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tlemen who had before perufed it, to get up into the auction-pulpit, and read it to the whole room, that if any one would own it, they might. The boy accordingly mounted the pulpit, and with a very audible voice read as follows:


viour during this whole tranfaction, raised a very loud laugh on all fides of me; but as I had escaped all fufpicion of being the author, I was very well fatisfied; and applying myfelf to my pipe and the Poftman, took no farther notice of any thing that paffed about me.

My reader will find, that I have already made ufe of above half the contents of the foregoing paper; and will eafily fuppofe, that those subjects which are yet untouched, were fuch provifions as I had made for his future entertainment. But as I have been unluckily prevented by this accident, I fhall only give him the letters which relate to the two laft hints. The first of them I should not have published, were I not informed that there is many an hufband who fuffers very much in his private affairs by the indifcreet zeal of fuch a partner as is hereafter mentioned; to whom I may apply the barbarous infcription quoted by the Bifhop of Salisbury in his travels; Dum nimis pia eft, facta eft impia: Through too much piety the became impious.'

• SIR,


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Sir Roger de Coverley's Country Seat-Yes, for I hate long fpeeches-Query, if a good Chriftian may be a Conjurer-Childermas-day, Saltfeller, Houfe-Dog, Screech-Owl, Cricket-Mr. Thomas Inkle of London, in the good fhip called the Achilles, Yarico-Egrefcitque medendo-GhoftsThe Lady's Library-Lion by Trade a TailorDromedary called Bucephalus-Equipage the Lady's fummum bonum-Charles Lillie to be taken notice of-Short face a relief to envy-Redundancies in the three profeffions-King Latinus a recruit-Jew devouring an ham of bacon-Weftminfter-Abbey-Grand Cairo-Procraftination April Fools-Blue Boars, Red Lions, Hogs in Armour-Enter a King and two Fiddlers folus-Admiffion into the Ugly Club-Beauty, how improveable-Families of true and falfe HumourThe Parrot's School-Miftrefs-Face half Pict half British-No Man to be an hero of a Tragedy under fix feet-Club of Sighers-Letters from Flow- pots, Elbow-chairs, Tapestry - figures, Lion, Thunder The Bell rings to the Puppet-show-time, it is very rare fhe knows what we have for Old-Woman with a beard married to a fmockfaced boy-My next coat to be turned up with blue-Fable of Tongs and Gridiron-Flower Dyers-The Soldier's Prayer-Thank ye for nothing, fays the Gally-pot-Pactolus in Stockings, with golden clocks to them-Bamboos, Cudgels, Drumfticks-Slip of my Landlady's eldest Daughtercations, fo perpetually, that however weary I The black mare with a ftar in her forehead-The may go to-bed, the noise in my head will not let Barber's Pole Will Honeycomb's coat-pocket-me fleep 'till towards morning. The mifery of Cæfar's behaviour and my own in parallel circumftances Poem in Patch-work-Nulli gravis eft percuffus Achilles-The Female ConventiclerThe Ogle-Mafter.


The reading of this paper made the whole coffeehouse very merry; fome of them concluded it was written by a madman, and others by fomebody that had been taking notes out of the Spectator. One who had the appearance of a very fubftantial citizen, told us, with feveral politic winks and nods, that he wished there was no more in the paper than what was expreffed in it: that for his part, he looked upon the dromedary, the gridiron, and the barber's pole, to fignify something more than what was ufually meant by thofe words; and that he thought the coffee-man could not do better than to carry the paper to one of the secretaries of state. He further added, that he did not like the name of the outlandish man with the golden clock in his stockings. A young Oxford fcholar, who chanced to be with his uncle at the caffee-house, difcovered to us who this Pactolus was; and by that means turned the whole scheme of this wor

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thy citizen into ridicule. While they were making their feveral conjectures upon this innocent paper, I reached out my arm to the boy, as he was coming out of the pulpit, to give it me; which he did accordingly. This drew the eyes of the whole company upon me; but after having caft a curfory glance over it, and shook my head twice or thrice at the reading of it, I twisted it into a kind of match, and lit my pipe with it. My profound filence, together with the teadiness of my countenance, and the gravity of my beha

AM one of those unhappy men that are plagued with a gofpel-goffip, fo common among Diffenters, especially friends. Lectures in the 'morning, church-meetings at noon, and prepara'tion-fermons at night, take up fo much of her

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dinner, unless when the preacher is to be at it. With him come a tribe, all brothers and fifters it feems; while others, really fuch, are deemed no relations. If at any time I have her company alone, fhe is a mere fermon popgun, repeating and discharging texts, proofs, and appli

my cafe, and great numbers of fuch fufferers,
plead your pity and speedy relief, otherwise must
expect, in a little time, to be lectured, preached,
and prayed into want, unless the happiness of
being fooner talked to death prevent it.
I am, &c.

