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excellency is unvaluable. A faithful friend is In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, "the medicine of life; and they that fear the Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow;

Lord Mall find him.' Whoso feareth the Lord Hait so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about 'fhall direct his friendship aright; for as he is,

thee, ' so thall his neighbour,' that is, his friend, bé There is no living with thee, nor without thee. • also. I do not remember to have met with It is very unlucky for a man to be entangled in a any saying that has pleased me more than that friendship with one, who by these changes and of a friend's being the inedicine of life, to ex- vici?itudes of huinour is sometimes arniable and, press the efficacy of friendship in healing the sometimes odious: and as most men are at fome pains and anguish which naturally cleave to cur times in an admirable frame and disposition of existence in this world; and am wonderfully mind, it should be one of the greateit tasks of pleased with the turn in the last sentence, That wisdom to keep ourselves well when we are fo, ä virtuous man Mall as a blessing meet with a and never to go out of that which is the agreefriend who is as virtuous as himself. There is able part of our character. another saying in the same author, which would have been very much admired in an heathen writer; Forsake not an old friend, for the new

No 69, SATURDAY, MAY ' is not comparable to him: a new friend is as

19. new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it

with pleasure.' With what strength of allu- Hiç segetes, illic veniunt feliciùs kve; fion, and force of thought, has he described the Arborei fætus alibi atque injusja virescunt breaches and violations of friendship? Whofo Gramina. Nonne vides, croceos ut Ťmolus odores, *casteth a stone at the birds, frayeth them away At Chalybes nudi ferrum, virosaque portus

India mittit ebur, molles sua thura Sabæi? and he that upbraideth his friend, breaketh • friendship. Though thou drawelt a fword at Caftorea, Eliadum palmas Epirus equarum ? •'a friend, yet despair not; for there may be a

Continuò has leges æternaque fædera certis reconciliation; except for upbraiding, or pride, Impofuit natura locis

VIRG. Georg. i. 54. or disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous wound; This ground with Bacchus, that with Ceres suits: <for, for these things every friend will depart.' That other loads the trees with líappy fruits; We may observe in this, and several other pre- A fourth with grass, unbidden, decks the ground; cepts in this author, those little familiar instan- Thus Tmolus is with yellow saffron crown'd; ces and illustrations which are so much admired India black ebon and white iv'ry bears; in the moral writings of Horace and Epictetus. And soft Idume weeps her od'rous tcars : There are very beautiful instances of thịs nature Thus Pontus sends her bever stones from far; in the following paffages, which are likewise And naked Spaniards temper steel for war : written upon the same subject : 'Whoso disco- Epirus for th' Elean chariot breeds < vereth secrets, loseth his credit, and Mall never (In hopes of palms) a race of running steeds,

find a friend to his mind. Love thy friend, This is th' original contract; these the laws and be faithful unto him; but if thou bewray- Impos'd by nature, and by nature's cause. eft his secrets, follow no more after him : for

DRYDIN. as a man hath destroyed his enemy, 'fo haft

thou lost the love of thy friend; as one that HERE is no place in town which I fo much "Jetteth a bird go out of his hand, so haft thou love to frequent as the Royal-Exchange. ' let thy friend go, and Malt not get him again; It gives me a secret satisfaction, and, in some « follow after him no more, for he is too far off; meaiure, gratifies my vanity, as I am an Englili• he is as a roe escaped out of the snare. As for man, to see so rich an assembly of country-men

a wound, it may be bound up, and after re and foreigners consulting together upon the pria • viling there may be reconciliation; but he that vate business of mankind, and making this mebewrayeth secrets, is without hope.'

tropolis a kind of Emporium for the whole earth. Among the several qualifications of a good I must confefe I look upon High-Change to be friend, this wise man has very jusly fingled out a great council, in which all considerable naconstancy and faithfulness as the principal: to tions liave their representatives. Factors in the these, others have added virtue, knowledge, dif- trading world are what ambassadors are in the cretion, equality in age and fortune, and as Ci- politic world; they negotiate affairs, conclude cero calls it, Morum Comitas, ' a pleasantness of treaties, and maintain a good.correspondence be

