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Directions to ftudious People for the Pre-
Original Sources of Adultery, &c. ibid.
Decay of Englisa Customs and Manners 17 Mache.natical Correspondence
Ney Criticisms on the celebrated Romance
Melancholy Situation of the English Cot-
The Origin of the Veil, &c. &c.
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Full many a prank,
me)forces himself with- tell you the truth, I am a deviliih odd W
out any ceremony into fellow, to use the words of lady good company (like Doll Snip: I can command more you, gentle readers), transformations than Proteus : I have 'tis but an obvious and more invention than Wilkes, more
a civil question to ask wit than his honour the Justice, and Lim, Who are you, firrah? - Now it is can run faster than Stephen Fox: nay, poffible you might propose a thousand I can occalionally put on two faces, questions to me, all which I could an- like Burke, holding one to the Ivorth fer with greater facility than this and the other to the South one. The only answer i can give is, now white, like Bradhaw, and now that I am Harlequin.
black, like Mungo ; or I can say one Do you ask me then What I am ? thing and mean another, like Lord Well, but neither can I answer that North and all his academy. In short, question. Leave my qualities to the (to cite the words of lady Doll Snip futare time, which will unlock all once more) I can fit perdue at the things ; I Thall display them, one by pent-house of a lord's ear, or glide in one, according to the occasion and at the key-hole of a lady's bed-chamtbe time. Suffice it at present to say, ber jigging about, like a wicked that there is more virtue in my wooden devil as I am, now up the chimney, sword than in the staff of the holy St,' and now among her offences Jerom; that I can transform it occa- above the bed, now below ii, now fionally into a grey-goose-quill — and round it, and now in it. that my ink is possessed of greater Ah! Silvia
thou litele romp power, and of richer qualities, than with a rakila heart and giddy eve
Jan. thou little baggage of adultery and bleed He rides, said I, à l'Eveques fin --- well do I know your inclinations and in the Brunswick taste too. Heato wander : well do I know how much ven bless him --- if he makes as good you love to steal in masquerade into a churchman as his relations make the secret back parlour of a milliner's statesmen, he will be the eighth wonNop, or into the snug bed room on der of the world. In the center of the first fioor : fast as you can trip it the great bow-window, where Prince thither, Harlequin can trip faster, and George and the Earl of Bute (the will be there before you.
Earl of Bute and Prince George, I When a wife too, like Mrs. P. or a mean) used to play at back-gammon, widow, like Mrs. c. Îneaks away I observed the queen and the princess with a favourite half pay captain royal working a flowered waistcoat to ****'s, or to
*****'s, or to for his majesty. Amiable virtue ! said Court, let her remember Harlequin, I, no wonuer that thou art said to be for Harlequin will remember her. divine, for thy charms throw lustre Or when an old gentleman keeps
around even a queen! a young lady, or an old lady keeps a
Chastc as the ificle young gentleman, I wave my wooden That's curdled by the frost from purest snow, weapon over their heads, and in a And hangs on Dian's temple. She has in her twinkling the world will see them in All the contempt of glory, and vain reeming their proner thapes.
Of all the Stoicks; all the truth of Christians, But, left you call me a man of And all their constancy: Modesty was made words alone,' 'tis meet I give you a
When thc was first intended : when she
blushes, Specimen of
actions. Let us begin my
It is the holiest thing to look upon, business at once. On the firit day of the new year,
The purest temple of her sex that e'er
Made Nature a bleft founder. In vain were all being, like other people, in the mood
Our promises, persuasions, Reason's wealth, to rainble, l armed myself with my All that can make the foremoit virtue bende wooden sword, and fallied through To alter her: our arguments, like darts, various places in the metropolis. In Shot in the borom of the boundless air, the firit place, however, let me ob. Are loft, and do not leave the least impresa serve, that my sword is gifted with
fion. uncommon faculties, and is greatly su- But what is become of his M-y? perior to those policfled by the dull I examined the clock-parlour, and the Harliquins of our theatres ; inasmuch watch closet, and the picture-room, as my sword has the power of un- but he was no where. Bless me! masking people and things, and Mew- said I, where is he? - Ah ! (replied ing them in their true characters. a wag, who stood in the corner of a
Being a very loyal subject as well as gallery) do you not know that liis Ma good Harlequin, I supposed it was is a blank in all affairs ? - Nay, (anmy duty to pay my firit visit to St. swered I) for that part, England was James's. I advanced towards the pa- never yet so happy as when its Kjace, waved my sword over my head, wanted a bead. and then touched the outward gate, Not finding any thing more worth and the whole palace flew open to my my attention at the palace, I turned view. The firit place which attracted down into Pall-mall, and stepped over my attention was the royal nursery, to the left to call at Boodle's. I where madam Schellenburg was teach. touched the door with my sword, and ing the Prince of Wales to play at it few open and discovered to me two leap-frog --- By Jehu ! faid I, is this, men fitting at a table.' The one apthe employment of the future king of peared to be a porter, with a knot England ? I had not half digested my upon liis arm ; and the other was a reflection, when the bishop of Osnabrug link-boy. I was a little astonished aitracted my attention to another at this transınutation myself, and woncorner of the room. He was riding dered who it could be who according a wooden horse, which he called Ha- to their real characters ought to have nover; and as the beast, like all the occupied so humble Stations in life. German breed, was rather dull, On drawing near, however, and exheavy, and inactive, he spurred him amining the features closely, I discomot unmercifully, and made his ribs vered the former to be Lord P--mf--t,