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felves to what they are not fit for; and instead. language, and convey our thoughts in more arof making a very good figure one way, make a dent and intense phrases, than any that are to very ridiculous one another. If Semanthe would be met with in our own tongue. There is somehave been satisfied with her natural complexion, thing so pathetic in this kind of diction, that it The might fill have been celebrated by the name often sets the mind in a flame, and makes our of the olive beauty; but Semanthe has taken up hearts burn within us. How cold and dead does an affectation to white and red, and is now dis a prayer appear, that is composed in the most cinguished by the character of the lady that elegant and polite forms of speech, which are paints so well

. In a word, could the world be natural to our tongue, when it is not heightened reformed to the obedience of that famed dictate, by that solemnity of phrase, which may be • Follow Nature,' which the oracle of Delphos drawn from the Sacred Writings. It has been pronounced to Cicero when he consulted what said by some of the ancients, that if the Gods course of itudies he mould pursue, we should see were to talk with men, they would certainly almost every man as eminent in his proper sphere fpeak in Plato's ftile--but I think we may fay, as Tully was in his, and should in a very short with justice, that when mortals converse with time find impertinence and affectation banished their Creator, they cannot do it in fo proper a from among the women, and coxcombs and stile as in that of the Holy Scripiures, false characters from among the men. For my If any one would judge of the beauties of part, I could never consider this preposterous re poetry that are to be met with in the divine pugnancy to nature any otherwise, than not only writings, and examine how kindly the Hebrew as the greatest folly, but also one of the most manners of speech mix and incorporate with heinous crimes, since it is a direct opposition to the English language; after having perused the the disposition of Providence, and (as Tully ex book of Psalms, let him read a literal tranflation preffes it) like the fin of the giants, actual re of Horace or Pindar. He will find in these two bellion against heaven.'

2 last such an absurdity and confusion of stile with

such a comparative poverty of imagination, as

will make him very sensible of what I have been N° 405. SATURDAY: JUNE 14.

here advancing.

Since we have therefore such a treasury of οι δε ανημέριοι μολι ή Θεόν ιλάσκινο,

words, so beautiful in themselves, and so proΚαλόν αειδούλες Παιήονα κοροι 'Αχαίων, per for the airs of music, I cannot but wonder Μελπούλες 'Εκάεργον· ο δε φρένα τέρπεπ' ακεων.

that persons of distinction should give so little

attention and encouragement to that kind of

Hom. Iliad. 1. v. 472. music, which would have its foundation in reaWith hymns divine the joyous banquet ends;

fon, and which would improve our virtue in The pæans lengthen'd till the sun descends;

proportion as it raised our delight. The passions The Greeks restor'd the grateful notes prolong; that are excited by ordinary compofitions geneApollo listens, and approves the song. Pope. rally flow from such filly and absurd occasions,

Am very sorry to find, by the opera bills for that a man is alhamed to reflect upon them

this day, that we are likely to lose the greatest seriously; but the fear, the love, the sorrow, the performer in dramatic music that is now living, indignation that are awakened in the mind by or that perliaps ever appeared upon a stage. I hymns and anthems, make the heart better, and reed nit acquaint my reader, that I am speaking proceed from such causes as are altogether reaof Signor Nicolini. The town is highly obliged sonable and praise-worthy. Pleasure and duty 10 that excellent artist, for having shewn us the go hand in hand, and the greater our satisfaction Italian music in its perfection, as well as for that is, the greater is our religion. gunerous approbation he lately gave to an opera Music among those who were stiled the chosen of our owij country, in which the composer en- people was a religious art. The songs of Sion, deavoured to do. justice to the beauty of the which we have reason to believe were in high rewords, by tollowing that noble example, which pute among the courts of the eaftern monarchs, bas been set him by the greatest foieign masters were nothing else but psalms and pieces of poetry is that art.

that adored or celebrated the Supreme Being. I could heartily with there was the saine appli- The greatest conqueror in this holy nation, after cation and endeavours to cultivate and improve the manner of the old Grecian lyrics, did not our church-nutic, as have been lately bestowed only compose the words of his divine odes, but on that of the stage. Our composers have one generally set them to music himself: After which, very great incitement to it: they are sure to meet his works, though they were confecrated to the virh excellent words, and at the same time, a tabernacle, became the national entertainment, wonderful variety of them. There is no pation as well as the devotion of his people. that is not firely expre:red in those parts of the The first original of the drama was a religious -inspired writings, which are proper for divine worship confisting only of a chorus, which was fongs and anthems.