‹ R. G..

The fecond letter relating to the Ogling-Mafter, runs thus:

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AM an Irish gentleman, that have travelled which time I have accomplished myself in the whole art of ogling, as it is at prefent practifed in all the polite nations of Europe. Being thus qualified I intend, by the advice of my friends, to fet up for an ogling-master. I teach the

church-ogle in the morning, and the play-houfe ogle by candle-light. I have alfo brought over with me a new flying ogle fit for the Ring; which I teach in the dusk of the evening, or in any hour of the day by darkening one of my • windows. I have a manufcript by me called The Complete Ogler, which I shall be ready to 'fhew you upon any occafion. In the mean time, I beg you will publish the fubftance of this letter in an advertisement, and you will very much • oblige,


Your, &c.'




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R. Hobbes, in his difcourfe of human nature, which in my humble opinion, is much the best of all his works, after fome very curious obfervations upon laughter, concludes thus: "The paffion of laughter is nothing else but fudden glory arifing from fome fudden conception of fome eminency in ourselves, by compa<rifon with the infirmity of others, or with our • own formerly; for men laugh at the follies of ⚫ themselves paft, when they come fuddenly to remembrance, except they bring with them any prefent difhonour.'

According to this author therefore, when we bear a man laugh exceffively, inftead of faying he is very merry, we ought to tell him he is very proud. And indeed, if we look into the bottom of this matter, we shall meet with many obfervations to confirm us in his opinion. Every one laughs at somebody that is in an inferior state of folly to himself. It was formerly the cuftom for every great house in England to keep a tame fool dreffed in petticoats, that the heir of the family might have an opportunity of joking wpon him and diverting himself with his abfurdities. For the fame reafon idiots are still in request in most of the courts of Germany, where there is not a prince of any great magnificence, who has not two or three dreffed, diftinguifhed, undifputed fools in his retinue, whom the rest of the courtiers are always breaking their jests upon.

The Dutch, who are more famous for their industry and application, than for wit and humour, hang up in feveral of their streets what they call the fign of the Gaper, that is, the head of an idiot dreffed in a cap and bells, and gaping in a most immoderate manner: this is a standing jeft at Amfterdam.

Thus every one diverts himself with fome perfon or other that is below him in point of understanding, and triumphs in the fuperiority of his genius, whilft he has fuch objects of derifion before his eyes. Mr. Dennis has very well expreffed this in a couple of humorous lines, which are part of a translation of a fatire in Monfieur Boileau.

Thus one fool lolls his tongue out at another,
And shakes his empty noddle at his brother.

Mr. Hobbes's reflection gives us the reafon why the infignificant people abovementioned are stirrers-up of laughter among men of a grofs tafte; but as the more understanding part of mankind do not find their rifibility affected by fuch ordinary objects, it may be worth the while to examine into the feveral provocatives of laughter in men of fuperior fenfe and knowledge.

In the first place I muft obferve, that there is a fet of merry drolls, whom the common people of all countries admire, and feem to love fo well, that they could eat them,' according to the old proverb; I mean thofe circumforaneous wits whom every nation calls by the name of that dish of meat which it loves baft. In Holland they are termed Pickled Herrings; in France, Jean Pottages; in Italy, Maccaronies; and in Great-Eritain, Jack Puddings. These merry wags, from whatfoever food they receive their titles, that they may make their audiences laugh, always appear

in a fool's coat, and commit fuch blunders and miftakes in every step they take, and every word they utter, as thofe who liften to them would be afhamed of.

