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For men who had no voices to teach words are as follow : 'In England there music, and who could not speak to teach are foine families which have tails, as grammar, is, I confess' a little extraor. . a punishment for deriding an Augusdinary. Did ever the disciples of Fohi ' tine Friar sent by St. Gregory, and broach any thing more ridiculous ? ' who preached in Dorfetshire. They

Hitherto we have seen men with heads ' fewed the tails of different animals to ftrangely deformed, and with dogs his cloaths; but soon they found that heads; but what would you say if you those cails entailed on them and their beard of men without any heads at all? • pofterity for ever. It is certain that Pomponius Mela, Solinus, and Aulus the author had some ground for this deGellius, describe them to our hand scription ; many of the English wear • The Bięınize have a nose, eyes, and tails to their wigs to this very day, as a • mouth on their breasts ; or, as others mark, I suppose, of the antiquity of their • will have it, placed on their shoulders.', families, and perhaps as a symbol of

One would think that these authors' those tails with which they were forhad an antipathy to the human form, merly distinguished by nature. and were resolved to make a new figure You see, my friend, there is nothing of their own : but let us do them justice; fò ridiculous that has not at some time though they sometimes deprive us of a been said by some philosopher. The leg, an arm, an head, or some such trif. writers of books in Europe seem to think ling part of the body, they often as li- themselves authorised to say what they berally bestow upon us fomething that please; and an ingenious philosopher we wanted before. Simon Mayole seems among them * has openly allerted, that our particular friend in this respect : if he would undertake to persuade the he has denied heads to one part of man- whole republic of readers to believe that kind, he has given tails to another. He the fun was neither the cause of light nor describes many of the English of his heat; if he could only get fix philosotime, which is not more than an hundred phers on his side. Farewell. years ago, as having tails. His own

LETTER XVII.

FROM THE SAME.

WERE an Afiatic politician to oppolite party upon this makes a finali

read the treaties of peace and but premeditated reprisal; this brings friendship that have been annually mak. on a return of greater from the other ; ing for more than an hundred years both fides complain of injuries and inamong the inhabitants of Europe, he fractions; war is declared; they beat, would probably be surprized how it are beaten ; some two or three hundred should ever happen that Christian princes thousand men are killed; they grow tircould quarrel among each other. 'Their ed, leave off just where they began ; and compacts for peace are drawn up with so lit coolly down to make new treaties, the utmost precision, and ratified with The English and French seem to place the greatest solemnity; to these each themselves foremost among the champarty promises a fincere and inviolable pion Rates of Europe. Though parted obedience, and all wears the appearance by a narrow fea, yet are they entirely of open friendship and unreserved recon- of opposite characters; and from their ciliation.

vicinity are taught to fear and admire Yet, notwithstanding those treaties, each other. They are at present engagthe people of Europe are almoft contied in a very deltructive war, have alreapually at war. There is nothing more dy spilled much blood, are excessively cafy than to break a treaty ratified in all irritated; and all upon account of onc the usual forms, and yet neither party side's defiring to wear greater quantities be the aggressor. One side, for instance, of furs than the other, breaks a triling article by mikake; the The pretext of the war is about some

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lands a thousand leagues off; a country of late dispossessed them of the whole cold, defolate, and hideous ; 1 country country in dispute. Think not, howbelonging to a people who were in purs ever, that success on one side is the barfeflion for time immemorial. The sa- hinger of peace : on the contrary toth vages of Canada claiin a property in the parties must be heartily tired to effect country in dispute; they have all the

even a temporary reconciliation. It pretensions which long pofteflion can fhould seem the business of the vi&ori. confer. Here they had reigned for ages ous party to offer terms of peace; but without rivals in dominion; and knew there aje many in England, who, enno enemies but the prowling hear or in- couraged by fuccefs, are for ftill pro. fidious riger; their native forefts pro- tracting the war. duced all the necefl'iries of life, ani they The best Englini politicians, how. found ample luxury in the evjovment. ever, are fenfible, that io keep their preIn this manner thev might bave con. fent conquests wonld be rather a hur. tinued to live to eternitv, had not the then than an advantage to them, rather Englih been informed that those coun- a diminution of their strength than an tries produced furs in great abundance. increase of power. It is in the politic Fromathat moment the country became as in the human constitution; if the an object of desire; it was found that linhs grow too large for the body, their furs were things very much wanted in fize, inttead of improving, will diminish England; the ladies edge i fome of their the vigour of the whole. The colonies clothes with furs, and muffs were worn fhould a.ways bear an exact proportion both by gentlemen and ladies. In hort, to the mother country; when they grow furs were found indispensably necessary populous, they grow powerful; and by for the happiness of the itate: and the becoming powerful, they become indeking was consequently petitionel to grant pendent also ; thus fubordination is de. not only the country of Canadı, but all itroved, and a country : wallowed up in the savages belonging to it to the fub- the extent of it's own dominions. The jeets of England, in order to have the Turkish empire would be more formipeople supplied with proper quantities dable, were it lets extensive; were it of this neceflry commodity.

