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Sicribimus indoSi^ daQi^ut, Hor; 

O Grnb-ftreec ! bwo do I himtan thtt^ 
tVhofi graetlijs Cbildrtn /corn to own tbit I 
Tbo*, by tbiir idiom and grimaciy 
Tbey foon betray tbiir native place, 
Tet thou baft greater eaufe to be 
AJbam^d of tbem^ tban tbey of tbee. Swift. 


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To Sir Francis Child,. I^nt. Alder- 
man of the City of Lcmdoiu 

\ H E fame Motives which inducea 
lis to prefix, to the Firft Volume 
of iSit{k Memoirs^ the name of 

^^ yoifr worthy^ Pl-edieceffor in that 

nonourable Office which You not loi^ 
fince adorned, detdrmihed us likowife in the 
choice of a Patron for this S^ond Volume. 
The fame fteady fcdridiitl g^es you the fame 
juft claim to that fine expreffive Title, con- 
ferred by Horace upi^ his noble Friend, 
Conful non unias anni i and to the fame re- 
fj)c6t from us now, wh%h the enfigns of 
Magiftrafcy drew on yew, when bur Brother 
Maevius pay*d you his compliments on the 
day of your Inauguration. 

As Generofity, Sir, gives a double luftre 
to all the virtues of the Rich ; fo the abfcnce 
of it leaves them under very great obfcuri- 
ty. But Authors are apt to make inferen- 
tes too general from their own particular 
cafe •, and falfely to imaging a total eclipfc 
bf that fplendor, when they themfclves arc 
hot die proper objefts on which it ought to 
ihine. This error we (hall carefiilly avoid ; 
and no difappointmcnt of our expeftations 
fliall ever pirovokc us to detract from the 


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many virtueSi which in our opinion you pof- 
fefs. Which c^imon, however, ive hope 
to fee Gonfirmdil by the moft fenfible argu- 
ment t that we may ht able, from our ownl 
experience^ to contradift the common Re- 
flexion upon Gentlemen of your principles^ 
as being too deficient in that kind of Gene- 
rofity^ whidj is mofl: grateful to all Dedi- 
catOiTS ; arfa confequendy will be fo to, 

Sir^ Your irioft obedient, 

luid hunible fervant^ 


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IH^66. TmjRSDAY, April %y 1751. 

\ ^Tp H E firft piece is a continuation of tiic Ironical 
* .X Criticifm upon Harlequin Horace^ or ne Art of 
V modern poetry. 

To Mrs, M. H. 

WHEN iirlt. Mar ill a> on thy charms I gazM, 
From thofe bright eyes what rays of glory blaz*d1 
Lightning, 'tis faid (lb fubtilc is the fire) 
Will melt the fword, and leave the fhcaih entire. 
Such was my fate*- ■ I view'd me all aroimd ; 
"No fear dirciSlcd to th' internal wound. 
Hurt fure I was : I felt tjie tingling fmart 
Through paths unfeen invade my melting heart. 
On that the lightning of thine eyes did play, 
Till by their beams 'twas quite diffQlY'd away. 
Vol. IL - B NEWS 


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Tuesday, Jf. 6. Whereas William Egeiton, troop- 
er in his grace the Duke of Argylc's regiment of 
horfc, hired a horfc of Aaron WoUer, viftu^Uer, im . 
Chipping- Wy comb, on Dec. 8. to return in twenty one 
days, but hath not kept his word : whoever will bring 
the 4id horjfe fliall have.oqc gui^iea rew^ii^, '&c. Cou- 

RANT. TJbo^ ovf^ mewibe%s fometimes hire borfej, and 

are unfortunately hindered from keeping their time, and 
their word ^ j^/ / r^yw th^nk^ th4t this is William E- 
gerton, Efq; Juthor of Faithful Memoirs of the Life 
of Mrs. OWficW. 

^e hear itat thc^Ocatory-fubjeft tp morrow even* 
ing will be, &c. After which will be N^' II. of the 
Ninnies Hiftory, or Lawtpn I^ttec'd on the back, and 
fprinkled ; in anfwer to his Scribble fcrabbles againft 
Mr. Orator. Baili- Pe«T.T— ^his advtrtifing Ora- 
tor, /W A bpokrfcUffr hif^feJf ftemi not. to under fi and 
even the out- fide of books : for fprinklijig of the leaves 
§r, ewer always precedes lettering on the back. However 
it is excufeabU^ fince his books, or rather parophkts, 
are^getierally uiibouo<^ but always unlettered. M/ 

From tie? s,GA9VS in Gjiy^-sTEEBT, Wedn.Ap. 7. 

The fpetch of a nurfe to ,an Aldcrqian's child, toia/0 

fhe to as undr effing it } taken dawn in toriteingfrie$. 

her own mcutb* 

Child cries^ nurfe lings, Luify baby bunting. 

Father* s gone a hunting,-^ 

Dids'em, dids *cm vex my chil4^ what doea i^% 
child cry for ? did 'em take my chil|d*3 hobby horJfc ? 
Ci de olcfling on it, 'chall have it den again, and ride 
abroad with its nown pappa; Go, naughty dad- 
dy, go : what ride abroad^ and not take its nown child 
with it ? We'll tcl) mamma. — ; It (hail be^ a Lord- 
mayor itfelf fome time or other, and ride in its nown 
coach ; ay that it Ihall, and its old nurfe fhall ride with 
it \Child cries louder^ Hufh-a-den! Huih-a-den ! 
Won't it DC a Lord mayor ? It (han't be a Lord. mayor; 
it ih^ii be any thing fo it won't cry fo. Hu(h-a-deri, • 


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did I fay it (hould be a Lord mayor, and front mine 
nown child ? It fhan't be a Lord-mayor, it ihaH be a 
jitdge, or a bifhop : for I'm fore my child woa'd ma(ke 
as good a judge or biihop as any judge 'or bifhop what- 
ever. Dod a bleft it, 'th qtrictcr now i ay, af, 

it fhall be a bifhop, and old narfe will make it fo. Hafh. 
a-dcn : what if an old woman (hould make it fo I 
\Nurfe having ftripped it* it tries huder than before.^ 
Well, Lord ha* mercy on me, who'd* be a nurfe ? Oh, 
thee'rt a tirefome brat ; what never leave crying ? — • 
Well, I won't hofF it no more, come den pifs in the 
fire like a man. 

This nurfe is thought to have been formerly the 
wife of a butcher in New-port market, and to have 
frequented the Oratory ^ where fhc imbibed thcfc fen- 
timcnts concerning judges and bijhops^ and improved 
her natural drain of eloquence. 

Jacob Gincle, Efq; informed the Society, that he 
hid received a Letter from f Mr. Mac Ewen, to let 
him kno\v that he had got fo much by the Oratory 
hooks, which he had fold (to ufc the Author's own 
words) for more or irfs thnn the warth, according as 
he cou'd agree \ that he had thought fit to leave hri 
Ihop. But iho' the run of them was now over, and 
there was no demand for broken proje ; yet if Mr. Gitn 
CLE would undertake to put them into whole verfes 
a*ter the manner in which he had varied - the Orator's 
laft advert tfement, he would venture upon a new im* 
preflion, and pay him handfomely for his pains. 

We are' glad to hear, that in the controverfy between 

thofc two eminent b<wk-fellers, Lawton GiLtiVEn 

B 2 and 

t There went about at K;iiinca» payed down he had 

this time a current ftory, as given him a difcharge for the 

coming from this pcrlbn's whole fum. Whether this 

own mouth, 'oiz. That he were Co or not, it is however 

had agreed with Mr. Orator certain, that he publifhcd 

for fouricore of his LeBtiihs, oni) two or three of thcfc 

at a ^inca each, to be pay- LeBttres $ that they did not 

ed at the time of publlca- fell ^ and that he broke fixxi 

tieft i ti^ that fv^i chreeicGrc after. 

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and John Silly-cur, the former (a perfon of un- 
common affurance, who has always (hewed a particular 
enmity againft our Society) has at laft met with his 
match. And we have joft now received the agreeable 
news, that he was this verv evening, feveral times re- 
baptized, by the other, who gave him his own name. 
But as he did it only with the ceremony of fprinkling^ 
vvhich is but modern in comparifon of the more anci- 
ent one of dipping ; we hope he will with greater fo- 
lemnity perform this opon him at Fleet- ditch, and Up 
him as much over head and ears, as we are informed 
he has been dipped himfclf. M. 

N^ 67. Thursday, April 15. 

TH E firft page contains An exa^ and curious di- 
fcription of Edenborougb, written in the true 
northern dialcdl : thefecond, An account of a print in- 
titled, 7bi ngw grand triumphal arcb, or Tbi Stagers 

From tbe^EGhSvs r/r Grub-street, Wedn,^Ap. 14. 
When the advertifement from the Oratory printed m 
Fog^s laft Journal was read, which concludes with thefe 
words, Mr. HctHcy^s furtber defence againft his detract - 
ers will be poflponed till wednefday . in Eafter-week, 
when the Town may^ God loilling^ depend onfometbing 

very particular, efpe daily as to Dr, M ^V definition of 

a plant. The Oratory books are 10 s. — Mr. Prcfidcnt 
lay*d, that he took the perfon hinted at under the name 
of Dr. M — to be one who had publifhed a LeSlure of 
Botany ^ about two years ago ; in which he had fcanda- 
loufly abufed feveral members of our Society, in his al- 
legorical definitions. That of a Plant in particular he 
always took to be levell'd at the charadler of Mr. Orator ; 
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refolvcd to vindicate hiihfelf againftfovilcan abufe. By 
8*finmg a P/anl to be ah o'rgiikicai Hd% continued fhe' 
Prcfidcnt, he would infinuate, no doubt, that Mr. Ora-' 
tor is a mere machine, a^uated only by a mechanical 
motion,' as a watch or a clock is by brazen wheeb : this 
is put paft all doubt by his adding, that it is deftitutt of 
fr^ and fpontamous motion. Wheft he ftfys it h^s t 
. power of drawing nourijhment, he alludes to the profits 
which Mr. OritOr 6ncc St^ ftofri the noveltt and 
oddnefs of his undertaking. Bat had he ftayM 'tiil this 
linie, before he publifhed that virulent pamphlet^ he 
would have had no occafion^for that envious piece of 
detradion, poor Mr. Orator being now fallen into a 
moft dangerous Atrophy, Bat what is moil evidently Ift- 
velkd againft Mr. Orator Is the cofidufion of this defi- 
nition, that it hastf power of propagating it f elf h'^ feed. 
Here, his character is evidently drawn, it being gene-* 
rally thought, that hb abilities this way have been very 
greats and that, by his gr^t talents of Elocution and 
AStion, he hasfrcquentlyykt^^/ the proper y2f/i of tn 
Orator in private Gardens, long before he opened ha* 
public Nurfery in LincohiVInn Fields, 

In imitation ^/^ Martial, Lib. III. Epig. 9, 
*Gainft me to prate or print is H - — fay'd ? 
He neither does, who^s neither hiard, nor read. 

On the curious Sermon at the Oratory, concerning The 
unknown God, onfundaj March 24. 
When from gilt tub, fublime, in mafquerade, 
TuLLY reviv'd The unknown God di{phy*d ; 
Clare butchers, mixM with faints of Drury-Ianc, 
Allonifh'd heard the learned, lofty flrain: 
Which, like the theme, th' Athenian God unknown 
Sull left 5 but manifcftcd plain his own. M. 

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N^ 68. Thursday, j4pril ii. 

Ob f ape tnt^ Frwidena^ from vice refirPd, 
nat worfi of ills ^ a fpeculativs mind ! 

Harte's Effay on Satirc- 

1N our Journal N<> 58. of Feb. 11. we gave an a- 
bridgement of a carious pamphlet, intitled, ATrea- 
tife upou the modes ^ or a Farewell to French kicks ^ printed 
in I7i5» The publication of which was very feafona- 
able, and had, no doubt, a great influence upon the 
minds of the difcerning few, into whofe hands it went, 
giving them a perfed averfion to French modes in ^refs, 
religion, and policy ; to which, in the preceding reign, ' 
the generality of the people had fiiewn too great a 
fondnefs. And as the publication of the wbole at firflr, 
was thus inftrumental in fecuring us from Popery and 
the Pretender : fo our re-publication of it in our Abridge 
mentt has been thought to have had fome influence 
towards the concluiion of the late Treaty, without the 
participation of the French^ and to have partly occa- 

lioned a fccond Farewell to French kicks And we 

hope that the difcoverv of the author's profeflion, will 
have another very good cfied, in giving the beau monde 
a more favourable opinion of the gown ; when they are 
informed, that the only perfon who has written a 
^reatife upon modern fa/bions, was a reverend divine, 
who was an eminent example of hij own doftrine 
being as exad in the pra£lical part of drefs, as learned 
in the theory. ■ And as the book is an evident 

proof that the author was a True Briton : fo in the Pre- 
face he has as evidently fliewed himfelf a True Church- 
man i having therein drawn up the Cafe of two cele- 
brated fceptical members of our Society, with all the ^ 
accuracy and elegancy of H lawyer, in the following 


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Ca/i ^Anthont Collins J»i* Richard Ti no al. 

IT was very well faid bjr one to Anthont Col- 
li n$, * Sir, if your legs were cut offi you would 
• write a book againft the ufc of fhocs and ft-ckines* : 
for Anthony Collins is a man of incredible fclf- 
love^ and pronenefs to write ; and full of petulance, 
which fomewhat enlivens his writings, and many 
miftake for wit ; and remarkably incautious, and liable 
in his writings to eotpofe himfelf to his adverfaries. 

Richard Tindal is of a better underftanding than 
Anthony Collins; but as for learning he is not 
equal to him; for, without doubt, Anthony Collins 
has read fome books. This Tindal had once pro- 
feffed the Romilh religion ; but Popery beginning to 
decline in the nation, he changed to be a Protcftant io 
a very good time, before he was obliged to it by abfo- 
lute neccffity. And there being then a great emulation 
between ihc two contending parties, Popifli and Pro- 
•tcftant, he was admitted into the Church of Eng- 
kn<t without any aft of penance, or due tryal of his 

Tindal being thus admitted into the Church of 
England, perfiftcd in a traiterous enmity to her, not- 
withftanding his pretended converiion. And therefore 
conceiving a good opinion of the writings of Antho- 
ny Collins (of which he was no competent judge; he 
often foDicited and importuned Anthony Collins to 
make a book againfl the Church of England ; and to 
engage Anthony Colli ns the more effedually to 
comply with his propofal, he promifed to give him 
great aflillance in compofing the laid book ; as particu- 
larly, that he would himfelf tranfcribc for him, and 
fend him all fuch parages out of rare Englifh books in 
the library of Oxford, as he the faid Anthony Col- 
lins (hould diredl him to find out for him ; and that 
for the fame purpofe he would employ a friend to tran- 
fcribc any Latin or Greek quotations for him. Which 
encouragement was very pleaiing to Anthony Col- 


« The Dodor's true Chrift- may as well call him Ri^ 
m name was Matthew .'^ but cbard, 
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Lixs, X^ni Richard Tindal knew if well) who di- 
fir'd, above any honour in this life, to be mentioned as 
a famous writef in the Holland news-pap?fi. 

Moreover, the faid Richa d Tindal had fiifcd 
upon a maxim to be the foundation of the book, which 
fcem'd in every particular rcfpefl to agree with the 
views of Anthony Collins^ namely, naf there is 
tto Church wbatfoever upon the whole face of the earth , 
hut what is anfwerable in jujiice for the cortltptions and 
whoredoms of the Church of Rome. 

Anthony Collins forefaw no other event from this 
maxim, (neither did he defire any other) than that if 
the book gained credit in the world, it might be a 
means to fettle hi fidelity upon a fure and lading bafis. 

• And next to the fettling of infidelity, it was 

his chief defire, that fome part of the revenue of the 
Church, at lead 500 1. per annum y might be afiigned 
to him, as a reward of his great trouble in aiding and 
alTiding to pull the Church down. 

But this maxim, That all the Churches of the earth 
are anfwerable for the iniquities of the Church ofRome^ 
is a Hock, whofe branches may have different bendings. 
For Richard Tindal had quite another nfe to make 
of this maxim : his bufinefs with it was to reproach 
the Church of England for fcparating from the Church 
of Rome ; and to infinuate, that we who are of any 
communion differing from the Church of Rome, are 
highly guilty of black and damnable herefy- For if all 
churches be equally corrupt, and there be no church 
in the world better and purer than the Church of 
Rome, then why fhould mankind feparate from her I 
and why fhould there be fo many contefts in the world^ 
for the fake of maintaining (ome other church, which 
is not better or purer than the Church of Rome ? 

Thefearethe different views, upon which Antho- 
ny Collins and Richard Tindal proceeded to 
make a * book. But it appears that Anthony Col- 
lins was deluded by Richard Tindal, (and tell- 
clocks niufl ever expedl the fame, when tSiey join in 
confederacy with Jcfuit§ : ) for I cannot tell whether 


* The Rights of the ChriJIian Church ajferted, £sf^* 
Printed in 1709* 

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Anthont Collins has made one convert by his 
book to infidelity ; I believe fcarce one : but the num- 
ber of the profelytes of Richard Tindal is incre- 

This is the Cafe of Anthony Collins ; who, when 
I confider his felf-love, and want of caution, and felf- 
intercftednefs, I compare him to an inn-holder in South- 
wark, who writ under bis fign (but he has been curft 
for it by many an honeft man, who ran by in haile, 
and yet could not forbear to read it) Pray, Sir, walk 
in, and drink a fot ; you'll be time enough where you are 

This is the Cafe of Richard Tindal; who, when 
I refledl updn his fidelity and zeal towards the Church 
of Rome, notwithftanding his pretended converfion, I 
compare him to a farmer's dog, that watched the fofd 
very well for many nights, preferving it from other 
dogs, and foxes, and vermin. But at length there 
came a thief to the place, in queft of fome booty, to 
whom this dog had formerly belonged. It is impoffibfc 
to conceive the joy 6f the cur at the approach of his 
former mailer: he growled with pleafure when he 
fmelt him coming ; he fawn'd on him » he mark'd 
out the beft of the flock, and help'd to catch them, 
biting their legs, and tearing their throats ; fo that it 
is thought that he went away from the thief on pur- 
pofe to do this mifchief. 

But if Richard Tindal be confidered as having 
perverted the good people of the realm, contrary to 
their will and expcdlation, to treafon and popery ; 
lookingupon RiCHARD-TiNDALin that view, I liken 
him to an evil fpirit that fat upon a fiddle-ftring, and 
by the found of it got young maidens with chiid^ who 
afterwards wondered what was the matter. 
. Laflly, But what if we confider both of them as ce- 
mented in confederacy, by the maxim wJiich was the 
foundation of their book ? Why, in that cafe, they are 
like a Qian that writ his epiuph upon a plank, and 
then went and drowned himfelf. This plank was car. 
lied by the fcveral courfes of the wind to many places : 
it was feen upon the coafts of Madagafcar ; at another 
time you might have tead the infaiption at the foot 


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of the Pcnamunder-fort ; at another time this plank 
lay in the froft for about eleven months, fomc twenty 
miles beyond Schetland : but wherever it was blown^ 
or wherever it ftay'd, you were dill told by the epi^ 
^ taph, Here lies Francis B^afon. 

We have Iward no objeflion made to the truth of 
this cafe with refpeft to Mr. Collins, who is now 
dead. But as to Dr, Tindal it is objeded, that it is 
l)ot at all probable, that a Papifl fhould write in de- 
fence of Deifm ; which this gentleman is generally 
iay'd to have done, being the reputed author of a large 
admirable book in 4^<> in titled, Chriftianity as old as the 

Creation^ ^c. But to this it is anfwered, that k 

is above fifteen years ago, that th\sCafe was drawa 

up, and that a perfon who was a Pa pill then, may be a 

Deift now : according to the obfervation or Horace, 

Dum vitant llulti vitia^ in contraria curruni. 

Where it is to be wifhed. for the fake of feme of our 
learred members^ that the poet had put do^i^ inflead 
of Jlulti, the verfc and ftnfe being equally good with 

this alteration. And as to the two extreams of 

Deifm and Popery in particular, a very • eminent au- 
thor, who. was converted by the late Archbifliop of 
Cambray and wrote his Ufi^ gives «s an account 
therein or the arguments which the Archbiftiop ufcd ; 
tvhich tend to (hew, that there is no medium between 
Popery and Deifm. And if fo, it is" not more impro- 
bable, chat the learned DoAor (hould be converted to 
the latter, than the learned Chevalier to the former. 


This is fc^lwed by fome ExtraSls from Mr. Law's 
Cafe of Keafen #r Natural Religion fully flated^ in aa- 
fwer to ChHflfanity as old as the Creation. 

Matter Bavii;*, 

TH E fubjea of the following letter is of public 
concern, and is only a sketch of a more folema 

« The chevalier Ra^faj. 

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anifliadvcrfion ^ be pleafcd to infert it in your Journal 
of next thurfday. A little ferious will make a good 
mixture with your entertaining Letters ; and your com- 
plyance in this particular will oblige many of 3rQur 
readers at this end of the town, where we more fen- 
fibly ftpj the pinch of the Ihoe, which occafions the - 

Ip^cfcBt complaint. 1 have been a pariflj-dcrjt near 

4P years, within the liberties of Weilminftcr, and yovk 
mav imagme, I now kpow what's what, from the 
cumion to the bellfryj but we inferior mcmberi of 
the band mult only fpeak in part, and arc obliged to 
fee, ^s it wtrc through a ^hfs^ darkly. I chooS* Sir, 
to addrefs my fclf to you, becawfe the two groat author* 
with whom I am moft conver&itf^ MeiT. St£rnholo 
aid Hqp8;in5, were true members of your Society, 
and loved the indiiipg tf a goitd m^tUr, I know you fcl- 
dom meddle with political affairs; but I hope you'll 
vouchfafe a mere parochial fobje^ a place in your Pa>- 
tfr. The truth is, the ways of ©ur modern Tcftry- 
msn want to be cleanfed '$ aod when I (hew you tat 
filh, ifyouconfent thereunto, verilv you'll be as ditty 
as they. In the parilh where I (tty^, ^t veftr% it 
compofedof thirty feledt mcnjbcrs* facfides the reftor, 
andtwoveftry juflices of« the peace: by this quorum 
(as we calj them) th^ pariHsi ra(es are af&iTedf and the 
accounts adjuftcd by the two jaJQlice^ I muft likewife 
tell you, ihefe gentlei7>en have the fteadineis not ta 
defert their calling, but keep as conllantly their place 
for life, as the rev. redor ; wheu a member dies, the 
vacancy is fille'd up by the furviving fraternitv. Their 
proccedipgs , are generally in fecret, but I Happened 
not long ago to get a view of the overfeers annual 
colleaion^ andasbecchof au accQunt dated thus by 

1. 8.d. 1. S.d^ 

icccived bv ^ collefting books 5554 3 3 / ^. ,^ . 
Ditto ctlierwile -I 55? I 9$^*'* ^ ^ 

Diiburfed to orphans ^ ■ . 56z i o 7 

Ditto to pcniioners— - 2^29 4 o>5736 8 5 
Ditto to ixtraordij^ary — 2945 3 5 S 

■ U " I '■ " ■ will IIMI M IIB» 

Ballance m _^ 17$ ^^ 7 

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I am not much skilled in arithmetic, tho' pretty well 
acquainted with parifh expences, and the ufual annual 
dbburfements; the DiUo extraordinary, which is near 
one half of the whole colledlion, is (j doubt) not the 
lot of the poor, but rather of the rich. 

I mull confefs, men of honour and fortune are 
often chofen to grace the veftry catalogue ; but the ask- 
ing members arc generally tradef^men, who, you may 
imagine, would hardly negle£l their a^airs at home, to 
devote themfelves gratis to the parochial bufmefs. — - 
I-heard a lawyer fay, that there is no a^ of Parlia- 
ment which diredls a fcle£l fett of vcllry-men, or par- 
ticular veftry juftices. It was origmally thought aa 
office of expence and trouble, and fuch as every pa- 
rilhioner ought to bear in his turn, for the public ier- 
vice. But when men officioufly feek it, and never 
care to quit it, it is natural to fufpe^ they don*t under* 
take it for the fake of the trouble, but for the fake of 
the dividend. So thefe are the gentlemen, who, under 
the title of Ditto ixtraoniinary, part the raiment of 
the poor among them, and yet muft needs be called the 
DofiJ of the»parilh« Were the veftries annuallychan- 
ged, honefter meafurcs might be expeded. The power 
of laying a difcrctionary tax is too great a truft to be 
conftantly fixed in the fame community, accountable * 
in effcfl only to themfelves, or their own two jufti- 
ces ; whofc eyes are apt to be foon fwelled with parifh 
fatncfs, and are rendered incapable of feeing any errors. 
New veftry -men would not fo eafily know how to 
palliate the deceit, nor fo readily agree upon fraudu- 
lent meafurcs, New comers would rather ftrive to 

exceed the old ones in caiing their fellow pariftiioners, 
and better applying the Hated aflciFmcnti. The change, 
would at leaft produce this efic6^, that the faihionable 
fpoil would circulate ; and each man in his turn might 
repay himfclf his fhare in the paft extortions, I hear 
the pbor houfe- keeper often grumble about taxes, taxisi 
when that exceffivenefs of the pariih rates is all he 

feels or knows of the matter. 1 (hall. foon lay be-* 

fore you a clearer ftate of their evil doings, and hope 
at length to brinig to ihamc tke/e workers of iniquity, 


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who have the ccnriideiice to boaft -ftf IfeeiV fcrviccf, 
at the fame time they are picking the popkets of the 
public. I am, 

Jfri/ 1 7, Bear Sir, moft' dfe^Honat^ly yourt , 

1731. OBADtAH Anthem." 

A Defcriptioir^ fi^e faittttonamehtfr^eJtH Weft- 
minfter-aW)ey fo the memory vf fbe fkmus Sir Iiaac 

On a peddlal is placed a farcofhagus {ox ftonc coffin) 
upon the front of which are boys in bdffh-relievo, with 
inftrumencs in their hands, denoting nis feveral difco* 
verics : viz. orte with a prifm, on which principally 
his admirable book of light and colours is founded i 
another with a refleBing tilifcopef whofe^reat advan- 
tages are now fo well known ; anothcrboy is weighing 
the fun and planets with a fteel-fird^ the fun being 
Dear the center on one "fide^ and the pknets -on the o- 
ther, alhidihg to ,a celebrated prOpofition In his ^Prin- 
eipia% another is bufy about a furnace, and two others 
(near kimj are loaded with money> as^nevrJy coined^ 
fiitimathog his office in the Mint, ^^ On the farcofbagus 
his own fgure is placed, in a cumbent poilure^ his 
♦ elbow tdfting on the feveral incomparable bpOks Writtca 
by him ; two t^oys ftand before him with a fcroll, 6n 
which is drawn a remarkable diagr/im relating to the 
folar fjftem rimd over that a tonvergiHg feries^ an Sn- 
Tention -which (hews the utm6ft ftretch bf human lin- 
derftanding. — Behind the farcopbagus is a pyrhmid : 
from the middle of \t^ globe arifes m fhezzo-relievop 
on which fevetal of th*; conftclJations are drawn, in 
order to ftiew the path of the £omet in v68i, Wnofe 
period he has with the greatcft fagatily determined ; 
and alfo the "pofition of the foiftitial mure mentioned 
by HiTPARCHys, by which (in his Cbronolpgy) he 

has £xed the time ot the ArgonaUtic expedition m 

On the globe fits the 'figure of Afironmy weeping, 
Iffrfthafccptrein htrhind (as Queen of the Sciences) 
tttd a ftar overhtr hcid 6n the pyramid. Post-Boy. 
Jpr. 12. 

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Underneath w the following Epitaph. 

H S E 

ISAACUS' NEWTON E^ues auratus^ 
^i, animi vi prope divind, 
Pianetarum motus^ fig^^^h 
Comitarum fimitas^ Oceaniqui aftus^ 
Sua Matbtfi faam prJferente^ 
Primus demonftravit; 
. Radiorutn lucis dij/tmilitudines, 
Colorumqui indt nafcentiurri proprietates^ 
^as nemo antea vtl fujpicatus erat^ perveftigavit. 
Natura^ Antiquitatis^ 5. Scriptur^^ 
Sedulus, fagax^Jidus interpres 
Dei O. M. Majeftatem Pbilofopbia djfgruit^ 
Evangtlii fimplicttaUm moribui exprejjit. 
Sibi grutulentur mortales^ 
Tale tantumque extitijfe 


ExtraSi of a Letter to tbe Autbor of tbe Daily Journal, 

Ap. 23. 
— Sir, I cannot wiihout pity obferve the miftakc 
©f the gentlemen, by whofe permiflion I fee work- 
men wounding the monument of Sir Isa. NeVton, 

with an Epitaph below the (all of his charafter. . 

What an infamy will it be, that foreigners muft con- 
dude, from this latinized imbecilliiy of fentlment; that 
the worth of fo immortal an enlarger of fcience is 
fuppofcd, among his countrey-mcn, fuch a /^<r^/ in 
tbe worlds as to need a catalogue of particulars, for 

^enumerating his difcoveries. 1 hope I fhall be' 

pardoned, that I feem to fpeak wTth indignation ; fince 

'VixtSit^%^ national dijhottour To read infcrip. 

tions below the. dignity of the dead^ compels an infe- 
rence, to the difgrace of the living. ■' y— I prefume 

not to fay what ought to have been written ; but in- 
clofe vou a faint inadow, after what manner I would 
have had it written. . 


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Born I^ied^ 

More than his name, were Icfs.-^'T would fcem to fcar» 
He, who increas'd heaven's //7/«r^, coald want it here* 
Yet—, when (he suns, he ligbtgd up^ ihall lade. 
And all the worlds, he found, are firft decay 'd ; 
Then void and waile, Eternity Ihall lie. 
And TIME, and Newton's n4ime together die. 

Frw«r/i&^ Peg Asusi/r Grub-street, Wedn, Ap, 2I5 

We hear that at the lajf mafyueradi a rotten fregate^ 
ialled the Croohd Dwarfs about three foot and a half 
h length^ Jiored with Trench eombujlibles^ and bearing 
her poop upwards^ toasfeen to chafe the gallanteji fhip 
is the Britifo navy^ except the Royal Sovereign. The 
cmmandtr if this gallant veffel is intreated, for the good 
of the publick^ to keep aloof from the aforefaid Crooked 
Jkoarf for the future, and to beware of the fat round- 
fac'd hoatfwain that fleers her* 

Mr-^ORUKDRUM acquainted the Society, that he 
wasfurprifedanci x:oncerned to £nd, that the article 
from the Pegafus^ about a iock and a built drawn 
«p by hin^, and inferted in our 64th Journal, had 
been n)ifinterpr«tcd to the prejudice of a very emi- 
nent member, the' de/igned for his honour and advan- 
tage. Satap^s game cock, he fay'd, was in his opinion 
an appellation of great dignity; and he had cautiouily 
declined making ufeof that more obvious one of Satan's 
dttffg'hill cock 5 tho'' the largenefs of this ecek'^s comb, 
his flrutting, and crowing upon his own dUng-hill, and 
foith an air of majefty tofftng his dung upon all about 
him, would have j unified the application. Bui iicce 
\A%comh had been cut for crowing unfeafonably about 
the Morning'? oft, he had not only looked, but ailed, 
more like a cock of the game \ and no-body had dared 
ii^^^rnatcb with him, tho' repeated challenges had 
been given. In (hort, if he keep himfelf from Jxing 
hen-pecked , all the woild muft own he ia the'fineft cock 
io England. 

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^Dia}og\itMimeia,a Vcfby-man a«J aJ^toHof of DU 

f^ Fronrour Veflry, I comct Sir, a fevourto crava* 
2^ O f the Sermon I promb'd. — ► Yes, that yoa fhall 

F. No, Sir, withiubawflioa*— You my bufineft miihtke* 
You're defir'd nottorpoeach, eVa for Charity !s faJcc. 
Your audience^ like members without pefi&)n or pay. 
Would Ttmzm independent on all you could fay. 

N^ 6p. Thursday, J^prtl ap, 

Sparred Mdly on^ and dafo^tL tbrou^ tintkand tbiny 
trough fenfe and nonfenfe, never eut^ n^r in, 

Abfalom and Achitophel, lid Pajrt* 

HAVING in our laft ^wr/T/?/ given the puWic 
the- Ca/e of two ilkiftrious ornaments of our So- 
ciety, Mr. Collins and Dr. Tindal, written by a 
learned Divine ; we thought nothmg could inmicdiatcly - 
follow it more properly^ than the Ca/e of another more • 
illuftrious member, the rev. Mr. John Henley. This 
Cafe is intitled, j^ Narrative by Mr. Welstbdb; and. 
is written with {& much elegancy, modefty, and can; 
dour, that it will certainly be very acceptable to oar 
readers in an Abridgment, who may not have had an 
opportunity of feeing it at full length, in the Oratory 
Tran/aMns, N*' I. in which it was publiflied by a 
getrtleman of great impartiality, w4io could not but 
know the troth or falfehood of every particular. 

The rev. Mr. J6hn Henley was born at Mel- 
ton Mowbray in the county of Leicefter, Aug. 3, 
1692. His father, the reverend Mr. Simon Henley . 
is, and his grandfatheft by his mother's fide (Johm. 
DoW£L, M. A.) was, vicar of that parifh. (1) -—The 


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U?6g. of GRUB-STREET, 17J1. 17 

Clergy were tJbeft tnore ftudious and learned in gerier*' 
than has fince been obfervcd. — - His grandfather, hT 
his father's fide, John Henley, M. A. was likewife 
a clergy-man, re&or of Salmonby and Thetford in 
Lincolnfhire. He was educated among the Difleater!!, 
and conformed at the Reiloration. Pag. i, 2. 

Mr. J. Hbnlby was bred up firft in the freefchool 
of Melton, under Mr. Daffy, a diligent and expert 
grammarian : His paffion for learning, his defire of 
czceUing others, and his unwearied attachment to 
ftady, fhewed themfelves in hina very early, >nd have 
been the principles of his life. — - From that fehool he 
was removed to that of Okeham in Rutland, where,. 
UBder Mr. Wright, emirHnifor his tammand of the 
Greek and Hebrew tongues, he ftill improved : There 
he was led by his genius to cultivate the graces of £n« 
gK(h and Latin poetry ; the ISarl of Nottingham oftea 
declared hb approbation of his juvenile performances : 
There never was occafion to make ufe of fcverity, or 
impofe any Uik upon him ; (2) hii maxim and refoith 
' tisft was always to be the £rft of his clais, and captaift 
of the fchooi. He like wife made feveral ezerdfes.ia 
the Hebrew tongue. P. 2, 3. 

He was hence tranflated about the age of 17 to St. 
Jobn*s college in Cambridge ; where, on his examtna* 
tion by Dr. Gow£r, then mafter. Dr. Lambert, 
Dr. EdmunojON, and others, he was partieulariy ap« 

proved. He began here to be uneafy j he (3) 

was impatient, that fyKems of all forts were put into 
his hands, and .that he incurred the danger if lofing 
his intereft, as welt as incurring the fcanda;! of hetero- 
doxy, if (as his genius led him) he freely disputed all 
Proportions, ^c. He was always impatient under thefe 
fetters of the free-born mind, and privately refolv'd 
jme time^ or other ^ to enter his proteft againft any - 
perfon's being bred like a flave, who is born an Englifh* 

jnan. Here he obfervM likewife, that the fpace 

<^ four years was cmplov'd, on the forming of fuch 
^oaJi/ications, as might be mattered to more perfeftioa 

ina fourth part of the time. He paft hisexercifc* 

kre« and his ejmmination for' the degree of Batchelbr 
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of Art»» with tbe particular aj^robation o£ Mr. Field, 
Mf. Smales> and the mailer of the colkge. — — — — 
He likevyife found it a great defea, that ,tho' ha wa» 
brought np^ fir a clergy-fMHi he was not inftrudled to 
preachy or pray^ or read praurs^ ox fpcak; or catechifc, 
or confer, or rcfolvc a cate of confcience, ortmder-* 
fbind thc^ Scriptures, or form any natural and clear 
Idea of the Chriftiaa religion. P. 4- He determin'd 
thtrefimet/m to lay a foundation for removing fuch 
a complaint, that men may be educated for their pro- 
per bufinefs, and not be under the greateft difad- 
vantagca- in that dation, where they ought to be the 
aaoft excellent, P. 5, 

After he had commenced Batchelor of Arts, he was 
Srft ^efir'd by. the Trufteea of the fchoiol in Mckon ta 
affift in, and then to take the diredion of that fchooJ ; 
which he encreas^d and rais'd from a declining to z. 
flourifliing. condition. He eftabliih'd here a pradlice 
of impioving Elocution by the publick fpeakingof pai*- 
fages in the.Clafficki, morning and' afternoqu* a« wellaa 
Orations, &c. ■ Here he was invited by a letter 

from the rcy. Mr. New come, to be ar candidate for 
a fellowfhip in St. John's ; but as he had long beea 
abfent^ and therefore leiTen'd his perfonal infcrell, he 
dcdiii'd appearing for it. Here likewife he began his 
Vfliverjal Qrammar^ and finifh'<l ten languages, with- 
Diflerutions prefixM, as the moll' ready introduflion 
to any tongue whatever. Ibid. 

(4/) In the beginning of this interval he wrote hit 
Poem on Esther, which was approv'd by the Town, 
and w^ receiv'd ; On the occafion of his Grammar Sy 
Dr. Hutchinson wrote him the following Letter; 
iaii thefe being on the fubje^ of his Writings, it can 
neither be an offence, nor an injury to publifht them.) 
P. 7. . 

He w^s ordain'd a deacon by Dr. Wake, then 
biihop of Lincoln ; and after having uken his degree 
of Matter of Arts, was admitted, to prieft's orders by 
Dr. G »80N his fueceffor in that fee: (5) The eicamina^. 
tion for orders wa» very fhort and fupcriicial, and 
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h confirm, to the CbriftUn rtUgjon, in order to the 
deaconihip or the priefthood i but to, fubfcribe (whether 
you haye (ludy*d the matter, or believe it, or no) to 
the fyftem of the Church. P. lOj 11. 

(6) Hcform'd an early refolution to. improve himfelf 
in all the advantage^ of books and converfation the moft 
effectually, on the fir ft opportunity^, at London, But 
he laid the bails of future proficiencv in afSfling at i)\Q 
curacy of his native, town > where he preached many- 
Qfcafional fermons, particularly, one at the AilJzes at 
Leicefter : He then gave a voluntary warning, for the 
choiceof a new mafter and curate, and came to Town 
recommended by above 30 letter^ from the moft ccm- 
fideiable men in: the country, bpth of the clergy and 
laity^ but againft the inclination of his neighbours, and 
bis fcbMlt which waj now a5 from his firft' emrance 
upon it, ftill advancing: and. his method being efta- 
bliihM and. approved, <Mie of his own fcholars was 
appointed to fucceed him. P. 11, 12. 

In Town, he pubHlh'd.fftvejal Pieces, at a Tranfla- 
tion of Pliny's EpifiUsy of feveAl Works of Abbe' 
Vertot, of lAoHTFMjcoiiCs It a Han Travels in Folio, 
and man^ other Lucubrations : His moft generous pa- 
tron was the Earl of Majcclesfielp, who gave him 
a benefice in the country, thor value of which to a re-^ 
fident would have been above 80 1. a year ; he had 
likewife a lecture in the city ; and fnafVd more Cha* 
rityfermons about Town, was more numtroujl^. followed^ 
and raifed more for the poor children, tban any other 
preacher, however dignify*d or diftinguifli'd : This ' 
popularity, with, his entexpriwng fpirir, and introdu- 
cing regular aftion into the pulpit, were the true caufes, 
why fonae obftruflfced his riling in I'own, from envy, 
jeakmfy, and a. difrelifh of thofc who are not qualify'd 
to be com pleat fpanicls. P. 1 2. For there was no ob- 
jedioato his being tofsM into a country-benefice by 
the way of the fea, as far as Galilee of tbe Gentiles ; 
(like a pendulum fwingbg one way as far as the other ) 
Two prefent Convocation-men, Mr. Ellis and Mr. 
Barnard, whh Dr. PEARCEvicarof S. Martin's, flgn'd 
his credentials. He was cmploy'd as an afliftant preach- 
er by Dr« Burscoughi now a bifliop^ by many who are 


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of the firll rank in the Church, and the late celebrated 
Lord MoLBswoRTH prefentcd him with afcarf, as his 
chaplain. (7) But when he prefsM his defire^ andfromife 
from a great man of being fi^di in Town, it pafs*d 
in the negative. He took the people too much from 
thrir parilh-churches ; and as he was net fo proper for 
a London Divine (in the fpeech, not the fentimcnts of 
one who had engaged to place him there) he was very , 
welcome, notwithftanding all difficulties, to be a rural 
paftor. — Btttit was not for a fecond ruftication, that he 
left (,S) the fields and the fwains of Arcadia to vifit the 
great city : and at he knew it was as lawful to take a 
Licence from the King and Parliament, /it Hich^s Ha//, 
415 at DoS^f^s Commons (fince the miniHerial powers 
of this kingdom are and ought to be parliamentary 
^nly) he freely, without compulfion, or being defir'd, 
or capable of being compelHd to refide in the coun- 
try, gave up his benefice and ledlure, certainties for 
an uncertainty, 'believing the publick would be a more 
hofpitable prote£^or of learning and fciencc, than fomc 
of the upper world in his own order. P. 1 3, 14. 

That he (hould have the ajfurance to frame a Plan, 
which no mortal ever thought of % that he ihould fin- 
gly execute what would fprain n dozen of modern 
DoBors of 'the trihe of IJJliuhar ; that he fliould hav« 
fuccefs againil all oppofition ; challenge his adverfaries 
10 fair di(putations, without any offering to diffute with 
him ; write, read and iludy twelve hours a day, and 
yet appear as untouchVl by the yoke, as if he never 
wore it j (9) compofe three piifertations each week, 
on all fubje^s, however uncommonj treated in all lights 
. and manners by himfelf, without afliftance, as feme 
woU'd detraA from him; teach in one year y what 
fchoolsand univerfities teach in five\ otfcr to leara 
to (peak and to read^ not be terrify 'd by ca- 
bals, or menaces, or infults, or the grave nonfenfc 
of one; or the frothy fatyr of another; that he 
ihould ftill proceed and mature this bold fcheme, 

.and put the Ch and all that^ in danger ; — This 

jnan muft be a a a a-*— &c. P. 1 5. 

(lo) The gaieties of youth and conver/ation are often 
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and;; esp«i4e»c0^s (i i ) St» Ath^ntikis, St Auguftin, St- 
Ambroie^ Euft#t Was, Luther, Calvis, n\inibcvs of gmc 
bifbopit aj«l weighty men hayc bcea chaigM with 
them, (12) but fkt Jiffs -of the elder Clergy would fiU 
more voljuxn^ than. thofcof theyeunger, or than their 
own good Works ; and ecclefiaftkal gallantry would b^ 
perhaps, the moft copioiu topic of ecclefiaftical hiftory* 
— (13) Mr. Henley has given in his youth more di- 
monftrationiXo the publick of his induftry and dcfirc to 
improve himfelf and thc; world, (in proportion to hk 
years and oppprtuniticsj than alt bis antagonifis puit 
together P. 16. . 

