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in hopes that he would some time or other make The last consideration urged by my qucrift is his advances. As he was one day talking with so strong, that I cannot forbear closing with it. her in company of her two sisters, the conversa. The passage he alludes to, is part of Eve's Speech tion happening to turn upon love, each of the to Adam, and one of the most beautiful pailages young ladies was, by way of rallery, recommend- in the whole poem. ing a wife to him; when, to the no small surprize That day I oft remember, when from Neep of her who languished for him in secret, he told

I first awak’d, and found myself repos'd them with a more than ordinary seriousness, that

Under a shade on flow'rs, much wond'ring where his heart had been long engaged to one whose And what I was whence thither brought and how. name he thought himself obliged to conceal; but Not distant far from thence a murmuring found that he could Thew her picture in the lid of his

Of waters issu'd from a cave, and spread snuff-box. The young lady, who found herself into a liquid plain, then stood unmov’d moft sensibly touched by this confession, took the Pure as the expanse of Heav'n: I thither went first opportunity that offered of snatching his box With unexperienc'd thought, and laid me down out of his hand. He seemed desirous of recover,

On the green bank, to look into the clear ing it, but finding her resolved to look into the Smooth lake, that to me seem'd another sky. lid, begged her that if the should happen to know

As I bent down to look, juft opposite the person, se would not reveal her name. Up. A Mape within the watry gleam appear’d, on carrying it to the window, she was agreeably Bending to look on me; I started back, surprised to find there was nothing within the lid It started back; but pleas’d I soon return’d, but a little looking-glass, in which after he had Pleas'd it return'd as soon with answering looks viewed her own face with more than ordinary of sympathy and love : there I had fix'd pleasure than the had ever done before, the re.

Mine eyes till now, and pin’d with vain desire, turned the box with a smile, telling him, le Had not a voice chus warn’d me, What thou feeft, could not but admire at his choice.

What there thou seeft, fair creature, is thyself; Will fancying that this story took, immediately With thee it came and goes : bu follow me, fell into a differtation on the usefulness of look- And I will bring thec where no shadow stays ing-glasses; and applying him?elf to me, asked if Thy coming, and thy soft embraces, he there were any looking-glasses in the times of the Whofe image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Greeks and Romans; for that he had often ob- Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear served in the translations of poems out of those Multitudes like thyself, and thence be call’d languages, that people generally talked of secing Mother of human race. What could I do, themselves in wells, fountains, lakes, and rivers :

But follow straight, invisibly thus led ? nay, says he, I remember Mr. Dryden in his Ovid Till I erpy'd thee, fair indeed and tall, tells us of a swinging fellow called Polypheme, Under a plantan; yet methouglat less fair, that made use of the sea for his looking-glass, Less winning fost, less amiably inild, and could never dress himself to advantage but

Than that smooth watry image : back I turn'd; in a calm.

Thou following cry'dft aloud, Return), fair Eve, My friend Will, to thew us the whole compass Whom fly'st thou? Whom thou fly'ít, of him of his learning upon this subject, further informed us that there were still several nations in the His Aeth, his bone; to give thee being I lent world so very barbarous as not to have any look

Out of my side to thee, nearest my heart, ing-glasses among them; and that he had lately Substantial life, to have thee by my lide, read a voyage to the South-Sea, in which it is Henceforth an individual folace dear : faid, that the ladies of Chili always dressed their Part of my soul, i seck thee, and thee claim heads over a bason of water,

My other half !----with that thy gentle hand I am the more particular in my account of Seiz'd mine; I yielded, and from that time fee Will's last night's lecture on these natural mir- How beauty is excell'd by manly grace rours, as it seems to bear some relation to the fol- And wisdom, which alone is truly fair. lowing letter, which I received the day before.

So fpake our general mother

x. ISIR,

HAVE read your last Saturday's observa

tions on the fourth book of Milton with No 326. FRIDAY, MARCH 14. great satisfaction, and am particularly pleased Inclusam Danaen turr's abenea, s with the hidden moral which you have taken Robustæque fores, & vigilum canum

notice of in several parts of the poein. The Trijles excubiæ, mun:erunt sat's

design of this letter is to desire your thoughts, Noturnis ab adulteris ; s whether there may not also be some moral Si noncouched under that place in the same book

Hor. Od. 16. 1. 3. V. I, s where the poet lets us know, that the first woman immediately after her creation ran to a

A tow'r of brass, one would have said, ' looking-glass, and became so enamoured of her And locks, and bolts, and iron bars,

own face, that she had never removed to view Might have preserv'd one innocent maiden-lead; any of the other works of nature, had me not Buf Venus laugh’d, &c.

