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578. On personal Identity — Story of Fad-

lallah ..........

579. On Adultery — Dogs which guarded

the Temple of Vulcan.................. ADDISUN
580. On the Glories of Heaven ...............

-581. The Author's Answer to his Correspon-

dents; Letters from a Lover and a

young Lady ...................

............. UNKNOWN

582. On the Itch of Writing............ ........ ADDISON

583. Duty of being usefully employed-on

Planting .........................

584. Story of Uilpa..............

585. The same concluded ............

586. The Use of Dreams .............

587. The Vision of Hearts........................ UNKNOWN

588. On Self-love and Benevolence............ GROVE

589. On Planting — Folly of destroying

Wood .............

590. On Eternity .....

..... ADDISON

591. Questions and Cases of Love............. UNKNOWN
592. Dramatic Improvements-Criticisms... ADDISON
593. On Dreams, how to be improved...... BYROM
594. On Calumny .............. .................. UNKNOWN
595. On the Abuse of Metaphors ............
596. Distresses of a very amorous Gentleman
597. The Dreams of various Correspondents
598. On a merry and serious Cast of Tem-

per............................................. ADDISON

599. The Cave of Trophonius, a Dream... UNKNOWN

600. Various Opinions of future Happiness. ADDISON

.... UNKNOWN

601. On Benevolence-Causes which ob-

struct it........................................ GROVE
602. Advantages of an Air of Importance in

making Love .... .....

603. Phæbe, 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

THE

SPECTATOR.

No 567. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1714.

Inceptus clamor frustratur hiantes.

VIRG. Æn. vi, 493. -The weak voice deceives their gasping throats.

DRYDEN

I have 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 anu 24 h, a T and an p*, with a short line

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

VOL. XV.

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

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 mention 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 productions, 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 vowels 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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