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as learnedly of light and shade, figure, Ruins of the Temple-A Publican at proportion, drapery, &c. as of the rise the Receipt of Cultoin-and-a Samson and fall of stocks. I have, however, been in miniature. very much embarrassed in getting toge- Besides these, I have employed an inther a collection, suitable to the religion genious artist here to execute a design of I profess. The famous painters were my own. It is a picture of Fortune; most of them such bigots to their own not standing (as in the common ftile) way of thinking, that they have scarce upon a kind of cart-wheel, but on the left any thing behind them but Holy two wheels of the lottery, with a repreFamilies, Dead Christs, and Madonas; sentation of a net cast over the lefler subjects, which to me and my tribe are engrossers of tickets, while a Chief Ma. odious and abominable. A picture, nager is breaking his way through the since it has the property of being the melhes. language of all mankind, should never I must not forget to tell you, that I be particular in it's subject; but we have picked up an infamous portrait, fhould paint, as the English are taught by an English hand, called Shylock; to pray, · for all Jews, Turks, Infi. with the following inscription under it, dels, and Heretics.'

taken, I suppose, from the London When I have made the tour of Italy, Evening Poit, or that impudent Fool I will send you a compleat list of all my the Gazetteer: “ They have disgraced purchases: in the mean time the follow- me, and hindered me half a million, ing fort specimen will enable you to • laught at my losses, mockt at my judge of my precautions, in selecting gains, scorned my nation, thwarted pieces suitable to my character, and not my bargains, cooled my friends, heatOffenfive to my principles.

'ed mine enemies; and what's the The first that I bought was

· The • reason ?-I am a Jew.' • Elevation of the Golden Calf.' This As soon as the parliament is dissolve' I shall set up in the Royal Exchange, as ed, you may expect to see me in Enga typical representation of myself, to be land; till when, I am, dear Sir, yours, worihipped by all brokers, insurers, &c. fcriveners, and the whole fraternity of ftock jobbers.

The second is. The Triumph of Gi- I fall here fubjoin a letter of a very . deon.' This I intended, 'if a late different stamp; which points out to me project in favour of our brethren had not another walk as a Connoisseur, not less miscarried, should have been hung up extensive perhaps, and more agreeable in St. Stephen's Chapel, as a memorial to the modern taite, than that of Virtù. of our viétory over the Uncircumcised. The third and fourth are • Peter de.

TO MR. TOWN. nying his Master,' and · Judas be

traying him for thirty pieces of filver;' I Suppose Connoisseur is only another both which I design as presents to our word for a Knowing One. So write two worthy friends, the Bs of. me a few papers in defence of cards. and

dice, races, and gaming in general; and The next which I hall mention to I will admit you upon the Square, inyou, deserves particular notice; and troduce you at White's, let you upon this is • The Prophet of Nazareth him. The turf, the next meeting at Newmarket.

felf, conjuring the devil into an herd and make your fortune at once. If

of swine.' From this piece, when I you are the man I take you for, you will seturn to England, I intend to have a be wise, and do this directly; and then print engraved ; being very proper to the odds are for you. If not, I'll hold be bad in all Jewish families, as a neces- you an hundred pounds to a China fary preservative against Pork and Chris. orange, that your paper is neglected as tianity.

low and vulgar, and yourself condemna I shall not tire you with a particulared as an unfamionable blockhead. detail of some other lesser pieces ; such

Yours, as you bebave, as, The Deluge, in water colours-The New Jerusalem, in perspective-Some T








E writers of effays, or (as they WE

After this preface, the reader will not are termed) periodical papers, be surprised, if I take the liberty to re

, justly claim to ourselves a place among late a dream of my own. It is usual the modern improvers of literature. on these occasions to be lulled to ileep Neither Bently nor Burnam, nor any by some book; and most of my brethren other equally sagacious commentator, pay that compliment to Virgil or Shakehas been able to discover the least traces speare: but as I could never discover of any similar productions among the any opiate qualities in those authors, I ancients: except we can suppose, that the chole rather to doze over some modern bistory of Thucidydes was retailed week- performance. I must beg to be excused ly in sixpenny numbers; that Seneca from mentioning particulars, as I would dealt out his morality every Saturday; not provoke the resentment of my coor that Tully wrote speeches and philo- temporaries : nobody will imagine, that fophical disquisitions, whilst Virgil and I dipt into any of our modern novels, Horace clubbed together to furnish the or took up any of our late tragedies. poetry for a Roman Magazine. Let it suffice, that I presently fell fast

