340 THE TATLER.

NUMBER XX.
— Ingenuas didicisse fideliter Artes Emollit Mores.— Ovid.

From Saturd. Mar. 3, to Tuesd. Mar.6, 1710.

From my own Apartment in Channel-Row, March 5.

T Hose inferior Duties of Life which the French call les petites Morales, or the smaller Morals, are with us distinguished by the Name of Good Manners, or Breeding. This I look upon, in the general Notion of it, to be a Sort of artificial good Sense, adapted to the meanest Capacities; and introduced to make Mankind easy in their