nothing else but a hymn to a deity. As luxury "There is a certain coldness and indifference in and voluptuousness prevailed over innocence and the phrases of our European languages, when religion, this form of worship degenerated into they are compared with the oriental forms of tragedies; in which however the chorus so far ipetch; ard it happens very luckily, that the remembered its first office, as to brand every "Hebrew idioms run inintie English iongue with , thing that was vicious, and recommend every a particular grace and beauty. Our language thing that was laudable, to intercede with head125 received innumerable elegancies and im ven for the innocent, and to implore įts venprovements, from that intution of Hebraisms, geance on the criminal, which are derived to it out of the poetical par Homer and Hefiod intimate to us how this art fres in Holy Writ. They give a force and ener. should be applied, when they represent the sy to our expression, walang and animate our Muses as surrounding Jupiter, and warbling their

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hymns about his throne. I might fhew from in • another sort of people who seem designed for sonumerable passages in ancient writers, not only « litude, those I mean who have more to hide than that vocal and inftrumental mufic were made use to thew: As for my own part, I am one of those of in their religious worship, but that their molt • of whom Seneca fays, Tam umbratiles sunt, ut favourite diversions were filled with songs and putent in turbido effe quicquid in luce eft. Some hymns to their respective deities. Had we fre men, like pictures, are fitter for a corner than quent entertainments of this nature among us,

a full light; and I believe such as have a natural they would not a little purify and exalt our paf bent to folitude, are like waters which may be

« forced into fountains, and exalted to a great fions, give our thoughts a proper turn, and cherifh those divine impulses in the soul, which every height, may make a much nobler figure, and a one feels that has not stifled them by sensual and a much louder noise,but after all run more smoothimmoderate pleasures.

ly, equally and plentifully, in their own natural Music, when thus applied, raises noble hints • course upon the ground. The confideration of in the mind of the hearer, and fills it with great this would make me very well contented with the conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and ad • poffeffion only of thật quiet which Cowley calls vances praise into rapture, it lengthens out every the companion of obscurity; but whoever ha; act of worship, and produces more lasting and

" the Muses too for his companions, can never be permanent impresions in the mind, than those • idle enough to be uneasy. Thus, Sir, you see I which accompany any transient form of words would flatter myself into a good opinion of my that are uttered in the ordinary method of reli- own way of living: Plutarch just now told me, gious worship.

! that it is in human life as in a game at tables, ! one may with he had the highest caft, but if « his chance be otherwise he is even to play it as

well as he can, and make the best of it. N° 406. MONDAY, JUNE 16.

I am, SIR,

Your most obliged, Hac ftudia adolescentiam alunt, senetiutem oblefiant,

" and most humble servant.' secundas res ornant, adverfas folatium .perfugium præbent; delectant donii, non impediunt foris ;

Mr. Spectator, pernociant nobifcum, peregrinantur, ruflicantur.

HE town being so well pleased with the fine TULL.

• spired the Laplander to paint in the ode you These studies improve youth: delight old age;

• lately printed; we were in hopes that the ingeare the ornament of prosperity and refuge of

nious translator would have obliged it with the adversity; please at home; are no incumbrance

6 other also which Scheffer has given us, but since abroad; lodge with us; travel with us, and re

he has not, a much inferior hand has ventured to tire into the country with us.

6 send

you

this, "HE following letters bear a pleasing image

• It is a custom with the northern lovers to di. of the joys and satisfactions of a private

vert themselves with a song, whilst they journey life. The first is from a gentleman to a friend,

through the fenny moors to pay a visit to their for whom he has a very great respect, and to

• mittrelles. This is addressed by the lover to his whom he communicates the satisfaction he akes

rain-deer, which is the creature that in that in retirement; the other is a letter to me occa. country supplies the want of horses. The cirfioned by an ode written by my Lapland lover,

• cumstances which successively present themselves this correspondent is so kind as to translate ano

to him in his way, are, I believe you will think, ther of Scheffer's songs in a very agreeable man

• naturally interwoven. The anxiety of absence, I publish them together, that the young

