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spondents; Letters from a Lover
and young Lady

582. On the Itch of Writing

583. Duty of being usefully employed

on Planting
584. Story of Hilpa
585. The same concluded
586. The Use of Dreams

.................. BYROM.
587. The Vision of Hearts

588. On Self-love and Benevolence

..... GROVE.
589. On Planting-Folly of destroying
Wood ....

........................ UNKNOWN.
590. On Eternity

591. Questions and Cases of Love UNKNOWN.
592. Dramatic Improvements Criti-

593. On Dreams, how to be improved... BYROM.
594. On Calumny

..... UNKNOWN.
595. On the Abuse of Metaphors.........
596. Distresses of a very amorous Gen.


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


597. The Dreams of various Correspon.

598. On a merry and serious Cast of

599. The Cave of Trophonius, a Dream UNKNOWN.
600. Various Opinions of future Happi-
ness ...

601. On Benevolence-Causes which
obstruct it

602. Advantages of an Air of Importance
in making Love

................ UNKNOWN.
603. Phæbe, a Poem

....... BYROM.
604. On a Desire of knowing future

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

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606. Embroidery recommended to the



607. Qualities necessary to make Mar-

riage 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 Antipa-

thies Against Embroidery .....

610. Applause of Men not to be re-

garded-Story of Gyges

611. Letter from a Lady insulted by her

Seducer-Reflections on the Sub-


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


615. On Fear
616. On vulgar Phrases-Specimen ......
617. On strained and pompous Phrases


618. On epistolary Poetry

619. Answers to various Correspondents
620. The Royal Progress, a Poém
621. On Improper Pride

......... UNKNOWN.
622. Memoirs of an honest Country Gen-


623. Account of the Custom of Enborne

624. Division of Mankind into Classes-

Pursuits of Avarice, Ambition, &c.

625. Questions in Love solved by the

Love Casuist




626. On Novelty

627. Letter to Zelinda from her Lover
his Death

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

Translation of Cato's Soliloquy
629. Absurd Claims of Reward

......... UNKNOWN,
630. Church Music recommended-Im-

proper Behaviour in Church
631. On Cleanliness
632. Power of Numbers-Grotto Work

-Verses on a Grotto..............
633. On Oratory

Advantages from

634. On aiming at Perfection
635. Enlargement of the Powers of the
Mind in a future State


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N° 567. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1714.

Inceptus clamor frustrutur hiantes.

VIRG. Æn. vi. 493.

The weak voice deceives their gasping throats.


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


peruses it with great satisfaction. An M and an h, a T and an r,with a short line

buys it

• Mand h means Marlborough, and T and an r means Treasurer.

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between them, has sold many an insipid pamphlet. Nay, I have known a whole edition go off by virtue of two or three well-written &c

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 villain,' 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 Qor P-t at length, though the speak of them with honour, and with that deference which is due to

hem 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.

of writing was first of all introduced by T-m Br—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 ieal of concealed satire, and, if he be acquainted

This way

* Tom Brown,

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