Imagens das páginas
PDF
ePub

serving of a better fate, are wretched, we cannot but rebgn ourselves, when most of us know that we merit a much worfe fate than that we are placed in. For fuch, and many other occafions, there is one admirable relation which one might recommend for certain periods of one's life, to touch, comfort, and improve the heart of mari. Tully fays somewhere, the pleasures of a husbandman are next to those of a philosopher. In like manner, one may fay, the pleasures of humanity are next to those of devotion. “In both these latter fatisfactions, there is a certain humiliation which exalts the soul above its ordinary state ; at the fame time that it lessens the value of ourselves, it enlarges our estimation of others,

TATLER, Vol. IV. No. 233.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

For the Good of the Public. WITHIN two doors of the Mafquerade House lives an eminent Italian Chirurgeon, arrived from the Carnival of Venice, of great experience in private cures. Accommodations are provided, and persons admitted in their Malking habits.

He has cured since his coming hither, in less than a fortnight, four Scaramouches, a Mountebank Doctor, two Turkish Baffas, three Nuns, and a Morris.dan

Venienti occurrile Morbo. N. B. Any person may agree by the great, and be kept in repair by the year. The Doctor draws teeth without pulling off your mask.

SPECTATOR, Vol. I. No. 22. T.

cer.

To prevent all mistakes that may happen among gentlemen of the other end of the town, who come but once a week to St. James's Coffee-House, either. by miscalling the servants, or requiring such things of them as are not properly within their refpective provinces, this is to give notice, that Kidney, keeper of the book-debts of the out-lying customers, and observer of those who go off without paying, having refigned that employment, is succeeded by John Sowdon; to whose place of enterer of meflages, and first coffee-grinder, William Bird is promoted, and Samuel Burdock comes as shoe-cleaner in the room of the said Bird.

SPECTATOR, Vol. I. No. 24. R.

A Widow gentlewoman, well born both by father and mother's side, being the daughter of 'Thomas Prater, once an eminent Practitioner in the Law, and. of Letitia Tattle, a family well known in all parts of this kingdom, having been reduced by misfortunes to wait on several great persons, and for some time to be teacher at a boarding-school of young ladies, giveth notice to the public, that she hath lately taken a house near Bloomsbury-square, commodiouly situated next the Fields, in a good air, where she teaches all forts of birds of the loquacious kinds, as parrots, starlings, magpies, and others, to imitate human voices in greater perfection than ever yet was practised. They are not only instructed to pronounce words distinctly, and in a proper torre and accent, but to speak the language with great purity and volubility of tongue; to gether with all the fashionable phrases and compliments now in use either at tea-tables or visiting-days. Those that have good voices, may b: taught to sing the newest Opera airs, and, if required, to speak either Italian or French, paying fomething above the common rates: They whole friends are not able to pay the full prices, may be taken as half-boarders. She teaches such as are designed for the diversion of the public, and to act in enchanted woods on the theatres, by the great. As she has often observed with much concern how judecent an education is usually given these innocent creatures, which, in some measure, is owing to their being placed in open rooms next the ftreet, where, to the great offence of chaste and tender ears, they learn ribaldry, obscene songs, and immodeft expressions, from pafsengers and idle people ; as also to cry fish and card-matches, with other useless parts of learning, to birds who have rich friends ; she has fitted up proper and neat apartments for them in the back part of her said house, where she suffers none to approach them but herself, and a servant maid, who is deaf and dumb, and whom she provided on purpose to prepare their food and cleanse their cages; having found, by long experience, how hard a thing it is for those to keep hlence who have the use of speech, and the dangers her scholars are exposed to by the strong impreffions that are made by harsh sounds and vulgar dialects. In short, if they are birds of any parts or capacity, she will undertake to render them so accomplished in the compass of a twelvemonth, that they shall be fit conversation for such ladies as love to choose their friends and companions out of this species.

SPECTATOR, Vol. I. No. 36. R.

A Young gentlewoman, about nineteen years of

age (bred in the family of a person of quality lately deceafed) who paints the finest flesh colour, wants a place, and is to be heard of at the house of Mynbeer grotesque, a Dutch painter in Barbican.

N. B. She is also well skilled in the drapery part, and puts on hoods, and mixes ribbons so as to suit the colours of the face, with great art and success.

SPECTATOR, Vol. 1. No. 41. R.

Whereas Mr. BickerBelf, by a letter, has re

ceived information, that there are about the Royal Exchange a sort of people commonly known by the name of Wheiters, who drink themselves into an intermedi. ate state of being neither drunk nor sober, before the hours of exchange or business; and in that condition buy and fell stocks, discount notes, and do many other acts of well-disposed citizens : This is to give notice, that from this day forward, *0 Whetter shall be able to give or endorse any note, or execute any other point of commerce, after the third half pint before the hour of one;' and whoever hall transact any matter or matters with a Wketter (not being himself of that order) shall be conducted to Moorfield's, upon the firft application of his next akin.

N. B. No Tavern near the Exchange shall deliver wine to such as drink at the bar standing, except the same shall be three parts of the best cyder, and the master of the house wall produce a certificate of the fame from Mr. Tintoret, or some other credible winę painter.

WHEREAS the model of the intended Bedlam is now finished, and the edifice itself will be very suddenly begun, and it is desired that all such as have relations whom they would recommend to our care, would bring in their proofs with all speed; none to be admitted of course but lovers, who are put into an immediate Regimer. Young politicians are also received without fees or examination.

TATLER, Vol. HI. No. 138

THE Cenfor having observed, that there are fine wrought Ladies shoes and nippers put out to view at a grcat Shoemaker's shop towards St. James's, which create irregular thoughts and desires in the youth of this town; the said shop-keeper is required to take in those eye-fores, or shew cause, the next court-day, why he continues to expose the same ; and he is required to be prepared particularly to answer to the slippers with green lace and blue heels.

TATLER, Vol. III. No. 143.

[ocr errors]

WHEREAS the several church-wardens of most of the parishes within the bill of mortality have, im an earneft manner, applied themselves by way of

petition, and have also made a prefentment of the vain and loose deportment, during divine service, of persons of too great figure in all their faid parishes for their reproof: and whereas it is therein set forth that by falutation given each other, hints shrugs, ogles, playing of fans, fooling with canes at their mouth, and other wanton gesticulations, their whole congregation appears rather a theatrical audience than a place of devotion : It is hereby ordered, that all canes, cravats, bosom laces, muffs, fans, snuff boxes, and all other instruments made use of to give persons unbecoming airs, shall be immediately forfeited and sold; and of the sum arising from the sale thereof, a ninth part shall be paid to the poor, and the rest to the overLeers.

TATLER, Vol. III. No. 166.

For the Benefit of my Female Readers.

HIS serves to inform them, that the gilt chariotin the diamond ring, the gold snuff-box, arid brocade {word-knot, are no essential part of a fine gentleman; but may be used by him, provided he casts his eyes upon them but once a day.

GUARDIAN, Vol. I. No. 34.

С

« AnteriorContinuar »