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fame. Mrs Diftajs, fays she, you may very well remember the concern I was in upon the sirst notice I took of your regard to that Lord, and, forgive me, who had a tender sriendship for ycur mother (now in the grave) that 1 am vigilant of your conduct. She went on with much sevnity, and after great solicitation prevailed on me to go with her into the country, and there spend the ensuing summer cut of the way of a man she faw I loved, and one whom she perceived meditated my ruin, by frequently desiring her to introduce him to me; which sk« absolutely resused, except he would give his honour that ht had no other design but to marry me. To her country-house a week cr two after we went : There was at the farther end of her garden a kind of wilderness, io the middle of which ran a soft rivulet by an aibour of jed'arr.ine. In this place I usually pufsed rr.y retirid hours and read some romantic or poetical tale urltil th.e dose of the evening. It was r.ear that time in the heat of the summer, when gentle wirds, soft murmurs of water, and notes of nightingales, had given my mind an ir.ddence, which added to that repose of soul twilight and the end of a warm day naturally throws upon the spiris. It was at such an hour, and in such a state of tranquill ty 1 fat, whcn, to my inexpressible amazemeri, I faw my L ,rd walking towards me, whom t knew not until that m ;ment to have been in the country. I could observe in his approach the perplexity which attends a man big with design ; and I bed, while he was coming forua d, time to refl<ct that I.was betrayed ; .the sense of which gave me a resentment suitable to such a baseness: But when he entered into the bower where I was, my heart flew towards him, ar.d, 1 consess, a certain joy came into my mind, with an hope that ,he might thin make a declaration of honour and'passion. This threw my eye upon him with such tenderness, as gave him p wer, with a broken accent, to begin. Madam,

-< Vou wiil wonder—For it is certain, you must have

observed—'—Though I sear you will misinterpret the motives——But by Heaven, and all that is facred! is

you could Here he made a sull fland. and I recovered

power to fay, The consternation I am in you will not,

X i1ope, believe——An helpless innocent maid bV

sides that, the place He faw me in as great consusion

as himself; which attributing to the fame causes, hohad the audaciousness to throw himself at my seet, talk; of the stilness of the evening, and then ran into deisications of my person, pure flames,' constant love, eternal: raptures, and a thoufand other phrases drawn from the images we have of heaven, which all men use for the service of hell, when run over with uncommon vehp. mence. After which he seised me in his arms % His design was too evident. In my utmost distress I sell Upon,

my knees——My Lord, pity me, on my knees- Ore

my knees in the cause of virtue, as you were lately in that of wickedness. Can you think of destroying the labour of a whole lise, the purpose of a long education,, for the base service of a sudden appetite; to throw ore that loves you, that doats on you, out of the company and the road of all that is virtuous and praise-worthy?: Have I taken in all the instructions of piety, religion, and reason, for no other end, but to be the facrisice of lust, and abandoned to scorn r" Assume yourself, mv Lord, and do not attempt to vitiate a temple facred to* innocence, honour, and religion. If I have injured ycur ftab this bosom, and let me die, but not be ruined, by the hand J love. The ardency of my passion made me incapable of uttering more; and I faw my Lover astonished, and reformed by my behaviour: When rushed in Sempror.ia. Ha I faithless base man, could you then, steal out of town, and lurk like a robber about my houie for such brutish purposes t

My Lord was by this time recovered, and sell into x violent lau°hter at the turn which Stnifronra designed t.,give her villainy. He bowed to me with the utmost^.re-, ipect: Mrs. D'lfiaff, slid he, be caresul hetcafft/r of yourcompany; and so retired. The siend Srmpronia congratulated my deliverance with a flood of tea«i.

This Nobleman has since frequently made Ms ac'cVrelSW to me with homur; but I have as often refused' th<*m ;.• as well knowing that familiarity and marriage will make 'him, on some ill natured occasion, call all; 1 faid in the arbour a theatrical action. Besides that, I glory in contemning a man, who had thoughts to my dishonour. If-ituia method we;e the imitation of the whole Sex, rnK- 5 Hocerii* siocetite would b* the only dress of beauty ; and all afsectation, by any other arts to please the eyes of menv. would be bauishi-d to the stews sor ever. The conquest of paffion. gives ten times mote happiness than we can Kap from the gratisication of it; and she, that has got over such a cue as mine, will stand among Beaux and", fretty Fellows, with as much fasety as in, 4 summer's, 4ay among grafhoppers and butterflies. Jf° 34. Tuesday, June 2S, 1709^

P. S. I have ten millions of things onpre against mep*, if I ever get the peri again,

St. ^sl/w^'s Cofiee-housey June 24..