CUWLEY. "heen led off to a man. If you think fit to set • down the whole passage from Milton, your

"Mr. Speftator, readers will be able to judge for theinselves,

OUR correspondent's letter relating to and the quotation will not a little contribute to

Fortune-Hunters, and your subsequent the filling up of you paper.

( difcourse upon it, have given me encourage

• ment to send you a state of my case, by which Your humble Servant,

you will fee, tiiat the matter co nplained of is a ! R. Ti common grievance both to city and country.

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I am a country gentleman of between five and upwards of fix years, have had four children, « fix thousand a year.

It is my mistortune to and my wife is now big with the fifth The have a very fine park and an only daughter ; expences she has put me to in procuring what

upon which account I have been so plagued 'me has longed for during her pregnancy with 6 with deer-stealers and fops, that for these four ' them, would not only have handsomely deyears patt I have scarce enjoyed a moment's fray'd the charges of the month, but of their

I look upon myself to be in a state of education too; as not to confine itself to the war,

and am torc'd to keep as constant watch ' usual objects of eatables and drinkables, but ' in my seat, as a governor would do that com ' running out afteş equipages and furniture, and 6 manded a town on the frontier of an enemy's ' the like extravagancies. To trouble you only « country. I have indeed pretty well secur'd my ' with a few of them; when she was with child

park, having for this purpose provided myself of Tom, my eldest son, she came home one day « of four keepers who are left-handed, and han just fainting, and told me me had been visiting

dle a quarter-staff beyond any other fellows in a relation, whose husband had made her a pre< the country. And for the guard of my house, . fent of a chariot, and a stately pair of horses;

berides a band of pensioner matrons and an old and that she was positive the could not breath 'maiden relation whom I keep on constant duty, "a week longer, unless the took the air in the

I have blunderbusses always charged, and fox ( fellow to it of her own within that time: this, gins planted in private places about my garden, rather than lose an heir, I readily complied of which I have given frequent notice in my ( with. Then the furniture of her best room neighbourhood; yet so it is, that in spite of all ' must be instantly changed, or the should mark

my care, I shall every now and then have a (the child with some of the frightful figures in « faucy rascal ride by reconnoitring (as I think the old-fashioned tapestry. Well, the Uphol,

you call it) under my windows, as sprucely ' fterer was called, and her longing faved that

dressed as if he were going to a ball. I am a ' bout. When she went with Molly, the had "ware of this way of attacking a mistress on horse ' fixed her mind upon a new set of plate, and as

back, having heard that it was a common prac ' much china as would have furnished an Indian tice in Spain; and have therefore taken care to shop: these also I chearfully granted, for fear remove my daughter from the road-side of the of being father to an Indian Pagod. Hitherto

houte, and to lodge her next the garden. But I found her demands rose upon every concession; ' to cut short my story? what can a man do at ' and had she gone on, I had been ruined: but « ter all? I durft not itand for member of par " by good fortune, with her third, which was • liament last election, for fear of some ill confe 'Peggy, the height of her imagination came

quence from my being off my post. What I down to the corner of a venison pafty, and I would therefore desire of you, is, to promote a • brought her once even upon her knees to gnaw

project I have set on foot; and upon which I • off the ears of a pig from the spit. The grati• have writ to some of my friends; and that is, 'fications of her palate were easily preferred to " that care may be taken to secure our daughters those of her vanity; and sometimes a partridge ' by law, as well as our deer,; and that fome or a quail, a wheat-ear, or the pestle of a lark, " honest gentleman of a public spirit, would move were chearfully purchased; nay, I could be con: • for leave to bring in a bill for the better pre ' tented though I were to feed her with green pease "serving of the female game. i

6. in April, or cherries in May. But with the bąbe

• the now goes, me is turned girl again, and SIR,

. fallen to eating of chalk, pretending 'twill « Your humble Servant.' • make the child's skin white; and nothing will

serve her but I muít bear her company, to preMile-End-Green, March 6, 1711-12. ( vent its having a shade of my brown. In this, "Mr. Spectator,

however I have ventur'd to deny her. No longer ERE is a young man walks by our door ago than yesterday, as we were coming to town,