• the gloominess of the roads, and his refolution and old may find something in the same paper

of frequenting only those, fince those only can which may be suitable to their respective tastes tarry him to the object of his defires; the difin folitude; for I know no fault in the descrip

• satisfaction he expresses even at the greatest swifttion of ardent desires, provided they are honour

o nels with which he is carried, and his joyful able.

o surprise at an unexpected light of his mistress as

• The is bathing, seem beautifully described in the Dear Sir,

6 original. COU have obliged me with a very kind let

• If all those pretty images of rural nature are ter; by which I find you thit the scene

6 lost in the imitation, yet possibly you may think Sot your life from the town to the country, and

• fit to let this supply the place of a long letter, Senjoy that mixt ftate which wise men both de

6 when want of leifure or indisposition for writing " light in, and are qualified for. Methinks most

• will not permit our being entertained by your r of the philosophers and moralists have run too

own hand. I proposo such a time, because though 6 much into extremes, in praising entirely either

it is natural to have a fondness for what one does folitude or public life; in the former, men ge

o one's self, yet I assure you I would not have any 6 nerally grow useless by too inuch rest, and in the thing of mine displace a lingle line of yours.' latter, are destroyed by too much precipitation :

I. o as waters, lying fill, putrify and are good for 6. Hafte, my rain-deer, and let us nimbly go « nothing; and running violently on, do but the “ Our am'rous journey through this dreary,

more mischief in their passage to others, and are 6 fwailowed up and lost the sooner themselves. : “ Haft my rain-deer! still still thou art too flow.

Those who, like you, can make themselves use “ Impetuous love demands the lightning's haite. ful to all fiates, should be like gentle streams,

II. " that not only glide through lonely vales and 66 Around us far the rushy moors are spread: • foresis amidst the flocks and thepherds, but vifit “ Soon will the sun withdraw his chearful

ray: s populous towns in their course, and are at once 46 Darkling and tir’d we thall the marshes tread, of ornament and service to them. But there is

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eft argument he can make use of. They keep « The wat'ry length of these unjoyous moors the audience awake, and fix their attention to

" Does all the How'ry meadows pride excel; what is delivered to them, at the same time that 6 Through these 1 Ay to her my foul adores; they shew the speaker is in earnest, and affected 6 Ye flow'ry meadows, empty pride, farewel. himself with what he so passionately recommends

to others. Violent gesture and vociferation natuu Each moment from the charmer I'm confin'd, rally make the hearts of the ignorant, and fill

“ My breast is tortur'd with impatient fires ; them with a kind of religious horror. Nothing « Fly, my rain-deer, fly swifter than the wind, is more frequent than to see women weep and “ Thy tardy feet wing with my fierce defires. tremble at the fight of a moving preacher, thougli V.

he is placed quite out of their ring; as in « Our plealing toil will then be foon o'erpaid,

England we very frequently see people lulled “ And thou, in wonder loft, thall view my fáir, afleep with folid and elaborate discourses of piety, 66 Admire each feature of the lovely maid, who would be warmed and transported out of " Her artless charms, her bloom, her fprightlý themfelves by the bëllowing and distortions of

enthufiafm. VI.

If nonsense, when accompanied with such an « But lo! with graceful motion there the swims, emotion of voice and body, has such an influence

« Gently removing each ambitious wáve; on men's minds, what might we not expect from # The crogding waves transported clasp her limbs: many of those admirable discourfes which are 6 When, when, oh when thail I such freedom printed in our tongue, were they delivered with " have!

a becoming fervour, and with the most agreeable VII.

graces of voice and gesture? " In vain, ye envious Areams, fo fast ye flow, We are told that the great Latin orator very

" To hide her from a lover's ardent gaze: much impaired his health by this laterum contentio, « From every touch you more transparent grow, this vehemence of action, with which he used to And all reveal'd the beauteous wanton plays.' deliver himlelf. The Greek orator was likewise

T so very famous for this particular in rhetoric,

that one of his antagonists, whom he had banish

ed from Athens, reading over the oration which N° 407. TUESDAY, JUNE 17.

had procured his banidiment, and seeing his

friends admire it, could not forbear asking them, mabeft facundis gratia diftis.

if they were so much affected by the bare reading Ovid. Met. 1. 13. v, 123. of it, how much more they would have been

alarmed, had they, heard him actually throwing Eloquent words a graceful manner want.

