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plant yourself at the corner of any street, I will an unspeakable satisfaction, amidst the whispengage it will not be long before you see him. ' ers, conjectures, and astonishments of the whole:

I have already touched upon this subject in a ' congregation. speculation which thews how cruelly the coun Upon our way from hence we saw a young try are led aftray in following the town; and fellow riding towards us full gallop, with a bob equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy' wig and a black filken bag tied to it. He stope themselves in the height of the mode. Since that 'Mort at the coach, to ask us how far the Judges Speculation I have received a letter, which I there were behind us. His stay was so very short, that hinted at, from a gentleman who is now in the I we had only time to observe his new silk waistWestern circuit.

coat, which was unbuttoned in several places

* to let us fee that he had a clean shirt on, which "Mr. Spectator,

I was ruffled down to his middle.
EING a lawyer the Middle-Temple,

From this place, during our progress through à Cornishman by birth, I generally ride

(the most western parts of the kingdom, we fan• the Western circuit for my health, and as I am

cied ourselves in king Charles the second's reign, • not interrupted with clients, have leisure to

" the people having made very little variations in

o their dress since that time. The smartest of make many observations that escape the notice t of my fellow.travellers.

the country fquires appear ftill in the Mon< One of the most fashionable women I met

mouth-cock, and when they go a wooing, i with in all the circuit was my landlady at

I whether they have any post in the militia or Stains, where I chanced to be at on a holiday.

not, they generally put on a red coat.

We • Her commode was not half a foot high, and

were, indeed, very much surprised, at the place • her petticoat within some yards of a modith

we lay at last night, to meet with a gentleman circumference. In the same place I observed

" that had accoutered himself in a night-cap wig, a young fellow with a tolerable periwig, had it

ra coat with long pockets, and Nit neeves, and a not been covered with a hat that was shaped in

pair of shoes with high scollop tops; but we the Ramilie cock. As I proceeded in my jour

Toon found by his conversation that he was a ney I observed the petticoat grew fcantier, and

person who laughed at the ignorance and rusti. « about threescore miles from London was so

• city of the country people, and was resolved to

6 live and die in the mode. very unfashionable, that a woman might walk in it without any manner of inconvenience.

Sir, if you think this account of my travels • Not far from Salisbury I took notice of a jur

may be of any advantage to the public, I will • tice of peace's lady, who was at least ten years

next year trouble you with such occurrences

as I Mall meet with in other parts of England. s behind-hand in her dress, but at the same time

« For I am informed there are greater curiosities as fine as hands could make her. She was

< in the northern circuit than in the western; and s flounced and furbelowed from head to foot;

" that a fashion makes its progress much nower every ribbon was wrinkled, and every part of

( into Cumberland than into Cornwall. I have • her garments in curl, so that she looked like s one of those animals which in the country we

"heard in particular, that the Stcenkirk arrived

• but two months ago at Newcastle, and that call Friezland hens.

(there are several commodes in those parts which « Not many miles beyond this place I was in« formed that one of the last year's little muffs

are worth taking a journey thither to see.'

с had by some means or other ftraggled into those Sparts, and that all the women of fashion were

cutting their old muffs in two, or retrenching • them, according to the little model which was N° 130. MONDAY, JULY 30, • got among them. I cannot believe the report . they have there, that it was sent down franked Corvettare juvat prædas, & vivere rapto.

Semperque recentes by a parliament-man in a little packet, but

VIRG. Æn. 7. V. 748. • probably by next winter this fashion will be at * the height in the country, when it is quite out Hunting their sport, and plund'ring was their

trade.

DRYDEN, at London.

· The greatest beau at our next county sessions S I was yesterday riding out in the fields « was dressed in a most monstrous faxen peri with my friend Sir Roger, we saw a little • wig, that was made in king William's reign. distance from us a troop of Gipsies: upon the • The wearer of it goes, it seems, in his own first discovery of them, my friend was in some • hair, when he is at home, and lets his wig lie doubt whether he should not exert the Justice of • in buckle for a whole half year, that he may the Peace upon such a band of lawless vagrants,

put it on upon occasion to meet the Judges in - but not having his clerk with him, who is a necit.

