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VOL. VIII. and Last.
The TWELFTH EDITION.
in Dame-Street. MDCC XXXVII.
ywharen 1932 TO
William Honeycomb, Esq;
H E Seven former VoCo l umes of the Spectator
h aving been Dedicated Le to some of the most celebrated 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.
You are now wholly retired from the bufy Part of Mankind; and at leisure to reflect upon your
paft Archievements; for which - reason, I look upon you as a Per
son 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 shall 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 acquir. : :
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 Applis cation,
You are formed for these Accomplishments by a happy Turn of Nature, and have fiA 3