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TATLER.

153. Characters in Conversation described as Instruments

of Music

115

154. Virgil's Allegory and Ideas of a future State

119

155. Character of the Upholsterer-A great Politician 124

156. Visit of Telemachus to the other World

128

158. Pedantry of Tom Folio, the Book-broker

132

160. A Visit and Letter from the Upholsterer .

135

161. Dream of the Region of Liberty

138

162. Duty of

a Censor-How

performed by the Author-

Subscriptions for the Tatler

163. Critical reading of Ned Softly's Poetry

145

165. The Impertinence of Criticism—Sir Timothy Tittle 148

192. Characters in a Stage-coach-Anecdote of two Ladies

and their Husbands, Passengers in a Packet-boat 152

216. Taste of the Virtuosi—Legacy of a Virtuoso—Death

of Mr. Partridge.

155

218. On the names given to Flowers-Visit to a Garden : 158

220. Account of the Church Thermometer

162

224. On Advertisements—Quackeries—Washes, &c. 165

226. Life of Margery, alias John Young, commonly called

Dr. Young

168

229. Remarks on the Author's Enemies - Fable of the

Owls, Bats, and the Sun

172

239. Remarks on the Author's Enemies—The Examiner. 174

240. The Science of Physic-Quacks of the Time

178

243. Adventures of the Author when invisible

181

249. Adventures of a Shilling,

184

250. Institution of a Court of Honour

188

253. Journal of the Court of Honour

191

254. Sir John Mandeville's account of the Freezing and

Thawing of several Speeches

194

255. Letters from a Chaplain—Thoughts on the Treat-

ment of Chaplains

198

256. Proceedings of the Court of Honour

201

257. Wax-work representation of the Religions of Great

Britain

205

259. Journal of the Court of Honour

210

260. Essay on Noses-Skill of Taliacotius

213

262. Journal of the Court of Honour

218

265. Journal of the Court of Honour

221

267. On appointed Seasons for Devotion-Bacon's Prayer 224

THE SPECTATOR.

1. The Spectator's Account of himself

228

2. Of the Club—Sir Roger de Coverley—the Templar

-Sir Andrew Freeport-Captain Sentry - Will.

Honeycomb—The Clergyman

232

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3. Public Credit, a Vision

237

5. On the Absurdities of the Modern Opera

240

7. Popular Superstitions

243

8. Letters on Masquerades

246

9. Account of various Clubs

249

10. The Uses of the Spectator

253

12. Custom of telling Stories of Ghosts to Children 256

13. Conduct of Lions at the Opera – Merit of Nicolini 259

15. Story of Cleanthe on Happiness, exemplified in

Aurelia-Fulvia

262

16. Various Articles of Dress — Lampoons-Scandal-

Politics-Letter from Charles Lillie

265

17. History of the Italian Opera

268

21. Divinity, Law, and Physic, overburdened with Practi-

tioners

271

23. Ill-natured Satire.

275

24. Letter from a Valetudinarian

278

26. Reflections in Westminster Abbey

282

28. Project of an Office for the Regulation of Signsma

Monkey recommended for the Opera

285

29. Italian Recitative-Absurdities of the Opera Dresses 288

31. Project of a new Opera

291

34. Success of the Spectators with various Classes of

Readers, represented by the Club

294

35. False Wit and Humour Genealogy of Humour 297

37. Catalogue of a Lady's Library-Leonora

300

39. English Tragedy-Lee-Otway

304

40. Tragedy and Tragi-Comedy

308

42. Methods to aggrandize the Persons in Tragedy 311

44. Stage Tricks to excite Pity-Dramatic Murders 314

45. Ill Consequences of the Peace-French Fashions-

Childish Impertinence

319

46. Paper of Hints dropped-Gospel-gossip-Ogling 322

47. Theory of the Passion of Laughter

325

50. Remarks on the English, by the Indian Kings 328

55. Effects of Avarice and Luxury on Employments . 332

56. Vision of Marraton

335

57. Mischiefs of Party-Rage in the Female Sex

339

58. Essay on Wit—History of False Wit.

342

59. The same subject continued

346

60. Wit of the Monkish Ages-in Modern Times 350

61. The subject continued

354

62. Difference between True and False Wit--Mixt Wit

357

63. Allegory of several Schemes of Wit

362

68. On Friendship

367

69. The Royal Exchange-Benefit of extensive Commerce 370

70. Critique on the Ballad of Chevy-Chase

373

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72. Account of the Everlasting Club

378

73. Passion for Fame and Praise-Character of the Idols 381

74. Continuation of the Critique on Chevy-Chase

384

81. Female Party-Spirit discovered by Patches

389

83. Dream of a Picture Gallery

392

85. Fate of Writings—Ballad of Children in the Wood

395

396

89. Lovers Demurrage–Folly of Demurrage

401

90. Punishment of a voluptuous Man after Death-Ad-

venture of M. Pontigna

405

92. Books for a Lady's Library

408

93. Proper Methods of employing Time

411

94. Subject continued--Pursuit of Knowledge

98. Ladies' Head-dresses

419

99. The Chief Point of Honour-Duelling

422

101. Uncertainty of Fame Specimen of a History of

the Reign of Anne I.