His, difcourfes are dear, fallf a^d divcrfify'd accord^ 
ing to his fubjcifl. His. Academical and Theological Lee,- 
tures arc a rigorous enquiry into the troth of th^ 
queftion propQs^d,, to inform and convince ; his Ser- 
mons and Orations ate morf rhitorical and .ferfuafivei 
his fpe^^fciM isf ^^/•///?tfr to bimfeff^ and natural. ?• 17 • 
■ He improves daily in all acquirements of an 

univerMrch.oUr. P. iS. -r-- — What ^w /swJa En/t 
gland profeffes. to have the fpirit of cncpuraging litQr 
rature, h\iX tbU gevtlerrmft^ i^,the.•ur^^oft' extent of ra- 
tional liberty? (14) And what greater crime is it to 
contribute^ foipc?liili€H*^*Piwt^ t^. pwtiaudflaerifeof 
BpgliflMDen* tlucR millions oihcrwtfe/ P- Jft* 

(15) lean vouch /or the -autheuticknefs.ol. any p?urtii 
cnlar in this Narratm ; and a?.! have here reprcfented 
fd^s only, anxiwhat fome^have requir'dj ^®' apology 
is nceeiCiry, n<uhing is ovetfiraif^d . in fayouj; of thcr 
perfon, or the undertaking, tho' nvmy things, h^yc 
biecn overflrain'd to their p;-cju4icOf P'. 20. 

A. Wewt£de* 

P. S * Mr. Hemleit anfwers this cavil 

* [that he borrows from boob] by pwpoling, that i£ 

* anypcifon will fingle out any celebrated Difcourfe of 

* an approved writer, dead, or livii^ and will point 

* out what hfr thinks excellent in it, and the reafons, 
' he will fubmit it to the world, whether the moft. 

* fam'd compoiitions may not be furpaiiM in thek own* 
' ercellency, (i6> either on that, or any different fub:^ 

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JChc Author of the Dunciad, an inveterate ^nemj of 
Xr whole Societs, basfet this eminent member in ano- 
ther light, in the following Ferjes v which will no^ doubt 
raife ajuft indignation in the reader. 

But, where each Science lifts its modern type, 
Hiftory her pot. Divinity his pipe. 
While proud Philofophy repines to fhow, 
Difhoneft fight f his breeches rent below ; 
Imbrown'd with native bronze, lo Henley' (lands, 
Tuning his voice, and balancing his hands. 
Hew fluent nonfenfe trickles from his tongue ! 
How fwcet the periods, neither faid, nor fang! 
Still break the benches, Henley ! with thy drain. 
While Kcnnet, Hare, and Gib on preach in vain/ 
O great reftorer of the good old ftage. 
Preacher at once, and Zany of thy agel 
O worthy thou of .^gypt*s wife abodes, 
A decent prieftj where monkeytwere the Gods f 
But Fate with butchers plac'd thy pricftly ftall. 
Meek modem faith to murder, hack, and mawl : 
And bade thee live to crown Britannia^s praife. 
In Toland's, TindaPs, and in Woolfton's days. 

The Annotator ad^ a virulent note, in which among 
other things he fays, That Mr. H* • having forfome years 

* been a wuker for book-fellers, he h^d an ambition 
^ to be fo for minifters of flate ; and offer'd the fervice 

* of his pen, in one morning, to two great men of 

* opinions and interells direftly oppofite ; by both of 

* whom being rcjefted, he fet up a new projc6V, and 

* fUled himfelf the Reflorer of ancient Eloquence. Af- 

* ler having flood foroe profecutions, he tum'd his 

* rhetorick to buffoonry upon all publick and private 

* occurrences. All this pafTed' in the fame room ; 

* where fometimes he broke jefta, and fometimes that 

* bread, which he ca^'d the Primitive Eucharift. . 

* Tbis Wonderful perfon ftruck medals, which he dif- 

* perfed as tickets to his fubfcribers : the device, a ftar 

* fifing to the meridian, with this motto. Ad fumma ; 

* and below, Inveniam viam aut faciam^ Dunciad, 
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This is followed by PrediBhns for the month of May ^ 
Ij Wia-LiAW BicKERSTAFF, Efq, and by a Litttr 
figncd Bakkrupt, cxpofmg the villtinici of Bailiffs, &c. 

The following Letter^ tho' firft publiftied in our 77th 
Jotimaly wat thought proper to be inferted here : in 
perofing which the reader is deitred to look back to the 
ignres in the Narratsvg, which point out the worda 
referred to, to avoid repetition. 


TH O' I had often fcen the words, Mr. Henley, 
Mr- Orator, and Oratory in the Ncws-pa- 
pcn, yet I had never read any thing pubnfhed by that 
gentleman, except Advcrtifements and Puffs, 'till I faw 
ia your 69th Journal, an Abridgment of a N^rratwe^ 
faid to be written by one Mr. Welstede. I fufped- 
ed, that you had not aded very fairly in that Abridge 
ment; imagining that no man could have affurance c- 
Bough tO'publiih fuch ftuff concerning himfelf. Upon 
this, I had a curiofity to look into Oratory TranfaElions^ 
N^ I. which having procured and read, I was amazed 
to find, that my fufpicion was ill grounded ; and to fee 
fo ridiculous a Narrative u(hcred into the world, by a 
Preface figned j. Henley: in which, tho' confiding 
of not two full pages, there arc three or four inftances 
of very bad fenfe, or very bad language. This provoked 
me to fend you the few following Obfervations upon 
this Preface and Narrative* 
In the former Mr. H. fays, * The Narrative was 

• compil'd by the perfon whofe name it bears 5 that 

• what is true in it demands no excufe : that if any 

* Remai-k of the writer appears favourable to myfelf, and 

* be judg*d apocryphal, it may, however, weigh m 

* thcoppofitc fcaleto fome things bfs. obligingly faid 
< of me : falfe praife being as pardonable as falfe re. 

• preach.' falfe praife is indeed as pardonable as 

falfe reproach : but neither is fo, unlcfe the falfhood be 
acknowledged and retraced. If there be only a feem- 
ing acknowledgment of the faljhood, as in the place 
before us, and an attempt be made to put it upon the 
worlds this is s^n aggravation which admits of noex- 


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cmfe. Aod tkerefore Hiat p^ribn ck>es aot $11 the leaft 
dcfcTvc to be Tiflened to, who kys^^t^trzl fa ffe things 
have been publiflied ftgsrififl me, and dienefore I ^1^ 
puolifti fevcral falfe things in my own vindication, 
which, I think, 'may, bavrettr, iceigb in the 9fp(ffite 
ftale, * 

< It is not only my perfnafion, but that of onul- 

* titudes, farinore penetrating than ni^felf, ^tgrofs 

* errors, impoftures and faults have kmgipreviiird in 

* the rcceivM Inftitutions and cftablifhments of know- 
« ledge and religion.' Here is an excellent Antklimax, 
grofs errors, HmfafiwrA^^ and (in thelaft pJate, aswrirft 
of all) faults, -1 * NttOibefi of that opimon #c- 

< quire me to difchacge fny part towards aiTertbg (he 

* joftnefs of both, \hnwsUige and r4lighn\ poidtiog 

< out «ich dedenlion from them, «nd faifing theav to 

* their natural perfe6l ion.' In this mftance ofOraCori- 
al perfpicuity, one is at firft apt toim^jgine, xhtifotnt' 
ing-out relates to ntm^ers \ till the cenckfion of the 
fentence fliews, that it miift neceiTarily relate to tot»ards, 
towards aff9rting% fainting eut^ and ratfivg : but We arc 
ilil] left in the dark as to what is afteant by the viatu- 
t al perfeHion of knowledge ^and religion, m*-^ — But it is 
not to be wondiered, that Mr. H. has difth^-ged bis 
fart towards, *&c. in^thisobfcurc mariner, fiiice thefc 
mmiers required Khis of him in inch 'obfoure terms, 
that probably he 4id not kntiw wbat they /required* 
tJpon which ^ccaunt,- he^Jlighi juftly have dectifled un- 
dertaking this affair s as upon another he certttf&ly ought 
ta have 'declJwed it. -For if thc^ nutnhrs-v/hoPfq$f^ed 
this of him, were* part of Mitlfitudn far mre -^ptne* 
t rating than bimfe If, as he 'fays they were; it -war^nc- 
f eaibnable in them to- repiin^ -and imprudent^ if ikot 
impudent, in him, €0 lUKkrtake it. 

* If any errors of Orthogtitphy apq»ear in my^ Adfver- 
' tiferaents, <they^are«cceaiH;]»ble at'the [prefs.^: The ^ 
fbrmer^rt of ^thb - &drt i^iKeacdeims ~t6 ' beiton- j 
^nfical^ and the^latter 6khier>fo« «r at £eaft-iiery< 6b* | 
fcure. There are ^tfrors in^reipedl of Otth^ffmfbj 
ao doubt ; but thete >cafi ^be ^ nwie -of ^tbtigmpify, 
{jwhkfc-is idle fight Wajr rf fpelliig] ;r and *>to*i«ytiicte 
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the irrm, Xo fay they an att^unubh at the fr^fsy it 
nonfenfe ; and if by tbey the printers are intended, the 
ezpreilion is very obfcure, and (hould have been tb^y 
at the p'^efs an accountabfe for them. 

I Qoiv pafs to the Narrativi, in the fecond page of 
which it is fayed, fi) * The CVrgy were then more 
' fludious and learned in geaeral than bos fince beeii 

* obferv'd.' To what does thi« tben refcrr ? And whea 
were the Clergy more ftuims and learned f He men- 
tions no particular time before, but iravcs qs to gucft 
that it was in the time of Mr. Dowel. But to t^ke 
this fentcncc hterally. How can it be true, that tb$ 
Clergy were thbv mvre ftudioui and learned tban bat 
aiNCB been ohjerved ? Has not the ingenious Mr. Wbl- 

STBDE ot/erved tins fince? -Butitwiii be iay'd, no 

doubt, that the meaning is, that tbe Clergy loera thbv 
mori fiudious and learned^ than they have bfen ob/ervtd 
to be fince. But by what Figure of Rhetoric it the 
other fen ten ce put for this ? 

(z) ^ His maxim and refoUition was always to Be 

* uie firft of his cla^ and capuun of the fchooh* This 
was a proper refolution^ but a vtry odd maxim, 

(3) ' He was impatient, ...... that he iDcurr'd 

* the danger of lofing his intereft, as well as incurring 
' the fcandal of heterodoxy and ill principles, if» iccC 
This is verv rhetorical, be incurred tbe danger of , , . . 
incurring tot fcandaly &c. 

(4) • In the beginning of thb interval, 4c' What 
interval this was, I cannot difcover : tint' intarval 
which immediately precedes bebg Mr. Bakbr's Letter. 
And I am as much at a lofs to know, to what the fal- 
lowing words all tbefe referr, iinceDnly Mr. Bacchus 
L////r goes before^ and Dr. HuTqHiNsoN*s comes im* 
jnediatelv after. 

(5) * The examination for orders, ifc' Thepub- 
fifliing of fuch a falfe and villainous aflertion, con- 
demning the whole conftitution of the Church of 
Engkind as being uncbriftiap, is a moft amazing piece 
of impudence. 

(6) The fumm of all the pompons account from 
the be^ning of this paragraph to the middle of ihe 
next page, is this ; That this learned Mool-mafter and 

Voj.. II. D Curatt 

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Curaieaxat to'Londoo m a prderment-huiiCer; whei>e 
ht caagbt ft fmall Livitfi in the country 9/ 80 /. m yar^ 
and a LeBure ui the-city. Bat not being tbk, after fome 
years following die fctnt, and beating the bofh, to get 
anjr thinff more, Ke deteifnines to pat in pradice a nf^ 
/ft<f/Vff he had /«rffir^iwhilft an undergraduate. For he bait* 
then privateh ujoheifome time or other \\i\ cafe he conld 

fet no confiderable preferment in the Church] to enecr 
is froteft ag^inft the Jlavery of education. Accord- 
ingly he lets up his Oratorit; believing that be 
Ihoold get more by it, and thnt the fnbliek would ke 
more hof^itMe froteBor of lenrning and fiience^ than 
fome of the upper world in kis' own order. Who are 
here defigned, whether Biihopt or weahhy Priefts, is 
not eafr to determine: for the latter, tho* in bis 
0wn orJer^ couM not properly be laid to be ^ the up-' 
per world I and the former, tho* certainly of the up" 
per world fjtt were not in bis own order* 

(7) * But when be prcfc'd his dcfire, and promife 
•* from a gicat man, &c/ His own defire^ and pro^- 
mife from* Admirable elegance aid perfpiculty f 

(Sj *' The fields and the fwains of Arcadia.* Here 
it ibmewhat omitted, which being inferted, the daafe 
will run much better, the fidds^ the fwains^ and this 
nymphs of Arcudiu* 

(Q)* Compoie three Diflertations each week ... by 

* hmiielf, without aififtance, as fome would detract 

* from him.' Thefe were very odd detraaors^ who 
fay*d, that he eompofedy Sec. by bimfe/f, without ajjifi- 
snee : one would rather iniagme, that they had fay'd, 
he did theie great things with ufflfianee^ and not by 

(10) « The gaietirt of youth, &c.' What are thefe 
gaieties of youths do they comprehend adultery aa 
well as fornication, &c. ? 

(11) ' St. Athanafius, &c.* Were the great men 
here mentioned ever proved guilty, as well as ebarged 
with thefe gaieties i or was their guilt fo notorious, 
like fome modern inftanoes, as to need no proof? 

(12) * But the fins of ihe Met Clergy would .... 
« and eccleriadical gallantry would be, tec* If hj fins 
are to be underftood fins in general, this a^ertion can- 
net poiiibly be true, unk^ in order to maie the fins 


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9/ fhi ildir dim more namfcfons thmt tUfe §/ th$ 
immgir^ even thout be ta^en in which they committed' 
in their youth. Bat fince, by the term iaUfi^fluMl 
, fMllamtn in the lattei* part of the ftntence, tKefe fint 
are evidently retrained to one or two particnlar kind^, 
which, beinc mo^ generaUv committed by young per- 
iatn, are jaft before called the gsiitiis 9f youth and 
imvit/atUn ; the aflertion is unnatnral and contradi^- 
ory, VIZ. That the /A//r eUrgy are more addi^ed to 
fins of gaiitf and ggllaatrj than the yonnger, tho* 
^efe are thi effeS of vivadtj and firt^ which is tor* 
re3ed hj ymrs and txperitme. <— — The author of this 
general, Jalie, and fcandalous imputation upon the r/#r- 
gy^ cannpt furely have the fact to complain of any par- 
ticular, ndfe, and fcandalous imputation upon himfelf. 

(13) After a man has publilhed fnch extravagant 
Commendations of hlmfelf as thofe which precede and 
fellow, to pretend to the lead degree of modefty is » 
ftili higher degree of impudence. 

(14J I can meet with no perlbn who cin explain the 
fobowmg ientence> 

(15) • I can vouch for, &c.' This piits me in mind* 
of the perfon who won the prize i^ .lying, by de- 
daring that he never told a lye in his lifeV But fop? 

pofe all that Mr. W. has lay'd were true, how can 
this gentleman*8 vuihing fir the duthentUkneJ's of it 
be any fatttlaQion to the learned world; which had 
never heard of his name, before the publication of this 
Ifarrathef Nor can I meet with one perfon, who 
can give any account of him finca^ 

(16) As there is no /uhji3'meiii}ont^ before, to 
.Which either on that, ofanf different fahjeS can pofi- 

Uy be referred : this* mfull neccflarily be nonfenfe. 

From the whole; Tthiak it evidently appears, that 
ndthet i\vt ttiogrofher, nor this Grammarian^ Orator^ > 
^td wKlivitfai Scholar, hat written, in the Performance* 
exalflltfed. as if either of them underftood Englifh. 

Jtme 19, 173 1 . I am your humble fervant, M. * 

Tkursdat, 4^. sa. Yefterdaythe rev. Dr. Mao» 
gey prcadi^d the Sj^tal ftrmon at S. Bride*s. Cov 

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KANt. The Lord-mayor fent 3I. to the church- 
wardens, to be diftributed to the poor of the parHh, in 
lieu of what had been cuftomarily given to the rmgers ; 
his lord/hip not chufing to have the bdls ring upon thaf 
occafion. Daily Journal.-^ — - 7bis is an inftance 
tf /rxr/ charity ; btit the f/ub tvould have been better 
f leafed with the cuftomary one of generofity,* (^as it is 
ealieJ) and been glad to have proclaimed' if with found- 
ing brafs, to which it if like. 

TujBsDAT, Jp. 27. On faturday momiirg the hoafe 
of Colly Gibber, Elq; hi Charles-ftrcet, Covcnt-gar- 
den, was ftript of a confiderable quantity of lead. Cow- 
rant. Since only lead, and no other metal, was 

taken from this gentUmar^s upper rooms, / hof$ the de- 
triment will not be greats either to him, or to the public, 

Wednesday, Jp* 2%. On monday in the ev^ing 
died, at his lodgings in Rope-makers alley in Moor- 
fields, the famous Mr. Daniel De Foe, in a vtry ad- 

vanped aee. Courant. // is no fmall comfort 

to me, that my brother died in a [good] aid age^ in 4 
place made famous by the deceafe of federal of our mem' 
bers ; having kept himfelf out of the dangerous alleys of 
thofe high-flying rope-makers, who would fain havafent 
him long ago, to his long home^ by the ihorteft way^ 
with the DifTenters. 

From theVEGh$v% /> Grvb-street, Wedn, Ap,i%. 

The members were fo much afflifted at the news of 
the death of that ancient ornament of our Society, 
Mr. Dani£l De Foe, that they were incapable of at- 
tending to the Papers which were read to them. Up- 
on which our Preiident adjourned the confideration of * 
them till the next meeting ; after the following tpi- 
gram had been read ; which by £bme wis inwgined to be 
the laft Work of the great Author deceafed, and an ii- 
ftance of his perfeverance in his principles to the laft, 
b^ing very agreeable to the fentiments which he him- 
felf had frequently publiihed both in profe and rime. ' 


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~We Imivc now got a tn/hop of primittre fort. 
Who will ne'er iwderttke any vJb of a court. 
Had all Delates facb learning, mch icnie,and fuch fame^ 
Soch a fim«ne, and virtue, they would ftill be the fame, 
— So they aic, like all ptlefts^ cries cenibrioiia Free- 

Whether font ^a dean* orthelbnsof a tinker: 
HoMKver they afiea in leamed diijMitation 1 

Oft to wrangle about the r%ht road to (alvation ; s 
Thcj arc AaCTLiTEi sUl, and depend ^tranjlation. f 

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N^ 70. Thursday, May 6. 

Vifto. Mn. viib 
CoirmsnUiMf j^ri/zt, 1731.' 

litamed Mr. BAvnrs, 

'^ OUR weekly Lucubrations^ I tffure you» art 
X> not confined to your own S^oni, ; but haveex" 
tended even to us ancient Britons. I read you careiiil- 
ly over every week ; and do not a litde wonder; that 
yon have hitherto paid no tribute to our Antiquities; 
Yoor Scotch Letter in laft Thorfday's Paper was» I 
due (ay» very entertaining to as npny of your readers 
as could undemand it^ I muft oiwn myfeif however 
to be one of thofe who could not I imagine it will 
not be disagreeable to your learne4 Society, if I fend 
them a little Welfli ; which I proinife to imke more 
intelligible than theScotch, which you thought fit to 

You know p«rhaps» that the late learned Dr. Wot/ 
TON retired into our countre/, ini the latter part of 
his life^ to learn our lauguage^ and ftudy our atttiqui* 
tie».^ He had coUtdled the Laws of our good King.' 
HoEL^ and fomc of oar other princes, into one body, 
mth an iftlcnc to publiih them v the doing which was 
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prevented by hit deaths The book however wa« brought 
to light laftyear, under this titk : Cyfriitbjiu Hywei 
J>ila ac frailly Jeu Leges Wallicte Eccfefiaftie^ Cjf CiW« 
les Hoe LI Boni, fsT aliomtn fFaliite Prinefpum^ quds 
ex vatih codiabaj mnnujeripth etuit^ Interfretathne 
Latina^ Notis W Glojfgrio illuftr^vit GvLit\.vL\j% 
W0TTONU8, S T P. adjuvante Mose Gulielmio» 
fNt ^ Ap eidicem adjecit It would do your heart 
good, Mr. Bavus, to confider the noble iimplicky 
of our manners, nev eight hundred years ago ; as you 
may gather from the laws contained in the book, of 
iVliich I am fpeaking. * 

One of the chief officers in the King** court was the - 
^raedjawg^ or foot-fcratcher \ whofe employment it 
v\ras to hdd the iCing^s feet in his lap, from dinner till 
bed-time, and fcratch him Efe a ddyly ddaly traed-y 
Be^enin yn el arffei irpaw diecbr^uo ti/dedd jwr ei g^ . 
feddacb yny el i gj/gu^ ac a ddyiy gofi y Brenin Lib, I. 
C. 37. The fame ciiftom was certainly ufed in Scot- 
land; which occafiooed King James I. to fay, that 

* Ccratriiijig for Ae itch was too great a pleafare for % 

* fubjea~ 

The third officer in dignity was the Maer Bifwail^ 
€>i yeoman of the cow-dung, who looked after the 
King's cattle, and had tke honour of ileeptDg in the 
battery. C. 38. 

The fifth -hiSnour was given to .the Portbmor^ or 
porter : who had the milt and gut of every animal 
that was killed for the ufe of the kitchen, as a perqui- 
fite. He was allowed alfo what was left of the King's 
toaftcd cheefe. A< a ddyly Gadit y Catvs a bopp^ C. 40. 
Cheefe was always efteerae^ a very great dainty in our 
count rey,fc8appears by the value fet upon a cat. Lib. 
III. C. ^ru^his animal, as foon as it was able to catch 
mice, was valued at four pence, the full price of a 
goat. Care was taken by our good King, that this price 
fllould raifed ; and he is \exy particular b de- 
fcribing the quartties requifite in a good cat: fhe muft^ 
have good ears, tjts, teeth, claws and tall ; be a good 
moufer ; and not eat her kitteot. If any one ihould 
kill the cat that looked after the Ktng*s barn, a very 
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bm^op by dw tad^ with Jicr head tooching a plaia 
e?efi floor, and then wheat wa^heapM about her» yp^ 
to the tip of her tail. This quantity of wheat waa the 
fine laid npon him who had committed fo great a 
crime. The porter was employed alfo to procure 
ftraw for the King*8 bed. This was an office of fome 
trouble ; becaofe the delicacy of that ancient monarclk 
was fo great, that he conftantly had clean firaw event 

The palace of hb majefty feems to have . been about 
ei^Qal in magnificence to that of Evander, dcfcribed in 
the 8ih book of the ^a^// It was thatched, and fuftain- 
'cd by fix columns, or perhaps rather pofts. The penalty 
of burning or cutting down one of thefe columns, wa5 
40 pence. The roof was valued at 80 pence. The m. 
lace. of a nobleman was valued at half the price of the 
King's, Thefe pafecea, we'may rea&uibfy fuppofe, 
were moveable ; which manner is ftill retained among 
the American Indians : which is a good argument to 
flicw, that thefe are derived from ouraoceftors, not- 
withftandiDg the author of HuJikras endeavours to ri^ 
dicnle this opinion in Part I. CanU 2. 

The Editor has dedicated his book to his Royal 
Highneis the Prince of Wales : which, no doubt, was 
very proper. But I could wiih he had not compli- 
mented his patron at the expence of our countrey. 
For, he (ays, this body of laws is derived from the 
Sajk>ns. Jtaptiores etiam eJTi^ l^ dul f$eniUrm tuam 
indulgentiam magis pirtinere perfuafum hakint, quod pa* 
lam & aperte faciant, ^ntiqukns Wallorum principes^ 
frimas faf pracipuas juris dieundi formulas^ quas Htnis 
t^ mimrue mandaverMn^ a Saxm^ tuts derivajft. 
Tumm utroque nomine patrocinium vtnMcat Hoeins, Ad 
quern potins fe recipern, nee Uaieftatis Jua necttriginis 
fuarum legum •hlitus^ quim ad Walha Prineipm^ ab 
illuftrtffimis Ggrmanorum familiis ortnm^ qui hgibns in 
Wallorum ufm/i^^tif, ab infiituti* Sa^e^mm deduSis, 
deeori e^et ^ •mamant^ j a qua utrinjqui gemis pepw- 
, lis latijfima Jalutis tsf liber tatis fignora tribuuntur p 

I have oi|ly one thine; more to add ; that I wiih fome 
of your members would apply thcmfelves to the fti^ 
of oar language. It yvoula have bec» a great eneou* 


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jttgement tothis, ifyoor great lingoift, Mr. Htiif.ET» 
had been plcafed to pnl^lifh a Gmmimr of it : for I- 
am iatidied he iTas well skilled In Welfli, aa in aoflTof 
tbe langoagea, of which' he haa hkherto pMiflMd^ 
Grammarf . Butt aa I hear, that ezcdleBt Gramoia- 
rhm ia now in a yerjr w^si condition, I have vtntwed' 
to (end 70Q an Eflay towaida a defign ol that natme ; 
aid aa^ with ^11 imaginable refped* 
Moft learned SIR, 
Your moi- obedient hnmUe fervane, 
JeoanapDafyddapHowdapGndfydd ap. 
Ihfyii ap'Uj wclynk 

A J Ek^fh in smm, Un 

B J^Englifliw 

e. KEmm. 

Ch. a GtruuLV, or J^Scottiffii. 

D. DEnglifli. 

Dd. 7k Englifli m ihh^^thw; tbs$; tbife. Vfhett> 
Dd^nd JD'Occurr in the fame word, we ieparatt them^ 
thus, viz: DJ-J, or D-ddi u» Cyd-ddwyn^ Prudd^iri- 

E. B Engliih in mn^ tendir^ eUmtnU 

F. Tconfenant Engliih. 

Ff. F EngKfti m/j/, fup^ fim 

G. G EngKfli in ^iiAr, g$U girk g^9 gun. 
H. HEndiflrin-iff/, iv« hide, MU huu 
Hw. i^EngUni-inicri&j/^ fv^^. 

I. /vowel Eng|iflMn/^/«ir^/iM;or f#>EngIi(hui 
hiin^ feeui kuu. 

J. rEng^ in jftffi/, j^, j^. 

L. i^ Engltihi* 

LI. This letter ia peculiar <o the Wdfli^-andvto bf* 
learnt only by-the ear^* 

M. M Engliflir 

Mh. Afi& Exi^^AnJmburfti^ 

N. iV Engliflu 

Ng, Generally aa Ng Ensfifli' in fong, Img^ ftrmig % » 
bat fometimes as Ng Englim in unger^ angtSar. 

Ngh Ngh Engliih in S^ngbui^ 

Nh i:« Ei^iih. in kMOve, hut- hmt^ knmkdgij* 
kmfit,* ' 

O. Engliih in fir^ not^ nfe^^ t^nt^ . 

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P. P EngTifli, 

Ph. /Engliih in /;»/, J!/ty. 

R. R EngliJh. 

Rh. i^^EngHfh In Rhenijbi or P Greek witd in 

S. S EnglHh in the beginning of words, ufad^ fetif 
fitf, Jin, /mm. 

T. TEnglMi. 

Th n Englifli in tlratfb, thtfi^ tbitk^ fhinn. 

U. E EngUfh in curfts, cafts^ pr9mifes. 

W. Wlien a vowel, it is pronounced as oo Englifii 
ia ^W, f99/: when a confonant, as W Engliih in waUy 
W, with, word, fweat, twain : you have both founds* 
in mffdt wooll, wonder^ woman, 'Tis always a confo- 
Bant, I. in the end of a word, after thefe fingle con- 
fdnants, />, Dd^ Z, ^, iJ, 5 ; as cadvo^ mddw, galw^ 
fnw^ erw^ mafio, z. In words form*d from thefe, 
whcD a vowel or diphthong follows t as, tadtoaf^ 
mddfoais^ galwodd^ enwau, grtoydd^ mafwedd: 3. ^- 
tcr the diphthongs ay and oy^ as, gtoajto, koyw. 'Til 
aMb a confonant, generally fpeaking, after a radical 
Cb or G, and after Ng^ fornfd from a radical G, 
sad when it begins a word where a radical G is left 
out bv the ruJcs of conftru^lion, provided a vowel of 
diphthong always foflows; as, cbwai^^ gmatcdr :/> 
HW» ^^ waitb, 

Y. This vowel has two founds, a dark and an open 
onck The ckirk found is as C^ Englifli in funn^ Jhunn^ 
hunt The open found, as the Welfli I/, above-men- 
tioned. Imtke laft fyllable of a word 'tis always open, 
except in thefe monofylbbles, y, jfr, ydd, ys^ yn^ fy^ dy^ 
^n, myn^ ym. In ocKer fyllables 'tis always dark : but 
if a vowel or diphthong folbw it, *tis open 1 as in 
Dja/I, Lltitya, Hyawdhdd, You havtf both founds ia 
h^hjffh^ i as alfo ^ the EngH(hr/w/«i, puffes. 

Z. This we u(e only in the Bible, to express the He- 
brew T or Greek Z ; but we pronounce it commonly 
.ataWeUh S. • ' 

Ftr K we write C, for Q3 C«, for X Cf, 


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$4 MEMOIRS cf the Spdetj No 7a 
J^iia 9/ m Letter to Mr. EyBHAiii CHAMriits. 


IN your Diahasry ia the artide Ll G H T you 
have the followbg ptffige. • The wonderful di- 

* Tifibilicy of the prts m matter is ia nothing more 
. ' apparent, than m the minnteneft of the parddes of 

« light.' Dr. NiEUWSNTTT {Rilig.Pbilof. Vol. iii. 
p. 058.) has eoraputed, ' that an inch of candle, when 

* converted to light, beeomes divided into 269,617,040 

* parti/ 

b yonr next edition, tho^ yon ihonld not think fit 
to fnbjoin the demooftration, yon will, at kaH, correal 
the error you will obferve on a review ; and add, what 

win agffrandiie the idea, as foUows, An inch 

of caiuUe, of fix in the poQnd» when converted U> 
l%ht, becomes divided into .269,617,040 (with 40 
cyphers) parts : at which rate, there mnft fly out-of- 
it» as it boms, 418,660 (with )9 cyphers) particles, 
in the fecond of a minute ;. ▼t^y more than a-thoa« 
iuid-times a-thonland-niflliona the number of (anda, 
Che whde body of the earth -can cpnoin, nckonine 
(en inches (0 a foot, and that a huncbred iands are espial 
€0 one inch. I am 

Afrilz^ 173^. Yomf-loving friend, I. £• 

T0 P. OsnoRNi, ly^ 

CB AS E yonr P^liths, FaAMC f or fiuth Taffiire 
For writing (nch ftnff^no man will enduit voo^; 
Tho* if ever your writings fome merit did daio^ 
You are fore to|>referve it by writtng the &me : 
For the world-muft allow, you keep-ddfe to your text. 
Since what^s in one 7Mnrif/, is ftill in the nezt« 
Theresa no doubt, honeft PftAHC^ yoa*v& ideu good 

Prithee don*t fpin out one, to die 1ei%di of a fcore. 
7%o* focautioufly frugal you are of the pence. 
For the fiittire, I beg, be mote liberal Of fenfe ; 
Left 6&uBiANsflioddfiy,thatfor patron, and friend,7 
Your genius and bounty, alike you extend ; S 

And write like a niggard, fuft aa much, as yon fpend. 3 


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Vojo. of GRUB-STREET^ lysi. 35 

^AtVRDAT, Mjrf I. Yefterday the noted mother 
Needham ftood in the pillory in Park-place near St. 
Taines> ftreet ; and was feverely handled by the popu* 
hce. Daii.t Jovrmal.-^- That notorious woman 
Eliz* Keedham flood, ke. over againft Park-place. 
Da 1 1.T Post.— -The famous mother Needham was 
fet before the pllonr facing Park-place. She was fo 
veiy in, that (he Uid along under the pillory, notwith- 
ftawiing which flie was fevcrelv pelted, and it is thought 
fte will die in a dav or two. Post bo y. — The infa- 
mous mother Needham. Courant.— — She wufcreen- 
ed by a mob of hirfd fipUows, and lat all along on her 
£ice op the pillory, and fo evaded the law, which re- 
quires that her face (hould be e^pofed. London Even- 
ing Post. -^tk^ fum •f wffst my brethren btn 

fiUte is this. The noted, notorious, famotts* infamous 
mother Needham, ftood i% was iet before, 0Md laid 
^riong under, on her face, on due jnUory, in* Md over 
agajaffc Park-^c^. 

l^Mi /^/ Pegasus //rGRVB-rrREET, Wedn. May ^^ 

7# Mr. Batius. 
Dear Sir, Mty 4, 1751. 

PErceiving that the new Performance callM the 
Cgfiira^t is fathered on icveral difierent jperfons, 
who had no fhare in the begetting of it, nay had not 
lo much as z finger in the pye i and being extreamly 
Appitheniive of lofing the glory and repoution of (o 
iiptful a hratf I can no longct forbear dedaring myfeif 
the author of it : and this I am the more readily in- 
docM to do, in qeruin hope and expectation, that you 
will hereupon admit me a membgr of your flottri(hing 
Sotifty. Thb hononr, Mr. Bavius, I am pofitive yba 
can by no means deny me, if you have ever leen an ASi 
of that int9mfarMe performance. T Gad, Sir, I have 
done your Society more credit and fervice than all the 
jA or your dafttrdly fcriblers put together. Yon fee. 
Sir, I am a downright Drawianfir in ridicule i I have 
quite dcmcdiihed ^all your moft inveterate intMhs. 


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36 MEMOIRS of the Society No 70. 


80N, VANBRi^aM, CoNGRivE, tnd Stee^b, are no* 
thug in my handa. I' faith. Sir, Uis over with *em ; 
I have maurd *em at fuch a rate, that 'tis impoffible 
they fliould be ever able to moled you again: nay, 
TGad, and that too, where they were arm^d the ftrong- 
eft. Ay, ay, I fcornM to attack them on the weak 
fide. Every trijler can burlefque a thing that is really 
ridiculous : but it requires a man of uneommen abilities 
and genius to expofe what is good. Now this, Sir, is 
what I have efiedlually and lalidably done : and at the 
fame time have myfelf {6 nicely obferved the rules of 
the Bathos, that from the dull fublimity of the pafTages 
I have quoted frojn others, and the true profundity of 
what I have written myfelf, I think the Piece may 
very juftly be calFd the Contraft, • — Moreover, Sir, 
you may be farther convinc'd, that I am wdl qualify'd 
to be a Membjer, by my not being afham*d to be au- 
thor of a dire^ falfieod in print.. For you may re- 
member, that at the fame time that I declared in the 
publick Wafers my defign was not to latirize any parti- 
cular Writer or Play ; . in the very fame Paper^ where 
taj performance was advertised, It was (aid to be the 
Ribearfal of two modern Plays. Nay, in fhort. Sir, 
the whole .thing was written with a dircd view, of. 
abufing Kviopx three particular men ; more efpecialJy 
that itrenudus Antigruheetn the author of Sopboniska : 
whom I have handled in fuch a manner, that on that 
account I was afraid for fome time to own myfelf the 
writer, leaft/ome furly North Briton fhonld have made 

my b -h fuffer for what my fingers had performed. 

But. rGad, I canUkesk^rx^M/Vr^ with as much tran^ 
quiflity as brother Jemmy ; and fo if they care to be 
at the pains,^ they may begin as foon as they pleafe. 
Befidcs, Sir, 1 nave entirely routed Sir John 5 he*ll 
never dare to fend another of us to BridewtH^ I'll 
warrant him. No, no, I hate thefe impertinent ma^ 
gifirati^y that won't let boneft people wbon and rogue 
as they pleafe : they are great enemies I afTure yoo^ 
Sir, to your Society in general, and particularly to one^ 
w^o hopes, for the future, to fubfcribe himfelf, 

roiu affc^onate brother^ Saubury Stebplb. 
\. P.S. 

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P» S. iS^y, Mt.'B/tVrot, rcprtM jont rtzAeti ^r 
Mt C^yMh^ ti6 Aty Ttttt : it is «il e3^ratte ^odd 
fklffg, ydn iAif hht mjr Wotd fot it; athdyet, nk 
«#si^ itihe e:^ df Ac town) firS^ lulj boOywa 
CMHe td fee it. 

We liftte ree^tefAdi^-igfeetBteliem^ ^at Sf r . Ora- 
tor, having taken three or fottr pifitH tiftit.<^* 
bus's Cifbaiit Snuffs it threw him tots da^ feVuughC 
jip, 2%. into a violent fit df BlocuiiQn an^ A^on^ of 
feveral kinds, particularly Oration* Vociferation, fim. 
clamation, Ofcitafion, Stematati(»v and' £rmation. 
The £t began precifely at 7 in the evenbg^ and bf 
its violence hapj^ty Btdilght an^ btro]<hStt ofalatge 
brain-vfrorm ; which m All prob^U^ Jftdvtnted hit 
death the next day, of Wmth Mr.<c^RstAJ9r 
had been very appr^henfiire. ly iH ip{Ktti4Ac68, thik 
worm muft be of the fame kind with that ddcribed 
by the learned Dr. More in Mt Letter to his j^t- 
phew Jemmy, plnte^'ihovir lAt^y^kmSii vrhb^ys^ 
it b:bni in w third eell ef the krmn^ the fiat ef tbit 
imagifiation, and riiay fTopefly beeilMa D^a^eitCa^ 
wMtedrm. ■ . N. B. Thift CePhtiUe ^mif tt nntde 
up ia.papers, with printed direoions^ at the Pegafiti 
i» Grub fir eet only ; and fold at two*pence a pMfer^ 
Ifar^f titt(k«8t of the potBc> nn.r njbl ^ife ^ tttin*^ 

One of our members, jaft come iirom ikyt Oratory^ 
infbnm ns, (hat the Orator, Who is newly com- 
menced Hyp-Doctor, took the firft joint of the above- 
mentioned worm, of his own head, dried and powder* 
ed, a little before 7 this evening, by way oi £metic. 
Upon which, fie firftmWred tPr'itemdnmz ytxy^rag^ 
matical manner ; then* tb the gfeat dffenee of the noies 
of hia audience, brought up the joiht, atmdf! in the 
vefy femefbi*m'hfc voide'd 4t this daj^ fe*rinight; and 
by the violent agitation becoming at laft delirious, rail- 
ed'Tottdlj' zpinKP^^y; atfed tMfeftged the Pope him- 
-iclf to play at t!?rambo. [Compare the Oratory Ad- 
vcrtifcments /> the Daily Journals ^.JfK 28. anlr 

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.jS MEMOIRS of the Society No 71. 

Oar learned brother the Register of Qruh-ftrut^ 
in his laft Weekly Lucubration* having published att 
ImiUtton in thirteen Unes, of a fine Latin Epigram in 
foUTy which he atuibutes to Ausonius, tho' written 
f>y an lulian poet^ twelve hundred years later ; Mr. 
Maevius read to the Society two tranilations of the 
&me» one ferious, and the other comical, which were 
ordered to be publiihcd. ^' 

Lnmini Acon dextro caruity Leohilla fintfiroi 

At potis eft formi vineere uterqui Deos. 
Blandi pueff lumen puUbra conceit parenti ; 
"Sii tneacus Awor, ficerit ilia Venus. 
Acon and Leon ill a each one eye 
Had loil ; yet both in form with Gods might vie : 
To thy fair mother* boy, thine eye refign. 
Then thou Me Cupid, ihe*ll like Vmus ihine. 

In Purle/fm. 

Acon, andLioNiLLAi Acon*s mother. 
Had but two eyes 'twizt both, he one, fhe toother : 
On dear mamma,* kind boy, bellow thy one ; 
Then ihe*ll have two good eyes, and thou'it have none. 

. M. 

N"" 71. Thursdav, May 13. 

-Audacia fEKDiTA^ /erm^ 

Pr6mtus^l^ If aeo torrent ior : eit quii ilium \^ 

Epputes ? Sluemvii hominem fecum attt^lit ad nos^ 
GnAMMA-ri cu s, Rheto^^ Oeomtr^s, ^P^^tqr, \A* 

Juzur^ S£boenoiates,yLu.oiQVs, Magt/s. omnia notrit. 

Mr, Bavius,, ^ , f 

WH E N in my lat^ fifTay upon Impuaenee (adf \ 
dreis*d to you) { conilituted Mr. li\vihr^^ 


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No 71. of gAi/B'STREET, 1731. 39 

hcroe of my work f^^ thought I did him honour ^ tho* 
I made him no compliment : the chara^er being hi$ un« 
doubted rigbf, in point of Jfri^ iMftia, But, to my 
great fuwnze, I perccivt ji4t?^^/ ^' ^^^ ' ^ am forry 
too, thJt^n innocent GentimmmovW fuffer upon my 
account, tE being rhe fuppofed writer of that Letter. 
I ihould hftre fet my name to it, but that I was hinder- 
ed by a f^ntiment^ with which Mr. Henly is iappily 
unacquainlted, I mean Jhame^ — He will triumph, I 
know ; and fay, I was afhamcd of what I wrote. Alasl 
I own it, to xtij no fmaH mortification. For tho* my 
reafon and experience tell me, that Impudence is the no- 
Wefl and moft g«nful of talents, and lo I ought to be (as 
he is) afham'd or nothing ; yet by^ an unfortunate tern- 
per^ and the prejudices of education, I am troubled with 
that ihccpifh vice, Modejfy : and, in confeqnence of 
it, (honfd be hc^irtily ajbanfd of being thought to 
have had any thing to do with fo ridiculous and contemp- 
tible a"creature. Thcfe, I fey, are the notions, this the 
language difbted to me by that crofi-grainM untoward 
tune cfminj, under which I labour ; but I retrad both, 
vfith Jl^ami again, that wicked ouality which ahvays 
haunts me ; I recall thofe paw words, and fubftitute be^ 
roe'm the room of them, as I^aid before. As matters 
ftand in reafon, at leaft.m /»<??, why fhouldhe herngrj 
^ for what 1 (aid in hlspraifi f Is it not triiej 
that in the affairs of the worl^. Impudence \}i: cbnjunc* 
tfon with its infeparable companions, Wvrthlhffhefs and 
Tridi, is in a manner ever'^ thing ? Is it not this whicH 
iw one's hufinefs effc£lual)y ; and is almoft the only ref- 

tommendation xo preferment? Then for Mr; Hen- 

IyV right to this character ; is it not aUbfurd for'hini 
to- dtfown it,' as it would be to difown his name^ or his 
yfctf-being ? Tf tTiere Be otjc' mortal only, that knows 
tiim, and does not agree v^ith me in proclaiming' hin» 
the eldefi fon ofejrffntery \ l will beg his pardon under 
my hand, in all tl^e publick Papers, from the higheft to 
the loweft, from the bcft to the worft, from Fog and the 
Craftfman down to the Hyp-Do^or, Was that fteddy 
face of his, that goodly bronze, that more than Englijb^ 
or iVelcb copper, in his dun and dusky countehance, 
j|!^en him for nothing ? U not the moft lonfummate Im- 
E 2 pudenci 

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tttdfMc$ exerted in ^\i hi& w(^i4i» a^QOA*, a^i gcftwr«5r 
aptf diffufcd avci: Iu;8 wHole pcrfbn? . Coul4 smy tbing 
fe«( the heljgiit of impudence make bim pr^miie to p(qr«> 
Ibrm iippoffibilttirs ; e»gji§^ in attempt* per&fUy fhoc]^ 
in^tp bununiutwrc* pretend to cocre^ the whole 
karned wo/ld, prxiving /i^/mr to b&aUiiLthe tarong^ and 
iit^fi(f alone ia tfce rf^Af ; to* teach, oratory^ ppctry, 
1^ all the BeJhs iettris^ without having the Icaft geniV 
?8 ^rthem, pr tajjle of them ; to make hb pwa Angle 

Si^ an ju:admny of $11 arts and fcieqces, w ithont un^ 
rfUwDng <j»; ? HhmiJaU, whiph, thp? pf three difr 
fbrent meCA)^,, axe ^1 ha^s ; and tbofe modeft ff^uns of 

other iUuibipiw proofs ^£ this tmth. As are hk Pr/Vswr 
l/«r<r Uturgy, (aa n^ calls itj made up of incohf ncnt yV» 
£^« ; bis unparaDrird pofanation of iacred things, \^ 
nil monftroua iJ9n»b]e ol divinity and bufiboner]^, of n 
church and a &gppe»b«mre«. ^ » M^fkohmfmrfm boQtW 
and tb^ facrmemi 1 bi^ ^iveh of faigltmd gown. ^ » 
m^etingrhoiife t^H bi^wei^y^vertiitiiiemts^ letting 
^rtbtbea^on^e^s.oi; cop^ieiits^f hia fpu^icfclwangu«9| 
io (mgivigp i^ore nwd than any in Bedlaxp i htf UMr 
pn(; the grotcil pie^ pf the ige by nan)^ ; hia throwing 
dAWn^biag^untlet^ ^d du^Ueneiiiga}! inafmi^ of per&HVir 
c4^e^ia% the clemy, to 4iJSf^ mth b'm miUick^ in 
fVb9( ]^ calls bis i>mwj I aiMi b^ipg ^ m^ U> fi;pr 
ppTe, tb^ any body biit himfell could b« fonda}piM 
1PciQiigb.fQa|»pevtberc: JmeanHa^poakeis tbo\ to 
ibe cmoacb mj difgrac^ of par cpontriN I ^odccfii|l4 
ibme have appeased there u imditora. Even the yoMfir 
nhlf £^bfraot ovr chorcb, the (i^bt reveren4 the ^t 
fipp^ kwt been tbn^ eMlen^ by bbn. I wo&de? h^ 
did npt at tbe %!)€ time figmfy bia pleafure* wbethev 
Iheic lordibips Q^cmld attim his Qr^rf in their blacip 
^^ff^wiy pr in their InoM. $fia Qratorj^^raxfu^ms^ hf 
weryjgvavdy acqpaiaMmb frtnottobehadtorleia tbim 
fan (nillmgs ; woen no body in hii wits woold give %^ 
^things S>r aU be ever wrote. I have bitheno cpnit*- 
4iF*d hina pnly in his Qr^m capacity » pmitdjtg bi9 
prai^ka i^t Qmhrufg^^ a«d elCewbere i bia tr(fi^a^wu witk. 
bis ow » i iM i and with other peoph^s. 

