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Orlando, with a greater Magnanimity, contemn'd it, and appeared in it to tell them so. If therefore his exalted Mien met with an unwelcome Reception, he was fure always to double the Cause which gave the Dir. tafte. You see our Beauties affea a Negligence in the Ornament of their Hair, and adjusting their Headdresses, as conscious that they adorn whatever they wear. Orlando had not only this Humour in common with other Beauties, but also had a Neglect whether Things became him, or not, in a World he contemn'd. For this Reason, a noble Particularity appear'd in all his OEconomy, Furniture, and Equipage. And to conviace the prefent little Race, how unequal all their Measures to an Antediluvian, as he called himself, in rc. spea of the Infe&ts which

now appear for Men, he sometimes rode in an open Tumbril, of less Size than ordinary, to show the Largeness of his Limbs, and the Grandeur of his Personage, to the greater Advantage : At other Seasons, all his Appointments had a Magnifi. cence, as if it were forined by the Genius of -Trimal. chio of old, which shewed it self in doing ordinary Things with an Air of Pomp and Grandeur, Orlando therefore called for Tea by Beat of Drum; his Valet got ready to save him by a Trumpet to Horse, and Water was brought for his Teeth, when the sound was changed to Boots and Saddle.

In all these glorious Exceffes from the common Pradice, did the happy Orlando live and reign in an uninterrupted Tranquillity, till an unlucky Accident brought to his Remembrance, that one Evening he was married before he courted the Nuptials of Villaria. Several fatal Memorandumis were produced to revive the Memory of this Accident, and the unhappy Loyer was for ever banished her Presence, to whom he owed the Support of his juft Renown and Gallantry. But Diftress does not debase noble Minds; it only changes the Scene, and gives them new Glory by that Alteration. Orlando therefore now raves in a Garret, and calls to his Neighbour-Skies to pity his Dolours, and to find Redress for an unhappy Lover. All high Spirits, in any great Agitation of Mind, are inclin'd to relieve themselves by Poetry : The renown'd Porter of Oliter liad

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not more Volumes around his Cell in the College of Bedlam, than Orlando in his prefent Apartment. And though inserting Poetry in the midt of Prose

be thought a Licence among correct Writers not to be indulg'd, it is hoped the Necesity of doing it, to give a jaft idea of the Hero of whom we treat, will plead for the Liberty we shall hereafter take, to print Orlando's Soliloquies in Verse and Profe, after the Manner of great Wits, and such as thofe to whom they are near ally'd.

Will's Coffee-House, Auguft s. A GOOD Company of us were this Day to sec, or rather to hear, an artful Person do several Fears of Activity with his Throat and Wind-Pipe. The first Thing wherewith he presented us, was a Ring of Bells, which he imitated in a most miraculous Manner; after that, he gave us all the different Notes of #Pack of Hounds, to · our great Delight and Astonishment. The Company expreffed their Applause with much Noise ; and never was heard fuch an Harmony of Men and Dogs: Büt a certain plump merry Fellow, from an Angle of the Room, fell a crowing like a Cock fo ingeniously, that he won our Hearts from the other Operator in an lae ftant, . As soon as I saw him, I recollected I had seen him on the Stage, and immediately knew it to be Tom Mirrour, the Comical A&or. . He immediately addressed himself to me, and told me, he was surprized to see a Virtuoso take Satistaction in any Representations below that of human Life ; and asked me, Whether I thought this acting Bells and

Dogs was to be considered under the Notion of Wit, Humour, or Satire? Were it* not better, continued he, to have some particular Pi&ture of a Man laid before your Eyes, that might incite your Laughter? He had no sooner spoke the Word, but he immediately quitted his natural Shape, and talked to me in a very different Air and Tone from what he had used before ; upon which, all that sate near us laughed; but I saw no Distortion in his Countenance, or any Thing that appeared to me disagreeable. I asked Pácolet, What meant that sudden Whisper about us? For I could not take the Jeft. He answered, The Gentleman you were talking to, assumed your Air and Countenance so exa&ly, that all fell a laughing to see

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how little you know your self, and how much you were enamoured with your own Imags. But that Person: (continued my Monitor) if Men would make the right use of him, might be as instrumental to their reforming Errors in Gesture, Language, and $peech, as a Dancing-Master, Linguist, or Orator. You fee he laid your self before you with so much Address, that you saw no.. thing particular in his Behaviour: He has so happy a Knack of representing Errors and Imperfections, that you can bear your Faults in him as well as in your self: He is the firft Mimick that ever gave the Beauties, as well as the Deformities of the Man he acted. What Mr. Dryden said of a very great Man, may be well applied to him ;

