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   Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian                                a. i 0. O tf T S. JSwr fery. on 1 mLUnotwrite hly or on fo pecpftWtj ced to more than one of aicntbliea, play is the whole batioefs; and, m what 1 have ia fetoral of iojis ranks. I some refomation in i I would by no mttns kio tob my fcit of the greateft their decJiotog years, nor have the va- sjirajk weak" cooty fo great an have wUUttend a little -that rWy hm without lot 6bfervaifonr I JeTioade k of thai virtue Ti tiger Iax5mt which their own to before, to tnard m them- es, ejfeecfally as it is fable to thefe weft :c np thefe fafhiooaWc afiemblfes, it will 0 them-tfcc admonitions I have ffer may be bttt directed; arifc jterbaps, they rdafe to others more than them- esvtltey mat be honoured with forae ree of attention. I1 have declared a- frthe thoughts of abotilhing, routs j and W only advffe, in general terms, that t greater regard be had to the young ons who come to thefe parties; a decent ve in the Aims that are flaked; with tter abohfliing of bets and fome :as to the mixture of company. 1 the firft place, there can be no ob- BO to ladies of 4 certain age entertain- themielves with cards; becaufe vtheir JCTS ire not fo violent as in youth; fo there is no fear of an excefs amounting hat might.be called properly gaming: al navc naturally outlived the of tiroie hoity toity paHions nhick >fs the younger people, it is rational neceflary fomething ihould bj allowed icir place, to take off the load and ht of time. ay, we mall not be againft the decent rcafonable ufe of cards, even without limitation: for there can be nothing r wicked or filly, either abandoned or nlous, in half a dozen perfons engaging ch a party, after they have exhauited ooimon fubjecls of convcrfaticm, and ing therifdves with the exercjfe of attrmion over a pack of cards, ao talk of., way catds are TTwfcdfcre tfthii on, of writing f of the fitppomd bv a fuftclent tu- t tfctt no woman dmt to titt fce kad aJf tiirw be had to for? fpcech of Mr Ixjcke. pfcrty of tilt onto? that m well and cA HBM, the r your Lordihip's and tkofe gcnttemeiw con threw ther. cards into the Hre; and it was Ad evening at which old Greece would have all her philosophers have received It rcemcd ia emulation of this, that one thebetf men oTtoe age pUccd fats chinmry ornamented frame, with this fliort jfenteace, The rational tout, or cards 1 could not tell the confluence. This was one of tbe firft houies jniO which I had the ho- nour to. be. in (reduced to To ny great raornfication, 1 faw a good picture in the place of that much better ornament; and twenty of the firft peopk of the king, dom earned At another accor- ding to the iaws A coofwof mine, avery Ingenious lady, raUies my diflske on the occauonof their prefemiug cocterfation 5 and in her pieafant way teik in this very light they are a public for that nothing caa be fo bappy as tire torrents of impertinence and folly, which pour con- tmually froth thofc mouths, whieh have a mmd to (hew the whitened -of the rocks that would opjMfe their paffage. I have admired that line In the Britilb Ho mcr, where he calls teeth a hedge, or fcncr, meam to keep in improper expref I do notJcnow whether tJicrcb wow genius ftafctdfl or ur.ani- acial mckt, which t CD is rerioat, pfccW for E WS P 4 PER ourcoa> the wewUl irnnlrl my raJr readers, imitatidai tutor s Mibo, who bade his w4ut be thoug md k ittenraxds. J CM attisHj rU greased pupil and from ftelcaft that could be well cosjopipd. fee this way to accuftqw qol onhf to write, hot to think M ikiayiMit hoooor. ini moderate for we fee everyday fed inftances of the cfFeci; beattsjUlV formsi witk underftandings that have nomjpreflioft, beyond the pips of a card and lips, whcfe whole of langtage is comprifed in three words. {buffie, and But the mifchief much farther: the pride of ladies, who open theif doors on this is to have their rooms full; and, with this view, they will invite, admit, and carefs the moft impropcf people; any woman who has a clean gown will do as lumber i and ibe who will play half-guineas, is company for a DucneJs> though her father fold and herfelf has paffcd half the bands in town, a common and known proAkuUk; There is an universal complaifif, that men are fcarce at routs, and conieqiumly every man may be admicied where be pieties; nay, the inhabitant of an alley-garret, if he will hire a coat, (hall be admitted to ft- miliar converfation, fuch as rooty allow with women of If you inquire how half the ft range matches have made, between uomen of fortune knowtfanen, it is from this fwgle ibarca, A journey to Scotland is a fine frolic; atid (he does not doubt but the man's a gentleman, for (he faw him at Lady WhaiV roe's. t can pot be thought therefore, iy I lay it down (in virtue of that flight which my tovvard SPAPFllfl   

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