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N*;'- 0/GRUB-S7REET, 1731. 41 

all mean« be a litde taken notice of i that we may fee 
how * Compleat a Linguift he is, and produce one argu- 
ment more to prove, that his title to the paini x^efrottm 
itry is unmieftionaHerf Soon after they were pubhihed, 
going to fee a friend, I obfervcd a. book lying upon his 
table, with fome marginal notes of his writing. Thefe 
were upon Hinly's Italian and French Grammars. 
And feeing fuch words as thefe. Unheard of impudence. 
'This is a m^ft ignorant and impudent fetiotOn 

Monftrousf'-^^—^Was there ever Juih ignorance! 

&c. I ask'd my friend what he meant by all this ? He 
told me, he had jnft look'd into thofe two Grammars, 
not doubting but (however u/e/e/s they were) the man 
underflood the languages of which he wrote Grammars : 
but finding, to his ailonifhrnent, that the caie was quits 
etherwife, her could not forbear expreffing his jujf indigo 
nation in the manner I faw : he faid, he had marked the 
places, defired me to look over them, and judge whe« 
ther he had not rcafon. I caft my eye upon the pafr 
£ige$; and, lifting up my hands, declared myfelf as 
much amazed as he could be. What ! (exdaimed we 
both) for a fellow to write Grammars of languages which 
he J^news nothing of! This exceeds all the prodigies of 

Impudence that ever any age produced. The reader 

ihall have fome of thefe curiofities hid before him s and 
if our Ccmpleat Linguift be falfly accufed, he has a fair 
opportunity of judifying himfelf, and triumphing over 
his accufer. By the airs be gives himfelf, one would 
think him a Connoijfeur indeed. We «/>,* &c. ^nfay, 
4Jrc. /. /. We Italians and French ; We Mafters and 
Criticks in ^hc tongues* And *tis remarkable enough, 
that in the firft paffage, where he puts his We upon us,' 
he betrays his ignorance. Italian Gram, p. 20. * For 

* elegancy We ufe cotefti^ ^ueftiy and quegli^ in the 

* fiogular, for quefto^ queilo. As quefttfu faggio, que* 

* glif^ imprudent e. This was wife i This was unwife.* 
However elegant this may be, 'tis falfc tranflated. It 
fliould be, This was, &c. that was, Sec. quefto and 
que//o{is every body knows) are put in oppofition. This* 
has drawn me into my Remarks before I was aware:' 
fot wc muft ftcp ^a^^a^tf r^j ; this not being the firft' 

E 3 • in&ancei,* 

* Title of bis Grammars, * 

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J^ MMMQIRS df theSicisty N<> 71, 

* Unci.* I fbwAi traoiUte it tieir ExaUmui. He luv 
fbhnder hJIuq t^ tblit p*4S. * ButcoMMON(.T m the 
« phnd, tc Slffi0rU /$r9^* Now, { tbixi^ *tU tf/m)u 
{^ ia the floral* 

P. it. ^ Ji4UmK knii'^tf>^\x^ Date mU'ii oot^ 
StHD it to QJi^ h\^ Qivs it to M£« Ooe i9;4r, wi,tli«> 
cmt much.iigacitjr, 4irco«cr wlut gave birtk to tbii 
tr>nffl>rian< la the Gnnimn he tcanicri{>ed fronu 
^lerear^ nudouUaUy the fbUQWing wordi^ i^^ s^^ 
kij&M^M^ >o^ » li^iUti (ilo^ bnii it to us. He^ 
^axUduDg(U|Qafth«€»impk$ iiifiticnt lor hit paipoit^ 
looktheir^/U^of thefirft* aod the En^tijh of tht fe^ 
condt bji^ s^ flip of hia^ fy>c p«QiD9 ovct wkvt wu bf«^ 
twoeo^ E^sidly like one^ I lemcmber to have beco^ 
V)- company with s who, willing to (hew his Z^^ir^ 
Chttw out this learned quoution^ PeSorg p^atfit^, 
pffiHf ^ufu$ ffH^mfiu^t V tha v^ faya he^ th$ fdUnj^ 
m^Qf UvfTS is th4 retuwittg 9f lovi ; that ver(e, «a* 
4mmtium ir^ ^m^rh rfdintegr^itis tft^ happemng, moft 
Y)^<;luly to be next-door ne^hboura in the Atidwci^ 
-irp p. 19. * h9r9 is iw^d either to men or women,* Ii 
this pecolkr to Iwr^ ^ b it not equally true of mU^ tm^ 
a^4 a)l the reft f What he Jtoull have ia'td, and v!<mU 
liave faid^. had he ItMown any tbing ef toe matter, 19 
diia ;. idpo iajoiaM to nouns both mafculine and iexni* 
w^ fingolarili^l^tgy^^ ^^ peculiar to it, ail: 

the reft varying acc^%tt to gender and number. -*«—v« 
liid^ ^ Lor^ b«kjre a verb is a pronoun eonino^ive ^.- 
/' before a noun it is a pofieilive ; and it needs no ar* 
**tide, Sic^uffrJjtU hrq^ not a lorQ^ &c.' ift, £»*- 
/i^.aa a conjundive i( always i^^ the verb. 2d]y». 
"What he iays of it ai a po^ci&ve \and it meds ns at* 
titk^ &c.] belongs to it as a conjun^Uve. *Tis plain, ho^ 
^et not lino Wv^e true difference between Loro the con*> 
j^D^ivoy and £rPr^ the pofleiSve ; which is the groHeii. 
iigiiors»ce.-*'P. ao. ' Coftui, cofiei^ coftan, coiui, ealei^ 
*' mhr^t are u^'4 only in the end of a phrafe^ and by 
'Mf 4^ 9f fifiht^ How he came by this laft, f cannot 
^f»: lure I am, *tis falfe. VENUR0Ni(tho' not with 
that defign* for he certiunly never heard of any fuch . 
r^^j g^yes ^veral iniUnces, in his Grammar, of the 

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ufe of thefe wprds, which pbinl^ ihew the contnn, 
i fir €ofluil n$n hdMti d coluh 9cc, what Jligh U 
thii? And GuARiNi 10 hkPaJfir Fid9vik9C9i9r(f, hv 
vny of rfffifi and iff^ur. Adl I. Scene I. Mai U 
dar mis a coloro tbt fm minHtri dtgli Dei, mn hii* 
— -lUd. * H^alt^hftaht «c arcAtWAYsezprtft^ 
' t^ ch$.* in, This i& fbring nonfenfe. If they are 
tlwsffs exprefs'd by fomcthing elfe ; they are not in 
hting : for wh^t is a vffntthzt U n$ver exfrefi^df ti\j^ 
Tis utterly falfe : they zrtfometims, and eliganth 
exprcfsM by che ; but vtrj, pften by thcmfcWcs. To 
cite amhoruks would be ridiculous i one miebt as wdl 
g<» about to prove* that there are fixch wordt as qiti^ 
(«<, ^od^ in h$tin. This it your bmousGrammariamf 
Mr. Baviu*.— — P* Zf. * Note, C^/w, and ^ikf/cie 

* ought never to be put before the phiral, but aituni^ 

* sUum : aSf shum donMf^ not cgai ionm^ every wo- 

* m4n.* Not !>£»/, and jua/de^ but a/iunif alcum: 
as if onit and juaiche^ i. e. even one^ and Jone, 
were an one 5 and equally to be cxpreraM by afcuni^ &c. 
The £inie is to be faid of his atcune, &c. not ognip Stc. 
Here agaia f could expofe his ignorance, by fliewlng 
im he fell into this blunder, in tran/eribing what he 
did not undtrjhwd ; and, by fcttmg the matter rigbe^ 
fliew how fottUbly he is in the wrong ; but I have not 
time. As I have not to fay many other things (which 
I could fay} of his Italian : and fo I pz& on to hts 
Fre$uh ; of which ilh/omi inftances only fhall be cited. 

P. 23. • Nouns exprcfling a thing ^Vy^i/, or /omg : 

* N. du pain^ fome bread. G. du» d» pain. D. An^^ 
^ adupain.' — 'Di la viandi, Stc. — De P argtnt^ &c. 
^ Dtrberbe^ &c.* Does he mean it thuf, G, Du^di 
fain, of fomfi bread? Or thus, du pah, or di pait^,. 
of lome bread ? One it nwll he, and both are falfe. 
For as to the former, dn de is not Trench : as to the 
latter,, it cannot be laid du fain, or de fain ; becaufe 
itit ^ fain only. Du fain h of the, Bread; not of 
hreadt or of fome bread. The fame is to be faid, ma» 
tatis mutandis t of hia D. Au, a du fain. And the 
whole is applicable to the other three examples : in all 
which he manifefts a mod deep and fundamental igno- 
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whom Mr. Henly tranfcrib'd, join* together ///i^/ff, 
the bread, and du psin, fome bread, in the nomina- 
tive cafe. And then proceeda ; Gen. ilu paw, of or 
from the bread, de pain, of bread. Sec. fo in the other 
inftances. Oor Compitat Linguifiy not knowing the 
difference, and fladying brevity, leaves out le pain 
entirely ; and then proceeds with his du, de, au^ a du. 
as aforefaid : which makes a compleat h$vUe of the 
whole P. 25. * Sing. //, lui. It. V\\xr.Euxi or 

• Dat. leur.* Tnis is prodigbus. /// for the Nomi- 
nat. Plur. is left out ; tho* that is the chief: and here 
is no Accufative Plural at all. To omit things ^^^//z/^- 
ly neeeffkry^ is brtvity indeed ; but 'tis ignorance like- 
wife. P. 26. « Plur, Nos, oxttotres; vos,ot Vitns.^ 

As if nos and vos were juft the fame with notres, and 
votns : whereas Us muft nccefTariJy be put before the 
two latter ; never before the former. Befides, the latter 
are ufed in a determined figniiication relating to a thing 
already fpoken of; but the former are not; and yet he 
makes no difference— He mentions Uurs indetermi- 
nately ; wliereas 'tis fometimes Uurs, fometimes /es liurs ; 
which lafl he names not ; and they have (different fignifi- 
cationsf as before.— P. 28. * Plu Cbaque, (batun,cba- 

• cune. Plujieurs, Ferjonne. Pas-un, Among thcfe plu- 
rals of bis, there is but one plural ; all the reft are fingu- 
lars. And not only fo, but they bave no plural : nay, he 
himfelf fays fo in the foregoing page. Upon which I 
obferve, ill, That ke contradicts himfelf. zdly. That 
here is a frelh proof of his ignorance ; for he men- 
tions it among the Relatives^ that is» in a place where 
it has nothing at all to do, and comes in moll abfurdly 
and ridicaloufly.— P. 29. ' Perfeft. eus, tus, eut. Sec. 

• or ai eu, as eu, a iu. Sec.'* Are thefe then the fame ? 
All Grammarians make them different tenfes. H« 
might as well fay in Latin, babeham vel babui, making 
them the fame tenfe : nay much better ; for thofe in 
the Latin, tho* diflinfl tenfes, are in a manner ufed 
promifcuoufly : but thefe in the French never are fo, 
but denote relations to time quite different from each 
other. P. 31. * Imperfect, ois, ois, eit. Sec. or ai^ 

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now be cDofatto4f the Imp«rfiia wiA toe P^tfoft. jfit 
ftortp, lie*bu>sin jnS aaawch of th# 7«|^/, at he dam 
of th( 4/brtUkf mi Pronounst wUfh we luyse %9awt 
confider'd. Ajwmm the IrMgiUr Verfei bc mdfces wil4 
work of It;: oftenleaving oat the P^^rCkipIof, which 
are as irregular parts as any. For example, are bottil- 
iant, dormoftt^ fcQ^ ^^^ ^ ^^ 7^ ^ ^^^^ ^^^"^ 
oat, and more fuch. Then p«> 43. he ioafce;» /««</«/ 
the prticipTe inftcad ofcpnduit i aiulcoTrfrBW the Uao- 
dcr m the finne page.— Page 56. * EJfMIf^ It i» {h«w' 
I fto«!d167^ (^ </f ^'4 -r. &>. « Moft Iiwpcr&niji, 

• reqiA-e a fubjunflive, and verbs with fi before 

• them. I or mJque^ qmtqm $ ov a. fagerlaxiv« : ^ whm 

• f«f/ is U8*a for de ce que, or with qui*^ This laft is 
an inftance of gro/s ignordnce. As if qui always go- 
v€r^*d a Aib)qji£tiYe r &r he pitt» k aUbhiielXt ^d ' 
wltboQt rcftroftion : wbiicaa *I3a live Q»lf in ^ vtxf ^ 
8U(cd aoi reftraio*d fcn(^ vltJ^ relation t% a emdititM, 

His oiheK GrsffUMrh if vtUlMk'd titcb vmld i» 
eoubtedly yieI4 oa aa mutfal a crop of AaioMdwifienai: 
bnt this may fervc for a Am^> ilpiefcntt 

And now, Mr. Bavius, have I not proved my point? 
Is BQC Mr. Hbklt the Hfm ^Imptdmaf MA 
^^tfaen fhoald hebetngnr wHhiae? Is itttoty as I 
iald in die beginnings a noble and glorious tide f After 
the pttblioatfon of hnQrammarSj^ he erected hta Ora* 
t9rj ; of which I have taken iome notice* He then 
hy bimfi^, orhu/Hendt gav«^ world ^n aficoanC 
of bimfetfi pointing at ftvml perfensas his adver(a- 
ries in print : tho* fome of them, at leaft, (and it may 
be true of them jM, ftr any tMng I know) never 
wrqfee • lUiAiAMt hioH in tkrir livee v andk wonkt kve 
thoq^itwiokbcn^ttiL them t» ham emptoji^M one 
fin^ qnarter of an hour upon fo vile a fubje£^. It it 
indeed the only dificnhjr we liteoff under with regard 
tQ fiick a* Heit (if ever there wtreibcb another) that 
tlu>* (hfy 0i^t (f^f the pnblick good) ^ be dis^&d, 
yet we are heartily MjbanCd to c&tftife them, or have 
^jgr thing igt all tQ da with theeft* J^l us^ t$infing 
ittQ my /Mr agw ; uA im^ I m. X witt imk4k 

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naturi in two or three words, by adding, that this Crea- 
tare tSy m every thing but ontward fhipe, a monilroas . 
prcxiudion, t fpecks by himfelf ; and uut nothing can 
more jnftly excite both our wonder and contempt, 
Chan fach an Oratir, except his Auditors. \ 

Afojr 7, 1731, I am, &c. '^ 

An ixUmpon Epigram msde 4t the Oratory. 
O Orator, with brazen face, and Jongs S 
Whofc ]argon*s form'd of ten unlearned tongues ; 
Why fland*ft thou there a whole long hour harangukg^ 
When half the time fits better men for hanging ? M. 

FiTQm tbi Pegasus in Grub-str£et> Widn. May 12* 

Dear B A VI us. 

Two of us admiring Allcn RAMSAy*s 'Epigram^ in- 
ierted in your kft, adventured on two extempore iran- 
flations, and layed t wager of a bottle of wine» about 
the preference ; which is fubmitted to the determination 
of theGRUBBANs, whofe h^ilths {hall be drank, asfooa 
4M we receive it, fc^ Yours, &c. 

WiiPs Coffei-bou/e, May %, 1731. 

On receiving aprefeht of anCynn^from M«L G. L. nom 
Countcfs of Aboyne, ^ 
Now, Priam*s fon, thou may'ft be mutB ; 

For I can blythly bgaft with thee : : ^ 

Thou to the Faircft gave the fruit > 
The Faireft gave the fruit to me* 

mrjl Tra^/htion. > 
PRiAMii^Bfileas — p-^necjadet; IiAprobe, fam;«m: 
Quod Tu das Vbnbri» dat Veiivs ipfa m'ifil/ 


Gloria quSm diffcrt? Pomum, Formofe, dedifti 

Tu Veneri ; pomum 4at mihi at ipfa Venvs. 

, The Society are unwilling to determine the wager ; 
and advife the parties to drawfUtkcf. The Improbe in 
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the firft line of the firft dlftich was obje^ed agaiiift b/ 
Mr. Maevius as improper there ; who likewiie iay*d, 
that the fecond line was formed upon a falfe fuppoiition, 
viz. that Vbnus gave away the very fame thing which 
(hehadjeceived. Mr. Dactyl raifcd an ob- 

jeAimi againft Twmofi in the firft line of the fecond 
diftich, bccaofe it required a note to inform us of the 

perfon defigned. And Mr* Gingle fay*d» that the 

dat in the fecondt foUowed fo dofe by at^ with the pre- 
ceding elifion, did not come in very pt^t^ but was ra- 
ther a little/«i/. — In anfwer to all which obieftions, 
Mr. Maevius propoied to alter the firil diftich in this 
manner : 
Pr I AM IDE fileas-— *^nec ja£les, ALmule^ f^nam : 
Pomum das Vbneri, dat Vbnus ipfa mihi. 

Tbefitond thus. 

Gloria quim difpar! Pomum, Trojam^ dcdifli 

Tu Ve N E E I ; pomum Jed dedit ipw nlihi. M, 

The Contrast between the late Duke of Backingham . 
and the Author oftbi f!ontraft. 

W s rofe. 

The fpes. 

Whi] eft. : 

But I, 

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!>/ Ridf$nthm m i^r MVirfiNK^)^ : 

TH £ unwearied pains which a laborious 4^rittf 
ha« UkAi M'lUuftfilc and ci^kiil to hkonfnidl^- 
men, the Philofof hj of the kte kicenifanMt Sir Isaac 
Nb WTO N, having been rewarded by the public, in a 
manner fo much beyond whftt he^uld ever hope; the 
leaft which the world may expodl from this worthy 
gentfemin Ik, that, if Sir Isaac ihouM yet retaain ob- 
icufe and Uidiilelligibic in any luridamental point, he 
would be pleafed to oblige it with further explanations 
of his Principles. And isit is of the htgheft importanoe 
to maftlindy to have clear and dif&ifl notions of the 
Lord God, his fferftdions, and providence i wei^g of 
thleDdAor, ih thetiattieof the tmblie, to explain by a 
fhoft d^Oittment the ineanikig of the following C^Z-ir^^; 
which, it is im^^ed/ wa^ wHtteh by Si& Isaac ^£lr- 
TON, in inftrttation^f S. AtflA^Aslits's Cmi^ to con- 
vince the world, that his^rdi^on was as fiiuch abote 
thatofthetulgif, ashiyfhilcSophy. ' 

Tbi NbwtoniXnCried« 

THIS Being governs all things, not as a foul of 
the world, but as lord of the univerfe ; and upon 
account of his dominion, he is ililed LordGod» fupremc 
ovtF- sdt/ For the word Gid is a relative term, and has 
reVefence to fervants ; and Deity is the dominion of 
God, not (fuch as a foul has) oyer a body of his own> 
which is the notion of thofe, who make God the foul 
of the world ; but (fuch as a governor has) over fer- 
vants. The fuprcme God is an eternal, infinite, abfo- 
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without dominion, is not lord God* For wc fay, m^ 
Gjody jour Cod, the God of IfratU the QodofGods, apd 
Lord of Lords, But we do npt fay, my EterAal, your 
Eternal, tlie Eternal of Ifrad, the Eternal of the God^i 
wc do not fay^ my Infinite, your Infinite, the Ipfinili^ 
of Ifrael i wc do not iajr, my l*erfeft, yourPcrfcft, the 
Perfcftof Ifrael : for thefe terms have no relatioh to 
fervants. The ,tcrm God very frequently fignifies 
Lord ; but every Lord is not God. The dominion of a 
i^iritual Being conftitutes \{iai God ; true dominion^ 
true God; fupreme dominion,, fmpreme God ; imagin- 
ary dominion, imaginary God. And from his havjnj; 
true dominion, it fdlows, that the true God is living, 
intelligent, and powerful; from hb other pcrfcftions it 
follows, that he is fijprcmc, or moft perfcft. He Is «- 
temal and infinite, omnipotent ^nd omnifcient: that is, 
Jie continues from eternity to eternity, ^nd is prefexit 
from infinity to infinity ; he gpvems all things, and 
Jcnows all things which are done, or can be done^ 
(known). He is not eternity and infinity, but eternal 
and infinite : he is not duration and fjpace, but he has 
duration of exiftence, and ia prefent He continues al- 
ways, and is prefent every where ; and by eiifling al* 
ways, and every where, he conflitutcs duration an'l^ 
foace, (eternity and infinity J Smcc every part 6£ 
Ipace always is, and every indivifiblc moment of dera- 
tion is every where, certainly the maker and Lord 6f 
all things cannot be faid to be in no time, and mo 
place. Every foul that hath perception at difierent 
times, and in different organs of the fenies and ipioti* 
cms, is the fame individual perfoo. There are p^rts, 
^ccei&ve in durati(m, cocxifting in fpace ; bttt neither 
of them in the perfon of a man, or his principle of €o« 

g't^tion : and much lefs are there any m the. thinl^iog 
bftance of God. Every man, as he is a being that 
has perception, is one and the fame man during his 
whole life, in all and every one of the organs of his 
fenfes. God is one and the fanoe God, always, and 
tv^ry wheire. He is omniprefent. not by his power 
only, but in his very fiibflance ; tor power cannot fub- 
€ft without 'fubftance. In him all things are contained 
tnd move, but without any mutual aSe^ng of each 
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^ther : (or God is not at all affeded With the motionf 
^f bodies^ neither do they find any, reMance from the 
^mniprcfence of God. *Tis agreed on all hands, that 
^he iapreme God neceilarUy esifls ; and by the fame 
neceility, he eiifis always, and every where. Whence 
alfo it follows, that he is all fimilar, all eye^ all ear^ 
all braii^ all arm, all {enfationy all underftanding^ all 
a£live power : but this not after a human manner, not 
after a corporal manner ; bat after a manner wholely 
unknown to us. As a blind man has no idea of colours ; 
(o have we no notion of the ways, by which the moft 
wife God perceives and underfbinds all things. He is 
intirely without all body or bodily figure ; and there- 
.fore can neither be ieen, nor heard/ nor touched : 
neither ought he to be worfhipped under the reprefen- 
tation of any corporeal thing. 

P. S. WebegoftheDoftor, that he would at the 
lame time condcfccnd to let us know, whether he had 
any, and what meaning, in the following words. * 

• In fliort, we cannot conceive either of fptce or t'lmi 

• ithimife^ than .as necrj/ari/y exifling : this Being 
« therefore, on whom all others depend, ^ufi certainly 

• ixift by the fame necej/tty of nature, Confcqucnily 

• wherever, fpace and time is founds there God muft 
< alfo be. And as it appears impofiible to as, that 
.« fface Jhould be limited^ or that time Jhould have had 
4 a beginning^ the Deity mufl be both immenfe and e- 
« tcrnal.* 

Some OBstKVATiovSf tending to elear up the fence of 
a very obfcure paffage in an A£l of Parliament, made 
in th9^\\i year of the late X^cen Anne> loncerning 
the Poft-Office. f 

THE Aft of the 9th year of Queen Anne, con- 
cerning the Poll- Office, direfts, that for every 
Letter tarried by the Fenny-pofl from Lon.^on to any place 
tvitbin ten miles of the General-Letter-Ojffice there ^ the 
fum of one penny Jh all be taken, and no more. 


♦ P. 404, 405 of Pembcrton's View of Newton's Pf^ilof 
t This Piece was occafion price of Letters carried bf 
ed by an application ro the the Penny pojl without the 
Lcgiilature for duubling ttlb fiiiis of mortality. 

Digitized by CjOOQIC 

ffoyz, ef GRUB'SfREET, 17^1. 51 

The doubt arifing hereupon is. Whether the taking 
two pence of our modern money, for letters carried 
iy the Pennjpoft, from London to places toitbin ten miles 
if ihe Genfer/l-ietter-oJITci there, is ttot juftifiablc by 

. The common lawyers (whofc rigid adherence to the" 
fiteral Scnce of Statutes gave rife to Courts of Equity) 
feem rather, I am told, to incline to the negative.-—* 
For my part, I fhaJl ever pay a very great deference 
to the opinions of men in matters of their own pro- 
feffion : but as the liberty of doubting is not denied 
cTcn to lawyers themfelves, *tlll the nwttet hath been 
once determinM, I hope I may, without any breach 
of modefty, declare myfelf not ahogetherfatisfied with^ 
their opinion in this cafe ; efpecially, as this is on all 
hands agreed to be a cafe of very great difficulty, 
and fecms to be entirely new* If any thing can cx- 
cufe a man in difTenting from perions much more 
snowing than himfelf, it is a readinefs upon every oc- 
cafion ta give the reafons of his difient. As to myfelf, 
tbo* perhaps X may more properly be faid to doubt 
eoncerning the opinion of the lawyers, than to diffent 
Irom It ; I am very willing to fubmit the reafons of 
my doubt or diffent (call it which yoo will) to the 
examination of every man of ftnce, and particularly 
of perfons skilled in the interpretation of Laws. 

My reafons are thcfe which follow, ■ ■ The word 
Penny is a word of a very loofe and uncertain iignifi. 
Nation ; as is well known to every one in the leaft con. 
veriant with the writers concerning coins. The Saif- 
ons call'd a Penny, Fennig^ the Latins Denarius^ the 
Greeks ^^€t^fjLt\. the Jews and other eaftern nation! 
called it by other names. But as the learning of the 
body of the nobility and gentry of Great Britain^ 
who have the framing of our Laws, can hardly be 
thought to go beyond Greek (whatever the learning 
of particular perfons amongft them may do) I think 
we may pafe over the feveral names by which a Penny it 
called in the Hebrew, and other oriental languages; 
and proceed to fettle the fence of this word in the S ta- 
tuteof the ninth year of Queen Anne, by the help of 
the Greeks the Latin, and the Saxon languages only. 
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The Greek Dratbme is fuJ)pored to have beeh worth 
about feveu pence half-penny of our' modern money%^ 
Kaw thtt {eems to be no very extraordinary gratificsK 
tibn to a man, who takes a journey of perhaps tcrf 
nciiles,, merely lo peferve a good correfpondence be- 
tween friends, Befides, it*s faid, the dignity of the 

I^Vroos cmployM of late in tliis office, requires, that 
^ey fhoald not go on foot ; and fince the mails are fa 
frequently robb'd, it's not fafe for them to ride un- 
arm*d. Confidering then the laboiir of the poft-man, 
the expence of a horfe and furniture, of powder an^ 
ball, Icannot think it improbable, that by one Penn;^ 
Mi,thi$ Statute, might be meant ond Greek Penny or 
t>racbme» or^feven and a hal/ of our modern Englifh* 
pence. Some I know are of opinion, that in the rar- 
riament which paffed this A£l, there were more who 
undcrftbod Latin, than Greek i and therefore think it 
probable^ that the. Legiffature had their ^d rather up- 
<n? the Romatn Denarius^ than th«j Greek Drachnie. 
As the difference between thofe coins is inconlideraWe, 
it fcems neither worth my while, nor the poft-'man's, 

Sdifpute that matter.- Others there arc, whopuF^ 
mgthe fame principle (HII farther, argue thtis: There 
were in that Parliament more Saxons, than either 
Ureeks or Romany ; and therefore it^s moft probable, 
riut neither tlie Dim^ius^ nor Dracbme^ but the old? 
Stxon PiMuig was the thing intended : the word Pin* 
fty^ (ay they, is plainly Saxon, form*d from Pennig^ 
by an ufu*l liquidation of the g» Now a Saxon Pen^ 
nig is known to have been worth two of our modern 
l^ence' : and accordingly the Penny-poftmen, who ar^ 
^mploy'd in Carrying letters frOnli town into the coun- 
ty ten miles round a!jbut, where the old EngUfh or 
Saxon dialcA is better prcferved than here ^n town, 
liave ahvays undcrftood tlicf AQ. in thh fence, an<f have' 
generally taken, neither more, nor lefs, for the carriage* 
tif a Penny-poft letter, than two pence, I meafA tw6 
tfiodem pence. 

r m^R confefs there appears to me a good deal of 

frobabifity in evei^ one of theffe optntons ; and tho^ 
thfek the lali the moft probable, yet even tliat ii fuffi: 
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with reri>e^ to the fubjedl ia taking two )>ence. Tho* 
It feems indeed not altogether fo eafj to juftify thein» 
with refpefl to the Crown, for not uking three pence $ 
becatife the bell antiquaries make t Saxon Pittnig real!/ 
worth three pence of our modem money ; and I my- 
felf know a very good antiquary, who wHl give fix 
pence for every Saxon Finnig you bring him, and 
thank you into the bargain; as he defired me to declare 
to the world upon this occafion> Howorer, an* 

der fo mild an Adminiftration as the prefent, I dare 
fay no Pcnny-poftman will be treated with feverity, 
merely for having erred a litde in the valuation of aa 
ancient coin. 

If any man think, that^ notwithfianding what hatii 
been faid, the difficulty of this caie is hardly to be 
mafter*d, but by the onited wildom of the nation, I 
own I am pret^ much of his opinion ; and I would 
therefore humbly propofe, that, when the Parliament 
fit next, a Bill may be brought in for this Cafe. — :— 
I have drawn up a Bill which feems to me proper for 
thepurpofe ; and I publifb it now, that the world may- 
confider of it between this and the next feifion of 
Parliament : 

Ah JS for afartaining the fenaofthttoord Psii* 
NY, in an AS of Parliamint of the ninth year of 
ibe Ute ^itn Anne, concerning the Pofi-office, 

Whereas many doubts have arifen^ and many law* 
faits may arife, bv rcafon of the ambigpity/ of the 
word Pennj^ in a Statute made in the 9th year of the 
late Queen Anne^ concerning the^ Poll-office, fome 
perfons underilandmg by the word i^ymjf .in the faid 
Statnte a Greek Drachma others a Romati Denarius^ 
and others a Saxon Pennigz .For determining, the (aid 
doubts, and preventing law-luits, Be^ it declared and 

enaded, That the word Penny in the faid Statute 

was intended to fignify>,.an4)ihall, * in all Courts of 
Law and Equity, within that part of Great Britain, 
which is called England/ beconfti'ued to fignify one ' 
Saxon Pennig; or threes modem Englifh Pence. — — . 
Provided neve rthelefsi that fuch Pcnny-poftmen, who- 
have ]gnorafitl}r,. and^ without fraud, demanded and 
taken ovXf two modern EngHih Pence, for the carriage 
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dfcvkryFeilny-poft fetter, fllall bcj andthe^are here- 
by diichargra, i^iiift his M^jefty, liii heirs tnd flk^ 
ftffors, from nil Pfeniltfes and fbrfcitar^Si which they 
mayiave ittcurr*d by not taiting Arcfe fuch peace. —- 
Provided sdfo, that ill profccutlohs agaii^ fach bf the 
Pchny-poftmcn, as have inllkibufty and fraudotently 
demanded and taken only the fttra of oae moderft 
Englifh penny, for the carriage of ahy Penny-poft fet- 
ter, fcalfbe commenced on or before the twenty 
fourth day of Tune, which ft»H be in the year of onr 
Lord Ohe thonfkttd ievtn hundred and thirty Wo, and 
liot afterwards. 

Such an A£t as this would elFedlaally remove ailMsbt: 
for the future ; woiold ceii^inly pardon aU, whofe of- 
fences can be fuppofed to have proceeded holn igno* 
farice ; and naany pfrobaMy, whofc oiFe^cds muft ha¥« 
j^occedcdfroma-wox^ caufci ^ 15, 17 ji. 

TMiiBfoll6*red bf a l«con4 Le^f^ fig«d Banjc- 
n^Tis giving fone aocwmt of the tricks of the Bani" 
fKpt CM* 


Thursday, Afoj? 13. This day Japhet Crooie, aiu 
4^ Sir Peter Strtnger was bronght to the court of* 
KingVbettch, Whdn the CoaDcH againft him moved, 
that be might receive judgment upon hia ccmvi^yoh of 
forgintg certain deeds of conveyance ; but being Wrong- 
ly. dppSfed by the cotttt^il for the prifoner, and thei^e- 
llehig certain points of Ijfrw m quoftbn that required 
fafthercbnftderdtion; the court did not proceed to give- 
their opmion of the afiair. Whitehall EviNiMo- 

POST. My kr9ther Cdftundrum ikinh it ftraiige, 

/f^^r Sir Peter Stran^r,'^ in$ans offom croofced pointa 
of law, Jhould bt hft fo Ung « ftraigcr /n fiy piliory, . 
andfrm taking up^^ iN^w f^# additional title of Knight ^ 
of the Poft, xobitl? kefiemt fo xiMyto/ieferve. 

3vmtbt?EGASvt i» Grub-street, ^<?tf^,.Aftf)> 19, 
Dear SIR, T»^f<i^h May n, 17^1. 

1 Am one of ihofe valetudinarians, who am ahvaye.s 
fick, tho* every body %itfiilefrmyfelf thiaks I am ve- 
jy well. Overa^bottfeefgood cl*i««, I m«ftconfip6^ I 
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fometimes forget my diforder, and am as chearful m 
liie ffft of ihe cowiMiiy ; Iwittheiiett daymydiflcm- 
ffT rttw»— *«J have «rply*d aylelf to vtry tmi-' 
nent phyiieahfi ; atid^ll to no purpofe. At )^ an old* 
basket- woman •£ Clare-market, wiio had heard of my 
misfortune, a^.ftie wai fbllowrag me wkh a load of pro- 
\ifian for my family, begg'd of me that I would go to 
the Great Doctor near LmcolaVkm-^Idt; wha 
had done wonderful cures among the butchers and 
many pf her acquaintance in that neighbottritood,' on- 
ly by giving ge«enl dwcaioas By word of mouth, from 
his fhtge, for fo fmall a fee n one ihilliftg. Prerailad 
oft by the importunity of this ^dod old woman, I v«a. 
ftn-'d amoi^ the gaping cwwd, ga«c my fee, and liacn. 
ed for a full hour : but west home qtufte tiT*4 with the 
1>0CT0R*8 roariftg^ ne^c ; aind iftftead •f being the 
bcrtcT for what w»s ind, retirM to my chamber, tat 
no fhpper, went to b«d, and grew worft, 4Hkd worfo. 
«^T— Not long aftrr, I htavd of an omineai 2^rom» 
who fold a packet ef medicines, with prinled dirad- 
ions, fot the eure^ ^ Hyi» ; wxhich my iwtnds told 
me was -my real Cafe, andadria'd mc to buy it. Ac* 
eordtngty, I purchai'd one this morakg, open'd the 
packet, read the dire^ions, not imagkung the mounte- 
bank, with whom I had bce» bdR>ve, had a»y hand ia 
the compofition; bm by that time I had look'd them 
half over, by the loarhfome ftuff I concluded he null, 
be concerned. The fine)! made me fo fick^ I was te-. 
fblved to take no more of the phyfic ; land it gauQ me 
the following evacuation, which, I lu>pe fcta will ex« 
cufe, from^ Sir, your admiror^ so&d humble (bfvant, 

Hyp-^, not Hrr-ir-Critic, f Doctor Ratclipf£, 
Since I thy potions tonk^ I've liv'd a fati life : 
JPotions, which heavy, bitter, thick, ami four. 
Ranch like Emetics, like Cathartics fcour. 
Such, Whig, lior Tprv ftomach, can endur^ 
Which caafe difcafes they pretend to cure : 
Whatever name Thou tak*ft, both fides bepox 'em 
And /Wear they're all prcpar*dby f Doctor Blocks-' em. 

M. ' 

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N^ y^. Thursday^ May a/. 

T4 th0 ancient and honourable Sociity ^GkuB street: 

TH0MA8 Trim of tfle Middle-Temple, Ef^: hum- 
bly compkining, fheweth. That he the faia Tho* 

MAS being enter *(i of the Society aforefaid, by- the fole 

authority of an obftinate and covetous father, and fore 

a^inft his own inclinations* he having at all times ma- 

lufefied an utter contempt of fludy and induflry, and 

9' genius fuited to the moft polite education ana ac- 

complifhments ; does now^ by the cruelty aforefaid, 

iufier eztreamly both in his reputttion and figure in the 

V7orld : infomuch, that notwithllanding he has, for the 

f^ce of three years- laft paft, with the utmofl caution^ 

avoided the kafl: application to, or appearance of buiit 

Tit(s i and at the fame time moH diligently ftudy^d all 

the modes, fafhions, and gallantries of the beau monae, 

to his very great and extraordinary expencein powder, 

chair-hire, chocolate, piays, operas, mafquerades, and 

an manner of fubfcriptions whatfoever (not to mention 

wheys, phyfick, fees, &cj yet does he find, by daily 

experience, to hisinexpremble mortification, and forrow 

of heart, that it is impo£ible for him to get over the- 

prejudice and imputation of aprofeifion; but that he 

JXMift always continue to be efteemed, treated, and con- 

£der'das a LAW^vfR^ uponaH occafions,. and iu all 

places, except the Courts of Juflice, and the Temple 

aforefaid.— — And that the weight of this grievance 

may appear in its true light, he humbly begs leave to 

lay before you a few only. of. the many inconveniencic* 

that arife from the lame. 

The firil is, that he having by the methods, and at 
the expcncev aforefaid, purchafed and acquired a very 
large acquiintancc, yet cannot continue the fame, with- 
out fubmit ting to the vileft indignities, and- allowing the 
fifcateildifparities between him^f andhls ikid acqasrint- 


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aiKcf; iafoimich, tkat Sir FVifliitg Futtteh (th©* 
othek^if^ hi0 verygoddfrieRd) wili ncirer adanit of hb 
h&vJhi^ tbe'4tift uifte in dvcjs^ ROtwitkihmdti^ that he 
ifd«^ fdr many ndnfcksp^tft, athis^wo mfbiids aMkiM^ 
comndendftdoA, aTird bk^ the (aid Sir Pom. i no's owa 
taylor^ peiUqtit^nnkcf, Sk:. Nor dates yDtnr poeir B^ 
lioi^er mtmion the Ica^ amoar, intrigoe^ or fo nnich as 
%\it dft^ eqaipofev or name of any perfon of qualkf, 
(the* Very wcH verM^ia all thdfe circuaiflaneei) in the 
prcf«Wc#of Will. Cot^ETLr ; altho' be; your Befi^ 
tionc^, is the heir to a very conltderable eftate^ and the 
fM Will. on)y iecond foir of' a ncighboarmg geMtb- 
itian, aftd at prefetit in a verylotv ilation ab»at the 
CoHit. And your Complaiaant further faith, thataU> 
tho* he thefaid Sir Foplin« Fluttiii, WijTliam 
CouiiTLT, £%; afld all his fafluonable friends, do 
very ff«equemly mctt at his apartments, and are there 
entefrtained with Claftt, Bttrgoody, &c. yet neither 
they, nor any of them, will ever ufe any other phraie, 
than that they are come to foyl with^ him about the 
Temple, for variety ; which is the more grievous t9 
your Petitioner, in that he kfioweth, and is very well 
affiired> HiaHhey, and every of thcipr do very ^e- 
fluently (link from the Drawing-room^ to iiip on a iiifglf 
oiOi-or chocolate* 

Secondly, this Complaint faith, that whereas he 
lUs; dbinng his abode l^re, been very cartful to avdd 
this nib of the vi^i^s, Chfinkn^^ Laimdntfh or any 
Atiier technical 6i vul^r phnife, that mighc betisaq^ thxi 
k^b air of the Society ; yet he» havio^ Ibme time 
^nte bbaght fome lace, f»r which he had naforc di 
oc<^itoh, from DbL-ti^ O^LB in fsli-Mall) andatth^ 
iame time defiring (be would bring that and fome mpre 
to him to the Temple, and that he would be furc to 
be at home ; ihe very pertly renly^d^ that what he had 
bought ihould be defiver*d iafefy to his clerk. 

