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entered into a dissertation on the War- idilt gollip that ever spoke in the counbocp; and turning to the apothecary- try. We have gained several victories • Doétor,' said he,' what do you think in Virginia, and taken feveral forts, but
of Scalping?' The Doctor replied, lost them all back again the next poit. that for his part he imagined it to be · At one time we burnt, funk, took, and fomewhat in the nature of an Epispastic destroyed he whole French fleet, though or Bliter. * Ay,' said the other re- it had not stirred out of Brelt harbour; verend Doctor, thaking his head, it is 'and but lat week we thot off pocr Bor• a very barbarous custom indeed: cawendles, and made him fight, like
though it is no wonder, since they have Withergon, on his stumps; till a * only had a few Jeluits among them; letter for Sir Politic's nephew confured • so that they have very little notion of this reprt, and set the admiral on his « Chriftianity."
legs agin. War never fails of producing groundless and contradictory reports: and if
I am, dear Cousin, yours, &c.
T Fame is a lying jade in town, she is the
NO LXXVII. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1755.
CUM PULCHRIS TUNICI6 SUMET NOVA CONSILIA ET SP Z S.
TO MR. TOWN.
their minds, or at what shops are retail
ed fense and virtue? Honour and how $18,
nesty are not to be purchased in Mon. ]
Read your late paper, shewing the south Street; knowledge is not infused
close analogy which cloathing the into the lead through the power-puff; bidy bears to adorning the mind; and and, as good wine needs no bulh, Tente an thoroughly persuaded that the gene. is not derived from the full-bottomed raity of mankind would be as glad to periwig. The woman of the town, enbellith their minds as to set off their vamped up for thew with paint, patches, pe fons, if they could procure know. plumpers, and every external ornament Berge, virtue, and good-nature, with that art can administer, knows no methe fame ease that they can furnith thod to beautify her mind. She cannot thanselves with the ornaments of the for any price buy chastity in Broad St. budy. The clown in rug or duffel can, Giles's, or hire honetty from the pawn. at a moment's warning, be furnished broker's. win a compleat fuit of lace or embroidery Seeing, therefore, at one view, the frou Moninouth Street, his long lank difficulty in obtaining the accomplish. grafy hair may be exchanged in Mid- ments of the mind, and the exact anadRow for a sinart bag or a jemmy logy they bear to dress, I have been lafor tch; and his clouted thoes with the bouring this week past to remedy that rogh hobnails in the heel and fole inconvenience, and have at length declmping at every step, may be tranf. viled a scheme, which will fully answer fomed into a pair of dancing pumps at that purpose. In a word, then, I shall the Yorkshire Warehouse, or the old next winter open a shop or warehouse in Crpin in Cranbourn Alley. The civag- the most public part of the town, under gid street-walker can rig herself with a the name of a MIND-AND-BODYclan fmock, a linen gown, and an hat CLOTHIER: two trades which, though fmartly cocked np behind and before, never yet united, are so far from being ir Broad St. Giles's; or if the can af. incompatible, that they are in their naford it, every pawnbroker will let dut a ture inseparable. I thall not only fup. gold watch with coronets, a tiffue or ply my friends with a fuit or a fmgle wocaded fack, and all the parapber. virtue, but furnish them with compleat ralia of a countess. But where, Mr. habits of mind and body from head to Town, çan these people go to clothe foot: and by a certain secret art in the
form and texture of the things fold, he were all of them going to be shaved, I required vir dies shall be as inheren in very well know that their thoughts wear them as the materials of which they are a different dress than in the Alley; and composed. That such virtues may be when the antiquated toast is laying on transfused by cloathis is evident from her complexion at the toilet, and reexperience. In the narrow extent of pairing the ruins of beauty, what is the my reading, Mr. Town, I remember to doing but patching her mind with pride have met with an account of Fotunatus's and conceit? In a word, I can discover Withing. Cap, hy which he could tranf- impudience staring from the bold cock port himself in an instant fron one place of a Kevenhuller, parfimony skulking to another: it is also well known, hat the in a darned stocking, coquetry spread famous Jack the Giant-kille pfefied out in a hoop-petticoat, and foppery, a Sword of Sharpneis, Shoes of Swift- dangling from a shoulder-knot. I of nels, and a Coat of Invisibility. Why ten please myself with thus remarking then may not I fell a surtout of pa- the various dresses of the mind; and by triotism, or a sword of honour, adre- the clue you have already given us, I tail modelty and chastity to fine lades in have been able to unfold the inmost lin.' fuckers and aprons?
