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spondents; Letters from a Lover

and young Lady

582. On the ltch of Writing

583. Duty of being usefully employed-

on Planting

584. Story of Hilpa

585. The same concluded

586. The Use of Dreams

587. The Vision of Hearts


588. On Self-love and Benevolence

..... GROVE.

589. On Planting-Folly of destroying



590. On Eternity

...... ADDISON.
591. Questions and Cases of Love
592. Dramatic Improvements - Criti-

...... ADDISON.

593. On Dreams, how to be improved... BYROM.

594. On Calumny


595. On the Abuse of Metaphors..........

596. Distresses of a very amorous Gen.


597. The Dreams of various Correspon.

598. On a merry and serious Cast of
Temper ......

599. The Cave of Trophonius, a Dream UNKNOWN.
600. Various Opinions of future Happi-

601. On Benevolence-Causes which
obstruct it

602. Advantages of an Air of Importance
in making Love.

........................... UNKNOWN.
603. Phæbe, a Poem

........ BYROM.
604. On a Desire of knowing future

605. A difficult Case in Love resolved...



606. Embroidery recommended to the

........ UNKNOWN.
607. Qualities necessary to make Mar-

riage happy-the Flitch of Bacon

608. List of Persons who demanded the

Flitch of Bacon

609. Letters, on the improper Dress of

young Clergymen-On Antipa-

thies Against Embroidery

610. Applause of Men not to be re.

garded-Story of Gyges

611. Letter from a Lady insulted by her

Seducer-Reflections on the Sub-


612. On the Pride of Genealogy

613. Letters, on Ambition-Eloquence

of Beggars-from a Lady marked

by the Small-pox

614. Questions on Widows, answered by

the Love Casuist - Custom of


615. On Fear
616. On vulgar Phrases-Specimen ......
617. On strained and pompous Phrases


618. On epistolary Poetry

619. Answers to various Correspondents

620. The Royal Progress, a Poém TICKELL.

621. On Improper Pride

...... UNKNOWN.

622. Memoirs of an honest Country Gen-


623. Account of the Custom of Enborne

624. Division of Mankind into Classes

Pursuits of Avarice, Ambition, &c.

625. Questions in Love solved by the

Love Casuist

626. On Novelty .............................. GROVE.
627. Letter to Zelinda from her Lover-
his Death

......... UNKNOWN
628. On Eternity

Translation of Cato's Soliloquy BLAND.
629. Absurd Claims of Reward ...

......... UNKNOWN
630. Church Music recommended-Im-

Behaviour in Church
631. On Cleanliness
632. Power of Numbers-Grotto Work

-Verses on a Grotto........
633. On Oratory - Advantages from
Christianity .......

634. On aiming at Perfection .... UNKNOWN.
635. Enlargement of the Powers of the
Mind in a future State




N° 567. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1714.

Inceptus clamor frustrutur hiantes.

VIRG. Æn. vi. 493.

The weak voice deceives their gasping throats.


I HAVE received private advice from some of my correspondents, that if I would give my 'paper a general run, I should take care to season it with scandal. I have indeed observed of late, that few

rritings sell which are not filled with great names and illustrious titles. The reader generally casts his eye upon a new book, and if he finds several letters separated from one another by a dash, he buys it up and peruses it with great satisfaction. An M and an h, a T and an r,* with a short line

* M and h means Marlborough, and T and an r means Treasurer.

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between them, has sold many an insipid pamphlet. Nay, I have known a whole edition go off by virtue of two or three well-written &c

A sprinkling of the words • faction, Frenchman, papist, plunderer,' and the like significant terms, in an Italic character, have also a very good effect upon the eye of the purchaser; not to mention 'scribbler, liar, rogue, rascal, knave, and villain,' without which it is impossible to carry on a modern controversy.

Our party writers are so sensible of the secret virtue of an inuendo to recommend their productions, that of late they never mention the Q

-t at length, though the speak of them with honour, and with that deference which is due to

hem from every private person. It gives a secret satisfaction to a peruser of these mysterious works, that he is able to decypher them without help, and, by the strength of his own natural parts, to fill up a blank space, or make out a word that has only the first or last letter to it.

Some of our authors indeed, when they would be more satirical than ordinary, omit only the vowels of a great man's name, and fall most unmercifully upon all the consonants.

of writing was first of all introduced by T-m Br—wn,* of facetious memory, who, after having gutted a proper name of all its intermediate vowels, used to plant it in his works, and make as free with it as he pleased, without any danger of the statute.

That I may imitate these celebrated authors, and publish a paper which shall be more taking than ordinary, I have here drawn up a very curious libel, in which a reader of penetration will find a great {eal of concealed satire, and, if he be acquainted

This way

* Tom Brown,

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