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THE

CONNOISSEUR

BY MR. TOWN.

CRITIC AND CENSOR-GENERAL,

........Non de villis domibusve alienis,
Nec male necne lepos saltet; sed quod magis ad nos

Hor.
Pertinet, et nescire malum est, agitamu

VOL. III.

PUBLISHED BY SAM

PHILADELPHIA:
MED BY SAMUEL F. BRADFORD, No. 4, SOUTH THIRD
*. AND JOHN CONRAD & co. No. 30, CHESNUT ST.

(TESSON AND LEE, PRINTERS.)

1803.

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CONTENTS.

NUMBER.

PAGE,
LXXI. OF Essay writing. Mr. Town's character

as an Essay-writer. Subjects of his Essays,

and manner of treating them.
LXXII. On Songs. Mechanical practice of modern

song-writers. Pastoral Dialogue, a cento

froin the most celebrated new songs.
LXXIII. On the present taste in monuments. Flatte-

ry of Epitaphs, Heathen Gods improper

decorations for christian monuments.

LXXIV. On the modesty of the moderns, in including

all the Vices, instead of Virtues, in the

character of a Fine Gentleman or Lady.

Account of a New Treatise on Ethics, or

system of immoral philosophy.

LXXV. On Good Nature. Analogy between cloath-

ing the body and adorning the mind. Ex-

tract from Swift's Tale of a Tub.

LXXVI. On the present state of politics. Letter from

Mr. Village, with the character of a coun-

try politician.
LXXVII. Letter from the Mind-and-Body Clothier ;

with a plan of his warehouse for cloathing

the Mind together with the Body.

LXXVIII. On the use of social intercourse between per-

sons of different ages and professions.

Want of it between father and son. . 35

LXXIX. Description of a London tradesman in the

country.

LXXX. Letter from an husband, complaining of his

being ruined by his wife's relations.

LXXXI. Letter from Mr. Village, giving an account

of his visit to Lord Courtly. Character of

the Honourable W. Hastings, by the Earl

Shaftesbury.

NUMBER.

PAGS.
LXXXII. Letter of Advice to a young Academic.

Characters of the Freethinker, Gamester,
Drunkard, Lounger, Wrangler, and o-

thers.

LXXXIII. On Alliteration. Ridiculous Affectation of

it in modern poets. Proposal for the Rhy-

mer's play-thing, or Poetaster's Horn-

book.

60

LXXXIV. On sea-officers. Their unpolished behaviour

on shore. Their contempt of new im-
provements in navigation. Of sea-chap-

lains.

LXXXV. Account of the Female Thermometer. Se-

cret Affections of Ladies discovered by it.

Experiments upon it, at the play-houses,

operas, masquerades, public gardens, and

other places.

LXXXVI. Letter from Orator Higgins, relating his pro-

gress in literature by studying in the public

streets.

LXXXVII. On Eating. Character of Cramwell, and

his Eating Club.
LXXXVIII. On Ideal Happiness. Authors possessed

of it, especially Essay-writers. Mr. Town's

description of his study.

LXXXIX. On Fondness for Animals. Instances of it

in a visit to a lady. Absurdity of providing

for animals by Will.

XC. On Genius and Application. Hare and Tor-

toise, a Fable.

XCI. Letters containing the character of a notable

wife.

101

CXII. On Drinking. Characters of several hard

drinkers. Various effects of drinking.

Story of Addison and Steele. Evils re-

sulting from hard drinking

CXIII. Of the Lottery. History of several adven-

turers, who got the 10,0001,

XCIV. Mr. Town considered in a military capacity.

His articles of news, in the warlike style. 119

XCV. The Bride-Cake. A Vision.

XCVI. Letter, with a scheme for a Literary Regis-

ter office.

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