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they decoyed him into their service; and You would laugh to fee, how strangehe has fince performed the part of the ly the parts of a play are cast. They. Mack Doctor with univeriai applause. played Cato; and their Marcia was such Upon his revolt, the Doctor himself an old woman, that when Juba came on found it absolutely necessary to enter of with his — Hail! charming maid!'.. the company; and having a talent for the fellow could not help laughing. tragedy, has performed with great, fuc- Another night I was surprised to hear cess the Apothecary in Romeo and Ju an eager lover talk of rushing into his liet.

miltrels's arms, rioting on the nectar The performers at our rustic theatre of her lips, and defiring (in the tragedy are far beyond those paultry frollers, rapture) to 'hug her thus, and thus who run about the country, and exhibit for ever;' though he always took care in a barn or a cow-house; for (as their to stand at a molt ceremonious distance: bils declare) they are a Company of but I was afterwards very much divert. Comedians from the Theatres Royal;, ed at the cause of this extraordinary rea and I assure you, they are as much apo fpect, when I was told, that the lady plauded by our country critics, as any laboured under the misfortune of an ulof your capital actors. The shops of cer in her leg, which occalioned such a our tradesmen have been almost defert, difágreeable stench, that the performers ed, and a crowd of weavers and hard were obliged to keep her at arm's length. waremen have elbowed each other two The entertainment was Lethe: and the hours before the opening of the doors, part of the Frenchman was performed. when the bills have informed us in enor-, by a South Briton; who, as he could mous red letters, that the part of George not pronounce a word of the French Barnwell was to be performed by Mr. language, fupplied it's place by gabbling

, at the particular defire of several in his native Welch. ladies of ditin&tion. It is true, indeed, The decorations, or (in the theatrical that our principal actors have most of dialect) the property of our company, them had their education in Covent are as extraordinary as the performers. Garden, or Drury Lane; but they have Othello raves about a checked handkerbeen employed in the business of the chief; the Gholt of Hamlet Italks in a drama in a degree but just above a scene. poftilion's leathern-jacket for a coat of hifter. An heroine, to whom your mail; and, in a new pantomime of their managers in town (in envy to her rising own, Cupid enters with a fiddle-cafe merit) scarce allotted the humble part flung over his houlders for a quiver., of a confidante, now blubbers out And The apothecary of the town is free of dromache or Belvidera; the attendants the house, for lending them a pestle and on a monarch strut monarchs thein mortar to serve as the bell in Venice, felves, mutes find their voices, and Preserved; and a barber-furgeon has message-bearers rife into heroes. The the same privilege, for furnishing them humour of our best comedian con Gifts in with basons of blood to besmear the fhrugs and grimaces; he jokes in a wry daggers in Macbeth. Macbeth himself mouth, and repartees in a grin: in short, carries a rolling-pin in his band for a he practises on Congreve and Vanbrugh truncheon; and, as the breaking of all those distortions that gained him so glasses would be very expensive, he much applause from the galleries, in the daihes down a pewter pint pot at the drubs which he was condemned to uns, fight of Banquo's Ghost. dergo in pantomimes. I was vaftly di A fray happened here the other night, verted at seeing a fellow in the character which was no finall diversion to the auof Sir Harry Wildair, whose chief ac dience. It feeins, there had been a great, tion was a continual presling together conteit between two of these mimic heof the thumb and fore-finger; which, roes, who was the fittest to play Richard had be lifted them to his nole, I should the Third. One of them was reckoned have thought he designed as an imitas, to have the better person, as he was very tion of taking {mpff but I could calily round mouldered, and one of his legs account for the cause of this fingular was shorter than the other; but his angesture, when I discovered, that Sir tagonist carried the part, because he Harry was no less a person than the dex. fasted belt in the Tent-scene. However, kous Mr. Clippić the candle-snuffer. when the curtain drew up, they both


rushed in upon the stage at once; and they both went through the whole speech bawling out together Now are our without stopping. I am, dear cousin,

brows bound with victorious wreaths, your's, &ca





THEN I consider the abfurd talte writer of the following letter, and would vailed among our persons of diftin&tion, to subscribe to his proposals. I cannot but applaud the reformation which has been since brought about in this article by the polite world. A

I Have long observed with infinite reDuke of Newcaitle made himself l'e

gret the little care that is taken to markable by a Treatise on Horseman. supply perfons of distinction with prothip; a Rochester supplied the place of per books for their inftruction and Ovid in the closets of men of pleasurez amusement. It is no wonder that they and even the ladies of former ages fa. should be fo averse to study, when learn crificed to love in Novels and Romances. ing is rendered so disagreeable, Come, I will not mention a Shaftesbury, as mon creatures, indeed, as soon as they our present age has produced a Boling- can spell, may be made to read a duli broke. We of this generation are wiser chapter in the Teftament; after which; than to suffer our youth of quality to the Whole Duty of Man, or some other lose their precious time in studying the useless good book, may be put into belles lettres, while our only care is to their hands; but these can never inftruet introduce them into the beau monde.

