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THE

SPECTATOR.

VO L. VIII. and Last.

The TENTH EDITION.

LONDON:

Printed for J. TONSON, at Shakespear's-Head, over-
against Katharine-street in the Strand. 1729.

Lately Publish'd,

THE Mifcellaneous Works, in Verfe and Profe, of the

late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, Efq; in Three Volumes. Confifting of fuch as were never before Printed in 12mo. With fome Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.

N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Specta. tors, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on feveral Parts of Italy, compleat Mr. Addifon's Works in Twelves.

ΤΟ

William Honeycomb, Efq;

HE Seven former Volumes of the Spectator having been Dedicated to fome of the most celebrated Per

fons of the Age, I take leave to Infcribe this Eighth and Last to You, as to a Gentleman who hath ever been ambitious of appearing in the best Company.

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You are now wholly retired from the bufie Part of Mankind, and at leifure to reflect upon your paft Atchievements; for which reason, I look upon You as a Person very well qualified for a Dedication.

I may poffibly disappoint my Readers, and your felf too, if I do not endeavour on this occafion to make the World acquainted with your Virtues. And here, Sir, I hall not compliment You upon your Birth, Perfon, or Fortune; nor any other the like Perfections, which You poffefs whether You will or no: But fhall only touch upon those, which are of your own acquiring, and in which every one muft allow You have a real Merit.

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Your janty Air and eafy Motion, the Volubility of your Dif courfe, the Suddennefs of your Laugh, the Management of your Snuff-Box, with the Whiteness of your Hands and Teeth (which have justly gained You the Envy of the most polite part of the Male World, and the Love of the greateft Beauties in the Female) are intirely to be ascribed to your own perfonal Genius and Application.

You are formed for these Accomplishments by a happy Turn of Nature, and have finished your self in them by the utmost Improvements of Art. A Man that is defective in either of thefe Qualifications (whatever may be the

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