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are a&ted in the Howling Wilderness and in the Great Deep, that can never come to our Knowledge. Besides that there are infinitely more Species of Creatures which are not to be seen without, nor indeed with the help of the finest Glasses, than of such as are bulky enough for the naked Eye to take hold of. However, from the Consideration of such Animals as lie within the Compass of our Knowledge, we might easily form a Conclusion of the reft, that the fame Variety of Wisdom and Goodness runs through the whole Creation, and puts every Creature in a Con. dition to provide for its Safety and Subsistance in its proper Station.
TULLY has given us an admirable Sketch of Natural History, in his second Book concerning the Nature of the Gods; and that in a Style so raised by Metaphors and Defcriptions, that it lifts the Subject above Raillery and Ri. dicule, which frequently fall on such nice Observations when they pass through the Hands of an ordinary Writer.
No 122. Friday, July 20.
A Man's firft Care should be to avoid the Reproaches A of his own Heart; his next, to escape the Censures * * of the World: If the last interferes with the former, it ought to be entirely negle&ed; but otherwise there cannot be a greater Satisfaction to an honest Mind, than to see those Approbations which it gives it self fe. conded by the Applauses of the Publick: A Man is more fure of his Conduit, when the Verdiet which he passes upon his own Behaviour is thus warranted and confirmed by the Opinion of all that know him.
My worthy Friend Sir ROGER is one of those who is not only at Peace within himself, but beloved and esteemed by all about him. He receives a suitable Tribute for his u. niversal Benevolence to Mankind, in the Returns of Affe. &tion and Good-will, which are paid him by every one that lives within his Neighbourhood. I lately met with two or G4
three odd Instances of that general Respect which is fhewa
THE other that rides along with him is Tom Touchy, a Fellow famous for taking the Law of every Body. There is not one in the Town where he lives that he has not sued at a Quarter-Sessions. The Rogue had once the Impu. dence to go to Law with the Widow. - His Head is full of Cofts, Damages and Ejectments: He plagued a couple of honest Gentlemen so long for a Trespass in breaking one of his Hedges, till he was forced to sell the Ground it enclosed to defray the Charges of the Prosecution : His Father left him fourscore Pounds a Year ; but he has cast and been caft so otten, that he is not now worth thirty. I suppose he is going upon the old Bufiness of the Willow. Tree.
AS Sir ROGER Wa's giving me this Account of Tom Touchy, Will. Wimble and his ewo ompanions stopped Mort till we came up to them. After having paid their Refpe&s to Sir ROGER, Will. told him that Mr. Touchy and he must appeal to him upon a Dispute that arose between them, Will, it seems had been giving his Fellow
Travellers an Account of his angling one Day in such a Hole; when Tom Touchy, instead of hearing out his Story, told him, that Mr. fuch an One, if he pleased, might take the Law of him for fishing in that part of the River. My Friend Sir ROGER heard them both, upon a round Trot; and after having paused fome Tiare told them, with an
Air of a Man who would nor give his Judgment rashly, that much might be said on both sides. They were neither of them diffatisfied with the Knight's Determination, béo cause neither of them found hiinself in the Wrong by it: Upon which we made the best of our Way to the Alizes.
THE Court was fat before Sir ROGER came, but notwithstanding all the Justices had taken their Places upon the Bench, they made Room for the old Knight at the Head of them; who for his Reputation in the Country took Occasion to whisper in the Judge's Ear, That he was glad bis Lordship had met with fo much good Weather in his Circuit. I was listening to the Proceedings of the Court with much Attention, and infinitely pleased with that great Appearance and Solemnity which so properly accompanies such a publick Administration of our Laws ; when, after about an Hour's Sitting, I observed to my great Surprize, in the midst of a Tryal, that my Friend Šir ROGER was getting up to fpeak. I was in some Pain for him, 'till I found he had acquitted himself of two or three Sentences, with a Look of much Business and great Intrepidity,
UPOŃ his first Rising the Court was hushed, and a gencral Whisper ran among the Country-People that Sir Ř OG ER was up. The Speech he made was so little to the Purpose, that I shall not trouble my Readers with an Account of it; and I believe was not no so much designed by the Knight himself to inform the Court, as to give him a Figure in my Eye, and keep up his Credit in the Country.
I was highly delighted, when the Court rose, to see the Gentlemen of the Country gathering about my old Friend, and striving who should compliment him most; at the fame Time that the ordinary People gazed upon him at a Distance, not a little admiring his Courage, that was not afraid to speak to the Judge. .
IN our Return home we met with a very odd Accident; which I cannot forbear relating, because it Thews how desirous all who know Sir ROGER are of giving him Marks of their Esteem. When we were arrived upon the Verge of his Estate, we stopped at a little Inn to rest our felves and our Horses. The Man of the House had it feems been formerly a Servant in the Knight's
Family, and to do Honour to his old Master, had some Time since, únknown to Sir ROGER, put him up in a Signpost before the Door; so that the Knight's Head had hung out upon the Road about a Week before he himself knew any thing of the Matter. As soon as Sir ROGER was ac. quainted with it, finding that his Servant's Indiscretion proceeded wholly from Affection and Good-will, he only told him that he had made him too high a Compliment; and when the Fellow seemed to think that could hardly be, added with a more decisive Look, That it was too great an Honour for any Man under a Duke ; but told him at the same time that it might be altered with a very few Touches, and that he himself would be at the Charge of it. Accordingly they got a Painter by the Knight's Di. rections to add a pair of Whiskers to the Face, and by a little Aggravation of the Features to change it into the Saracen's-Head. I should not have known this Story, had not the Inn-keeper upon Sir ROGER's alighting told him in my Hearing, That his Honour's Head was brought back last Night with the Alterations that he had ordered to be made in it. Upon this my Friend with his usual Chearfulness related the Particulars above-mentioned, and or dered the Head to be brought into the Room. I could not forbear discovering greater Expressions of Mirth than ordinary upon the Appearance of this monstrous Face, under which, notwithstanding it was made to frown and ftare in a most extraordinary Manner, I could ftill difcover a distant Resemblance of my old Friend. Sir RoGER, upon seeing me laugh, desired me to tell him truly if I thought it possible for People to know him in that Dilo guise. I at first kept my usual Silence; but upon the Knight's conjuring me to tell him whether it was not still more like himself than a Saracen, I composed my Countenance in the best Manner I could, and replied, That much might be said on both sides.
THES E several Adventures, with the Knight's Beha. viour in them, gave me as pleasant a Day as ever I met with in any of my Travels.
. అందుడు అ N° 123. Saturday, July 21.
Doctrina sed vim promovet infitam,
Dedecorant bene nata culpa.
S I was Yesterday taking the Air with my Friend
dy young Man, who rid by us full Speed, with a
TÉ E Truth of it is, since my residing in thele Parts I have seen and heard innumerable Instances of young Heirs and elder Brothers, who either from their own reflecting upon the Estates they are born to, and therefore thinking all other Accomplishments-unnecessary, or from hearing these Notions frequently inculcated to them by the Flattery of their Servants and Domesticks, or fronti the faine foolish. Thought prevailing in those who have the Care of their Educations are of no manner of use bur to keep up their Families, and transmit their Lands and Houses in a Line to Pofterity:.