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• Mind in the World, and for that Reason her Woman is ' of twenty Minds in a Moment. My Lady is one that • never knows what to do with her self; she pullsion ' and puts off every Thing she wears twenty Times be• fore she resolves upon it for that Day. I ftand at one • End of the Room, and reach Things to her Woman. “When my Lady asks for a Thing, I hear and have half « brought it, when the Woman meets me in the middle • of the Room to receive it, and at that Instant she says • No she will not have it. Then I go back, and her 6 Woman comes up to her, and by this Time she will • have that, and two or three Things more in an In• ftant: The Woman, and I run to each other ; I am • loaded and delivering the Things to her, when my .
Lady says she wants none of all these Things, and • we are the dullest Creatures in the World, and the the • unhappiest Woman living, for she shan't be dress'd « in any Time. Thus we stand not knowing what to do, < when our good Lady with all the Patience in the « World tells us as plain as the can speak, that she will · have Temper because we have no manner of Under• standing; and begins again to dress, and see if we • can find out of our felves what we are to do. When • she is Dressed she goes to Dinner, and after she has • disliked every thing there, she calls for the Coach, then I commands it in again, and then she will not go out
at all, and then will go too, and orders the Chariot, « Now good Mrz-SPECTER, I desire you would in o the Behalf of all who serve froward Ladies, give out « in your Paper, that nothing can be done without al. a lowing Time for it, and that one cannot be back (again with what one was sent for, if one is called back a before one can go a Step for that they want. And • if you please let them know that all Mistresses are as e like as all Seryants,
I am your loving Friend,
PA TIENCE GID-DY,
THESE are great Calamities; but I met the other Day in the five fields towards Chelsea, a pleasanter Totant than either of the above represented. A far Fellow
was puffing on in his open Waftecoat; a Boy of four. teen in a Livery, carrying after him his Cloak, upper Coat, Hat, Wig, and Sword. The poor Lad was ready to sink with the Weight, and could not keep up with his Master, who turned back every half Furlong, and wondered what made the lazy young Dog lag behind.
THERE is something very unaccountable, that People cannot put themselves in the Condition of the Persons below them, when they consider the Commands they give. But there is nothing more common, than to see a Fellow (who if he were reduced to it, would not be hired by any Man living) lament that he is troubled with the most worthless Dogs in Nature.
IT would, perhaps, be running too far out of common Life, to urge, that he who is not Master of himself and his own Pallons, cannot be a proper Master of an. other. Æquanimity in a Man's own Words and Actions, will easily diffuse it self through his whole family. Pamphilio has the happiest Houshold of any Man I know, and that proceeds from the human Regard he has to them in their private Person's, as well as in Respect that they are bis. Servants. If there be any Occasion, wherein they may in themselves be supposed to be unfit to attend their Master's Concerns, by reason of an Attention to their . own, he is so good as to place himself in their Condition.
I thought it very becoming in him, when at Dinner the other Day he made an Apology for want of more Attendants. He said, One of my Footmen is gone to the Wed. ding of his sister, and the other I don't expect to wais, because his Father died but two Days ago..
OMNINO-Oxel N? 138. Wednesday, August 8.
Utitur in re non Dubia. teftibus non neceffariis.
NE meets now and then with Persons who are extreamly learned and knotty in expounding clear
Cases. Tully tells us of an Author that spent some Pages to prove that Generals could not perform the great Enterprizes which have made them so illustrious, if they had not had Men. He asserted also, it seems that a Minister at home, no more than a Commander abroad, could do any thing without other Men were his Instruments and Affiftants. On this Occasion he produces the Example of Themistocles, Pericles, Cyrus, and Alexander himself, whom he denies to have been capable : of effecting what they did, except they had been followed by others. It is pleasant enough to see such Persons contend without Opponents, and triumph without Victory.
