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longer detain you with an address of this nature: I cannot, however, conclude it without owning those great obligations which you have laid upon,

SIR,

YOUR MOST OBEDIENT,

HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE SPECTATOR.

No. 170

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A Description of jealousy

It's cure, with the story of Herod and Marianne 171

On misapplication of talents

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Description of a grinning match at Cole’s-hill 173

On the landed and trading interests

174

Description of a Jezebel ; letter from Jack Modifh 175

Letter from Nathaniel Henrooft, a henpeckt husband 176

On Good-nature; with the character of Eugenius 177

On jealousy in the female sex

Description of a whifling match at Bath

179

Letter from Philarithmus on the conquests of Lewis XIV.180

- from one who had married against her father's con-

fent; history of Eginhart and Imma

181

On wenching

182

On the usefulness of fable, with the marriage of Pleasure

and Pain

Account of Nicholas Hart the sleeper.

On zeal

On atheism

186

Description of a jilt by Charles Yellow

187

On the vanity of popular praise

On the duties of parents and children

189

Letter from Rebecca Nettletop, a girl of the town 190

On lotteries, with a letter from George Gosling 191

On the affection of parents for their children

192

Description of a Levée

193

On love and friend

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On the advantages of exercise and temperance

195

Letters from T. B. and Biddy Loveless

196

On the force of cuftom, with some rules for conversation 197

On the danger of exposing ourselves to temptation

A contrast between a wife and a mistress

199

On the mischiefs attending ambition in a prince 200

On the advantages of a religious education

On the advantages of birth with a suitable behaviour 202

On debauching of girls, with theurbappy flate of baftards 203

Letters on the passion of love

The character of a procuress

205

On niodesty

206

The sentiments of Plato on prayer:

207

Onibe deprared taste of the public in their diverfions 208

Simonides, bis satire on women

209

No 210

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On the immortality of the foul
On the transmigration of fouls
Anthony Freeman's letter on the tyranny of his wife 212
On fuperftition

213 On punctuality and dependence

214 On education

215 Tom Maggot's account of Freeman's fuccefs 216 Description of the club of She-Romps

217 On reputation

218 The use of ambition when rightly directed

219 Letters, to an ungracious lover ; on authors, &c. 220 On the Motto's at the bead and Marks at the end of each paper

221 On misapplication of talents An account of the poetess Sappho, with her hymn to Venus223 On ambition

224 An esay on discretion

225 On Raphael's Cartons at Hampton-Court

226 A defcription of the Lover's Leap, with Davith ap Shenkyn's letter

227 On inquiptiveness

228 A fragment of Sappho, translated by Catullus, Boileau and Phillips

229 On benevolence and education

230 On modefly

231 On beggars

232 History of the Lover's Leap

233 On a new species of lying, and on free-thinking 234 An account of the Trunkmaker in the upper gallery 235 On marriage, with a letter from Tristisfá

236 On curiofily

237 On flattery On the management of a debate

239 Letters on bercic virtue, good-breeding, &c. 240 On absence in love

241 On ill-manners. An affecting scene of distress, &c. 242 On virtue

243 On painting

244 On the knowledge of the world

245 On the nur fing of children 246 | On laughter 249 On female oratory

247 On the cries 'of LonOn generofity

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SPECTATOR.

N° 170: Friday, September 14, 1711.

In amore hæc omnia insunt vitia : injuriæ,
Sufpiciones, inimicitie, induciæ,
Bellum, pax rursum- Ter. Eun. Act. 1. Sc. 1.

All these inconveniencies are incident to love : Re

proaches, jealousies, quarrels, reconcilements, war,

and then peace. ! UPON

PON looking over the letters of my female correspondents, I find several from women complaining of jealons husbands, and at the same time protesting their own innocence ; and desiring my advice on this occasiI shall therefore take this subject into my

confideration, and the more willingly, because I find that the marquis of Hallifax, who, in his Advice to a Daughter, has instructed a wife how to behave herself towards a false, an intemperate, a choleric, a sullen, a covetous, or a filly husband, has not spoken one word of a jealous husband.

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passions and inclinations can never make themselves vifible, it is impoffible for a jealous man to be thoroughly cured of his suspiciors. His thoughts hang at best in a state of doubtfulness and uncertainty; and are never capable of receiving any satisfaction on the advantageous side ; so that his inquiries are more successful when . they discover nothing. His pleasure arises from his disappointments, and his life is spent in pursuit of a fecret that destroys his happiness if he chance to find it.

An ardent love is always a strong ingredient in this paflion ; for the fame affection which stirs up the jealous man's desires, and gives the party beloved so beautiful a figure in his imagination, makes him believe the kindles the same passion in others, and appears as amiable to all beholders. And as jealousy thus arises from an extraordinary love, it is of 1o delicate a nature, that it scorns to take

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with any thing less than an equal return of love. Not the warmest expressions of affection, the foftest and moit tender hypocrisy, are able to give any fatisfaction, where we are not persuaded that the affection is real, and the satisfaction mutual

. For the jealous man wishes himfelf a kind of deity to the person he loves : he would be the only pleasure of her senses, the employment of her thoughts ; and is angry at every thing the admires, or takes delight in, besides bimself...

Phædria's request to his mistress upon his leaving her for three days, is inimitably beautiful and natural.

Cum milite ifto præfens, abfens ut hes:
Dies noctesque me ames: me defideres :
Me somnies : me expelles : de me cogites :
Me speres : me te oblectes : 'mecum tota fis :
Meus fac fis puftremò animus, quando ego fum tuus.

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you are in company with that soldier, behave as if you were absent : but continue to love me by day and by night: want me ; dream of me ; expect ine; think of me; wish for me ; delight in me : be wholly with me : in Thort, be my very foul, as I am yours.'

The jealous man's disease is of fo malignant a nature, that it converts all he takes into its own nourishment.

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