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know my poor Master was so fond of. It would have gone to your Heart to have heard the Moans the dumb Creature made on the Day of my Master's Death. He has ne'er joyed himself since; no more has any
'Twas the melancholiest Day for the poor People that ever happened in Worcester shire. This being all from,
“ Honoured Sir,
6 Edward Biscuit.
“P. S. My Master desired, some Weeks before he died, that a Book which comes up to you by the Carrier should be given to Sir Andrew Freeport, in his Name.”
This letter, notwithstanding the poor butler's man15
ner of writing it, gave us such an idea of our good old friend, that upon the reading of it there was not a dry eye in the Club. Sir Andrew opening the book, found it to be a collection of Acts of Parliament. There
was in particular the Act of Uniformity, with some eo passages in it marked by Sir Roger's own hand. Sir
Andrew found that they related to two or three points, which he had disputed with Sir Roger the last time he appeared at the Club. Sir Andrew, who would have
been merry at such an incident on another occasion, at the sight of the old man's hand-writing burst into tears, and put the book into his pocket. Captain Sentry informs me, that the Knight has left rings and mourning for every one in the Club.
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SPECTATOR
Many people besides Addison and Steele wrote at various times for the Spectator. A list of names, with number of essays contributed, is here given : Addison
1 Anonymous papers
AIDS TO THE STUDY OF THE DE COVER
FOR USE OF TEACHERS AND PUPILS
Life of Richard Steele. Austin Dobson.
FOR USE OF TEACHERS
Sir Richard Steele (Vol. II.). John Forster.