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372. Letters in Commendation of Powell, the

Puppet-showman-Club of the Parish
Clerks--Lawyer's Club

STEELE.
373. On Modesty and assurance

BUDGELL
374. On the proper Use of Time, Fragments from
Cæsar

STEELE.
375. History of Amanda .

HUGHES.
376. Letters, on a Partnership between a Goose

and a Watchman; from a Schoolmistress
on Dancing

STEELE.
377. Bill of Mortality of Lovers

ADVISON.
378. The Messiah, a sacred Eclogue ...

POPE .
379. Duty of communicating knowledgeOb-

jections answered-Rosicrucius's Sepul-
chre

BURGELL.
380. Letters, requesting Advice in a Case of

Love-On Improper Behaviourat Church
-Coquettish Milk-mạid

- Virtue of an
Orang'te Girl St. Bride's Charity-School STEELE.

THE

SPECTATOR.

No.311. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1711-12.

Nec Veneris pharetris macer est, aut lampade fervet :
Inde faces ardent, veniunt à dote sagittæ.

Juv. Sat. vi. 137.
He sighs, adores, and courts her ev'ry hour :
Who would not do as much for such a dower?

DRYDEN

ers.

MR. SPECTATOR, I AM amazed that, among all the variety of characters with which you have enriched your speculations, you have never given us a picture of those audacious young fellows among us who commonly go by the name of the fortune-steal

You must know, sir, I am one who live in a continual apprehension of this sort of people, that lie in wait, day and night, for our children, and may be considered as a kind of kidnappers within the law. I am the father of a young heiress, whom I begin to look upon as marriageable, and who has looked upon herself as such for above these six years. She is now in the eighteenth year of her age. The fortune-hunters have already cast their eyes upon her, and take

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