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London Tatler (Newspaper) - October 27, 1709, London, Middlesex T A By From 2p to 29. 170$. Will's 28. THERE is nothing which I contemplate with greater than the Dignity of human which often mows it felf in all Conditions of for the Degeneracy and that is crept into there are a in which it breaks through its Original and what it once and what it will be I confider the Soul of as the Ruin of a glorious Pile of great Heaps of you meet with noble Fragments of broken Pillars and and a Magnificence in Virtue and are continually employ in clearing the removing recovering the noble Pieces that lie buried under and adjuring 'em as well as according to their ancient Symmetry and A happy with the fined looking abroad into the Works of and upon are the great to this and glorious But even among who have never had the of any of thele there are fuch Exertions of the that is natural to the Mind of as Capacities and which only want accidental Helps to fetch em and 'em in a proper A Plebeian Soul is the Ruin of this glorious though with all its This Reflection role in me from a Letter which my Servant as he was and which he told me was communicated to him as he is an Acquaintance of fome of die mentioned The is from one Serjeant Hall of the It is To Serjeant in the Regiment oj Foot at the in the near I was lb pleas d with Touches in that I could not forbear it to a of of it in the Light I have it by the Rules of Writing For as Gentlemen are Men of great they work altogether by Mechanical and are able to no Beauties that are not pointed out by and The Letter is as follows From the Camp before Sept. 26. 6 J and am glad your felf and your Wife arc in good with ail the ' reft of my Our Battalion more ' than I could in the Action But who can ' Fate Poor Richard fed his i Fate a great many more He was dead 4 before we the We had above s i i I i c i s i i i I i i i i c i i & i 200 of Battalion and We jo Serjeants 6 are as and my Son The refi are not your I have a very bad Shot in my but am jn and I I continue in. and lie at my Colonel's Arthur is very well y but I can give you no Account of he was in. I came into the I will not pretend to give you an Account of the knowing you have a better in the Pray give my to Cook and her to Mr. and his and to Mr. and to Mr. and to all my Friends and Acquaintance in general who do ask after me r My Love to Mrs. I am forry for the fending fuch ill Her Husband was gathering a little Money together to fend to his and put it into my I have Seven Shillings and Three which I take Care to lend her your Wife a fafe De- and both bf you all Tour And John had but an indifferent but the never had fuch a Dinner in all their ' My kind Love to my - Comrade and Mrs. and to John Brown and his I fent Two to drink with you Mr. but I heard nothing from it was by Mr. 4 Corporal to be to and you to enquire of what is become of his and when you to fend Word in your Letter what Trade lhe ' We have here very which I doubt will be a Hindrance to the but I am in Hopes we be of the Town little and then I believe we go to 1 faw the to nibble at my it my partly their and partly my This is ( faid truly a and an Representation of that Heart which accompanies the poor Soldier in his Is not there in this all the Topick of to our well as if a greater Man had been like in his Tent at reflecting on the
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