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ut the other most. I, who do not care " a Farthing for him, had no hard « Task to outvex him. I made Fan
fly, with a very little Encouragement, "cut Capers coupée, and then sink with 6 all the Air and Tenderness imagina" ble. When he performed this, I u observed the Gentleman you know of co fall into the same way, and imitate
as well as he could the despised Fan“ fly. I cannot well give you, who " are so grave a Country Lady, the I6 dea of the Joy we have when we fee " a stubborn Heart breaking, or a “ Man of Sense turning Fool for our « fakes; but this happened to our “ Friend, and I expect his Attendance " whenever I go to Church, to Court, “ to the Play, or the Park. This is a “ Sacrifice due to us Women of Geni
us, who have the Eloquence of Beau
ty, an easie Mein. I mean by an eac'fie Mein, one which can be on oc“casion easily affected: For I must tell
you, dear Jenny, I hold one Maxim, " which is an uncommon one, to wit, “ That our greatest Charms are owing 66 to Affectation. 'Tis to that our Arms
can lodge so quietly juft over our Hips, " and the Fan can play without any
“ Force or Motion but just of the Wrift. " 'Tis to Affectation we owe the pen« five Attention of Deidamia at a Tra6 gedy, the scornful Approbation of “ Dulcimara at
a Comedy, and the " lowly Aspect of Lanquicelfa at a Ser
“ TO tell you the plain Truth, I “ know no Pleasure but in being ad“mired, and have yet never failed of
attaining the Approbation of the Man « whose regard Į had a mind to. You “ see all the Men who make a figure " in the World (as wise a Look as they
are pļeased to put upon the matter) are moved by the fame Vanity as I
What is there in Ambition, but 6 to make other People's Wills depend
upon yours? This indeed is not to be “ aimed at by one who has a Genius “ no higher than to think of being a
very good Housewife in a Gentle5 man's Country Family. The Care 66 of Poultrey and Pigs are great_E
nemies to the Countenance : The
vacant Look of a fine Lady is not “ to be preserved, if the admits any " thing to take up her Thoughes, but « her own dear Person. But I inter
rupt you too long from your Care,
felf from my Conquests.
Your most humble Servant,
GIVE me leave, Mr. SPECT ATOR, to add her Friend's Answer to this Epistle, who is a very discreet ingenious Woman. Dear Gatty,
Take your Rallery in very good
part, and am obliged to you for “ the free Air with which you speak of
your own Gaieties. But this is but a « barren superficial Pleasure ; for indeed, S6 Gatty, we are made for Man, and in “ serious Sadness I must tell you, whe“ther you yourself know it or no, all
these Gallantries tend to no other end " but to be a Wife and Mother as fait SC as you can.
I am, Madam,
Your most obedient Servant.
No 516. Wednesday, Oetober 22.
Immortale odium & nunquam fanabile vulnus. Inde furor vulgo, quod Numina vicinorum Odit uterque locus, quum folos credit habendos Ele Deos quos ipfe colat —
Juv. F all the monstrous Pallions
and Opinions which have O crept into the World, there
is none so wonderful as that
those who profess the common Name of Christians, should pursue each other with Rancour and Hatred for Differences in their way of following the Example of their Saviour. It feems so natural that all who pursue the Steps of any Leader should form themselves after his Manner, that it is impossible to account for Effects so different from what we might expect from those who profess themselves Followers of the highest Pattern of Meekness and Charity, but by ascribing such Effects to the Ambition and Corruption of those who are so audacious, with Souls full
of Fury, to serve at the Altars of the God of Peace.
THE Massacres to which the Church of Rome has animated the ordinary People, are dreadful Instances of the Truth of this Observation; and whoever reads the History of the Irish Rebellion, and the Cruelties which ensued thereupon, will be sufficiently convinced to what Rage poor Ignorants may be worked up by those who profess Holiness, and become Incendaries, and, under the Dilpensations of Grace, promote Evils abhorrent to Nature.
THIS Subject and Catastrophe, which deserve so well to be remarked by the Protestant World, will, I doubt not, be considered by the Reverend and Learned Prelate that Preaches to-morrow before many of the Descendants of those who perished on that lamentable Day, in a manner suitable to the Occafion, and worthy his own great Virtue and Eloquence.
I shall not dwell upon it any further, but only transcribe out of a little Tract, called, The Chriftian Hero, published in 1701, what I find there in honour of the renowned Hero William III. who rescued that Nation from the Repetiti