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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

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-


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

ing Coach. Of the Atchievements and other Formalities in



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

the Sharper


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


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

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

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


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

Face-painting among the Ladies in Town .


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

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






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

Christmas Boxes. This Season disagreeable to Persons of Fa.



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


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



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


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



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


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


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


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.



Lix. Surperftitions observed in the Country


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



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

nics. History of Religion, Superftition, and Atheism


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


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


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

Pointer, a Lap-dog, and others


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

Description of a Male Toilet. Characters of John Hardman,

and Mr. Jesainy


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



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

Verses on Imitation


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


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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



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



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

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


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

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


LXXIX. Description of a London Tradelinan in the Country


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

Wife's Relations


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


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

Free-thinker-Gamelter - Drunkard-Lownger-Wrangler

and others


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

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



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

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



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


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


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




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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

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

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


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


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


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


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

Congreve. Different Opinions concerning Mr. Town, as an



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


the Indignities received by him from the Lalies


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


cxvii. The Te:nple of Ufury. A Vision


CXVII. H story of the Birth and Family of Nonsense


0: Keeping a Secrei. Characters of faithless Confidants


cxx. On Taite


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

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



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

the Vices of a Fine Gentleman


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



CXXIV. Of Love. Characters of various Lovers


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


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


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


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

account of her Palion for Music


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

Specimen of Ep.taphs likely to be found there


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


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

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



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


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

'Flash and his Brother Richard


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


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