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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

CHARLES LORD HALLIFAX,

MY LORD, SIMILITUDE of manners and Audies is usually mentioned as

one of the strongest motives to affection and esteem; but the par fionate veneration I have for your Lordship, I think, Aows from an admiration of qualities in you, of which in the whole course of these papers I have acknowledged myself incapable. While I bufy myself as a stranger upon earth, and can pretend to no other than being a lookeron, you are conspicuous in the busy and polite world, both in the world of men, and that of letters: while I am silent and unobserved in public meetings, you are admired by all that approach you as the life and genius of the conversation. What an happy conjunction of different talents meets in him whose whole discourse is at once animated by the strength and force of reason, and adorned with all the graces and embellishments of wit? When learning irradiates common life, it is then in it's highest use and perfection; and it is to such as your Lordship, that the sciences owe the esteem which they have with the active part of mankind. Knowledge of books in recluse men, is like that sort of lantern which hides him who carries it, and serves only to pass through secret and gloomy paths of his own; but in the porlession of a man of business, it is as a torch in the hand of one who is willing and able to thew those, who were bewildered, the way which leads to their prosperity and welfare. A generous concern for your country, and a pastion for every thing which is truly great and noble, are what actuate all your life and actions; and I hope you will forgive me that I have an ambition this book may be placed in the library of

good a judge of what is valuable, in that library where the choice is luch, that it will not be a disparagement to be the meanest author in it. Forgive me, my Lord, for taking this occasion of telling all the world how ardently I love and honour you, and that I am, with the utmost gratitude for all your favours,

My LORD,

Your Lord ship's most obliged,
Moft obedient, and most humble servant,
THE SPECTATOR,

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THE

S P E C T A T O R.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

NO LXXXI. SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1711.

QUALIS UBI AUDITO VENANTUM MURMURE TIGRIS
HORRUIT IN MACULAS

STATIUS,

AS WHEN THE TIGRESS HEARS THE HUNTER'S DIN,
A THOUSAND ANGRY SPOTS DEFILE HER SKIN.

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BOUT the middle of last winter that the men, whose hearts are aimed tre in the Haymarket, where I could part of the face is thus dishonoured, and Rot but take notice of two parties of lies under a kind of disgrace, while the very fine women, that had placed them- other is so much set off and adorned by felves in the opposite side-boxes, and the owner; and that the patches turn to seemed drawn up in a kind of battle the right or to the left, according to the array one against another. After a short principles of the man who is most in furvey of them, I found they were patched favour. But whatever may be the modifferently; the faces on one hand being tives of a few fantastical coquettes, who sported on the right side of the forehead, do not patch for the public good so and those upon the other on the left. I much as for their own private advanquickly perceived that they cast hostile tage, it is certain, that there are several glances upon one another; and that their women of honour who patch out of patches were placed in those different principle, and with an eye to the interest fituations, as party-lignals to distinguish of their country. Nay, I am informed friends from foes. In the middle boxes, that some of them adhere so stedfastly between these two opposite bodies, were to their party, and are so far from faseveral ladies who patched indifferently crificing their zeal for the public to en both fides of their faces, and seemed their passion for any particular person, to fit there with no other intention but that in a late draught of marriage-artito lee the opera. Upon inquiry I found, cles a lady has stipulated with her husthat the body of Amazons on my right- band, that, whatever his opinions are,

hand, were Whigs, and those on my The shall be at liberty to patch on which i left, Tories; and that those who had fide the pleases.

placed themselves in the middle boxes I must here take notice, that Rosawere a neutral party, whose faces had linda, a famous Whig partisan, has most not yet declared themselves. These laft, unfortunately a very beautiful mole on kowever, as I afterwards found, dimio the Tory part of her forehead; which nished daily, and took their party with being very conspicuous, has occafioned one lide or the other; insomuch that I many mistakes, and given an handle to observed in several of them, the patches, her enemies to misrepresent her face, as which were before dispersed equally, are though it had revolted from the Whig now all gone over to the Whig or Tory interest. But, whatever this natural hods of the face. The cenforious say, patch may seem to intimate, it is well

known

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