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PAGE 213. Small-Pox. It is difficult for us to understand how terrible were the ravages of this disease in English Society at this time. Swift's Journal to Stella is full of references to its havoc. Inoculation was introduced by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, after her return from Turkey in 1718. See Pope's letter to Brome, July 16, 1721 (Elwin and Courthope, viii. 47).
PAGE 217. Good Nature will always, etc. "Perhaps Goldsmith was thinking of this paper when he wrote the little tale in verse called The Double Transformation, 1765, the heroine of which is reformed by an attack of small-pox :—
'No more presuming on her sway,
Jack finds his wife-a perfect beauty.""
(Mr. Dobson's Selections from Steele, p. 476).
The Examen de Ingenios of Huarte is described in
PAGE 222. Motto. Horace, Odes II. v. 15-16.
PAGE 224. The Historian, one of the numerous imitators of the
PAGE 225. Brag-table. Brag was a game of cards, similar to the
-Motto. Virgil, Æn. vi. 264-7.
-Addison's Papers on Milton are from this point of greater length. The type in 'A' is closer, and there are, of necessity, very few advertisements. A larger sheet is sometimes used.
PAGE 233. Motto. Virgil, Æn. i. 77.
PAGE 236. Motto. Juvenal, Sat. vi. 138-9.
PAGE 237. Silver fringed Gloves. Ante, page 113 (note).
-Rosamond's Pond. Cf. Defoe's Advice from the Scandalous
PAGE 239. Side-Box. See vol. ii. p. 323.
-Hudibras. I. iii. 311-2
PAGE 240. Motto. Cicero, Tusc. Quaest. ii. 6.
PAGE 242. Story after Pompey. Tusc. Quaest. ii. 25.
PAGE 243. Devotion. A long passage in 'A' is here omitted.
The Master is the famous Dr. Busby. The Gentleman whose life was preserv'd' has been identified as Col. Wake, father of William Wake, then Bishop of Lincoln; but the Rev. Rashleigh Duke, Rector of Birlingham, Pershore, is of opinion that the hero of the rent curtain was Col. Robert Duke of Wiltshire. "Col. Duke was engaged with Penruddocke and Grove and others in the rising in 1655, and was taken prisoner and tried with them at Exeter, and with them
was sentenced to death. The original MS. of that sentence exists No. 313.
PAGE 247. Motto. Horace, Odes, I. xxiii. 11-12.
PAGE 249. Nicolini. Ante, vol. i. p. 313.
It was played on Dec. 26
-Horace advises. Ars Poet. 38-40; the motto of No. 307.
and Jan. 12 (see advertisements in the issues of 'A' of these dates).
PAGE 252. Motto. Horace, Ars Poet. 191-2.
Virgil, Eclog. i. 28.
Horace, Epist. I. ii. 27.
Ante, vol. ii. p. 326.
-Laced Coffee. Coffee dashed with spirits.
PAGE 266. Brook & Hellier, the famed wine-merchants, advertised regularly in the Spectator. See note on the Bumper Tavern, ante, p. 291. They intimate that "At the Bumper every Bottle of Port Wine sent out is sealed upon the Cork with the Bumper by Anthony." Cf. D'Urfey's Pills to purge Melancholy, "A new Ballad Sung at Messieurs Brook & Hellier's Club, at the Temple Tavern in Fleet Street.' (Vol. vi. p. 340.)
"Each Vintner of late, has got an Estate,
By brewing and Sophistication :
With Syder and Sloes, they've made a damn'd Dose,
But Hellier & Brook, a Method have took,
To prove them all Scoundrels and Noddys;
And shew'd us a way which (if we don't stray)
Motto. Virgil, Eclog. viii. 63.
Various Cocks. Cf. vol. ii. p. 333.
Hogarth's plate on the Five Orders of Periwigs.
-Wear Feathers. Ante, p. 113.
The paper recalls
PAGE 272. An arrant Linnen-Draper. Only an Ensign in the
White's. See vol. ii. p. 326.
PAGE 274. Motto. Ovid, Metam. vi. 428-9, 43I.
PAGE 276. Mr. Waller. Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs," 11. 1-6 :—
Design, or chance, makes others wive;
Eve might as well have Adam fled,
As she denied her little bed
To him, for whom Heaven seemed to frame,
PAGE 278. Lazy Club. Cf. vol. i. 316.
Horace, Ars Poet. 99.
Aristotle's Rule. Poetics, xxiv. II,