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20. Henry Symmondes, esq. of New The lady of Richard Hughes, efq. ington, Surrey:

Lineolm's-inn. Mrs. Hodgson, of Croydon.

James Stokes, esq. of Norwich. John Lewkaner, efq. of Melksham. Henry Fenton, esq. of Brewer-street

Mr. Davis, rector of Stourton-upon Thomas Dawson, esq. of Hackney. Wye, Herefordshire.

William Conyers, ciq. of Piccadilly Mr. Mathew Audley, curate of Ro

Kinnersley, elq. of Cold Bath therhithe.

fields. Mrs. Thomas of Baglan, Glamor March 6. Miss Wilkie, of Foullon. ganshire.

The lady of William Dobson, efq. The lady of the rev. Edward Auriol of Montpellier-row, Twickenham Hay Drummond.

John Blackall, esq, of Great Haze. Mr. James Buckland, of Paternoster- ley.

N. Bond, esq. of Bath. Mrs. Térrick, widow of the late Edward Angles, esq. of Maidstone, bishop of London.

Robert Macalester, esq. lace of the The lady of the late Arthur Forbes, Earl Fitzwilliam India ņip. efq. member for Rateath, in Ireland. Thomas Seward, M. A. canon ref.

Ralph Thicknesle, M. D. of Wigan, dentary of the cathedral of Litchfield. Lancashire.

The lady of William Ilbert, esq. of The lady of David Boyn, efq. of Bowringfleigh, Devon. Great Wincheher-street.

Co. Dorset, rector of Eyam, Derby nes Lloyd, esq. of Shrewsbury. Thire, Thoinas Tarrant, esq. of Salisbury.

Highmore, esq. Wincheap, Jarnes Cooke, efq. of Colchester. Kent. Philip Moore, esq. of Walthamstow. John Campley, esq. of Norwich,

Henry Bond, esq. of Kingston-upon Henry Albert, esq. of Sevenoaks. Thames.

Richard Ford, esq. of New Bond21. Mrs. Tuting, of Partney, Lin- ftreet. colnshire.

Peter Baker,.esq. of Lynn. 27. Sir Joshua Rowley, bart. vice 11. Dr. Samuel Hallifax, bishop of admiral of the white.

St. Afaph. Miss Martha Hawkins, of Afhford, 16. Robert Adair, esq. furgeon to the Kent.

royal hospital at Chelsea. Richard Biffe Riland, rector of Sut. Henry Gervais, -LL. D. archdeacon ton Coldfield.

of Cashel.. Daniel Minet, efq. F. R. S. and F. Sir John Coghill, bart. of CoghillA. S. of Grosvenor-street.

hall, Yorkshire. Capt. Robert Martin, of the Lady 18. Lieutenant-general Lang, of Jane, in the Antinua trade.

Gower-street. Mrs. Champion, of the Polygon, Thomas Osborn, LL. D. rector of Southampton.

Clifton and Campton, Bedfordshire. Mrs. Hingefton, of New North-ftreet, Mr. Baker, vicar gf Weft Hendred, Red-lion-square.

Berks. Miss Margaret Anne Ferguson, of The lady of the late Robinson Lyt. Red-lion-fquare.

ton, esq. of Knebworth, Herts. Richard Hind, D. D. rector of Roch The lady of admiral Danby. dale, Yorkshire.

The lady of the late William Stone, The lady of John Richards, esq. of esq. of Surbiton, near Kingfion. Cardiff, Glamorganshire.

James St. Amour, efq. equerry of Lady Lindores.

the king's crown ftables. John Vere, efq. receiver general of Thomas Hodgkins, esq. of Windsor. the land-tax for Norfolk.

The rev. Dr. Crombie, of Belfast. The lady of Robert Morris, esq. of The lady of Thomas Atkinson, eso. Swansea, South Wales.

of Gosport. Dr. Anstie, physician, of Kendal.

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Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, appro

priated solely to their Use and Amusement.

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i The Index, No. 14.

