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..... ADDISON

No.

252. Defence of Sober Drinking-Letter from

Ralph and Bridget Yokefellow......... STEELE
253. Journal of the Court of Ho-

ADDISON and STEELE

24. Sir John Mandeville's account

of the freezing and Thaw-

ing of several Speeches... -
255. Letter from a Chaplain-Thoughts on

the Treatment of Chaplains........

256. Proceedings of the Court of

Honour....... ...... ADDISON and stEELE

257. Wax-work Representation of

the Religions of Great

Britain.......

258. Letter on the Use of the Phrase North

Briton: swIFT, PRIOR, ROWE-On

a Person of Quality”-A Lady

invested by several Lovers-From a

Chaplain-Taliacotius-Bachelors ...

259. Journal of the Court of Ho-

ADDISON and STEELE

260. Essay on Noses-Skill of Ta-

liacotius...................

261. Plan for the Encouragement of Wedlock

-Instanee of Public Spirit-Cela-

STEELE

nour

mico's Will........

262. Journal of the Court of Ho.

nour........

ADDISON and STEELE

STEELE

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TAT LER.

N° 210. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1710.

Sheer-lane, August 10. I DID myself the honour this day to make a visit to a lady of quality, who is one of those that are ever railing at the vices of the age; but mean only one vice, because it is the only vice they are not guilty of. She went so far as to fall foul on a young woman who has had imputations; but whether they were just or not, no one knows but berself. How ever that is, she is in her present behavjour modest, humble, pious, and discreet. I thought it became me to bring this censorious lady to reason, and let her see she was a much more vitious woman than the

person she spoke of.

Madam,” said I, “ you are very severe to this poor young woman, for a trespass which I believe Heaven has forgiven her, and for which, you see, she is for ever out of countenance."

Nay, Mr. . Bickerstaff," she interrupted, “ if you at this time of day contradict people of virtue, and stand up for ill women"- “ No, no, Madam,” said I, 30 fast; she is reclaimed, and I fear you never will

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