temper.' If I were to give my opinion upon tween those wealthy focieties of men that are di. such an exhausted subject, I Mould join to these vided from one another by seas and oceans, or other qualifications, a certain equability or even- live on the differcit extremities of a continent. ness of behaviour. A man often contracts a I have often been pleased to liear disputes adfriendship with one whom perhaps he does not justed between an inhabitant of Japan and an find out till after a year's conversation; when alderman of London, or to see a subject of the on a sudden fome latent ill humour breaks out Great Mogul entering into a league with one of upon hiin, which he never discovered or suspect- the Czar of Mulcovy. I am inanitely delighted ed at his first entering into an intimacy with in mixing with those several ministers of comhim. There are several persons who in some merce, as they are distinguished by the different certain periods of their lives are inexpresibly walks and different languages: sometimes I am agrecable, and in others as odious and detefta- justled among a body of Arminians: fometimes ble. Martial has given us a very pretty picture I ain lost in a crowd of Jews; and sometimes of one of this species in the following cpigram: make one in a groupe of Dutchmen. 'I an a

Dane, Swede, or Frenchman, at different times; Dificilis, facilis, jucundus, acerbus es iuem, or rather fancy myself like the old philosopher, Neç tecun: poffum vivere, nec fine te.

who, upon being asked wirat countryman he was, Epig. xii, 47, replied, that he was a citizen of the world.

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Though I very frequently visit this busy mul- selves under Indian canopies. My friend Sir An. titude of people, I am known to nobody there drew calls the vineyards of France our Gardens ; but my friend Sir Andrew, who often smiles up- the spice-islands, our hot-beds; the Persians our on me as he sees me bustling in the crowd, but at filk-weavers, and the Chinefe our potters. Nathe same time connives at my presence without ture indeed furnishes us with the bare recessaries taking any further notice of me. There is indeed of life; but traffic gives us a great variety of what a merchant of Egypt, who just knows me by is useful, and at the same time supplies us with fight, having formerly remitted me some money every thing that is convenient and ornamental. to Grand Cairo; but as I am not versed in the Nor is it the least part of this our happiness, that modern Coptic, our conferences go no further whilst we enjoy the remotest products of the north than a bow and a grimace.

and south, we are free from those extremities of This grand scene of business gives me an infinite weather which give them birth: that our eyes variety of solid and substantial entertainments. are refreshed with the green fields of Britain, at As I am a great lover of mankind, my heart natu the same time that our palates are feasted with rally overflows with pleasure at the sight of a fruits that rise between the tropics. prosperous and happy multitude, insomuch thai For these reasons there are not more useful at many public folemnities I cannot forbear ex- members in a commonwealth than merchants. pressing my joy with tears that have stolen down They knit mankind together in a mutual intermy cheeks. For this reason I am wonderfully course of good offices, distribute the gifts of na. delighted to see such a body of men thriving in turc, find work for the poor, and wealth to the their own private fortunes, and at the same time rich, and magnificence to the great. Our English. promoting the public stock; or, in other words, merchant converts the tin of his own country into . raising estates for their own families, by bringing gold, and exchanges his wool for rubies. The into their country whatever is wanting, and car. Mahometans are cloathed in our British manufacrying out of it whatever is superfiuous.

ture; and the inhabitants of the frozen zone, Nature seems to have taken a particular care to warmed with the fleeces of our sheep. disseminate her blessings among the different re. When I have been upon the 'Change, I have gions of the world, with an eye to this mutual in- often fancied one of our kings standing in person, tercourse and traffic among mankind, that the na. where he is represented in effigy, and looking tives of the several parts of the globe might have down upon the wealthy concourse of people with s kind of dependence upon one another, and be which that place is every day filled. In this case, united together by their common interest. Al. how would he be surprised to hear all the lanmost every degree produces something peculiar to guages of Europe spoken in this little spot of his it. The food often grows in one country, and the former dominions, and to see so many private. fauce in another. The fruits of Portugal are cor men, who in his time would have been the vafsals rected by the products of Barbadoes: the infusion of some powerful baron, negotiating like princes of a China plant sweetened with the pith of an for greater sum of money than were formerly to Indian cane. The Philippin islands give a flavour be met with in the Royal Treasury! Trade, withto our European bowls. The single dress of a out enlarging the British territories, has given us woman of quality is often the product of an hun- a kind of additional empire: it has multiply'd the dre d climates. The muff and the fan come to- number of the rich, made our landed estates infigether from the different ends of the earth. The nitely more valuable than they were formerly, and scarf is sent from the torrid zone; and the tip- added to them an accession of other eftates as va.. pet from beneath the pole, The brocade pet- luable as the lands themselves,

с rica: rises ont of the mines of Peru; and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indottan.

