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THE

CONNOISSEUR.

BY MR. TOWN,

CRITIC AND CENSOR-GENERAL.

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1803.

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TED FOR SAMUEL F. BRADFORD, NO. 4, S THIRD STREET,
AND JOHN CONRAD AND CO. NO. 30, CHESNUT STREET.

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On the want of learning in land-officers.

On the excursions of young academics to London.

Steele's character of young Bookwit, an Oxo-

nian. Conversation between two in the Bedford

Coffee-house, and a set of them at the Shaks-

peare. Journal of a week's transactions of an

Oxonian in town. Ode, imitated from Horace,

sent by a fellow collegian to one of these aca-

demical rakes.

Absurdity of Lord Bolingbroke representing Mo-

ses as making beasts accountable for crimes.

Trial of Beasts, a vision. Indictment against

an hog, a cat, a parrot, a milch-ass, a monkey,

a lion, and other animals.

Letter from Mr. Village, concerning elections.

Account of a borough town divided into two

parties, Christians and Jews. An Anti-Judaic

entertainment. Character of a country knight,

a violent enemy to the Jews.

Letter, complaining of the Whisperers and Gig-

lers among the Fair-sex. Instance of their rude

behaviour during a visit. Whispering and Gig-

ling improper at church, in the play-house, and

other places.

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103

On bets particularly on the custom of pitting, as

practised at White's; i.e. staking one man's

life against another. Character of Montano a

noble gamester.

Letter from Oxford, on the story of Shakspeare's

Merchant of Venice. Copy of an original bal-

lad, (preserved in the Ashmolean Museum)

from which Shakspeare is supposed to have

borrowed part of his plot.
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XV1I. Letter, proving the city of London to be an Uni-
versity. Arts and sciences taught there in great-

er perfection than at Oxford or Cambridge.

XVIII. On the dishonesty of Connoisseurs. Instances of

it, and punishment proposed for it. Story of a

Virtuoso's design to rob a church.

Letter, on the different tastes in eating. Luxury
at White's. Difference between the taverns
about St. James's and the 'Change. Of the
taverns about Covent-Garden. Story of a cook
at one of them, tossing up the shoe of a fille
de joye in a ragout. Characters to be met with
at chop-houses, &c.......Letter from Goliah Eng-

XIX.

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