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530. Account of the Marriage of Will Honey-

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531. On the Idea of the Supreme Being
532. The Author's Success in producing merito-
rious Writings Adrian's Verses.

Verses to the Spectator

Letter from Mr. Sly on Hats....
533. Letters on Parents forcing the Inclinations
of their Children-on Rudeness and Im-
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534. Letters, from a spoilt rich Beauty-Dap-
perwit's Question-from aGrocer in Love
-from an Idol-a Minute from Mr. Sly

535. On vain Hopes of temporal Objects-

Story of Alnaschar

536. The Author's Interview with a Lady-her

Letter on proper Employment for Beaux

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537. On the Dignity of Human Nature

538. On Extravagance in Story-telling--Epitaph
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$39. The Intentions of a Widow respecting her
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On Delay in Marriage.

On a Clergyman spoiling one of Tillotson's
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546. On dishonest Dealing-Cibber's heroic
Daughter-Letter on a generous Bene-

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547. Cures performed by the Spectator...
548. Letter on Poetical Justice.....

549. On Reluctance to leave the World-Let-
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550. Proposal for a new Club.

551. Translation of Greek Epigrams-Letter on
Law phrases.

552. Recommendations of industrious Trades-
men- -Motteux-Harris-Rowley-Pro-
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553. On the Spectator's opening his Mouth-
Commendations of him..

Letter from Oxford Correspondents
554. On the Improvement of Genius....
555. Farewell Paper and Acknowledgments of
Assistance-Letter from the Academy of
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556. Account of the Spectator opening his

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557. On Conversation-Letter by the Ambassa-
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558. Endeavours of Mankind to get rid of their
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560. Letters, from the Dumb Doctor-from a
pert Baggage-on the Author's recover-
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561. Account of the Widow's Club
562. On Egotism-Retailers of old Jokes
563. Letters, from a Blank-complaining of a

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6 MR. SPECTATOR,

No. 515. TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 1712.

Pudet me et miseret, qui harum mores cantabat mihi, Monuisse frustra― TER. Heaut. Act ii. Sc. 3. I am ashamed and grieved, that I neglected his advice, who gave me the character of these creatures.

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AM obliged to you for printing the account I lately sent you of a coquette who disturbed a sober congregation in the city of London. That intelligence ended at her taking a coach, and bidding the driver go where he knew. I could not leave her so, but dogged her, as hard as she drove, to Paul's church-yard, where there was a stop of coaches attending company coming out of the cathedral. This gave me an opportunity to hold up a crown to her coachman, who gave me the signal, that he would hurry on, and make no haste, as you know the way is when they favour a chase. By his many kind blunders, driving against other coaches, and slipping off some of his tackle, I could keep up with him, and lodged my fine lady

in the parish of St. James's. As I guessed, when I first saw her at church, her business is to win hearts, and throw them away, regarding nothing but the triumph. I have had the happiness, by tracing her through all with whom I heard she was acquainted, to find one who was intimate with a friend of mine, and to be introduced to her notice. I have made so good a use of my time, as to procure from that intimate of hers one of her letters, which she writ to her when in the country. This epistle of her own may serve to alarm the world against her in ordinary life, as mine, I hope, did those who shall behold her at church. The letter was written last winter to the lady who gave it me; and I doubt not but you will find it the soul of an happy self-loving dame, that takes all the admiration she can meet with, and returns none of it in love to her admirers.

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DEAR JENNY,

"I am glad to find you are likely to be disposed of in marriage so much to your approbation, as you tell me. You say you are afraid only of me, for I shall laugh at your spouse's airs. I beg of you not to fear it, for I am too nice a discerner to laugh at any, but whom most other people think fine fellows; so that your dear may bring you hither as soon as his horses are in case enough to appear in town, and you be very safe against any raillery you may apprehend from me; for I am surrounded with coxcombs of my own making, who are all ridiculous in a manner wherein your good man, I presume, cannot exert himself. As men who cannot raise their fortunes, and are uneasy under the incapacity of shining in courts, rail at ambition; so do awkward and insipid women, who cannot warm the hearts, and

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