But this little triumph of the understanding, under the disguise of laughter, is no where more visible than in that custom which prevails every where among us on the first day of the prefent month, when every body takes it in his head to make as many fools as he can. In proportion as there are more follies difcovered, fo there is more laughter raised on this day than on any other in the whole year, A neighbour of mine, who is a haberdasher by trade, and a very shallow conceited fellow, makes his boasts that for these ten years fucceffively he has not made lefs than an hundred April fools. My landlady had a falling out with him about a fortnight ago, for fending every one of her children upon fome fleeveless errand, as the terms it. Her eldest fon went to buy an halfpenny worth of incle at a fhoemaker's; the eldest daughter was dispatched half a mile to fee a monfter; and in short, the whole family of innocent children made April fools. Nay my landlady herfelf did not efcape him. This empty fellow has laughed upon these conceits ever fince.

This art of wit is well enough, when confined to one day in a twelve month; but there is an ingenious tribe of men fprung up of late years, who are for making April fools every day in the year. Thefe gentlemen are commonly diftinguished by the name of Biters; a race of men that are perpetually employed in laughing at those mistakes which are of their own production.

Thus we fee, in proportion as one man is more refined than another, he chooses his fool out of a lower or higher clafs of mankind; or, to speak in a more philofophical language, that fecret elation and pride of heart, which is generally called laughter, arifes in him, from his comparing himfelf with an object below him, whether it fo happens that it be a natural or an artificial fool. It is indeed very poffible, that the perfons we laugh at may in the main of their characters be much wifer men than ourselves; but if they would have us laugh at them, they must fall fhort of us in thofe refpects which ftir up this paffion.

I am afraid I fhall appear too abstracted in my fpeculations, if I fhew that when a man of wit makes us laugh, it is by betraying fome oddness or tation which he makes of others; and that when infirmity in his own character, or in the reprefenwe laugh at a brute or even at an inanimate thing, it is at fome action or incident that bears a remote analogy to any blunder or absurdity in reasonable creatures.

But to come into common life; I fhall pafs by the confideration of those stage coxcombs that are able to shake a whole audience, and take notice of a particular fort of men who are fuch provokers of mirth in converfation, that it is impoffible for a club or merry-meeting to fubfift without them; I mean those honeft gentlemen that are always expofed to the wit and raillery of their well-wishers and companions; that are pelted by men, wemen, and children, friends and foes, and, in a word, ftand as Butts in converfation, for every one to shoot at that pleafes. I know feveral of thefe Butts who are men of wit and sense, though by fome odd turn of humour, fome unlucky caft in their perfon or behaviour, they have always the misfortune to make the company merry. The truth of it is, a man is not qualified for a Butt,


who has not a good deal of wit and vivacity, even on the ridiculous side of his character. A stupid Butt is only fit for the converfation of ordinary people; men of wit require one that will give them play, and beftir himself in the absurd part of his behaviour. A Butt with thefe accomplishments frequently gets the laugh of his fide, and turns the ridicule upon him that attacks him. Sir John Falstaff was an hero of this fpecies, and gives a good description of himself in his capacity of a Butt, after the following manner; "Men of all forts," fays that merry knight, "take a pride to "gird at me. The brain of man is not able to "invent any thing that tends to laughter more "than I invent, or is invented on me. I am not "only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is "in other men."


Per multas aditum fibi fæpè figuras
OVID. Met. xiv. 652.
Through various fhapes he often finds access.

My correfpondents take it ill if I do not,

from time to time, let them know I have received their letters. The most effectual way will be to publish fome of them that are upon important fubjects; which I fhall introduce with a letter of my own that I writ a fortnight ago to a fraternity who thought fit to make me an honorary member.

To the Prefident and Fellows of the Ugly Club. May it please your Deformities,


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Have received the notification of the honour you have done me, in admitting me into your 'fociety. I acknowledge my want of merit, and 'for that reafon fhall endeavour at all times to make ' up my own failures, by introducing and recom'mending to the club persons of more undoubted < qualifications than I can pretend to. I shall ❝ next week come down in the stage-coach, in order to take my feat at the board; and fhall bring with me a candidate of each fex. The perfons 'I fhall present to you, are an old beau and a modern Pict. If they are not fo eminently gifted by nature as our affembly expects, give me leave to fay their acquired ugliness is greater than any that has ever appeared before you. The beau has varied his dress every day of his life for these thirty years last past, and still added to the deformity he was born with. The Pit has ftill greater merit toward us, and has, ever fince fhe came to years of difcretion, deferted the handsome party, and taken all poffible pains 'to acquire the face in which I fhall present her 'to your confideration and favour. I am, 'Gentlemen,

Your most obliged humble fervant, The Spectator. P. S. I defire to know whether you admit · people of quality.'