170 2 Story of the poor little Greek

173 3 Letter to a very good natured Lady

174 4 Anecdote 5 Description of West Cowes Castle,

ibid. 6 Occasional Papers addressed to the Ladies, No. 14.

177 7 The Cenfor ; or, Friendly Female Monitor, No. 5.

179 8 The Contrast

181 9 The Matron, No. 2!2. 184 TO Law Case, il On Mr. Pope's Assertion, 188 12 On the Rucitude of the Heart ibid. 13 Julie,

189 14 On the Conduct of the Fair Sex ibid. 15 History of the First Usher, 191 16 On the Opinion of the World 2:3 17 The Gameiter, a Tale, 18 A Request from Z. Z.

203 19 Account of the Arabian Women 204 20 History of Kées, an Ape

207 21 Fortitude of Women

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22 On Mr. Pope's Assertion concerning

Women, 23 On the early Culture of the Mind 211 24 Anecdote,

212 25 Enigmatical Sulutions and Questions,

ibid. 26 Poetical Efays.-Verses by a young

Lady-Irregular Ode-Lines addressed to a youug Lady--Lives by an Anonymous Hand - To niy much efteemed Friend Eliza H.Fpigram by W. H. Reid, on the Origin of Oyster Eating-Another, on the Election of an imperious Person to a yearly Office--Solutions tv. Rebuffes-A Rebus-Answers

Charadus--Two CharadesAnswer to Be field's Anagram-An Enigma

213-216 27 Foreign News,

217 28 Home News, 29 Births,

223 30 Marriages

ibid. 31 Deaths

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This Number is embellished with the following Copper Plates, viz.

1. A new Pattern for working a Gown), Petticoat, or Apron.-2. A View of West

Cowes Caitle <3. A bei utiful historical Ficture of the Gamester.--And, 4.
A Song fung with universal Applause by Signora Storace, let to Music by Mr.
Handel.

LONDON, Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, No. 23. Pater.

nofter Row, where Favours from Correspondents will be reccived.

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Otheir favours this month.

UR prose Correspondents will find that we have made a liberal use of

Several original pieces are received, and hall be inserted in our next.

Such Poetical favours as are not acknowledged here, were left out for want of room, and in consequence take precedence next month.

The following are come to hand and under consideration,
J.S.'s Lifts.
Hannah Maria S-'s Extempore.
Imitation from Fontenelle.
Salisburensis' Poetry, &c.
2. Y's Rebus.
Belfield's Poetry.
J. F. A--n's Translation,
Maria, in answer.

Confiant Reader will, we hope, have no reason to complain this month, -Any hints we shall always be glad to receive, We have ourselves been disappointed in the Continuations she mentions, but will prevent that in future.

On Easter Day is incorrect and spiritless. Jemima Sweet-briar is a wicked hulley! My Pretty Doll fall appear foon. Of Pettit's Poetry we shall be better able to judge when we have seen the whole,

Harriot Hafty shall have no more Latin.

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| Τ Η Ε Ι Ν D Ε Χ. to the thoughts of others. Since

the understandings of women have No XIV.

been more cultivated, no man need

be afraid to addrets them as rational T would certainly give me much creatures, a light in which many of

uneasiness were I to hear that those who are termed polite writers any part of my last paper, which, have affected not to consider them. as there mentioned, was the com. I fhall, therefore, employ this munication of a country correspon-paper in a few reflections on the fub. dent, had been taken in a wrong ject of painting, not without hope meaning, either as if I designed to that what litile of the paper may be censorio's on the sex, or that it meet with approbation will be rewas my design to bring into difre. menbered with advantage, and that pute the articlas of artificial beauty where it falls short of merit, others