He is Not one,

but all Mankind's Epitome. You are to know, that this Pantomime may be said. to be a Species of himself: He has no Commerce with the rest of Mankind, but as they are the Objects of Imi tation; like the Indian Fowł, called the Mock-Bırd, who, has no Note of his own, but hits every Sound in the Wood as soon as he hears it ; so that Mirrour is at once a Copy and an Original. Poor Mirrour's Fate (as well as Talent) is like that of the Bird we just now spoke of :: The Nightingale, the Linnet, the Lark, are delighted with his Company; but the Buzzard, the Crow, and the Owl, are observed to be his mortal Enemies. Whenever Sophronius meets Mirrour, he receives him with Cir. Vility and Respect, and well knows, a good.Copy of: himself can be no Injury to him; but.Bashillus shuns the Street where he expeats to meet him ; for he that knows his every Step and Look is constrain'd and affected, must be afraid to be rival'd in his Action, and of having it discovered to the unnatural, by its being practised by another as well as himself..

From my own Apartmont, August 5. LET TER S from Coventry, and other Places have been sent to me, in Answer to what I have said in Relation to my Antagonist Mr. Powell, . and advised me, with warm Language, to keep to Subjects more proper for me than such high Points. But the Writers of these Epiftles miftake the Use and Service. I propose to the

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learned World by such Observations: For you are to understand, That the Tale of this Paper gives me a Right in taking to my felf, and inserting in it, all such Parts of any Book or Letter which are foreign to the Purpose intended, or professed by the Writer: So that suppose two great Divines should argue, and treat each other with Warmth and Levity, unbecoming their Subjeet or Character, all that they say unfit for that Place is very proper to be inserted here. Therefore from Time to Time, in all Writings which shall hereaker be published, you shall have from me Extracts of all that shall appear not to the Purpose; and for the Benefit of the gentle Reader, I will shew what to turn over unread, and what to peruse. For this End I have a Mathematical Sive preparing, in which I will fift every Paragraph and all that falls through, I shall make bold with for my own Use. The same Thing will

be as beneficial in Speech ; for all superfluous Expressions in Talk fall to me also: As, when a Pleader at the Bar designs to be extremely impertinent and troublesome, and cries, Under Favour of the Court. With Submission, my Lord

I humbly offer and, I think I have well cona fidered this Matter; for I would be very far from trifling with your Lordship's Time, or trespassing upon your PatienceHowever, ihus I will venture to faya and so forth, Or else, when a sufficient self-conceited Coxcomb is bringing out something in his own Praise, and begins, Without Vanity, I must take this upon me to assert. There is also a Trick which the Fair Sex have, that will greatly contribute to swelling my Volumes: As, when a Woman is going to abuse her best Friend, Pray (says fhe) have you heard what is said of Mrs. such a one? I am beartily sorry to hear any Thing of that Kind, of one I have so great a Value for ; but they make no Scruple of telling it; and it was not spoken of to me as a Secret, for now the Town rings of it. All fuch Flowers in Rhetorick, and little Refuges for Malice, are to be noted, and naturally belong only to Tatlers, By this Method you will iinniediately find Volumes contract then selves into Ottavo's, and the Labour of a Fortnight got over in half a Day. VOL. II.

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St. James's Coffee House, August 5; LAST Night arrived a Mail from Lisbon, which gives a very pleasing Account of the Porture of Affairs in that part of the World, the Enemy having been neceflitated wholly to abandon the Blockade of Olivenza, These Advices say, That Sir John Jennings is arrived at Lisbon. When that Gentleman left Barcelona, his Catholick Majesty was taking all possible Methods for carrying on an offensive War. It is observed with great Satisfaction in the Court of Spain, That there is a very good Intelligence between the General Officers: Count Staremberg and Mr. Stanhope a&ing in all Things with such Unanimity, that the publick Affairs receive great Advantages from their personal Friendship and Esteem to each other, and mutual ANıstance in promoting the Service of the Common Cause.

This is to give Notice, That if any able-bodied Palatine will enter into the Bonds of Matrimony with Betty Pepin, the said Palatine shall be settled in a Freehold of 40 s. per Annum in the County of Middlesex.

N° 52.

Tuesday, August 9. 1709.

White's Chocolate-house, Auguft 7.

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Delamira resigns her Fan.
ONG had the Crowd of the Gay and young stood in

Suspence as to their Fate in their Passion to the beauteous Delamira ; but all their Hopes are fately vanished, by the Declaration that she has made of her Choice, to take the happy Archibald for her Companion for Lite. Upon her making this known, the Expence of Sweet Powder and Jessamine are considerably abated s and the Mercers and Milliners complain of her Want of publick Spirit, in not concealing longer a Secret which was so much the Benefit of Trade. But it so has

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