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'If my own word will not be taken, though in this cafe a woman's may. I can bring credible witness of my qualifications for their company, whether they infift upon hair, forehead, eyes, cheeks, or chin; to which I must add, that Í find it easier to lean to my left fide, than my right. I hope I am in all refpects agreeable; and for humour and mirth, I'll keep up to the prefident himself. All the favour I'll pretend to is, that as I am the first woman that has ap'peared defirous of good company and agreeable ' converfation, I may take and keep the upper end of the table. And indeed I think they want a carver, which I can be after as ugly a manner as they can wish. I defire your thoughts of my claim as foon as you can. Add to my features ⚫ the length of my face, which is full half-yard; though I never knew the reafon of it till you gave one for the fhortnefs of yours. If I knew a name ugly enough to belong to the above-defcribed face, I would feign one: but, to my unfpeakable misfortune, my name is the only difagreeable prettiness about me; so pr'ythee make " one for me that fignifies all the deformity in the ' world. You understand Latin, but be fure 'bring it in with my being, in the fincerity of my heart, Your most frightful admirer, ⚫ and fervant,

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Mr. Spectator,



Read your difcourfe upon affectation, and from the remarks made in it examined my own heart so strictly, that I thought I had found ' out its most secret avenues, with a refolution to 'be aware of you for the future. But alas! to my forrow I now understand, that I have several follies which I do not know the root of. I am an old fellow, and extremely troubled with the gout: but having always a strong vanity towards being pleafing in the eyes of women, never have a moment's ease, but I am mounted in high-heel'd fhoes with a glazed wax-leather 'inftep. Two days after a fevere fit I was invited to a friend's house in the city, where I believed I fhould fee ladies; and with my usual complaifance crippled myfelf to wait upon them. A very fumptuous table, agreeable company, and kind reception, were but fo many importunate additions to the torment I was in. A gentleman of the family observed my condition; and, foon after the queen's health, he in the prefence of the whole company, with his own hands, degraded me into an old pair of his own fhoes. This operation, before fine ladies, 'to me, who am by nature a coxcomb, was fuffered with the fame reluctance as they admit the help of men in their greatest extremity. The return of eafe made me forgive the rough obliga'tion laid upon me, which at that time relieved 'my body from a distemper, and will my mind for ever from a folly. For the charity received, I return my thanks this way.

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at this place a company of ftrollers, who are very far from offending in the impertinent fplendor ⚫ of the drama. They are fo far from falling into thefe falfe gallantries, that the ftage is here in its original fituation of a cart. Alexander the Great was acted by a fellow in a paper cravat. The next day, the earl of Effex feemed to have no diftrefs but his poverty: and my lord Foppington the fame morning wanted any better means to thew himself a fop, than by wearing ftockings of different colours. In a word, though they have had a full barn for many days together, our itinerants are ftill fo wretchedly " poor, that without you can prevail to fend us the furnitute you forbid at the play-houfe, the heroes appear only like sturdy beggars, and the heroines gipfies. We have had but one part which was performed and dreffed with propriety, and that was juftice Clodpate. This was fo well done, that it offended Mr. Juftice Overdo, who, in the midst of our whole audience, was, like Quixote in the puppet-fhow, fo highly provok'd, that he told them, if they would move compaffion, it should be in their own perfons, and not in the characters of diftreffed princes • and potentates: he told them, if they were fo good at finding the way to people's hearts, they fhould do it at the end of bridges or church'porches, in their proper vocation of beggars, This, the juftice fays, they muft expect, fince they could not be contented to act heathen warriors, and fuch fellows as Alexander, but must • presume to make a mockery of one of the Quo

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T is very natural for a man, who is not turned for mirthful meetings of men, or affemblies of the fair fex, to delight in that fort of conversation which we find in coffee-houfes. Here a man of my temper is in his element; for if he cannot talk, he can fill be more agreeable to his company, as well as pleafed in himself, in being only an hearer. It is a fcret known but to few, yet of no fmall ufe in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's converfation, the first thing you should confider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him. The latter is the more general defire, and I know very able flatterers that never speak a word in praife of the perfons from whom they obtain daily favours, but ftill practife a fkilful attention to whatever is uttered by those with whom they converfe. We are very curious to obferve the behaviour of great men and their clients; but the fame paffions and interefts move men in lower fpheres; and I that have nothing elfe to do but make obfervations, fee in every parish, street, lane, and alley, of this populous city, a little potentate that has his court and his flatterers, who lay fares for his affection and favour by the fame arts that are practised upon men in higher ftatiors.