a man of the world to say fine things to A modern peer, instead of laying down a lady,, or to swear with a good grace. the theory of horsemanship, is perfect in Among a few dirty pedants the know." the practice, and commences jockey ledge of Greek and Latin may be culhimself; and our rakes of fashion are tivated; but among fine gentlemen there content with acting the scenes which are juftly discarded for French and Itaa Rochester described. Our ladies are, lian. Why flaould persons of quality indeed, very well qualified to publish a trouble themselves about Mathematics recital of amours; and one in particu, and Philosophy, or throw away their lar has already entertained the world time in fcratching circles and triangles with memoirs of her own intrigues, on a fare, and then rubbing them out cuckoldoms and elopements.

again? All the Algebra requisite for I am very glad to find the present them to know, is the combination of age so entirely free from pedantry: Some figures on the dice; nor could Euclid part of the polite world read, indeed, be of any use to thein, except he had but they are so wife as to read only for represented the most graceful attitudes amusement; or at leait only to improve in fencing, or drawn out the fines of a themselves in the more modern and minuet. fashionable sciences. A Treatise on In order to remedy these inconveni. Whift has more admirers than a System ences, and that the erudition of persons of Logic, and a New Atalantis would of fashion may be as different from the be more universally read than a Practice vulgar knowledge of the rest of mankind of Piety. A fine gentleman or lady as their dress, I have formed a project would no more chuse the mind of a for regulating their studies. An old pedant, than the person of a cook-maid crabbed philosopheroncetold a monarchy or a porter. I cannot, therefore, but that there was no Royal way of learning approve of the plan laid down by the the Mathematics. Firt, then, as to


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the mufty volumes which contain Greek, -By James Maclean, Esq. late Sur. Latin, and the Sciences, (fince there is veyor of the Highways. nogenteel method of coming at the know. Eflay on Delicacy. By an Ensign of ledge of them) I would banish them en the Guards. tirely from the polite world, and have The Art of Dissembling. From the them chained down in university li.

French. braries, the only places where they can A New Way to pay Old Debts. Froin 'be useful or entertaining: Having thus an Original published at Berlir. cleared the shelves of this learned lum. The of Laws. With Notes on ber, we fhall have room to fill thein more

the Game aft, the Jew-bill, and the elegantly. To this end, I have col Bill'for preventing Marriages. lected all fuch books as are proper to Jargon versus Common Senie. By a be perused by people of quality, and Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. skall shortly make my scheme public by Universal Arithmetic. Containing Cal. opening an handloine room under the 'culations for laying the Odds at Horsetitle of the Polite Circulating. Library, racing, Cocking, Card-playing, '&c. Many of my books are entirely new and Optics, or the Use of Opera-glafles; original: all the modern novels, and with the Importance and Benefit of molt of the periodical papers, fall fo di Near. fightedness considered. To rectly in with my plan, that they will which is added, a Differtation on the be sure to find a place in my library;

portable Pocket Looking-glals. and if Mr. Town news himself an en. The Modern Gymnasium. By Broughcourager of my scheme, I shall expect to see peers and peereses take up the pen, Geometry made easy, and adapted to and thine in the CONNOISSEUR. the meanest Capacity. By Nath.'

I intend in the beginning of the winter Hart, Dancing master to Grown to publifb iny proposals at large, and in Gentlemen. the mean time, beg you to submit the De Oratore, or the Art of Speaking on following specinen of my books to the all Subjects. By Andrew Mac Brord, public,

F. R: H. S. Fellow of the Robin

Hood Society

3 A Dissertation on the Miracle of the CATALOGUB OR BOOKS, &c. Five Loaves. By the Baker, Prefi.

dent of the fame Society. Revelation, a Romance

Garrick upon Death; with an Account The Compleat Cook. By Solomon of the several Diftertions of the Face, Gundy.

and Writhings of the Body; and parThe Gentleman's Religion. By a Free. ticular Directions concerning Sighs, thinker.

Groans, Ohs, Ahs, &c. &c. for Differtation on Parties ; or an Essay the Use of Young Actors. .

on Breaking of Eggs Addressed to The Court Register; containing an ex-"

the Big and Little Endians, fit act List of all Public Days, Routs, A Defence of Alexander the Copper: Assemblies, &c. where and when fmith against

: St. Paul. By the late kept. Lord Botingbroke,

The Englishnan in Paris. The Practice of Bagnios ; or the Mo- The Englishman returned from Paris. dern Method of Sweating.

The Whole Duty of Woman.“ Diri The Ladies Difpenfatory: containing posed under the Articles of Vifiting,

the most approved Recipes for Tooth Cards, Masquerades, Plays, Dress, < powders, Lip-salves, Beautifying &c. Lotions, Almond Paftes, Ointments A Differtation on the Waters of Tunfor Freckles, Pomatums, and Hy. bridge, Cheltenhamn, Scarborough, fteric Waters; according to the press and the Bath : Thewing their wonderfent Practice.

fulEfficacy in removing the Vapours; Description of THE WORLD'y with with Directions how to allilt their the Latitudes of Vauxhall, Ranelagh, Operations by using the Exercise of the Theatres, the Opera-house, &e. Country dancing calculated for the Meridian of St. The Traveller's Guide, or Young No. James's.

bleman's Vade Mecum, Containing A Map of the Roads kading to Tyburn, an exact Lilt of the moft eminent


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