out fucli a storm of eloquence. Mcharacter to the Englith

nation

, whatever thefe two great men, does an orator often make vices they ascribe to it, allow in general, that the

at the British bar, holding up his head, with the people are naturally modeft. It proceeds per- most insipid ferenity, and stroking the sides of a haps from this our national virtue, that our ora- long wig that reaches down to his middle? The tors are observed to make use of less gesture or truth of it is, there is often nothing more ridicuaction than those of other countries. Our preachi- lous than the gestures of an English speaker; you ers stand stock ftill in the pulpit, and will not see some of them running their hands into their so much as move a finger to set off the best fer- pockets as far as ever they can thrust them, and mons in the world. We meet with the same others looking with great attention on a piece of speaking statues at our bars, and in all public paper that has nothing written in it; you may places of debate. Our words flow from us in a fee ma.y a smart rhetorician turning his hat in Imooth continued stream, without those ftruin- his hands, inoulding it into several different cocks, ings of the voice, motions of the body, and ma. examining sometimes the lining of it, and somejesty of the hand, which are so much celebrated times the button, during the whole course of his in the orators of Greece and Rome. We can harangue. A deaf man would think he was talk of life and death in cold blood, and keep our cheapening a beaver, when perhaps he is talking temper in a discourse which turns upon every of the fate of the British nation. I remember thing that is dear to us. Though our zeal breaks when I was a young man, and used to frequent put in the finest tropes and figures, it is not able Westminster-hall, there was a counsellor who to stir a limb about us. I have heard it observed

never pleaded without a piece of pack-thread in more than once by thofe who have seen Italy, that his brand, which he used to twist about a thumb an untravelled Englishman cannot relish all the or a finger all the while he was speaking: the beauties of Italian pictures, because the postures wags of those days used to call it the thread of his which are expreffed in them are often such as are discourse, for he was not able to utter a word peculiar to that country. One who has not seen without it. One of his clients who was more an Italian in the pulpit, will not know what to merry than wise, ftole it from him one day in the make of that noble gesture in Raphael's picture midit of his pleading; but he had better have let of St. Paul preaching at Athens, where the apostle it alone, for he lost his caụfe by his jeft. is reprefented as lifting up both his arms, and I have all along acknowledged myself to be a pouring out the thunder of his rhetoric amidit dumb man, and therefore may be thought a very an audience of Pagan philosophers.

improper person to give rules for oratory; but I It is certain that proper gestures and vehement believe every one will agree with me in this, that exertions of the voice cannot be too much studied we ough: either to lay aside all kinds of gefturę, by a public orator. They are a kind of com. (which seem to be very suitable to the genius of ment to what he utters, and enforce every thing our nation) or at leaft to make use of such on!y ke fays, with weak hearers, better than the strong as me gracefut and expreffive.

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nature prevail, they speak him of the angel; No 408. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18. . if hatred, cruelty, and envy predominate, they

declare his kindred to the bruge. Hence it Decet affeétus animi neque fe nimium erigere, nec fuh. I was that some of the ancients imagined, that jacere ferviliter.

TULL, de Finibus. pas men in this life inclined more to the angel

or the brute, so after their death they thould We thould keep our passions from being exalted

? transınigrate into the one or the other; and it above measure, or servilely depress’d.

would be no unpleasant notion to consider the "Mr. Spectator

ftveral species of brutes, into which we may speculations, as well in regard of the fub. ? cious, and ill-natured might be changed. jed, as to your manner of treating is. Human

As a consequence of this original, all passions • nature I always thought the most useful object are in all men, but appear not in all; conftitue ļof human reason, and to make the confideration • tion, education, custom of the country, rea! of it pleasant and entertaining, I always thought

fon, and the like causes, may improve or • the best employment of human wit : other parts

abate the strength of them, but still the feeds { of philofophy may perhaps. make us wiser, but

remain, which are ever ready to sprout forth ! this not only answers that end, but makes us upon the leait encouragement. I have heard « better too. Hence it was that the oracle pro

a Itory of a good religious man, who, having ! nounced Socrates the wiseft of all men living,

been bred with the milk of a goat, was very • because he judiciously made choice of human modeft in public by a careful reflection he nature for the object of his thoughts; an in