Thhdly, this Comphdnant farther ^th, tlUt not 
only being thus excluded from all lace-chambers, tise*^ 

iag-rooms, and expofed to the contempt of afl 

of what denominations foever ; which b net only hard 
inkfci^ but alfo very incoavenieat, in that he is at 



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much ezpence in vtndictting his own honour and gah 
kntjry, and conTincin^ them of their miflake : but 

FoottblT, that he is utterly undone and ruin'd, m 
being totally excluded from the haft hope of Avourt 
from the Ladies of better figure, merely from his fi- 
*^uation and circumflance. In proof of which^ tl^t 
Complainant is ready to depofe and make oath, that 
within thefe three years kft paft, tbove thirteen hun* 
dred women of better fafliion» maids, wives, and wi- 
dows, have received fatvoorable impieffions of his drefs» 
■p^ibn, and parts, and lodc'd a full approbation of the 
^me ; until all his hopes were fucceffively bUfted^ and^ 
all that kindnefs tomM into contempt and indifference* 
by the mere found of the fingle word Tempiir : which 
word thb Complainant believes to be of the Cabalifti* 
cal Ibrt, and to have an efieft the very rcvcrfe of thole 
charms of old, fo famed for creating love and efteem i 
becanie that no woman ever yet granted him any fa* 
.vour under that chara£br, except once a fat dly wife^ 
who offered to treat bim fpom a mafqueradef and whoi 
this Complaiaant verilv believes* did^ from the fitigo* 
ing his voice* raiftake nim for an Iri(h-man«. 

The premiffes being tenderly. e<mfider*dy ^& Cam^ 
)»1ainant humbly hopes, that your Society will lay out 
ibme part of your wit, and karning* in the redreffing- 
his grievances a forced* and thofe of many others, 
now in the fame unhappy, circumlhinces. And^it may 
be worth your greateil care to corre6t thofe di(cou« 
ragements to wit and pleafare, which may drive many 
hopeful young fellows back to bufincu and fererer 
tediest and deterr them from thofe touries which have 
produced the incomparabk J y M — £ S — h* and 

M^2^ 17J1. Tour PetithBir fic^ 

To Kfr. Bavivs. 
MoiE profound: Sir* Mirf 12, 17}!. 

YOUR Correfpondent from paermarddtn ei^ter- 
tamed me very much laft week with his curious 
Extradls of B'ritiftf Jlntiquities from a book entituled 
Cy/ reithjeu, Stc. feu Legtt WMic^e, printed in y/>ur 
70th Journal. I don't doubt but fcveral of your 


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readers arc ftffl in fufpcnfe, whether he was in earned 
or not ; and might believe that the ancient ftatutes. 
he '^QOted were as much the cffe^s of mere imagj* 
nation, as the ftudies at Laputa. But having fince 
had- the curiofity to look into thofe Laws, I can affure 
them, that they are genuine ; and do own, that I am 
tsmuch furpriz'd it the man, as at the nobie fimplidty 
$f the manntrs of his anceftors. What could induce 
him to revive the memory of thofe laws, which, not- 
withftanding their publication, were only in the hands 
of a few Antiquaries, and in a fair way of being for- 
gotten ? *Tis the diftin^ifhing charadler of a true Bri» 
tin to be extrcamly jealous of the honour of his coun- 
try, and to publifli nothing that would derogate from 
the dignity of his Prince. But this is, in my opinion, 
I vtry different behaviour : 'tis being a little too free 
with Majcfty, to let every one know what palTed be- 
tween a King and bis fervants for bis prwaie.amufe^ 
ment ; or to give an exaH lift if tbe perquifites.of all 
bis minifters. For my part, bad* I been defcended 
from the primitive antiquity of that nation, or obtain- 
ed the greater honour of rcprefenting any part of it 
in Parliament^ I would have humbly dcfired leave to 
bring in a Bill, not to repeal, but to abolifh all the 
Laws of that countrv before the time of Henry Vlf. 
or if fuch a Bill haa met with too great an oppofition 
from the lovers of law in an unknown tongue^ it might 
have been eafy to have laid a great penalty upon tranf- 
lating them ; the Records being preserved entire, to 
be confulted only on fpecial occaGons* The tranflitiog, 
or rather exporting laws in a -foreign language, is car- 
rying off the wifdom of a nation, to the great detri- 
ment of the inhabitant^ ; *tis letting their neighbours 
into all their fccrets of government, which may fome- 
times tarn to their difadvantage. This gentleman how. 
ever feems to excufe his own condu£l in this particular,. 
by faying, that thefe Confticutiohs were originally ' of 
our own growth, and therefore there could be no in- 
convenience in communicating them again tp us : but 
his proQt of this is, what is generally, efteemed of^ the 
moil fufptc&ous fqrt, only the autliortty of a Dedica- 
tion. Nor does even that evidence* (peak fall to this 

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point : for it is not tbere (aid, that fh body pf tht 
Weiftf Lsttffs isd^rwid fram tht SaxanSf but only the 
mtft 't^nfidernble pdrt of them- Wallorum Princip^i 
frimns ^ pr^cif^^s juris xlicundi, formulas a SaXoni- 
bus derivaffe, Tiic Wclfti Princes might have, had 
(oHie regaKl to the epcampks of the SazonSy in making 
laws ; £e principal methods of adjafli^g property, and 
punifliiqg crimiaalsy might be taktnfrom them ; with- 
out fuppofingy that there was nothing in the Brit'tjh 
Idws ftrUlly und p^uUarlj ihtir own* JVnd I am ra- 
ther inclined to be of this opinion, becaufe: I Hnd the 
fame author eypr-ei&ng himfelf more diflmdlly in the 
Preface upon, this fubje£l. After .pointing out icune 
Weifli Conftitutions, that were probably taken from 
their neighbours, he adds, Hac aut$m nan ideo ^ mi 
difia-ijfs vtUtm^ fuafi unwirfa Itgum. Wallicnrum capita 
^ procejfus, out ^ Saxosum uut Norm^nnarum moribus 
impofita ^ > d^ftripta aciftimavirim:, nonmlU protul- 
dubi^ a vttorihus pstrire inftit^tis pfofiuxire, fu^ ante 
4egim laiam juris mgorem b^buerunt. And I am will- 
ing to believe, that the priviUgo offcratebing the King^i 
feet 9 and enjoying the remains of bis toafted cheefe^ were 
of this latter fort, 'till I fee fomething more confide- 
rable advanced to the contrary : I would not have your 
corre^ndent fo very mqdeft to ^ve up all the laws 
0/ his country, as if none of them were originals. 

What particular views the late learned Dr. Wot ton 
might have in ihklying the Welfh Antiquities, I cannot 
.iay : but I iindy that bis genius has enlarged th^ acqui-- 
fitions of his countrey-men ; and fubaued the only 
things that- were before un^onqucred by the Engl^, 
the laws and language of the Britons. I am, Sir, 

Your great admirer, and very humble fervant, 



IHiippaied to caft my eye the other day on the twro 
. following Advertifemcnts in tbe*iX«Vjy Advert^tr, 
v^fiilch, I think, juilly deferve to be /communicated to 
-the learoped Jifeotld ; and therefore I recommend them 
- 1041 t^ge in jreor yomrmH^ The firft I cannot; but Ad- 

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mire for its lofty and hcr<NC Ajle ; and I could almoft 
fwear, that the author of it is maiung intereft to fuc« 
ceed our Orator, in ^afe of mortality i for whoie 
place he fccDos to be very well qualified. • — As to the 
Anfwer, there are likewife fotne ezctUencies in it, which 
inight be improved, would the Advertiser, but now 
and then, hy out a (hilling it our Oratory : for learn- 
ing is not to be acquired without msnej. Yet I mufl 
inform you, Sir, that I do not fet up for a critic in 
literature: my profeffion bemg not to deftroy 4nen 
with pen, ink, and paper ; "but to preferve them, by 
the ai^flance of a good fir-loin of beef, and the like : 
the other part I leave to gentlemen of a more refined 
genius ; and ihall only defire, that when you (end to 
market, you will be my cudomer, as I am now yours, 
Clare-rharUu M. Marrow-ions* 

Whereas a certain pragmatical, anonymous, blinking 
dabler in Romance^ has lately taken into his hand (for 
brains had nothing to do in the afiair) to fet up for % 
biographer, by publi(hing a moft difaial, decrepit, one» 
cy'd rhapfody, under the title of Karzamsj ox Tbg 
injured Statffman j in which he has endeavoured (God 
blefs him !} to draw the charafter of a finilhed minifler ; 
but with fuch a bungling flump, as no backneyan mortal 
ever fcribbled with before. And whereas he has on the 
other hand (after (harpning his dull inftrument upon his 
fcuU) pretended to degradd to an incendiary one of the 
moft diftinguifhed patriots and fta^tefmen that ever lived, 
under the name of Euryphax ; averting, that he 
had employed a fet of villains to fire Narzants'i hoiife. 
For this notorious chimera^ a lover of merit, and a 
particular friend of the great man fo vilely a(per(ed, 
challenges this ftupid, mercenary ink-ilabberer, to meet 
him in the cellar under Tyburn-houfe, at twelve pre- 
diely on friday night, there to fight with bludgeons . 
and dark lanthorns. 

PMl'Malh Af^y X2, 1731. "Tom Thunderer. 

In a paltry Advertifement of May 18, figncd 

Tom Thunderer, writ with the moft plebeian viru* 

Vol. II. G • Icnce, 

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Icnce, and in t ftylc the Editor of Narxanes is not 
acquainted with, and dated from Pali-Mall inftead o* 
Bi/li/t£f-gat£ ; the ignominious Advertifer prcfumes to 
fnecT at one of the greateft charafters that ever prcfidcd 
over an Admkiiftration ; and at the fame time endea- 
vours, awkwardly, to defend that of Euryphax, and 
his affociates in mock-patriotifm. And whereas the faid 
fcribler, out of his profoutid judgment, was pleafed to 
grace the author of Narzaf/es with fcvcral opprobrious 
epithets, unworthy of ftaining paper ; and to challenge 
h-m to fight with bludgeons (a weapon that (hews his 
t«ducation) at midnight, by dark iantborns, m the cellar 
"jndcr Tybum-houfc: this is to inform our empty 
Thunderer, that the editor of Narzanes is not* a- 
fraid of his bludgeons; but having a jaft apprehcnfion 
hli the dcfcendants of Fawkes, his illuftrious prede- 
ycflbr, whofe name is immortalized by the Gunpowdir^ 
\ut ; he does not think it fafe to meet him at the place 
J e is fo well acquainted with ; but in cafe he dares ven- 
ire himfelf on monday next at mid day upon Wimble- 
7n Common, he there fhall be treated with the dignity, 
t hich fo excellent* a writer, and fo polite a man de- 
li .vcs, &c. 
Cbel/ea^ May i. Ph: lo-Narzanes. 

I am of opinion, that tbefe Advcrtifements were 
tirittcn by the Hackney an authors of thofe for Mr. 
^accs's Great Room* and Mr. ^tqil'^^% Amphitheatn, 



Thurspay, Msy 20. Robert Bluet of Holcomb- 

4 urt in Devonihire, Efq; a young gentleman of near 

.00 1, per ann hath lately taken holy orders, and is 

icnted to the re^^ory of Berrynarber, upwards of 

o I. per ann. *Rob. dc Bloet, biftop of Lincoln, and 

rd Chancellor of England in the time of William 

, fus, was a younger brother to Sir William dc Bloet, 

's gentleman's anceftor* Daily Post. Quaere, 

hetber Mr. Bluet, by taking holy orders, and com- 

ncing country parfon, will not ceaje to be a gentle* 

<n ; tfr whether his family, and his eilate^ can frem 

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fervt bim from tht ufual confiquenas of fucb a dcgi 

Monday, May 14.. We bear, that the author 
CbriftisHity us old as tbi Creation^ is brought fo low in 
a coafumption, that his phyfidans have prefcribed him 
as the laft remedy, affes milk and^ the country air. 

Daily Journal 1 fear tbis prcfcripuon tvillbave 

little fuceefs, it heiHg a cbangi only of air, and not of 
diet. ' M. 

From ibi Pegasus //» Grvb-strket, Wedn. Maj 26. 

Mr B.wiuf, 

What in the name of wonder do you mean, by pafling 
over in filence a celebrated author, whofe condant 
proda£lionsj)lain]y (hew him one of your Societv ? I 
mean your laborious brother, who pens Tbe laft Uying 
Speecb, Stc. Surely nothing can ezcufe you, but the great 
Dufine6 you have upon your hands. I therefore beg 
leave to put the following Queiy. / 

Whether by the Ordinary's contra^ing among other 
names, (for which names no doubt he is paid as nfual) 

the name of the Devil, thus, D 1, 'tis not probable 

that the Devil appeared to hlm^ and fatisHed him for 
this favour ; and that otherwife he would not have done 
it ? — I know fomc are of opinion, that it has been 
fronv their frequent intcrcourle by Me]fengers, pafling 
from the former to the latter, that he has written for a 
long lime, as U the D 1 was in him. 

On feeing Mr. Gibber's pifture, juft publijbed. 
To Kneller Dryden writes * Sofne bear the rule, 

• Thus thou fometimcs art forc'd to draw a fool : 

• But fo his follies in thy poflure fink, 

. • Thefenfelcfs idiot feems at leaft to think/ 
But thou, Grisoni, with fincercr art. 
Haft drawn the Laureat in his noble d part. 
As in his New yearns Ode^ in thy dcfign 
The thcughtle^ Fopling fiiines in every line* M. 

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N® 74. Thursday, June 3. 

NafrtquB aHi Magnum j vei Cafitris arma fequantur : 
Dax Bruta Cato folus eriu Lu can. L. IL 

TH E good underftandiftg, and p«rfe£^ harmonjr, 
which had for a long time fubfifled between the 
^wo ancient and honourable Societies of LiiicoMs-inn and 
Qrafs'inn^ was at laft unfortunately interrupted by a con 
tention that happened between RupBitT Ltn of the 
. former, and Caleb D'Anvers of the latter, for the 
place of ColIc£for General of rents, &c. which was 
obtained by Rupert. The refentmfcnt of Caleb oA 
this difappointrtent w/is very great, which he vented 
in continual complaints of RiIPbrt's mifmanagemenc* 
who, by way of reuliatlon, took care to get Caleb*» 
friends excluded from all offices of honodr or advaii« 
tage in both Societies. A paper war was waged iat 
above four years, in which Rupert finding he had thet 
difad vantage, cndcavonrcd to get a rcftraint lay'd upon' 
the liberty of the prels ; but not fucceeding, condt- 
fcended at laft to come to an accbmmodation with«CA- 
L E B . And accordingly, ♦ A Treaty vf peace, friindjhif^ 
and mutual guaranty between them, was concluded at 
Covent-Garden^ Jp. zS, 1731. a Copy of which Trea- 
ty waspublifhed in the Craft/man of laft faturday. 
» At the end of the Treaty Mr, D' Anvers fays, that 

* the progrefs of thefc ncgociations with Mr. Ly» 
' was communicated, from time to time, to the States 

* of Grukftreet i that he had all the reafon in the 

* world to believe tljiat the confent of their principals 
. * would have been obtained long before this time ; but 

* that he now began to fear that there vyas too good % 

* correfpondence between them and Mr. Foe, and that 
' the Memorial, which he had lately caufed to be de- 

* livered 
* A ridicule upon the ing to which the Dutch were 
^iity rf Vienna^ in Z(x.z^' very flow. 

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* livcred to them, complaining of Mr. D'Anvirs** 
' condud. hath had too much influence on their coun-' 

* Cil5/ 

Againft thefe infinuations, to juflifie our deliberate 
way of proceeding in general, and our delay in accedine 
to this Treaty in particular, fome Remarks upon it, apd 
upon the condod of the parties concerned (hall be layed 
before the reader ; which were drawn up by a com- 
mittee of our Political writers, who po^efs the largeft 
province in our republic, and whofe example the fir 
other provinces generally foUow. Thefe Remarks will 
comprehend thofe likewife of the two Rhetorical and 
Poetical provinces ; which, tho* they too haftily, a« 
ufua], confented to an acceflion to this Treaty, yet did 
not do it without making fome Obfervations thereupon. 

I. The firll Article fcems to be exprelTed, in terms 
fo general, as to contain an nnreafonable ftipulation^ 

* that the contraSing parties ihould be obliged to a 

* mutual defence, or, as it is called, a reciprocal gva^ 
' ranty pf all rights, piivileges, and immunities, which 

* each of them enjoys, or ought to enjoy* Who is (o de- 
termine what rights and privileges any of the parties 
ought to enjoy ? If the parties therafelves are to be 
judges in this matter, there is ju(l caufe to apprehend, 
that the determination will be too partial in their own 
£iYour. To ingage therefore to guaranty all rights and 
privileges, which the contraBing parties (hall think 
they ought to enjoy ^ is to ingagp to guaranty fuch rights 
and privileges, as no party perhaps has any right to: 
and confequently to a£t ^ againft ^ny perfon who (hall 

* difturb any of the contraftors in the peaceable pof- 

* {K&.01C of fuch pretended ri^ts, may be to ad in fop- 
port of injullice and oppremon. It fecms therefore 
neccflary, that a Declaration (honld be made, that thefe 
rights, privileges, and immunities, are to be under- 
ftood, only of fuch as arc now a^ually polTeflcd by 
the contr ailing powers* 

II. Tho* by the fecond Article, * Rf pert Lyr* 

* Efq; doth take upon himfelf the guaranty of the It- 

* berty of theprefs^ of the Papers of Grub-Jlreet^ and 

* the diipofition of the property of them ; and doth 
' promife to maiataiA and defend them agninft any 

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* perfoa who (hall endeavour to inoleft them : * yet we 
think it expedient to infift upon fome further fecurity. 
For we very well remeuiber, ahho' it be fcveral years 
i^o» that the whole Society of Lincoln's -inn ^ and Ru- 
FiRT in particular, declared in the ftrongeft terms, i- 
inagkiable fot the liberty of the prefs : and yet we 
have reaibn to think, that they very lately endeavoured 
to get that liberty fuppreffed. We therefore are of o- 
pinion, that to fecure the performance of this article, 
Mr. Lyn ought to grant us a general protcdiion under 
his hand and feal againft all MeiTengers, and a Noli 
froftqui againft all attorneys, to fecure us eftedlually from 
all fines, imprifonments, and pillories. 

III. Againft the third Article there feems to rife an 
«bjc€iionof the fame nature with that againft the iirft. 
We ate very willing to come into a ftipulation * to put 

• a ftop to all hoftilitics againft Mr. Lyn ; and to fuf- 

• hx him to enjoy all his pofts of honour, and pro- 
< fit, titles, dignities, preheminences, and acquiSiiont 

• whatfoever, which he docs at prefent enjoy ; and to 

• defend, or as it is called, to guaranty them to him, 

• and his fucceffors, againft all oppofcrs whatfoever : * 
but we do not think it reaionable, that the fame ingagc- 
ments fhould comprehend all thofe pofts, titles, &c. 
which he may think he otgbt to enjoy ; or that the faid 
guaranty fhould exttnd to his fucceffors without any li- 
mitation whatfoever. This, we conceive, would be to 
oblige ourfelves to the performance of things, of which 
we are intireiy ignorant, which may be impoifible t^ 
be performed, and which may involve our poftcriiy in 
cndlefs quairels and difptttes. , . 

IV. The former part of the fourth Article Is con- 
ceived in fuch terms, as in reality to oblige to nothing. 

• The other points which remain to be fettled, between 

• the contrafting parties, or their confederates, fhall 
•.be examined, dilcuffed, and decided, as foon a's pof- 

• fibly, without any delay. ^ But if it be not poffible 
to decide thefe points without delay, as we are pretty 
fure it is not; then they maybe examined, difci{ffed^ 
and decided as foon as pojjibly, without delay, and yet 
not be i/^W</^^ for along time. We think therefore, 
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cifion of thefc points, and to prevent their being the 
fubje£t of annual Treaties, a precife time ought to be 
limited, within which they fliodd be examined 

difcufled, and decided -The latter claufe of this 

Article, * that all the engagements, which the contrdB- 

* ing parties havtf madt with other perfons, (hall fubfift 

* as they now arc, excepting only in'thofe points which 

* may be contrary to the prefertt Treaty,' Teems to al- 
low of fueh a latitude of interpretation, with regard to 
the obligation of former Treaties, that we think itin- 
confiftent with our honour to accede to the prefent, un- 
Icfs this Article be altered. 

i Bcfides thefe obfervatibns upon the Articles of this 
Treatyr we beg leave to make two or three upon* the 

condu6> of each, of the ctmtraSling powers ^ There 

was formerly a peffeft harmony betfreen the two anci- 
ent Societies o\Lincolit%inn and Grub-ftreet: in fomueh 
that the very fame petfons were frequently members 
of both. A glorious inftance of which we have conti- 
nually in our minds, namely, that confummate lawyer 
and divine, William Prynke, Efq; who was an utter 
barrifter oi Linto Ins-inn, andoneof the greateft ornaments 
of the focicty of Grub-ftreet, This ancien t friend fliip be- 
tween the two communities, makes Us take the proceed- 
ings of Mr. Lyn the more unkindly, who has endeavour- 
ed to fet them at variance * and, as we are mformed, has 
prevailed upon feveral of our moft learned members by 
large penfions, not only to abfent* them (elves from our 
meetings, but even to abufe our Society itfelf : the molt 
eminent of thele are Mr. OsBoltN, Mr. Walsino- 
HAM, Mr. CiBBER,and Mr. Concanin ; who boaft- 
ing, in (everal places, as we hear, of the. generofity of 
their patron, have induced, upon the profpecfl ot the 
like good fortune, eveh the Orator, and the Re- 
gister of Grub'ftreet to dckrt iis. We did not fo 
much wonder indeed at the defertion of the former 
about half a year ago ; becaufe he at the fame time be- 
gan to a£l more openly in a double capacity, as a Quack 
Doctor, as well as an Orator. For as it is proper 
to the latter to plead on any fide : fo it is to the former 
to pretend to cure any incurable dillemper. But wc 
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cisTER, no longer ago than laft (aturday ; who had 
made fo many repeated declarations, that he would ne- 
ver engage in the petulance o party. But tho* we arc 
much concerned at theie two great loiTes ; yet we have 
this coniblation under it. That while thefe gentlemen 
declaim againft the Society of Gruhfinet^ they at the 
fame time proclaim the excellency of our inditutioir ; 
ihewing, in almoft every line they write, their ingrati- 
tude, as plainly, as their learning ; and that they could 
not poffibly have handled their weapons fo well, had 
they not learned the art, in that very Academy, againft 
which they have thought fit to turn them, How- 
ever, before we accede tq the Treaty propofed, we 
think it reafo&able to infift upon a feparate^ additional 
Article, relating to this matter. That each Society fhall 
grant no protedlion to the renegado members of the 
other, but (hall deliver them up on demand. 

Nor has the conduct of Mr. D' An vers, and the 
gentlemen of Grafsinn^ been.fuch as to induce us 
readily to come into their meafure?. In feveral of hr$ 
Papers, particularly thofe which contain Remarks upon 
the Htftorj of England^ he has given great offence to 
many worthy perfons, who are at a lofs to know with 
what view they were written. The Cursory Ob ss r- 
VATOR affirms, that in them the Jacobite, under the 
mafque of a Republican, was ftriking at the interell of 
the prefent Royal Family. We rather fufpe^, that the 
defign of them is to recominend the ariflocratical form 
of government, by endeavouring to render the mo- 
narchical ridiculous. But this is a de/ign, to the pro- 
moting of which^we (hall never contribute; having 
fiourifhed longc(l, and with greatell (ecurity, under 
the kind inBuences of a limited monarchy, founded 
upon Revolution principlei : of the truth of which, 
our prefent happy iituation is a full proof, we abound- 
ing at this time in a greater number than ever of mem- 
bers eminent in all parts of literature. 

In the iaft place, to remove al) umbrage taken by 
Mr. D* An VERS, from the Memorial lately caufcd to 
be delivered to us by Mr. Foe, we think proper ta 
declare, that our negotiations with him will be carried 
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placft any extraordinary confidence in his large pro- 
mifcs to fecurc U9 a ihare in the Ameritan trade. For 
we well remember, how he once encouraged one of our 
own, members, the merry Ne© Ward, to abufe our 
whole Society : and we have reafon to think, that by 
a private Treaty between them, that branch of trade 
is ahnofi ingroffed by the latter ; whofe Works are in 
great cfteem in that other world. — ^^ Befides, we have 
another juft ground of complaint againft Mr. ^qq^ for 
Jiavin^ invaded one of our provinces of late, by pub- 
lifhing fevcral Abridgments of pamphlets ; which we 
think no private member has a right to do, without the 

approbation of our Society.. We therefore thhik 

it highly concerns us, in the firft place to tajce care, that 
a good ifftfrr/Vr be fettled between us and this gentle- 
man; which will be our greateft fecurity, in cafe any 
future negotiations fhould be revived with him, by 
Mr. Lyn, or Mr. D'Anvirs. 

Upon the whole, we hooe, that the High and Migh- 
ty the States General of the united provinces of Gruh^ 
firea, having ferioufly confidcrcd the Remarks here 
laid before them, will adl with the greateft deliberaticH* 
in thii critical junfturc ; and not accede too precipi- 
tately to a Treaty, which may infenfibly ingage them 
in tne defence and fupport, either of tyranny and op- 
preiEon, or of aa&ri:hy and conluGoD. 

M. Bavius. 

A Bill of charges of Wm. Ming at, E(q; Regifter to 
the Bi(hop of Norwich, and Mayor of the fame city, 
when he feafted his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, 
and other lords and knights, being a week's cxpenccs, 
in the year ot our Lord 1561. 

i s. d. 
Impr. beef, with firloin, 8 done, at 8d. per ft. o 5*^ 4 

2 collars braun ■ . © i 4 

4geefc .014 

8 pints of butter . ^ o 1 6 

I fore quarter of veal ■ o o 10 

I hinder quarter, ditto - — — — 010 

Carried over •— . 0,11 4 

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Brought otcr • 
1 leg of mutton ■ 
I loio of ditto, and z fhouMer veal 

1 breaft and coaft of mutton 
6 plovers — — 
4 brace of partridges 

' 4 couple rabbits 
4 guinea pigs 
4 couple hens 

2 couple mallards 
34 eggs 

2 bufhels flour 
1 6 loaves white bread 
1 8 ditto of wheat ditto 

3 ditto of mailin ditto 
I barrel of double beer 
I barrel of fmall ditto 

I Quarter of. wood 

Nutipegs, mace, cinnamon and grains 

4 pound of Barbary fugar — 
r ruit and almonds — 
Sweet water and perfumes 
1 6 oranges 

I 17 2 

Ft I DAY, May 28. Laft night the new-born fon of 
the right hon. the Ear) of Plymouth was baptized in 
S, George's church, Hanover fquare, by the name of 
Other Lewis Windfor : Tho. Lewis of Soberton, E(q; 
and the hon. Mr. Windfor, brother to the Earl, flood 
godfathers j and the Lady Clarke, and Mrs. Lewis, 

godmothers. Post-boy. 1 was agrteabiy furpriftd 

f read fucb an injlance of condefcenfion in perfons' of 

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quality : tobo giHerMlly I ook upon a chamber as the pro' 
pirefi plate for the performance of thi$ religious office, 
htcauje it keeps them more from a level with the vul- 
gar : but why the Clergy comply toith their pride^ con- 
trary to their folemn promifes^ t Jball rather onli con^ 
future than declare. 

TuEsi>AT, June i. We liear the Archbifhop has 
lately fpoke in thcfe Words of Mr. Heoley^s Oratory, 
' That he never oppoied his Scheme, and wi(hes him 
* Saccefsin all hit undertakings.* Da ily* Journal.-— 
lie fire Meflieurs Wc to let us know in the next Daily 
Toarnal, wha heard the Archbifhop fay this^ or to ac- 
knowledge it to be an Henley ifm. 

fr^/» ^i&^pEG ASUS />GiiUB-sTiiB£T, Wcdn, June 2. 

DearBAvr, 5/ Giles*/, May iS^ 1731. 

IT Is with the utmoft difpleafurc I hear your renown- 
ed Society refleifted on ; and the more any of your 
niembers are abufed, the more I efteem them. It is 
hence I pay a vail regard to the author of Cbriflianity 
as old as the Creation ; and have a fort of veneration for 
l^e Re/lor er of Ant lent Elocution^ fo often defam'd, 
dcfam'd even by his own Society : it is hence I adore 
the fuperior defcrt of Keyber major, while I admire 
the poetical merit of Keyber junior; who, I am afTurcd, 
IS born to be one day the glory of the GRVBtANs 1 nor 
think my affertion vain, Snce I^ had it from the great- 
eft enemies to your Sodety. In fhort, d^ar Bavy, i 
have been this week at the Weftminfter Election ; where, 
without obferving any manner of decorum, they abufed 
your whole fet of Poets ; and one of the young lads 
(a young Anti-Grubean I warrant him,) had the aflu- 
rancc to (ay plainly, Grubai Poetajlici ; nay fo fcanda- 
k)uswas he, that he faid, fome lived in garrets, and 
from thence defcending to fame, fet up a levee of book- 
fellers : in this lall article he being ignorant of the cuf- 
toms of Orub-ftreet was a little out ; for, you kpow, 
your members, inflead of having book-fellers at their le- 
vees, attend the levees of the book-fellers. Believe me, 
dear Bavt, it is very happy, that Grub-JIreetU (o fer- 
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fpriDg up, dk, and are fo quickly fuccccded by one a- 
nothcr;^ or clfe I don't know what dangers vou might 
not apprehend from that cuifed WeSminfter fchool, 
which is always trainmg up a number of troops, in the 
greateft enmity to your Society. ^ I can't help 

fending ypu a copy of Latin Verfes made on the illut* 
Crious Meilicurs KEYiiERs. 

Poeta nafcitur^ i^ fit, 
O, decus Angliaci, fenior Cibberb, theatri, 

Cui lepidos didat Comica Mufa fales. 
Te, quamvis dodum Jani celebrare Cafcndas, 

Invida gens vatem denegat efTe fuum. 
Atnon QiBBERUMt Formofe THEOPHiLE^quifquam 

Pcrfriilae frontis te genuiflc neget. 
Spleudefcis proles non inficianda Parenti, 

Cefliuro veftris debita ferta comis. 
Cacfareo eft fadlus vatcs diplomate Major : 

Nafcitur hacredis jure poeta Minor. 

• In Efig/fjh. 
C IBBER, the glory of the Britifh ftage, 
Taught by the Comic Mufe topleafc this age: 
So well thou turn'ft a New- years Ode, 'tis hard 
That envious Wits denie that thou'rt a Bard. 
Yet this one truth can be deny'd by none, 
That bright Theophi tus is Aire thy Son. 
' No Sire can fuch difown : to whom relign'd, 
Thofe Bays one day his learned brows Ihall bind ; 
Which thine O elder Patent Bard, adorn 
By Royal grace ; but fhall by him be worn. 
By right hereditary, Poet born* 




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N^ 75. Thursday, June lo* 

TH E firft Piece confifb of Tome further Ex- 
tra ffj from Mr. Laws's Cafi of Riajon or iVtf- 
tura/ Religion fully ftatedt in^nfwcr to Cbrijiianity as 
eld as the Creation. 

Mr. Bavius^ 

IT was with great concern the good cdmpan3^ here 
received the news of the death of the iatc inge- 
nious Mr. J 1 J s, a gentleman not onljr 

eminent for his skill in the Oriental languages, buc 
one, who even in thefe times of ridicule, fhev/ed aa 
uncommon courage and merit, by glorying in the cha- 
radler and name of a virtuofo ; and was not only him- 
fclf a diligent enquirer into the moft curious and mi- 
nute parts of natural hiflory, but likewife endeavour- 
ed to beget and propagate a Xost for that delightful and 
ufeful fludy, among people of all ranks, even the low- 
ed 9 as will appear^ by the following Letter ^ which we 
can aiTure you is genuine. The making of it publick 
is certainly very proper at this time, when a great fleet 
is going out, which may by this means be made fer- 
viccable to England : for tho' the orders fhould be as 
pacifick, as fome formerly givM, yet if every (ailor 

will follow the directions of Mr. J s, he will at 

leaft enlarge our acquifitions in knowledge^i and en- 
rich the repofitories of the curious. And for fuch a 
pradlice as this, Hiftory furnifhcs us wi^han example in 
Caligula's command to his foldiers on the fea-fliore. 
But as our country-men are generally lovers of poetry, 
and according to the common obfervation, precepts in 
ytx^^ are moll eafily remembered ; we have amongft 
us put the Letter into rime, wherein the fenfq is re- 
ligioufly prefervcd. But we (hall detain you no long- 
er from what has given us fo much pleafure, thaa 
Vol. IL ' H '• whilft 

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wkiift W€ inform you, that an immediate puWication 
. ef thc(e papers will not only be an evidence of yoqr 
xeal for the publickgood, but will alfo be very grateffil 
to. Sir, your humble fcrvants 

June I, 1731. B. BuTlTfiRFLT. 

C. Cockleshell. 
F. Fossil, 

InsTIluctions fir ChrSflopher Hilliard, Formaft^man 
^n bMfd the ■ i ,ij m m of war. 


I Heartily wi(h thee a good voyage ; and the beft way 
to obtain it, is to carry God with thee : keep ^ 
f;ood confcience ; be induftrious and void of offence* (b 
thou wilt do well. Remember thy mifpcnt time, and 
be furc to redeem it by thy carefulnefs in the prefent ; 
and let me hear from thee upon thy return, God con- 
dndliiig thee fafc. Wherever you go, keep a lournal, 
if yott <fan, of all that is remarkable, as winds, and 
dhange of weather, in all latitudes. Take all foundings, 
ftnd keep the fands, ihells, and whatever elfe the deep 
iea-lilie or other brings up ; and put it into a papei-, 
ivriting on the paper. Sounding of fuch a place in the 

latitude of ^ — &c^ If you meet with any pretty 

fta-feathers, moHes, weeds, trees, or plants, fave fome 
of the faireft and beft, which you may put up in any 
thing, and all together in a cagg, pitcher, or bottle ; 
excepting the Tea- feathers or ^trees, which muft be kept 
vfcry even and fafe. If you can get any ftrangc fifties, 
they will be acceptable. When you go alhorc, and 
meet with any ihells that are whole, keep them for me, 
ekree or four ef each ibrt ; and if you find any pretty 
Shining fands, take a pound of each, or half a pound; 
tad pick up pretty Hones of divers colours, as green, 
red, blue, yellow, black, or white, and clear, aswdl 

ai mixt ccioura. If you meet with any (brt of mi- 

teerals, or ores, likewife get me fome. — When you arc 
' OB ftjore, pick fome pretty plants, herbs, ferns, flowers, 
and trees, l^ taking a fair braijch or two, or three, 
that is, froni the top, the middle, and lower end. All 
-thcfcyou/auilputintoa ^uire of brown paper, layihg 


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ik<p herb3x9^w^"« ^P- very, even uppn a ibeet of brown 
paper, aod fo another on that ; letting them lie three 
d^ys, Aea changing^ them in frefh papers, keeping 
them very qlpfe, for three days more, and then put- 
ting them betweea other frefh papers ; fo repeating 
them till thoroughly dry, and* then laying them ia or- 
der between the meets, and tie them up when tho- 
roughly dryt Uying them even at the bottORi of your 
chen, that they may not crumple, or break. If you can 
catch any Qies, butterflies, beetles, or any (Irange^prct- 
ty infects, put a pin through them, and pin them to a 
thin box, on the infide ; it wiH keep them, with the 
perfc6l colour, and beauty, and whole. But be very 
tender of the butterflies, for fear of loiing the fine co- 
lour or down, and of moths. If you meet with fine 
fnakes, worms, fcorpions, batts, or pretty birds, if 
fmall, you may keep them in fpirits : I will repay you 
what charge's you are at for thefe, therefore be 
careful. And that you mzjy not lofe your labour when 
you return to England, and if any body fhould offer 
to prefs you, let them knowj that you are upon the 
Royal Society*s account, and have this commiflion from 
inc to colledl the foregoing things, for her Majcfty'S 
fcrvice, viz. fhells^ ftones, &c. for her grottos; and 
the reft for the improvement of natural hiftory,- know- 
ledge, and phyfick. Anfl pray get me what good feeds^ 
and bulbous flower roots you can, and berries of *pretty 
trees, and plants, for the Qjjcen's gardens. I am fure 
no ingenious ^pr worthy gentleman will meddle with 
you, if youaiPqus^iDt them with this reauell of mine, to 
Jet you pafs free, having the care and charge of thefc 
things for her Majcfly's fei-vice, and the Royal Society j 
and I defire you will let me know, who fhcw themfelves 
kindly to you, that I may return their civilities, &c* 
God prefervc and blefs yo^. I am 
Feb. 13,1710-11. Your friend and fervant, 

J 1 J ,. 

Tuesday, June 8, We hear from Ste^ning in Suf- 
fez, that there is ripe barley now growmg at a iarqi 
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j-eady to be delivered in 8 days ; and it is reckoned 
• there is about i6 bu(hels on an acre, and very good. 
LoNpON EvENiNG-PosT.- — Thh ts a literal completion 
fif the Laurbat*8 prophecy in the 7tb verfe of his 
New- year's Ode, That Harvcft ihould be this year in 
Summer, not in Autumn. 

Fr^n the Pegasus //; Grwb-street, Wedn. June 9. 

.The following Letter from Aoglefey, containing, al 
we are af&ired, maiter of fai5l ; we could not but 
publifh it, with the Vcrfes, out of regard to fo di- 
ilant a correfpondent. 

G'led Meifler Baffius, 

IK E P E a creat tafern for ail in my hou'e, and fum 
time a coocking ; my gefls as ufal after brafe drun- 
kin, fJl into quareliogs apout there Petierees : after 

many plows given CapC. Cack , and flunked fo 

brafely, that all the cogs and fhentlemen leaved him 
foul inifter of the pit i wherppn hur frcnd did wrote 
the following vurfcs ; which hur bags you to print, 
that they miy be afhamed of there pradtilingSj and 
Ihavc my ftiugs and ihamberpots. 
Portbaethwy^ Anglejey^ Yours till deth 

zS May, 175 1. Stopeth hur breth, 


. I. 

Well broke, brave Matt ! at length we know. 
Why TALLARt) and his troops gave way ; 

And where, at Mons fome years ago. 
Your boaftcd flrcngth and fury lay* 


Monfieur advanced with daring' pride,' 

Regardlefs of -each fweeping blaft ; 
'Till you turnM (hort, and warmly ply*d 

Your bum artillery at lad. 

Can any Virtuofo find, 
From what ftrange force this volley flics ; 


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Thity Parthbii like* ib wpiinds behindt 
And mauls our nofes, more t^u eyqs ? 

Cannons and mortars can't compare 

With magazines in bpw^Is pent, . 
When HrMamidH.the heat of war» 

They force the touch-hol^ for a vei^fw 

liet ToKREs bliiller as he will. 

He mnfl retire with fi>al difgrace ; 
If Sabins has butleam*d your skilly 

To (pout it in his Ponfhip's face. 

Tour Front eould not thebatt^ win, 

Tho* arm*d with brafs to face your foes S^ 
But foon as e*er your Rere came in^ » 

It took whole fquadrons by the nofe^ 

In fhortr you boldly may de£e 

The ppw'r of all the Devils in hell : 
Full in their ^pc your Wgine pUe, 

You'll ^rout them all, iftl^jy can fmcli; 


N^ 7(J. Thu^lsday, June 17. 

TIf E 4l'A ?»ep« contain? fome Ohfervation$ con- 
cerning tHe wit and; honefty of Parties, con- 
ciuamg with a DUhgue bettoeen Marius aridSYVi^h* 
, The CbaraSfer of the authprs and writings of the 
€}^i/htan, collected from three late Londonjournahr 
and infertcd in this firft Piece, being very remarkable ; 
k was thought proper to preierve it in theie Memoir s^. 
as a-teftimony of the tafte, judgement, modcfty and 
EL 3, impar- 

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impartiality of that celebrated member of our Society 
Mr. Francis Osborne. 

London Journal, N^ 603. Feb. 20, 1731. * The 

* Authors of the CrsftfmaH arg^ nor akve tbi 

* vulgar ; in rdiling inferior to few ; in impudence fu* 
' perior to all men. ..... Their very anger is a jefl ; 

* their rage, i^ipotence ; and their reafoning, flupidi- 

* ty : their fitire is Billinfgate j their w/V, ribaldry ; 
^ and their humour^ downright (colding Tbey 

* never prov'd any one faSt, which they advanced i. not; 

* ever gave the leaftfigns of a power of reafoning,* 

No 614. May i. • Thy Mafter, Caleb, .... once 

* of good fenie, and famM for publick virtue, is dif- 

* traced with pride, and run mad with long difap- 

* pointed ambition. He miftakes his abilities, when 

* he writes ; he is uncnpable of reafoning. ..... Hti 

* talent is jdob fatyr and Declamatiom and therefore 
« he fhouldyj>^tfi only, for he has eloquenee^ tho' *tis 
« of the vulgar kind."* — — Np 620. Jftne 12. 

* There never was a Paper, carried on fo long, and fo 

* generally receiv'd, in which was lefa inftrudioor 

* There arc but very few Papers, in the two or three 

* hundred, which make up the Seven Volumes, which 

* contain Difoouries, fupported by reaftn and argu- 

* ment, upon natural^ moral, or political fubje^s, 

* There arc fome things well faidy but Vk^i one provdi 
« ior do the Authors ftem capable 6f prtfof ' >- ■ 

* There never was lels learning or ufeful knowledge 

* convey'4 in fo ^popular a Paper. — You'll find ' 

* thofe iimtiments which arc. tru^, not great. \ the/, 

* contain nothing uncommon : ■■ "! the inftru^li- 

* on,'tis fown, is low, and not above the notice 

* of the mod vulgar minds ; the language, tho* eaiy ^ 

* yttunnerv'di the a?;/ and humour often degenerate 

* into ribaldry^ and the Satire into pilling/gate: nor 
' has any thing fupported it, but livety perfonal abufi^ 
' and pert faucy malice againft one Gentleman,—— 

* I don't remember one [Paper] in which there*a any 

* argument at all j or any fingle propofition laid down, 
■ and fairlyjupforted by reafon,'* 


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ne Instructions 9/ Mr. J — l J — s to Christopher 
HiLLiARD, priHUd intbi preceding Jonrml, turmd 
into Hudibraftic VeH«. 


IF you can't read, you'll get fomc friend. 
To explicate i\C advice I fend : 
^liie former part regardeth thee;. 
The laft what you muft do for mc. 

If thoul't be fafe, wbtn far from land, ^- 

fie fure to keep God near at hand* 
He'as kept y^u oft by providence ;- 
Be therefore now void of offence. 
ThouTafl fpcnt much time to little purpofc. 
And therefore fhou'dft redeem the furplus : la* 
For God and man will chcriih you, fo ^ 
You prove a areful Virluofoj. 
And bring a full account to me,. 
When God^ has brought you from the Tea. 

That I may know, when you return, all ij; 
That's worth remcmbring^ keep a Journal : 
Make you a book, with cover rough, . 
A ream of paper is enough. 
Whate'er y^u hear, write word for word, 
Thcyll lend you pen and ink on board ; 20* 

And that you may my thanks deiervc, 
Tlie following things, be fure, obferve. 

The winds, that.blow the compaf& round S:> 
And every time what depth you found; 
Of Latitude take the degrees ; 2^, 

See where it doth moil rain, or freeze : 
But fand^ and fhells I value moft, 
Froni the deep fea, far from the coaft. 
Some pitch duck on, or ilimy fluF, 
Will make the lead bring up enough : 3a 

In different papers put them in, 
And write without, what is withia. 
.That 3rou may give defcriptions amplcy. 
Let words like thefe be your example. 

In Latitude of ^ — abounding 35 

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* This little fi(h we took alive, 

^ On Chriftmafs-day, South-fea at five. 

