chapter  37
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'A Spy Upon the Spectator', 1711

There may be some more than ordinary Reasons to look narrowly into the 'Spectator's' Designs and Management. The Tyranny that he pretends to exert over the Sense and Reason of his Countrymen; and the small Stock of Discretion with which he lays his Daily Burthen of Speculations upon them, makes it necessary to stop him in the beginning t and let him know, that the Foundations of his Power are only imaginary, and his Notions are of the same Natu~et as the Clouds and Mist that he pretends to cast over his Actions.