? made on his actions, but he frequently had an quiry into which as much exceeds all other hour in secret, wherein he had his frisks and Icarning, as it is of more confequence to adjust capers; and if we had an opportunity of exthe true nature and measures of right and amining the retirement of the strictest philo. wrong, than to settle the distance of the planets, sophers, no doubt but we thould find perpetual and compute the times of their circumvolu. returns of those passions they fo artfully contions,

( ceal íroin the public. I remember Machiavel • One good effect that will immediately arise observes, that every state should entertain a

from a mere observation of human nature, is, 'perpetual jealousy of its neighbours, that so it " that we shall cease to wonder aç thofe actions Thould never be unprovided when an emergency (which men are used to reckon wholly unac ! happens; in like manner should reason be per· countable; for as nothing is produced without petually on its guard against the passions, and

a cause, so by observing the nature and course never suffer them to carry on any design that

of the passions, we shall be able to trace every may be destructive of its security; yet at the i action from its first conception to its death. "same time it must be careful, that it do not so We shall no more admire at the proceedings of

< far break their strength as to render them coni Catiline or Tiberius, when we know the one (temptible, and consequently itself unguarded. ! was actuated by a cruel jealousy, the other by a i The underttanding being of itself too flow

furious ambition : for the actions of men fol " and lazy to exert itself into action, it is necef• low their passions as naturally as light does fary it should be put in motion by the gentle S heat, or as any other effect Auws from its gales of the passions, which may preserve it ( caufe: reason must be employed in adjusting from ftagnating and corruption; for they are

the passions, but they must ever remain the (neceffary to the health of the mind, as the cirs principles of action.

(culation of the animal spirits is to the health The strange and abfurd variety that is so ap of the body; they keep it in life, and strength, parent in mens acțions, fews plainly they can " and vigour; nor is it possible for the mind to I never proceed immediately from reason ; fo perform its offices without their assistance:

pure a fountain emits no such troubled waters : these motions are given us with our being; they • they must necessarily arise from the passions, are little fpirits that are born and die with us; o which are to the mind as the winds to a ship, to come they are mild, easy and gentle, to others ( they only can move it, and they too often de wayward and unruly, yet never too strong for stroy it; if fair and gentle, they guide it into < the reins of reason and the guidance of judgthe harbour; if contrary and furious, they over

I ment. set it in the wavęs: in the same manner is the "We may generally observe a pretty nice pro. mind affifted or endangered by the passions ; portion between the strength of reason and reason must then take the place of pilot, and pasion; the greatest geniuses have commonly

can never fail of fecuring her charge if we be " the strongest affections, as, on the other hand, o not wanting to herself: the ftrength of the the weaker understandings have generally the

pafsions will never be accepted as an excuse ( weaker passions; and it is fit the fury of the

for complying with them; they were detigned courfers Mould not be too great for the strength ' for subjection, and if a man suffers them to of the charioteer. Young men whose passions

get the upper hand, he then betrays the liberty are not a little unruly, give small hopes of their r of his own soul.

ever being considerable; the fire of youth will "As nature has framed the several species of of course abate, and is a fault, if it be a fault, ( beings as it were in a chain, so man seems to " that mends every day: but surely unless a man

be placed as the middle link between angels s has fire in youth, he can hardly have warmth

and brutes : hence he participates both of flesh in old age. We must therefore be very cauti. • and spirit by an admirable tie, which in him

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leit while we think to regulate the par. « occasions a perpetual war of passions; and as a (fions, we should quite extinguish them, which <man inclines to the angelic or brute part of his is putting out the light of the soul; for to be

conftitution, he is then denominated good or bad, ' without passion, or to be hurried away with it, virtuous, of wicked; if love, mercy, and good makes a man equally blind, The extraordi

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nary severity used in the most of our schools discern, after the same manner, not only the gea has this fatal effect, it breaks the spring of the neral beauties and imperfections of an author, mind, and most certainly destroys more good but discover the several ways of thinking and geniuses than it can possibly improve. And expressing himself, which diversify him from all surely it is a mighty mistake that the passions other authors, with the several foreign infusions should be so intirely subdued : for little irregu- of thought and language, and the particular aularities are sometines not only to be borne with thors from whom they were borrowed. but to be cultivated too, since they are fre After having thus far explained what is genequently attended with the greatest perfections. rally meant by a fine taste in writing, and shewn

All great geniuses have faults inixed with their the propriety of the metaphor which is used on • virtues, and resemble the flaming bush which this occasion, I think I may define it to be that • has thorns amongst lights.

