VOL. VIII. and Last.



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Printed for J. TONSON, at Shakespear's-Head, over-

against Katharine-Street in the Strand. 1729.

Lately Publishid,

THE Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Profe, of die

late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, E!q; in Three Volumes. Consisting of such as were ne ver before Printed in 12mo. With some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.

N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Specta. sors, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on several Parts of Italy, compleat Mr. Addison's Works in Twelyes.

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William Honeycomb, Esq;

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HE Seven former Volumes of the Spe&tator having been Dedicated to some of

the most celebrated Per{ons 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 are now wholly retired from the busie Part of Mankind, and at leisure to reflect upon your past Atchievements for which reason, I look upon You as, a Person very well qualified for a Dedication.

I may possibly 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 thall not compliment You' upon your Birth, Person, or Fortune; nor any other the like Perfections, which You possess whether You will or no: But shall only touch upon those, which are of your own acquiring, and in which every one must allow You have a real Merir.


Your janty. Air and easy Motion, the Volubility of your

Dif course, the Suddenness 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 in tirely to be ascribed to your own personal Genius and Application.

You are formed for these Accomplishments by a happy Turn of Nature, and have finished your self in them by the utmost Improvements of Art

A Man that is defective in either of these Qualifications (whatever may be the


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