Biing me fome mo^es, plaoti^ and ti«es^ 
And pretty feathers/ from the feas ; ^ 40* 

Nofruitaqr herbs are* worth your getting. 
But weeds are choice; we don^tmind eating. 
The things,^ when got, put up with pare 
In cagg, or pot of earthen ware ; 
Except the feathers, they muft be 4ff 

Kept fmooth, and from all bruifes free: 
The Urgcr trees, you'll make them faft> 
Some how or other^ to the mail. 
Scrange fifhes wouM do mighty wdl ; 
A whale, or fliark's acceptable. 5*0^ 

« Large Concha (hells youMl find on fhore ; 
Be fure you bring me three, or four ;> 
That is, if vou can get them whole^ 
About the uze of a punch bowl. 
A pound or two of fiiining fand, 5 j 

Or gravel, from fome diftant ftrand >- 
Provided it contains no gold. 
Or any thing that can be fold. 
But pret^ ftones I moft admire, 
That look like water, earth, or firf. to- 

Not diamonds, emerakb, or rubies^ 
Thofe are for avaricious boobies. 
Get ores, or foffils, as directed. 

Such as our W d haf«ollcAed. 

From ev*iy tree three branches lop» 6f 

At bottom, middle, and the top*- 

Then flowers, ferns, and thorns, you'll get fe, 

Some of each fort, if they be pretty : 

Preft in brown paper, let them lie^ . 

Which at a chandler's you may buy ; Jtt 

(Two pence a quire will buy the beft) 

Then lay them even, in your chcft. 

Fmfadlyvext, 1 fhould forget 

To lend you piy fly- catching net r 

So made, asnot todifcompofe 75 

The down that on the infed grows ; 

But you'll take care, whene'er you^ fee 

A %V ^^ ^^^ ^( teaderiy. 

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By handling rough, I (houM be loth. 

You fhoa*d contaminate a moth. $^ 

Transfix the beetle with a pfn 

Stuck to a box extremely thin. 

Not on the outiide, but within ; 

Thus they'll preferve their native hue. 

But 'tis a fecret known to few, 85 

Of butterflies be chiefly careful 

To keep the dud, of which they are full : 

So wafh your hands, for fear the tarr 

Shou'd ftick, and their contexture marr. 

Fine rattle fnakes you'll bring me home $ 99 

Of adders, worms, and fcorpions fome ;- 

Such batts, and owls, as woods afford; 

Or any other pretty bird: 

The little onci preferve in rum, 

ril pay you for it, when you come, 95 

And now^ for fear of an embargo. 

When you've made op- this noble cargo k 

A litdc lye is innocent, 

When told with fuch a good intent*: 

For if you're threaten'd to be prcll» loa 

Or laid hold on by an arreft, 

Tdl thcni yott're fcnt bv J— -l J— — r> 

To pick up curious fhells and ftones, 

By order of her Majefty, 

And the Grclham Society. lOJ 

The corah, ihelis, and bits of hornr 

The grottos royal mud adorn. 

The foffils, white, or black, or grcy> > 

The birds, or beads, ^ catera^ J^ 

Collefted arc, as you may fay, j 11 a. 

For knowledge natural, and'phyfrc^. 

And foi: the cafe of thofe that be fick : 

For botany, the bulbous roots ; 

And for the Queen, outlandifli flioots. 

To keep in pots, at Kenfington : 1 1 j 

And tlwn you mud be let alone. 

No worthy, or ingenious man, 

I mean, that is a gentleman. 

Will trouble you in aay nation. 

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Whoe'er to you fliall civH be, 
, Will meet the Hke, tell them^ from me. 

lam, &c. 

From the Pboasub in (Srub-itreet, Wtdn. June 16. 
We hear, that on thorfday laft the corpfe of a. cer- 
tain perfon, who left a widow and five childreot was 
carried to Finchley to be buried ; where the roiDifter 
demanded a hat-band and pair of gloves, and refufed 
to go into the church with the corpfe and read part of 
tV;9^ Office there, 'till he was promifed that he ihould 

have them. From ibis account, to$ fuppofe, that a 

hat-band // tb4 fee due for the Leflbn^ and a pair of 
gloves for the two Pfalma. 

Mr Bavius read the following Epigroffi, printed in 
the Z>j/i^ Courant, June 1 1 . 

Three fens of Dullnefs^ an Hluftrious race. 
Pride of the Goddefs, and the realm's di%race*. 
In one free kingdom and a learned age. 
In Fa£lion*s cauie mpft ftttpidly engage ; 
In merit equal is each favorite cub ; 
Alike admirM are D*Anvbrs, Fog, and Gmv»: 
Duilnefs herfelf thre^ more can never tx^ 
From all her Sons, fo impudent and dull. 

Mr. ^fAEVIUs fay^d, that he thought it was a fine 
encomium upon oar Journal ; and presented the fol* 
lowmg lines, by way of grateful return. 

In one bright age three fam*d Grub bans bom, 
The fame bright Cauie with various art adorn ; 
With thoughts and ftiles, which none before cVr hitpn ; 
The Courant, London Journal, znd Free Briton^ 
The Firft furprizing turns of wit drfplays i 
Spu^d fenfe the Next, in mood and figure, lays : 
To form the Third the pow'rs of both confpire, 
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N"^ yy. TavKsDhYy June 24. 

IT may feem ftraflg* to our polite readers, that at this 
linic of day we pontinue to ihcw^ the ufcfulnefj of this 
our Paper and dtfign. Authors, we all knov/, are pretty 
oblHnate, and when they may chance to get on the 
wrong fide, not having ingenuity enough to acknow- 
ledge their miftake, ignorance is defended with zeal; 
and the deceit being thus begun, we at length impofe 
on ourfelrcs, by thus endeavouring to be artful with 

others We may prefume this application (however 

fuitable to many itioderns I don't care to mention) can- 
not be made to us : we have laughed, and perhaps been 
lauglied at ; we have pointed our ridicule, and the wea> 
pon might have been turned upon us. The better Hill 
— for if after having farniflied artillery for better wits, 

I myfetf fliould fall, I ihould faH with pleafure i— 

Had Michael Cervantes, when he faw Don Quix- 
ote's and Spanifli Chivalry dcftroyed by his witty 
performance, feen his own work laid afide, would he 
have grieved, when it had wrought its intended effedl f 
I will likewife too afTurc the reader, that when our bar- 
barous and Gothick relifhis hyM afide ; when the giants 
^nd monflers, which the fertile brains of our iiland 
produce, are deHroyed ; when the graceful and natu- 
ral (hall fucceed our prefent unaccountable way of^ 
thinking omdwriteingt then, to the unexpre^ble detri- 
ment of hawkers^ pamphlet-fellers, book-merchanti^ 
Sec. will this our entertaining Paper be laid down. 

I remember the other day, being in company with 
fome gentlemen, after having ballanced Europe, and 
fettled the nation, we fell into talk of Authors, tafte, 
and what not ? The Oruh-ftrett Journal too fell under 
the cenfure or sipprobation of the mized company, 
Soihc thought this way of eximining thmgs availed 
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in defiroying our upilart authors. Some things^ it was 
^aid, vitxt too grave to be examined in this light ; aa^ 
others, which would dye almofl as fopn as born, were 
•brought back into life» and Hved one week logger in 
our Paper. 

Hereupon a gentleman in the company began his dif- 
courfe afier thi^ manner. I muft beg pardon» if I can- 
not fo eafily fee the necellity of baniQiing good hu- 
monr from the commonwealth cf learning : for why 
may not truth itfelf be treated of in a way of plea* 
fantry ? As for authors, under the notion of gravity, 
they frequently become formal, and grow dull by fy- 
item and method. If indeed wit be ill placed, it wiJI 
(as the great M i lton has it) like a d£viiijb engine back 
recoil upon itfelf. The viper, fays the fable, tryM its 
teeth on the file, but paid dear for the tryal. If fools 
muft needs trie, 'twill be, I believe, at their own cofl: 
ridiculous will the imitation appear, and by this ap. 
pearance become more oppolite to the thing it rcpre- 
fents. The grand mailer of rhetoric commends a cer- 
tain fophift of the ancients for his advice, nicely to dfc 
and examine all appearances of the grave, the formal, 
and the methodic, by this teft of wit and pleafantry: 
and left wit itfelf fhould impofe on us (as it often may) 
to bring even this to the teft, and examine it by. the 
more formal and ferious rule of common fenfe. That 
may be of ufe (continues our gentleman) let us trie on 
pieces of the more admired fort. 

^0 the pure llmpii ftream^ when foul with Jlaius 
Of rujhing torrents ^ and defcending rains ^ 
Works itfelf clear ^ and as it runs^ refines \ 
^Till by decrees the floating mirror fhines : 
RefteSis each flower that on the border grows ^ 
And a new heaven in its fair bofomfhowu Cato. 
Whei-e fuch fimplicity and majefty unite, in vain would 
ridicule trie its edge. But when I read of a man, that 

— '• rifes againft a load of woes ^ 

And thanks the Gods that throw the weight upon him ? 

It puts me in mind of Jack in the Tale of a Tub : He 
would ftand in the turning of a ftrcet, and calling to 
^ofc who paired by, wguld cry. to one. Worthy Sir, do 

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mi the honour of a good flap in thg chops : to mother, 
Honeft friend^ pray favour mt with a handfome kick on 
the arfe. Noble Captain^ lend a reafonable thwack^ for 
the love of God^ xoith that cane of yours ^ over thefe poor 
fboulders. And when by fuch earnefl folicitationsy he 
- had procured a good hading, fufficient.tq fwell up his 
fancy* and his fides, he wonld return home extremely 
comforted with his load of tooes^ and perhaps thank' d 
the Gods that threw the weight upon him. And yet 
how have fuch fentences been admired with a trul/ 
foolifh face of praife ! 

To this purpofe fpake our polite gentleman : and (o 
much was I pleafed with his difcourfe; that I refolved 
to let it be farther known. And I take this oppor- 
tunity to deiire all EfTayowriters, Cafuskl-difcourfers^ 
Refle£lion-coiners, Meditation-founders, Sec, that they 
would mend their hands for the future ; and to advife 
the pamphleteers in particular to become more modeft 
in their title-pages; and not boail in their Prefaces^ 
in how fmall a compafs of time their crude, indigefled. 
mafs was huddled together. As to Orator Hen- 

LY, IhayefpokentoMr. Weston to take his trum- 
pery down in fhort-hand, to be printed at length, in 
order to convmce his few remainmg auditors of their 
folly ; unlefs their eyes are as bad as their ears. 

Were I not afraid of bdng tedious, I fhould tranfcribe 
fbme places from our late Anfwers^ Replies^ Sec, which 
I {kvca the other day from the paftry-cook. I fhould 
fearch too into that notion of writing a man down, as 
it is called, and examine into the ol-iginal of fuch con« 
troverfies ; to fhow, that the folc advanfage accrues to 
the book- merchant from fuch learned fcufies. I fhould 
ihew thefe fcribbling prize- Hghters, that modefly and 
politenefs are inieparable from good writing ; and ad- 
vife them to read books, before they fall into that infuf- 
ferable cant, either of commending, or difparaging them. 
From reading fuch Authors, as thefe, what improve- 
ment can our young gentry receive? Can they learn 
to range their own thoughts in a regular order, from 
thofe who obferve no method ; and to cloath them in 
proper exprefiions, from thofe who have no language ? 
Tl&o* the organs of the intelledual taHe, as well as thofe 

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of the fenfitive, muft be the gift of nature ,• yet uijlefs 
the foimer is employed upon wholcfome food, it * will 
like the latter in time be palled and depraved. And 
this whole fome' food is to be foand no where but in the 
apcient Authors, and in thofe Moderns who propofed 
their writings as a pattern for their imitation. S. 

N^ 78. Thursday, July i. 

Mr. Gru9, 

A FRIEND, who, by his dexterity trims, and 
by your Journal, inftruds the neighbourhood, 
acquaints me, that you have taken unwarrantable li, 
bcitjcs withmy charadlcr ; which has given an irreco- 
verable wound to my credit. Had you declaj-ed your- 
fdf an enemy, I might have guarded againll the blow :' 
, but fuppofe it otherwife, you would then have gained 
raorc honour by your conqucft, as 1 fhould have had 
1q^ occafion to have reprqacbed you with my fall. The 
malice I charge you with is printing a Utter in your 
I7i\ijimrndly vvhich i innoceiitly wrote to a familiar 
fwend : and the effcd it had was this, that I wa^ imme- 
diately blown up for a w4t, from one end of the ftreet 
to the other ; where I hid lived reputably, and witlvout 
'fufpicion, and fcrved all offices in the parilh. As I had 
a good fliop of bufinefs, and paid my Bills, there wa^ 
np-body that evpr pretended to take me for a wit : but 
M people commonly judge by appearances, my appear- 
tnce m print brought my creditors upon m^, aod carri- 
ed o& all my cuftomcrs ; by which I aip reduced to thia 
unhappy circumaiinces at iiril fuggeftcd, that is to fay 
I am brought to iny wits-end. ^^ 

Let my misfortune teaoh you mpre caution for the 
tmie to come, and difluade you from tempting other 
popleto live by their wits; which you rouft need* 
know to be inconMent with a thriving chara^er. No' 
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ther flock iit his life. What would become of the Bank*, 
think yea, if wits (hould be chafen Diret^ors of the 
company?. The nroprictors indeed might divide a ma- 
drigal, or fo, it the year's end; but mylifeon't, not 
a penny of money : and who would fubfcribe fach vaft 
fums for a fong ?. 

Had I been guilty, I fhould not have been cotinte* 
nancfed by fo many worthy Aldermen and Common- 
council-men, feeing they have nerer yet been "knowh 
to encourage wirs- Biic admitting I were one of thoffe 
idle creatures, I would not have appeared, (^hatcvdr 
I might ha ye done formerly) in loofe vagrant (heets 
like your Journals. I would have left that to you week- 
ly retailers, who often get a fort of preferment by it, 
and become raifed a few feet above the cfVowd ; tho* 
that is but a temporary honour, and an hoiit- gene- 
irally brings you upon a level again with your admirer*. 
However, I grant, that in extraordinary cafes, I hav^ 
Iriown fome o{ you advanced to a poft, whtrfe you haV6 
ftay'd all the remaining part of your lives. 

But there is one kind of wit, of public cmolumenf, 
tvhich is much pradifed by the better fort of people, 
whom I am ambitictrs enough of imitating, as far as I 
kave genius or capacity; and this fpecies of wit, to 
ftjcak without a metaptor, is calted fti phiii Bftgliflt 

/ij/^. I Aall % nothing at pi-eftnt tdncerhing it% 
piiX utfe, etjp^tialljr i'n politicks; but obRbrvfc, that, a* 
iftdng otli^t- ttctrfnmetitlations this branch has antiquity 
on its fide : for I can undertake to prove, thai ^^hel| 
flrdre Wetti todmfirt Iftan Ad A!*, Ev£, aid the Ser- 
I 2 peffi 

* My brother Fog, in a fate ihings. Any ^loekhcad, itiy 

J'ouhnal, took noike of the lunatick, catib^ a lidr. 'tht 

oily of iyiilfe; ^ iii bis filUcftpaDpleait ofefertcdto 

lajt^fys, it is 2k litdc low be rt*e ^rcatei: Ifars, &c, 

vice, which didihgMtw^JS tffc /* anfwer to which, I affirm, 

charaders of Pages, Cham- that to be a comfkai liar, rr* 

bcr-maids, and blundering auires great parts, a gooi 

Mtiiifl«rsw In cot^rmation tnventton'^menfory^andJHdg' 

cf v;Uch, le brings a iong merit : dnd that iherU is no 

qttcfMion from a Di^odrfc ^it Ai ail in the Atithtfr'd 

prefxed to the trinflarfon trgiHH^ni, mUfs thef an 

6f Tacitdsj in.^ivbich ^t Ikfc ttvitlA. M^ 

Attthor fays^ among other- 

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jwnt together, two of them were profeffed wits j tho' 
I own they are both vtry much outdone by the prefent 

As Lying is the oldeft, fo it is alfo the (^f^^L and moH 
profital^e part of wit» as well as the mod honourable : 
for truth carries danger and contempt along with it ; 
and whoever utters it, ought to have hiB heels as light 
as his heady or he would foon be made a fool of : this 
I have experienced; and if you, Mr. Grub, won't 
take my word for it, you may put the nutter to a tryal 
as foon as you pleafe. 

Did t intend to make a figure in the profeffion^ I 
have in my ^c two worthies, whom I would take for 
my patterns. One got his experience abroad, and the 
other at home : and tho* their doxies have as much 
wit in them as they can hold, yet they all dick clofe to- 
gether, being tied down with pack-thread and pade- 
board, and cafed either with calves leather or morocco; 
the fird of which preferves wit^ and the other adds a 
grace to it* The worthies I fpeak of are the facetious 
Capt. GuLLivBR, and the late reverend iPrelate of 

S ^m ; who fliine like fixed dars in the firmament, 

and will yield the greated Hght to all who applie them- 
felves either to the merry or the ierious part of this 
fcience : whereas the wit of Osborne, Walsing- 
HAM^ Stonecastlb, &c. (to which I fear I may 
judly add yours, Mr. Grub) flies loofe about the town» 
appears, like a meteor, for a diort time, and then va« 

What I have here fayM, Mr. Grub, is a private ad- 
iKionition, it regards not the public at all ; therefore I 
charge yon to clap me no more into your Journal^ 
which I look upon to be worfe than the docks : if you 
fhouldtranfgre&y it may bring down Another fevere re- 
proof upon you, from 

Boulogne^ Your friend and well-wiiher, 

Jum I, 1731. iST. Af. 

This Piece is folbwed by a Letter' from the rev. Mr. 
William Peirs, redlor of North Cadbury in So- 
merfetfliire ; which was occafioned by J Letter to Cle- 
•mines King of $part4^ written by Eustace Bud- 

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ottL, Bfq; to#faieh Letter of Mr. Pfitusb fubjom-^ 
cd Squire Budobll's .ifi(/«r^. 

iV^»"5 ^/T'H REMARKS. 
T^isttAf, yuAe ±g. Wt h^at thai the rev. Mr; 
H6nkf difcohtimic* his weefe-diye Oratbm for this 
fUmmcr, except the cowtrar^ be adi^ertifedj 'till Sejp- 
tteber next, on afiair* 0t(h1hiM hy hh firtfetr's death i 
ahd that the fandays ttittiiid&nci proceeds, as ufiial, at" 

the Oratory. Daily toujlN/it. ^^ It vfas proper to 

iMd thefe Oratory Adv^Jrtifcftiefits toifh nonfeife \ t4* 
fcbitbjlrain they were at firft beguH, and hkve beett tt«r- 
tirtued all alorrg. Mr. HenUj difeontrnacs hk wtelc^^ 
days Oratiotes .... oil jffaks occafioncd, &c. M* 

Itom tbtYzGhim ift Guv t'^TKiur 9 Wedn, June 3«ar 

Mr. Conundrum repeated an Epitaph oh CAL^af. 
IJ'Anver^, E{q; which he fay^d he ha<f met With itt- 
the Hjp-DoHor^ N«> 2^. where it i^ pVetthdeti, fliat it- 
came from Dublin ; and is commended as • ohe of- 

* the clofeft pieces of poetry which the modems h«rei 

* produced, almoft every word capable of tw6 feiifcai,> 

* ahd both good fenfe.' 

Here Caleb D'Anvers //« equivocating. 
Of treacherous memory^ for iu^gment waiting. 
This, he afTured the Society, was nothing but' a paro*' 
dy of an Bpitaph made at Cambridge, when the Hyp* 
DMor and himfelf were fellow- collegians and ponders 
at St. John's, upon Joshua Barn£S, the Greek Pro— 
hSox i who was as remarkable for an unhappy judg« 
mcnty as for a happy memory. 

Hie jaeet Joslua Barnes, 

Benta memoria^ expeSans judiciumi M.* 

Dear Bavy,- 
As I came over Linc6lnVinn fields laft funday even- 
ing, I fawa crowd of people, liftening very attentively to» 
a blind man, whom they caird 'the Blind Orator ; and 
who gathers a very numerous auditory every funday even- 
ing. This pcrfon feems a very dangerous rival to your 
Orator. His diicourfes are as various^ his elocution is a83 
I 3,> 

Digitized by CjOOQIC 

90 ME MO IRS cf the Society No 7 J. 

natural, his aflion it as juft ; and he challenges all his 
adverfaries to difpute with hifn» Bat there is one 
thing, I own, in which he is inferior to the other, which 
is confidence : for this fellow does not demand any 
thing for his perforRi«nce» bat defires hit auditors to 
give only as they think he may defervc. This modeftv 
pleafes the generality of his audience ; which is conti- 
nually fnp^ied by fucceedbg pailengers : and thus by 
his funday evening^s eloquence only, without the help 
of any wednefday's buffoonery, he lives comfortably 
the reft of the week. Tbi BHnd Orator, as well as the 
pore-blind, lards his Difcourfes with fragments of po- 
etry, which he modeftly calls rimes, thQ* fuperior to 
the other's verfes. — In ihort, this Neto Oratory fuc- 
cceds fo well, that I believe the other muft fink ; where 
the auditors are reduced to a Ytry fmall number. . 
I hope your Orator's father lately dcceafed has left him 
ibme elbte; otherwife he may be obliged in a little 
time to take an oppoiite comer to that which the Blind 
Orator pofTefies in Lincoln's-inn- fields ; unlefs he fliall 
think Moor- fields a more proper place, which is t]}e 
opinion of . 

June 26, 1731. Your humble fer van t, 


4 BUI of fare for the Wax-chandlers Company on Lord 
Mayor's Z>4j^, Oft. 29, 1478. 

9 1. 8. d. 

One capon ■ o c" 6 

One pig ■ ■ ' ■ 004 

One loin of beef __ 004 

One rabbit ■ ■ 00a 

One dozen of pigeons « 00 7 

One leg of mutton . » 002-^ 

One hundred of eggs ■■ o o 8j 

'Oncgoole . . 006 

Two loins of mutton, and two of veal o i 4 

One gallon of red wine 008 

One kilderkin of ale t o j 8 



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ShoaM D— — 8 print, how once you robb'd your bro- 
Traduc'd your Monarchy and debauch'd your mother ; 
Say what revenge on D — r-s can be had ; 
Too dull for laughter, for reply too inad ? 
Of one fo poor, you cannot take the law ; 
On one fo old your fword you (corn to draw. 
— Uncag'd then let the harmlefs monfter rage. 
Secure in duUnefs, madnefs^ want, and age. A, 

N® 75>. Thursday, July 8. 

IN the iirftand fecond pages is the beginning of an 
Abridgment of the Objedions, Aafwers, and Replies, 
contained in two Pamphlets, and a weekly Paper called 
t\it Free Briton^ N® 83. fet oppofitely in three columns. 
The Pamphlets were intitled, Remarks on the Craft/- 
man^s Vindication of bis two honourable Patrons, in bis 
Paper of May 22, 173 1. and An Anfwer to one fart of 
a late infamous LibeJ, intitled Remarks,- &c. in tobich 
the eharaBer and emduSt of Mr. P. is fully vindicated* 
In a Letter to tbe moft noble Author. Francis W a l- 
8XNCHAM, Efq; 4i/w Mr. Arnold, writer of the i^/tf 
^/7^/r, declared himfelf author of the Remarks. 

from tbe Peouus/zt Grvb-itreet, Wedn, July 7. 
Jacob Gingle, £iq; acquainted the Society, that 
Mr. Oratfff had publiihed, in the Daily Journal of 
3refterday, an unintelligible - Advert if ement relating to 
them : which being neither profe, nor verfe, neither 
fenfe, nor Englilh ; to make it fomething he had turn- 
ed it into rime. Mr. Secretary having read it, it was 
ordered to be printed ; and every alteracion and addition 
to be diftinguifhed by Italic, 

N. B-. 

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N. 6. Since I am thooght \>f Gixiit perfons confiden- 

bk ddough 
To be made a conftant fubjeft of the moft malicroui 

dirty * Jhff, 
In Papers weekly employ'd and levdl'd chitfly agak^ 

And Oratory, and carry'd td that ^tent^ that my fa- 
My circumftances, and ev«n rtiy dweafed father, 
itave not been J fpar'd ; I hcr«by gIVc notice ihe rgtbtr 
To thofe murderers of all decency, as well as honeilyy 

wtt and ItMife, • 

Thtt I can, and alwaya could, Bvie hafldfomdy wit^cful 

my ^ own pence I 
That no Author of thofe flanders dares perfoaally make 

Of fuch expreffions to me of obloquy and ahufe^ 
And therefore he is anonyihous, which is unfeir ; 
(yV I do this ev'ry week my/elf with a Hyp-doctorV 

That my Oratory is now, and has been in this phoe. 
Upon a better footing {tbi Tm in fomHohat wotf$ 

Botli as to the yearly fubf<*T!ption, and the audiences 

One time with another, thin it has beefl from the be» 

ginning; • 
That, was I difpos'd that way, the law Wottld" aot 

The preacher of any congregaliOtt to be fo fingled oat 

for *+ a Puffer ; 
And that I will, by God's bleffing tf/^^» my elocution^ 
Always endeavour, with the Wmoft ffyiwt'iltkl re(bliitioi4 
To deftrvc the contmued eircoarj^cment of the Tolvn, 
IH fpite of the tribe rf Leviy. Iffaebsr 1 mean^ tie' 

Ovtpm ... 

M. J. HBNLYi. 

No 80. 
*^ In the Otisriml, Scandal, mhfs if ivereone to mentlmi- 
^ I fuppoff^be means by him in tke ^tvj as the Fa- 
death: iormt the fe aft re- there/ fuch a Son. 
t'ificjt has been publrfied in, ' \\ m the OriginaL Orard- 
is P^per upon his Father, ry. *t OWoquy. 

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N® 8o. Thursday, July ij. 

IN the hr^ a^d fecond pages the Abridgment^ begun 
in the preceding Journal^ is continued. 

From the Fegasvs in Grub-street, JFedn, July 14. 

The following Lettir was read and ordered to be 

Much refpeaed Grub, Cambridge^ July 12. 

THE gentle ofage with which vou treat all your 
members (except your Orator ] hath cmbolaen*d- 
me to addrefs you in this manner, and forbids me to de- 
fpair of receiving the decorum due to my fex, as well as 
the refpedl due to me as a member. ♦ Mv Plays, my 
Novels, my wit, (of which the young ftua<^nts here can 
teftify^ I think may fufficiently entitle me to this illu- 
firious charafter; yet that I may be owned and record- 
ed foih one of your Journa/s, is the occalion of this 

Epiftle You muft know then, dear Bavy, that 

finding this a very bad place for one of our Society to 
live in by a ftock of wit only, I frugally refolvcd, in imi- 
tation ot a late brother of ours, to turn an additional 
penny, by felling an infpiring cup, not of your infipid 
Pamaffian Water, but true Heliconian Punch. How 
much even your Society owes to my punch, I appeal to 
our famous Johnian punflers, orators, and poets.—— 
My fcheme fucceeded, and to the charafter of a wit, 
having that added of being a perfect miftrefe in tTie fi- 
neiles of love, my houfe was not only filled with frefh- 
inea'and under-graduates ; but learned M. A*8 and re- 
verend D. D^s luve received not a little delight and pro« 
£t from my inftrodUons. My fuccefs in this way alfo 


* Mrs.D s wrote fcvcral bawdy Novels, and Tb$ 

ihrtbcrn. Hthrefs. 

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cccdcd cxpc6latiofl j I have made a young fcllow-com- 
moner, juft come from kifEng his mother's maids, a 
perfeft mafter of intrigue in a* week; a northern Johni- 
an pafte hia wig, and with a tolerable afTurance, hand 
an alderman*8 daughter to St. Mary's his firft funday. 
Nay, the polite Trinitonians allow I'm perfedtly in- 
ftru^ed in the rudiments of love, tho' they will 
not grant me the character of a wit. — From this lall ttr 
tide, Bavy, all my misfortunes flow :. for on the re- 
pute of my being a wit, part of my bufinefs arifes i 
and to obtain of them to pronounce me a wit, 1 have 
pronounced them fo. What was the confequcnce of this ? 
Why, immediately they fet wp for wits, quitted their 
fmart drefs (for which they were fo fam'dj for a wit- 
Jike flovenly air; they ufcd me like wits, left off admi- 
ring my writings, and wrote themfelv^, efpecially fa- 
tires and fonnets; they lun a tick, and never paid me; 
|f I fent never fo handibme a letter, they were not at 
chambers. In ihort, they fet up for all the polite ac 
compliihments of your modern London wits. What 
could I do ? If I fpokc to them myfelf, ihty put me off 
with fomething they would have pafs for wit- At laft, 
tpon arguing the ca(e with fome of the greateil of theff 
wits, (i. e. thofe who had the gr'eateft fcores) they a* 

freed, if I would own myfelf a Gr^bean, and get my* 
If inroird in one of your Journals^ they'd imme* 

diately pay off their ticks. • Tho' I myfelf have 

the greateft veneratbn and efteem for the name of ft 
Grub, I muft confefs it bears no great charader here ; 
and by this artifice of theirs, Vm brought to this dilem* 
sua; I mud either owh myfelf a Grubean. whicfi is aH 
one here as to difown myfelf a wit, or I muft dtfowa 
my debt. > I can ill bear to loie either : I can't afibrd to 
give 'em my debts ; and on the reputation of my wit 
part«of my trade fubfi03. Yet after many ierious con- 
iiderations (if you'll entitle me to my debts, and re- 
cord me a member, by inferting this) I rathci;^ cb^c 
to be a Grubean with my money, than to have only the 
name of a wit without. 

I am^ (pn ^^dmiffion) your loving fifter» 

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KoSu of GRUB-STREET, ijsi. ^5 

fo Mr. Pope, on bis being perfonally abufid. 

Thy wit in vain th'cavenomM critic gnaws ; 
The poIiihM inetal breaks the fcrpent's jaws. 
Pain*d and inragM it on thy perfon flies ; 
But Urait drops off, and feebly bii&ng dies. 
Imptrtial heav*n, which ne*er thought £t to join 
A beauteous form to fuch bright wit as thine^ 
Carclefs to grace the frail corporeal parC» 
Has on thy foul exerted double art. M. 

N° 8i. Thursday, "July aa. 

TH fe Abridgment continued in the preceding 
Journal is concluded in the £rfl and fecond pa- 
ges ot this. 

From tbe?EGASvs.9n Grub-street, Wedn.July 21. 

Friend B A vius, 

1 OFTEN divert myfelF with a weekly Paper pub-' 
liflied by thee, called The Grub-ftreet Journal : and 
ifio' lam not foon affected with light things, to con/eis 
the truth, thy jocular vein pleafeth me much ; andF I 
wi(h thee well, tho' I know thee not. There is one 
thing only 1 diflikc in thee, that is, thpu fcemeil no* 
charitable ; for thou, cxfofeft the frailties of thy br^thei? 
the SipEAKER, or (as lie caljeth himfelf) the Orator. 
I pray thee, friend Bavius, pufh iJottby vidlory over. 
him '^ far, a&tom*)kc thee fecm cruel. Thou haft., 
plainly ihcwed his back-flidiogs, and his follies haft thou . 
wvcJ^lell ; infopauch that he has been for<;ed to deny ia 
the l>A}h Journal of the 9th inft. that he w*s the au- 
thor of a paragraph, which I verily believe, I faw 
figned with his own name, in the Daily Journal of the 
6|th, suMi wt^ich thpRg^^ lis in time, Ia tbina q£ tho . 


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8th. I was once In great hopes, that he would have 
come onto the true light : bat now I am ccrtam, that he 
/hath no light in him ; and thou haft convinced me, that 
he hath not even the dark glimmerings of human reafoh 
and profane learning, to guide his ftep. Of this feveral 
of hb auditors, I bear, are become ienfible, and have 
entirely left his meeting ; and that the few who ftill rc- 
fort thither, are under much (hame and confufion of 
face ; foroe of which I hope they will at lad communi- 
cate to their teacher. 

From the fifing mtom the I am thy friend unknown, 
iphday of they tb month, * ' 

iommonly called ]^\y. W. G. 

Hugh Peters fenfe, voice, language, aAIon, mien. 

And front, are all in H y heard, or feen ; 

Which plainly proves this learnM Clare-market rorcr 
Of ancient elocution the restorer. 

N^ 8a. Thursday, July 2^. 

*H TOP \oy»v K^iffif 'Tohkiif ir/ Tti^as T%KiVTcUQ9 

CRITICS and criticifm having been much 
talked of in former, as well as in later ages ; 
it IS ncceflary therefore to diftinguifh' the true Critic 
from the falfe, and the ancient original art from ^he 

modern ridiculous pretences to it. A CritU is a 

true judge of what is really commendable and graceful in 
writing ; nor can be impofed on by the falfe and glaring 
e^hurs of a pretender^ but will as neceffarily fee the net- 
tural and genuine^ as the falfe or furreptitious. *This 
" was the charadlcriftic of the Stagyrite hinifelf; and 
even Homer, underwent his corredioni for hiis fcholar's 


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ufc. Whoever looks into Plato's Pbadrus^ will fee 

a piece of Lysias, the orator, criticifed on in form. 

Of thi» flamp were the Dionysius's; from one of 
whom the motto of this Paper is taken, and plainly 
(hews what accuracy of thought and judgment, con- 
firmed by long experience, is rcquifite to form fuch a 
judge as we require. Such were Cicero and Horace^ 
who had too fevere an eye, not to apply this to their 
own works. 

From thcfe fo juflly admired authors, let us turn to 
ottiers, with whom the generality of our readers are 
better acquainted. Thefe authors, having a natural 
dread of criticifm, generally place in the front of their 
Works a Deditation to his Lordfhip ; and tbo^ indeed 
his Lordjhtp is unknotbn^ yet bis Lordfiifs fatrenuge 
will be ajetttfity from a fever er eye^ i^c. then a Pre^ 

face, From reading which, one would imagine, 

that fomc confpiracy or conjuration was formed againft 
our generous author ; fo many cringes and fawnings 
to the reader, fo many ttvaunf-f^tans to the critics ! 
-^- what is this but to miftruft one's own caofe ? 
Would a Raphael be better pleafed with that indife- 
fence of the publick, which fhould fuffer his work t» 
pafs uncriticifedt than with the nice view and infpedtion 
of an accurate examiner ? Or would not a Corelli 
appeal to the critical, the nice car? 'Tis the fame in 
regard to all other arts and fciences, whether of an in* 
ferior, or fuperior degree. Truth appears to advantage 
from a ftrider inquiry ; and is never more injured, or 
in greater danger of being ftifled, than by the over- 
fondnefs of ibme nurfing-fathers and nurfingvmothers. 

However commendable then Criticifm itfelf may be^ 
yet the bare appearance however mud be ridi^^ulous. 
Imagine then a head laboriouily skilled in Pr^faces« 
fluffed with common-place, and muddled with Index- 
hunting ; add hereunto a diligent fearch after the mif- 
takes and overfights of authors, an^ a pleafure arifing 
more from fuch blemifhes found out, than any beauties 
and graces in writing. Who will admire at fuch ima- 
ginations, thus polTeffed with the defers of other 
writings, if whatever is difagreeable fliould neceflarily 
flow into them ? ([^iitici(m on aathoa is rertainly com« 

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mcndable ; Aristotle, Aristarchus, Didymus, 
&c. were Critics on Homer : but when wc fee no 
true criticifm, but a mean appearance of it; when falfe 
editions are confukcd, and blunders of tranfcribcrs fluff- 
ed into volumes to fill their fize ; fhall we admire fuqh 
authors diligence, or ridicule their judgment ? 

We will ruppofc Milton fome old author, various 
MSS. extant, and many editions ; from which collated 
together, I intend to publifli a new one. Firft then, 
according to cuftom. I fcek for the worfl editions, be- 
caufe my Notes will nereby be more numerous, and my 
triumphs over fome harmlcfs miftakes more frequents 
Thus then I turn author. 

Of Man's firft difobediincty and the fruit 
Of that forbidden tree^ tohofe mortal tajie 
Brought Death into the worlds and ail our zooe^ 
With lofs of Eden^ Uill one greater man 
Reftore uiy and regain the blifful feat. 
Sing Heavenly Mu/ei that on the fecret top 
. Of Horeby^e. 

' Of mans firft difobedience."] *Tis remarkable, that the 
variety of readings fhould be fo frequent ifi this ift 
verfe. Some MSS. read Of Woman^s difobedienee, ^c, 
Altho' Milton, as well as Virgil, was reputed a 
woman-hater, yet I can't think he would begin hi« 
book with a fentcnce fo very difagreeable to the fair 
fex. Befides, what follows in the 4th verfe, — Greater 
Man, by way of contraft, ftiews the reading I have 
exhibited to be true. Other MSS. read — Firft of 
Man's difibedience: but the recital is anfwer fufficicnt. 

And] See the ignorance of Tranfcribers and Editors f 
I have fcen it written ^, which is properly put for et, 
Lut I have reftored the genuine fcripturcc 

. " And the fruit 

Of that forbidden tree, whofe mortal tafte 

fiiow could I expofe here authors of no inferior rank ! 
but this is not my temper. To leave fuch faults in 
the very beginning of their work ; who ever heard of 
ihe tafte of a tree ? as we nuft neceflarily underlland 
\x, uniefs we corredl the text : befide^ in our Bibles 'tis 


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fJo82. of GRUB-STREET, lys^' 99 

called the forbidden tree 5 and, indeed, I have fo much 
jngenuiry left to own, that hence I had a hint for my 
emendation. Corrcdl it then boldly thus at my peril. 

■ '■ And that fruit 

Of the forbidden tree, zvbofe mortal tajte^ ^e. 
Thus all is plain, that fruit, whofe tafte, not that treti 
fohoje tafe. I don*t doubt but the learned will applaud, 
this corrcflion. 

Brought Death into the world, fffr ] In an old MS- 
\ collated, 'cwas written Dea th^ which plainly fhows 
by the chnfin, that fome letter has been erazed. I pre- , 
fcntly conjcflured that it was r, and that Dearth was 
indeed the true reading; which alludes to God's curf- 
ing the ground, and making it barren, to which Mil- 
ton refers in other parts of his Poem. 

And all our woe^ In (^V. C. we read, and all its 
woe^ i. e the world's woe : but fuch is my modelly, 
that I affirjRi nothing as to its heing genuine. 

Rfflore us^ and regain the^ i^c ] I correal, and bold- 
ly ftand by the corre(51ion of this paflage : Read ■ 
Refior^dus^ and regain' d» 'Twas in the old MS. thu?, 
reftored us, and regained ; but the tranfcriber meafuriug 
the verfe on his fingers, and finding it too long, very- 
wifely paffed his corredlion on us for the author's own 
reading. I think I may juftiy afTeft, that I have reftored 
and regained the original text. 

Sing} In V. MS. Say heavenly Mufe t but the Poet, 
I believe, had his eye on Homer, who fays c&sz/i 

On thefecret top"] Who ever heard of a fecret top of 
a mountain expofed to fight ? But if there is fome /<?- 
tret meaning in it, 'tis fo far fetched, that no good wri« . 
ter would be guilty of fuch a fault. An obvious emen- • 

dation Tc6lifies all ; th0. * f acred top^ which I 

afTcrt to be the genuine reading. — I fnall end thefe 
Remarks with defiring fome one to let me know the 
meaning of a pafTagc in Book ix. Ver*395, where Evfi 
is likened to Pomona, 

' Or to Ceres in her prime, 

let Virgin of Proferpina from Jove* S. 

K 2 
* This emendation is in a Lettev from Dr. Zoilus^ print- 
ed in our pth journal. 

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This is followed by a Letter from EysTACH Bud- . 
ciLL, Efq; in anfwcr to one from the rev. Mr Wil- 
liam Peirs, publifhcdin the Dai/y C cur ant, July 22. 

Thursday, July zz. On funday a ftripling about 
13 or 14 years cfage, apprentice to an apothecary iit 
LeadenhalKftreet. and a woman about 30, faid to be a 
woman of tbe town, went to be married in the Fleet : 
where the firft clergy- man refufcd ; but going to ano- 
ther, they got their bufmefs done, and were married. 

S*. James's Evening Post. // // my opinion^ th/tt 

if their bufinefs hail been c-one Jirjl, they woula not 
have been married afiertoarh. 

Tuesday, July 27. The goldfmith near Lincoln'*-' 
inn-fquare, who lately took up jewels to the amount of 
many icoo 1. to be (hewn, as was pretended, to fome 
cudcmers of great note, but afterwards carried them to 
Holland, hath, we hear, been fiopt there, and the. 
goods fecured by the perfons that went in purfuit of 

liim. Post-boy. This Z^^ff^/? goldfmith haiworfe 

fortune than the late famous South-fea Knight; wh9 
wdi a perfon, either of too little eonfequence to be pur- 
fucd, or of too great, to be (lopt. M. 

From the Flgasvs in Grub-street, Wedn. July zS^ 


In durance vile while pious Woolston lies, 
And Death waits near to clofc Icarn'd T|rdal's eyea ;. 
The pricft's hard fortune, and the layman's fate. 
Seem to prefage Religion's ruin'd ftate. 
But thou, O Bowman, wilt the lofs fopply 
Of both ; and whilft thoa liv'A, fhe cannot dyew 
To thy due ftation raiy'ft thou rife much quiclwr. 
And ccafc to /ye of Dewsbury thb Vicar. 

M. Maevius. 

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N° 83. Thursday, Jugfdji 5. 


E firft Piece is a * Second Letter from Eu- 
stace BuDGELx., Efq; in anfwcr to that from the 
rev, Mr Peirs. 

Mr. Bavius, 

THERE is, I think, no fpecies of poetry, which 
we have fo little cultivitcd as the Epiftolary^ 
whether moral, or amorous ; there being fcarce any of 
the former, and but one of the latter kind yet publifheJ 
in oar language, that deferves to be mentioned. For 
this reafon I would not omit fending you the following 
piece: the propriety of the fentiments will convince 
you it is genuine ; and perhaps you will think, that, 
with the foljd topics of praife which the author haa 
chofen, it is in all refpedls worthy of the imitation of 
our modern writers of love-letters, I might fay fomc- 
what of the meafure, which is truly Lillyputian : 
but I chufe to Jeave the whole to your judgment, and 
fhall only aflurc you, that I have added nothing to the 
original but the motto. 

ne Epistle e/'RoBiN the Butler/^ Kitty the Cook's* 

- Scribere juj/tt-amor. 
My dear Ki tt y. So bewitching. 

You're fo pretty j In the kitchen i 

I 3 Or 

* The Letters publifhcd on his repeated promifc to 

in our ySth^ Szd, and 83d our bookfellcr, that he 

Journals^ taking up above would fend him fomc Bjfays 

leven colunuis, were infcrt- agreeable to the dcfign of 

cd for nothing, at the carneft our Paper j which he never 

rcqocftofMr, £i#^e//j and performed. 

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Or whcnftitching; 
So endnnngt 
WhcB yottVe d«M»g]j 
And fo neat. 
When you wait 
At the Tea, 
So brisk, fo gay. 
All your beauties. 
In your duties. 
Do (b take me. 
That they make me 
Send this greeting 
To my fwecting, 
*Till our mcctteg ; 
Hoping Kitty 
Win have pity 
On the pain 
I Aiftain. 

