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"Quoth she, I've heard old cunning stagers
PAGE 230. Your Stage Coach, ante, p. 181.
PAGE 231. Sizable Circumference, ante, No. 127.
Such is the entertainment. Cf. vol. i. p. 327, and ii. p. 376.
Cicero tells us. Tusc. Disput. i.
Motto. From the pseudo-Ciceronian treatise Rhetoric. ad No. 147.
- St. James's Garlick-Hill (Garlick hithe), rebuilt in 1676-82,
Pindarick readers. Cf. vol. i. p. 353, and vol. ii. p. 284.
Dr. Se. Probably Dr. George Smalridge, afterwards
PAGE 238. Do you read, etc. Si cantas, male cantas; si legis, cantas,—
PAGE 245. Motto. Juvenal, Sat. iii. 152-3.
Plagues. Budgell probably refers to some pamphlets, now
Dryden's translation, ll.
paper, included a
248-55. Scott & Saintsbury's ed. reads 'patches' for 'patch is.'
Cicero, De Finibus, II. xxxv. 117.
PAGE 254. A gay Frenchman, etc. The anecdote is of the Chevalier
Simon Honeycomb's visits to the Watering-Places are in an ascending scale of modishness from Astrop Wells near Oxford to Tunbridge and Bath. St. Edmunds-bury is the scene of Shadwell's Bury-Fair; and Epsom-Wells gives the title to another comedy by the same hand. PAGE 263. Great with Tully of late. Cf. vol. i. p. 327; also ii. P. 275.
In 'A' this paper is numbered 156,' and subsequent papers are incorrectly numbered. The error is rectified from 166' onwards. Motto. Horace, Ars Poet. 451.
New Exchange, ante, p. 59 and note.
A common bite. See vol. i. p. 349.
PAGE 270. Affection. Either in the obsolete sense of affectation, as used by Maria in The School for Scandal (I. i.), or a misprint for that word, which is given in its usual form in vol. i. p. 26.
PAGE 271. Motto. Horace, Epist. II. ii. 187-9.
Seneca says. Epist. 95 (about the middle).
That Infamy. Steele is at issue with public opinion, which found its most straightforward expression in the later utterances of Dr. Johnson (see Birkbeck Hill's Boswell's Johnson, i. 46, ii. 407, v. 99). Steele returns to the "licensed Tyrants, the Schoolmasters" in No. 168.
PAGE 275. Motto. Martial, Epigr. XIII. ii. 8.
The Present State of Wit (1711) points out that Steele, instead of falling in with the customs of the day, like the other papers of the time, took the new course of attacking them.
Waller, 'On a Girdle,' ll. 11-12.
PAGE 278. Give me but what, etc.
-The Visions of Mirzah. Cf. Steele's Conscious Lovers, I. ii. 1. "These Moral Writers practise Virtue after Death: This charming Vision of Mirza! Such an Author consulted in a
Morning sets the Spirit for the Vicissitudes of the Day, better than the Glass does a Man's Person."
PAGE 283. Motto. Horace, Sat. I. iv. 43-4.
PAGE 284. Bienséance. Cf. Boileau, L'Art Poétique, III. 122-3.
-Camisars. The name given to the Calvinists of the Cevennes during the religious troubles following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. They are represented in the Waxwork of English Religions in the 257th Tatler. They were known as the French Prophets (vol. i. p. 320). See also Tatler, No. 11.
PAGE 286. Motto. Virgil, Georgics, ii. 527-534.
PAGE 287. Like Calia. As You Like It, I. ii. 190.
Character in Horace. Satires, I. iii. 3-19.
-Character.. by Mr. Dryden. The well-known description of
PAGE 293. Motto. Cicero, De Senectute, i.
PAGE 295. Leonora. Ante, p. 42, note.
Saint-Evremond. Ante, i. p. 341.
PAGE 297. Motto. Virgil, Georgics, iv. 494, 497-8.
PAGE 303. They were lovely, etc., 2 Samuel i. 23.
-Langhorne has a short poem entitled Theodosius to Constantia (1760), and two volumes of the Correspondence of Theodosius and Constantia (1764-5), which were suggested by this paper.
Motto. Horace, Ars Poet, 48, 50-I. The motto in A was No. 165.
-Cf the attack on French Fopperies, ante, i. 197, etc.; also
PAGE 304. Virgil, Georgics, iii. 25.
Addison printed Atque inter
texti tollant," etc. Dryden's translation, ll. 39-40.
-Great Modern Critick, Bentley. See Jebb's Bentley, p. 174.
PAGE 306. Motto. Ovid, Metam. xv. 871-2.
IPAGE 310. Motto. Horace, Epist. II. ii. 128-140.
Unable to contain himself. See No. 136.
PAGE 311. Almanzor-like. As that character in Dryden's Almanzor and Almahide, or, The Conquest of Granada. See Drawcansir, vol. i. p. 62 and note.
PAGE 312. Vitruvius. The original of this nom-de-guerre is referred
to on pp. 307 and 369.
PAGE 313. Motto. Horace, Epist. II. i. 128.
Licensed Tyrants the Schoolmasters, ante, No. 157.
The very great School is Eton. The master was Dr. Charles
PAGE 316. Motto. Terence, Andria, I. i. 35-39.
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