' Ine saw a parcel of crows so heartily at breakHe looks up at my window, as if to see me; • fant upon a piece of horse-flesh, that he had and if I steal towards it to peep at him, he ' an invincible desire to partake with them, and

turns another way, and looks frightened at (to my infinite surprise) begged the coachman $ finding what he was looking for. The air is to cut her off a nice as if it were for himself, {very cold; and pray let him know that if he ( which the fellow did; and as soon as the came { knicks at the door, he will be carried to the home the fell to it with such an appetite that { parlour fire, and I will come down soon after, • she seemed rather to devour than eat it. What 5 and give him an opportunity to break his inind. her next sally will be, I cannot guess : but in "I am, SIR,

the mean time my request to you is, that if ! Your humble servant,

• there be any way to come at these wild unaca • Mary Comfit, countable rovings of imagination by reason and

arguinent, you'd speedily afford us your affift(If I observe he cannot speak, !'ll give him

This excceds the grievance of pin-mo& time to recover himielf, and ask him how he

sney, and I think in every settlement there ought ( does.'

" to be a clause inserted, that the father should be < Dear Sir,

? answerable for the longings of his daughter, EEG you to print this without delay, and

But I fall impatiently expect your thoughts by the firit opportunity give us the natural in this matter; and am, Sir, < causes of longing in woman; or put me out of

" Your most obliged, and ! fear that my wife will one time or other be de

i most faithful humble servant, T. B, livered of fomething as monitrous as any thing Let me know whether you think the next child ' that has yet appeared to the world; for they say o will love horses as much as Molly does China, " that the child is to bear a resemblance of what (ware,' was desir'd by the mother, I have been married


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N° 327. SATURDAY, MARCH 15. Eve's dream is full of those high concerts

engendering pride,' which we are told, the - Major rerum mibi nascitur ordo,

Devil endeavoured to initill into her. Of this

VIRG. Æn. 7. V. 44, kind is that part of it where the fancies herself A larger scene of action is display'd. DRYDEN. awakened by Adam in the following beautiful

lines. E were told in the foregoing book, how

the evil spirit practised upon Eve as the Why sleep'st thou Eve ? now is the pleasant time, lay aileep, in order to inspire her with thoughts The cool, the filent, fave where lilence yields of vanity, pride, and ambition. The author, To the night-warbling bird, that now awake who thews a wonderful art throughout his whole Tunes sweetest his love-labour'd song; now reigns poem, in preparing the reader for the several oc

Full-orb'd the moon, and with more pleasing light
currences that arise in it, founds, upon the above- Shadowy sets off the face of things : in vain,
mentioned circumstance, the first part of the fifth If none regard ; Heav'n wakes with all his eyes,
book. Adam upon his awaking finds Eve still Whom to behold but thee, nature's delire ?
atleep, with an unusual discomposure in her looks. In whose fight all things joy, with ravishment,

The poiture, in which he regards her, is defcrib- Attracted by thy beauty Itill to gaze.
ed with a tenderness not to be expreffed, as the
whisper, with which he awakens her, is the

An injudicious poet would have made Adam talk fofteit that ever was conveyed to a lover's ear.

through the whole work in such sentences as these.

But fiattery and falsehood are not the courtthip of His wonder was, to find unwaken'd Eve

Milton's Adam, and could not be heard by Eve With treffes discompos’d, and glowing cheek,

in her state of innocence, excepting only in a As through unquiet rest; he on his fide

dreain produced on purpose to taint her imagination. Leaning half rais’d, with looks of cordial love

Other vain sentiments of the same kind, in this Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld

relation of her dream, will be obvious to every Beauty, which whether waking or asleep,

reader. Though the catastrophe of the poem Shot forth peculiar graces : then with voice

is finely presaged on this occasion, the particulars Mild, as when Zephyrus or Flora breathes,

of it are so artfully shadowed, that they do not Her hand soft touching, whisper’d thus. Awake

anticipate the story which follows in the ninth My fairelt, my efpous’d, my latest found,

book. I Thall only add, that though the vision Heaven's last best gift, my ever-new delight!

itself is founded upon truth, the circumstances Awake; the morning thines, and the freth field

- of it are full of that wildness and inconsistency Calls us ; we lose the prime, to mark how spring

which are natural to a dream. Adam comformaOur tender plants, how blows the citron grove,

ble to his superior character for wisdom, inítructs What drops the myrrh, and what the balmy reed, and comforts Eve upon this occalion. How nature paints her colours, how the bee

So chear’d he his fair spouse, and she was cheard,
Sits on the bloom, extracting liquid sweet.