N° 70. MONDAY, MAY 21. If we consider our own country in its natural jros; ect, without any of the benefits and advan Interdum vulgus reftum videt. f. ges of commerce, what a barren uncomfortable

Hor. Ep. II. i. 63. spot of earth falls to our share! Natural histori. ans tell us, that no fruit grows originally among

Sometimes the vulgar fee, and judge, aright.

HEN I , with other delicacies of the like nature; that our climate of itself, and without the affiítances of are come from father to fon, and are most in vogue art, can make no further advances towards a among the coumon people of the countries thro' plumb than to a soe, and carries an apple to no which I passed; forit is impossible that any thing greater perfection than a crab; that our melons, Tould be univerfally tasted and approved by a our peaches, our figs, cur apricots, and cherries, multitude, though they are only the rabble of a are strangers among us, imported in different nation, which hath not in it some peculiar aptness ages, and naturalized in our English garders; and to please and gratify the mind of man. Human that they would all degenerate and fall away into

the same in all reasonable creatures; and the tras of our own country, if they were wholly whatever falls in with it, will meet with admirers neglected by the planter, and left to the inercy of amongít readers of all qualities and conditions. our sun and foil. Nor has trafic more enriched Moliere, we are told by Monsieur Boileau, used our vegetable world, than it has improved the to read all his comedies to an old woman, who was whole face of nature among us. Our hips are his house-keeper, as she sat with him at her work Baden with the harvest of every climate : our by the chimney-corner; and could foretel the suctables are stored with spices, and oils, and cess of his play in the theatre, from the reception wines; our rooms are filled with pyramids of it met at his fire side: for he tells us the audience China, and adorned with the workmanship of Ja- always followed the old woman, and never failed pan : pur morning's draught comes to us from to laugh in the same place. the remoteft corners of the earth : we repair our I know nothing whích more news the essential Lodies by the drugs of America, and repose our and inherent perfection of simplicity of thought


above that which I call the gothic manner in wri.. of Greece; and for this reason Valerius Fluccas ting, than this, that the first pleafes all kinds of and Statius, who were both Romans, might be palates, and the latter only such as have formed juftly derided for having chosen the expedition of to themselves a wrong artificial taste upon little the Golden Fleece, and the Wars of Thebes, for fanciful authors and writers of epigrams. Hoc the subjects of their epic writings. mer, Virgil, or Milton, so far as the language of The poet before us has not only found out an their poems is understood, will please a reader of hero in his own country, but raises the reputation plain common sense, who would neither relish of it by several beautiful incidents. The English nor comprehend an epigram of Martial, or a po. are the first who take the field, and the last who em of Cowley; ro, on the contrary, an ordinary quit it. The English bring only fifteen hundred song or ballad that is the delight of the common to the battle; the Scotch, two thousand. The people, cannot fail to please all such readers as English keep the field with fifty-three; the Scotch are not unqualified for the entertainment by their retire with fifty-five: all the rest on each side beaffectation or ignorance; and the reason is plain, ing fiain in battle. But the most remarkable cirbecause the same paintings of nature which re cumstance of this kind, is the different manner in commend it to the most ordinary reader, will ap- which the Scotch and English kings receive the pear beautiful to the most refined.

news of this fight, and of the great mens deaths The old song of Chevy-Chase is the favourite who commanded in it. ballad of the common people of England; and

" This news was brought to Edinburgh, Ben Jonson used to say he had rather have been the author of it than of all his works. Sir Philip " That brave earl Douglas suddenly

"Where Scotland's king did reigni, Sidney, in his discourse of poetry, speaks of it in

" Was with an arrow Nain. the following words: 'I never heard the old song ' of Piercy and Douglas, that I found not my 'O heavy news, king James did say; « heart more moved man with a trumpet: and yet

" Scotland can witness be, r it is sung by fome blind crowder with no rougher I have not any captain more ( voice than rude ftile; which being so evil appa

