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527. Letter on a Jealous Husband............... STEELE

From a languishing Lover........

528. Complaints of Rachel Walladay against
the young Men of the Age

529. Rules of Precedency among Authors

and Actors

530. Account of the Marriage of Will

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531. On the Idea of the Supreme Being
532. The Author's Success in producing me-




ritorious Writings-Adrian's Verses STEELE
Verses to the Spectator


Letter from Mr. Sly on Hats.............. STEELE

533. Letters on Parents forcing the Inclina-
tions of their Children-on Rudeness
and Impudence

534. Letters, from a spoilt rich Beauty-
Dapperwit's Question-from a Gro-

cer in Love-from an Idol-a Minute
from Mr. Sly

535. On vain Hopes of temporal Objects-

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537. On the Dignity of Human Nature...... HUGHES
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the Decay of the Club

543. Meditation on the Frame of the human

544. Letter from Capt. Sentry on the Cha-
racter of Sir Roger de Coverley and

on his own Situation

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545. Letter from the Emperor of China to

the Pope-Note from Mr. Sly

546. On dishonest Dealing-Cibber's heroic
Daughter-Letter on a generous Be-

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549. On Reluctance to leave the World-
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554. On the Improvement of Genius

555. Farewell Paper and Acknowledgements
of Assistance-Letter from the Aca-
demy of Painting

556. Account of the Spectator opening his


557. On Conversation-Letter by the Am-
bassador of Bantam

558. Endeavours of Mankind to get rid of
their Burthens, a Dream

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a pert Baggage on the Author's re-
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561. Account of the Widows' Club............ ADDISON
562. On Egotism-Retailers of old Jokes
563. Letters, from a Blank-complaining of

a choleric Gentleman


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564. On making a just Estimate of the
Characters of Mankind

565. On the Nature of Man-of the Supreme

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N° 515. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1712.

Pudet me et miseret, qui harum mores cantabat mihi,

Monuisse frustra

TER. Heaut. Act. ii. Sc. 3.

I am ashamed and grieved, that I neglected his advice, who gave me the character of these creatures.



AM obliged to you for printing the account I lately sent you of a coquette who disturbed a sober congregation in the city of London. That intelligence ended at her taking a coach, and bidding the driver go where he knew. I could not leave her so, but dogged her, as hard as she drove, to Paul's church-yard, where there was a stop of coaches attending company coming out of the cathedral. This gave me an opportunity to hold up a crown to her coachman, who gave me the signal, that he would hurry on, and make no haste, as you know the way is when they favour a chase. By his many kind blunders, driving against other coaches, and slipping off some of his tackle, I could keep up with him, and lodged my fine lady in the parish of St. James's. As I guessed, when I first saw her at church, her busi

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ness is to win hearts, and throw them away, regarding nothing but the triumph. I have had the happiness, by tracing her through ali with whom I heard she was acquainted, to find one who was intimate with a friend of mine, and to be introduced to her notice. I have made so good a use of my time, as to procure from that intimate of hers one of her letters, which she writ to her when in the country. This epistle of her own may serve to alarm the world against her in ordinary life, as mine, I hope, did those who shall behold her at church. The letter was written last winter to the lady who gave it me; and I doubt not but you will find it the soul of an happy self-loving dame, that takes all the admiration. she can meet with, and returns none of it in love to her admirers.


"I am glad to find you are likely to be dis posed of in marriage so much to your approbation, as you tell me. You say you are afraid only of me, for I shall laugh at your spouse's airs. I beg of you not to fear it, for I am too nice a discerner to laugh at any, but whom most other people think fine fellows; so that your dear may bring you hither as soon as his horses are in case enough to appear in. town, and you be very safe against any raillery you may apprehend from me; for I am surrounded with coxcombs of my own making, who are all ridiculous in a manner wherein your good man, I presume, cannot exert himself. As men who cannot raise their fortunes, and are uneasy under the incapacity of shining in courts, rail at ambition; so do awkward and insipid women, who cannot warm the hearts, and charm the eyes of men, rail at affectation: but she' that has the joy of seeing a man's heart leap into his eyes at beholding her, is in no pain for want of

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