But ffently a gentle tear let fail
Such whispering wak'd her, but with fiartled exe Fronteither eye, and wiped thein with her hair;
On Adam, whom embracing, thus the spake.

Two other precious drops, that ready tood
O fole, in whom my thoughts find all repose,

Each in their chrystal lluice, he ere they felt
My glory, my perfection! glad I see

Kiss'd, as the gracious figns of sweet remorse
Thy face, and morn return'd

And pious awe, that fear's to have otiended. I cannot but take notice, that Milton, in the The morning hymn is written in imitation of conferences between Adam and Eve, had his one of those psalms, where in the overflowings eyes upon the book of Canticles, in which there · of gratitude and praise, the psalmist calls 10€ is a noble spirit of eastern poetry, and very often only upon the angels, but upon the most connot unlike what we meet with in Homer, who spicuous parts of the inanimate creation, to join is generally placed near the age of Solomon. I with him in extolling their

maker, think there is no question but the poet very Invocations of this nature fill the mind with frequently in the preceding speech remembered glorious ideas of God's works, and awaken that those two passages, which are fpoken on the like divine enthufialın, which is so natural to devotio. occafion, and filled with the same pleasing images But if this calling upon the dead parts of maiure, of nature.

is at all times a proper kind of worship, it was • My beloved spake, and said unto me, rise in a particular manter suitable to our tirit paup, my love, my fair one, and come `away ; rents, who had the creation freih upon their minds, for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and and had not seen the various dispensations of

gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the providence, nor consequently could be acquainted • time of the linging of birds is come, and the with those many topics of praise which inight • voice of the turtle is heard in our land. The afford matter to the devotions of their poterity.

fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the I need not remark the beautilul spirit of poetry, o vines with the tender grape give a good smell. which runs through this whole hymn, nor the • Arise, my love, my fair one, and

holiness of that resolution with which it con

cludes. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the Having already mentioned those speeches which field, let us get up early to the vineyards, let are assigned to the persons in this poem, I prce • us see if the vine Hourish, whether the tender ceed to the description which the poet gives of grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth.' Raphacl. His departure from before the throne, His preferring the garden of Eden to that

and his flight through the choirs of angels, is Where the Sapient king

finely imaged. As Milton every where tills his Held dalliance with the fair Egyptian spouse,

poem with circumstances that are marvellous and

altonishing, he describes the gate of heaven as thews that the poet had this delightful scene in framed after fuch a inanner, that it opened of his mind



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isteif upon the approach of the angel who was Tastes, not well join'd, inelegant, but bring país ihrough it.

Tahe after taste, upheld with kindliest change; - 'Till at the gate

Bcítirs her then, &c. Of Heav'n arriv'd, the gate self-open'd wide

Though in this, and other parts of the same On golden hinges turning, as by work

book, the subject is only the housewifry of our Divine the fovereign architect had fram’d

firii parent, it is set off with so many pleasing The poet here seems to have regarded two or images and strong expresions, as make it none three partages in the 18th Iliad, as that in par- of the least agreeable parts in this divine work. ticular, where, speaking of Vulcar, Homer days, fame time his submitive behaviour to the fupe

The natural majesty of Adam, and at the that he had made twenty Tripodes running on golden wheels; which, upon occasion, inight go of rior being, who had vouchsafed to be his guest; themieives to the affembly of the Gods, and when the solemn bail which the angel besows upon there was no more use for them, return again the mother of mankind, with the figure of Eve after the same manner. Scaliger has rallied Hon ministring at the table; are circumstances which mer very leverely upon this point, as M. Dacier deserve to be admired. has endeavoured to defend it. I will not pretend

Raphael's behaviour is every way suitable to to determine, whei her, in this particular of Ho- the dignity of his nature, and to that character mer, the marvellous does not lote light of the of a fociable spirit, with which the author has probable. As the miraculous workmanthip of po judicioully introduced him. He had received Milton's gates is not so extraordinary as this initructions to converse with Adam, as one friend of the Tripodes, so I am perfuaded he would not

converses with another, and to warn him of the have mentioned it, had he not been supported in enemy, who was contriving his destruction : it by a paftage in the Scripture, which speaks accordingly he is represented as fitting down at of wheels in Heaven that had life in them, and table with Adam, and eating of the fruits of Parmoved of themselves, or ttood itill, in conformity discourse on the food of angels

. After thus hav

adise. The occasion na.arally leads him to his with the Cherubims whom they accompanied.