here specified, although, to say the may take a hint and improve it by ruth, the last consideration does not their own confideration and experiippear to be of much consequence ence. It is not unimportant becaule li certainly is, has been, and al. the practice of painting may not ways will be, the farthest from my have extended to every part of the houghts to offer any unqualified country, b cause according to the censures of the manners of the tair progress of public inanvers we have sex, or of any great society of per- reason to fear it soon may be unions whatsoever. If I had not b: en veral. pretty well assured that few, if any, Painting, if ive consider it as useof my readers could apply to them. full, must be designed to give the apselves what was said in my last papper, pearance of beauty qubere it is not, I will not say that I would have and to beigbren it where it is. I lay sopprefled the paper, but I would have this must be the use of painting, hy taken care tha: tic opinions 1uld those who do not practise it merely be expressed with more seriouineri, as a fashion. But that it is absoas the refult of conviction and con lurcly infufficient for bith purposes corn, and not arising froin any fini- will appear. Fors", if we re nark fer molives.

The baby age of that the beauty of the face must be women is now pist, and their edu- natural, that'nature has furnished cation is calculited to make them that part of the body in all womanthink for themielves, as well as liilen kind in such a manner that it is in

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ble of any addition by ari-and the mantling blush, the smiling dim. therefore every fich addition appears ple. In all these respects the is abobvious. The best painted lady ever folut ly veiled, or if a bluth fuffules feen could not conceal that the was thote parts of the face where the painted from an eye at all accustom- rouge has not been laid on, what a ed to contider the “ human face fuming contest between nature and divine.” A clown or a purblind art? I need not add. among other person may be mistaken, so may inconveniencies, the ludicrous effects they mistake a face pitted with the of a warm room, the exercite of small-pox for a smooth one, but no dancing, or even a chaste falute, ia perion used to genteel assemblies, which last instancr. I have known a and whose light is perfect, can for a lady lose above half a cheek. Bu', moment be deceived. Accordingly, perhaps, I hhall here be told that as he fees here a complexion which good paint will not come off in this is not natural, his only enquiry m nner. The answer is easy ; lo must be, " is it well or ill purun?” much the worse. Good paint is that but he forgets the woman, in such which penerates the skin, and leaves a case, and is studying the perfec. those dreadful furrows' which of the tion of a mask.

age of thirty must be more mortis SECONDLY; as soon as we have tying to female prie than the valu. discovered that the face is painted,ral wrinkles of lixty-Of this more we naturally wish to know why ? hereafter. an enquiry which usually brings ou If then painting fails in its effe & reflections very unfavourable to that as a deciption, it approaches to a vanity which the paint grárifics, and folly, and is not a picar way, in the that beauty which the painter withes eyes of a true judge of beauty, from to be thought poslefied of. It is a a deformty. And what is rather question, indçed, fo very difficult extraordinary is, that ladies will in. to be resolved, that conjecture is dulge the practice of ra iting, alolten in vain ; the confidante being though they cannotlus know that it perhaps the only person who is in is diigutting to men in generali the secret. The wit, therefore, There is not a muri common caprel. who was told that miss

fion in the mouib. of one gentlemen very beautiful, very properly re and gallanes, hin, “ De is a fine pid, "there is no judging unlels woman"-"yes". blefuias" ope cauid fec her face."--Iquit:on -01-... that is a beautiful girl?whether Woman, or' child,

yes

- but her mother cbliges (except, prhaps, the confidante) has her to paint before the introducti fceа the face of lady A these berinto company, Wrota pity fu twenty years, and it would be as fine a giilfhuul belpoled!"-Such difficult to ascertain the hue of her expictions she lexmv depend upon natural face, as to discover the it, are very common. Even smerous fource of the Nile.

rpicures, hofe rolu;ruaries who THIRDLY, all natural charms pursue the sex only for the worft of

n¢w out of the queflion, we purposes, deteft the custom, and na come to contider what advantages unfrequently think they are toler resuir to the painted object--To be ably secure of a woman whole egie thought beautiful? No! for the gious painting maiks her egregious wanis thefe Spraking charms which vanity. beau ify the plainest face, and with. And here let me add one remark out which the most beautiful face is more.- Every woman ainere coll--- she wants that very re. proclaims her own vanity, her delire quinte el arm, change of conntchances 10 be thought more bcautiful thin

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