"Of such account as ho. relled in the dust and cobweb of that uncivil

Like tidings to King Henry came age, what would it work trimmed in the gor

. Within as short a space, geous eloquence of Pindar?'' For my own part

(That Piercy of Northumberland 'I am so professed an admirer of this antiquated

(Was Nain in Chevy-Chare. rong, that I shall give my reader a critique upon it, without any further apology for so doing. « Now God be with him, said our king,

The greatest modern critics have laid it down < Sith 'twill no better be, as a rule, that an heroic poem should be founded I trust I have within my realm upon some important precept of morality, adapted Five hundred as good as he. to the constitution of the country in which the

« Yet sall not Scot nor Scotland say poet writes. Homer and Virgil have formed their

But I will vengeance take, plans in this view. As Greece was a collection

• And be revenged on them all of many governments, who suffered very much

. For brave lord Piercy's sake. among themselves, and gave the Persian emperor, who was their common enemy, many advantages

This vow full well the king perform'd over them by their mutual jealousies and animo. After on Humble.down, fities, Homer, in order to establish among them an ' In one day fifty knights were sain, union, which was so necessary for their safety,

• With lords of great renown. grounds his poem upon the discords of the several

And of the rest of finall account Grecian princes who were engaged in a confede

Did many thousands die, &c.' racy against an Afiatic prince, and the several advantages which the enemy gained by such their At the same time that our poet shews a laudable discords. At the time the poem we are now partiality to his countrymen, he represents the treating of was written, the diffentions of the ba- Scots after a manner not unbecoming so bold and rons, who were then so many petty princes, ran

brave a people. very high, whether they quarrelled among them

Earl Douglas on a milk-white steed, selves, or with their neighbours, and produced un " Most like a barɔn bold, speakable calamities to the country: the poet, to "Rode foremost of the company, deter men from such unnatural contentions, de

" Whose armour thone like gold.' scribes a blocdy battle and dreadful scene of death, occafioned by the mutual feuds which His sentiments and actions are every way suitable reigned in the families of an English and Scotch to an hero. One of us two, says he, must die: I nobleman, That he designed this for the instruc. am an earl as well as yourself, so that you can tion of his poem, we may learn from his four last liave no pretence for refusing the combat: how. lines, in which, after the example of the modern ever, says he, 'tis pity, and indeed would be a tragediaos, he draws from it a precept for the be- fin, that so many innocent men should perish for nefit of his readers.

our sakes; rather let you and I end our quarrel

in single fight. God save the king, and bless the land • In plenty, joy, and peace;

• Ere thus I will out-braved be, And grant henceforth that foul debate

• One of us two shall die; 'Twixt noblemen may cease.'

" I know thee well, an earl thou art,

• Lord Piercy, so am I..
The next point observed by the greatest heroic po.
ets, hath been to celebrate persons and actions ? But trust me, Piercy, pity it were,
which do honour to their country: thus Virgil's * And great offer.ce, to kill
hero was the founderof Rome; Homer's a prince

Any of these our harmless men,
! For they have done no ill.



• Let thou and I the battle try,

' Christ! my very heart doth bleed And let our men aside;

" With sorrow for thy lake; • Accurit belie, Lord Piercy said,

« For sure a more renowned knight . By whoin this is deny'di.

( Mischance did never take.' When thce brave men had distinguished them. That beautiful line, Taking the dead man by the selves in the battle, and in tinglecoinbat with each hand, will put the reader in mind of Æneas's beother, in the midit of a generous parley, full of haviour towards Lausus, whoin he himself had heroic fentiments, the Scotch earl fals; and with sain as he came to the refcus of his aged father. his dyin, words encourages his men to revenge At verò ut vultum vidit inɔrientis, & ora, his death, representing to them, as the most Ora wodis tinchiliades pallentia miris ; bitter circumtance of it, that his rival saw him Ingemuit, mijerans graviter, dextramque tetendit,

Æn. X. 822. • With that there carne an arrow keen

The pious prince beheld young Lausus dead; "Out of an Engliin bow,

He griev'd, he wept; then grasp'd his hand and 6 Which ftruck earl Douglas to the heart

said, &c.

DRYDEN. ' A deep and deadly blow.

I shall take another opportunity to consider the " Who never spoke more words than these,

other parts of this old song. • Fight on my merry men all, • For why, iny life is at an end, Lord Piercy sees my fail.'