ings of the healt, and discover the very No one who duly considers the natural
stuff of the thoughts.' influence which cloaths cumnionly have It muft, however, be owned, that in upon their wearers, will object to my these matters the nicest penetration may (cheme as utterly iinpracticable. That be imposed on; since, in the present a person can put on or throw off the in- random method of dressing, many perternal habits of his mind together with fons appear in masquerade. This in.' his coat or periwig, is plain in very nu- convenience, among others, will be res merous instances. The young counsel. medied by my project; for, as whoever lor, who every morning in term-time deals with me will at once clothe his takes the measure of Westminster Hall mind and his body, the whole town will with the importance of a judge upon the be drested in character. Thus if a circuit, at once divests himself of his chimney-sweeper or a plough-boy put gravity with the starched band and long on a fuit of embroidery, a sword, bas, robe, and resumes the spirit of a Buck wig, &c. they will at the same time intogether with the sword and bag-wig. velt themselves with the internal dign ty In the sanje manner the orthodox vicar of a perion of quality: my lady's youngonce a week wraps himself up in piety elt son may buy courage with his reciand virtue with his canonicals; which mentals, and orthodoxy may be por: qualities are as easily cast off again as his chased at the same time with a gown and turplice; and for the rest of tlie week he callock by the young [marts from the wears the dress as well as the manners universities. My scheme also further of his fox-hunting patron. We may recommends itself, by laying open the learn the dispolition of a man by his ap- only path to virtue and knowledge that parel, as we know the trade of a car- the world will chuse to follow; for, as penter by his leathern apron, or a fol. my cloathe will always be cut according dier by his red coat, When we see a to the newest and most elegant manier, snuff-coloured suit of ditto with bolus these qualifications of the mind, inherent buttons, a metal-headed cane, and an in them, must necessarily come intofaenormous bushy grizzle, we as readily shian. Thus our fine gentlemen vill know the wearer to be a dispenser of life learn morality under their valet de and death, as if we had seen him pounding chambre; and a young lady of falhon a mortar or brandishing a clyster. pipe. will acquire new accomplihments vitli The different affections of the mind every new ribband, and become vitu. have been distinguished by different co.- ous as well as beautiful at her toilete. Jours; as scarlet has been made to re. I depend on your readiness to promote present valour, yellow to denote jea- my scheme: but what I most earnelly lousy, and true blue to signify integrity, intreat of you, Mr. Town, is to víc Thus we may likewise discover all the your utmost interest with the polte virtues and vices lurking in the different world, but especially with the ladies parts of the apparel. When at a city not to discard cloaths entirely; as bi feast I see the guelts tucking their nap. fuch a resolution my scheme must be de kins into their thist-collars, as if they feated; and, indeed, it will not be ii
the power of man to give them virtue, French Bagatelle, in cut velvet, lace and if they determine to go naked.
embroidery, neat as imported. As knowledge and virtue can never As the ladies, I suppose, will all of be sufficiently diffused, my warehouse them to a woman, be defirous of purwill be calculated for general use, and chafing beauty with every branch of the ftored with large assortinents of all kinds female apparel, I am afraid I shall not of virtues and dresses, that I may suit be able to answer their demands; but I persons of whatever denomination. Phy- fhall have several dresle's, which will? sicians may be furnished from my mop make up for the want of it. I hall have with gravity and learning in the tyes of neatnets done up in a great variety of a periwig; serjeants at law may be fitted plain linen; decency and discretion in with a competent knowledge of reports feveral patterns for mobs, hoods, and under a coif; and young counsellors night-gowns; together with modelty may be endured with a fufficient fund of disposed into tuckers, kerchiefs for the eloquence for the circuits, in a sinart neck, ftays that almost meet the chin, tye between a bob and a flow, contrived and petticoats that touch the ground. I to cover a toupée. I fall fell religion shall also have a small portion of chaftity to country parsons in pudding- Neeves, knit into garters, and twitted into laces and to young town curates just come for the stays, very proper to be worn at from the university in doctors scarfs and masquerades and afleinblies. full grizzles: I shall have some pious I had almost forgot to mention, that ejaculations, whinings and groans, authors, who are often in equal want of ready cut out in leathern aprons and , sense and cloaths, Mall be fitted out by Blue frocks, for the preaching frater- me with both at once on very reasonable nity of carpenters, bricklayers, tallow. As for yourself, Mr. Town, I chandlers, and butchers, at the Taber. thalı beg leave to present you with an nacle and Foundery in Moorfields. For entire suit of superfine wit and humour, our military gentlemen designed to go warranted to wear well, and appear cre
abruad, I shall have several parcels of ditable, and in which no author would #true British courage, woven in a variety be ashamed to be seen. I am, Sir, your
of cockades and (word-knots; and for humble servant, our fine gentlemen, who stay at home,
EUTRAPELUS TRIM. I bave provided a proper quantity of W
N° LXXVIII. THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1755.
