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THE

SPECTATOR.

VOL. VIII. and Last.

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The Twelfth EDITION.

DU B L I N:

Printed for Phil. CRAMPTON, Bookseller, at
Addison's-Head, opposite to the Horse-Guard,

in Dame-Street. MDCCXXXVII.

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SHE Seven former Vo

lumes of the Spectator
having been Dedicated

to some of the mostcelebrated Persons of the Age, I take leave to inscribe this Eighth and Last to you, as to a Gentleman who hath ever been ambitious of appearing in the best Company,

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You

You are now "wholly retired from the busy Part of Mankind) and at leisure to reflect upon, your paft Atchievements; for which reason, I look upon you as a Person very well qualified for a Dedication.

I may poffibly disappoint my Readers, and your self too, if I do not endeavour on this occasion to make the World acquainted with your Virtues. And here, Sir, I shall not compliment you upon your Birth, Person,

Person, or Fortune, nor any other the like Perfections, which you poffess whether you will or

will or no: But shall only touch upon those, which are of your own acquir

ing,

ing, and in which every one must allow

you

have a real Merit.

Your janty Air, and easy Motion, the Volubility of your Discourse, the Suddeness of your Laugh, the Management of your Snuff-Box, with the Whiteness of your Hands and Teeth (which have justly gained you the Envy of the most polite part of the Male World, and the Love of the greatest Beauties in the Female) are intirely to be ascribed to your own personal Genius and Application,

You are formed for these Accomplishments by a happy Turn of Nature, and have fi

nished

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