N° 71. TUESDAY, MAY 22. Merry Men in the language of those times, is no

- Scribere juffit amor. Ovid. Epift. iv. 10. more than a chea ful word for companions and fellow-foldiers. A passage in the eleventh book

Love bid me write, of Virgil's Æneids is very much to be adınired, THE intire conguest of our passions is so diffiwhero Camilla in her last agonies, instead of cult a work, that they who despair of it weeping over the wound she had received, as one mould think of a less difficult task, and only atmight have expected from a w.irrior of her sex, tempt to regulate them. But there is a third thing c naders only, like the hero of whom we are now which may contribute not only to the ease, but fpeaking, how the battle thould be continuud after also to the pleasure of our life; and that is refiher death.

ning our pasions to a greater elegance, than we

receive them from nature. When the passion is 779 fic expirans 0:04ex equolibus unam Allaquitur; fida ante alias que sola Camille,

love, this work is performed in innocent, though ufc291 partiri cras; atque hæc ita fitur :

rude and uncultivated minds, by the mere force L'atteous, Acce foror, potui: nunc vulnus accrbum

and dignity of the object. There are forms which Cofcit et tcrebris rigrefcunt omnia circum :

naturally create respect in the beholders, and at Fjuge, et be: Vario mandata nevillima perfer;

: once infame and chastise the imagination. Such Sacredat pagna, Trojarosque arciat urbe :

an impression as this gives an immediate ambiJamque diale.

tion to deserve, in order to please. This caufe Æn. xi. 320.

and effect are beautifully described by Mr. Dry

den in the fable of Cimon and Iphigenia. After A gathering mit o'erclouds her chcarful eyes; he has represented Cimon so stupid, that And from her checks the rosy colour flies, Then turns to her, whom, of her female train,

He whistled as he went, for want of thought'She trusted mor, and thus the speaks with pain. he mastes hin fall into the following scene, and Acca, 'tis past! herwins beröre my right, thews its influence upon him so excellently, that Inexorable death; and claims his right.

it appears as naturalas wonderful. Bear my last words to Turnus, fiy with speed, It happen'd on a summer's holiday And bid bim timely to my charge succeed; " That to the greenwood-thade he took his way; Repcl the 'Trojans, and the town relieve: ' His quarter-faff, which he cou'd ne'er forsake, Farewel.

Hung half before, and half behind his back. }

DRYDEN. He trudg'd along unknowing what he sought, Turnus did not die in fo heroic a manner;

. And whistied as he went, for want of thought. though our poet seems to have had his eye upon

By chance conducted, or by thirst conitrain'd, Turnus's fpeech in the last verse,

'The deep recesses of the grove he gaind;

Where in a pla n, defended by the wood, " Lord Piercy sees my fall,

Crept thro' the matted grafs a crystal flood,

• By which an alabaster fountain stood : -Ficili, Svilun tendere pulinos

*And on the margin of the fount was laid, Aufonii videre

Ex. xii. 936. (Attended by her Naves) a sleeping maid, The Latian'chiefs have feen me beg my life. 'Like Dian, and her nymphs, when, tir'd with

DRYDEN. sport, Earl Fiorcy's lamentation ovor his enemy is ge

* To reit by cool Eurotas they refort:

« The dame herself the goddess well express’d, nerous, beauti:ul, and patrionate; I muft only Caution the reader not to lit the simpliciry of the

'Not more diitinguish'd by her purple veit, file, w'ich ong may ye!! pardon in so oid a po

" Than by the charining features of her face,

And ev'n in alumber a superior grace: et, prejudice him against the greatness of the thoughe.

• Here comcly limbs compos’d with decent

care, " Then leaving life, earl Piercy took

Hier body thaded with a night cymarr; 'The dead m?by the hand:

ker borom to the view was only bare: andai!, earl Douglas, for thx iile

cul! I had lori my land.


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The fanning wind upon her bosom blows, marry her, fat in the arbour most part of last To meet the fanning wind the borom rose : night. O! dear Betty, must the nightingales The fanning wind and purling Atreams, con "sing to those who marry for money, and not to tinue her repote.

us true lovers! Oh my dear Beity, that we The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes could meet this night where we used to do in the And gaping mouth, that testify'd surprize, (wood! - Fix'd on her face, nor could remove his fight, “Now, my dear, if I may not have the blessing * New as he was to love, and novice in delight: of killing your sweet'lips, I beg I may liave the • Long mute he food, and leaning on his staff, happiness of killing your fair hand, with a few His wonder witness'd with an idiot laugh; lines from your dear felf, presented by whoni Tlien would have spoke, but by his glimm’ring you please or think fit. I believe, if time would < sense

permit me, I could write all day; but the time • First found his want of words, and fear'd of "being fhort, and paper little, no more írom your fence :

never-failing lover till death, « Doubted for what he was he should be known,

James • By his clown.accent, and his country tone.

