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LONDON:
Printed for HARRISON and Co. N° 18, Paternoster-R

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I. URVEY of The Town. Characters at Garraway's, Batson's,

St. Paul's, and the Chapter Coffee houses; at the Temple, the
Bedford Coffee-house, White's, and other Places. Mr. Town's
Design in these Papers

3

i 11. On the different Branches of Virtu. Letter, containing a Catalogue of

Pictures collected abroad by an eminent Jew. Letter from a

Gamester, advising the Author to undertake a Defence of Gaming 6

III. The Ocean of Ink, a Dream

8

ly. Account of a new Order of Females, called Demi-Reps

v. Letter from a Physician, with the Account of a Plague newly broke out

in London. Different Appearances and Effects of it on a Greaç

Man; on Members of Parliament; on Land and Sea Officers; on

a Common Councilman, and an Alderman of the City; on the

Club at White's; on the Ladies, particularly a Maid of Honour;

and others

vi. Education of the Muses, a Fable; with it's Application to Authors.

Progress of an Author exemplified in Mr. Town's own Life 15

yli. Letter, on Married People Fondling before Company. Behaviour of a

Loving Couple at Dinner. Indecency of Modern Plays cenfured
vil. On the Exiernal Ornaments used by Writers. Advantages arising to

them from the Arts used in Printing

1x. On Free-thinking. Abuses committed by the Vulgar in this point,

Free-thinking Debates at the Robin Hood Society. The Unbe-

liever's Creed. Mr. Town's Address to both Houses of Parlia.

ment

22

x. On the Want of Learning in Land-officers

24

XI. On the Excursions of young Academics to London. Steele's Cha-

racter of Young Bookwit, an Oxonian. Conversation between

two in the Bedford Coffee-house, and a Set of them at the Shake-

speare. Journal of a Week's Transactions of an Oxonian in

Town. Ode, imitated from Horace, sent by a Fellow Collegian

to one of these Academical Rakes

26

XII. Abfurdity of Lord Boling broke representing Moses as making Beasts

accountable for Crimes. Trial of Beasts, a Vision. Indictments

against an Hog, a Cat, a Parrot, a Milch Als, a Monkey, a Lion,

and other Animals

« XII. Letter from Mr. Village, concerning Elections. Account of a Bo.'

rough Town divided into two Parties, Christians and Jews. An

Anti-Judaic Entertainment. Character of a Country Knight, a

violent Enemy to the Jews

30

xiv. Letter, complaining of the Whisperers and Giglers among the Fair

Sex., Initance of their rude Behaviour during a Visit. Whir-

pering and Gigling improper at Church, in the Play-house, and

other Praces

32

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xv. On Bets: particularly, on the Custom of Pitting, as practised at

White's; i. e. ttaking one Man's Life against another. Character

of Montano, a noble Gamester

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xvi. Letter from Oxford, on the Story of Shakespeare's Merchant of

Venice. Copy of an original Ballad, (preserved in the Ashino-

lean Musæum) from which Shakespeare is supposed to have bor-

rowed Part of his Plot

37

XVII. Letter, proving the City of London to be an University. Arts and

Sciences taught there in greater Perfection than at Oxford or Cam-

bridge

40

xvi. On the Dishonesty of Connoisseurs. Instances of it, and Punishment

proposed for it. Story of a Virtuoso's Design to rob a Church

xix. Letter, on the different Taltes in Eating. Luxury at White's. Dif-

ference between the Taverns about St. James's and the Change.

Of the Taverns about Covent Garden. Story of a Cook at one

of them, toiling up the Shoe of a Fille de Jove in a Ragout. Cha-

racters to be met with at Chop-houses, &c. Letter from Golialı

English, remonstrating againit the fashionable Neglect thewn to

Roast Beef

44

xx. Letter from a Lady of Quality in the Country, describing the Miseries

Mhe is obliged to undergo on Account of Election Matters. Re-

Aestions on the dangerous Consequences of Ladies interfering in

Elections; with a Proposal to prevent them

47

xx1. TquasTouw and Knonmquaiha, an Hottentot Story

xxII. Letter, on the modern Merbod of Education. Characters of Lady

Belle Modely and the Colonel her Husband. Consequences of

the fashionable Education of their Son and Daughter

51

xx111. Letter from Mr. Village, with a Description of à Quack Doctor,

and a Company of Strolling Players in a Country Town

54

XXIV. On the Learning of the Polite World. Proper Studies for Persons

of Fahion. Letter containing a Scheme for a Polite Circulating

Library; with a Specimen of the Books

xxv. On the Vanity of People making an Appearance above their Circum-

stances. Pride and Poverty of a little Frenchman, known by the

Name of Count. Artifices in D.els made Use of by the Shabby

Genteel. Secund-han«i Genty among the Women. Instances

of this Vanity in several Families :-and in the Men of Pleasure

without Fortunes. Story of an Oeconomist, who kept a Mitress

XXVI. On the Amulements of Sunday. Behaviour of Citizens, and Diary

of a Cir's Transactions, on that Day. Proposal for aholitning

Christianity, and turning the Churches into Free-thinking Meet-

ing-houles

xxvii. 0. Hard Words. Affected Use of them cenfured-In Abstract

Speculations - In Voyage-writers in the Pulpice-In Eslays,

and other Familiar Writings~ And in Common Conversation 62

XXVIII. On Conicience. Terrible exit of Tom Dare-Devil, a Buck,

and an Atheist. Summary of the most notorious Actions of his

Life

xxix. On the Vanity of Authors. Different Reception and Fate of these

Ellays. Mi, Town's Comparison of himleif to a Paper-kite 66

On Buxing. Account of a Boxing-match beiween Slack and Pe-

til. Encomium on Slack. Prohibition of Boxing lamented.

Present Distrets of Bruisers. Boxing considered as a Branch of

Gaming -

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xxxi. Le te: , oi Duelling. Mr. Town an Advocate for it. Proposal

for inaking Ducis a Public Diverfion. Form of a Challenge,

with the Aniwer, from two Duelists

71

XXX11. Letter, against Snuff-taking. This Custom inexcusable in the

Men, but aboininable in the other Sex

73

XXXIII. Letier,

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