cessary counsellor on these oecasions, and fearing " I must not here omit an adventure which that his poultry might fare the worse for it, he "happened to us in a country church upon the let the thought drop; but at the same time gave • frontiers of Cornwall. As we were in the me a particular account of the mischiefs they do $ midst of the service, a lady who is the chief in the country, in stealing people's goods and

woman of the place, and had passed the winter spoiling their servants. If a stray piece of linen

at London with her husband, entered the con- hangs upon a hedge, fays Sir Roger, they are « gregation in a little head-dress, and a hooped : fure to have it; if the hog loses his way in the • petticoat. The people, who were wonderfully fields, it is ten to one but he becomes their prey; « Itartled at such a light, all of them rose up. our geese cannot live in peace for them; if a man * Some stared at the prodigious bottom, and some prosecutes them with severity, his hen-roost is

at the little top of this strange dress. In the sure to pay for it; they generally straggle into * mean time the lady of the manor filled the area these parts about this time of the year; and let !. the church, and walked up to her pew with the heads of our servant-maids so agog for huf

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bands, that we do not expe? to have any business “ As the Trekschuyt, or fackney-boat, which done as it Mould be, whilst they are in the coun 6 carries passengers from Leyden to Ainsterdam, try. I have an honest dairy-inaid who crosses was putting off, a boy running along the side their hands with a piece of silver every summer, " of the canal defired to be taken in; which the and never fails being promised the handsomest “ master of the boat refused, because the lad young fellow in the parish for her pains. Your “ had not quite money encugh to pay the usual friend the butler has been fool enough to be re

An eminent merchant being pleased duced by them; and, though he is sure to lose a 6 with the looks of the boy, and secretly touched knise, a fork, or a spoon every time his fortune is “ with compatsion towards him, paid the money told him, generally ihuts himself up in the pantry “ for him, and ordered him to be taken on board. with an old gipsy for above half an hour once in “ Upon talking with him afterwards, he found a twelvemonth. Sweet-hearts are the things they “ that he could speak readily in three or four live upon, which they bestow very plentifully“ languages, and learned upon farther exami- . upon all those that apply themselves to them. « nation that he had been stolen away when he You see now and then some handsome young was a child by a gipsy, and had rambled ever. jades among them: the fluts have very often “ fince with a gang of strollers up and down, white teeth and black eyes.

« several parts of Europe. It happened that the Sir Roger observing that I listened with greať“ merchant, whose heart seems to have inclined attention to his account of a people who were “ towards the boy by a fecret kind of instinci, so intirely new to me, told me, that if I would " had himself loít a child some years before. they should tell us our fortunes. As I was very 66 The parents, after a long search for him, gave. well pleased with the knight's proposal, we rid « him for drowned in one of the canals with up and communicated our hands to them. A." which that country abounds; and the mother Catsandra of the crew, aftor liaving examined my. « was so afilided at tlie loss of a fine boy, who'. lines very diligently, told me, that I loved a pretty. " was her only fon, that he died for grief of it. maid in a corner, that I was a good woinan's Upon laying together all particulars, and exman, with some other particulars which I do not « amining the several moles and marks by which , think proper to relate. My friend Sir Roger « the mother used to describe the child when he alighted from his horse, and exposing his palm was first milling, the boy proved to be the to two or three that stood by him, they crumpled « son of the merchant whose heart had fo unacit into all shapes, and diligentiy scanned every « countably melted at the right of him. The wrinkle that could be made in it; when one of “ lad was very well pleased to find a father who them, who was older and more sun-barnt than was fo rich, and likely to leave him a good the reít, told him, that lie had a widow in his “ estate; the father on the other hand was not a line of life: upon which the knight cried, Go, s little delighted to see a son return to him, go, you are an idle baggage; and at the fame.“ whom he had given for loft, with such a time smiled upon me. The gipsy finding he.“ strength of constitution, Marpness of underwas not displeased in his heart, told him, after “ standing, and fkill in languages.” Here the a farther inquiry into his hand, that his frue- printed story leaves off; but if I may give credit love was confiant, and that he hould dream of to reports, ori' linguist having received such exhim to-night: my old friend cried pish, and bid traordinary rudiments towards a good education, her go on. The gipfy told him that he was a was afterwards trained up in every thing that batclielor, but would not be so long; and that becomes a gentleman; wearing off by little and . he was dearer to fome-body than he thought: little all the vicious habits and practices that he , the knight still repeated, she was an idle bag- had been used to in the courf, of his peregrinatis, gage, and bid her go on. Ah master, says tire ons: nay, it is said, that he has since been eingipsy, that roguish leer of yours makes a pretty ployed in foreign courts upon national business woman's heart ach; you have not t' at fimper with great reputation to himself, and honour to about the mouth for nothing. The uncouth those who sent him, and that he has visited fevegibberish with which all this

was uttered, like ral countries as a public minister, in which he tlie darkness of an oracle, made us the more atformerly wandered as a gipsy.