Poor James ! since his tiine and paper was lo But left this fine description should be excepted Moit; 1, that have more than I can ure well of against, as the creation of that great master, Mr. both, will put the sentiments of his kind letter, Dryden, and not an account of what has really the stile of which seems to be confused w th scraps ever happened in the world; I Mall give you, ver

he had got in hearing and reading what he did not batim, the epistle of an enamoured fostman in the understand, into what he meant to express. country to his mistress. Their surnames shall be

D2ar Creature, inserted, because their passion demands a greater

AN respect than is due to their quality. James is servant in a great family, and Elizabeth waits upon his life in thinking of you? When I do fo, you

his recreations and enjoyments to pine away the daughter of one as numerous, some miles off of her lover. James before he beheld Betty, was appear more anable to me than Venus dues in vain of his strength, a rough wrestler and quarrel. Of her. All this kindner's you return with an ac

the most beautiful defcription that ever was made some cudgel-player; Betty a public dancer at may-poles, a romp at stool-ball: he always fol- cufation, that I do not love you : but the contra

ry is so manifer, that I cannot think you in care lowing idle

women, the playing among the peafants : he a country bully, íne a countrycoquette. perts, but the certainty given me in your mediage But love has made her constantly in her mitreisis by Molly, that you do not love me, is wkat robs

me of all comfort. She says you will not see me: chamber, where the young lady gratifes a secret paition of her own, by making Betty talk of if you can have so much cruelty, at least write to James; and James is become a constant waiter me, that I may kiss the impression made by your near his master's apartment, in reading, as well fair hand. I love you above ail things, and, in as he can, romances, I cannot learn who Molly my condition, what you look upon with indifferis, who it seems walked ten miles to carry the all

ence is to me the moit exquisite pleasure or pain. gry mesage, which gave occasion to what follows:

Our young lady, and a fine gentleman from Lon.

don, who are to marry for mercenary ends, walk ( TO ELIZABETH

about our gardens, and hear the voice of evening My Dear Betty,

May 14, 1711,

nightingales, as if for fashion fate they courted Emember your bleeding lover, who lies those folitudes, because they have heard lovers de the arrows he borrowed at the eyes of Venus, little fenible should I be that we are both servants,

mur, and birds fing while you stood near me, how which is your sweet person.

Oh! I • Nay more, with the token you sent me for that there is any thing on carth above us;

could write to you as long (my love and service offered to your sweet person;

I love you, till death

itse.f. which was your base respects to my ill condi. ", tions; when alas ! there is no ill conditions in

James. me, but quite contrary! all love and purity,

N. B. By the words Ill-Conditions, James especially to your sweet person; but all thiş ! means in a woman Coqustry, in a man Incon. take as a jest


R But the sad and dismal news which Molly <brought me struck me to the heart, which was, it seems, and is, your ill conditions for my love Nog2. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, and respects to you.

(For she told me, if I came forty times to you, Genus inmortale muret, az 1930 per cannos ' you would not speak with me, which words I am Stat Fortuna dorias, & avinumerantur diyorum. sure is a great grief to me.

Virc. Ceorg. iv. 208, Now, my dear, if I may not be permitted to

Th’immortal line in fure fuccefon reigns, 'your sweet company, and to have the happiness :

The fortune cf the family remains, of speaking with your sweet person, I beg the favour of you to accept of this my fucret mind

And grandfires grandtons the long lif con

tains. " and thoughts, which hath so long lodged in my

DRYDEN breast; the which if you do not accept, I believe will go nigh to break my heart.

AVING already given my reader an account For indeed, my dear, I love you above all the of several extraordinary clubs, both ancient "beauties I ever saw in all my life.

and modern, I did not der.gn to have troubled The young gentleman, and 'my master's him with any more narratives of this nature; but daughter, the Londoner that is come down to I have litely received intoririat,on cf a club which

I can 3

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