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xxxin. Letter, on the Villas of our Tradesmen. Description of them.

A Sunday Visit to a Citizen at his Country. houle, with an Ac.

count of it

XXXIV. On the Juggle of the Theatre, with respect to Speaking, Ating,

and Dress. Fine Speaking exploded. Attitudes cenfured.

Impropriety of Dress pointed out, in Romeo and Macbeth
xxxv. Letter, in Praise of the Robin Hood Society. Amazing Elo-

quence of their Orators. Subject of their Debates. Account of
some former Members of this Society

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N Dress. Fashions in Queen Elizabeth's Days compared with

the present. Revolutions in the Female Drels. 'Dress the
Study of the Male Part of the World. Birth and Secret History of

Fashion
XXXVII. Panegyric on the Clare Market Orator. Subjects of his Lec-

tures. Elegance of his Advertisements. Original Letter from
the Orator to Mr. Town. Letter from James Wait, to prove

that Gentlemen come to the Robin Hood Society
XXXVIII. On Courtthip. Marriages between Persons of Quality not

founded on Love. Plan of a Repository for Males and Females,
to be disposed of in Marriage to the best Bidder; with a Spe-

cimen

XXXIX. On the Vanity of Pompous Funerals. Of the Hearse and Mourn-

ing Coach. Of the Atchievements and other Formalities in

Mourning

90

XL. Letter, defcribing two Characters among Gamesters; the Dupe ; and

the Sharper

92

XLI. Letter from Mr. Village, with the Coppy of a Letter from a young

Cantab, to his Friend in Town, giving an Account of his Exploits

at Newmarket Races. Newmarket confidered as a Supplement

94

xlii. Study of the English Language recommended. Neglect of it owing

to the Pride of Men of Learning, and the Affectation of Fine

Gentlemen
XLIII. Survey of the Audience at the Play-houses. Behaviour of Persons

on the Stage- In the Boxes- In the Flesh Market in the Pit,
the Court of Criticism-In the Middle, and Upper Galleries.
Distribution of the Theatre into Pit, Box, and Gallery, account.

ed for in the Tale of a Tub
xliv. The Female World made up almost entirely of Ladies. Distribu-

tion of them into Married Ladies--Maiden or Young Ladies

Ladies of Quality-Fine Ladies and Ladies of Pleasure
XLV. On Ne:vs Papers. Their Articles of News. Subjects of their Ad-

vertisements. Intrigues carried on by them. Want of News-
Papers among the Ancients regretted. Specimen of curious

Advertisements in the Daily Papers

103

XLVI. Letter from a Country Gentleman, concerning the Practice of

Face-painting among the Ladies in Town .

105

XLVII. On Micklin's British Inquilition. Speech on the Question, Whe-

ther the Stage might not be made more conducive to Virtue?

107

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XLVIII. On Christmas. Celebration of it in Town and Country. On

Christmas Boxes. This Season disagreeable to Persons of Fa.

Thion

109

XLIX. Letter containing a Scheme for a Female Parliament. Usefulness

of it, and Objections against it. Account of the Covent Gar.

den Society, consisting of certain Good-natured Females, divid.

ed into Ladies and Commons

1. On Suicide. Account of the Last Guinea Club. Assembly at

Wliite's, a kind of Last Guinea Club. Different Ways of Suicide

between Vulgar Persons and Persons of Fashion. Punish-

ments for Suicides proposed. Frequency of Self-murders in

England falsely imputed to the Climate. Despair, brought on

by Extravagance and Debauchery, a Cause of Suicide. Free-

thinking another. Specimen of a Bill of Suicide after the Man-

ner of, but distinct from, the coinmon Bills of Mortality

114

ti. On Kept Mistresses and Keepers. Character of an Hen-pecked Keeper

--of a Keeper, a Married Man-of a Keeper, an Old Man.

Shifts of Persons in Middling or Low Life, who take Girls into

Keeping

117

ti. Two Letters-from a Pretty Miss in Breeches--and from a Blood in

Petticoats

LIII. On Dram-drinking. Rich Cordials (however recommended by

their specious foreign Names) no less Pernicious than Common
Gin. Letter from an Husband, complaining of his Wife, who

has taken to Drinking by Way of Medicine.