425

102. Exercise of the Fan

428

105. Will. Honeycomb's Knowledge of the World-va-

rious kinds of Pedants

431

106. Visit to Sir R. de Coverley's Country Seat

434

108. Character of Will. Wimble

437

110. On Ghosts and Apparitions

440

111. Immateriality of the Soul

443

112. A Sunday in the Country—Sir Roger at Church. 446

115. Labour and Exercise

448

117. On Witchcraft—Story of Moll White

452

119. Rural Manners-Politeness

454

120. Instinct in Animals

457

121. The subject continued—Wisdom of Providence 461

122. A Visit with Sir Roger to the Country Assizes

465

123. Education of Country 'Squires-Story of Eudoxus

and Leontine

468

124. Use and Difficulties of Periodical Papers

472

125. Mischiefs of Party-Spirit .

475

126. The subject continued—Sir Roger's Principles 478

127. Letter on the Hoop-Petticoat

481

128. Difference of Temper

in the Sexes-Female Levity 484

129. Fashions in Dress-How imitated in the Country

487

130. Interview of Sir Roger with a Gang of Gipsies

490

131. Opinions entertained of the Spectator in the Country

-Letter from Will. Honeycomb

493

135. Blessing of being born an Englishman

496

159. The Vision of Mirza

499

160. On great natural Geniuses

504

THE TATLER.

BY ISAAC BICKERSTAFFE, ESQ.

We now enter on those parts of Mr. Addison's prose works, which have done him the greatest honour, and have placed him at the head of those whom we call our polite writers. I know that many readers prefer Dr. Swift's prose to his :-but, whatever other merit the Dean's writings may have, (and they have, certainly, a great deal,) I affirm it with confidence, (because I have examined them both with care,) that they are not comparable to Mr. Addison's, in the correctness, propriety, and elegance of expression.

Mr. Addison possessed two talents, both of them very uncommon, which singularly qualified him to excel in the following essays: I mean an exquisite knowledge of the English tongue, in all its purity and delicacy; and a vein of humour, which flowed naturally and abundantly from him on every subject; and which experience hath shown to be inimitable. But it is in the former respect only that I shall criticise these papers; and I shall do it with severity, lest time, and the authority of his name, (which, of course, must become sacred,) should give a sanction even to his defects. If any man of genius should be so happy, as to equal all the excellencies of his prose, and to avoid the few blemishes which may, haply, be found in it, he would be a perfect model of style, in this way of writing : but of such an one, it is enough to say at present, (and I shall, surely, offend no good writer in saying it, )

“_hunc nequeo monstrare, et sentio tantùm."

No. 20. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1709.

-Though the theatre is now breaking, it is allowed still to sell animals there; therefore, if any lady or gentleman have occasion for a tame elephant, let them inquire of Mr. Pinkethman, who has one to dispose of at a reasonable rate. The downfal of May Fair has quite sunk the price of this noble creature, as well as many other curiosities of nature. A tiger will sell almost as cheap as an ox; and I am credibly

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informed, a man may purchase a cat with three legs, for very near the value of one with four. I hear likewise,

that there is a great desolation among the gentlemen and ladies who were the ornaments of the town, and used to shine in plumes and diadems; the heroes being most of them pressed, and the queens beating hemp. Mrs. Sarabrand, so famous for her ingenious puppet-show, has set up a shop in the Exchange, where she sells her little troop under the term of Jointed Babies. I could not but be solicitous to know of her, how she had disposed of that rake-hell Punch, whose lewd life and conversation had given so much scandal, and did not a little contribute to the ruin of the fair. She told me with a sigh, that despairing of ever reclaiming him, she would not offer to place him in a civil family, but got him in a post upon a stall in Wapping, where he may be seen from sun-rising to sun-setting, with a glass in one hand, and a pipe in the other, as sentry to a brandy-shop. The great revolutions of this nature bring to my mind the distresses of the unfortunate Camilla, who has had the ill luck to break before her voice, and to disappear at a time when her beauty was in the height of its bloom. This lady entered so thoroughly into the great characters she acted, that when she had finished her part, she could not think of retrenching her equipage, but would appear in her own lodgings with the same magnificence that she did upon the stage. This greatness of soul has reduced that unhappy princess to an involuntary retirement, where she now passes her time among the woods and forests, thinking on the crowns and sceptres she has lost, and often humming over in her solitude,

I was born of royal race,

Yet must wander in disgrace, &c. But for fear of being overheard, and her quality known,' she usually sings it in Italian;

Nacqui al regno, nacqui al trono,
E pur sono

Sventurata pastorellaSince I have touched upon this subject, I shall communicate to my reader part of a letter I have received from a friend at Amsterdam, where there is a very noble theatre; though the manner of furnishing it with actors is something pecu

* Easily expressed, but not exactly. Better :-"But for fear of being overheard, and lest her quality should be known.”

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