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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - October 14, 1730, London, Middlesex Wednefday, prober 14, 173b. HE following Eflay upon Flattery ng Mr. Polifli, when he. {other Day af contains fucfa a Juftnefs of Send- firmed, you was very fluent in ibt Wild ment and Knowledge of Mankind, Accuracy of Mr I muft freely acknowledge, that it ieeiris to me buc a Piece of Equity, to give the true Cbara&er of Perfons, when we are obliged that it may well fupply the Want nfeful and neceflary in a Ffttterer; tor what :to fpeak about them. And if fo, as ic is a of Foreign Intelligence, fignifies complimenting htm with Skilt in  Fault to flatter Perfons to their Faces, foitis Name to to the Author of the DAILY COURANT. tician ? when good I know fome for Vi Methinks T7ICES, for the generality, are more eafi- in a greater Degree than_ Flattery. Noch ibl than by the appears more bafe and abjeCt, than to fee a Watch whom I have the higheft Value, who feem fond of a Chara&r, of being never beard to fpeak a rafti Word of an abfent Perfori : But with all due Submitfion to their better Judgments, I could never fee the Beauty an>i Patron fays of Propriety of fuch over.officious Circumfpec- Wretch Criminals tbemfefres j as Standers-by can frequently deteA a Blot, which efcapes thofe to, a who are imploy'd in the Heat of the Game. ads. But altho' this Rule will hold good with re- in the Eyes of the very Perfon to whom he ipe&to moft other Faults, yet there is one endeavours to recommend himfelf? What > fomeiimes to fpeak freely of one another. tion. I chink it would be much more for the Mankind, if we allowed ourfelves t confetous provided we always kept within the Limits ing Creature ? For my oWn Parv if I muft of Truth and Prudence. Means Motions and that is Flattery. This is a Vice of fo lab- be flatter'd; I had much rather it fliouW be tie and intriguing a Nature, that it may dance done with Spirit and Refohition, than in fuch to fquare their A&ions by the Rules of De- Mans Head, and play upon World a duil grovelling Manner. But beft cency than tbey have, when they are conlci- tbem do what thev will. People befides. It may roll in the Eyes of a Coquet artful Managements* yet even then he ads will never dare to condemn them, left they or elide thro* the Eloquence of a Beau, and beneath the Dignity of a Rational Creature, fcould be guilty of Scandal. yet neyher of the designing Hypocrites be while he fubmits to fuch a low Qependance Though Flattery be vile and deteftable, yet fenfible of the Artifice of one another. I have and Slavery. Add to this> that he is ib per- moft certainly the amiable Strokes io the fpread pendanv when his Patron has beefrtel- obl^TricK Story; and fmile on the Lip? of a J ^J * " " - * * ft a K  petual Danger of being dece&ed in his defpi- Charader of a Man of Worth been Debtor, as often as the Ureduor has pleafed to jeft. Nay I h�ve not beeo out my Fears, left it ittigf Tiro� or tJther, fei*e the Fens of Ibme of my one Brother Authors yre^l*a^aovill be of to me^ to be largely and emphaiically toothers. Idorioc which j never per- look upon it as Flattery, if I fothetimes give x  Talents I was never Gentleman or Lady to uffderftarid, whar I O A^io admired However, the Meanefs the World olifhments; while one of a mote pubiick Flattery, is not greater than the Danger he keep the.Secret of a Man's Fame as muclvas T you A runs by allowing thofe falfe Applaufes. It may be from his own Ears: But as Iliave al- Mind though Myftery care how he telfe you of your Slip; but a Arrogance, Which will rehdfcr him infupport- , Merir, fo I could never value eater out Half a Dozen Blunders of his owi% to keep you in Countenance. In order to be a thoraw Proficient in this J>oUte Science, we %raid have a ^ood fight into Human Natftre in general, and a Knowledge of the Perfon^s Mind in partial Wdrld, zid. ruin him in the next eMan who hears *yery Mouth filled with Worth and Ii^ej(igncies, terids to incline 1. to jieifie rhii^iiv fO: fpurn his Fellow-matures, and riv4M*is-Maker. ; Rje Injaft^ceolrflattery apueatS from n^a- Gonfideratiofis U of v*hiich I ihall mention upon a Name I,had one. common Plea Onfc or Two; 41 �frjuft to thelHah ]ar, whom we intend to flatten This is ne. ' iWf, as It j^iifsf him^dVof a Ca^ry becaofe/we may dtherwife Perfon for Thkt Which be- has no Ambitibo pproyed whocBft deferves w�U., If,he Praxftice, of telling a Man what others CtyAn his Praife, is, that it is apt to'-ftir tip abd quicken the Seeds of Pride in his Mind, and ipirits him todefpife and contemn his FeUow-Creatures. But this may receive a* "very eafy Anfwer. The Man to whota you tan fay. moft in this Refpec>, is generally the leaft '4pc excel in, or perhip and redi- :- Ihfe^WR .cole: Befid�r it.perfeatyidefftanding of a Man's Power anlj^t^^m;^kfc the flatterer to tiwch- hia>, in, ^Tay ithac yfli^I! only wear thePatfe of a- ftrid Imp mm ind Jaftice. &.m�. XT*v ir J� nnr lhall not be tree to any. What is a iDirfacfion to Poets, riif,zfaflSkpli\lindifferently ferve ftf dedicarbHt'km} 'Bf^ncbif of the Plaih-o^aling^^ ^J a s ,. For fure this Truth to Pte$s fhould be j&pfm, w 4 1 4 Dm/. Off.'is. The three Men.oif Wat Totm, Calvert, f< 1 I that &ifammH*}r^*<** r^liha. laft Nietit came dowft^ ^and Allied thro* the Don Carlos, Svnerr, for Cadi* j fe^uftry, PetaftdA M. W0u^ Webber; J" both ;