Liv. On Frolicks. Instances among the Bucks, &c.—and'among the

Ladies

124

LV. On a New Sect among the Ladies, called Evites

126

Lvi. On Surperstitions in Love. Letter from a Country Girl, enumerat-

:>ing the several Tricks which the had tried, in order to know who

was to be her Husband

129

Ivi. On the Import and Extent of the Phrase, Good Company

131

LVIII. Proposal for Pressing all the Useless and Detrimental Members of

the Community, Tuch as Country Squires-Town Squires-

Bloods-Duelliits-Fortune-hunters--Gaineiters and Free.

thinkers

133

Lix. Surperftitions observed in the Country

135

L$. Proposal to erect a School for Whist for the Instruction of Young

Ladies

137

Lxi. On Sectaries and Enthusiasts. Sects founded by the loweft Mecha-

nics. History of Religion, Superftition, and Atheism

139

LXI. Debates in the Female Parliament, in the Committee of Religion.

Speech of Miss Graveairs, setting forth that the Female Dress

inclined to Popery. Resolutions proposed to prevent it. De-

bates upon them

141

LXII!. On Race-horses. Panegyric on White-nose. Pedigrees of Race-

horfes carefully preferved. Praifes of the Jockey. Proposed to

preserve his Breed. Genealogy of a Jockey

144

exiv. Petition of the Dogs, a Dream. Speeches of a Greyhound, a

Pointer, a Lap-dog, and others

146

Lxv. Letter, remonftrating against the Use of Paint among the Men.

Description of a Male Toilet. Characters of John Hardman,

and Mr. Jesainy

148

Lxvi. On Maiquerades. Fantastic Dresses there. Plan for a Naked

Masquerade

150

LXVII. On Imitation. Our present Writers only Copiers of others.

Verses on Imitation

192

LXVIII. On the Public Gardens. Dearness of the Provifions there.

Description

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F Essay writing. Mr. Town's' Character as an Essay-writer.

Subjects of his Essays, and Manner of treating thein

LXXII. On Songs. Mechanical Practice of inodern Song-writers.

Pastoral Dialogue, a Cento from the most celebrated New

Songs

165

LXXIII. On the present Taste in Monuments. Flattery of Epitaphs.

Heathen Gods improper Decorations for Christian Monuments 165

LXXIV. On the Modesty of the Moderns, in including all the Vices, in.

stead of Virtues, in the Character of a Fine Gentleman or Lady.

Account of a New Treatise on Ethics, or Systein of Immoral

Philosophy

169

LXXV. On Good-nature. Analogy between cloathing the Body and

adorning the Mind. Extract from Swift's Tale of a Tub

171

LXXVI. On the present State of Politics. Letter from Mr. Village, with
the Character of a Country Politician

173
LXXVII. Letter from a Mind-and-Body Clothier; with a Plan of his

Warehouse for cloaching the Mind together with the Body

LXXVIII. On the use of Social Intercourse between Persons of D fferent

Ages and Professions—Want of it between Father and Son

177

LXXIX. Description of a London Tradelinan in the Country

18

LXXX. Letter from an Hulband, complaining of his being ruined by his

Wife's Relations

182

LXXXI. Letter from Mr. Village, giving an Account of his Visit to Lord

Courtly. Character of the Honourable W. Hastings, by the

Earl of Shaftesbury

184

LXXXII, Letter of Advice to a Young Academic. Characters of the

Free-thinker-Gamelter - Drunkard-Lownger-Wrangler

and others

186

LXXXIII. On Alliteration, Ridiculous'Affectation of it in modern Poets.

Proposal for the Rhymer’s Play-thing, or Poetaster's Horn-

book

188

LXXXIV. On Sea-officers. Their unpolished Behaviour on Shore. Their

Contempt of New Improvements in Navigation. Of Sea-chap-

lains

190

LXXXV. Account of the Female Thermometer. Secret Affections of Ladies

discovered by it. Experiments upon it, at the Play-houses, Ope-

ras, Masquerades, Public Gardens, and other places

192

LXXXVI. Letter from Orator Higgins, relating his Progress in Literature
by Atudying in the public Streets

194

LXXXVII. On Eating. Character of Cramwell, and his Eating Club 196

LXXXVIII. On Ideal Happiness. Authors possessed of it, especially Effay,

writers, Mr. Town's Description of his Study

199

LXXXIX. On

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LXXXIX. On Fondness for Animals. Instances of it in a Visit to a Lady.

