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Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - May 27, 1732, London, Middlesex The UNIVERSAL WEE K L Y J O U R N A L CaC By of n. i m i. i 1 i i ' ir m m ' ' 1' ' May 2.7, 1732. Sic ut potius laudetur From my Houfe in the HERE arc certain Intervals off impatient of will foar ons of the cJe in the There are other wherein even the adequate Objects of Life yield no Speculations but what are too lofty for and all our Confederations are in the or Parts of the I to be in this latter Ebb of Humour Uft upon tnv Return home earlier than from a Society who can think it no dishonour to be by the Title of Hunkers For upon to my I to pafs over the Remainder of a broken I found a certain in my Fingers to touch upon any but what gave more Entertainment to than to my Mv Faculties being thus overspread as it with a kind of Antipathy to the the I luckily iell upon a v my I not improperly call the Works of the Sji this the generous Authors not their by the puny or the by the Perch and the Acre Their are not minced into narrow and but divided by five Hedges and not of but of of a fe lofty or give you whole Hi lis anc of the Sublime where the but the Idea or in other we hare them ma recorded in Brick and Their Works being moreover plain ana direct the may con after fuch a that a Stream the of a fluent Style and where might be to quote a Piece of Church produce you a more of ihe Churcn In it is an Origin J which admits of no Tran a Book in the real which may be written without and read without or without gain of much lofs of as my E es had rambled ves in to a clo fing Condition over this Collection of f the moll noted Country S TS up and down the the Servant brought me in a Packet of Let ers from my one whereof to be upon this very Topic of our Modern Extravagance in private Building 13c and being written by a Female own have added a Solidity of Judgment to the natural of her Wit I cannot therefore forbear imparting it to my the rather it is a fo much by our and wherewith I at am Co opportunely but reserve my own Opinion requeued on the fame I have more Room to infert it. S I R. To Henry S I am one of the Readers who have been much delighted with many of your ingenious * I am alfo fuch a one as thinks it a Debt incumbent upon not only to make Ac but to tender to that may bi any Way tributary to Continuance and * Eads I ana lynch i much tfa Women f 2 U it fry Paper to itor own I warn Mr. left you Knot of us to ftt up an as well as and makd You of our and other as much you but I defy you to in all the Inventory of our any Thing fo fo as your modern Vanity of and the as might be made bv bringing all our gay SUks and fine and Toys and or whatsoever elfe properly centres in the Female Sphere cf upon a Parallel with Beadroll of your and Labyrinths and and Canak and Fountains and Statues and and Aviaries and and Mounts and Grottos and Ha Has And fure I that Nature or Accident never brought forth fo many as Art and have done in without mentioning the Capital I mean the main or all this Clutter about it. The Prudence and Propriety of Mr. fall all among your oWn Sex You have no no Palladio in to it with You the Opportunities I havr had of fome of with their and who bv and and and have thus notably for this Grand of distorting and the Face of Nature into Forms and Features to wherewith the Mafter of Order and Proportion thought bell to have perhaps qua in fime to characterize the of them among from their renowned Exemplars Mr. Inigo Pilaster snd Sir Christopher down to that incomparable and mv near But I for Brevity only ot this lalt worthy That he has been for Years paft building a Palace in the Country 5 and fuch is the Delicac of his that it is not probable he will ever even the little and Offices contiguous He has not been able to afford the new Thatching his poor in the many Years of my Me for the continual Expence of covering and uncovering the Roofs of has in three Shapes in lefs than fo many Years his Dove cote feen in as many different and his Stables been five Times upon having fo many Plans laid before him bv Mr. his ingenious And I can't fay but pulling down feems as alternately as the rearing of Buildings to a Mind with the of Change or Variety in fuch external He has inlaid every Spot you can tread about his Habitation fo with as he calls mere and or to * cor ignorant Eyes he and * died Money thus under c than fet a for c it. He talks all Day long and with no * of noting Heirs to the of his though no more akin to Air Mr. I than and There Is not a near not a in be haa not had fome of Turnip or according one of the Five Orders But his only Daughter and all other of a as what be thrown away upon her is inclining to the And for his he under Notion of haf rambled Italy to refine in long ugh it will be to alienate his Affections any Thing that has or can be done of that Kind in his native This is under the Direction of a French SaVs a Gentleman of fuch * the important Charters of * and Companion having through the academic Decrees in great ' of Lacquey and Groom ferves young not only in all but what is chiefly to the canning thereby faves the Wages jof many different And receives for s Complication of I'll the old Gentleman is one of among our and of who thinks the Expence of a Pounds a Year too little to his Builder towards * Quarry above and the 50th Port II of that Annuity too much for a Tutor to the Heir ' of it. 4 Now in the Name of or ' whence ail this Homage to the ' Stones and Dirt Whence all this pompous tation and of the Objects in the in Co ' rational and breathing are finking in their Ruins for want of Do the Rich feek thus among the inferior and Parts ot the from the of their own Inferiority in fecial Duties among their fellow Creatures Or have fo as charge the Earth with ro 110 no no in or have an Opportunity of diverting the or retraining of an * Superfluity Let me farther Whether ' you think the ud Cardinal of pathetic ' and of his Ingratitude to his own ( all but his glozing will not his Buildings And who ycu imagine would be at fo much Expence I of fuch as our wealthy with and fo in all of might incline to endure to be fo with fo with fo with fc and fo with Lumber in -a Circle of the ' and Scavengers the Part of their to - * render ves if they ' or thought they be without fuch a Con-
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