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Lounger (Newspaper) - December 10, 1785, London, Middlesex THE LOUNGER. [ N� XLV. ] Saturday, Dec. 10. 1785. Dubius fum quid faci&n, fftfgaf; Tene relinquam% an rem. Hon, Mr Lounger-, AS my misfortune is of an uncommon nature, and occafioned by perfons the lead likely of any, from the high characters they bear, to do an injury to their fellow-creatures, I think myfetf bound, out of refpect to them, to take this method of difclofing my uneafi- nefs. You muft know, Sir, that I have a husband, who, till of late �&-dom failed in any of the duties incumbent on the mailer of a family. He neither frequented the tavern nor the gamiag-houfe: he was not addidled to hories or hounds, or any other expenfive amufements: his pleafures lay in the circle of his family and friends; and though his ufual occupations might not be deemed very important; yet they were innocent and gentleman-like, andfuchas he might purfue without leaving his wife and children in folhude at home; Such, was M* Feeble; though not a mining character, vct ci*** to his wife, kind to his children, and in all refpects a dfcent domeftic hufband as any could be met with, till within thefe tvip years, that he has been introduced to a nobleman's family, within a day's journey of this city. When he was firft made acquainted there, he never ftaid above a night or two at a time: and, as much company frequented the houfi^ he returned with fome frefh ideas m his head; at leaft with a pretty exact account of all that was faid or done in his prefence, as he has an excellent memory for fmall fads, which made him for fome twy> mm acceptable and entertaining company at his own fire-fide than "Aral. Of late, however, he has made his vifits fb frequent, and prolonged thea ib much at a time, as to neglect or forget his own family altogether: a night or two does not ferve him now, it muft be a fortnight or three -weeks together, that he fpends half a dozen times a-year at DalviBe Cattle. If I fend at the time he appointed to return home, his aniwer is, " That my Lord and my Lady are fo fond of him, that he muft ftay " fome days longer; he is to be on fuoh a party with thea Tn mqr " row; the next day, there is to be comoaAF, he muft b^lp to cofer-* " tain ; on the third day, he is engaged to 4raw fuch a landscape fir " the Counted; on the day following, there is to be a concert of tm-" fie, at which he muft attend" Infboct^ by his *rcmmt# bekio neceflary to their pleafures, or daily employments, that ^hey can't live without him. In vain I write to him, that his affairs are in 4if� order j that there are letters of importance to be anfwered; that die Y y children
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