In the place I muft ufually frequent, men differ rather in the time of day in which they make a figure, than in any real greatness above one another. I, who am at the coffee-house at fix in a morning, know that my friend Beaver the haberdafner has a lever of more undissembled friends

and admirers, than most of the courtiers or generals of Great Britain. Every man about him has, perhaps, a news-paper in his hand; but none can pretend to guess what ftep will be taken in any one court of Europe, 'till Mr. Beaver has thrown down his pipe, and declares what meafures the allies must enter into upon this new pofture of affairs. Our coffee houfe is near one of the Inns of Court, and Beaver has the audience and admiration of his neighbours from fix 'till within a quarter of eight, at which time he is interrupted by the ftudents of the houfe; some of whom are ready-drefs'd for Westminster, at eight in a morning, with faces as bufy as if they were retained in every caufe there; and others come in their night-gowns to faunter away their time, as if they never defigned to go thither. I do not know. that I meet, in any of my walks, objects which move both my spleen and laughter fo effectually, as thofe young fellows at the Grecian, Squire's, Searl's, and all other coffee-houfes adjacent to the law, who rife early for no other purpose but to publish their lazinefs. One would think there young Virtuofos take a gay cap and flippers, with a fcarf and party-coloured gown to be enfigns of dignity; for the vain things approach each other with an air, which fhews they regard one another for their veftments. I have obferved that the fuperiority among thefe proceeds from an opinion of gallantry and fashion: the gentleman in the ftrawberry fafh, who prefides fo much over the reft, has, it feems, fabfcribed to every opera this laft winter, and is fuppofed to receive favours from one of the actreffes.

When the day grows too busy for these gentlemen to enjoy any longer the pleasures of their Defhabillé, with any manner of confidence, they give place to men who have bufinefs or good sense in their faces, and come to the coffee-house either to tranfact affairs or enjoy converfation. The perfons to whofe behaviour and difcourfe I have moft regard are fuch as are between these two forts of men; fuch as have not spirits too active to be happy and well pleased in a private condition, nor complexions too warm to make them neglect the duties and relations of life. Of these fort of men confift the worthier part of mankind; of thefe are all good fathers, generous brothers, fincere friends, and faithful subjects. Their entertainments are derived rather from reafon than imagination; which is the caufe that there is no impatience or instability in their speech or action. You fee in their countenances they are at home, and in quiet poffeffion of the present instant, as it paffes without defiring to quicken it by gratifying any paffion, or profecuting any new defign. Thefe are the men formed for fociety, and thofe little communities which we express by the word neighbourhoods.

The coffee-house is the place of rendezvous to all that live near it, who are thus turned to relish calm and ordinary life. Eubulus prefides over the middle hours of the day, when this-affembly of men meet together. He enjoys a great fortune handfomely, without launching into expence, and exerts many noble and useful qualities, without appearing in any public employment. His wifdom and knowledge are ferviceable to all that think fit to make use of them; and he does the office of a council, a judge, an executor, and a friend, to all his acquaintance, not only without the profits which attend fuch offices, but alfo without the deferẹnce and homage which are


ufually paid to them. The giving of thanks is difpleafing to him. The greatest gratitude you can fhew him, is to let him see you are the better man for his fervices; and that you are as ready to oblige others, as he is to oblige you.

In the private exegencies of his friends he lends, at legal value, confiderable fums, which he might highly increase by rolling in the public stocks. He does not confider in whofe hands his money will improve moft, but where it will do most good.

Eubulus has fo great an author'ty in his little diurnal audience, that when he thakes his head at any piece of public news, they all of them appear dejected; and, on the contrary, go home to their dinners with a good ftomach and chearful afpect, when Eubulus feems to intimate that things go well. Nay, their veneration towards him is fo great, that when they are in other company they speak and act after him; are wife in his fentences, and are no fooner fat down at their own tables, but they hope cr fear, rejoice or defpond, as they faw him do at the coffee-houfe. In a word, every man is Eubulus as foon as his back is turned.

