which are in vogue among the polite and wellthat he will bite the hand that feeds him, and en bred, I am to represent, in the character of a deavour to ridicule both friends and foes indiffer fine lady dancing, all the distortions which are ently. For having but small talents, he must be C. frequently taken for graces in mien and gesture. merry where he can, not where he should. 'This, Sir, is a specimen of the method we shall

Fourthly, Being intirely void of reason, he ' take to expose the monsters which come within pursues no point either of morality or instruc. ( the notice of a regular theatre; and we desire tion, but is ludicrous only for the sake of being ' nothing more gross may be admitted by you fo.

< spectators for the future. We have cashiered Fifthly, Being incapable of any thing but • three companies of theatrical guards, and design mock-representations, his ridicule is always per our kings shall for the future make love, and fit sonal, and aimed at the vicious man, or the writer ; rin council, without an army; and wait only not at the vice, or at the writing.

your directions whether you will have them reI have here only pointed at the whole species of inforce King Porus, or join the troops of Mafalse humourists; but as one of my principal de. Icedon. Mr. Penkethman resolves to consult his signs to this paper is to beat down that malignant Pantheon of heathen gods in opposition to the spirit, which discovers itself in the writings of the • oracle of Delphos, and doubts not but he shall present age, I shall not scruple, for the future, to ( turn the fortunes of Porus, when he personates fingle out any of the small wits, that infest 'the him. I am desired by the company to inform world with such compositions as are ill-natured,

you, that they submit it to your censures ; and immoral, and absurd. This is the only exception ' fhall have you in greater veneration than Her, which I shall make to the general rule I have pre

cules was in of old, if you can drive monsters fcribed myself, of attacking Multitudes : since from the theatre; and think your merit will be every honest man ought to look upon himself as in as much greater than his, as to convince is more a natural state of war with the libeller and lam

" than to conquer,

I am, Sir, pooner, and to annoy them wherever they fall in

" Your most obedient servant, his way. This is but retaliating upon them, and

• T. D." treating them as they treat others.

с (SIR,

HEN I acquaint you with the great and

unexpected viciffitudes of my fortune, N° 36. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11,

( I doubt not but I fall obtain your pity and fa- ,

I have for many years last paft been --Immania morfira

" thunderer to the play-house; and have not only Perferimus.---- VIRG, Æn, iji. 583, I made as much noise out of the clouds as any

predecessor of mine in the theatre that ever bore Things the most out of nature we endure.

that character, but also have defcended and Shall not put myself to any farther pains for ' fpoke on the Itage as the bold thunder in the Re.

this day's entertainment, than barely to pub (hearsal. When they got me down thus low, lith the letters and titles of petitions from the play- - they thought fit to degrade me further, and make house, with the minutes I have made upon the me a ghost. I was contented with this for latter for my conduct in relation to them. 5 these two last winters; but they carry their ty

ranny ftill further, and not satisfied that I am • Drury-Lare, April the sth. ' banished from above ground, they have given ΤΡΟΝ

s me to understand that I am wholly to depart in one of your late papers, of making " their dominions, and take from me even my an alliance between all the bulis, bears, ele- is subterraneous employment. Now, Sir, what I ļ phants, and licns, which are separately ex. . desire of you is, that if your undertaker thinks po'ed to public view in the cities of London and

' fit to use fire-arms, as other authors have done, « Westminster; together with the other wonders, ' in the time of Alexander, I may be a cannon

Mows, and monsters, whereof you made respec ' against Porus, or else provide for me in the burn<tive mention in the said speculation; We, the ing of Persepolis, or what other method you shall

chief actors of this play-house, met and sat upon I think fit. & the said design. It is with great delight, that we

SALMONE US of Covent-Garden.' I expect the execution of this work; and in order « to contribute to it, we have give a warning to all

The petition of all the devils of the play-house 4 can, and not to appear among us after day, their good life and conversation, and praying reour ghosts to get their livelihoods where they in behalf of themfelves and fanzilies, setting forth

their expulsion from thence, with certificates of ļ break of the 16th instant. We are resolved to "take this opportunity to part with every thing

lief. ( which does not contribute to the representation The merit of this petition referred to Mr. Chr. of human life; and Mall make a free gift of all Rich, who made them devils,





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