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with the active part of mankind. Knowledge of books in recluse men; is like that sort of lanthorn which hides him who carries it, and serves only to pass through fecret and gloomy paths of his own; but in the poffeffion of a man of business, it is as a torch in the hand of one who is willing and able to shew those, who are bewildered, the way which leads to their prosperity and welfare. A generous concern for
your country, and a passion for every thing which is truly great and noble, are what actuate all Your life and actions; and I hope You will forgive me that I have an ambition this book
may in the library of so good a judge of what is valuable, in that library where the choice is fuch, that it will not be a disparage
ment to be the meanest author in it. Forgive me, my Lord, for taking this occasion of telling all the world how ardently I love and honour You; and that I am, with the utmost gratitude for all
most obedient, and
most bumble Servant,
As when the tigress heậrs the hunter's ding.
BOUT the middle of last winter I'went
to see an opera at the theatre in the Hay: A
market, where I could not but take notice of two parties of very fine women,
that: had placed themselves in the opposite side.
boxes, and seemed drawn up in a kind of battle-array one against another. After a short survey of them, I found they were patch'd différently; the faces on one hand being spotted on the right side of the foreshead, and those upon the other on the left. I quickly perceived that they caft hoftile glances upon one another; and that their patches were placed in those different fituations, as party-signals to distinguish friends from foes. In the middle-boxes, between these two oppofite