Having here given an account of the feveral reigns that fucceed each other from day-break till dinner-time, I fhall mention the monarchs of the afternoon on another cccafion, and fhut up the whole feries of them with the hiftory of Tom the Tyrant; who, as first minifter of the coffeehoufe, takes the government upon him between the hours of eleven and twelve at night, and gives his orders in the moft arbitrary manner to the fervants below him, as to the difpofition of liquors, coals, and cinders.



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brother E Tow O Koam, king of the Rivers, is of opinion it was made by the hands of that great God to whom it is confecrated. The kings of Granajah and of the Six Nations believe that it was created with the earth, and produced on the fame day with the fun and moon. But for my own part, by the best information I could get of this matter, I am apt to think that this prodigious pile was fashioned into the shape it now bears by feveral tools and inftruments, of which they have a wonderful variety in this country. 'It was probably at first an huge mif-fhapen rock that grew upon the top of the hill, which the natives of the country, after having cut it into a kind of regular figure, bored and hollowed with incredible pains and industry, 'till they had wrought in it all those beautiful vaults and caverns into which it is divided at this day. As foon as this rock was thus curiously feooped to their liking, a prodigious number of hands must have been employed in chipping the out'fide of it, which is now as fmcoth as the fur'face of a pebble; and is in feveral places hewn out into pillars that ftand like the trunks of fo many trees bound about the top with garlands of leaves. It is probable that when this great work was begun, which must have been many hundred years ago, there was fome religion among this people: for they give it the name of a temple, and have a tradition that it was defigned for men to pay their devotions in. And indeed there are feveral reafons which make us think that the natives of this country 'had formerly among them fome fort of wor'fhip; for they fet apart every feventh day as fa

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cred: but upon my going into one of these ho6 ly houfes on that day, I could not obferve any circumftance of devotion in their behaviour. There was indeed a man in black who was mounted above the reft, and feemed to utter fomething with a great deal of vehemence; but as for thofe underneath him, instead of paying their worship to the deity of the place, they were most of them bowing and curtfying to one another, and a confiderable number of them fast asleep.

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N° 50. FRIDAY, APRIL 27. Nunquam aliud natura, aliud fapientia dixit. Juv. Sat. xiv. 321. Good fenfe and nature always fpeak the fame. HEN the four Indian kings were in this country about a twelvemonth ago, I often mixed with the rabble, and followed them a whole day together, being wonderfully ftruck with the fight of every thing that is new or uncommon. I have, finee their departure, employed a friend to make many enquiries of their landlord the upholsterer, relating to their man`ners and converfation, as alfo concerning the remarks which they made in this country: for, next to the forming a right notion of such stran-make a fhift to gather out of one of them, that gers, I fhould be defirous of learning what ideas they have conceived of us.

The upholsterer, finding my friend very inquifitive about thefe his ledgers, brought him fome time fince a little bundle of papers, which he affured him were written by king Sa Ga Yean Qua Rafh Tow, and, as he fuppofes, left behind by fome mistake. Thefe papers are now tranflated, and contain abundance of very odd obfervations, which I find this little fraternity of kings made during their stay in the ifle of Great Britain. I fhall prefent my reader with a fhort fpecimen of them in this paper, and may perhaps communicate more to him hercaiter. In the article of London are the following words, which without doubt are meant of the church of St. Paul.

The Queen of the country appointed two " men to attend us, that had enough of our lan< guage to make themfelves understood in some 'few particulars. But we fcon perceived these two were great enemies to one another, and did not always agree in the fame ftory. We could

this ifland was very much infefted with a monftrous kind of animals, in the fhape of men, 'called Whigs; and he often told us, that he hoped we thould meet with none of them in our way, for that, if we did, they would be apt to 'knock us down for being kings.

Our other interpreter used to talk very much ' of a kind of animal called a Tory, that was as great a monfter as theWhig, and would treat us as ill for being foreigners. Thefe two creatures, it seems, are born with a fecret antipathy to one another, and engage when they meet as naturally as the elephant and the rhinoceros.

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C as we faw none of either of these species, we are apt to think that our guides deceived us with misrepresentations and fictions, and amufed us with an account of fuch monfters as are not really in their country.

On the most rifing part of the town there ftands a huge houfe, big enough to contain the Thefe particulars we made a fhift to pick whole nation of which I am king. Our goodout from the difcourfe of our interpre.crs; which

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