With a fciver 
From lovc*8 quiver 
I am fpittedy 
Heady fitted 
To expire 
At Cupio'ifircw 

O ? the grace 
Of vour face ; 
And your eye 
Sy which I fry; 
Aiid your lips^ 
Sweet as fips 
Of your whips; 

of the Society No 8j» 
And your brcaft,. 
White ^ pi^, 

isx& a budding^ 
like bag buddipgr 
So excelling 
Sweet andTwelling;' 
And your waftc 
So decreas*d. 
Like pyramed 
Upon its head a 
TurnM upfide down 
By country clown. 

But« alafst 
Muft £ pais 
All that lies 
In difguife. 
Made more provoking 
By your cooking ? 

But left my Dcarjr 
Should growweary^ 
Or think me rude ;. 
I muft conclude. 

Then hafte to make- 
Our wedding cake. 
For know, rov Lovc^ 
If you ftiould prove 
Unkind or cruel. 
Nor broth, norgrud 
Can from the grave 
Preferve your flavc. 

IN anfwei to Mr. S.'k defire to know the aieaning^ 
of that paffage in Mi lton*s ParaJi/e loft^ Book ix. 

^— or to Ceres in^ her 'prtmey 
Tet Virgin of Proferpina from Jove. 
1 think the whole Defcription ought to be peinled 
aAA read« with an inconsiderable alteration, thu?^ 


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T9 Falcs, #f* Pomona, thts ad^ni^i* 
Likelieft Jbe feevCd ; PojnoM, wl^njke figd 
VertuismtiSy or to Ceres in her ptrimt 
Yet Virgin^ or Frofcrpinz from Jove. 

Every body knows the ftory oH^ere^, by whom Jupiter 
had Proferpina ; who is therefore ftid here to be from' 
Jovi. I think this reading yidds a olcar fenfe, is in 
Milton's manner, and I doubt not but it came fa 
from his moitth, I am 
Your moft profound admirer, aad humble imitator, 

July II, I73I. P. DULMAN. 

From the Pegasus in Grub-street, Wedn. Aug 4. 
Mr. Qj/ioNUNC aoquainted the Society, thatitwa» 
his opwioiiy that fince the ordioa^ a6lioiia of foreigiv 
princes are fo often a^eadoBed in the News papers, as 
having (bmethiag extMordiaary i^ th«m, they ought to 
be tranfmittcd to poft^ity ivi a^ ei^traprdinary manner : 
and that therefore h« bad prevailed with his friwad Mr. 
DoGRiL to turn thvee articki of Foreign Ntivs this^ 
week iftt^ heroic verfe : which were read^ and highly 

Thiir8PvAY» Jufy 29. -.-.~ ?aris, Jktg 4, N. S. 
On the twenty fifth, the King hunted a wild boar, 
Of fuch an eaormous fiz^, us nier tout fe^n hefkrt : 
And after he h^d run a long time, toitbout any fatal 

Tkey fliot him deid^ ^^r fear he flioidd kill the pack ol^ 
hounds. Daily Courant and Post- boy. 

Monday, Aug, 2, — Vienna^ July 25^ 
Laft friday, their Imperial majefties, mounted gacb orf 
on a fine nag^ 
Took the noble diverfion of hunting of the (lag : 
Kiira feveral^ took fpc alive, {mjl admirable fp^fi) 
VHiich they prefentcd tq Muftapha ambai&dQr/9*^» ^r 
Forte,. Daily C;our,ant. 

Berlin^ July 30. 
On the twenty fifth, the King having breakfafted with 
a minifter of ftate, 
Took the diverfion of hunting the clkcf niijitpr^ui rf 
tieir fate^ ' No 

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No lefs than iixty were kill'd : and foreign minifters " 
were In great lurprize, , 

At the ilrength and fpeed of thofe animals, and * 
their nutnflrous fize ; j 

For iouT hands higher tha#thc tailed horfe their hacks 
i^idrife. Daily Coi^rant. 


tJnder the mask of fome fi^litious name. 
Of Ulrick, Osborne, or of Walsingham^ 
A great variety of authors write. 
And give their few kind readers ftrange delight. 
Thefe no diftindion make : but I more curious 
Can fUll difctrn the genuine from the fpurious. 
When fome bright piece with double luftrc (hiccs. 
As if a Primief 8 hand had touchM the lines ; 
While the true Writer, fome fam'd Rhetorician, 
Thinks himfelf hid> confummate Politician^ 

A Tacitus : without a Nomenclator 

I know his ftarch'd, affcdtcd, quaint Tranflator, 

M. Maeviui. 

N"" 84. Thursday, Auguji 12. 

Different our parties, hut with equal grace 

The Goddejs /miles on Whig and Tory race* Dunciad, B. 3 . 

To * Ulrick D 'Ypees, Efqi 
SIR, Cruh'ftreet, July 28, 173 1. 

TH O' lince your return from your travels, you 
have endeavoured as it were to unnaturalize 


* The gentleman, who nerally thought to be the 
wrote under this name in brother of the greatcft fub- 
the paity Courant; was ge . jed in Great Britain. 

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yourfelf by taking a foreign name : yet from the time 
Of your firft »ppe»rtince under it in the Daily Courant^ 
I very much fufpedcd that you wa» formerly an old 
acquaintance, and rival joker at the Pegafu». Your 
ftjle and manner of dragging ha ftorws into your dif* 
cQurfc, and fpoiling them by fonte unneecfTary or con- 
trsrdidlary circumftance, has frequently put me in mind 
oi that old gentleman. Particularly, when in the 
Daily Courant^ Mar. 23. you told an arch f!ory of 
Fdrjon Melchisedeck ; who, being in Bedlam in 
1709, talked of twoboolcs, one of which was not, pub- 
liihcd 'till 171 3, and the other not *till 173Q. Thif 
wa« taken notice of \rj Mr. Orthodoxo at our meet- 
ing at the Pegafus, and an account given of it in our 
65 th fournaL To this an anfwer was returned, I (up- 
pofe by yourfelf, tho* not under your name, in a Z//- 
ttr from the College in MoorfieJds, to a gentleman in 4 
College near Ludgate, printed in the Gourant^ May ^ 
in the following words ; ' Par/on Melcwisedeck fcndt 

* his fervice to you, andaffures you, that the blundering 

* fellaw Ulrick DTpres has impos'd on the Towa 

* a falfe piece of Cbromhgy ; for altho' many of the 

* Parfon's enemies had often abufed him with the op* 

* probrious title of Madman ; yet he never found out 

* that he was King of Salem, 'till he had read the * Cff- 

* dext which was long after the time aflign'd by that 

^ blundcrbufs Ulrick.* ^ This, I own, was » 

good way of feeming to make fome excufe for a Wun* 
der, which you could neither deny, nor defend : but a 
way which was more ingenious, than ingenuous. 

However, I h.ld not revived the memory x)f this 
blundery had you not thought fit to calt feveral afper- 
fiobs upon the Society of Grub-ftreet, in a Letter print- 
ed in the Daily Courant of lal^ tucfday. It has been 
a. misfortune common to our Society with thofe of the 
two famous Univerfities, that feveral who were a fcan* 
da] to it whilit members, have endeavoured to (hew 
their little wit and learning in cafting reflections upon 
U8, after they had deferted us. This we therefore bore 
with patience, being little moved at the clamour and 
Doifo of fuch apollates. But whenever any pcrfon of 


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Worth and chara6lcr, who formerly has been an orna- 
roent to our Society, abfents himfelf from our meetings^ 
and lets fall any rcfleOiont againft Os, we are fcnfibly 
afflided at them. Efpecially when by the manner of 
bis writing he Ihews plainly to all the world, that he 
was once of our commanity 5 and thereby gives an 
intimation, that he had juft reafons for quitting it. As 
this is the prefent cafe, I think my felf obliged, in vin- 
dication of our whole fraternity, to make feme Obfer- 
vations upon your late Letter, in which you reprcfenf 
»s as a numerQusand tiiforderly rabble of Scribhrlers brought 
into the field againft the prefent Miniftry. 

It is really very hard, that this imputation fhould be 
layM againlt us, when we have carefully avoided Politi- 
cal Letters and EfTays in our Journal ; and whenever we 
have touched upon fubjedls of that nature, it has been 
only in relation to the argumentation and di£lion, ufed 
by the Political Writers on either fide. And we take 
this imputation the more unkindly, becaufeit came jult 
after the time, when we had in three fuccelTive Jour- 
rials, placed the late celebrated Controverfy betwixt the 
Walpoleans and Pultneyan?, in a true light, bjr 
letting the objeOions and anfwers oppofite to one ano- 
ther in different columns. In* reading controverfiat 
writers, perfons being always inclined to one fide more* 
than the other, are generally negligent in examining 
the arguments of both : and among them that do exa- 
mine them, it is a frequent complaint, that the writer 
who is read, like, the counfel who is heard, laft, feems 
to have the advantage. Upon both which accountSr 
we think our method the mod impartial and inftru6live} 
and (hall therefore purfue it for the future in other 
controvcrfies that may arife. And to this we are the 
more incouraged by ^he approbation, which, we hear, 
was publickly given to our Journals by fome very Great 
Perfons at Hampton-Court : neither do we at all re- 
gard the cenfurcs pafTed upon us by fort^e party-men of 
different perfualions. Thofe cenfures (hew a true party 
fpirit, which defires, that only the writings on one 
fide of the queftion fhould be read ; and confirm us 
the more in the opinion of the reafonablenefs of our 
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We are at prcfcnt, ic is true, in a very odd fitua- 
tion : on one lide, you charge us with * being engaged 
' by the goodnefs of pay, or the*hepes of plunder, to 

* write figainft the Minittry ;' on the other, it is affert- 
ed in the laft Craft/man, that * the whole Province of 
' Grub-ftrect has been taken into double pay, upon this 

* important occafion, to write for the Minillry.' That 
one of thefe contradictory aflertions is not true, every 
one muft own at the firft repetition ; and that one of 
the accufations neccffarily clears us of the other ; but a 
few words will foon make it evident that they are both 

falfe. the Province^ or rather The States, of Grub* 

ftrcet, like thofe of Switzerland, never enter into any 
alliance ofFenfive and defeniive with any one contending « 
power, againil another; but wifely keep themfelves in 

an exad neutrality. At the fame time, their private 
Members are ready to irfgage on either iidc for good 
pay, without ever inquiring into the merits of the 
caulc. And when Ihus ingaged, it muft be owned, 
they a£l with great fidelity, encountering with as much 
earneftnefs and animofity, as if the caufe which they 
defended were their own. And as they per fedlly un- 
derfland each others weapons, and way of managing 
them, the fight is generally very long and obftinate, 

and they feldom give any quarter. This may feem 

a little too barbarous in perfons of the fame fraternity ; 
bat it will appear lefs ftrange if we confider two cir- 
cumftances. • One is, that both parties amongft us, tho' 
they employ thefe mercenaries, abfolutely deny that 
they do it; and Hill upbraid each other with employ- 
ing them. The other, that thefe mercenaries them- 
fcives difclaim the name of Grubeans^ and object it to 
one another, by way of reproach. How this honour- 
able appellation came to be accounted a mark of infa- 
my, I fhall not at prcfcnt inquire; defigning in a little 
time to communicate to the world a Dijfertation on 
• this fubjedV, wherein I have examined this matter to 
the bottom, and fully proved, that the titl$ of Gru- 
ff ean is as reputable, as that of Academician in France^ 
or of Fillow of any College or Society in Great Bri- 

Pnc thing is very remarkable, ^\ much for the re- 

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e ^ c^:^ir TKat thofe. who eadcavour to 

Krairu'pT. ^'^^^ S'fv?;Aten ^ fuch a man- 

' • mV 7h.t evVn tkdr intended f.ti»e is a real panegyric. 

'i'of'S Sir. yoohave given «n iHuftrious mft««ce 

S you, Wn Uere atcofing as « «« to^ J^ 

Government, you repreftnt « "»J^' »^ Jf^P*;^^ 

of lomt(hm,r-d Infantry /««?<'"'''"'*'."''.'>„ 'I'^h 
h1 of the /'-r/>-^rot iKing "cquamted fo much 
i» fh military, a. ci»il affairs, you wa. d«ceived, I inu 
rine.TylhJt.rm Forkrn H^*, which ra,fcd m yo«r 
|,i„d a'defpicable idea. Whereas. h.d you fca^hed 
into the tru^e meaning o it ycm would have found t 
to have a noble and heroic fignification. And theretore 
. Senexttime you have oceafion to borrow feme term 
from any Art or Science, -^hich you do not underttand, 
Sh/l apprehend, will be^he "T T' luZd br 
I beg you » confult a «iy fa\nous book pubWhed by 
that minent Member of our Society, N. Bailey, 
ifKiKt^.<, I mean his Etjmlogicd DiBionary.^ book 

neceffa^to be f«q"«»ty f "<^^''«-^ ^/ f '5°t ' M, 
without any learning pretend to vrtite fenfe and Engl.fli. 
There you might have found « The Forlorn Hope of an 
- army ffo called from the greatnefs of their danger) to 

* be i^n detached ftom feveral regiments, or othenvife 

* appohited to give the fita onfet m battle, or to begm 

^ t^e^attack of% befieged place' But ou of the 

xefpea I bear for you, as formerly an ornament to our 
community, I will rather imaute this, m.ftakeo the 
printer (as my brother the Orator imputes all his) 
«d imagine by an obvious various leamn, that, mftead 

ofJbJer^d, you wrote "«fy- J*'"^'" ^tS 
rfcconcile your defcription with that of our brother 
Bailey : for t\,o^ Jhmer'd Inf Mr j ««/"y 'fP^^fJ 
/, give the firft onfet 4n battle, or to hegtn the attack 
ef a befieged place; yet all military P«'fo'».«"'J «*"• 
Lxiattfr'd Infantry may be very proptr f<"-/»fh de- 
fperate fervice. This cotijefture is confirmed by the 
real circumftances of the Grubean Infantry, which, 
before they are taken into the fervice of a tnjn'ft'y. "« 
generally in a tattered condition.; « »ft"7'^^' "l*°"S; 
The foriune of war, they a;e frequently put into, a 
firaiter'd one. y^^^ 

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* Yoa arc ihercfofC, Sir, under another great mif*' 
take, when you affert, that * thcfc, befides feveral mer- 

* ccnary AUics, are conftantly employed by the difcon- 

* tented party, conftantly engaged by the goodnefs of 

* their pay, or the hopes of plunder.* What cflFeds 
fbe hopei^f plunder may have upon them, neither yott, 
nor I ca» guefs; tho* it can be but little upon thofe* 
who require dayly more fubfttntial diet, with which 
they cannot furnifh themfelves But as for t\i^ goodnefs of 
tbeir pay^ I dare affirm it is fuch as cannot poffibly //r- 
g^ge any number of mercenary forces : much left can * 
it fupport fo many as arc included in your next aflcrti- 
on; * Nay, there is npt a petty Poet that pops his 

* head up in Town, nor a Farce- writer, or Dealer in ' 
' Epigrams, but what they pick up, and oblige him to 

* turn his little talents againft the Government.' To ' 
maintain y^/i n numerous and dif orderly rabble of Serib- 
blers^ as /you call them, feems to demand the * 
affiftance of a Treasury ; and therefore it is out of the '' 
power of the difcontenfed Party- But fuppofe thife 
Scribblers^ without either money or cloaths, write for' 
little or no pay* and 4n hopes of plunder ; are two Week- 
ly Papers fufficient to contain the produdlions of fuch a ' 
numerous rabbli of Scribblers y tAtw^ty petty Poet^ Farce- 
writer^ and Epigrammatif in Town? This is fo far 
fr<rm truth, that it has not the leaft probability. 

I mention only two Weekly Papers, becaufe I know ' 
but of two that can with any juftice be afcribedto 
thf difiontented Party^ viz. The Craftfman and Fog^s 
Journal : for it is with great partiality and injuftice, 
that you reprefent the Journal of our Society to be of * 
the fame ilamp. One main part of our defign is to 
criticize upon the prod odlions of modern Writers, 
cWkfly our own members ; and to (hew the beauties or - 
defoimitiesof them, without any regard to the party ■ 
of their authors. • And we have more than once de- 
clared our readinefs to publifh any Pieces of wit, let 
them come from what quarter they will, provided they 
be. not improper to appear for fome evident reafon. 

Vol. II L Of 

* Tlic'.fcilowiBg part of our 8<^ J^^wnf^/, was thougtit 
thi9 Utttr^ tho' publi&cd in proper to be j^ldcd hcfc. 

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Of tjhif w« kWf^ gi^«^ fevcMl itm«rkablc iaftaacei, 
parti5^UIJy pr^ UtOu^76th Journ/iU whicfc miy very 
properly bf w»»W»^ bdra~A Ycry finaf t Efigiwn^ 
tithA opinion of tb; ^boi^ wbo w«» Ai^e^ed to be 
1^ ^f» a nun tW M.. D' V^rt w, had appw^ ia ^9 
^§illQ$w^t» Jhh.\\^ ig^iuft; tt A«vEfi8, Foe, 
a^d QivvB f |hf wij^e wit a«d (atirii of wlii<:k coofii^ 
ed u» ca^i^ tk«v» 19. rime meft imfudiMt m^ iulL 
Tb« ^^r^^ t^ Spciegr laoledi: upon as a liae enco- 
iQi«^ pn ttkcif Pap^r, aod therefm ueprimod ir, widi 
> t. gfiUiBql, and' courUy enoomivfn opos ftbite odwr 
Writorpf by way of grateful r«uni. 

Voiv, $iM^ o^c TSi'iEfffftf/ i8,p9Qped)r Aenti^ is^to cbe 
pp^tiddf ?(^ f^U^ji^ roiriifteri^ ooptroverff ii €ber# ai« 
b>it two WeiKkly PHH^r^ ppblUhed tiiy wri^fM of ^ 
d%yiQte«cc4 pi^^y* Bat tbf R 04 tbft fide of the Mi- 

nj|^ Mvi^ *^ |i^'« 7^''«#A »ttd *f^» y^- 

tUcr^mWAr two or thi^Ae |iiiiiiftfi»J P4p«r»e¥tiy^ weei 
5u tbt m^ Qm^tii fo tbM, g^raUy (peafcing 
eight oir ni^ P»pe|:|iar< publiihcd crery wffi in defesce 
ofth^Mil^y.-T-^^^BPPft^ the. Gmban Authors 
CQuld wrii<'i9 r^ch a maoiif r «« not to di/cover the 
Sopcl^ tot whi^h (h^ h^ve^fotiBifly be^oqgcd ; Is it at 
all prQb4>kf tl^t ^ ipany of tb|^. i:>ii e^t^rt tbeir u- 
knts only in two fipgle P44i^^ ? 1$ il npi mnch more 
liMy, tba( foipis of tbQf9 are: employed iikcwife in the 
ot))fr;iAiocrnay« tb^ foi^ or^^ times a« many tx% 
ing^fid va, ^be bo^t ar m tbeformct ? Are not the 
Grubc^n In^ptry merfiewaty forcfs^ r^dy to figbt for 
pay. o» either fid^B Do not m^rcw%ry forces cbufr 
thf fide that can pay bell ? Cannqt tb^fe pay bed, whe 
ba^^ thp ^loft^^mon^y ? And b^ve lu^ tbofe ioqfi money 
atcoma»^> who are Mppenyioftio tb^ fi«rte, andfiprai 

6u( bpfid^s tbeic probable argunH^Ats^.tbere.trepofi* 
tiv^ direft prppfs,, both internal ^ndciBemaJ, ihat perw. 
foni, formcrjy of ourSocictyt are employed i« wnting 
forae or pib^r of tbcic Psj^rs every m^^ The Gru- 
beini manner appears plainly in every one of them at 
di^jr^t tM»9S4 a#)d m foQie of thi»i ai 1^ Of thii 
there hAVC hecjk ioiUnces produced, now^iod then iii^ 


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cmrT'ttfWi/ivgoodptfitdfwhick nAffitkeHry 

ht taken i^ in roe %uue nMum0r^ wttt we wilHog to 
indldg^ onmhret in <eriticHint oti*f«ck Papert. As the 
nrofatc part of them fhcwit dtti tvtrj FM^ef^mftim^ 
lb* the Pdetry kferted fav Ibme df thtm de mo » ftiw » 
that everv >^#/i9 ?«//, ^ ^/Vr iVI Mfipams, h not 
fititd4ip^ ibi dy'4f/kt9n$id 9aftjf ^mdihHg^ to turn 
bis little talents a^aiit/l ike Ceiarttmn^. Ai <o <tae 
/eattenml^probf^, fotne of oiir tndmbat h»re iMfted of 
ilieir loyal fervicet to the Mlnifiry» md of the goieroiif 
lewaYds tbejr have reoeived ^tt tint accomit. And }f 
wherthave ehhev diflekibleer, or dtnied obit ^ie)r alt 
empk^d, th^ plunpnefs <of dteir viftge. Mid the gay* 
ety of their hsrok, 10 msch knproyed of fam» aim 
us ocalat deiliotiilranott both of their fenrke and tlieir 
wager.— —-Two kdted them «re^ whoo I look npofi 
dnly as Vohnteers at preient, who, I beHere, hairt 
yet no C4rum regidar p^, I mean ute ^OaHrofty an^ 
the RemiT^R 0? Gfuhi-ftreet. It ia fto Wonder, tliac 
the former^ whofe oratorial (hop takes in WHk ^only ti 
Aw chincs'^aiftohiefs on Airtda);^, ih^aoM endHironr to 
fnppty that defidency, aftd^ihe total ceflktion 6i Mi 
wednefday's vOcal JM-gdU iHSd bafbonii^ by polichrjj! 
pHnted jargon anfl bwbonery On f oeiSafs. . SotWlut 
Motive c<^uld induce out Reoi^its^r %<k Vftsik hfs woi4 
mud t^ottfife, fo often vefxnitc^ *4n hiiB wtelly ^dverclfe- 
ttent9) in which he ttill difokinttfd «H she {^rukince g( 

fc>ty ? It ts ttfie, rhicin ofde^ toim^lrii twfer M^ 
'• has changed moit dhn oiice Ms ^C^me (ftolvn oi^- 
^siXif ftm^ftr yifu^^, wMth Ik tftwfetoily t»dta- 
¥dtii^d itbertv^^r^ to mifrditr) tad Hkewi^ Aathora^ 
^Hd aU Mr no pili];^. $ut if Itt nude tiiil hrft dtangt 
«Hiii tiaat «^w, it woii atj Otte^of-thte-w^y chought* afid 
filches, Ib^neve, tbe f>}fie4l}f Fatfkttifm^ who owed 
tdm^llMln^^ attdwifhwhoin b)^^ kas bMfit fe ddnvvr'* 
^tof ]ate» pot into his hdJd. Betittfe hardly aftiy of 
tb6 n^r« oii ihac fide iftt {6ii, in «ny cOnfiderable 
n^AiB^ir} did hft hntogfrne "^fe WOlAd be th4 ItiOi^ 
room lor hfSft f or out ^f hi» g#dnf tnodefty, did he £»p- 
tlOfe, iSiit he COfttd exdH) Ai«»n all? Or did \st hope' 
beeaofe a tHoofiNWi of itmt *pMi^lar Papet-s ifre glv^d 
«W%y «n^^ ^ledr» fh^ Ihififere ^dVd fkme n«mbef 
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would be taken off his hands by the fame perfbni^ 
and difperfed in the fame manner? He muft continue. 
1 fear, much longer a volunteer, and give greater |3ir6ofs 
of his courage and condq^, before he can expe£l that 

extraordinary honour and advantage. 1 have dwelt 

the longer upon thisfubjedl, that I might fet it in a 
true light, and prevent for the future the mutual ex- 
probrations of Polemic Authors. 

In your Tcview of the forces ingagcd againft the 
MiniJlry, you mention • feveral troops of Swifs com- 

* ifaartdcdby E— — B , Efq; and his lieutenant 

* Timothy Rag of ^trUh-fdir^ Efq;* Which fliort 
account you have rendered obfcure, by ihevt^ing too 
much learning in writing in fo figurative a manner. 
For the generaliry of readers do noj unfierfbind either 
your Catachr^fis^ in putting droops for Companies of 
ow(//, who are always Infantry : or your Hypallage^ 
in writing Timothy Rag of Scrub-fair^ inftead of 
Timothy Scrwb of Rag-fain but take them both 
for blunders. 

Since this titter. Sir, is deHgned as a friendly ad- 
monition, I trull it will be accepted as fuch, and there- 
by have the more influence : of which I entertain the 
greater hopes from the good effedt, which the little 
notice taken of you before in this Journal had upoa 
you. For I hope it has perfectly cured you of the 
didemper of Anachronifm, to which you was very fiib* 
jeft . • and which might juftly be counted chronical* 
And it is with pleafure I obferve, that in this very 
Letter, you have told two dories, one concerning the 
Mountebank vaLincQlfCs-inn fields ^ and the other about 
the Colliers and Sailors z% fVaf^^ping % without mcn- 
lioBing the Icaft circum (lance of time,^ to render then* 
anachronical.: tho' in the latter, ^he circumftance of 
the failors white Jbirts is not altogether fo natural, as 
the black ones of the colliers, 

I wifh yctt had forborn a third flory, which you 
tell in the following manner. *- I am credibly inform^ 
'* ed, there is a Treaty now depending between fomc 
' certain Anti-courtiers and the Author of the Anodyne 
< Necklace ; fo that I defpair not to fee fome Differta- 
* tions come from that ingenious hand, againU evil 

Counfellors j 

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* Counfelhrs ; and given grgth np one pair of* ftait^^; 

* tag'd with fome Advcrtifcments of /////, peithi^s, ir 
« Jv^-^lumbs^ dMt aujr 1)e of fflfv^idttri tfik^t >glM 

* 4>ad mafifl^is, fg^s^ mA tmvwfiUii: ■ Thii ffo- 
j^ feeAM« Jiick inoenfifllBBt widi tb icce«i1it ^^ « 
little before, hy « ftrknd of Z#»jr Poe^ (M jrou aroU/ 
otll bim) wtidi yoo oWn<io be tmw. ' Our Pn^i art 

* bi all handa, amd ii6t iialf of our rdadtft ever iee* 

* <it will read an)r tlnng written isaihft as^^^-^-^If tlie(e 
Fi^i tfr/ in nii birnds^ can tbey be diQ)eried lito 
more! If tbcy" ^ lo weil, is it probabk, <^t there 
is a Trcity about giving tbim awny gratis / Are the 
Grubean Authors^ who are wet head and ^n in debt» 
in a proper condition to be To generous ? ^ib a Tna* 
M u more Improbable, than any fecret TrMy what- 
soever, that hat been fptered into thefe tiraity years. 

The reprefemin^of Dodor AnootKb ae4i(affe6ifcd to 
the Government IS* Ibelieviet a^reatpicceof ii^u&ces 
and may be attended with very ill conie^ieiices. For 
fince, as he himiidf aflores us, his Necklace b worn by 
an the Children of France^ hismtereft with their moft 
Chriftian Majcfties may jufily be fappofed to be very 
confiderable. Aiid therefore it was not pmdeat to put 
an indignity upon fo eminent a perfoni which may pof> 
fibly more inflime l^eir royal reientmetits againft us, at 
^tts critical julifiuht — > — I ^ould therefore adviVe you 
to fet all right wi^ Utit DddOr, a^ foon as poffible, end 
to make an agreement urtth him, to uke in weekly five 
hundred Hyp-DoB^rs^ pa^d for fc^ yourfdf, to U^vm 

fratis by tbi GiniietoofHan up otii pair of flairs. In thia 
don^t doubt btft that all of you will fsai your account. 
A Paperi^inft the diiaffieaed partv wiH be propagitted ; 
^e Hyp'Ugffor's kamilig and byaity will lye iscoura* 
ged s and tho* the Anoijm DoBor rnxf difpoie of fewer 
pilis zn^ potionst while hedifperfes his brodiet*s; )ret» 
feaUy I believe, that loft will be fuHy made up by the 
lale. of fas/ggof'^phimh, extremely proper to be taken 
after fuch naufeous dofes. I am. Sir, 

Your moft humUe iervanc^ 


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TH E noble and ancient Society of St es-Inor' 
having lately tranaform'd their Hall into a' 
Church, a friend of mine, who would willingly be 
thought a brother of yours, wrote upon that occafion- 
the following defcriplion off hand : if you think there 
is any true Grubean fpirit in it, let it have a place inr 
your next Paper ; if not, commit it to the dames. I am^ 
Hoibotn, July> . Sir, your admirer, and 

\0t 1 731- moft humble fervanti B. d%. 

In nova firt animus mtitatat dUereformas 
Qprpora, Ovid. 

Near Holbom-bars, that difmal place, 

• Which leads to fhame and foul difgrace ; 

• To Tyburn- tree, that grim triangle. 
Where fitile rogues fo often dangle; 

There ftands a little Inn of Cou^t, 5 

• Where crowds of wifeacrcs refort. 
To plunge into the rav*hous maw 
Of that fell monftcr call'd the Law. 

Within this Inn there is a Hall, 

* Where noify L — y — rs us*d to bawl, i« 
Difputc and lye, as fome folks think. 

But oftcner much to eat and drink ; 
Which lifts its (hattcr'd head, fo humble. 
As if IlwouM evVy moment tumble. 

Of this the Mufe a change fliall teH : 15 

Apollo grant (he do It wclk 
FamM O v to, if you pleafe to look, 
• Has not one fuch in all his book ; . . 

Tho' once hetoldus of ayeoman, 
(If Imiftake not) namM Pbilemoni 2# 

Whom faints from htav*n, to play their farce 'on^ 
Did metamorphofe to a parfon ; 
And as he lov'd religion well, 
. Into a Church transformed his cell. 


* 10, II, 12. JThc Society Law-matters ; and in Term 
tu'd vo difputc here about . time to djnc in commons. 

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Strange is that tale : but fomething (Iranger 25 

It this I tell, the fudden change here ; 
And yet 'tis truer; therefore better. 
As well in matter, as in metre. 

This Hall, at firft for Law defign'd. 
To Gofpel now with age inclined, 30 

(A place, which once fomc play'd the knave in, 

I They now pretend their fouls to fave in,) 
Transform'd to * Church without a fteeple, 
Hopes by the pray'rs of Chriilian people. 
In its late years it may atone 35 

For ills, which here in youth were done, 

- Thus fome old rake, by age and poxes,r 
Forc'd to give o'er amours and doxies. 
Turns (aint, t'efcape o\i Satan's clurches". 
And hopes to get to heaven on crutches. ^# 

But to proceed by juft degrees: 
The board, where cKents paid their fees. 
On which were fhar'd great fums of wealth, 
As robbers fhare their gains from (lealth, 
A pulpit grew. Its lovq of gain - ap 

May it not thus transform'd retain ; 
Nor the leam'd prieft refufe to preach, 
Unlefs the ca(h is in his reach. 

The table too> as Vm a finner, 
On which was difh'd up many a dinner, . j« 

Converted now to desk appears. 
And fill^ no longer mouths, but ears. 
Por there the Clerk to difmal note 
With Stcrnhold's rimes extends his throat ; 
Which all their teeth on edge db fet, rr 

And to their flomachs give a whet. 
Howe'cr this Song of godly fort, 
Tho' 'tis not vtry fwcer, is fhort. , 
The desk of roaft-nwat fmells fo fti'ong. 
It makes the Clerk for dinner long, 60 

And call a fingle ftafF m haflc, 
That what he unells he foon may tafie. 


.* It ishotcall'dbythcSo- which we feldom fee with- 
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WitMB thU Hdl etch ooi«eir-lMQ^ 
Where many a merry, todkm ibifl 
For private parpofb fdtUrew, *5 

It now converted to a pew i 
In whkh p^iervM by iormer Aim, 
The iame narcotic pow*r remaina. 
And at with meat and wine oppreft» 
Some here oft lay compot'd to iieft : 7^ 

So now wiih pray'rs and fermotts, n9ottt» 
To fj^r ileep compoTed, fnort. 

And at with clock each ChtfrA is |lracM : 
So o*er thM door an old one pkc*d. 
Which us'd to ftcw the time of eating, 75 

Now tells the honr of folemn meethi^i 
Summona ^ L*-y — rs here to prayVs ; 
Confirms the tratha the prieft dedar^. 
That time it ftort. and fixM ooir tbom i 
That death will (oon like BiiJifdomsi So 

, Jrrift e'en Bmnt in retribadon. 
Bring Judimnn o», and txeatfkn I 
Attended with the difinal doom 
Of fome infernal dm^^eon't fjoam % 
Wheic M l9fkU dmn, cham'd hands and feel, 85 
Much worfe than prifonert in die Vket i 
Thqr'll fee all hopes of Medom vain^ 
Themfelves us*d worfe. it they compfadn ; 
Fmd Gaolers more and tfiore ondvily 

And B ge nothiiig to the l>vil. <p 

BntL— y — rs, carelefs of their ^y 
Nor without intereft ns'd to lends 
Will not vouchTafe to lend an car 
To all the preadier threatens hare* 

In words of Sacred Writ we>f trid> 95 

That once, among the Jewsof old> 
(And fince^ I fear, the iame has been 
*Mon|ft}ewiihChriilians often feen> 
The Houfi of God a Dtn was made^ 
Where ^/Vr«, like L— .y— rs, <lrdv»airtdi: loO 
Bat now we fee a change more odd, 
A D^» of n-'^^s tarti*d Hmfi of God* 


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Thursday, Aug, 7. We hear, . that Sir Hans 
Sloaae, Dr. Staarr, and Dr. Halland» have viewed, to 
their {atbfi^ion, three patients cured of the foul dif^ 
cafe, without falivation, by the way of unftions, by 
Vincent Wing ; and it is hoped it will prevent Gentle- 
men going abifoad ohly to h€ cured of that diftemper. 

Daily Journau— ; 1 think they will do much btt* 

ttfy if tbejflayj and receive extreme un£lion at bofn^. 

Monday, ^jst^. 9. Colonei Armftrong has received 
orders to vifit the fortifications of Dover* caflle, and alfo 
of the feveral other caflles on the coafls of EfTex, Kent, 
and Surrey. Daily Post.-^— -^ — Tbo] there are H 
<?oafts in S\xrrey, there are as man^i fortified callles theri% 
as in S a ilex* 

Faris^ Aug, ^, Mademojfclle de Clermont, fiftcr to 
the Duke of Bourbon is very ill of a fwclling m her 
ftomach, occaftoned through, a defed in her breaft. 

Daily Post.- This (wcWing through adefcdin 

the breaft, / am ajjuredt was occaiioned through a dc- 
fcQ in the brain of the tranjlator, 

Tuesday, Aug, 10, Ycfterday mornirg about 4^ 
Mr. William Green was privately intcrrM in a Vault 
amongft the poor in the Chapet church yard, in t)|e 

Broad way, Weftminfter. PosT-Bur, He chcje ia 

be privately interred in the Broad way amongft the 
Poor ; and z&ouid^not have even his corpfe be carried in 
the broad way among the Rich, with the vain pageantry 
9/ a pompaus funtrah 

On fatarday a butcher's fon in Leadenhall- market 
offered fome unhaadfome adion to % fervant-maid, and 
ihe in a paflion took up a clevetjc and gave him fuch a 
cut a^crofs the leg, that it is thought it muft be cut off. 

Whitehall Etening-post. — • My brother Co- 

nundruln Jay*d on this occafion^ that tho the maid was 
in a pailion, yetjhe afted very cleverly. 

Wednesday, Aftg. 11. Yellerday the hon. Artillery 
company of the city of London appeared under arms, 
it being their Barns^s march, when a fine exercife of 
arms was performed by the Cripplegate and Hanoveri- 
m grenadiers. Daily Jqur.nal. — One company of 


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th Foot«giitrdi wmU perform zmiub fjaer ezerctie 
with theft Hanoveriin grenadieri, tmi mitki tbtm M 
hehng to Crippk-gtte. 

f^om Ai Pbg\iu8 U GRVB-triKcr, iTiin. Aug. ti. 
SIR, dttg %^ 1731. 

IA M a poor Bias that get tny biead by feUiog of 
Pamphlets* Daify Pap6rt» Jouraab, te- and aiki 
often vifited by a great n«mber ^ yovr Sodet^ wto 
take it for grantta» tha( tliey may fit tlu'ce or feur 
hours reading my Papers for BodUng. Nay, fometiliifin 
ttsty have the confidence to borrow them, «ttd Hevet 
retutn them a'gam. Pray» Mr. Bavivs, inlbnh "iac^ 
If it be an order of yovr Socie^^ that «verir ilieii4>er 
(hall read in a Pamphlet-ihop, as long as he pl^tfel, 
withodt paybg; If not, prav lest this etorbitiAMe be 
svftramed by a particular ovdet ; of which, . tWt ifo, 
body may pleadignoraiiQr* it &all be pttt ap in A« mdt 
ccAipicttoiYS part of my (hop, br. 

Sir, Your and the Sooety a moft humble feHnuily 

Pbt«r S^ib« 

We think, tha< every member of our &odet^ oo^ 
ib have this privilege, provided.he will open^ ididtn k 
officii, vp^^is ntft entrance hatothe ihqp. 

ItMowned ORi^Bt, J^^^o, ly^t. 

^ I K C E Iamfb$ttgb( mfiiwakk mugb {u nf 
k^ brother Oratoh ezprefles it) to b^ made part df 
the TobjeA of y^ur illnftriotfi "JvitPnalx il m^y ^ be 
Impropettogllre fomc accout^ ol myfdf, my ectooH 
tiori, and h(H¥ I came to fet fi^ an Otattry, I wsia 
bbm iti the Highlands of Scodand^ aBd ^* bHild fr«m 
my cradle, I enjoy M ti»at tiativie gi^ of my &ASttrf 
tallM (if I may fo etprefs it) £ec&i^^ f»ghi. My edtf* 
cation alfo was according to the cnftoms of thfe Wi^ 
lands : ioi I got a ^atterfr^ of Lttil^. With l^feie (Qua- 
lifications, amr various adv«nttfrcfe, I %nivtfd at lASll- 
don, juil at the death of my rin^iWftM ^^^miy-lblii 
l>t;kcAif Campbeli. I ^Mf^bitc^d «he to{>^ 'ot5p&t- 
(unity of ih^ing my milive tid^t M Ismg i t^n^ 

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i|k; andUved-au^pod^ while by ttlliiig forXiinc«» chiefly 
to inquifiofc nutdi bo(h young and old* But latclf 
finding by my occult ictence, that there was a very £<• 
aoQS man whom I might rival, I began feriouily to 
c^pSdefi^ whether from my own abilities I might in the 
lead hope for fuccefs. Hi9 adion, elocution/ ai|d tfa^ 
IgKgtutgi of bis iies (as I hear he calls it) I valoed not i 
bat, when I con&dered him as a Linguift and Gramma* 
rian, I was quite difmayed. Grammar I was unac- 
ouainted with ; and as forlangoam knew only a little 
Latin by rote, aiui Tome broken EngliOi : bat yoji foon 
demonftrated to me (for your Journals are every thurf- 
day even read to me by my Wife) that notwithftanding 
mt noife he had made Oif his knowledge in thofe re- 
fpe£(s, he wafl ahnoft as ignorant as myfelf ; even as to 
Englifl], tho* he chanted it a little more melodioufly. 
His confideratis, I immediately fet up an Oraior^i ; and, 
as } mtMimis msxtms, I only at prefent entertaid an 
itmerant audience on funday evenings, but hope &prtl|r 
to fucceed in a nei^bouring Oratort : which ifl do, 
J promife that I will have no yearly fdbrcription, m^ 
feats ^all be always free, and I (hall be always your de« 
voSpihttipW^icryaptand bro|her. 

The Blimo OaAXor, P. Q^ 

Epigraji# octi^fijonii hj Mt, Oratph^s cmpUiMt of 
beiiig abufed. 

On all fides *tis agreed* that learnM H— *«ly*sU1 us'd; 
Yec none e'er, but himfelf, will affirm he's abusM. 
Tlifjll ufag^, whene^gs at the pilp;y we hurl : . 
But It is no abofe of Sir Petsr, orC— l. 

N"" Sj. Thursday, Ai^ujt ip. 

IN the firft page is. the beghming of a £#///r. In 
anfwer to fbe Traditions of thg Clirfy iiftru&ivq 
•J MififiWp f^t. 4 S^m^n frtaek'datthi Fifihtiom 

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beld at WaUfieU inTorkJhire^ June ix^ 1731. B;) 
William Bowman, M. A FUar of Detvsbury, 

A F A B L E. 

A Pert young Daw, trick'd up with various plunaet 
* Dropt from a PeacockV tail, his airs aflumcs., 
1 ncn mixing with his tribe, the fawcy Jack 
Inveighs againft them all, becAufe they're black. 
Him thus haranguing, in his full career, 
A brother interrupted with a fnecr. 

Hadft thou, in borrowM finery array'd, 
•Mongft birds of other kind, thy parts difplay'd ; 
Thus oddly dight,thou mightfl have made them wonder. 
Who could not know thy head and tail-afunder. 
Thy learned fpecch, without or head or tail 
They might have lik'd, well plcas'd to hear thee rail. 
For us, with all this infolence defy'd, 
Who know thy malice^ ignorance^ and pride. 
With fcom thy ftoln, old trumpery we view : 
Tp us thy impudence alone is new. 
' M. . Bavius. 

N'' 86. Thursday, Juguft %6. 

IN the firft page, and part of the fccond, Mr. Bow- 
man's Sermon is ridiculed. 
YfK^^z U.U prefixed U the next Edition of "Dt, hvi- 
bvtHnot'b Book of Aliments., 

rjRovok*d by Chey ne's filly books. 


^ Wfit mcerly out of fpight to cooks, 

I was refolv'd to Ihew, that Man, 

5'er lince this world of ours began, . i 

Was always form'd to chew his vittle : S ^ 

Elfc what a plague's thf ufe of fpittle ? ^ 

^ , . Werc^ I 

* A great pjirt pf Mr. Bow- The Rights of the Chriji. Ch. *** ' 

«^» { ^frm, was taken from ^nd The Independent Whig* 

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Were ihefc brave grinders in my head, 

PiacM only to crack nuts, champ bread ? 

Young children, teeth who yet have none^ 

And x>ld, whofe fett are loofc or gone; . i^ 

Whofe gums or (lamps can^t mailer beef, 
. From milk and broth may find relief. 
But * Sff ye new, I'd rather ftand. 

To be by Cheyne's own rouch hana 

Cut clean, as Abelard of old ; ir 

And trull in dories that are told. 

Of finding boys in parfleybed. 

Than heed the whims of his fat head. 

For, to give my opinion plainly, 

I think the adion not fo man'y, 29 

Which mortals ufe in propagation. 

As that performed by maftication. 

*Tis noble to devour an ox ; 

•Tis fine to fhear, then eat the flocks ; 

To dram a lake, then catch the filh { - 25 

To put a wild boar in a difh ; 

To ranfack woods, but not for nuts. 

There's pheafants, woodcocks with their guts. 

With gins, and nets, and various arts, 

(Here chiefly Man difplays his parts) 30 

We conquer every Jiving thing, 

And then fit round them in a ring. 

By cooks and cook-maids half digefled. 

Of twenty forts (when unmolelled) . 

Pvc eat at once. Now for my Book, 35 

If into its defignyou Ibok, 

You'll plainly find, that different men 

Ask different aliment. — What then ? 

Why then 'tis certain you're not able 

To gratify fix guefls at table, ^ 

Without you furnifh at the leaft 

Nine diflies, and thofeof the bed. 

At every courfe : three courfes too 

Mud be allow'd, eKe it won't do. 

