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601. On Benevolence- Causes which ob-
struct it...

.............. GROVE ,

602. Advantages of an Air of Importance in

making Love .... ......................... UNKNOWN

603. Phoebe, a Poem .............................. BYROM

604. On a Desire of knowing future Events UNKNOWN

605. A difficult Case in Love resolved.........

606. Embroidery recommended to the La-

dies ...........

607. Qualities necessary to make Marriage

Happy—the Flitch of Bacon .........

608. List of Persons who demanded the

Flitch of Bacon...........................

609. Letters, on the improper Dress of

young Clergymen-on Antipathies

against Embroidery .................

610. Applause of Men not to be regarded

Story of Gyges ...........................

611. Letter from a Lady insulted by her

Seducer-Reflexions on the Subject. -

612. On the Pride of Genealogy ...............

613. Letters, on Ambition - Eloquence of

Beggars from a Lady marked by

the Small-pox ...............

614. Questions on Widows, answered by the

Love Casuist-Custom of Euborne.
615. On Fear.................................
616. On vulgar Phrases-Specimen............
617. On strained and pompous Phrases

Specimen...................................

618. On epistolary Poetry......

No.

619. Answers to various Correspondents...... UNKNOWN

620. The Royal Progress, a Poem............ TICKELL

621. On improper Pride........................... UNKNOWN

622. Memoirs of an honest Country Gen-

tleman ............

623. Account of the Custom of Euborne... --
624. Division of Mankind into Classes

Pursuits of Avarice, Ambition, &c. -

625. Questions in Love solved by the Love

Casuist ............

626. On Novelty ..........

GROVE

627. Letter to Zelinda from her Lover-

his Death............. ................ UNKNOWN

628. On Eternity.........

Translation of Cato's Soliloquy ......... BLAND
629. Absurd Claims of Reward .............. UNKNOWN
630. Church Music recommended-impro-

per Behaviour in Church ............
631. On Cleanliness ............
632. Power of Numbers — Grotto-work-

Verses on a Grotto ..........
633. On Oratory~Advantages from Christi-

anity............................................... PEARCE
634. On aiming at Perfection ......... UNKNOWN
635. Enlargement of the Powers of the

Mind in a future State .................. GROVE

THÉ

SPECTATOR.

N° 567. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1714.

mino Inceptus clamor frustratur piantes.

VIRS, Æn. Vi, 493.

The weak voice deceives their gasping throats.

DRYDEN.

IAVE received private advice from some of my correspondents, that if I would give my paper a general run, I should take care to season it with scandal. I have indeed observed of late that few writings sell which are not filled with great names and illustrious titles. The reader generally casts his eye upon a new book, and, if he finds several letters separated from one another by a dash, he buys it up and peruses it with great satisfaction, An M and an ħ, a T and an *, with a short line

* M and an h means Mariborough, and T and an r means Treasurer.

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between them, has sold many insipid pamphlets. Nay, I have known a whole edition go off by virtue of two or three well-written 80s.

A sprinkling of the words faction, Frenchman, papist, plunderer,' and the like significant terms, in an italic character, have also a very good effect upon the eye of the purchaser; not to men. tion scribbler, liar, rogue, rascal, knave, and vil. lain,' without which it is impossible to carry on a modern controversy.

Our party writers are so sensible of the secret virtue of an inuendo to recommend their produce tions, that of late they never mention the Q -n or P- t at length, though they speak of them with honour, and with that deference which is due to them from every private person. It gives a secret satisfaction to a peruser of these mysterious works, that he is able to decypher them without help, and, by the strength of his own natural parts, to fill up a blank space, or make out a word that has only the first or last letter to it.

Some of our authors indeed, when they would be more satirical than ordinary, omit only the vow. els of a great man's name, and fall most unmercifully upon all the consonants. This way of writing was first of all introduced by T-m B-wn*, of facetious memory, who, after having gutted a proper name of all its intermediate vowels, used to plant it in his works, and make as free with it as he pleased, without any danger of the statute.

That I may imitate these celebrated authors, and publish a paper which shall be more taking than ordinary, I have here drawn up a very curious libel, in which a reader of penetration will find a great deal of concealed satire, and, if he be acquainted

* Tom Brown.

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