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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,
Your most Sorrowful Servant,

6 Edward Biscuit.

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“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

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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

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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

276 Steele

249 Budgell.

35 Hughes

10 Byrom

5 Grove

4 Pearce

2 Tickell

2 Parnell

2 Pope

2 Henley

1 Barr

1 Francham

1 Anonymous papers

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AIDS TO THE STUDY OF THE DE COVER

.LEY PAPERS

FOR USE OF TEACHERS AND PUPILS

Life of Richard Steele. Austin Dobson.
Life of Joseph Addison. W. J. Courthope.
Essay on Addison. T. B. Macaulay.
Essays of Joseph Addison. Edited by J. R. Green.
The Spectator. Edited by Henry Morley.
Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne. John Ashton.
Literary Landmarks of London. Laurence Hutton.
English Lands, Letters, and Kings. Donald G. Mitchell.

FOR USE OF TEACHERS

Sir Richard Steele (Vol. II.). John Forster.
Selections from Steele. Edited by Austin Dobson.
Selections from Addison. Edited by T. Arnold.
Lives of English Poets. Samuel Johnson.
Introduction to English Literature. Henry S. Pancoast.
History of Eighteenth Century Literature. Edmund Gosse.
Manual of English Literature. Thomas Arnold.
English Literature in the Eighteenth Century. Thos. S. Perry
English Literature. Stopford A. Brooke.
Reign of Queen Anne (Vol. I.). P. H. Stanhope.
History of Henry Esmond. Wm. M. Thackeray.
The English Humorists. Wm. M. Thackeray.
Short History of English Literature. George Saintsbury.

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