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F. R. caught his death upon the water, April the 1st.
W. W. killed by an unknown hand, that was playing with the glove off upon the side of the front box in Drury-lane.
Sir Christopher Crazy, bart. hurt by the brush of a whale-bone petticoat.
Sylvius, shot through the sticks, of a fan at St. James's church.
Damon struck through the heart by a diamond necklace.
Thonias Trusty, Francis Goosequill, William Meanwell, Edward Callow, esqrs. standing in a row,
fell all four at the same time, by an ogle of the widow Trapland.
Tom Rattle, chancing to tread upon a lady's tail as he came out of the playhouse, she turned full upon him, and laid him dead upon the spot.
Dick Tastewell, slain by a blush from the queen's box in the third act of the Trip to the Jubilee.
Samue) Felt, haberdasher, wounded in his walks to Islington, by Mrs. Susanna Cross-stich, as she was "clambering over a stile.
R. F. T. W. S. I. M. P. &c. put to death in the last birth-day massacre.
Roger Blinko, cut off in the twenty-first year of his
age by a white-wash.
Musidorus, slain by an arrow that flew out of a dimple in Belinda's left cheek.
Ned Courtly, presenting Flavia, with her glove (which she had dropped on purpose), she received it, and took away his life with a courtesy.
John Gosselin, having received a slight hurt from a pair of blue eyes, as he was making his escape, was dispatched by a smile.
Strephon killed by Clarinda as she looked down into the pit.
Charles Careless shot flying by a girl of fifteen,
Josiah Wither, aged threescore and three, sent to
Jack Freelove murdered by Melissa in her hair,
William Wiseacre, gent. drowned in a flood of
John Pleadwell, esq. of the Middle Temple,
N° 378. WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1712.
Aggredere, o magnos! aderit jam tempus bonores.
VIRG. Ecl, ir. 48.
I WILL make no apology for entertaining the reader
A SACRED ECLOGUE,
Written in Imitation of Virgils Pallio.
Isa. ii. 4.
Delight no more-o Thou my voice inspire,
Rapt into future times, the bard began,
As the good shepherd tends his fleecy care,
Mankind shall thus his guardian care engage,
Nor ardent warriors meet with hateful eyes,
And the broad falchion in a plough-share end,
Shall finish what the short-liv’dsire begun;
And the same hand that sow'd shall reap the field. Xxxv. 1. 7. The swain in barren deserts with surprise
Sees lilies spring, and sudden verdure rise,
The green reed trembles, and the bulrush nods. xli. 19, and Waste sandy valleys, once perplex'd with thorn,
The spiry fur and shapely box adorn :
And od'rous myrtle to the noisome weed, xi. 6, 7, 8 The lambs with wolves shall grace the verdant
See barb'rous nations at thy gates attend,
Isa. Ix. 3. Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend! See thy bright altars throng'd with prostrate kings, And heaped with products of Sabæan springs !
Ix. 19, 20. Nor evening Cynthia fill her silver horn,
liv, 10. But fix'd His word, His saving power remains ; Thy realm for ever lasts, chy own Messiah reigns.
N° 379. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1712.
Scire tuum nibil est, nisi te scire hoc sciat altır.
PERS. Sat. i. 87.
I wave often wondered at that ill-natured posi. tion which has been sometimes maintained in the schools, and is comprised in an old Latin verse, namely, that A man's knowledge is worth nothing if he communicates what he knows to any one besides. There is certainly no more sensible plea. sure to a good-natured man, than if he can by any means gratify or inform the mind of another. I might add, that this virtue naturally carries its