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Spoken by Mrs. Oldfield.
And be deferves the favour at my band,
My belp thus ask'd, I cou'd not chufe but grant it,
When we wou'd raise your mirth, you hardly know
Proteet him then, ye Fair-ones; for the Fair Of all conditions are his equal care. He draws a Widow, who, of blameless carriage, True to her jointure, bates a second marriage; And to improve a virtuous wife's delights, Out of one Man contrives two wedding-nightso Nay, to oblige the sex in every state, A nymph of five and forty finds her mate.
Too long has Marriage, in this tasteless age, With ill-bred raillery supply'd the stage ; No little Scribler of wit fo bare, But has his fling at the poor wedded pair. Our Author deals not in conceits so ftale: For fou'd th' examples of his Play prevail, Na man need blush, tho true to marriage-vows, Nor be a jest to be shou'd love bis Spouse. Thus has be done you British conforts right, Whole Husbands, shou'd they pry like mine to night, Wou'd never find you in your conduct flipping, Tho' they turn'd Conjurers to take you tripping.
HE whole Nation is at present very inquisitive after the proceedings in the cause of Goodman Fact, Plaintiff, and Count Tariff, Defendant; as it was tried on the 18th of June, in the
thirteenth year of her Majesty's reign, and in the year of the Lord 1713. Í shall therefore give my countrymen a short and faithful account of that whole inatter. And in order to it, must in the first place premise some particulars relating to the person and character of the faid Plaintiff Goodman Faez.
Goodman FaEt is allowed by every body to be a plain-spoken person, and a man of very few words. Tropes and figures are his Aversion. He