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longer detain you with an address of this nature: I cannot, however, conclude it without owning those great obligations which you have laid upon,

SI R,

YOUR MOST OBEDIENT,

HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE SPECTATOR.

No. 190

A Description of jealousy

It's cure, with the story of Herod and Mariamne 177

On misapplication of talents

172

Description of a grinning match at Cole’s-hill 173

On the landed and trading interests.

174

Description of a Jezebel ; letter from Jack Modifh 175

Letter from Nathaniel Henrooft, a henpeckt husband 176

On Good-nature ; with the character of Eugenius 177

On jealousy in the female sex

178

Description of a wbi Aling match at Bath

179

Letter from Philarithmus on the conquests of Lewis XIV.180

- from one who had married against her father's con-

fent ; history of Eginhart and Imma

On wenching

182

On the usefulness of fable, with the marriage of Pleasure

and Pain

183

Account of Nicholas Hart the sleeper

On zeal

On atheism

186

Description of a jilt hy Charles Yellow

187

On the vanity of popular praise

188

On the duties of parents and children

189

Letter from Rebecca Nettletop, a girl of the town

On loiteries, with a letter from George Gosling 191

On the affection of parents for ibeir children

Description of a Levée

193

On love and friendship

On the advantages of exercise and temperance

195

Letters from T. B. and Biddy Loveless

196

On the force of cuftom, zvith fome rules for conversation 197

On the danger of exposing ourselves to temptation 198

A contraft between a wife and a mifirefs

199

On the mischiefs attending ambition in a prince 200

On the advantages of a religious education

On the advantages of birth with a suitable behaviour 202

On debauching of girls, with theurbappy fate of baftards 203

Letters on the pasion of love

204

The character of a procurefs.

205

On modesty

206

The sentiments of Plato on prayer

207

Onihe deprared taste of the public in their diverfrons 208

Simonides, bis satire on women

209

No 210

211

On the immortality of the foul
On the transmigration of fouls
Anthony Freeman's letter on the tyranny of his wife 212
On fuperftition

213 On punctuality and dependence

214 On education

215 Tom Maggot's account of Freeman's fuccefs 216 Description of the club of She-Romps

217 On reputation

218 The use of ambition when rightly directed

219 Letters, to an ungracious lover ; on authors, &c. 220 On the Motto's at the head and Marks at the end of each paper

221 On misapplication of talents

222 An account of the poetess Sappho, with her hymn to Venus223 On ambition

224 An essay on discretion

225 On Raphael's Cartons at Hampton-Court

226 A defcription of the Lover's Leap, with Davith ap Shenkyn's letter

227 On inquisitiveness

228 A fragment of Sappho, transated by Catullus, Boileau and Phillips

229 On benevolence and education

230 On modely

231 Onbeggars

232 History of the Lover's Leap

233 On a new species of lying, and on free-thinking 234 An account of the Trunkmaker in the upper gallery 235 On marriage, with a letter from Tristissa

236 On curiosity

237 On flattery

238 On the management of a debate

239 Letters on hercic virtue, good-breeding, &c. 240 On absence in love

241 On ill-manners. An affeding scene of distress, &c. 242 On virtue

243 On painting

244 On the knowledge of the world

245 On the nursing of children 246 On laughter

249 On female oratory 247 On the cries of LonOn generosity 248 don

250

Τ Η Ε

SPECTATOR.

N° 170. Friday, September 14, 1711.

In amore hæc omnia insunt vilia : injuriæ,
Sufpiciones, inimicitiæ, induciæ,
Bellum, pax rursum Ter. Eun. A&t. 1. Sc. I.

All these inconveniencies are incident to love : Re

proaches, jealousies, quarrels, reconcilements, war,

and then peace. UPON

PON looking over the letters of my female correspondents, I find several from women complaining of jealous husbands, and at the same time protesting their own innocence; and desiring my advice on this occasion. I shall therefore take this subject into my

confideration ; and the more willingly, because I find that the marquis of Hallifax, who, in his Advice to a Daughter, has instructed a wife how to behave herself towards a false, an intenıperate, a choleric, a sullen, a covetous, or a filly husband, has not spoken one word of a jealous husband.

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he intirely loves. Now because our inward

pafsions and inclinations can never make themselves vifible, it is impoffible for a jealous man to be thoroughly cured of his suspicions. His thoughts hang at best in a state of doubtfulness and uncertainty; and are never capable of receiving any satisfaction on the advantageous side ; so that his inquiries are more successful when they discover nothing. His pleasure arises from his disappointments, ard his life is spent in pursuit of a secret that destroys his happiness if he chance to find it.

An ardent love is always a strong ingredient in this paflion ; for the fame affection which stirs up the jealous man's desires, and gives the party beloved so beautiful a figure in his imagination, makes him believe the kindles the same passion in others, and appears as amiable to all beholders. And as jealousy thus arises from an extraordinary love, it is of to delicate a nature, that it fcorns to take up with any thing less than an equal return of love. Not the warmeit expressions of affection, the softest and moit tender hypocrisy, are able to give any fatisfaction, where we are not persuaded that the affection is real, and the satisfaction mutual. For the jealous man wishes himself a kind of deity to the person he loves : he would be the only pleasure of her senses, the employment of her thoughts ; and is angry at every thing the admires, or takes delight in, besides bimself

Phædria's request to his mistress upon his leaving her for three days, is inimitably beautiful and natural.

Cum milite isto præfens, abfens ut hes :
Dies noclefque me ames : me defideres:
Me fomnies : me expelles: de me cogites :
Me speres : me te oblectes : 'mecum tota fis :
Meus fac fos puftremò animus, quando ego sum tuus.

TER. Eun. A&t. 1. Sc. 2. When you are in company with that soldier, behave if

you were absent: but continue to love me by day and by night: want me ; dream of me; expect ine ; think of me; wish for me; delight in me : be wholly with me : in short, be my very soul, as I am yours.'

The jealous man's disease is of fo malignant a nature, that it converts all he takes into its own nourishment.

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