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65. Character of a Battle-Critic-Conduct of the Bath
66. Eloquence of the Pulpit: SWIFT and STEELE—In-
felicity of Riches to one who is not a Gentle-
man- -Sharpers—Continental Intelligence... STEELE.
67. Proposals for Tables of Fame: SWIFT—Continental
Intelligence—Skill of Transition.....
68. Tables of Fame-Female Sharpers: SWIFT—Causes
of Tears—Notice of a Sharper-Of a Book.... STEELE.
69. On acting our parts in Life well—Promotion of
Eboracensis-Letter from Two Ladies inclined
to marry the same Man-Bravery of the Allies,
70. Eloquence of the Pulpit: SWIFT and STEELE-List
of Sharpers .
71. Danger of Satirical Writings: STEELE—Irregular
conduct of a Clergyman: SWIFT-Betterton's
Hamlet-Reformation of Manners at Oxford... STEELE.
72. Story of Pætus and Arria—Want of earnestness in
the Pulpit-Favonius—Decision of a Wager...
73. Letter from Monoculus and Answer: STEELE-AC-
count of a Club of Gamesters: HUGHES-Elec-
tion for Queenhithe Ward....
74. Letter from a Lover-Letter on the tendency of
ding-dinner-Notice of a Pamphlet.....
80. Exorbitant price of Books—Letters from a sple-
netic Gentleman-From a Limper-Continental
81. Vision of the Table of Fame: ADDISON—Taking of
82. Story of the Cornish Lovers—Of a Lover who kills
83. Remarks on the Table of Fame-Maria declares a
Passion for the Author-His Answer-Advantage
of being able to say No-Continental Intelli-
84. Censure of Ladies who attend Trials for Rapes—
Case of Lucretia—Egotism of the French writ-
ers-On giving Advice, a Fable.
85. Matrimonial Quarrel and Reconciliation-Cha-
racter of the Dappers—Death of Cynthio.......
96. Every worthless Man a dead Man-Peculiarities of
Dress—Game killed by the French King-
97. Hercules courted by Pleasure and Virtue, an Alle-
98. Letter from a Woman in Love-Impressive tend-
ency of Poetry..
101. Danger of Authors from Pirates: ADDISON-No-
102. Continuation of the Vision of the Goddess of Jus-
103. Applications for Permission to use Canes, &c.:
104. Happiness, how secured in the Married State....
105. History of Will Rosin-Art of Knocking.
No. 43. TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1709.
-Bene nummatum decorat Suadela Venusque.
HOR. EPIST. 1, 6, 38.
WHITE'S CHOCOLATE-HOUSE, JULY 18. I WRITE from hence at present to complain, that wit and merit are so little encouraged by people of rank and quality, that the wits of the age are obliged to run within Temple-bar for patronage. There is a deplorable instance of this kind in the case of Mr. D'Urfey, who has dedicated his inimitable comedy, called The Modern Prophets,' to a worthy knight, to whom, it seems, he had before communicated his plan, which was, 'To ridicule the ridiculers of our established doctrine. I have elsewhere celebrated the contrivance of this excellent drama; but was not, till I read the dedication, wholly let into the religious design of it. I am afraid it has suffered discontinuance at this gay end of the town, for no other reason but the piety of the pur ose: There is, however, in this epistle, the true life of panegyrical performance; and I do not doubt but VOL. II.