not for those countries, which it can nei. So very reasonable a requeił was im- ther command, nor give entirely away; mediately complied with, and large co- which it is obliged to protect, but from lonies were fent abroad 10 procure furs, which it has no power to exact obedie and take pofleffion. The French, who were equally in want of furs, (for they Yet, obvious as these truths are, were as fond of muffs and tippets as the there are many Englishmen who are for English) made the very fame requett to transplanting new colonies into this late their monarch, and inet wiih the same acquisition, for peopling the dearts of gracious reception froin their king who America with the refule of their coungenerously granted wliat was not his trymen, 3.1, (as they express it) with

Wherever the French landed, the waite of an exuberant nation. But they called the country their own ; and who are thote unhappv creatures who the English took poil-llion wherever are to be thus drained away? Not the they came upon the fame equitable pre. fickly, for they are unwelcome guits tentions. The harmlets favages made abroad as well as at home; nor the adie, no opposition ; and could the intruders for they would ltar ve as well behind the have agreed together, they m ght peace- A plachian mutains as in the itreets ably have fared this defolate country of London. Tois refule is computed between the.n. But they quarrelied of the laborious and enterprizing, of about the boundaries of their lettle fuch men as can be ferviceable to their ments, about grounds and river's to

country at home, of men who ought to which neither five could shew any other be regarded as the finews of the people, right than that of power, and which anl cherished with every degree of poneither could occupy but by ufurpation. litical indulgence. And wha! are the Such is the contatt, that no honeit man commodities which this colony, when can heartily with ficceis to either party. eltabiilhet, are to produce in return?

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for raw filk, hemp, and tobacco ; her the politics of the Daures are not more hardy veterans and honest tradelinen, ftrange, who fell their religion, their must be trucked for a hox of Inuff or a wives and their liberty, for a glass bead, filk petticoat. Strange abfurdity! sure or a palıry penknife. Farewell.

LETTER XVIII.

FROM THE SAME.

THE
THE English love their wives with happiness to bestow. Love, when found-

much paflion, the Hollanders with ed in the heart, will thew itself in a thoumuch prurlence. The English, when fand unpremeditated fallies of fondness; they give their hands, frequently give but every cool deliberate exhibition of their hearts; the Dirtch give the hand, the passion, only argues little underbut keep the heart witely in their own landing, or great intincerity. poffeffion. The Englith' love with vio- Choang was the fondest husband, and lence, and expect violent love in return; Hanli the mett endearing wite, in all the the Dutch are satisfied with the flightelt kingdom of Korea : they were a pattern acknowledgments, for they give little of conjugal blits; the inhabitants of the away. The English expend many of country around saw, and envied their the matrimonial comforts in the firlt felicity; wherever Choang came, Hanse year; the Dutch frugally hufband out was sure to follow; and in all the pleatheir fle fures, and are always constant, fures of Hanfi, Choang was admitted a because they are always indifferent. partner. They waiked hard in hand · There seems very little difference be- wherever they appeared, she:ving every ween a Dutch bridegroom and a Dutch mark of murual satisfaction, embrace husband. Both are equally posfelfed of ing, kissing, their mouths were for ever the same cool unexpecting serenity; they joined; and, to speak in the language of can see neither Elyfium nor Paradise be- anatomy, it was with them one perpehind the curtain; and Yiffrow is not tual anastomosis. more a goddess on the wedding night, Their love was so great, that it was than after ewenty years matrimonial ac- thought nothing could in:errupt their quaintance. On the other hand, many mutual peace; when an accident hapof the English marry, in order to have pened, which in some meature dimi. one happy inonth in their lives; they nished the husband's assurance of his feem incapable of looking beyond that wite's fidelity; for love so refined as his period; they unite in hopes of finding was subject to a thousand little disquierapture, and disappointed in that, dilo tudes. dain ever to accept of happiness. From Happening to go one day alone among hence we fee open hatred enfue; or, what the tombs that lay at some distance from is worse, concealed disguit under the his house, he there perceived a lady · appearance of fulsome endearment, dressed in the deepest mourning, (being Much formality, great civility, and cloathed all over in white) fanning the studied compliments, are exhibited in wet clay that was raised over one of the public; cross looks, sulky silence, or graves with a large fan, which the held open recrimination, fill up their hours in her hand. Choang, who had early of private entertaininent.

been taught wisdom in the school of Lao, Hence I am taught, whenever I see a was unable to assign a cause for her pre. new.married couple more than ordinari. fent employment; and coming up, civilly fond before faces, to consider them as ly demanded the reason. 'Alas,' reatteinp:ing to impole upon the company plied the lady, her eyes bathed in tears, or themfelves, either hating each other - how is it possible to survive the loss of heartily, or consuming that ttock of my hufband, who lies buried in this love in the beginning of their course, grave! He was the best of men, the which should serve them through their • tendereit of husbands : with his dying whole journey. Neither side Ahould ex. I breath he bid me never marry again pect those instances of kindness which • till the earth over his grave should be are inconsistent with true freedom or dry; and here you see me steadily re

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