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Stockings, how to prevent their being spattered, ii. 91
Streets, narrow ones to be avoided,
Snowy weather,
Shoes, how to free them from snow,
Snow-balls, coachmen pelted with them,
Schoolboys, mischievous in frosty weather,
Sempstress, the description of her in a frosty morning,

ji. 247
ji. 320
ji. 325
ii. 329
ji. 331

ii. 337
ji. 341
ii. 422
ji. 428
ji. 492
iii. 53

advice to her,
Saturday, by what observations to know it,
Spring, the cries then in use,
Streets formerly noblemen's houses,
Swords, silver, lure thieves,
Street, how to cross it,
Scylla and Charybdis,
Street, where to cross it by night,
Shoe-cleaning boy, his birth,

his lamentation,
his happiness,

without father or mother, ii. 181
Scowrers, a set of rakes,

iii. 165
iii. 183
iii. 185

ii. 135
ii. 177
ii. 145

jii. 325
iii. 330

Trivia, the Goddess of streets and highways, invoked,

Trades prejudicial to walkers,
Tradesmen, in what to be trusted,
Theseus in the labyrinth of Crete,

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ii. 71
ii. 83
ii. 244


Trades offensive to the smell,
Tea-drinkers, a necessary caution to them,
Thames, coaches driven over it,
Thaw, the description of one,
Thursday, by what observations to know it,
Trivia invoked as Cynthia,
Tragédies, their fate,

ii. 246
ii. 296
ii. 365
ii. 400
ü. 408
ii. 486

iii. I
iii. 107
iii. 414

Umbrella, its use,

i. 211
Venice, the streets of it,

i. 97
Vaults, an observation upon them,
Vulcan in love with a milk-maid,

advice to him,
metamorphosed to a country farrier,
the inventor of hobnails and sparables, i. 263

the inventor of pattens,
Upholder, where he frequents,

i. 172
i. 241
i 245
i. 253

i. 275
ii. 470

Winter, the beginning of it described,
Weather, figns of cold,

signs of fair,

signs of rainy,
Witney broad-cloth proper for horsemen,
Wig compared to Alecto's snakes,

to Glaucus's beard,
what to be worn in a mist,

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i. 169

Waterman, judicious in the weather,
Winds whistling, what they foretel,
Wall, to whom to be given,

to whoin to be denied,

when to keep it,
Way, of whom to be enquired,
Walkers inadvertent, to what misfortune liable,

ji. 45

ü. 59
jii. 205

ji. 65
ji. 247

ji. 285
ji. 296
ji. 347
ji. 361
ii. 416
ji. 502
ii. 506
ji. 515

Wirs, a caution to them,
Walker distressed by a foot-ball,
Waterman, his dominion invaded,
Wednesday, how to know it,
Walkers, their happiness,

free from diseases,
Water, the danger of being upon it,
Walking advantageous to learning,
Women, the ill consequence of gazing on them, iii. 101
Wheel-barrows, how they prejudice walkers, iii 107
Whore, how to know one,
Whores, the streets where they ply,
Watchmen, the method of treating with them, iii. 307

their fignal to their fellows,
what to do if taken by them,

ii. 551

jj. 267
jii. 259

jii. 311
jii. 313

Ycomen, a dreadful story of one,

ji. 285


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MADAM, to all your censures i submit,

And frankly own I should long since have writ. You told me, filence would be thought a crime, And kindly strove to teaze me into rhyme : No more let trifling themes your Muse employ; Nor lavish verse, to paint a female toy : No more on plains with rural damsels sport; But fing the glories of the British court.

By your commands and inclination (way'd, I call’d th' unwilling Muses to my aid :


Resolvd to write, the noble theme I chose,
And to the Princess thus the poem rose.

“ Aid me, bright Phoebus ! aid, ye sacred Nine ! “ Exalt my genius, and my verse refine. “ My strains with Carolina's name I grace, « The lovely parent of our royal race. « Breathe soft, ye winds ! ye waves, in silence sleep! “ Let prosperous breezes wanton o'er the deep, “ Swell the white fails, and with the streamers play, “ To waft her gently o'er the watery way.”

Here I to Neptune form’d a pompous prayer, To rein the winds, and guard the Royal Fair ; Bid the blue Tritons found their twisted fhells, And call the Nereids from their pearly cells.

Thus my warm zeal had drawn the Muse along, Yet knew no method to conduct her song : I then resolv'd some model to pursue, Perus’d French criticks, and began anew. Long open panegyrick drags at bett, And praise is only praise when well address'd.

Straight Horace for some lucky ode I fought: And all along I trac'd him thought by thought. This new performance to a friend I show'd : For shame! says he ; what, imitate an ode! I'd rather ballads write, and Grub-street lays, "Than pillage Cæsar for any patron’s praise : One common fate all imitators {hare, To save mince-pies, and cap the grocer's ware. Vex'd at the charge, I to the flames commit Rhymes, fimilies, Lords' names, and ends of wit;

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