с tentive to it. To be thort, the knight left the money with her that he had croffed her hand with, and got up again on his horfe. As we were riding away, Sir Roger cold me,

N° 131. TUESDAY, JULY 31. that he knew several sensible people who believed these gipfies now and then fortetold very {trange

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VikG, Eccl. 10. v. 63. things; and for half an hour togetiier appeared more jocund than ordinary. In the height of Once more, ye woods, adier. his gcod-humour, meetirg a common beggar T is usual for a man who loves country sports upon the road who was no conjurer; as he went

to preserve the game in his own grounds, to relieve hinı he found his pocket was picked: and divert himself upon those that belong to his that being a kind of palmistry at which this neighbour. My friend Sir Roger generally goes race of verinin are very dextrous.

two or three miles from his house, and gets into I might here entertain my reader with histori- the frontiers of his estate, before he beats about cal remarks on this idle protigate people, who in search of a hare or partridge, on purpose to inteit all the countrics ct Europe, and live in fpare his own fields, where he is always furc of the midst of governments in a kind of common- finding diversion, when the worst comes to the weath by themselves. But instead of entering worst. By this ineans the breed about his house into observations of this nature, I shall hill the has time to increale and multiply, beíides that remaining part of my paper with a story which the sport is the more agreeable where the game is is kill fresh in Holland, and was printed in one the harder to come at, and where it does not lie of our monthly accounts about twenty years ago, fo thick as to produce any perplexity or con

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fusion in the pursuit. For these reasons the coun- upon him, and does not care for sacrificing an try gentleman, like the fox, feldom preys near his afternoon to every chance-comer; that will be own home.

the master of his own time, and the pursuer of In the same manner I have made a month's his own inclinations, makes but a very unfociexcurfion oùt of the town, which is the great able figure in this kind of life. I fall therefore field of game for sportsmen of my species, to try retire into the town, if I may make use of that my fortune in the country, where I have started phrase, and get into the crowd again as fast as feveral subjects, and hunted them down, with I can, in order to be alone. I can there raise some pleasure to myself, and I hope to others. what speculations I please upon others without I am here forced to use a great deal of diligence being observed myself, and at the same time ena before I canspring any thing to my mind, where- joy all the advantages of company with all the as in town, whilĄ I am following one charac- privileges of folitude. In the mean while, to ter, it is ten to one' but I am crossed in my way finish the month and conclude these my rural by another, and put up such a variety of odd speculations, I Mall here insert a letter from my creatures in both sexes, that they foil the scent friend Will Horegcon:b, who has not lived a month of one another, and puzzle the chase. My for these forty years out of the smoke of Lon. greatest difficulty in the country is to find sport, don, and rallies me after his way upon my counand in town to choose it. In the mean time, as try liie. I have given a whole month's rest to the cities of London and Westminster, I promise myself 2

6 Dear Spec, bundance of new game upon my return thither. SUPPOSE this letter will find thee picking

It is indeed high time for me to leave the of daisies, or smelling to a lock of hay, or country, since I find the whole neighbourhood passing away thy time in fome innocent counbegin to grow very inquisitive after my name try diversion of the like nature. I have howand character: my love of solitude, taciturnity, ever orders from the club to fummon thee up and particular way of life, having raised a great ''to town,' being all of us cursedly afraid thou curiosity in all these parts.