ATATIS CUJUSQUE NOTANDI SUNT TIBI MORES.
WHAT TOIBLES WAIT ON LIFE THROUGH EV'RY STAGE!
TO MR. TOWN.
fet of company. Instead of cramping
the mind by keeping it within so narrow sin,
a circle, we fould endeavour to enlarge JOTHING is more necessary, in it by every worthy notion and accomties in our behaviour, or to root out any with it's opposite; as the four elements perver feness in our opinions, than mix. are compounded in our natural frame. ing with persons of ages and occupa- The necessity of this free conversa. tions different from our own. Whofo- tion, to open and improve the mind, is ever confines himself entirely to the fo- evident from the consequences which ciety of those who are engaged in the always follow a neglect of it. The em-/ faire pursuits, and whole thoughts na. ployment each man is engaged in, whol. turally take the fame turn with his own, ly engrosses his attention, and tinges the acquires a certain stiffness and pedantry mind with a peculiar dye, which thews of bebapiour, which is sure to make bim itielf in all the operations of it, unless: dilarkable, except in one particular prevented by natural good fensé or a li.
beral education. The physician, the gaged in any profession, or given up to lawyer, and the tradesman, will appear any peculiar kind of pleasure, but the in company, though none of those ac- mind of every man is lubject to the incupations are the futject of discourte; clinations arting from the several stages and the clergyman will grow morose and of his exitience, as well as his body to levere, who feldom or never convcries chronical distempers. This, indeed, with the laity. If no particular pro- Mr. Town, is the principal caule of fellion claims this influence over my writing to you for it has often fome darling pallion or amuleinent gives given me great concern to see the prea colour to our thoughts and actions, fent division butween the young and the and makes us odious, or at least ridicate of; to observe therly men forming jous. Tine ladies for inttance, by do- themseives into clues and facieties, that fpifmg tlie converlation of fenfible men, they may be more fecurely separated cin tälk of nothing but routs, balls, it from you:h; and to see young men iunSemblies, birth-day finits, and intrigues; ning into dilipation and debauchery, and fine gentlemen, for the lame reaton, rather than allocate with age. If each of almost nothing at all. In like manner party would labour to conform to the the furious partizan, who has not been other, from such a coalition many adweaned from a mad attachment to parti- vantages would accrue to both. Our cular principles, is weak enough to inna- youth would be initructed by the expegine every man of a different way of rience of age, and lofe nach of that thinking a fool and a scoundrel; and the levity wlrich they retain too lung; while fetary or zealot devotes to eternal dam- at the fame time the wrinkled brow of nation all those who will not go to the aged would be finoothed by the heaven in the same road with himself, sprightly chearfulness of youth; by under the guidance of Whiteñeld, Wel which they might fupply the want of ley, or Count Zinzendorff
. To the fpirits, forget the loss of old friends, fame cause we owe the rough country and bear with eale all their worldly milsquire, whose ideas are wholly bent on
fortunes, It is remarkable, that those guns, dogs, horses, and game; and who young men are the most worthy and lenhas every thing about him of a piece fible, who have kept up any intercourse with his diversions. His hall niust be with the old ; and that those old men adorned with tags beads, instead of are of the most chearful and amiable dif bufts and Itatues; and in the room of position, who have not been ashamed to family-pictures, you will fee prints of converse with the young. the molt famous Itallions and, race- I will not pretend to decide which horses: all his doors open and shut with party is most blameable in negle&ting foxes feet; and even the buttons of his this necessary commerce with each other; cloaths are impresled with the figures of which, if properly managed, would be dogs, foxes, stags, and hortes. To at once lo beneficial and delightful: but this absurd practice of cultivating only it undoubtedly arises from a certain selfone set of ideas, and thuiting ourselves illiness and obstinacy, in both, which out from any intercourte with the rest of will not fuffer them to make a mutual the world, is owing that narrowness of allowance for the natural difference of mind, which has infected the conversa- their difpofitions. Their inclinations tion of the polite world with infipidity, are, indeed, as different as their years; made roughness and brutality the cha- yet each expects the other to comply, racteristics of a mere country gentleman, though neither will make any advances. and produced the most fatal consequences How rarely do we fee the leait degree of in politics and religion.