For tho' here's one plays off at fird; ^5 

Another's domach would oe buid, 
/ If he went on but half fo fad, 

He*s nice, and love, to chew and tade; 
Vol. II M And 

* ▲ common cxprcffion of the Dolor's, 

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122 MEMOIRS of the Society No 86. 

And then your true right trcnchcr-mcn 

Will cat, and talk, and cat again. 50 

Mind then ray prcctpti, cat oi all you can, 
And ufc this great prerogative of man. 

From the Pbcasus i»,Grub-8TREet, Wedn. Aug. 2J* 
Thofc diverfions. which were formerly the CBter- 
tainment only of the ^ood people of England, aiTcm- 
bled in Smithfield dqrwg the time of Bartholomew- 
fair^ having, by the great induftry and ingenuity of 
fome of our members, been introduced with fuch fuc- 
ccfe upon our two great Theatres^ as to become for 
fevcral years the favourite entertain mcnt« of the Town^ 
the Stage, out of gratitude, fends back tfeofc diverfions 
yearly, with new improvements, to entertain the good 
people of England, in that very place to which thejr 
owe their criminal. And as theie diverfioAS are gene- 
jally advertifed in dcgradipg prole, in the common 
Kews-papers, for money; Mr. Dqqr^ll, infpired 
with a jull indignation, as well as by his Mufc, gcne- 
foufly prefented the following account of the Dranxatic 
Pieces adled this feafon i;i the five great Theatrical 
Booths ; admirably fet forth in heroic verfe, aolwerablc 
to the dignity ot the fubjeft. 

I. At the great Theatrical Booth, caji'd Ls^ and 
Tbt onlyoniy tbiy f^Ji^ that is free from fi?arftrsy 
An excellent new I)roll yNi\dflily be prefented, 
Caird Guy E^rl ol Wifwick, mth vjbicb ail will be 

For it (hews, what perils he Junderwcnt for fair Phil- 

How he kiird the mofrilrous Dun Cgw, vohich^n Dwnf- 

morc heath did ropty 
And eke the dreadful Dragon* apd the Giant Cole- 
And then refcuM fair Phi ll is from a Tower; wkicb 

foith brand 
The Giant's fcrvant had fet on ftre^ in order to burn her, 
Becaufe witbaU f heir fraud and force tbei coiddnojt turn 


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From loving Guy Earl of Wartoick, that magnanimous 

hero. . 
To which are added, the Comical dUlreiTes of GvY*i 

ferVftnt RoGBRO. 

II. At the greatTheatricalBoothof MiLLBR^MiLLt 

and Oatss 
A new Opera is (hewn, in new fcenes, gowns and coats: 
The Banifh'd General 'tis caird> or. The diftreiftd 

Aind now is proper to be feen by all inconftant rovers, 
With all the humours comical, both in mirth ^ and in 

Of Squire NicoD. Hobble-wallop, and of his rare 

man G'jdgeo.v. 

HI. At the great Theatrical Booth of Fielding; 

HiPPisLEY, and Hall, 
A new Dramatic Opera will be fliewn to great andfmallv 
The Emperor of China, Grand Volgi, (3j? our Court 

much regarded) 
Or, The Conftant Couple mde happy^ and Virtue re- • 

warded : 
Written by the great Author of the Generous Free 

' Mafon, 
A greater Autb'jr^ or Mors you never AU ga'^e on. 
With- t*ie ComicAl humours of Squire Shallow, that 

great looby ^ 
In his Treaties of marriage, &c. and of his man Robin 

Intermixt with variety of fongs, and flrange fancies, 
Stt to o\^ famous Ballad tunes, and with Country dances. 
IV. At Yeates's great Booth, which Cow-lane now 

Will be performed with wonderful grimaces^ 
And feen, we hope:, e*er long by one and all ^ 
An Opera Tragi — Comi — Farcical. 
The Gencrons Free Mafon it is nam'd. 
Or, Conftant Lady, for her beauty fanC d : 
Together with the humours of Squire Noodle, 
And thofe more comic of his (crvant Doodle. 
l^ote^ in the Songs true men and women join. 
And ntit^ as ufual here, eows, Jheep^ and f wine. 

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A carious piece of fine Machioeiy, 

Moving by clock work, brought from Iu]j, 

Here never ftiewn before, isfoewn Befidgy 

Which is full nine foot high/ and eight foot wide v 

Above three hundred figures move to view. 

In manner toonderful^ intirely new. 

• \t. At the great Booth Theatrical of Bullogk,' 

(Pf^yt Gentlemen^ Jlop-bere^ and take a full look* 

y2v' Bullocks ttvUe a week ajfemble here ; 

nis famous BuHoek */ feen^lmt once a year. 

In bulls y cotosy calves here then is drw*n a trade : 

Now Bulls iy Cows and Calves are hourly made.) 

Here you may fee difplay'd in Tragic fiiate ^ 

The London Merchant, or George Barnwell'sy^i// i 

A Tale, which told in neither verfct nor frofe^ 

Difclofes Juch afcene of real woes^ 

Asy if your hearts are tender , needs muft fit ye^ 

And make your eyes dljlill in drops of pity. 

But not on fuchfad things too long to dwell. 

Our Flora's Opera, or 'Hob in Well, 

U"JI ccr^ tn'ither fln-jfe, and ft^gl'iny daughtefy 

AiU rn-ih th'.i.i all h^p themjc.vss zvith lai^ghter^ 

Your pajftons thus through both your eyes fball Jim 
In drops above y or run in Jlr earns below. 
For nature ftill^ when e'er too clcfely pent^ 
At onCy or f other tnd^ will find a vent. M. 

An unarifwerable Argument in the Advertifement from 
the Oratory y printed in Fo^s Journal^ and in the Lon- 
don Evening-Pofi laft faturday. • N. B: 2. If any 

• thing ill be faid of me, I an;i not the Perfon. J. Henj- 

•ley • nis argument is built upon J his undent able 

fropojftion^ That J. Henlet is not himfelf. 

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N"" 87. XniJMDKYySeft ember 2. 

IN thefirft andVecond pages is a Continuation of 
the * Litter in anfwer to fbi Tr^dttiffts ofth Clif^ 
gy diftruBive^ &c. concluding thus, — At prcfeit, . 
cho* far be it from me (as I am exceeding zealous fi>r 
g9od brtiding) to call Mr. Bowman any names, yet I. 
cannot forbear fubjoining a few Verfes, which I re- 
member to have heard feveral years fince,, and that up- 
on a Sermon ; the fubjc^l of which too w$s very nearly 
akin to this^ . and preached and printed by one who . 
fhall be nameless, becaufe he ia dfod. Others had ^one 
ftbout to prove, that the Cburcb has no power at aUi, 
and he, refolving to go beyond them, would ihew», 
that the State likewile hat none in matters of Religiotu, 
The lines are thefe: and Mr. Bowman, and your- 
readers may make what uie of them they think fit. 

No right or pow'r on earth, thou fay'ft, is giv'n,. 
To puaifh vice, and guard the lawa of heav'n. . 
This villain do^rine, and the facred page* 
Wrefted by thee, provoke our pious rage. 
Wretch ! What, we cry, could move thee todechre^. 
Againd mankind Uki^ Goo, i\i\% monftreus wart 

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* Thiff Letter W3S foon af- from Ti>e Rights of. the Chrifi', 

tcr publilhed under this tiilc, ian Churchy and The Indepen" 

Grubfireet ver/us Bowwjdi-, dent Whig ^ fct oppofitc to. 

being a fuU and proper An- feveral in Mr. Bowman'Si 

fwcr CO the Yorkftiirc Vicar's Pamphlet j and likcwife fc- 

latc fcurrilous and illiterate vcral Copies of Vcrfcs. To 

Invcaive againlt the Clergy 5 all which is prefixed a Dedi' 

printed partly in the Grub- cat ion ^ not to the Lord Bi- 

Jifeet Journa/^ No. S5 and fiiop of London, nor to any. 

S7,and now augmcnccd with orhcr Lord Biftiop, but to a. 

very large additions. Parci- tnucti greater Pcrfon(in h|S. 

cularly, an Appendix y con- o\^n tnion) Mr. Bowman^ 

faiaingicveralPailagcs taken ^ mfcH. Price d di / 

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But when we view thy ignorant impudence, 
Thy aukwird, duH, unlctter'd want of fcnfc ; 
Thy idiot reafoniDgs, and thy blundVing vein ; 
Our anger ceafes, all is calm again : 
With pity wc regard tixp wortWefs tpol. ; .; . , 
And /farf the Rooue, becauie wc /corn the Pool. 


Fri DAY, Aug. 27* On monday night' kift, abou*' 

li o' clock, the rev. Mr. Orator Henley was attacked 

by two ftrcet-robben, but he made fo brave a defence^, 

that the rogues thought fit to make off. Daily- Jou a.- 

KAkL. At tb^requift of my brother Conundrum^ 

I'/uhjoin- tbg two following linti :. 

liliterate rogues ! who thus attack'd th* Orator : . * 
Cantab it vacuus coram iatr one viatsr. M. 

B^om tb0 Peo Asvs in GvLU b»»t r e e t, ff^edn, Sept. i ; 

The following Ferfes ztc publilhed, to (hew how 
fome of our members retain their wit and humour 
iMidcr the Ms of their liberty ; >nd that their fpirits can 
no more be confined, much lefs totally fupprelTed, than 
Ihjc. fobjeft here celebrated. 

Ati elderly Lady, whofe bulky, fquat figure, 
B5^ hoop and white damask was render'd much bigger^ . 
0ne fun-fhiny day to the F/eei did repair, 
Ti) fhcw her fine drefs, 'mong the Beaux of the Bdr9>- 
Her mien and behaviour, foaukward andqueer^ 
Qaus'd much admiration, but 'twas with a {heer» 
At length the fly Gibers burft into loud laughter ; 
Away waddled Madam. — and they hurry'd after. 
To recover her fan dropt in anger and hailed '• 
SJie ftoop'd down, and Ictfly a loud peflilent blaft. 
All ftoppM fhort in furprizCj not expelling behind' 
Such a poifonous fliaft of the Parthian kind. 
BwBL'L open the door, cries out one af the crowd: 
Shut it clofe : lock it fall; cries another more loud. 
Says a third. Stop; the key- hole, when away you have 

lent her, , 
Ijeft in fuines like the prefcnt. her fprite fhcuM re enter. 
TJio'che /r#z?/ ftill remains, yet the game you ain*t 

follow : . 
Sfcff came in. with a hoof^^n^ went out with a halho^ 

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N^ &8* Thur&daYj, Sepember p. 

Ml/fit altJ menu repoftum. Vi rg. ^En. I. 

An Ateotmtafthe great Vi8ory at Sea, obtained over the 
Spanifh Fleet, by the Engii(h, under the command of 
Sir George Byng in the year 1718: written bj 
an Officer then on board, the Barflcur. 

WE fet fail from Spithcad, Jorte 2, 1718, with 
a fquadron of 22 men of war, under the 
command of Sir Gborge Byng, who hoifted the u- 
nion flag at the main top maft head, on board of his 
Majeily's fhip the Barfleur.. We proceeded without 
any confiderable adventure to the Streights mouth; 
and without going into Gibraltar made the befl of our 
way to Port Mahon, in thcifland of Minorca : where 
the Governor inform'd our AdmirsJ, that the Spanifh 
fleet was iailed for Palermo, intending for Mcflina, 
(both in Sicily) and from thence for Naples. But Ad- 
miral BynGj according to the marine proverb, that a 
fiern cbace is a long cbace^ did not chufe to follow 
them, but rather to meet them ; and ma<Je the beil of 
his way for Naples, and went to the fouthward of 
Sardinia, between that ifland and Sicily ; but faw np- 
thing of the Spanifh fleet. 

In our paflTage from Sardinia to Naples, having fea- 
room and fine weather, the Admiral, willing to ex4r- 
cife his ihips and men, made a fignal for the line. 
And it was wonderfully pleafant to fee, how' readily they 
were all in a right line, one a-flern of another, with 
the wind upon the beam 1 and immediately atl a-breaft 
of one another before the wind ; and by another flgnal, 
all upon a wind with one tack aboard, andby the next 
fignal about fhip, and the other tacks aboard, &c, 
which was immediately performed, and with' the great* 

" eft. 

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eft cxadlncfs. Then we parted into two i^adrons, 
and formed an engagement, with every »an at his 

S' uartersy and all the anions and motions, according to 
\t fignal made by the Admiral to the other fhips, or 
the word of command.given in his own, ai if it had 
been a real engagement with an enemy : and all to 
ry the readinefs of the officers and men to exerciie 
according to iignals made, and orders given, and to^ 
prevent furprize or confufion, in cafe of a real attack. 

This done, we proceeded for Naples : where the 
Viceroy by firing gans, and the common people by 
making bonfires, 8cc eyprefsM their fatisfa£iion at our 
arrival in the bay. The Viceroy further confirmed it 
* on his part, by makbg as a prefent of fo much frcfK 
beef and wine, as to amount to every foremafl-man a 
piece and a bottle, and to every mid(hip-nun two, &c« 
in proportion to the ilation of the (ailors. 

From Naples we ftood to the fouthward, between 
the Calabrian coaft and the ifland of Stromboli ; and 
came to an anchor off of Melazzo, on the north coaft 
of Sicily, and a little to the weftward of the Fare of: 
Melfina, or the flreight that lies between Calabria and 
Sicily .' whese our Admiral had intelligence, that the 
Spanifh fleet, confiding of 27 men of war, was gone^ 
from Palermo through the Fare to the fouthward ; and 
that the Marijuefs Dc Lede, the Spanifli general was 
then at Meffina, which town the Spaniards had newly 
taken » but the cittadel ftill held out ; againft which tbe- 
Spaniards had two batteries of cannon now playing. 
Admiral Byng difpatch'd a proper perfon to MeiEiiih 
to the Mar^efs : but whatfoever the meflage, or the- 
anfwer might be, the confequence was, that our fleet 
was ordered to weigh anchor the next morning, as foon 
as day-light would permit. Accordingly on the 30th- 
of July, we flood imo the Fare of Meffina : and as the 
Spanifli batteries were then lying againft the chadel of 
Meffina, our Admiral brought the fleet into a line, our 
guns loaded, and all hands at quarters, at the ftarboard: 
guns, in caie the Spaniards from the batteries had at- 
tacked us in our paflage : but they did not, though we* 
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Being paft them, and having heard, that the Spanifh 
fleet was gone to the fouthward towards Cape PaiTaro ; 
wc ilood away to the fouthward^ the Admiral maicing 
a lignal for the Saperbe, the Charles-galley, the Kent, 
and the Effex to chafe a head, to look out for the Spa. 
nifh Heet ; and in cafe the headmoft (hip came in fight 
of them, to let the Admiral know it by a figna} ap« 
pointed ; which was, that the ihlp that firfl made the 
Spanifh fleet, fhould let fly her top-gallant iheets, which 
the Superbe, being head-moft, did, towards evening : 
upon which, orders were given to crowd all the fail 
we could for that night. 

And here I cannot forbear obferving, how diverting 
It was to over-hear the debates that happen'd amongft 
the fore-mafl men. Some, who would but the day 
before .hold any wager, that wc fhould not fire a gua 
in anger, have now quite different fentimcnts, and arc 
not only fighting, but taking the Spanifh fhips. Some» 
that had got wine, brandy, or London beer, inviting 
their mefs^ mates to participate as long as it ]a^ed» lefl 
the bottles fhould be broke, and the liquor fpilt in the 
CRg)geincnt. And fome of. the vvifell, who had.fifls of 
the Spariifli ftcet> with their number of men and guns, 
&c. went fo far as todeterminc how many wc fhouW 
take ; and alfq to calculate what every man^s fhare o£ 
the prize-money would amount to, and how oiuch 
ready money they could fell it for at Portfmonth and 

Hiving crowded fail all night, we found as the day 
approach'd, July 3^1, we advanced nearer to the Spanifh 
fleet ; and perceived as if they were making for a line : 
whereupon our Admiral made a fignal for the line alfa. 
Bm they immediately fepa rated into two bodies*: of 
which the fmalleft part flood towards Syracufe ; and 
the reft toward the fouth-eaft. Upon thi^. Admiral 
Btkc difpatchd Commodore Matthews in the 
Grafton, with a detachment of oui fhips, to cruize 
towards the coaft of Sicily : the main body of our 
fleet ilanding after the main body of theirs j with or- 
<krs, that the fiifi of our fhips that came up with any 
of theirs, fhould fire a falute, viz. a gun with powder 
only* and to lecward« or on the contrary fide ; and 


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chat if the Admiral faw rea{bn to engage, the Bar* , 
flenr^s head chafe (honld be fired ts t fignal. 

The Argyk man of war was the firft that came up 
with one of the Spaniards ; and at foon as he came 
along his fide,^ fir'd hia (alate to leeward, according ta 
order. But whether the Spaniard naftook the fidute, 
or had a mind to tinderftand that compliment as t 
challenge, he fired a broadfide upon the Argyle, whicb 
wat the firft fiiot fired. Upon whkh the Barfleur's 
head chafe was firM as a fignal for our fieet to engage ; 
and thcncrery Englilh fhip apply *d himfclf to the Spa- 
niard he could moS conveniently come at ; the Argyle 
' fired his broadfide : and now it may be faid the engage* 
snent is begun. 

Upon this, our Admiral made a fignal for the Kent 
and Superbe to chafe the Spaniih Admiral Castigna*- 
TA, in the Gran# Philip. And the Kent, whiclrwar 
the firft that came up with hrm, attacked him to lee* 
ward ; while the Supcrbc kept his lufi^, and goc to 
wmdward of him, and lay by at a diftance to wait the 
event of the Kent's eng^ment : for they could not 
both engage him at once, on contrary fides, left their 
random fhot fhould damage each other. But the Kent, 
tho* he had weakenM him, yet not able to take him, 
bore away ; and the Supcrbe bore down, engaged hinv 
afrei^ and after a Ihort conHid^ took him % firuck his^ 
white flag, and fent it aboard of the Barfleer , as a cer- 
tain teftimony of his viAory. The Dorfctfliire man of 
war engagM the Santa Rofa ; but night coming on, 
they both lay by, and when day light advanced, the 
Dorfetfibire renewed the attack, and after a fliort difpute 
made her his prize. 

W^took 12 Spaniih fhips of the line, one ftore- fhip 
laden with arms, and three laden with provifions. We 
ahb burnt three men of war, two fire- (hips, two bomb- 
Tefiels, and a fattee ; withoot any confiderable damage 
to any one of our own (hips. The Barflcur, who was 
attacked by two Spaniih fliips at a rime, had but one 
man kill'd, the Dorfetfhire none ; the Supcrbe, who 
took the Spaniih Admiral, had only ^vt men kilfd $ 
and the Gnifton, who loft the moft, loft only thirteen; 


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It may he thought ftrange, that we fhould take aod 
barn fo many Spaniik (hips, not lofisg one of our own« 
and with fo ioconfidc/able a lofs of men. Bat if we 
compare the feveral circumllances on botli fides, our 
wonder will ceafe. JS'or by our Admirars conduft m 
cxercifing his men before-hand, we had fcarce one ufe- 
kfa man m the Heet ; and our refolution to light up- 
on the firft fignaU gave us t great advantage over our 
adveriarifa. On the other hand, the confadon the 
jtpaaiardfl were m at the firft fight of ns, was very 
great ; and fo was their mifmanagement in pointing 
ifeeirguna* To this we may add the weight of our 
#etal, to a€^ on (he oieaiive part ; and the weakneft of 
their fliips, to ad on the defeniive, . All this made it 
no great difficulty to break into their fleet f which when 
we bad done, and taken fome of their fhips, it-was 
rtafonable to judge, that if their once UBiced fleet could 
not wiihftand us, it was in vain for their featter'd re- 
mains to atteRipt it. 

Our orders were, that in cafe we fliould be feparatcd 
by engaging (as indeed it h^ppcn'd) the bay of Syra- 
CQ(e Ihould be the place of rendezvous 4 to whi(ch 
place wc aU made the bed of our way, as foon as the 
engagenoeat was over: where, in a fmall time, we 
made up our fleet, with the prizes and prifoners we 
Imk) take^, w^o aC^r a (tw days lying there were dit* 
pofed of according to the Admiral s orders. 


H-;-! — y the roftrum mounts— difplays his hind — 

Settles his Tea rf ' and well adjufts his band 

With front elate furveys the pious dames 

Then — challenges them all, t'oppofe his themes — 

But filpnt all. Our Orator, more bold, 

Paft doubt proyes i/J are youngs and young art qU» 
What all dcfire, how learned he defends T 
How bravely boafts a conqueft, none contencfe f 

So DiMMocK, champion ^m'd, in haughty mood* 
With ardent eyes furveys the gaping crowd : 
With vifage ftern his gauntlet down he throws; . 
^nd boalU a vi^ory, where he meets no foes. 


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From the Pegasus h Grub-street, fTi^n. Sepf. 8. 
The following Epitaph on Mr. Ford, iuppofed to 

be made by Mr. H y, and printed in one of 

the lall week's Papers, was read : 

For D is not dead^ hut Jletpetb\ /pare hisfame^ I charge ye^ 
One ounce of Mother wit is worth a pound' of Plergy, 

Upon this Mr. Ma evius fay'd, he had formerly heard 
of a Difputation at the Oratory between two learned 
divines ; and would willingly be informed by the Ora» 
tor, whether there was mod of Mother-wit or C/ergy 
in it : for which reafon he had comprized the whole in 
two verfes. 

^Disputation at the Oratory. 
Brother H Thy Pifs pot ? Anfwer quick ; ne- 
ver faulter. 
There 'tis. Brother F , It ftahds under the Altar. 

Paris, Sept. 8. N. S. 
On thethirtieth the King to the Dog-kennel went. 
Where Maurice Count of Saxe did his Majcfty prcfent 
With fcven Swcdiflv horfes, coa/ black, and very fmall. 
Being not an inch Inorc than two foot and a half tall. 
To a Phaeton they were put, which the Count him- 

Wf drove: 
And whilil: round the CoCirt-yard they .did feveral times 

7he Qourtiers were all pleas' d at the fight ^f this thfngi 
And no wonder they were^ for it plea fed the King. 
Oi thefc hot(es/o grange there were eight at the firft : 
But one of them is dead, / hope it was the worfi. 
They're deiign'd for the Dauphin, but are not to be feea 
By Mon/eigneur, ^ till brought to the fight of the Queen: 
When the Phaeton's made, and- the harneffes new ; 
The fir ft gilded with gold; the LH of velvet blue. 
M. CouRANT and Post-boYj Sept^ 2. 


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N° Sp, Thursday, September i6. 

TH E firft Piece is Scruples concerning the fnita^ 
blenefs and confiftency of the Epic Manners in 
Homer's Od^ffey : which is followed by a Defence of 
the common reading in Paradi/e Lofl, Book I. Fcr, 157. 

An Epistle from Dr. J. M«--«e to Dr. J. H — r— y« 

DOCTOR, 'tis ftringe, that you pretend to cure 
A fad difeafe, which you are forc'd t' endure. 
\Vcre I ^ot free from worms that plague the belly, 
I'd ne'er pretend for fuch a cure to tell yt. 
With all my skill, I ne'er was yet fo vam, 5 

To advertife 'gain ft worms that haunt the brain 5 
Thofc worms, which, crawling round your Dura mater^ 
A PoBT form'd, Hyp- Doctor, and Orator. 
In all thefc three refpeflt, that proverb true, 
fbyftilan htal thy f elf \ apply 'd to you. 19 

Thy Leanres, Poftills, tfsys, Syllogifms, 
Flow all from Hypochondriac paroxyfms. 
Strange it may fcem, that one fo pert and gay 
Should groan beneath dull Hypo^s djfmal fway. 
>ut I in daily Advertifements fhow, 15 

That Hypochondriac ills from fcurvy flow ; 
And all the Town, which thou haft play'd thy farce on. 
Declare thou fecm'ft a very fcurvy P n. 

When in the Daily Poft, fo near each other. 
We ftood, that thou waft look'd on as my brother; 20 

Vol. II. N Why 

ref. 15. See Tit. M c'i the Daily Pofi^ till towards 

Jdvertifement in the Daily the end of laltycar, when an 

Poft (fthis day. ' ThcHy- unhappy difputc arof'i' about 

* pochondriac and Hyftcric pre-eminence ; in which the 

* illncifcs have their foiircc former having gained the ad- 

* from the fcurvy.' vantage, the latter has ever 

* Vtr. ip. Dr. M e and fincc advcrtifcd in the Daily 

Dr. HL- ■ y advcrtifcd in Journal. 

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134 MEMOIRS of the Society No 89, 

Whj didft thou think an honour a difgrace ; 

Ana ptoudJy envy 'rojrfepcrior place ? 

Why would thy vain ambition bgh^r foar ? 
*Twatfiiroe enough to ftand next Doctor M— — e. 
Ini that (Ufoute, had not my better pay» 2$ 

As in moR other cafes, won the day ; 
My age» dtill, leaming, and fuccels might claim 
Tne due precedence for my greater name. 

£*er yet the name of Orator was known ; 
Mme long had fiU'd (he Country and the Town. $0 
Not like lUfbfti powiir mine, which makes no noifi^ 
And like afiUnt bpfocriu dtfirojs ; 
But like thie bUck^ fulphureoos grain, my Poiodir 
Kills mdre, and raifes a rtport much louder : 
Mor^ worms it kills, I mean : whilft all around 35 
Britannia*s diftant towns my fame refound. 

Of wondroos cures dill proofs I bring to view : 
Of diine ithou neVr one£ngle proof couldftftew. 
A certain firjon* with, or without name 

Adds daily augmentation to my fame. 40 

In niceft elegance of words arrayM, 

Arefymptoms, remedies, and cures difplay'd: 

Kot like the dull, low., incoherent ftory 

In quibbles advertbM from Omtory. 

I leave the world to make a juft affizement 45; 

Of either's parts by either*s Advertiftment . 

If thus hard pum*d you vainly now (hould boa(^» 

To earn in poetry what in prole you've loft ; 

You 11 ftill be bit: for I've mvok*d Apollo : 

He comes : ^^and lo ! a, train of Rimes here follow. 53 

With all hb fpirit he infpires my lays ; 

And fmiling crowns my head with double baya. 

He gave the certain Art to cure, or kill } 

And whilft I write thefe lines, he guides my qmll. 

And all the Town will own, I'll lay a teller, 55 

That this Epiftle's better than ^etn Eftbtr. 

See ! how my fenfe in eafy numbers flows ; 

My laQ^ge riling, a^ my fancy glows : 

How bright this burns \ how pure is that, refin*d ! 

Leaving the caput mortuum all behind. 60 

Vev, a 0. See x\ic Podor*s as we arc informed in Ux . 

Adv€rttjements» H y's L//«, was written 

rrr. 5d. A Poen^ wkjch,^ by him, and printed. 

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'Not (o thy (enfe : like fnail, to rime a Have, 
It creeps flow, flimy oV thy brother's graTc. 
Ford irnof diaJ, butjliipitb%fpare bisfame^ lebargiji. 
One ounce ef Motber-wit is toortb a pound rfCltrg;^. 
Did not the joke at laft the CUrgj hit, 65 

In both thcfe lines there's not one iram of wit, 
Juft fo the jointed worm^ that from my powder flies. 
Crawls from its Motber^Bth, comes forth, and'ftink8,and 

All this proceeds from ffypoebonJri^c irtzm^ 
The eau/e of cbijlne/s in t be parts ex t ream j 70 

Of which the head is one. When fcurvy fehret 
The brain, it. brings the Hypo as it plcafcs. . 
•Twas that brought this on thee: the fytnpHm mind : 
Til half the cure the true difeafe to find. 

TYitfeurvf^ fyrtiptoros I will make as plate, 75 
As that whatever thou doft, thou doft for gain. ^ 
He Lympha fcurvy M\ perverts, sndb 
Proves to tbe ntrvous fyftem mortal foe : 
O'er the vvhole body hence extends Its reign, 
Sinb to the feet, and rifes to the brain. ta 

Per/ons /eerbutie, when the moon's at full. 
Feel f enfe of weight , and pain- obfeun and' dnl(. 
Too rav'nous^ or torlanguid*s tb* affetite \ 
Both heavy ills when fe'er the pocket's light. 

When once an Orator fcorhutie opes Sj 

His mouth, in fine rhetoric flow'rs and tropeii 
"KiAgums^ fo liable to ulcerous tumor, 
Voideitberfaltilb blood, or ferous burner. 

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Tfr. 61. Epitaph upon Mr. « tre troubled with Icnfe of 

Ford, inthe Hx^-Do^ffTt^S. ' weight, and a^duli obfcurc 

r«r. 70. Sec ttfc Ad verrifc- 'pain.* 

mcnc in the Dt^i Vofi, Vet, Sj. *' The appetite is 

* Is the caufe of chiUneis in * either too ilimulating <» 

* Ac extream parts. ' « too languid ' 

Tff. 77. « The Scurvy per- Vet, 87. • The gums are If. 

« verts the Lympha, and is * able to cxcrefccncica, fwcU- 

* a mortal enemy to the ncr- * kigs^ and ulcers \ and when 

* voH» $yltem.' ' rabb*d void either a ialtiih 
Frr. Si.' Scorbutic pcrfons * blood or icrous humor.' 

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You fee hk ttetb Uofi^ lmd» and corroded i 
Whilfl from his mouth toad noiif, viu\ifietub ezplodech 
Strikes cars and nife: ftop both, and ^ou*ll do well, [90 
Secure from pob*nous founds* and pois'nons (hielL 
£*en when he fpits, Uke care ; for tho* he% Ucit, 
t^is f put lis v$ry fait^ aitd fontitintis 0cid, 

Thus the difeafe in every part is ihown : 95 

Now let my medicines power and force be knowiK 
7be numerous trains ofjymptoms it exfills^ 
Scorbutic, Jiypoibondriac ///iM^ <|uclls ; 
Alters and cbangis all tbo hodfs juices \ 
The Lentor thins ; and epens all the iluices : !•• 

// renovates the klood in every part ; 
Nature dicafd refioreSy und chears the heetrt % 
Revives thejpirits of conceited noddies; 
Gives reft to foearjy tir'd^ and Wfirn out hodioH 
The natural, innate beat opt tinguiftf^dtovSu^ fof 

Reftores the husbands empire over fponfts 1 
Invigorates the whole corporeal frame. 
Rekindling in the heart tie vital fiami. 

But ah f mme bums too lugh, poetic faptore 
Makes me forfet ^ like you, both veriir and chapter : r t o 
My Text; my Medicines : ^-They are ?/'///, a Potion— 
No, 'tis a Spirit, of which you've no notion » 
A Purge at proper timesy and once a Clyfter i. 
ill fend th*^ ingredients wrapp'd in a Rjgifler. 

Lawrence Fount ney - lama Sept, 15, 1731* J • M. 


Vet. 8p. * The teeth arc * the blood, rcftorcs dccay*d 

* looib and corroded, the ' nature, chears the heart, 

* mouth has a ikoch.* * revives the Ipirits,. 

Vet. pj. ' The fpittle is • gives rdl lo weary, tired, 

* very lalt, and fomctimes * and worn out bodies.'^ 

* acid.' Ver. lof . ' It invigorates 

Ver. P7. * It exPcUs the * and inkindles again the ai« 

' numerous trains en fcorbu- ' moft extinguifhd nauiral 

* lick fymptoms.* * innate hear, making the 
ror, pfi, « It alters and • vital flame to bum dear.' 

* changes all the juices in the Ver, 1 1 1. * Two Antifcor* 

* human body, thins the Lcn- * butic medicines, being Pills 
f tor.* * and a Spirit, ...with a Purge 

Fer. 105, • It renovates * given at proper timc$/ 

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; Thursday, Sipt. 19. The laft Hyp-Dcaor U thonghC 
to have a miicure of wit, humour, reafoning, and hEt^ 
on the ScreeM and Bank-contra^^ that gives it a joft 
preference to any political Paper eztaqt. Dailt 

Journal. I am wiU ajfurgd^ that tht$ is the 

thought onlj of the Oratorical Author ; who advertifing 
€9nftantly in the Daily Journal, hat the lihertj {/'puffing 
in it noto and then for nothing. 

From the Pegasus in Gruh-streiTj Wedn. Sept, i j» 
The thanks of the Societv are returned to the || Ge* 
KEY A Poet : who, as he hat given us a Parapbrafe^ 
which is about half as long as the thing paraphras'd, it 
defired to give us an Jbriagpitni of it, which may be 
as long again. 

B P 1- O R A M. 

High church exert thy rage Fm not difmay'd^ 
•f Content I am with f tour get to be fiafd^ 
Tos^arve in dungeon for the truths I've fpoken^ 
Wander in foeep skins^ or on racks be Broken* 

With tycs turn'd up, thus Ldw-church Vicar ciy*d:. 
To whom a High church Curate quick reply*d : 
Does this proceed from zeal, or oitentation ? 
Art thou not fare tpget a • Difpenfation ^ 


M. N 3 No go. 

11 One Bodcet, the author 
of an obfcurc, (illy Poem, in 
titled Geneva^ Bublilhed a 
9arapbraje in rhyme (as he 
caird it) of the Letter in the 
85th and &rth Journals, 

t. ExprclEons in the Pre- 
face to Mr^ Bowman's Serm- 

* A Di^)cnlation is prcpa- 
tins to pa6 the fcals, to cm* 

power thCv rev. Mr Will* 
Bowman to hold the living 
of Dcwfibury, (to which hia 
Majcfty has been gracioufly 
plcafcd lately to prcfcnt him) 
wit h his other of Aldborougb, 
both in the county and dio* 
ccfc of York. S Jamais 
Evening t'o^i Sept. 2. 

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N° ^o, Thursday, Septemher 23. 

•-^ Eadem fequitur tellurerepft^s. Virg. ^n..&. 

B A V 1 u 8 Stnior to B a v r u » Junior, 

IT is probable you maf be much forprifcd, both at 
my name, and at the place from which my Epiftle 
cimes ; and wonder at this beginning of an acquaintance- 
from this lower world , which, however, I am in grett^ 
hopes, yoii will not fail to incourage and promote Di- 
vers perfons have undertaken to give a defcription of this- 
place ; but, as they had never been here themfelves, 
nor recciv'd any cxaft information from thofc who had,, 
their accounts have been always very falfe, or at leafr 
very impcrfedl The beft ai« thofc of Honier, Vir- 
gil, and Lucian: but in all three there are great 
miftakes, with which I (hall acquaint you in the pro- 
grefs of this correfpondftnce. — If the Ancients were- 
thus miflaken, who were frequently affiftcd by dreams 
and vifions, how erroneous muil the relations of the 
Moderns be, who have been almoft intirely deftitute of 
fuct ways of revelation I *Tis true, the Moderns "have 
dre nfted as well as the Ancients: but the dreams of the 
former hj^ve been generally the effed of the fumes of 
indigcfted liquor; not Ifke thofe fober legular dreams of 
the latter, in the den of Trophonius. 

There have been many Letters^ I know, written 
from thi Mai u the living, by perfons who might juft- 
ly be looked upon as dead, iince they fcemed to have 
no real life nor foul in them : but fmce they had cer- 
tainl) fome fmall remains of bodily life, and wrote 
concerning the Dead, with no other view but to keep 
thcmfelves alive ; there is no reafon to depend upon 
the accounts of fuch hvpocritical perfons, even fuppo- 
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the fcqucl of thii corrcfpondence, evidently convift 
thefc perfons of fuch notorious untruths, as no man 
who was really dead could have uttered j and no man^ 
One would think, who was alive, and had his fcnfes 
could cTcr have believed; ' 

One thing, in which thefc writers generally agree,. 
and which is certainly true, is this, Tiut perfons have 
the fame defircs and inclinations, the fame ftudies and 
purfuits here below, which they had above. 

In confequence of which, I am to inform you of a 
fccret, never before communicated to the upper rtau, 
CHS, That we have here eftablifl ed in thefe lower a 
regular Grubean Society We are fituatcd at the foot 
of the Elyfian ParnafTus : and as we are fo near our 
enemies, feveral of our members are continually en- 
deavouring to dcfert us, by climbing up towards them ^ 
but are foon brought back again by their own Tpccific 

As our Society receives a continual augmentation, 
from your upper regions ; to prevent confufion in fo 
numerous an affembly, we are difpofed into different 
claflcs, of PhiJofophers,^ Mathematicians, Phyiicians 
Orators^ Poets, Grammarians, See' ^ 

Amongil our Philolophcrs there is a famous Canta- 
brigian of merry memory, who is always itriving to- 
get out of our confines, and to climb up to Sir Laac 
Newton, in order to fet that ftrenuous Ann Grube- 
an right in his notions of Optics. He rails very frc* 
quemly againft thofe blockheads his executors, who had» 
neither fenfe, nor gratitude enough, to fix op his ske- 
leton according to his lalt will, that it might have re- 
mained as a precious relique to be admired and reve- 
lenced by all future Grubeans. 

Thofe gentlemen who were members of your Soci* 
ety, and likewife of thiiC at Crane-court, fpend the 
time in a very agreeable manner ; one while reading 
Lcdures upon cockk Ihells, and other great curiofi- 
tics; and at another, taking the diverfion of hunting 
butter flics b the Eiyfian Fields. But thofe who once 
belonged to the Fraternity in Warwick lane, are under 
a voluatary confinement ; not caring to con verfe much 
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tliore wha were once their padents in your world, and 
upbraided with di^atching them Into this much fooner 
than they defired. 

At to Poets, we are prodigioufly over ftocked with 
them, infomuch that we are ^rced to divide them into 
&vera] dafles, of £pic» Dramatic, Lyric, Satiric, 8cc. 
. according to that fpecies of Poetry to which they 
were moft addi^led. Of theft, that univerTal Genius 
Mr. Dan. Dbpoe, lately arrived, raifes our admiration 
here, as much as he. did yours, when alive: Among 
other things, he frequently enteruins us with accounu 
of the various ways of diverting the living world with 
News papers, an amufement altogether unknown in 
the age of Avcustus. He aflurca us, that he himfeJf^ 
at one and the fame time, wrote two <^ebrated Papers ^ 
one on the Whie, and the other on the Tory fide* 
with which eacK Party was extremely well pleafed. 

He likewife often makes u<i merry with the dexterity 
and management of Book-fellers, in putting off their 
Authors from time to time, with little or no money ; 
and their heavy Copies, with new-^vamp\i Title pages, 
Advertifements, Putts, &c But Mr. B the late fa- 
mous Book feller approaches me, and it is not propsr 
he ihould iee this. 
Fromtbe^EljlfianFiildu Farewell. 

This is followed by z^lattir from Thomas Tillags 
of Tillage-ha% Efqs 

Jtrui Tali «/<s. Country Squire. 

£L M a N of wifdom may difguife 
^j^ His knowledge, and not fecm too wifer 
But take it for a conftant rule. 
There's no concealing of a fool : 
Of this the inftances are plenty ; ^ 

But one may ferve as well as twenty. 

A worthy Knight, of great eftate, 
ProvM to be fo unfortunate. 
That, with great cod and fruitlefs care,. 
He rearM a blockhead for his heirr lo 

But, hoping it would mend the breed^ 
Should he fome prudent Damfel wdi» 

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He fent him out to court a L»dy» 
Whofe father he*d engaged already. 
Sat, firil, hecharg'd him,. oil his bleffiag, if 

To keep in mind thiseafy leffon. 
Humphrey, fays he, whatever you do. 
Take heed your words be very tew : 
ForyouTl be counted wife, fo long 
As yen have wit to hold your tongge* 20 

Then never feed too greedily 
Oncuftard, pudding, orfweetpye; 
Left your ungovem'd appetite 
Bring fkame and forrow in the night. 
Bat JOHN fhail go^ and he'll advife ye^ t$ 

And, let me tdlyou, John^s no nifey. 
<^Mere, John, dVoa mind^ give Numpi a tottchj 
When e*er he tallci, or eats too mocht 
Be fare take heed he don*t negleft ,. 
To pavth*^ old Gentry great refpta^i }^ 

And all our fervicei txprefs 
In handfome terms.wit)! goodaddreb. 
Inilrufled thus, they both took borftf 
And towrMs the Lady bent their courfe* . 
Whilft John performed the teacher's part, J J 

NuMPs got his compliments by hearty 
Which he deliver'd in fuch guife, 
THcy thought him tolerab'y wife» 
• He held his tongue, this fccm'd to be 
A token of his modefty. 40 

All pafs'd on well, till fupper came ;. "7^ 

Qh hateful jneal! oh hateftil name ! ^ 

Vile author of poor Humph re y's fhattie f 2^ 

From cvVy difh moll nicely dreft, 
Th' old Lady ftill fupply*d her gueft. 4S 

All with aftoaiihment beheld 
His plate oft empty, often fill'd. 
He eat ; John pull'd, and puH'd again. 
Thy pulls, O John, were all in vain : 
For when l>eM cramm'd up to the throaty 5© 

In came an apple pye to boot. 
When Madam law how fond an eye » f 

He caft upon the fmoaking pye, > 

She iiii*dhis plate iu iuchei high». 


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John gave his elb6w many a twitch. 55 

rhought he, our John may kiis my b— — ; 
'Tis appk-i^c, 1*11 cat my fill. 
Let confeaaence be what it wilU 
Fatal rcfolve ! I dread to tell 
The confequences which befell. oe 

Let fordid night-men tell the reft» 
' Who rclifh thr nnfavoury jeft. 
My dainty MufewouM ^in have done ; 
But truth commands, (he muft go on. 
^Tis for repentance now too late ; 6| 

The filh hasgorg'dthe flippery bait. 
In the beft bed the Squire muft lie. 
And John in truckle-bed j oft by ; 
Who flept till difmid voice and groan 
At midnight cry'd, O help ! dear Johk, 
Or elfe for ever Fm undone : 
For heaven's fake find fome ezcufe. 
The devtlifli apple nre*s broke loofej* 
And as I've bin upon'ti and roll'd it,. 
The bed's.fctrce big enough to hold it. 7^ 

John wak'd, and thus began to pray. 
The Devil take all fools, Ihji- 
Whv, choak ye, eat it up again, 
And lick the (beets and bolfter dean. 
—What cani be dt>ne ? here take my (hirtf So 

And m come wallow in the dirt* 
Do you get up as foon a^ lightr 
I'll lye, and trie to fet all right. 

So faid, fo done ; up |0t the Sjjulrc, 
And JoH N lay tumbling in the mire* t$ 

He lay, 'till two brisk La(rei come 
, To make the bed, and clean the room* 
Soon iirrhe damask bed friend John 
Was fny'd, half bury'd in the down. 
What*s here) quo' Nell : As I'm alive, 99 

The Mafter rofe foon after fist. 
Here is his man, a lazy loon, 
Intends to lie a-bed till noon. 
Qjoth John, I've^ had a tedious nighty . 
That truckle-bed has lam'd me quitc» 9? 


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I tarnM in bere- to take Tome reft. 

This b a comfortable neft : 

One nap, dear Girls, is all I beg. 

■ A nap ! Sv, give him feme cold pig. 

Come, come, fays John, don't play the fool ; loo^ 

Tm laxative, you'll make me pull ; 

And draining hard will force a HooL 
y . They puird, John Iqueez'd, and gave a grimt; 
I And out he leap'd. Good faith, I've done't ; 

E'en thank yourfelvei.—— Away raft Nbll, 105 
\ AndSu, half poifon*d with the fmell. 