There is a word, indeed, by which alleep. we are fond of distinguishing our works, I found myself transported in an inand for which we must confess ourselves Atant to the shore of an immense sea, coindebted to the Latin. Myself, and vered with innumerable vessels; and every petty journalist, affect to dignify though many of them suddenly disapour haity performances by ftiling them peared every minute, I saw others conLucubrations; by which we mean, if tinually launchir.g forth, and pursuing we mean any thing, that as the day is the same course. The seers of visions, too short for our labours, we are obliged and dreamers of dreams, have their orto call in the artistance of the night: not gans of fight fo considerably improved, to mention the modest insinuation, that that they can take in any object, howour compofitions are so correct, that ever distant or minute. It is not there. (like the orations of Demosthenes) they fore to be wondered at, that I could difmay he said to ' smell of the lamp.' We cern every thing diftinctly, though the would be understood to follow the di- waters before me were of the deepest rections of the Roinin satirist' to grow black. • pale by the midnight candle;' though While I stood contemplating this perhaps, as our own satirist exprefics it, amazing scene, one of those good-natured we may be thought

Genii, who never fail making their apSleepless ourselves to give our readers sleep. pearance to extricate dreamers from their

difficulties, rose from the sable ítream, But, as a relief from the fatigue of and planted himself at my elbow. His so many restless hours, we have frequent complexion was of the darkest hue, not ly gone to sleep for the benefit of the unlike that of the Dæmons of a printpublic: and surely we, whose labours ing-house; his jetty beard Mone like the are confined to a theet and half, may be bristles of a blacking-brush; on his head indulged in taking a nap now and then, he wore a turban of imperial paper; as well as those engaged in longer works; and who (according to Horace) are to be excused, if a little drowzinels sometimes There hung a calf-skin on his reverend limbs, creeps in upon them.

which was gilt on the back, and faced with robings of Morocco, lettered (like • ly before the wind, and out-strips the a rubric-post) with the names of the • painted frigates of her country, I Dimost eminent authors. In his left-hand • done and Artaserse. Observe that be bore a printed scroll, which from the • triumphant squadron, to whose flag marginal corrections I imagined to be a • all the others pay homage. Most of proof-theet; and in his right he waved • them are ships of the first rate, and the quill of a goose.

( were fitted out many years ago. He immediately accosted me. • Though somewhat irregular in their

Town,' said he, “ I am the Genius, • make, and but little conformable to "whois destined to conduct you through • the exact rules of art, they will ever " these turbulent waves. The sea that • continue the pride and glory of these

you now behold is the Ocean of Ink, • seas : for, as it is remarked by the pre• Those towers, at a great diftance, fent Laureat in his prologue to Papal • whose bases are founded upon rocks, Tyranny

ard whose tops seem lost in the clouds, Shakespeare, whose art no play-wright can ' are fituated in the Ine of Fame. Con

excel, tiguous to these, you may discern by Has launch'd us fleets of plays, and built 'the glittering of it's golden sands, is

them well. the Coaft of Gain, which leads to a ' fertile and rich country. All the vel

The Genius then bade me turn my fels, which are yonder failing with a eye, where the water seemed to foam fair wind on the main sea, are making with perpetual agitation. That,' said towards one or other of these: but he is the strong Current of Politics, you will observe, that on their first often fatal to those who venture on it. setting out they were irresistibly drawn I could not but take notice of a poor into the Eddies of Criticism, where wretch on the opposite shore, fastened they were obliged to encounter the by the ears to a terrible machine. This, molt dreadful tempests and hurricanes. the Genius informed me, was the meIn these dangerous ftreights, you see morable Defoe, fet up there as a land. with what violence every bark is toft mark, to prevent future mariners from up and down: some go to the bottom splitting on the same rock. at once; others, after a faint struggle, To this turbulent prolpeet succeeded are beat to pieces; many are much objects of a more placid nature. in a damaged; while a few by found planks little creek, winding through flowery and right rigging are enabled to wea- meads and shady groves, I descried sevether the Atorm.'

