The Spectator, Volume 2. eBook

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  Sylvius, shot through the Sticks of a Fan at St. James’s Church.

  Damon, struck thro’ the Heart by a Diamond Necklace.

  Thomas Trusty,
  Francis Goosequill,
  William Meanwell,
  Edward Callow, Esqrs.,
               standing in a Row, fell all four at the same time, by an
               Ogle of the Widow Trapland.

  Tom.  Rattle, chancing to tread upon a Lady’s Tail as he came out of
               the Play-house, she turned full upon him, and laid him
               dead upon the Spot.

  Dick Tastewell, slain by a Blush from the Queen’s Box in the third Act
               of the Trip to the Jubilee.

  Samuel Felt, Haberdasher,
               wounded in his Walk to Islington by Mrs. Susannah
               Crossstich, as she was clambering over a Stile.

  R. F.,
  T. W.,
  S. I.,
  M. P., &c., put to Death in the last Birth-Day Massacre.

  Roger Blinko, cut off in the Twenty-first Year of his Age by a

  Musidorus, slain by an Arrow that flew out of a Dimple in Belinda’s
               Left Cheek.

  Ned Courtly presenting Flavia with her Glove (which she had dropped
               on purpose) she receivd it, and took away his Life with a

  John Gosselin having received a slight Hurt from a Pair of blue Eyes,
               as he was making his Escape was dispatch’d by a Smile.

  Strephon, killed by Clarinda as she looked down into the Pit.

  Charles Careless,
               shot flying by a Girl of Fifteen, who unexpectedly popped
               her Head upon him out of a Coach.

  Josiah Wither, aged threescore and three, sent to his long home by
               Elizabeth Jet-well, Spinster.

  Jack Freelove, murderd by Melissa in her Hair.

  William Wiseaker, Gent.,
               drown’d in a Flood of Tears by Moll Common.

  John Pleadwell, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law,
  assassinated in his Chambers the sixth Instant by Kitty Sly, who
  pretended to come to him for his Advice.


[Footnote 1: 

  They are all weapon, and they dart
  Like Porcupines from every Part.

Anacreontics, iii.]

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No. 378.  Wednesday, May 14, 1712.  Pope.

  ‘Aggredere, O magnos, aderit jam tempus, honores.’


I will make no Apology for entertaining the Reader with the following Poem, which is written by a great Genius, a Friend of mine, in the Country, who is not ashamd to employ his Wit in the Praise of his Maker. [1]


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