6 wilt not be able to relish our company, aster The notions which have been framed of me thy conversations with Moll White and will are various; some look upon me as very proud, " Wimble. Pr’ythee do not send us any more some as very melancholy. Will Wiinble, as my < stories of a cock and bull, nor frighten the friend the butler tells me, observing me very " town with spirits and witches. Thy specula. much alone, and extremely filent when I am in ' tions begin to smell confoundedly of woods company, is afraid I have killed a man. The and meadows. If thou doft not come up country people seem to suspect me for a con. o quickly, we frall conclude that thou art in jurer; and some of them hearing of the visit « love with one of Sir Roger's dairy-maids. Serwhich I made to Moll White, will needs have 6. vice to the knight. Sir Andrew is grown the it that Sir Roger has brought down a cunning cock of the club since he left us, and if he does man with him, to cure the old woman, and free not return quickly will'inake every mother's the country froin her charms. so that the cha son of us commonwealth's men. rater which I go under in part of the neighbourhood, is what they here call a White Witch.

thine eternally, A justice of peace, who lives about five miles

Will Honeycomb. off, and is not of Sir Roger's party, has it seems said twice or tbrice at his table, that he wishes Sir Roger does not harbour a Jesuit in his house, No 132. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST I. ard that he thinks the gentlemen of the country would do very well to make me give some ac Qui, aut tempus quid polulet non videt, aut plura count of myself.

loquitur, aut je oftentat, aut eorum quibuscum eft ramm On the other side, some of Sir Roger's friends ionem non habet, is ineptus esse dicitur. TULL. are afraid the old knight' is imposed upon by a designing fellow, and as they have heard that he That man is guilty of impertinence, who con

fiders not the circumstances of time, or enconverses very promiscuously when he is in town, do not know but he has brought down with

grosses the conversation, or makes himself the

Lubject of his discourse, or pays no regard to him some discarded Whig, that is sullen, and

the company he is in 1 says nothing because he is out of place.

Such is the variety of opinions which are here AVING .notified to my good friend Sir. entertained of me, so that I pass among some for Roger that I should set out for Lordon the a disaffected person, and among others for a next day, his horses were ready at the appointsd popish priest; among tome' for a wizard, and hour in the evening; and attended by one of his among others for a murderer; and all this for grooms, I arrived at the county town at twino other reason, that I can imagine, but because light, in order to be ready for the ftage-coach I do not hoot and halloo and make a noise. It the day following. As soon as we arrived at the is true my friend Sic Roger tells them, that it is inn, the servant, who waited upon me, inquir'd my way, and that I am only a philosopher; but of the chamberlain in my hearing what company this will not satisfy them. They think there is "he had for the coach? The fellow answered, more in me than he discovers, and that I do not Mrs. Betty Arable the great fortune, and the hold my tongue for nothing.

the widow her mother; a recruiting officer, who For theie and other reasons I shall set out for took a place because they were to go; young London to-morrow, having found by experience Squire Quickset her cousin, that her mother withthat the country is not a place for a person of ed her to be married to; Ephraim the quaker, my tex.per, who does not love jollity, and what he guardian; and a gentleman that had studied they call good neighbourhood. A man that is ' himself dumb from Sir Roger de Coverley's. I obput of humour when an expected guest breaks in ferved by what he had said of myself, that ac

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cording to his office he dealt much in intelli- “ said nothing; but how doft thou know what gence; and doubted not but there was some 66 he containeth? If thou speakest improper foundation for his reports of the rest of the com « things in the hearing of this virtuous young pany, as well as for the whimsical account he “ virgin, consider it is an outrage against a gave of me, The next morning at day-break “ distressed person that cannot get from thee: we were all called; and I, who know my own “ to speak indiscreetly what we are obliged to natural Myness, and endeavour to be as little “ hear, by being hasped up with thee in this liable to be disputed with as possible, dressed public vehicle, is in some degree assaulting on immediately, that I might make no one wait. “ the high road.” The first preparation for our setting-out was, Here Ephraim paused, and the captain with that the captain's half-pike was placed near the an unhappy and uncommon impudence, which coachman, and a drum behind the coach. In can be convicted and support itself at the same the mean time the drummer, the captain's equi- time, cries, “ Faith, friend, I thank thee; I page, was very loud, that none of the captain's " should have been a little impertinent if thou things should be placed so as to be spoiled; upon “ hadît not reprimanded me. Come, thou art, which the cloke-bag was fixed in the seat of the I fee, a smoky old fellow, and I will be very coach: and the captain himself, accordiog to a “ orderly the ensuing part of my journey. I was frequent, though invidious behaviour of mili “ going to give myself airs, but, ladies, I beg tary men, ordered his man to look sharp, that “ pardon." none but one of the ladies would have the place The captain was so little out of humour, and he had taken fronting the coach-box.