There is no question but Milton had this cir. ing entered into conversation with man upon cumstance in his thoughts, because in the fol- more indifferent subjects, he warns him of his lowing book he defcribes the chariot of the Mei: obedience, and makes a natural transition to the tan with living wheels, according to the plan in history of that fallen angel, who was einployed in Ezekiel's vision.

the circumvention of our first parents.

Had I followed Monsicur Boisu's method in Forth rush'd with whirlwind found

my firit paper on Milton, I should have dated The chariot of paternal Deity,

the action of Paradise Lost from the beginning Flathing thick fiames, wheel within wheel un- of Raphael's speech in this book, as he fupposes drawn,

the action of the Eneid to begin in the second Itseif instinct with spirit

book of that poem. I could alledge many reasons I question not but Bolu, and the two Daciers, for my drawing the action of the Æneid rather who are for vindicating every thing that is cen

from its immediate beginning in the first book, Tured in Homer, by something parallel in Holy than from its remote beginning in the second Writ, would have been very well plealed had and třew why I have contidered the facking of they thought of confronting Vulcan's Tripodes Troy as an episode, according to the common acwith Ezekiel's wheris.

ceptation of that word. But as this would be Raphael's descent to the earth, with the figure a dry, unentertaining piece of criticism, and of his perion, is represented in very lively co

perhaps unnecessary to those who have read my lours. Suveral of the French, Italian, and Eng- first paper, I shall not enlarge upon it. Which lith poets, have given a loose to their imagina- ever of the notions bu true, the unity of Milton's tions in the description of angels : but I do not action is preserved according to either of them ; remember to have met with any to finely drawn, whether we consider the fall of man in its inand fo conformable to the notions which are mediate beginning, as proceeding from the regiven of thein in Scripture, as this in Milton. solutions taken in the infernal council, or in After having set him forth in all his heavenly its more remote beginning, as proceeding from

The plumage, and representing him as alighting upon the firit revolt of the angels in heaven. the earth, the poet concludes his description with occasion which Milton alligns for this revolt, as a circumitance, which is altogether new, and

it is founded on hints in Holy Writ, and on imagined with the greatest Itrength of fancy,

the opinion of some great writers, so it was

the most proper that the poet could have made Like Maia's son he stood,

use of, And thook his plumes, that heav'nly fragrance The revolt in heaven is described with great fill'd

force of imagination and a finc variety of cirThe circuit wide.

cumstances. The learned reader cannot but be Raphael's reception by the guardian angels; pleased with the poet's imitation of Homer in his paling through the wilderners of sweets; his the last of the following lines. diant appearance to Adam; have all the graces At length into the limits of the north erat poetry is capable of bestowing: The author They came, . and Satan took his royal feat afterwards gives us a particular description of High on a hill, far blazing, as a mount Eicin her domestic enploymenis.

Ra:s'd on a mount, with pyramids and tow'rs

From diamond quarries hewn, and rocks of gold, So saying, witli dispatchful looks in halte She turns, un hospitable thoughts intent

The palace of great Lucifer, (so call

That structure in the dialect of men
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Homer mentions persons and things, which he myself, and then I make no question you will tells us in the language of the Gods are called by come over to mine. You are not to imagine I different names from those they go by in the lan ' find fault that she either poffeffes or takes deguage of men. Milton has imitated him with his " light in the exercises of those qualifications i usual judgment in this particular place, wherein just now mentioned; 'tis the immoderate fondhe has likewise the authority of Scripture to juf ' ness she has to them that I lament, and that tify him. The part of Abdiel, who was the only, what is only designed for the innocent amulespirit that in this infinite host of angels preserved 'ment and recreation of life, is become the his allegiance to his Maker, exhibits to us a noble ( whole business and study of hers. The fix moral of religious fingularity. The zeal of the • months we are in town (for the year is equally seraphim breaks forth in a becoming warmth of divided between that and the coun from alsentiments and expressions, as the character which * most break of day till noon, the whole mornis given us of him denotes that generous scorn ing is laid out in practising with her several maiand intrepidity which attends heroic virtue. The térs; and to make up the losses occasioned hy author doubtless designed it as a pattern to those, her absence in the summer, every day in the who live among mankind in their present state of ( week their attendance is required; and as they degeneracy and corruption.

