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Epitaph for an infant, whose supposed parents were vagrants

107 A-la-mode, 1754

108 Beauty and fashion, a repartee

10g On a certain lady

IIZ Mr. Foote's aduress to the public, after a prosecucution against him for a libel

113 A ballad

115 An Indian anecdote

117 The cit's country-box, by Robert Lloyd, A. M. 12ź The squire and the parson, an eclogue, by Soame Jenyns, Efq;

127 Horace,-book II. ode-xvi. imitated, by the fame 132 The origin of the lady's fan

135 On Jeffrey, from Martial L. vii. Ep. 10. 136 Conftantia, an elegy

137 The violet, by the Rev. Mr. Woty

141 The campaign, 1768

143 Inscription on the tomb stone of Marsal Thomas. ibid Directions to the heralds for new painting the city

144 Imitation, Anacr. od, 46. to John Wilkes, Efq; 143 To the author of some lines on the death of Yorick, 146 Grace after dinner at a miser's

141 Spring gardens, Bath. The hermite's addresse to

Youth On closing the poll for the city of London, March,

1768 Britannia to John Wilkes, Efq; Ballad on the general election, 17€8

150 A political genealogy

151 Verses by Samuel Johnson, L. L. D. at the request

of a gentleman to whom a lady had given a
sprig of myrtle

ibid. Real beauty, by Dr. Fordyce

152 Extempore, on reading that the “ Ottoman Porte

pays great attention to the representations sent by General Paoli

153 A drinking song, from a collection published at Berlin

ibid. To the conqueror of Louisbourgh, &c. on the late noble reward for all victories

154 The answer

157 Soliloquy in a church-yard

160 On seeing a boy walk on filts




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T has been observed of the writings of the late Harry Fielding, of facetious memory, that

he seemed never so happy as when he could get into the chimney-corner of an inn-kitchen. In like manner you must have perceived, that my letters to you during my rustication have favoured of the affection which I have always entertained for my honest friend the landlord, and his civil attendants, up from John Boots to Betty Chambermaid.' I thall therefore make no apology for B



giving you an account of the reception I met with at the last inn I put up at ; where, indeed, I sufficiently experienced the truth of the following observation of Bishup Corbet :

“ All travellers, this heavy judgment hear !
“ An handsome hostess makes a reck’ning dear :
“ Each word, each look, your purses must re-

quite 'em,
And every welcome adds another item.

My horse and myself being both of a mind with respect to baiting, I suffered him to turn in with me to the first inn I came to, which happened to be the calle; when I was met at the door by a young lady, whom, by her dress, I should have conceived to have been some guest of fashion, if she had not, upon my alighting, most politely made me an apology, that all her rooms were taken up, and desired me to walk into the little parlour behind the bar. This civility of hers, together with a look that would have unloofed ethe purse-strings of an old city churl, at once removed all my prudent ceconomical resolutions of eating only just a snap of cold meat, and away: of my own accord, I most generously ordered a chicken to be put down; but my landlady, dropping an hint that she herseif had not dined, I could


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