our company was so far from being soured by We were in some little time fixed in our this little ruffle, that Ephraim and he took a Yeat, and fat with that diflike which people not particular delight in being agreeable to each too good-natured usually conceive of each other other for the future; and alumed their different at first sight. The coach jumbled us insensibly provinces in the conduct of the company. Our into some sort of familiarity: and we had not reckonings, apartments, and accommodation, moved above two miles, when the widow asked fell under Ephraim; and the captain looked to the captain what success he had in his recruit- aļl disputes on the road, as the good behaviour ing? The officer, with a frankness he believed of our coachman, and the right we had of takvery graceful, told her, “ that indeed he had ing place as going to London of all vehicles com. * but very little luck, and had suffered much ing from thence. The occurrences we met with " by defertion, therefore Mould be glad to end were ordinary, and very little happened which “ his warfare in the service of her or her fair could entertain by the relation of them; but daughter. In a word, continued he, I am a

when I considered the company we were in, I “ foldier, and to be plain is my character: you took it for no small good-fortune that the whole « see me, Madam, young, found, and impu- journey was not spent in impertinences, which « dent; take me yourself, widow, or give me to the one part of us might be an entertainment, to her; I will be wholly at your disposal.' I to the other a suffering. What therefore Ephraim " am a soldier of fortune, ha !” This was fol- said when we were almost arrived at London, Jowed by a vain laugh of his own, and a deep had to me an air not only of good understanding filence of all the rest of the company. I had no

but good breeding. Upon the young's lady's thing left for it but to fall falt asleep, which I expressing her satisfaction in the journey, and did with all speed. “ Come, said he, resolve declaring how delightful it had been to her,

upon it, we will make a wedding at next Ephraim delivered himself as follows: “ There “ town: we will awake this pleasant companion “ is no ordinary part of human life which ex16 who is fallen aseep, to be the bride-man, and,

“ presseth so much a good mind, and a right in, giving the quaker a clạp on the knee, he con

“ ward man, as his behaviour upon meeting « cluded, This siy saint, who, I will warrant,

*** with strangers, especially such as may seem « understands what is what as well as you or I,

“ the most unsuitable companions to him : such “ widow, Mall give the bride as father. The

a man, when he falleth in the way with perquaker, who happened to be a man of smartness,

“ sons of fimplicity and innocence, however answered, " Friend, I take it in good part that

knowing' he may be in the ways of men, will " thou hast given me the authority of a father “ not vaunt himself thereof; but will the rather over this comely and virtuous child; and I

“ hide his superiority to them, that he may not “ must assure thee, that if I have the giving her,

"" be painful unto them. . My good friend, con“ I shall not bestow her on thee. Thy mirth,

“ tinued he, turning to the officer, thee and “ friend, favoureth of folly: thou art a person “ I are to part by and by, and peradventure we “ of a light mind; thy drum is a type of thee, may never meet again: but be advised by a « it soundeth because it is empty. Verily, it

“ plain man; modes and apparel are but trises o is not from thy fulness, but thy emptiness

« to the real inan, therefore do not think such a « that thou hast spoken this day. Friend, friend,

man as thyself terrible for thy garb, nor such we have hired this coach in partnership with

a one as me contemptible for mine. When thee, to carry us to the great city; we can

two such as thee and I meet, with affections go any other way. This wortlıy mother

« as we ought to have towards each other, thou must hear thee if thou wilt needs utter thy

« Mouldit rejoice to see my peaceful demeanour, « follies; we cannot help it, friend, I say: if

" and I should be glad to see thy strength and « thou wilt, we must hear thee; but if thou “ ability to protect me in it."

wert a man of understanding, thou wouldst

not take advantage of thy courageous coun. ” tenance'to'abash us children of peace. Thou

art, thou sayít, a soldier; give quarter to us; who cannot resist thte. Why dide thou feer at our friend, who feigned himseli atleep? hiç

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It were an endless labour to collect the accounts Quis desiderio fit pudor, aut modus

with which all ages have filled the world of noble Tam chari capitis? Hor. Od. 24. l. I. V. I, and heroic minds that have resigned this being, Who can grieve too much, what time shall end

as if the termination of life were but an ordinary Our mourning for so dear a friend ?

occurrence of it. CREECH.

