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Understanding, good, necessary in a scholar.....197, 244
Petition and proposals of.
Much esteemed in alley coffee-houses.......................... 178
Letters of news from him...
WAGS, the lowest pretenders to wit................... 184
Wax-work in Germany.
Whigs, a religious order in England............
Whitaker's, (admiral) arrival at Barcelona
Scheme to govern one...
Infallible sign of wives loving their husbands....... 104
Judged by men's purses
Wits opposed to critics..
Professed wits, silly and troublesome....
The villany of deluding them exposed..
Want regular education...
Natural to them to talk of themselves...
Bad taste in dress
Unmarried, instructions to them....
XERXES, why he burst into tears.
YOUNG, (Margery) life and adventures of........
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Volume the First.
IN the character of Guardian, it behoves me
to do honour to such as have deserved well of society, and laid out worthy and manly qualities, in the service of the public. No man has more eminently distinguished himself this way, than Mr. Cadogan; with a contempt of pleasure, rest, and ease, when called to the duties of your grious profession, you have lived in a familiarity with dangers, and with a strict eye upon the final purpose of the attempt, have wholly disregarded what should befall yourself in the prosecution of. it; thus has life risen to you, as fast as you resigned it, and every new hour, for having so frankly lent the preceding moments to the cause of justice and of liberty, has come home to you, improved with honour: This happy distinction, which is so very peculiar to you, with the addition of industry, vigilance, patience of labour, thrist, and hunger, in common with the meanest soldier, has made your present fortune unenvied. For the public always reap greater ad
• Afterwards Earl of Bath.
vantage from the example of successful merit, than the deserving man himself can possibly be possessed of; your country knows how eminently you excel in the several parts of military skill, whether in assigning the encampment, accommodating the troops, leading to the charge, or pursuing the enemy: the retreat being the only part of the profession which has not fallen within the experience of those, who learned their warfare under the duke of Marlborough. But the true and honest purpose of this epistle is to desire a place in your friendship, without pretending to add any thing to your reputation, who, by your own gallant actions, have acquired that your name through all ages shall be read with honour, wherever mention shall be made of that illus trious captain,
I am, Sir,
Volume the Second.
THE greatest honour of human life, is to live well with men of merit; and I hope you will pardon me the vanity of publishing, by this means, my happiness in being able to name you among my friends. The conversation of
your most obedient,
and most humble servant, THE GUARDIAN
a gentleman, that has a refined taste of letters, and a disposition in which those letters found nothing to correct, but very much to exert, is a good fortune too uncommon to be enjoyed in silence. In others, the greatest business of learning is to weed the soil; in you, it had nothing else to do, but to bring forth fruit. Affability, complacency, and generosity of heart,
which are natural to you, wanted nothing from literature, but to refine and direct the application of them. After I have boasted I had some share in your familiarity, I know not how to do you the justice of celebrating you for the choice of an elegant and worthy acquaintance, with whom you live in the happy communication of generous sentiments, which contribute not only to your own mutual entertainment and improvement, but to the honour and service of your country. Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honour, and a gentleman, and must take place of pleasures, profits, and all other private gra. tifications. Whoever wants this motive, is an open enemy, or an inglorious neuter to mankind, in proportion to the misapplied advantages with which nature and fortune have blessed him. But you have a soul animated
with nobler views, and know that the distinc-
This generous inclination, no man possesses
THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER.
'IT is a justice which Mr. Ironside owes gentlemen who have sent him their assistances from time to time, in the carrying on of this work, to acknowledge that obligation, though at the same time he himself dwindles into the character of a mere publisher, by making the acknowledgment. But whether a man does it out of justi or gratitude, or any other virtuous reason or not, it is also a prudential act to take no more upon a man than he can bear. But to my present purpose. The letter Too large a credit has made many a bankrupt, from Gnatho of the Cures performed by Flatbut taking even less than a man can answer tery, and that of comparing Dress to Criticism, with ease, is a sure fund for extending it when-are Mr. Gay's. Mr. Martin, Mr. Philips, ever his occasions require. All those papers | Mr. Tickell, Mr. Carey, Mr. Eusden, Mr. Ince, which are distinguished by the mark of a and M Hughes, have obliged the town with Hand, were written by a gentleman who has entertaining discourses in these volumes; and obliged the world with productions too sublime Mr. Berkeley, of Trinity College in Dublin, to admit that the author of them should re- has embellished them with many excellent ceive any addition to his reputation, from such arguments in honour of religion and virtue. loose occasional thoughts as make up these Mr. Parnell will I hope forgive me, that withlittle treatises; for which reason his name out his leave I mention, that I have seen his shall be concealed. Those which are marked hand on the like occasion. There are some with a Star, were composed by Mr. Budgell. discourses of a less pleasing nature which reThat upon Dedications, with the Epistle of an late to the divisions amongst us, and such (lest Author to Himself, the Club of little Men, any of these gentlemen should suffer from the Receipt to make an Epic Poem, the paper unjust suspicion,) I must impute to the right of the Gardens of Alcinous, and the Catalogue author of them, who is one Mr. Steele, of of Greens, that against Barbarity to Animals, Langunnor, in the county of Carmarthen, in and some others, have Mr. Pope for their South Wales. uthor. Now I mention this gentleman, 1
take this opportunity, out of the affection