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Samuel Bickerstaff, esqr. is so happy, as that by several legacies from distant relations, deaths of maiden sisters, and other instances of good fortune, he has, besides his real estate, a great sum of ready money. His son at the same time knows he has a good fortune, which the father cannot alienate, though he strives to make him believe he depends only on his will for maintenance. Tom is now in bis nineteenth year, Mrs. Mary in her fifteenth. Cousin Samuel, who understands no one point of good behaviour, as it regards all the rest of the world, is an exact critic in the dress, the motion, the looks and gestures of his children.

What adds to their misery, is, that he is excessively fond of them, and the greatest part of their time is spent in the presence of this nice observer. Their life continued constraint. The girl never turns her head, but she is warned not to follow the proud minxes of the town. The boy is not to turn fop, or be quarrelsome; at the same time not to take an affront. I had the good fortune to dine with him to-day, and heard his fatherly table-talk as we sat at dinner, which, if my memory does not fail me, for the benefit of the world, I shall set down as he spoke it, which was much as follows, and may be of great use to those parents who seem to make it a rule that their children's turn to enjoy the world is not to commence, till they themselves have left it.

mind your

“ Now, Tom, I have bought you chambers in the « inns of court. I allow you to take a walk once or “ twice a day round the garden. If you « business, you need not study to be as great a law

yer as Coke upon Littleton. I have that that will “ keep you; but be sure you keep an exact account of

your linen. Write down what you give out to your “ laundress, and what she brings home again. Go as “ little as possible to the other end of the town ; but “ if you do, come home early. I believe I was as sharp

« as you for your ears, and I had my hat snatched off

my head coming home late at a stop at St. Cle66 ment's Church, and I do not know from that day to " this who took it. I do not care if you learn to fence a 66 little, for I would not have you be made a fool of. 66 Let me have an account of every thing every post; “ I am willing to be at that charge, and I think you " need not spare your pains. As for you, daughter “ Molly do not mind one word that is said to you in * London, for it is only for your money."

THE INDEX

TO THE THIRD VOLUME.

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A

PAGE.
ABSURDITY, its importunity and folly

297
Absurdity resembles impudence

ibid.
Advertisement, of a play, called, Love for Love, to be acted
for Mr. Dogget's benefit

37
Of Pasquin and Marfario

84
Of the Silent Woman, for the benefit of
Mr. Eastcourt

85
To the lady who chose Mr. Bickerstaff for
her valentine

117
Concerning the whetters near the Royal
Exchange

121
About New Bedlam

ibid.
To all such as delight in soft lines

142
To some midnight rakes

143
About ladies wrought shoes and slippers 144
To his correspondent in Scotland

148
From a well-behaved young gentleman in
Cornhill

152
Of the sale of a Bass-Viol, by way of lot-
tery

253
Of walking pictures, sold by auction 254
To Philander, upon his letter to Clarinda 272
Of a Stage-coach and dancing shoes 318

Concerning two letters sent to Mr. Bicker-
staff

343
Aeneas, his descent into the empire of death

192

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PAGE.
Aeneas, his adventures there

192
Aesop, a fable of his, applied upon the receipt of a letter sent
to Mr. Bickerstaff

13
Afflictions, imaginary, often prove the most insupportable 154
Agamemnon, his invective against the female sex

183
Age, the glory of the present age, in relation to England 81
Album Græcum prescribed to a sick dog

41
Allegories profitable to the mind, in the same manner as hunt-
ing to the body

158
Application of an allegorical fable out of Homer ibid.
Ambition, what age on man most addicted to it

32
In the good it becomes true honour

ibid.
The effects of it

340
The foundation of it

341
Anticyra, an island, assigned by the Romans as an habita-
tion for mad-men

60
The product of it

ibid.
Compared to Montpellier

ibid.
Antiochus, in love with his mother-in-law

338
Apology for great men in the conferring of their favours 260
Aristæus, his great mastery over himself

296
Arthur, (King) the first thatever sat down to a whole roast-
ed ox

162
Athenians, an instance of the public spirit, and virtue of that

people
Avarice, what age of man most devoted to it

32
Its region described

50
Its temple, attendants and officers

ibid.'
An effect of the author's discourse upon it 58
Audience, what ought to be the behaviour of an audience at

the representation of a play
Autumn (Lady) her behaviour at church

130

46

B
Bagpipe, to what persons applied in conversation

189
A club of bagpipes

190
Bacon (Sir Francis) his legacy

97
Balance, a merchant, his treatment of a young lawyer that
endeavoured to debauch his wife

109
Barbarity, an attendant on tyranny

230
Barnes (Joshua) his new edition of Homer

144
Bass-Viol, the part it bears in conversation

188
Where most likely to be found

130
With what other instrument to be matched 212
Exposed to sale by way of lottery

253
Baubles, by whom brought first to perfection

137

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