This common-place way of thinking I fell into

from an aukward endeavour to throw off a real "HERE is a fort of delight, which is alter- and fresh affiction, by turning over books in a the contemplation of death. The soul has its cu- griefs which touch the heart, by applying remeriolîty more than ordinarily awakened, when it dies which only entertain the imagination. As turns its thoughts upon the subject of such who therefore this paper is to confift of any thing have behaved themselves with an equal, a re which concerns human life, I cannot help letto figned, a chearful, a generous or heroic temper ing the present subject regard what has been the in that exrremity. We are affected with these last object of my eyes, though an entertainment respective manners of behaviour, as we secretly of sorrow. believe the part of the dying person imitable by I went this evening to visit a friend, with a de. ourselves, or such as we imagine ourselves more sign to rally him, upon a story I had heard of his particularly capable of. Men of exalted minds intending to steal a marriage without the privity march before us like princes, and are, to the or of us his intimate friends and acquaintance. I dinary race of mankind, rather subjects for their

came into his apartment with that intimacy admiration than example. However, there are which I have done for very many years, and no ideas striķe more forcibly upon our imagina- walked directly into his bed-chainber, where I tions, than those which are raised from reflections found my friend in the agonies of death. What upon the exits of great and excellent men. Inno- could I do? The innocent mirth my thoughts cent men who have suffered as criminals, though struck upon me like the most flagitious wickedthey were benefactors to human society, seem to ness: I in vain called upon him; he was sense. be persons of the highest distinction, among the less, and too far spent to have the least knowledge varily greater of human race, the dead. When of my sorrow, or any pain in himself, Give me the iniquity of the times brought Socrates to his leave then to transcribe my soliloquy, as I stood execution, how great and wonderful is it to be- by his mother, dumb with the weight of grief for kold him, unsupported by any thing but the tes a son who was her honour and her comfort, and timony of his own conscience and conjectures of never until that hour since his birth had been an hereafter, receive the poison with an air of mirth occasion of a moment's forrow to her. and good-humour, and as if going on an agreea. ble journey bespeak fome deity to make it fortu

OW surprising is this change! from the When Phocion's good actions had met with to be reduced in a few hours to this fatal exthe like reward from this country, and he was “ tremity! Those lips which look so pale and liv. led to death with many others of his friends, “ id, within these few days gave delight to all they bewailing their fate, he walking composedly“ who heard their utterance; it was the busitowards the place of execution, how gracefully“ ness, the purpose of his being, next to obeying does he support his illustrious character to the “ him to whom he is going, to please and invery last instant! One of the rabble spitting at “ struct, and that for no other end but to please him as he passed, with his usual authority he " and instruct. Kindness was the motive of his called to know if no one was ready to teach this “ actions, and with all the capacity requisite for fellow how to behave himself. When a poor « making a figure in a contentious world, mo{pirited creature that died at the same time for “ deration, good. nature, affability, temperance his crimes bemoaned himself unmanfully, he re " and chastity, were the arts of his excellent life. buked him with this question, Is it no confola There as he lies in helpless agony, no wise man tion to such a man as thou art to die with Pho « who knew him so well as I, but would resign cion? At the instant when he was to die, they all the world can bestow to be so near the end asked what commands he had for his son: he an " of such a life. Why does my heart so little Swered, to forget this injury of the Athenians, “ obey my.reason as to lament thee, thou excel Niocles, his friend, under the same sentence, de.

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- Thy beloved mother, thy obliged Phocion said, because he never had denied him “ friends, thy helpless servants, stand around any thing he would not even this, the most diffi " thee without distinction, How much would.' cult request he had ever made.

« eft thou, hadft thou thy senses, say to each of These instances were very noble and great, and the reflections of those sublime spirits had made “ But now that good heart bursts, and he is at death to them what it is really intended to be by“ rest with that breath expired a soul who never the author of nature, a relief from a yarious being ” indulged a passion unfit for the place he is gone ever subject to forrows and difficulties.

“ to : where are now thy plans of justice, of Epaminondas the Theban general, having re “ truth, of honour? Of what use the volumes ceived in fight a mortal stab with a sword, which ” thou hast collated, the arguments thou hast ina was left in his body, lay in that posture until he « vented, the examples thou haft followed ? had intelligence that his troops had obtained the « Poor were the expectations of the studious, the yiciory, and then permitted it to be drawn out, 6 modest and the good, if the reward of their la. at which instant he exprefřed himself in this man « bours were only to be expected from man. per, “This is not the end of my life, my felloy No, my friend, thy intended pleadings, thy in.

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