Our last advices from. the. tiegtu, dated the twentyeighth ' instant, N. S. lay, that on, the twenty-sifths au squadron of Dutch men of war failed out of the. Texel, to join Admiral Beaker at fyilbead.. The twenly-suth ws» «')served as a. day of failing and humiliation, to implore a blessing on the arms of the.Allies this ensujng campaign. Letters from Drejden are very, particular in the account of the gallantry and magnisicence, in which that Court has appeared sin.ee the arrival of the King of Denmarl, No day.has pasted in which publics shows have not been exhibited for his entertainment and diversi/m: The last of that kind which is mentioned is a Caroufal, wherein many of: the youib, of the sirst Quality, dressed in the n.oll splendid manner, ran for the prize. HisDanijh Majesty condescended to the fame; but having observed that there was a design laid to throw it in hj* .way, pasted by. without attempting to gain, it.. TJie Court.of.Dresdtn was preparing to accompany his D<*n<foMajesty to Potjdatx, where, the expectation of-an interview of th,ree Kings had drawn together such multitudes. oXpeople, that many persons of distinction will be obliged to lie in tents,, as long as those.Courts tpntinue in that.

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By Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire.

White's Chocolate-house, June If.

HA V 1N G taken upon me to cure all the distem-pers which proceed from affections of the mind,. I have laboured,, since 1 f;rst kept' this public Mage, to, do all the good I:could, and have persected many cures at my own lodgings; caresully avoiding the common' method of mountebanks, to do their moil eminent operations in sight of the people; but must be Ib just to my Patients as to declare, they have testisied- under their hands their sense of my poor abilities, and- the eond I have done them,, which I publish for the benesit of the world, and pot out of any thoughts of private advantage..

1 have cured line Mrs. Spry of a great impersection ki her eyes, which made her eternally rolling; them tion one coxcomb to anotherin public places, in fo lan* Li fting a manner, that it at once lessened her-own power, and her. beholders vanitys Twenty drops of my ink,, placed.in certain letters on which she attentively looked for half an hour, have restored her to the true use of hersight; which is, to guide,, and not misk-ad us. Everr since she took the liquor, which I call Bicierjiaff's Circumspection-water, she looks right forward, and can bear being looked at for half a day without returning one glance. This water has a peculiar virtue in it, which makes it the only true cosmetic or beauty-wash in the world: The nature of it is such, that if you go to a glass with a design to admire your face, it immediately changes it into downright deformity. If you consult it" only to look with a better countenance upon your friends,, it- immediately gives an alacrity to the vifage, and new grace to the whole person. There is indeed a gread deal K. 6 owing; owing to the constitution of the person to whom it }s applied: Jt is in vain to give it when the Patient is in-the T.igc o'f the distemper; aBricTe in her sirst month, a Lady loon after her husband's being knighted, or any person or either Sex, who has lately.obtained any new sorttrfle or preserment, must be prepared some time besore they use it. It has an effect upon others, as well as the patient,' when it is taken in due sorm. Lady Petulant has by the use of it cured her'buiband of jealousy, and Lady Gad her whole neighbourhood of detraction.

The fame of these things, added to my being an old sellow, makes me extremely acceptable to the fair Sex. You would hardly believe me, when I tell you there is not a man in town so much their delight as myself. They make no more of visiting me, than going to Madam D'Epingle'i; there were two of them, namely, Damia and CUdamira, {I assure you women of distinction) who came to see me this morning in their way to prayers; ano' being in a very diverting humour, (as innocence always makes people chearsul) they would needs have me, according to the distinction of pretty and very pretty Fellows, insorm them, if I thought either of them had a title to the very pretty among those of their own Sex j and if I did, which was the more deserving of the two?

'so put them to the trial, look ye, faid I, I must notTashS' give my judgment in matters of this importance; pray let me see you dance, I play upon the kit. They immediately sell back to the lower end of the room (you may be sure they curtsied Inw enough to me) and began. Never were two in the world so equally- matched, andiboch scholars to my- name-fake Isaac. Never was man in so dangerous a condition as myself, when they began' to expand their charms. Oh! Ladies, Ladies, cried I» »ot half that air, you will sire the house. Both smiled; for by the by, there is no carrying a metaphor too far, when a Lady's charms are spoke of. Somebody, I think, has called a sine woman dancing, a brandished torch of beauty. These rivals moved with such an agreeable freedom, that'you would believe their gesture was the Tr ceslary effect of the music, and not the product of skill aud practise. Now Clidamira cime on with a croud of graces,, ana demanded my judgment with so sweet an

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