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578. On personal Identity-Story of Fad-

579. On Adultery-Dogs which guarded

the Temple of Vulcan......

580. On the Glories of Heaven

581. The Author's Answer to his Correspon-

dents ; Letters from a Lover and a

young Lady

582. On the Itch of Writing........

583. Duty of being usefully employed-on


584. Story of Uilpa......

585. The same concluded..

586. The Use of Dreams

587. The Vision of Hearts.........

588. On Self-love and Benevolence.........

589. On Planting - Folly of destroying


590. On Eternity
591. Questions and Cases of Love..........
592. Dramatic Improvements—Criticisms... ADDISON
593. On Dreams, how to be improved...... BYROM
594. On Calumny
595. On the Abuse of Metaphors
596. Distresses of a very amorous Gentleman
597. The Dreams of various Correspondents
598. On a merry and serious Cast of Tem-

599. The Cave of Trophonius, a Dream... UNKNOWN
000. Various Opinions of future Happiness. ADDISON








601. On Benevolence- Causes which ob-

struct it...........

602. Advantages of an Air of Importance in

making Love

603. Phebe, a Poem

604. On a Desire of knowing future Events UNKNOWN

605. A difficult Case in Love resolved.........

606. Embroidery recommended to the La-


607. Qualities necessary to make Marriage

Happy—the Flitch of Bacon

608. List of Persons who demanded the

Flitch of Bacon........

609. Letters, on the improper Dress of

young Clergymen-on Antipathies

-against Embroidery .....

610. Applause of Men not to be regarded

Story of Gyges .....

611. Letter from a Lady insulted by her

Seducer-Reflexions on the Subject.

612. On the Pride of Genealogy

613. Letters, on Ambition -Eloquence of

Beggars--from a Lady marked by

the Small-pox

614. Questions on Widows, answered by the

Love Casuist-Custom of Euborne.
615. On Fear........
616. On vulgar Phrases-Specimen.....
617. On strained and pompous Phrases


618. On epistolary Poetry........

619. Answers to various Correspondents...... UNKNOWN

620. The Royal Progress, a Poem............ TICKELL

621. On improper Pride......


622. Memoirs of an honest Country Gen-

tleman ..

623. Account of the Custom of Euborne...
624. Division of Mankind into Classes

Pursuits of Avarice, Ambition, &c.

625. Questions in Love solved by the Love

Casuist .....

626. On Novelty..

627. Letter to Zelinda from her Lover

his Death....

628. On Eternity......

Translation of Cato's Soliloquy BLAND
629. Absurd Claims of Reward
630. Church Music recommended-impro-

per Behaviour in Church
631. On Cleanliness
632. Power of Numbers -Grotto-work

Verses on a Grotto..........
633. On Oratory-Advantages from Christi-

634. On aiming at Perfection
635. Enlargement of the Powers of the

Mind in a future State ......


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N° 567. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1714.

-Inceptus clamor frustratur ļiantes.

VIRS, Æn. vi. 493.

-The weak voice deceives thcir gasping throats.


I IL AVE received private advice from some of my correspondents, that if I would give my paper a general run, I should take care to season it with scandal. I have indeed observed of late that few writings sell which are not filled with great names and illustrious titles. The reader generally casts his eye upon a new book, and, if he finds several letters separated from one another by a dash, he buys it up and peruses it with great satisfaction, An M and an h, a Tand an *, with a short line

* M and an h means Marlborough, and T and an r means Treasurer.

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between them, has sold many insipid pamphlets. Nay, I have known a whole edition go off by virtue of two or three well-written &cm-s.

A sprinkling of the words “faction, Frenchman, papist, plunderer,' and the like significant terms, in an italic character, have also a very good effect upon


eye of the purchaser; not to men. tion scribbler, liar, rogue, rascal, knave, and villain,' without which it is impossible to carry on a modern controversy.

Our party writers are so sensible of the secret virtue of an inuendo to recommend their productions, that of late they never mention the Qor P-mat at length, though they speak of them with honour, and with that deference which is due to them from every private person. It gives a secret satisfaction to a peruiser of these mysterious works, that he is able to decypher them without help, and, by the strength of his own natural parts, to fill up a blank space, or make out a word that has only the first or last letter to it.

Some of our authors indeed, when they would be more satirical than ordinary, omit only the vowels of a great man's name, and fall most unmercifully upon all the consonants. This

way of writing was first of all introduced by T-m B-wn*, of facetious memory, who, after having gutted a proper name of all its intermediate vowels, used to plant it in his works, and make as free with it as he pleased, without any danger of the statute.

That I may imitate these celebrated authors, and publish a paper which shall be more taking than ordinary, I have here drawn up a very curious libel, in which a reader of penetration will find a great deal of concealed satire, and, if he be acquainted

* Tom Brown.

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