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NO515

Tuesday, October 21.

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mibi Monuise frustra

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Mr. SPECTATOR,

Am obliged to you for

printing the Account I I

lately sent you of a Coquet who disturbed a sober Con

gregation in the City of «

London. That Intelligence ended at her taking Coach, and bidding the Driver go where he knew. I could not leave her so, but dogged her, as hard as she drove, to St. Paul's Churchyard, where there was a stop of s Coaches attending Company coming $

out of the Cathedral. This gave me opportunity to hold up a Crown to Cher Coachman, who gave me the Sig.

nal, that he would hurry on, and 'make no haste, as you know the way is when they favour a Chase. By bis many kind Blunders, driving aganft

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other Coaches, and flipping of his "Tackle, I could keep up with him, and lodged my fine Lady in the Parish of St. James's. As I guessed when • I first saw her at Church, her business is to win Hearts and throw them away, regarding nothing but the Triumph. I have had the happiness, by tracing her through all with whom I heard The was acquainted, to find one who was intimate with a Friend of mine, and to be introduced to her • Notice. I have made so good Use of

my Time, as to procure from that Intimate of hers one of her Letters,

which she writ to her when in the Country. This Epistle of her own may serve to alarm the World against

her in ordinary Life, as mine, I hope, • did those, who shall behold her at Church. The Letter was written last Winter to the Lady who gave

it and I doubt not but you will find

it the Soul of a happy felf-loving Dame, that takes all the Admiration she can meet with, and returns none of it in Love to her Admi

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Dear Jenny,
I

Am glad to find you are likely to

be disposed of in Marriage so much " to your approbation as you tell me. “ You fay you are afraid only of me, for “ I shall laugh at your Spouse's Airs. I “beg of you not to fear it, for I am - too nice a Discerner to laugh at any, " but whom most other People think “ fine Fellows; fo that your Dear may 6 bring you hither as foon his Horses « are in cafe enough to appear in Town, « and you be very fafe against any Ral“ lery you may apprehend from me;

for I am surrounded with Coxcombs " of my own making, who are all ridi( culous in a manner your Good-man, " I presume, cannot exert himself. As " Men who cannot raise their Fortunes, " and are uneafie under the Incapacity “ of thining in Courts, rail at Ambiti" on; so do aukward and infipid Wo"men, who cannot warm the Hearts " and charm the Eyes of Men, rail at 6. Affectation : But the that has the Joy “ of seeing a Man's Heart leap into his

Eyes at beholding her, is in no pain “ for want of Etteem among the Crew “ of that part of her own Sex, who

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« have no Spirit but that of Envy, and

“ nb Language but that of Maliće. I 10 66 do not in this, I hope, express my

“c felf insensible of the Merit of Leoda kt cia, who lowers her Beauty to all but

- her Husband, and never spreads hér s. • Charms but to gladden him who has

" a right to them : I say, I do Honour “ to those who can be Coquets, and " are not such ; but I despise all who 66 would be so, and in despair of arri

ving at it themselves, hate and vilify 66 all those who can. But, be that as it “ will, in answer to your Délire of “ knowing my History: One of my “ chief present Pleasures is in Coun

try-Dances; and, in obedience to me, " as well as the Pleasure of coming up " tò me with a good Grace, shewing € themselves in their Address to others " in my Presence, and the like Oppor6 tunities, they are all Proficients, that

way: And I had the Happiness of be“ ing the other Night where we made “ fix Couple and every Woman's Partner " was a professed Lover of mine. The " wildest Imagination cannot form to " it self on any occasion, higher Dea “ light than I acknowledge my felf to "" have been in all that Evening: I

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“ chose out of my Admirers a Set of Men “ who moft love me, and gave

them “ Partners of such of my own Sex who “ most envyed me.

“ MY way is, when any Man who 5 is my Admirer pretends to give him“self Airs of Merit, as at this time a “ certain Gentleman you know did, to “ mortify him by favouring in his Pre“ sence the most insignificant Creature "I can find. At this Ball I was led in 6 to the Company by pretty Mr. Fan

fly, who, you kņow, is the most ob:“ sequious, well-shaped, well-bred Wo. « man's Man in Town. I at first En“ trance declared him my Partner if I

danced at all, which put the whole 166 Affembly into a Grin, as forming no 66 Terrors from such a Rival. But we " had not been long in the Room, be" fore I overheard the meritorious Gen6 tleman above-mentioned say with an « Oath, There is no Rallery in the “ Thing, she certainly loves the Pup

py. My Gentleman, when we were « dancing, took an occasion to be very « soft in his Ogling upon a Lady he c danced with, and whom he knew of 66 all Women I love most to outshine. “ The Contest began who should plague

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