ral gilded yachts and pleafure-boats, all At this fight I started back with hor. of them keeping due time with their ror: and the remembrance itill dwells silver oars, and gliding along the simooth, fo ttrong upon my fancy, that I even even, calm, regularly fowing Rivulets now imagine the torrent of Criticism of Rhyme. Shepherds and nepherdesses buifting in upon me, and ready to over playing on the banks; the fails were whelm me in an instant.

gently swelled with the soft breezes of *Caft a look,' resumed my instructor, amorous sighs; and little Loves sported on that vast lake divided into two in the filken cordage. parts, which lead to yonder magnificent My attention was now called off from

Itructures, erected by the Tragic and these pacific scenes to an obftinate enComic Muse. There you may ob. gagement between several fhips, distin

ferve many trying to force a passage guithed from all others by bearing the

without chart or compass. Some have Holy Cross for their colours. These, 'been overset by crouding too much the Genius told me, were employed in 'fail, and others have foun lered by the Holy War of Religious Controversy;

carrying too inuch ballaft. An * Ar- and he pointed out to me a few Corsairs

cadian veffel (the master an Irishman) in the service of the Infidels, sometimes ' was, through contrary squalls, scarce aiding one party, sometimes tiding with ' able to live nine days: but you see the other, as might belt contribute to

that light Italian gondola, t Gli the general confusion. • Amanti Gelosi, ikims along pleasant- l'observed in different parts of the

• Pbiloclea, a tragedy; founded on Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia.
+ An admired Burletta,

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ocean several gallies, which were rowed of these were endeavouring to make the by Naves. • Those,' said the Genius, Coast of Gain by hanging out false co.

are fitted out by very oppressive own- lours, or by forging their passports, and • ers, and are all of them bound to the pretending to be freighted out by the * Coast of Gain. The miserable moft reputable traders.

wretches, whom you see chained to My eyes were at last fixed, I know • the oars, are obliged to tug without not how, on a spacious channel, run• the least respite; and though the voyage ning through the midst of a great city. • should turn out successful, they have I felt such a secret impulse at this right, • little or no share in the profits. Some that I could not help enquiring particu« few you may observe, who rather larly about it. • The discovery of that • chuse to make a venture on their own • passage,' said the Genius,

was first • bottoms. Tbese work as hard as the • made by one Bickerstaff, in the good • galley-llaves, and are frequently cast ' Tip called The Tatler, and who after,

away: but though they are ever so of. (wards embarked in The Spectator and • ten wrecked, necessity Atill conftrains « Guardian. These have been followed • them to put out to sea again.' « lince by a number of little sloops, -Reficit rates

• skiffs, hoys, and cock-boats, which

I have been most of them wrecked in Quafas, indocilis pauperiem pati.


• the attempt. Thither also must your Still mult the wretch his shatter'd bark refit; the Genius suddenly snatched me up in

6 course be directed.'-At this instant For who to starve can patiently submit?

his arms, and plunged me headlong into It were needless to enumerate many the inky flood. While I lay gasping other particulars, that engaged my nos and struggling beneath the waves, metice. Among the rest was a large fleet thought I heard a familiar voice calling of Annotators, Dutch-built, which fail. me by my name; which awaking me, ed very heavy, were often a-ground, I with pleasure recollected the features and continually ran foul on each other. of the Genius in those of my publisher, The whole ocean, I also found, was in- who was standing by my bed-lide, and fetted by pirates, who ransacked every had called upon me for copy. rich veel that came in their way. Most







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T is with the utmost concern I have from me some shrewd remarks upon the accused at several tea-tables, of not be- meafure, I Mall at present recommend ing a man of my word. The female to their notice the following advertise. part of my readers exclaim against me ment, which has been sent me with a for not having as yet paid my particu- request to make it public. lar addresses to the fair. ( Who is this •Mr. Town?' fays one Where can • the creature live? He has said nothing THE REVEREND MR. KEITH,

yet of the dear Burletta girl. Ano. (WHO HAS HAD THt roNOUR TO PERther wonders that I have not recommended to the ladies Mr. Hoyle's New Calculation of Chances; for underftand