Absurdity of providing for Animals hy Will

xc. On Genius and Application. Hare and Tortoise, a Fable

xci. Letter containing the Character of a Notable Wife

XCII. On Drinking. Characters of several Hard Drinkers. Various Ef.

fects of Drinking. Story of Addison and Steele. Evils result.

ing from Hard Drinking

XCII. Of the Lottery. History of several Adventurers, who got the

10,000l.
xçıv, Mr. Town considered in a Military Capacity. His Articles of News,

in the Warlike Stile

xcv. The Bride Cake. A Vision

xcvi. Letter, with a Scheme for a Literary Register-office

XCVII. Of Hangers.on. Tuft-hunters at Cambridge, a Species of

them-An humbler Sort of Hangers-on.-Hangers-on in the

Country
xcvnr. Letter from an Husband, complaining of his wife's excelsive

Generosity are Good nature

xcix. Letter, containing the Plan of a New Almanack for Persons of

Quality. Specimen of it, in Obfervations on the Month of

May

c. Letter from a Hanger-on, with the History of his Life. His Depend-

ance on a Nobleman in the Country-on a Gentleman from

Ireland--on a Colonel of the Guards-on a Jewand others

ci. On the New Year. Emblematical Image of Janus expiained-Moral

to be drawn from it

cii. Letter, on Nobility. Vanity of Pedigrees. Story of a Nobleman

and his Coachman in Hell. Pedigree of a Footman

ci. Letter from an Husband, complaining of his Wife's excessive Neat-

ners in her House
eiv. On the Abuse of Words-Instances of it in the Word Ruined.----

Characters of several, faid to be Ruined. Odd Applications of

this Word, by a Girl upon the Town

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ries, and French Servants-Kept Mistresses, and Ladies of Plea-

sure-Duellifts. Advertisement to the Virtuoli in Flowers

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cxi. Letter, containing the Character of the delicate Billy Suckling ago
CXI. Letter on Caprioles, a whimsical Decoration on the Heads of the

Ladies. Scheme to carry on Courtship by means of them. Mr.
Town's Proposal to extend the Ule of Caprioles to the Gentle-

Specimen of the Accounts of Matches drawn up in the

Sporting Phrase

252

cxili. On the Modern Taste in adorning Gardens with the Statues of Pa-

gan Deities. Letter from Mofes Orthodox, proposing a Poll-tax

on God

255

cxiv. On the Character of an Author. Meeting between Voltaire and

Congreve. Different Opinions concerning Mr. Town, as an

Author

257

cxv. Letter from Christopher Ironside, an Old Bachelor, complaining

of

the Indignities received by him from the Lalies

259

CXVI. On the Three Great Professions. Remarks on the other Profef-

fions of An Author-A Player–A Pimp-A Gamester-

And an Highway man

261

cxvii. The Te:nple of Ufury. A Vision

263

CXVII. H story of the Birth and Family of Nonsense

266

0: Keeping a Secrei. Characters of faithless Confidants

268

cxx. On Taite

270

cxxi. On Match-making. Of Match-makers by Profession. Ac-

count of a droll Accident occafioned by the Mistake of a Match-

maker

272

cxxi. A Dedication in a New Manner, containing a Panegyric on all

the Vices of a Fine Gentleman

274

cxxi. Secret History of Infants brought to the Foundling Hospital. A

Vision

276

CXXIV. Of Love. Characters of various Lovers

278

cxxv. Letter from a Gentleman of Cambridge, introducing two Poems,
viz. The Satyr and the Pediar; a Fable. Epistle to a Fiiend,

280

cxxvi. on Preaching. Inflamed Oratory and extravagant Gestures im-

proper in the Pulpit. Pretty Preachers condemned

CXXV!. Leiter, containing the Character of a Jealous Wife

CXXVIII. Letter from Sir Aaron Humkin, complaining of his Lady's vio-

lent Pallion for Music

287

cxxix. Letter from Thom is Vainall, an Old Bachelor, describing him.

self and his

Sycophants, and asking Advice concerning the D:1po-

fal of his Fortune by his Lait Will. Mr. Town's Reflections

on this Subject

289

cxxx. Letter from Lady Humkin, containing a Vindication of herself, on

account of her Palion for Music

291

CXXX1. On Indolence. Proposal for a Burying-ground on a new Plan.

Specimen of Ep.taphs likely to be found there

293

CXXXII. O Keeping Low Company. Character of Toby Buimper 295

CXXXIII. Lenter from Ignoramus, containing a New Plan for Studying

the Law. Character of Tom Riot

297

cxxxiv. Letter from Mr. Village, giving an Account of the present

State of Country Churches, their Clergy, and their Congre-

gations

299

cxxxv.. The Cit's Country Box. A Poem

301

CXXXVI. On the Knowledge of the World. Characters of Sir Harry

'Flash and his Brother Richard

303

cxxxvII, Letter from a Lady of Fashion, complaining of her Lord's Pride

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