' faculty of the soul, which discerns the beauties "Since therefore the passions are the principles of an author with pleasure, and the imperfec.. of human actions, we must endeavour to man tions with dislike. If a man would know

age them so as to retain their vigour, yet keep whether he is poflerfed of this faculty, I would o them under strict command; we must govern

have him read over the oelebrated works of an• them rather like free fubjects than tiaves, left, tiquity, which have ftood the test of so many • while we intend to make them obedient, they different ages and countries, or those works ' become abject, and unfit for those great pur- among the moderns which have the sanction of

poses to which they were designed. For my the politer part of our cotemporaries. If upon part I must confess I could never have any re the peruial of such writings he does not find him

gard to that sect of philosophers, who fo much self delighted in an extraordinary manner, or if, ' infifted upon an absolute indifference and va upon reading the adinired passages in such au

cancy from all passion; for it seems to me a thors, he finds a coldness and indifference in his ' thing very inconsistent, for a man to divest thoughts, he ought to conclude, not (as is too • himself of humanity, in order to acquire tran usual among tasteless readers) that the author

quility of mind; and to eradicate the very wants those perfections which have been admired principles of action, because it is possible they in him, but that he himself wants the faculty of may produce ill effects.

discovering them. "I am, SIR,

He mould, in the second place, be very care• Your affectionate admirer, ful to observe, whether he tastes the distinguishz

- T. B. ing perfections, or, if I may be allowed to call

them so, the specific qualities of the author

whom he peruses; whether he is particularly No 409. THURSDAY, JUNE 19.

pleased with Livy, for his manner of telling a

story, with Salluft for his entering into those in-Mufæo contingere cuneta lepore.

ternal principles of action which arise from the

Lucr. lib. 1. v. 933. characters and manners of the persons he deTo grace each subject with enliv’ning wit.

scribes, or with Tacitus for his difplaying those

outward motives of safety and interest, which VRATIAN very often recommends the gave birth to the whole series of transactions

* fine taste,' as the utmost perfection of an which he relates. accomplished man.

He may likewise consider, how differently he As this word arises very often in conversation, is affected by the same thought, which presents I shall endeavour to give some account of it, and itself in a great writer, from what he is when he to lay down rules how we may know whether finds it delivered by a person of an ordinary gewe are poffefsed of it, and how we may acquire nius. For there is as much difference in apprethat fine taste of writing, which is so much talked hending a thought clothed in Cicero's language, of among the polite world.

and that of a common author, as in seeing an Most languages make use of this metaphor, to object by the light of a taper, or by the light of express that faculty of the mind, which diftin- the sun. guishes all the most concealed faults and nicest It is very difficult to lay down rules for the perfections in writing. We may be sure this acquirement of fuch a taste as that I am here metaphor would not have been so general in all speaking of. The faculty must in some degree tongues, had chere not been

very great confor- be born with us, and it very often happens, that mity between that mental taste, which is the fub- those who have other qualities in perfection are ject of this paper, and that fenfitive taste, which wholly void of this. One of the most eminent gives us a relin of every different flavour that mathematicians of the age has assured me, that affects the palate. Accordingly we find, there the greatest pleasure he took in reading Virgil, are as many degrees of refinernent in the intel

was in examining /Eneas his voyage by the lectual faculty, as in the sense, which is marked map; as I question not but many a modern out by this common denomination.

compiler of history would be delighted with lite I knew a person who poffeised the one in so tle more in that divine author than the bare matgreat a perfection, that after having tasted ten ters of fact, different kinds of tea he would distinguith, with But notwithstanding this faculty must in some out seeing the colour of it, the particular sort measure be born with us, there are several mewhich was offered him; and not only so, but thods for cultivating and improving it, and withany two sorts of them that were mixt together out which it will be very uncertain, and of little in an equal proportion: nay, he has carried the use to the person that pofíeffes it. The most naexperiment so far, as upon tasting the compofi. tural method for this purpose is to be conversant ticn of three different forts, to name the parcels among the writings of the most polite authors. from whence the three several ingredients were A man who has any relish for fine writing, either taken, A man of a fine taste in wilting will discovers new beauties, or receives stronger im

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