all are people eminent in their professions, their

• skill and time must be recompensed accordingly : So spake the feraph Abdiel, faithful found " so how far these articles extend, I leave you to Among the faithless, faithful only he;

judge. Limning, one would think, is no exAmong innumerable false, unmov’d,

pensive divertion; but as she manages the matUnshaken, unseduc'd, unterrify'd,

ter, it is a very considerable addition to her dira His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal :

'bursements; which you will easily believe, Nor number, nor example with him wrought ' when you know the paints fans for all her feTo swerve from truth, or change his constant 'male acquaintance, and draws all her relations mind

pictures in miniature; the first must be mountThough single. From amidst them forth he pass’d, ed by nobody but Colmar, and the other set by Long way thro' hostile scorn, which he suitain'd nobody but Charles Mather. What follows is Superior, nor of violence fear’d ought;

still much worse than the former; for, as I told And, with retorted scorn, his back he turn'd

you she is a great artist at her needle, it is inOn those proud tow'rs to swift destruction doom’d. credible what sums The expends in embroidery;

L ' for besides what is appropriated to her personal

' use, as mantuas, petticoats, ftomachers, hand

"kerchiefs, purses, pin-cushions, and working No. 328 MONDAY, MARCH 17. aprons, she keeps four French Protestants con

tinually employed in making divers pieces of Nullum me à labore reclinat otium.

• superfluous furniture, as quilts, toilets, hangHOR. Epod. 17. v. 24. ings for closets, beds, window-curtains, easyNo ease doth lay me down from pain. CREECH. ' chairs, and tabourets : nor have I any hopes of Mr. Spectator,

ever reclaiming her from this extravagance, S I believe this is the first complaint that ' while the obstinately persists in thinking it a

ever was made to you of this nature, so notable piece of good housewifry, because they you are the first person I ever could prevail upon are made at home, and me has had some share

myself to lay it before. When I tell you ' in the performance. There would be no end of • have a healthy, vigorous conftitution, a plenti ' relating to you the particulars of the annual

ful estate, no inordinate desires, and am mar charge, in furnishing her store-room with a ried to a virtuous lovely woman, who neither profusion of pickles and preserves ; for the is

wants wit nor good-nature, and by whom i not contented with having every thing, unless • have a numerous offspring to perpetuate my fa. it be done every way, in which Me consults an • mily, you will naturally conclude me a happy • hereditary book of receipts; for her female an

But, notwithstanding these promising cestors have been always famed for good houseappearances, I am so far from it, that the

' wifry, one of whom is made immortal by give prospect of being ruined and undone, by 'ing her name to an eye-water and two sorts of

a sort of extravagance which of late years puddings. I cannot undertake to recite all her • is in a less degree crept into every fashionable medicinal preparations, as falves, serecloths, • family, deprives me of all the comforts of powders, confects, cordials, ratafia, persico, my life, and renders me the most anxious, ini.

orange-flower, and cherry-brandy, together « ferable man on earth. My wife, who was the (with innumerable sorts of simple waters. But

only child and darling care of an indulgent there is nothing I lay so much to heart, as that • mother, employed her early years in learning all • detettable catalogue of counterfeit wines, which o those accomplishments we generally understand • derive their names from the fruits, herbs, or ' by good-breeding and polite education. She trees of whose juices they are chiefly com• sings, dances, plays on the lute and harpsichord, " pounded : they are loathsome to taste, and per• paints prettily, is a perfect mistress of the

• nicious to the health; and as they seldom lur« French tongue, and has made a considerable vive the year and then are thrown away, under • progress in Italian. She is besides excellently ' a false pretence of frugality, I may aflirm they • skilled in all domestic sciences, as preserving, • stand me in more than if I entertained all our • pickling, pastry, making wines of fruits of our ( visitors with the best burgundy and champaigne, • own growth, embroidering, and needlework of " Coffee, chocolate, green, imperial, peco, and ( every kind. Hitherto you will be apt to think bohea tea seem to be trifies; but when the ( there is very little cause of complaint; but

proper appurtenances of the tea-table are added, • suspend your opinion till I have further explained « they (well the account higher than one would




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