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THE

SPECTATOR.

VOL. VIII. and Laft.

The TWELFTH EDITION.

DUBLIN:

Printed for PHIL. CRAMPTON, Bookfeller, at
Addifon's-Head, oppofite to the Horfe-Guard,
in Dame-Street. MDCCXXXVII.

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Guhason 1832

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William Honeycomb, Efq;

HE Seven former Volumes of the Spectator having been Dedicated to fome of the most celebrated Perfons of the Age, I take leave to inscribe this Eighth and Laft to you, as to a Gentleman who hath ever been ambitious of appearing in the best Company.

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You are now "wholly retired from the bufy Part of Mankind, and at leisure to reflect upon your paft Atchievements; for which reason, I look upon you as a Perfon very well qualified for a Dedi

cation.

I may poffibly disappoint my Readers, and your felf too, if I do not endeavour on this occafion to make the World acquainted with your Virtues. And here, Sir, I fhall not compliment you upon your Birth, Perfon, or Fortune, nor any other the like Perfections, which you poffefs whether you will or no: But fhall only touch upon those, which are of your own acquir

ing,

ing, and in which every one must allow you have a real Merit.

YOUR janty Air, and easy Motion, the Volubility of your Discourse, the Suddeness of your Laugh, the Management of your Snuff-Box, with the Whitenefs of your Hands and Teeth (which have justly gained you the Envy of the most polite part of the Male World, and the Love of the greatest Beauties in the Female) are intirely to be ascribed to your own perfonal Genius and Appli

cation,

You are formed for these Accomplishments by a happy Turn of Nature, and have fiA 3

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