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SPECTATOR.
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By Mrs. ELIZA HAYWOOD.

The SEVENTH EDITION.

In FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME III.

LONDON:

Printed for H. GARDNER, oppofite St. Clement's
Church, in the Strand.

M. DCC.LXXI.

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There is a luft in man no charm can tame,
Of loudly publishing his neighbour's shame:
On eagles wings immortal fcandals Ay,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.
HARV. JUV.

OTHING more plainly fhews a weak and degenerate mind, than Ntaking a delight in whispering about. every idle ftory we are told to the

#prejudice of our neighbours. This is a fault charged more generally on our fex than the other; and I am forry to fay, with but too much juftice, Some will have it, that this unlucky propenfity in us proceeds from a greater fhare of envy and malice in our natures; others, lefs fevere, afcribe it merely to a want of fomething elfe wherewith to employ ourfelves. This latter is certainly the most true, becaufe we often find women, who in no other refpect can be accused of ill-nature, yet take a prodigious pleafure in reporting every little fcandal they hear, even though it VOL. III.

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