On the want of learning in land-officers.
On the excursions of young academics to London.
Steele's character of young Bookwit, an Oxo-
nian. Conversation between two in the Bedford
Coffee-house, and a set of them at the Shaks-
peare. Journal of a week's transactions of an
Oxonian in town. Ode, imitated from Horace,
sent by a fellow collegian to one of these aca-
Absurdity of Lord Bolingbroke representing Mo-
ses as making beasts accountable for crimes.
Trial of Beasts, a vision. Indictment against
an hog, a cat, a parrot, a milch-ass, a monkey,
a lion, and other animals.
Letter from Mr. Village, concerning elections.
Account of a borough town divided into two
parties, Christians and Jews. An Anti-Judaic
entertainment. Character of a country knight,
a violent enemy to the Jews.
Letter, complaining of the Whisperers and Gig-
lers among the Fair-sex. Instance of their rude
behaviour during a visit. Whispering and Gig-
ling improper at church, in the play-house, and
On bets particularly on the custom of pitting, as
practised at White's; i.e. staking one man's
life against another. Character of Montano a
Letter from Oxford, on the story of Shakspeare's
Merchant of Venice. Copy of an original bal-
lad, (preserved in the Ashmolean Museum)
from which Shakspeare is supposed to have
borrowed part of his plot.
XVII. Letter, proving the city of London to be an Uni-
versity. Arts and sciences taught there in great-
er perfection than at Oxford or Cambridge.
XVIII. On the dishonesty of Connoisseurs. Instances of
it, and punishment proposed for it. Story of a
Virtuoso's design to rob a church.
Letter, on the different tastes in eating.
at White's. Difference between the taverns
about St. James's and the 'Change. Of the
taverns about Covent-Garden. Story of a cook
at one of them, tossing up the shoe of a fille
de joye in a ragout. Characters to be met with
at chop-houses, &c.......Letter from Goliah Eng-