Society preserved between a father and a But if this commerce with the gene. fon! a shocking reflection, when we rality of mankind is fo necessary to re- consider that nature has endeavoured to move any impreslions which we may be unite them by parental affection on one liable to receive from any particular em- fide, and filial gratitude on the other. ployment or darling amusement, what Yet a father and son as feldom live to precautions ought to be used in order to gether with any tolerable harmony, as remedy the inconveniencies naturally in- an husband and wife; and chiefly for cident to the different ages of life! It the same reason : for though they are is not certain that a person will be en- both joined under the same yoke, yet
they they are each tugging a different way. as not to deserve it. Suppose the old A father might as well expect his son to were pleased with the natural flow of be as gouty and infirm as himself, as to spirits and lively conversation of youth, have the disposition which he has con- till fome respect may be challenged as tracted from age; and a fon might as due to them; nor should the decency reasonably defire the vigour and vivacity and sobriety of their characters ever be of five and twenty, as his own love of insulted by any improper or immodest gaiety and diversions in his father. It is conversation. therefore evident, that a mutual endea. I am an old man myself, Mr. Town; vour to conform to each other is abfo- and I have an only boy, whose behavilutely requisite to kcep together the ce- our to me is unexceptionable: permit ment of natural affection, which an un- me, therefore, to dweil a moment longer tractable stubbornness fo frequently dil- on my favourite subject, and I will confolves; or at leaft, if it does not disturb clude. With what harmony might all the affection, it constantly destroys the parents and children live together, if fociety between father and fon.
the father would strive to soften the ri. This unhappy and unnatural division gour of age, and remember that his son is often the subject of complaint in per- muft naturally postess those qualities fons of both ages; but is still unreme- which ever accompany youth; and if the died, because neither reflect on the cause fon would in return endeavour to suit whence it proceeds. Old men are per- himself to those infirmities which his petually commenting on the extreme le. father received from old age! If they vity of the times, and blaming the young would reciprocally study to be agreeable because they do not admire and court to each other, the father would infentheir company: which, indeed, is no sibly substitute affection in the room of wonder, fince they generally treat their authority, and lose the churlish severity youthful companions as mere children, and peevishness incident to his years': and expect fuch a lavish deference to while the fon would curb the unbecomtheir years, as destroys that equality by ing impetuosity of his youth, change his which chearfulness and society sublifts. reluctance to obey into a constant attena Young men do not like to be chid by a tion to please, and remit much of his proverb, or reproved by a wrinkle: but extreme gaiety in conformity to the grathough they do not chuse to be correct- vity of his father. Wherever such a ed by their grave seniors like school- turn of mind is encouraged, there must boys, they would be proud to consult be happiness and agreeable fociety: and them as friends : which the injudicious the contrary, qualities of youth and age, feverity of old age feldom will permit, thus blended, compose the fureft cement not deigning to indulge them with fo of affection; as colours of the mott opgreat a degree of freedom and familia. posite tints, by a skilful mixture, each rity. Youth, on the other hand, thun giving and receiving certain thades, will the company of age, complaining of the form a picture the most heightened and small regard and respect paid to them, exquisite in it's colouring. I am, Sir, though they often act with so little re- your mos humble servant, serve and fach unbecoming confidence,