GIVES THIS PUBLIC NOTICE, ing which nothing more is required, we are told, than the First Principles of THAT he shall continue at his chaArithmetic; that is, to know how to tell pel in May Fair no longer than the the pips, and fet upone's game. But I find present month. He will then let out on his the whole tex in general have expected progrels through the principal Market



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towns, where he will exhibit publicly, .' nest woman of her,' the is entitled to without loss of time, any hour of the all the licence of a courtesan; day or night. He will perform to no I have lately feen, with a good deal of less than two persons, and will wait on compassion, a few forward maiden ladies any gentleman and lady privately at their invelting themselves with the dignities, own houses.

and encroaching on the privileges of this We have no connection with the tion them to recede in time." As their

order. It may not be improper to caulFleet parfors, or other pretenders. Be- claim to these liberries is unwarranted by ware of counterfeits. Ego sum folus.

cuftom, they will not retain that ambia I may perhaps take a future opportu. guous reputation enjoyed by the Demi. nity of enlarging on this very important Reps, whose whole system of conduct is Subject, the Marriage-Bill; but Mall at founded on the basis of matrimony. present oblige the ladies by celebrating Every lady, therefore, inclined to in. an order of females lately sprung up dulge herself in all those little innocent among them, usually diftinguished by freedoms, should confine herself within the denomination of Demi

Reps the pale of matrimony, to elude censure; word not to be found in any of our dic. as insolvent debtors avoid a jail by lodge tionaries.

ing within the verge of the court. This order, which seems daily en- A Demi-Rep then muft necessarily be creasing upon us, was first instituted by married: nor is it easy for a lady to forme ladies eminent for their public maintain so critical a character, unless fpirit, with a view of raising their half the is a woman of fashion. Titles and of the species to a level with the other in estates bear down all weak cenfures, and the unbounded licence of their enjoy- silence scandal and detraction. That ments. By this artifice the most open good-breeding too, so inviolably previolation of modesty takes the name of served among persons of condition, is innocent freedom and gaiety; and as of infinite service. This produces that long as the lat failing remains a secret, delightful infipidity fo reinarkable in the lady's honour is spotless and un- persons of quality, whose conversation tainted. In a word, a Demi-Rep is a flows with an even tenor, undisturbed lady, whom every body thinks, what by sentiment, and unruffled by passion: nobody chuses to call her.

insomuch that husbands and wives, broIt is absolutely necessary, that everythers, filters, cousins, and in short the Lady of this order should be married. whole circle of kindred and acquaintCustom has given a certain charm'to ance, can entertain the most thorough wedlock, which changes the colour of contempt and even hatred for each other, our actions, and renders that behaviour without transgressing the minutest article not improper, which in a state of celi- of good-breeding and civility. But bacy would be accounted indecent and those females, who want the advantages scandalous. As to the promises made of birth and fortune, must be content to in marriage, ' to love, honour, and wrap themselves up in their integrity; * obey,' custom has made them also for the lower fort are so notoriouly demerely ceremonial, and in fact as little ficient in the requisites of politeness, that binding as the wedding-ring, which they would not fail to throw out the may be put on or pulled off at pleasure. most cruel and bitter invectives against

Religious and political writers have the pretty delinquents. both for different reasons endeavoured to The great world will, I doubt not, encourage frequent marriages: but this return me thanks for thus keeping the order, if it maintains ir's ground, will mare Canaille at a diltance, and securing to certainly promote them. How inviting them a quiet poflession of their enjoymust such a late appear to a woman of ments. And here I cannot but observe, spirit! An Eaglish wife, with ail the in. how respectable an order the Demi-Reps difcretions of a girl, may assume more compose, of which the lovely lifterhood than the privileges of a woman; may must all be married, and almost all Right trifle publicly with the beaus and smarts, Honourable. introduce them to her toilette, and fix it For this order, among many other as a certain rule in all her conversation embellishments of modern life, we are and behaviour, that when once marriage indebted to the French. Such Alippant has (in Lucy's phrase) • made an hon gaiety is more agreeable to the genius



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