THE Author above-mentioned by the Orator is placed for ever in a very ridiculous Light, and we meet every Day in Conversation such as deserve the same kind of Renown, for troubling those with whom they Converse with the like Certainties. The Persons that I have always thought to deserve the higheft Admiration in this kind are your ordinary Story-tellers, who are moft religiously careful of keeping to the Truth in every particuJar Circunstance of a Narration, whether it concern the main end, or not,. A Gentleman whom I had the Honour to be in Company with the other Day, upon some Occasion that he was pleas’d to take, faid, He remembred a very pretty Repartee made by a very witty Man in King Charles's time upon the like Occasion. I remember (said he, upon entring into the Tale) much about the time of Oats's Plot, that a Cousin-German of mine and I were at the Bear in Holbourn: No, I am out, it was at the Cross-Keys; but Fack Thompson was there,
for he was very great with the Gentleman who made the Answer. But I am sure it was spoken somewhere thereabouts, for we drank a Bottle in that Neighbourhood every Evening : But no matter for all that, the thing is. the same; but in
HE was going on to settle the Geography of the Jeft when I left the Room, wondering at this odd turn of Head which can play away its Words, with uttering nothing to the Purpose, still observing its own Impertinences, and yet proceeding in them. I do not question but. he informed the rest of his Audience, who had inore Patience than I, of the Birth and Parentage, as well as the Collateral Alliances of his Family, who made the Rea partee, and of him who provoked him to it.
IT is no small Misfortune to any who have a just Va.. lue for their Time, when this Quality of being fo vety circumstantial, and careful to be exact, happens to fhew it self in a Man whose Quality obliges them to attend his Proofs, that it is now Day, and the like. But this is augmented when the saine Genius gets into Authority, as it often does. Nay, I have known it more than once af.. cend the very Pulpit. One of this fort taking it in his Head to be a great Admirer of Dr. Tillotson and Dr. Bea veridge, never failed of proving out of these great Authors Things which no Man living would have denied hiin upon his own single Authority. One Day, resolving to come to the point in hand, he said, According to that excellent Divine, I will enter upon the Matter, or in his Words, in his fifteenth Sermon of the Folio Edition,, Page 160,
I shall briefly explain the Words, and then consider the Matter contained in them.,
THIS honest Gentleman needed not, one would think, strain his Modesty so far as to alter his Design of Entering upon the Matter, to that of Briefly explaining.. But so it was, that he would not even be contented with that Authority, but added also the other Divine to trengthen his Method, and told us, With the Pious and Learned Dr. Beveridge, Page 4th of his oth Volume, I shall endeavour to make it as plain as I can from the Words which I have now read, wherein for that Purpose we lball
consider - This Wifeacre was reckoned by the Parish, who did not understand him, a most excellent Preacher; but that he read too much, and was so humble that he did not trust enough to his own Parts.
NEXT to these ingenious Gentlemen, who argue for what no Body can deny them, are to be ranked a sort of People who do not indeed attempt to prove in. significant Things, but are ever labouring to raise Arguments with you about Matters you will give up to them without the least Controversie. One of these Peo. ple told a Gentleman who said he saw Mr, such a one go this Morning at nine a Clock towards the Gravel-Pits, Sir, I must beg your Pardon for chat, for tho' I am very loth to have any Dispute with you, yet I must take the Liberty to tell you it was nine when I saw him at St, James's. . When Men of this Genius are pretty far gone in Learning they will put you to prove that Snow is white, and when you are upon that Topick can say that there is really no fuch thing as Colour in Nature; in a Word, they can turn what little Knowledge they have, into a seady Capacity of raising Doubts; into a Capacity of being always frivolous and always uñanswerable. It was of iwo Disputants of this imperiinent and laborious kind that the Cynick said, One of these Fellows is Milking a Ram, and the other holds the Pail.
ADVERTISEMENT. THE Exercise of the Snuff Box, according to the moft fashionable Airs and Motions, in opposition to the Exercise of the Fan, will be Taught with the best plain or perfumed Snuff, at Charles Lillie's Perfumer at the Corner of Beaufort. Buildings in the Strand, and Attendance given for the Benefit of the young Merchants about the Exchange for two Hours every Day at Noon, except Saturdays, at a TorShop near Garraway's Coffee-House. There will be likewise Taught The Ceremony of the Snuff-Box, or Rules for offering Snuff to a Stranger, a Friend, or a Mistress, according to the Degrees of Familiarity or Distance; with an Explanation of the Careless, the Scornful, the Politick, and the Surly Pinch, and the Gestures proper to each of them.