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8000 after all at a loss, unul we rode up, and found Trip and Slimber at a default in bal-note* : but the day and the tune was recovered by Tom Bella frey and Ringwood, to the great joy of us all, thouh they drowned every other voie ; for Brillir y corric's a note tour luilon,, three rondly, and mix pics, buther than any other in England.
I tear the mention of this will be thought a di. Arsion from my purpose about speech; but I allswer, no. Since this is used where mpwech rather should be employed, it may come into consideration in the same chapter : tor, Mr. Belltroy being at a visit where I was, vix, at his cousin's (Lady D.unty) in Solo-square, was asked, what entertainments they brud in the country? Now, Bellfrey is very ignorint, and much a clown, but contient withal: in a word, he struck up a fox-chace; Lady Dainty's dog, Mr. Sippet, as he calls him, sturtu, jumped out of his lady's lap, and tell a barking. Bollirey well on), and called all the neighbouring parishes into the square, Never was woman in such contusion as that delicate lady : but there was no stopping her kinseman. A room-full of ladies tell into the most violent laughter ; my lady looked as if alie was shricking: Mr. Sippet, in the middle of the room, breaking his heart will barking, but all of us unheard. As soon as Bellirey became nilent, up gets my lady, and takes him by the arm, to lead him ofl': Bellfrey was in his boots. As she was hurrying him away, his spurs take hold of her pct. ticoat ; his whip throws down a cabinet of china : he cries, “What are your crocks rollen? are your petticoats ragged? A man cannot walk in your house for trincums,"
Every county of Great Britain has one hundred or more of this sort of fellows, who roar instead of speaking: flicrclore, if it be true, that we wouncii, are also given to a greater fluency of words than is necessary, sure, she that disturbs but a room or a family, is inore to be tolerated, than one who draws together whole parishes and counties, and sometimes (with an estate that might make him the blessing and ornament of the world around him) has no other view and ambition, but to be an animal above dogs and horses, without the relish of any one enjoyment which is peculiar to the faculties of human nature. I know it will here be said, that, talking of mere country Squires at this rate, is, as it were, to write against Valentine and Orson. To prove any thing against the race of men, you must take them as they are adorned with education ; as they live in Courts, or have received instructions in Colleges.
But I am so full of my late entertainment by Mr. Bellfrey, that I must deter pursuing this subject to another day; and wave the proper observations upon the different offenders in this kind; some by profound eloquence on small occasions, others by degrading speech upon great circumstances. Expect, therefore, to hear of the whisperer without business, the laugher without wit, the complainer without receiving injuries, and a very large crowd, which I shall not forestal, who are common (thon,zh not commonly observed) impertinents, whose tongues are too voluble for their brains, and are the general despisers of us women, though we have their superior3, the men of sense, for our servants.
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iVill's Coffee-house, July 3. A very ingenious gentleman was complaining this evening, that the players are grown so severe crities, that they would not take in his play, though it has
as many fine things in it as any play that has been writ since the days of Dryden. Le beyan bia diye coure about his pliy with a proface.
“ There in," said he', " somewhat (however ue palliate it) in the very frame and make of 11s, that subjects our minds to chagrin and iniesolution un any emergency of time or place. The dilijonday grous on our sichened imagination, under all die killing circumstances of dinges and disappointment. 'This wr sce, not only in the men of retirement and Janey, but in the characters of the men of action: with this only differenc; the Coward ye('stlie danger, and sichens linder it; the hero, warmed by the dit:culty, dilates, and rises in proportion to that, and in some sort males line of his very fears to disarm it. A remarkable instance of this we have in the great Casar, when he came to the Rubicon, and was entering upon a part, perhaps, the most hazardous herver bore (certainly the most ingraleful); a wir with his countrymen. When his mind brooded o'rt personal atirolis, perhaps his anger bumral with a desire of revenge: but when more ben10!imretl. ctiony laid before him the bazard of the enterprise, with the dismal consequences which were likely to attend it, aggravated by a special circumstance," What figure it would bear in the workil, or how be excused to posterity! What whall be do?'- Ilis bonour, which was his religion, bids him arm ; and be sounds the inclinations of bis party by this set speech: “ CAESAR TO HIS PARTY AT THE RUBICON.
(11.4 prvel attenil, and thou my halise soil,
Endur'd their ten years drudgery in Gaul,
St. James's Coffee-house, July 4. There has arrived no mail since our last; so that we have no manner of foreign news, except we were to give you, for such, the many speculations which are on foot concerning what was imported by the last advices. There are, it seems, sixty battalions and seventeen squadrons appointed to serve in the siege of Tournay ; the garrison of which place consists of but eleven battalions and four squadrons. Letters of the twenty-ninth of the last month, from Berlin, have brought advice, that the Kings of Denmark and Prussia, and his Majesty Augustus, were within few days to come to an interview at Potsdam. These letters mention, that two Polish Princes, of the family of Sapieha and Lubernirsky, lately arrived from Paris, confirm the reports of the misery in France for want of provisions, and give a particular instance of it; which is, that on the day Monsieur Rouille returned to Court, the common people gathered in crowds about the Dauphin's coach, crying, “ Peace and bread, bread and peace.”
** Mrs. Distaff has taken upon her, while she writes this paper, to turn her thoughts wholly to the service of her own sex, and to propose remedies against the greatest vexations attending female life. She has for this end written a small treatise concerning the Second Word, with an appendix on the use of a Reply, very proper for all such as are married to persons either ill-bred or ill-natured. There is in this tract a digression for the use of virgins, concerning the words, I will.
A gentlewoman who has a very delicate ear, wants a maid who can whisper, and help her in the government of her family. If the said servant can clear-starch, lisp, and tread softly, she shall have suitable encouragement in her wages.
END OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
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