This ftory flipt not, y«u may fyrear, 
f 'But quickly reach'd the Maftei^s ear. 

I His Worfhip, tickled with the whim^ 

I Could not forbear at dinner-time, il» 

To banter John ; nor did he fail 
I T' enlarge upon the curious tale. 

I 3ut, feeing John with ihame caft down, 

l€e frankly tipt him half a crown. 

John bow'd — Youn^ MafUr fitting by^ 1 15 

Seeing the prize, with envious eye» 
I . Into John'« fob diredlly go, 

Cry'd out aloud. Why, Tohn, yon know. 

The half-crown is by right my due : 

^Twas 1 be/h — t the bed, not you. 120 

Oh blunder, never to be mended ! 

This one wife fpeech the courtfhip ended. 

Home trotted John in doleful dumps; 

And far behind fneak'd hopeful Numps> 

And Madam, thus diverted by her Squire, ^ 125 

Found out a deanlier lover to lie by her* 

Frm tieTEGASVS in Grub-street,' IPV/». Sgft. 22. 
Upon reading the latter part of the Advertifemcnt 
from the Oratory^ in Mr. Fog's laft Journal^ viz. 
N. B.Ti^/ Books of the Oratory ^n to bg bad thirty 
fingk or inSttts \ and the Returning of the Week-days 
Orations will be advertifed : a doubt arofe concerning 
the meaning of this laft exprei&on. Some thought, 
that by the fieturjiing oftki Week-days Orations, was to 


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144 MEMO IRS of the Society No 90. 

be undcrftood the Repetition, upon f»ck trnk-days, at 
fhonld ie adv$Ttifed^ of the very (ame OratUns, which 
had been formerly delivered on wedneidays. Bat the 
greater part, keeping more clofely to the literal ienfe, 
thought, that it figniiied the Rgturning ofthi IVetkdays 
OratitnSf by thofe Book-fellers who took them apon 
nturfti and could not fell them, back into the Oratory i 
from whence they fhould be Mdvertifed anew. It is 
hoped, this matter will be put in a clearer light in the 
next Advert! fement. 

Mr. Qui DN UNO read the two following Stories : the 
firft from the Courant of July 7, in a Letter from Ul- 
RiCK D'Ypres ; and the latter from the HypDo^or, 
N^ 40. and defired ^he Society to, take notice of them, 
as a remarkable inftance of the force of elegant lan- 
goage, in making one and the fame thing have a quite 
different appeal ance, and yet each exceedingly proper. 

• There was a Ball at VVapping, the room was foon 
' filled with Sailors in white fhirts and neat jackets ; 
' feme Colliers,, who wanted to dance, thought it pro- 

* per to make themfielves clean in order to be admit* 

* ted ; but an old fportfman among them foon perfua- 

* ded them from that. Let us bruih anK>ng them as we 

* are» fays he, and then if they don*t furrender their 

* places and partners, we fhaJl foon make them in 
^ fuch a pickle^ that there will be no difference be- 

* tweenu^* 

* TheChimney-fwcepcrsof St. Giles's had a defign 

* upon the Millers and Mealmen, who were dancing 
' the Hay with mufic above ftairs 1 they firff thought 
' of waftiing themfdves, but conclndine that would 

* be in vain, they fwore by G — we cairt be as white 

* as they are, but we*ll ruih in amongft them, aid make 

* them as black as ourfdves/ 

Mr. Maevius obferved, that it was an odd tb<mgbi 
tli the Cbirnney/soeepers^ to think of waflkhg tbent' 
f elves as white as the Millers and Mtalmen, But Mr 
GiNGLEezpreiTed his fentimentsin the eight following 

Came one of thefe from Whig, and one from Tory, 
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Both are alike, but difi^erent in their hoe : 
j^th may be falfe ; and perhaps neither^s true* 
For well I am affuFd, that Ulrick DT? 
Om dories tell, as well as Doctor Hyp. 
Whom to believe Fm puzzled much : for why ? 
*Ti5 plam, One fwears ; and likely. Both may lye. 

f^tffbom Mr.DACTTL mgdi tbft txttmpdrt Anfiref. 

Both may be tnie^ for all your comic rimes : 
Different the places, perfons :. why not times ? 
You only dreamt you took our Authors napping. 
One Daxce was at St. Ci/es\ one at tFapping. 
Htre in wbit^Jbirfs and jackets Sailors playj 
There Millers mix*d wfth Mealmen dance the hayi 
Alike can't Colliers jtoke and Chimney /weepers^ 
M well ^ Ratcliffi and Sir Ulrick DTpres? 

N"" 5)1. Thursday, Seftemhr 30. 

THE firft pa^e contains a. L«/^/r from a perfon 
troubled with the Hjpi Dircfiions for Alma" 
nack-makers; and Confiderattons 9n the whole chancee 
and daily chanees in she Lottery^ 

AiTRopiAN Gallantry, #r The PeaCm-stoni: 
occafioned hy drinking Mifi Sk-« — th*s health at 
Aftrop Wells; 4 Peach-ftone, tohichjbe once had in 

' her mouth, being always put into the glafs* 


WH £ R B healing fprlngs, near Aftrop phc*d> 
, Their watVy ftores fupplie, 
A Peacii-«to«b yields the wine M f»ft, 

And fills the glafs as high. 
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146 MEMOIRS of the Society Nogi* 
Such magic in that jewePs found, 

B7 bright Ma 1. 1 A Uught, 
To fpeed the chearful brimmers round. 
And confecrate the draught. 

Blefs'd by thofe Hp^ whofe touch divine 

Might wafting life repair. 
To Ne6br it converts the wine ; 

To gladnefs, every care. 

Give me that balm to ealc my pain. 

My cordial when I &int ; 
And let the reliqae ftill remain, 
. To witnedi for the Saint. 

Ju Epigram #r^ij^^/vi^jr The Peach-stone. 

Tr\ RINK on, my friends, drink * Yiomam dry; 
sJ Nor fear a want of wine ; ' 

A Peach-stone can that want fupplie. 
As ^g» a Bard divine. 

If fo9 how Uefs^d are Aftrop Beaux! 

Wiiat happinefs c^ey boaft ! . ^ 

Maria fparkling wine beftowsj 

Beata gives a toaft. 

Trm the PfCASUs in Grub-street, Width Sept. 29. 

A richqld M-— e refus'd to pay 

A debt to feme poor labourer by the day, 
Who boldly cites him to the Court of Confdence : 
Where, tho* his caufe he pleads in his own nonfenfe. 
The Court injoinM him ftrait to pay the debt : 

• Then to his coach he hobbled in a fret. 
Great was the debt, it ^as full three and fix-pence t 
(One may inferrfome former iharping tricks hence) 
The mob, clofe following^ loud exprels'd their hope, 
I^ad of golden chain he^d wear r rope. Aft 

f Tbc perron who keept the tavern at Afliop* 

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^DiALocvE Siiwixf }AT,MA^vix/8and Mr. Bow- 
man: Hsafiorndb^ tht Vrehce ^f tbt iatter i$ bis 
Defence of the Miracle of cdrfing the Fig-tree. 
M. Why ileeps your learnM Defence ftill kept in ftom 
The ieam'd Defence you promised o'er and o er ? 

B. Objedions all I have maturely wcigh'd ; 
And find, that neugbt toertb nnfuering is fsid : 
The whok confutes' itfclf. M. You make rae wonder: 
Thoufands declare, your Sermon'^a all a blufidcT, 

B. Let them rail on : their judgment I defpife 3 
// re(ifonabJf feems to alltbe wife. 
Of mankind all tbe toife^ difcerning fare 
Ctnfure their condu.«^, aad applaud pvy art. 
M Of thcfe wife men what number may there be ? 
B. All that believe, or write, or fpcak, Kke me. 


N® pi. ThumdaYj dHober 7^ 

IN the firft pige, and part of the fecond i«, jIn 
Epistlb of friend ly^ advice^ Jent in Cbrifiian love. 
Jrom Am IV AD AB /^ William Bowman, relating 49 
bii hold teftimony delivered at Wakefield /»Yorkihirc^ 
n tbe 2Stb of tie ^tb montb laj9* 

from tbi Pecasus //r Grub-street, Wedn. 0^,6, 
The firft piece is a Letter from Scbpticos to Mr. 
Bowman, conceniing his Defence of tjbe Miracle of 
eurfing tbe Fig-tree* 



On tbe AsTROP Peach-stone* 

O more may Chymifts boaft an unknown art, 
or changing brafs to gold by Stone divine : 

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Ma 1 1 a to ft FHicb-pm ean inpart 
The pow*r of tornlBg all ihmgs Uito wim^ 

Here jjrep waters, for their ftcel (6 fim*d. 

We by this magic Peacf-Jf^ng Co refine; 
No longer they're chalybeate waters i?am*d, 
*Bot change to heav*nly draogbtnefUreoos miv^. 


O ! may thh St0tn my conlUot Chymfft be. 
Whether at Yeoman's^ or at home I dine. 

How ihall I praHe it$ virtues, when I fee 
The very water change to very m^i I 

Ah Poets ! happy •twerc, if by this Stem 

We Ne£lar- drinkers cou'd preferve our coin : 
Bat fee, alas I our guineas all are flown; ^ 

£*(Q thofe arc clung'd by magic iftto wim^; '1 

^Thrice haw>y ^fr^jp / real Heticon^ 

The chofen feat of ail the heavenly Nine I 
In fair di^jpiHc CAiiion diis St90t - - . f 

Bellows, to change thy waters into wixf, — ^ 


Still, ftill, O Goddefi, blefs the happy Fprioga 
Infpire its Bards in lofty leerfe to fljiine : 

Teach them your bounties merit ftill to flog; 
And learn to praife the donor of their wifu* 

See f fee ! flw comes : behold the Angel's chftrms. 

AmazM I ftand,— I fi^<-^«<I famt,— — I'm gone. 
How is*t, that fhe, who hermits bofoms wanns. 

Congeals my blood, and turns me to a StoMi f 

/ «• 

Thus changMy from thofe fitir lips, thou Heav*n- 

born Maid, 

O f breathe upon this Sto/ti one balmy kiis: 
Qace more revived by your lifie-giving aid. 

The flin^ frame (haU be diflblv'd in bli&. 

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N^ 53. Thursday, OSfoier 14. 

. B 'Strait bis My^ t$ the iouth 

OkfiqmouSf (sswiHUm Knigbts were went) 

. T9 feme InebMted tafiie is cenvefd ; 

Where gatet isnfregnabie^ and eeercive charms 

In dwrance ftri& detain him. 

Phillips's Splendid SbiJliog* 

$emi Obsi&vatxon» eeneerning Arreft and Iinprifbii« 

ARREST.] Inftead oiarrepng, the cuftoma- 
mong the ancient Greeks and Romans, was 
(«Ani«Jfir9 in jus veeare) to cit^ or fammon ; as it is* 
at this day, among the Turks ; and was, originally, in 
£oglandy as appears by the ftyle of qur Common-pleas 
Detlarations yet in ufe i all which run. Such a one 
fummonitus.Juit ad refpendendum. An4 therefore, in 
former times, there wsis no CapiaSi\»iX only in a£ti« 
09s, Square vi,^^ armis ; whcre^ after judgment, there 
WjisaCtffMj alfo, pro fine ^ for the King againd the 
criminal, as. well as for fatisfa^idn of the party. ■ 
The pradice of arreting men^ bodies, and taking them 
i((^xecuaon for debt, is grounded on 25 Ed. III. 
in vindicatioii of which ftatute, it is alledgd, againfl 
thoie who condemn imprifonment for debt as impoli- 
tic, that, without arrens, there would be no getting 
ii\ of bad debts. But the contrary hereof feemsjto be 
couatenanc'd by the pra£Uce of the wifcft nations ; and 
appears from the force, which is plainly feen in the 
Sul^eenas in^ the High Court of. Chancery \ which be- 
ing left at the houfe by a meflenger, and oath m'ade of 
the fervice, the Defendant is compellM to pome into 
the Court, an^d aiMwer the Plaintiff^ as e£eAually as if 
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lia had expended five pounds on. aa uxx£t i , for fo , 
much, notwithftanding Ac kte regnlidons, wifitn ^- 
refi foracthnc^ come to ; wkat wiA the cliHiiy-toonef; 
as the Baili^ call it. and what with the fees; which is 
BO finail grievance both to the Pli^Hiff and lD<iftndant. 
It it fad to think, that about the City of London, and 
parts adjacent, there are above 700 Bailiffs, moft of 
%vhom have one, two, or three Mowers i and theft 
all live on the mifcries of the unfortunate. Whereas, 
were thefe officers abolifhed, and ArrtAs changed into 
Summons, with five.or ten (hSlii^ ftanpsi it eonid 
hardly fail of bringing in a c(»ftaot revenue of py 
or 60,000 L a year, perhaps dovbie the money ; md 
the debtor, as well as the creditor, mich ea£ed in the 

I M P R I S O N M E N T.] /fflr/r//#;r«r«r//*r Debt 

it by fome thooght to be sgfti^fi *ll tb4 ruhf tmi wMf^^ 

ims if publit and privati p^Uy and intenft. 

The public feems to be a bfer by it : great numbers of 
its skillful and able members being thereby Yi.) at 
bcftr cut off, by cither pining away in ufelew inifery 1- 
or flying, for fear of it, mto foreign conntrict : (a.) 
9nd, fometimes, made the main engines of fnbverting 
a government. Of how great moment,- in the bv* 
lance of affairs, men in debt may be, is evident frnm 
the account of DaItid's followers in Holy Writ, ttd 
thofeof CATitiMB and S^rtacus in profane 1^ 
Ibry ; and that great mutiny of the Roman peeplr,. 
tiiat occafioned the ^edion of thHr protd^iti^ Tri- 
bunes. And if, in thofc times, the fiear only of beif^- ; 
dunned and fued was fo dangerous to Stiitesr how 
anuch more liable to fuch defperatcenterprizes 9^t thofe^ 
where the terrors 6f bodily imprifonment and fair op^ 
portunity meet tbgjether ? — — As to the creditor, hei#^ 
not like to be a gainer by it. A\\ means of iatitJa6Hon 
xnuft arifc out of the debtor*ii hbonr and induftry, or 
his credit and eftate : but all theie, except the bft, are 
immediately loft by imprifonment ; and that fervet oii*^ 
ly to fupply its owner, without any regard to tl« ©re* 
aitor. ' 

On thefe confiderationa, it is likelyv this cQftom hat 
BeoeraUy been difconntc&ancedin idl oivifoed nationa. 

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— ~By the ttw of Moiw, tlfe debtor wst onlf obl^* 
ged to becoiae the fenFtnt of ^he cmdiCor« who wag ' 
to take his wagei for the debt ; but with thtfe three 
provifoes : rft. That the debtor- fliould not hrvc u a 
bond-flave, but as aa hk^d /erwant, (Lev. xxv, 39,. 
40.) 2dlyj That the creditor fhould be fo far from 
haTing the power of imprilotimg the body of the' 
debtor, that he Ihotild »•* mU wir him mtb rigour, 
(fcr. 43.) 3dly, That he (honld be releafed after ^x 
years fcrvice, and fent away with a Hberal reward of 
Accp, corn, and wine, (Dent, xv. 12, 13, 14.) In 
the Pmtdeit^ whkrh is a colte£l!on of the choiceft In- 
ftitistions, both of the Greeks and Romans, it is a 
maxim. That in the condemnation of perfons, who- 
are fentenced to fatisfy to the utmofl ef their ability, 
irot all idiey have is to be violentiy extorted from them ; 
but fiidi cokifideratipn is to be taken of them, that they 
may not want; according to that deciiion of Solomon, 
(FroT.xxii. 27 ) Iftbouhafin^t tvpay, whj Jkoutd hi 
take thy hid from under tbie^ and agreeable ta the 
pn^ce of hrter times, (i.) in Holland, no man I9 
compeiled to pay further than hiseftate will ran, and 
that with Chriftian confideracion of his wife and fa- 
only. (2.V In Flanders, when anyone finds his cre- 
ditors hard upon him, and himfelf infolvent at thaf 
time ; on lus petition, 'the Piiriiament of that Diftrift' 
aBoWS dicir proteftion for thrte, four, or five years, for 
him to pay his debts: during which time the debtor 
hai^htt fiberty to ufe his indudry to repair his broken 
fortune, and to clear all his jnft debts. (3. 1 In Spain 
and Italy, no mania detained in prifon for del)t above 
a year and a dav; in which time the creditors have 
power to fell the eftate of the debtor f which being'' 
done, and the wife^s dower taken out for the relief of 
kerand her children, the reft is divided, and the debt- 
or is free from thofe debts for ever, and his 
teafed at the yearns end. This for the tneaner fort; 
but for the gentlemen and perfons of quality, their 
bodies are not to be touched, nor by any means to be 
il^>nfbnM for debt, only the ef(ate is liable to fatisfadi*. 
On ; yet with a retervation of fuch nec^iTary things as 
koBoiir» boncf^y er husniltty may challenge: and 


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thtrefore the per/on, arma, or ipparel, bed and cham- 
ber of afoldier are not liable to feizure; and the like 
proTifion is made for other gentlemea of quality. 
(4.) hi Germanv, indeed, they are very icvcrc in fet- 
ting fuch a bntnd on a bankropt*s repatation^ as ihall 
cafily take from him the opportunity of abnfing otherg : 
yet they gife his body free liberty to redeem his credit. 
Hence to r/V/ thi a/s, fignifies to turn bankrupt i be-, 
caufe that, inftead of imprifoning the body, they only 
put the bankrupt to ihanie, compelling him to ride 
backwards upon an afs, with his tail in his hand. Quite 
through the town where he dwelt. (5.) EveninTur- 
I7 it is a rule in the Akoran» If thy debtor cannot 
pay thee, day till he can« and give him ahni ; for this 
fliall be better for thee. , 

And^ m^rc thif cwom is allowed. It is general* 
if auali£ed by Tome compafilonate reftri^ions — For, 
daring the debtor^s confinement in prifonf the cre- 
ditor is obliged to allow him* (i.) In Holland, 
• •••• (2.) In France,.^.*. (3.) In Britain, ,by a 

late Ad, two (hillings and four pence a week. Or 

proviiion is made for a releafe. Thus (i*) by the Ci- 
vil law, ^i vult tedtre hais^ likeratus eft a.iebito. He 
that is willing to give up his eflate, is free from hit 
debt. Andy (2.) by our. A£U of bankruptcy, he that 
gets his living by buying and fellings in trade or mer- 
chandize, may, on the furrender of all, procure his 
liberty, with an allowance of $ per cemt. on certain 
<;onditions. And, pity it b, that others, of equal im- 
portance to the government, are not incitled to the 
6ime clemency. . Many gentlemen, who have had a. 
liberal education, not oeiiig traders, have no benefit of 
thefc A£ls i ihp' it is very hard, that thofe, whofe for- 
i^er lives make misfortunes, want, and captivity more. 
grievous than other people V, flipuld be the only men 
e;;u:luded from all relief ; efpecially' when they are will- 
ing to com^ with the condition, and furrender all 
they have. The Siejcer. 

The next Piece is a banter upon . Ulrick D' Ypris, 
for an odd expreffion in the Courant i and upon the. 
Ordinary of Newgate, for one n^pre odd 'v(^ his Jc-^ 
^im of ,,^me ixialcfaaort executed. frm 


N<»94* ofGRUB^STREET^ 1751. 153 

The firft Piece is a Defenet of the Latin Ferfes xxxT 
dcr the picture of Humfhrby Parsons, Efq; pnb" 
lilhedincur ^Sth^Mrr/rj/; k anfwer to the Critkirm' 


Verses occafioned by the fudden ftop in the fale of 
Mr, BowMA.N*8 SermoMt axid the publieatiou «f his 
Definci rf the edracli^ Sec. 

♦- Whtn T^rktnrt ^mon lately took its flight. 
Like paper lanthora at the tail of kite ; 
Non-cons and Cons, with pleafure, or difma/« 
Saw t&e fieW meteor gild t&*«feriitl way. ' ' '- • 
But to the weakeft cycsit btightcft fhin'd i 
And fixed feem'd, tho'jtofs^d with every wind. 
A while k blaz'd, then Aiddendownit fell; 
ItsJightc^tinguilbM with a nimfeous fmell. 
The gazers roark'd its faH i and fcarching round, 

*" Nought but a blaftcd, * barren fig-tret \(SsxxA. 
M. MikBviuf. 

TH E firft Piece is a ihort account of a book in 
4to, inttrledy The Ctnjlitietions if O^ free-ma' 
fonst &c. di^t^ed ky the rev.Mr. James Andbrson» 
A. M. This is ^bwed by a Letter f# Mr- Bowman* 
from Laicus, inanfwcr to the Prefaee^ to his Drfenee 
of the miracle on the Fte-tret. 

* Mr. Bowman had adver- Ssrmon r but when the pam- 

tiied fevcral times, that he phlct appeared, the Pr^dce 

vonidpoblilh A Defimce ef Tconcaincd, inftead of wch 

the mracle on the Figfret^ Defence of himfeify otdy t^o 

widi a Pref'aee hi defence ef or three excufcs for not pub- 

himfelf for preaching hia lace lilhiQg '^c- 

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154 MEMOIRS cf thSocietj N^ 95, 

N"^ ^5. Thursday, OSiober a8. 

THIS nurober contains a reprcfcntation of the 
proceffion at the Lord Mayor** Show; with 
an account of the original of that honOuribk OMcei^ 
and of the manner of hisekftion* 

T# Framci« Cnilp, Efq; Lord Mayor Elca. 

SIpcc Pageants ceas'd with cnrions figures wroHght, 
And tuneful vcrfe to tell the painter's thought; 
Your annual pomps with glory lefs have fhin'd. 
And Grub-ftreet's ancient honour much dedin'd ; 
But what moft fatal to thb Province proved, $ 

Our Laureat Prince his refidence removed. 

The Mufcs then forfook their ancient feat. 
To nobler domes invited by the Gceat. 
The Tragic Mufe with Comic changed her part; 
Both Nature fcorn'd, and both apply'd to Art : l6 
To manual Art; which drew more glorious Scenes, 
And. turnM fine Pageants into grand Machines. 
Here Rich in clouds dcfcending Ihonc a God ; 
There Booth and Gibber fiery dragons rode : 
Grub-ftreet refounded with th' united din, ^ I J 

That rbk from Drury-lanc and Lincoln^a-inn. 

To make their court, much higher {^ace in view, 
From their high lodgings numerous Bards withdrew : 
Succefs foon fwell'd their vain, impoftum'd mind ; 
,Thcy fcorn*d their brethren, who remain'd behind : to 
To turn whofe greateft glory into (hamc, 
They made Grubban an opprobrious name; 
And drove with all the rage of mortal foes, 
. To link the Seminary whence they rofe. 
. But when their thoughts, as thirft 6f lucre bum'd, 25 
, From Poetry to Politics were (urn*d ; 

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No 95. ofGRUB'STREET, 1731. 155 

Their worb, now written i^t; for (^1^9, ikitffj^ 

Unfold/ were weeklj^gtv'n in reamt awajr. 

In vain : — for moft with repetition tir'd, 

Would not e'en read thofe learned gifts, nnhir'd. JO 

Grub-fireet, renown*d in old and modern times. 
The venerable feat of profc and rhimes. 
Unpeopled lay : no tuneful voice was heard : 
Their filent heads our antique garrets rear'd» 
Like thofe of authors, ^^?^y% cracked, and odd ; 35 
And feemM» like readers of their works, to nod. v 

Ambitious to retrieve its former fame. 
Or keep alive a while its dying name, 
At houfe moft ancient of this ancient Street, . 
Some choice Grubean Wits refolv*d to meeti 40 

Where of found native beer, not foreign wine, 
A long-wing'd Pegafus hangs out, the fign. 
Aufpicibus Fortune feem'd our aims to blefs, , 
And prove their gopdnefs by their great fucce(s ; 
To our young, weekly, old^ revived, new Clob, 4J 
Each wednefday added feme illuflrious Grub. 

From hence our Journals take their weekly flights. 
And far out-foar all other paper kites : 
Mounted on pinions pluck'd from grey-goofe wing, 
Like gcefe, in various figures flying, fing ; 50 

Now high, now low, they rove from pkce to place. 
And lead purfuers a long wiId-goofe,cnace. 
Borne on thcfe wings, to every countrey jown 
The whole Tranfaftions of the world are ihown : 
And whilfl by us fuch numbers famous grow, 55 

We grow more fam*d ourfelves, who make them fo. 

But fince no diet is fo thin as fame. 
Your City Poet's once illuftrious name 
In me revive ; with penfion hy the ^ear ; 
And perquifite a pipe of Parson's Beer. 60 

With this infpir'cl, and fcorning naufeous winr. 
In annual pomp your Bard fliall crowned ihine^ 
Attending in the train of New Lord Mayor* 
Bright as on New-year's day the Laurcat PlayeW 

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156 MEMOIRS ef the Society N" 9$. 
N® p^. Thursday, Novemi^r 4^ » 

Sir, King^s Bench Prifon^ K^v. a^, 17J1. 

TH E. Proccffion in your Journal oi x)\t lafl wcctr 
has puzslcd great numbers of my fellow prifo- 
ners ; and 1 hear; that the inhabitants of the Cities 0/ 
London and Weftminftcr, with th< other fuburbs, are 
under as great difficulties to know" the mcaniug of it, 
as we are in this. It feemed at firft to be a reprefeiita- 
tion of a Lord Mayor^s Show ; and if it be interpreted 
literally, it may pafs for fuch, but this can only be anwng 
illiterate perfons, it being full of inconiiftencies and 
abfurdki^s. Of this number are the ttoo Horfes in the 
ifiirft row of ^gures ; the five MarJbaJs on horfc-back in 
ihe'fecond, third, and fourth rows 1 the led Horfe ia 
the fifth, &c. I think it therefore abfolutcly neceffary 
to have recourfe to the allegorical interpretation! 
which I don*t doubt will make it plainly appear to be 
a prophetical, figurative, and typical reprefentation of a 
proceflion of Printers, Book icllers. Authors, &c. to 
be fome time or other wonderfully exhibited to the 
view of the whole Town. 

In the firft place march the Pioneers^ as they are 
the^e calfed : whom, being deceived by the name, I at 
firft took for Critics, who are properly the pioneers* 
of learning ; and imagined them to be led by the moft; 
ancient of Critics, as their Captain, and the rear to 
be Drought up Lieutenant Omicron, the unborn P-oeC^ 
But a Prfntcr, who is a fellow prifoner, aflured me,- 
that they were ccrtiinly Printers. Publifhers, and- 
Hawkers. And when I objedled, that fome of them 
looked ifiore like De^ls thantnen ; he faid. That con- 
firmed, mrt of his conjecture* the diminutive figures 
being 'prainly Devils, who attend upon* Prititcrd, and 
run ojitheif errands. They, are led by F-*— — CLiFi- 

' ^ <' ~ TON, 

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No^6. of GRUB-STREET, 1731. 157 

TON^ Efq; the renowned Bloody Murder Printer, and 

the rear broaght upbyD; Praite. The next fi- 

gares are two Hirfes belongmg to a Book- feller, famoua 
for the management of Horfes, as well as News-paperv^ 
being a frequenter of races. One of thefe Horju \% 
i^, ta to a race, by a neighboaring Bookieiler, in 
the habit of a groom; who being well mounted, has 
the opportunity of being an Vnivtrfal Speffator of all 
that palTes^ Which three figures, viz. the Rider, and 
the two Horfes^ are likewife a fignrficant emblem of a 
fiook-feller and his Authors, whom he leads, and rides 
II he pleafes. And here, I think, the Drawer has 
Aewn himidf to be a very great artift, in placing the • 
Rider in fuch a manner, that he feems to lead and ccr 

ride both Horfa at one and, the fame time. — '- Of 

the three Servants who follow thefe Horfes, the firft, 
who has a pipe in hb hand, which, as being juft filled^ 
he ftops With his thumb, is a frequepter of CofFe^ 
hoafes, in order to pick up Articles of News, and, in 
I fcarcity, to make fomej which are always introdu- 
ced with We bear, or We are informed. The fecond b 
employed to colled fuch News as is generally talked 
of^ «id of greater certainty ; which is cither direftly 
affirmed, or* begins with ^# are ajfured. The third 
iiaprocurer of Advertifcments. 

Tbe firft figure of the fecond row is the famous 
fiook-feller himfelf, on horfeback, holding in his hand 
a Undgn Evening-? ofi^ rolled up in the form of i 
tranch^on. — -He is followed by three Authors, widi 
mnfical inftruments in their hands, playing the tunes 
which he has ordered : the Tail of whom, founding % 
troropet, puffs the fame of the books printed by Jiitn, 
asdhb partners.— —The next con fpicuous figure is 
Captain Gulliver, with a large feather in his hat^ 
which reprefents the Grub-fireei JournaL -r — He is. 

followed by^Mr. and Mr . . as firfl and 

iecond Lieutenant : who together vdth him lead thre»; 
bandit of Book- fellers, concerned in three different 
Journals^ wWch they have all taken arms to defend. 

hk the third row, the firft figure reprefents Mr.'Foo^ 
mounted upon a white horfe, formerly Mr. Mist*s; 
whkh feemittg- to abrte fomcthbg of his «iettle,' he^ 

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toadies him tenderly on the rump with 9l y§urmaJ \vl 
the flupe of a truocheoA 1 which makes him faddenty 

cock up his head and tail. The aext figare» beag 

in a gown, I thought might fignifie the H^hchcuch 
Clergy* fallowed b^r theXaity j which are here pro- 
perly peifonated hy diroe Muficians* who with their 
dffieient inftruments are enabled to make a great mmk. 
But my friend the Printer aflbret me, that he knows 
them all peribnallv ; and that the firft is the Otufe^nMi 
HtfitrUn^ the other three, the Original Joornalift, Tii 

InquifitoTf and the Author of the /V«iur P^. .*,^ 

The next is Caleb DVntsrs, Eiq; oa horfeback, 
followed by four reiblute Captains, who with their 
pikes feem ready to prick iiis horie forward, to htep 
%\m up ^o his mettle^ whenever he fladEens hi^pace. 
Thefe lead a body of Fnfiliert, ready Ibr the molt dt- 
fperate fervice. 

The figure thtt af^Mars firft on horieback in the 
^ fourth row is Mr. W -^s leading a Urge band of 
VmfiQmrrm amongft whom the moft om^oous aie Mr, 
OsaoRNS, Civicus, Mr. Wal81ngiia4s, Ulrick 
]D'YpREs,Mr. Ench&h, V.i»dex, Txm. DAtH, and 
Tom Timber. — -^ In the next pJace Mr« W—^y 
leads a ieoond band ot Pinfiwen in half-pay, who are 
employed in writing Pamphlets on extraordmry occa* 
^ona^-^Thefe are ibUowed by a band.of Vdanteers, 
who ferve, in hopes of being taken into pay, as vacan- 
cies (hall happen, viz.- the £^ thB^r^ the Regifitr of 
Grub ftreet, ice , 

/The filth row hcgina with three Hawkefs, who 
horn the loudneis of their woioes, with whidi Uiey tend 
the lame of the Grub-flreet writings, are very well 
H^prelsnted by three Trumjpeters. — - Nest proceeds the 
Meicury, or MeiTenger ot the Socie^« with liis Ca* 
^i»f^ Qt i^f-^i&\ and olher enHgnt of liis office, 
'^'hen the Prcfidcnt, foUpwed by Mr. Bavivi the ^#- 
iretary^ Mr. BLUNpctBuai tkQ ffi/tiri^af^, Mu. 
Orthoooxo, Mr. Quidnunc, Mr. Coj^Kntrffu, 
Mr. Mabvios, Mr. r owe y,' Mr. Dacttl; Mr, 
SrotiPBE, Mr* Pamfkl^teero, Mr. Giif«LXy 9nd 
Dr. Qy IBUS, *— Next follows the Piz^fits of Qrub. 
%eet, ted by Mr. STEPniiN Du«ici vniok winga a^e 


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N«9^. ofGRVB-STREE7,\yi\. 159' 

Kid bj his rich caparifeii5.—*^rhen the Laureat in 
hiscosch, furrounded and huzzaM hy ^ great number 
of Ppets and Flajers, from Goodman'i-fieId» and the 
Hay-market. / ^ ■ 

Id the fixth and laft rows, are feven coaches of No- 
bility and Gentry, great admirers of the Grubean 
writers in general, and of the Laukbat in particular : 
tsis, Sir, 

M. Your humble 5«tvant, T. Woohtqn. 

To Humph t.Ey PAftsons, Efq; upon hit going out of 
the office of Lord Mayor. 

XH E Mufe, gcea Sir, that with amhitkMU hjr 
Your praiies fung oo your triumphant day, 
pleafure fiees (your race of glory nm 
In the ume (plendor at it firft begun) 
The fhinbg circle of your Fame complett* 5 

Since, where you rofe (erene, {ercne^u fee 

Phoebus, whofe genial ravs all fruUs pcodnce» 
And fwell the barley grain ior Maltfteia ttftt 
With light unfullied, and nuwlsaried ibrce. 
Has now pe«fon9*di with you, hismna^ courfe.: l^ 
His radiant beam% a$ quick, aa wavm, u dear, 
Ski«e through my g^rtet; aa they fhone faft ynr. 
With the fame heat he now mj breaftiafpirta : 
I feel, I feel the fame celailiat firee. 
Before m^ d^airie^ fight ftrange figures daact} 15 

And Similes^ ;ind Rhimes in crouds advAuc«« 

As the true Dial^ whether morning ray^ 
Or evening ihines^ pcmits out the hour ot daj : 
So I, by threats unawM, by bribes unwon* 
Kevcre the fetting, aa the ri&ng fun : jtf 

To merit true, with conftant lines of praift» 
Mark out the ulis and virtue of its lays : 
Let mobs halloa or bifs, a^laud or bUme, 
My Mufe*s zeal and Ioifc are ftiH tho fa»e. 
In various tongues laft year (he thefe difplay*d, , %^ 
For which your Lordihip knows fhe neV wu p»y*d. 
Yet fiill unpay*d, with p^adure fte reviewa 
Herlaft yearns labours^ which (he tins mntwi, 
ftusM by your noble liquQr*s potent fumet, 
Theg^teful fubjiedt ibe with joy refumes;. %m 

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And to the powVs of Beer (he (bng before. 
Now adds, much greater, and fall twenty more. 
How would the numerous crowd of lazy Sots 
The flow hours fpend, without full pipes and j)ots > 
To ropes, to rats banc they'd for rerage flie ; 35 

And, if they could not drink, would quickly die. 
In Time's inverted glafs flow falls the fand 
To working eyes: bat when from hand to hand 
Of jovial bladiet the circling glaflet flie, 
Swift the wingM minutes pads unheeded by : 40 

£*er peremptory pipe and pot are done. 
Time's hand, and voice, both points, and calls out One. 
Th' indullrious work in every other trade i 
By yours the idled are indoflrious made* 
Whilil thofe their hands with tool, or glafs employ, ^^ 
They feel vidffitude of pains, or joy : 
But thefe, carouQng flill from morn to night, 
Ii^oy one ^onftant fcene of gay delight. 

This Anodyne can grief and pain appeafe, - 
And in their room replace both j[oy and eafe : 5f 

Can give to Bankrupts wealth ; and what ii more 
To fctter'd prifimers liberty rcftorc. 
When drunk, as thofe are rich; fo theft in mind 
Now freed, in gaoi expatiate untonfi^d. 

Nay, when, condemn*d by rigid Jufticcdoom^ 5 J 
The malefadloir Hes in drearv room ; 
Kind Cbreyisia oft, hb foul to chear. 
Brings in her nut-brown hands two pots oP1)eer. 
To the pale wretch the firft t week's reprieve ; 
The fecond feemsa pardon full to give. te 

' But when two more have fortify 'd his pate, 
Unmov'd. he hears the harfli decrees of Fate ; 
Laughs at the folemn Holborn cavalcade, 
Where little villains, drawn in mafquerade^ 
In ftate to Tyburn ride i while Juftice blind 6$ 

Leaves Charters with the great to ftay behind! 
Then, fciz'd as *twcre with confcientious qualm. 
He gravely flngs a pemtential Pfalm : 
Strait laughing (wears, Tm now prepared to fwing ; 
Perform your office, Jack^ and fit the firing. 70 

I fhrink not at the fate of^ better men, 
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Beer gives 6tth coorage to ttie eenerous mmd» 
Which i^eaner fjpirits in Rdidcn imd. 
Nor (hink thisftraoge, fince dodriiiea, oew» oroM, 75-, 
With Beer or Ale a juft refemblance hold. 

Stale, cixt-tliroat Beer the Papifts mol! admire, 
Lllce brandy burning with fulphureous f!re, 
Which kindles faggots ; and of thcfe they tcIL 
That thofcthey burn on earth, are burn'J in hefl. t& 

Stale Beer and Ale the Lutherans count good bab ; 
Tis Ale, *ti8 Beer, 'tis both j for *tis Con-fub. 

Cdvtnhn liquor, brewM in evil hour. 
Is muddy, pale, miall, bitter, flat, and four. 

Old Fox^s drink Hrft quiet, fmooth as mum, 5 

If agitated, foon ferments like Hum ; 
Impadent of rcftraint, when clofely pent. 
Shakes the frail veffcl, 'till it finds a vent. 
Somedmes in bottle lodged, tranfparent, thin, 
Cahn it injoys a while the light within : 99' 

Bat when the fpirit moves, *twill fomc, •twill fpout. 
Till bottle's empty left by all run out. 

The belch that ftarts from Oratory tub, 
Brew'd in Tub-alley, near the ftreet of Grub, 
^o'thin, not clear; tbo* pert, yet wond'rous duUi 95 
Whh froth overflows the vcflel never full. 

Small Betr in boule ftopp'd, tho* very weak, 
J^iH often force the cork, or bottle break : 
Freedom once gain'd, it fmiling upwards flies, 
Th' aipiring lees ilill thickening as they rife. loo^' 

Grateful at copious meals, it yields delight, 
Qscnching the thirft, and quickening apoctitc : 
wfuddenly puff'd up, too late we find. 
We nought but water drank, brwitch*d with wind. 
^^ ftomacb, hence oppreft with grievous load, 105 
Will oft four belches in the face explode i > 
^Ifc infidiQUs, filent ftench difelofe, 
^ch fpares our ears, but doubly hurts the nofe. 
Soch 18 the Deift*s tiff, free- thinking liquor: 
Nothing at firft feems clearer, brisker, quicker: %\^ 
To air cxposM, the frothy fpirit fled, 
ft muddy grows, infipid, flat, arid dead. 
^•* as their liquor*s and their tenets force 
Is much the &nie ; almofl the (ame^s their foatd( : 

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f62 MEMOIRS ofibeSmety No 96. 

Ai that the wafhing of cxkaufiod grains 1 115 

The fecond running theie of crazy braiiit. 

True Britifh doArine, firong, and found, and clear, 
l^dlbrcw'd.wcll hopp*d,wcIl ag'd, like Parson's Beer, 
DiffuTes health and Hrength through every p^rt. 
Informs the head, and fortifies the heart. 1 20 

And as this liquor, ftill unturned, defies 
The fun*s hot rays, and thunder of the skies : 
^ thofe, in whom that firm foundation's layM, 
By bribes unwon, by threat'ntngs undi{roay*d, 
True to their notions, let them fink, or thrive^ 125 
Rather than trim, and turn, will burn alive. 
The honeft Yorkfiiirc Vicar, ftrong, and hale, 
H^o icoms all liquor but his native ale. 
Drinks this well pteas'd : Come, bring us t'other pint. 
He cries : There's no falfe BoWm an's dodlrine in't. 1 30 

Why Aonld religioui^ do€lrines thus be rang'd. 
To Politics fincc all have long been chang'd ? 
^If fo, we ftiU are right : for what men think. 
We certainly may know from what they drink. 
Good, found, old, mellow beer the Tories fwig : 135 
More new and bitter drinks the fobcrer Whig ; 
Whofe vitiated palate more inclines 
To the high fiavoury tafie of foreign wines. 
Some love them miz'd : and hence, as each prevail, 
On Court they panegyrics write, or rail. 1 4* 

Hence Whigs extoll hereditary right ; 
And foar than Jacobites a loftier flight : 
Hence trtry week each Grub-llreet garret rings 
With facred minifters, as well as Kings. 
From hence proceed our fhort, eza6t Diumals,, 145 
And the long Letters of our Weekly Journals : 
Which through our heads from fumes of liquor flow. 
While the gr^ part defcends in ftrains below : 
Both born like twins, almoll together dye, 
The letter'd fhcets frefh paper ftill fupplie : 150 

Of brain and bum the labours difappear. 
Sank in the fafe retreat of books and beer. 

Here ends the firft gay life : but ilill fecure 
From everlafting death, when time mature 
Has now prepar'd thei weU concofted mafs ; jjj 

To the large cafk once more the liquors pafi : 


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From boghoufe gloom and cold, tbroagh midnight fhade^ 

To the dUliner*8 light aid heat conveyed. 

There, when rcfin'd by purgatory fire. 

The fpirits volatile to heav*n afpirc, 1 6^ 

To wat*ry forms condensed againll their will, 

fhey drop like rain, and like the diiw diftilL 

Then (hrin'd in glafs, like fools well purg'd from fin. 

They (hine refulgent m the ihape of G'm. 

This noble fpirit,- raisM by chymic fires, 165 

With good warm fcntimenn each fitx infpires 2 

Devotion icindles in the ^irer kind ; 

And raifes the manly mind. 

Hence our (he mendicants nr every ftreet 

With conftant pray Vs and benedidions gwet, 170 

Hence reeling ioldiers, tho' they cannot iland, ^ 
Drive all before them, and the wall command. 

But oh ! ye nymphs and heroes, do not fcatter 
At random, as you pafs, your precious water : 
For, in proportioaas this liquor's loft, 17^ 

Gin will advance^ and brandy more will coft. 
But if in urn it decently be lay'd. 
Whence to the vault it fafe may be convey 'di 
*Twill rife again, and you'll injoy the blifs 
Of drinking your own tranfmigrated pifs. 1 S# 

Thus when the,body dead remain d untombM, 
As Heathens thought, the foul, lo wander doom'd, » 
Was ftill debarred from cntVing Charon's wherry : 
Whiifl others flrait pafs'd o'er the Stygbn ferry ^ 
Yet could not reach the pure Elyfian plains,, 185* 

•Till purg'd by fire from all terreftrial ftains. 
But when, th' appointed tradi of tune ejplorM^ 
In native purity they ihine reftor'd, 
To earth afcend thefe fparks of heavenly fiames, 
To animate once more corporeal frames. • - 19©' 

Grub-fimu 0^, MAiviutw. 

29* «73»* M. 


Monday, Nop, i. Commifiions of bankruptcy arc 

awarded asatnft George Robinfon, Efqj rcprefentativc 

for Great Marlow, and Mr. John Thompfon : they arc 

fcqair^loittrf^iderihemiiBlvesthe^th, i2tb, or 26th 


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laft* The former was concerned for the Charitable 
Corporation, by cirpnlatmg their notes, and the latter. 
was their warehodc-keeperj but both of thtoi went 
from Dover for France the 13th ult. Daily Jour- 
nal. This is t proofs that, tbo" Charity begin at 

home, // isfometimts nectjaryfor it to go abroad. M. 

Ihmtbi VtGASVt in Grub-stibet, Wedn. Nov*%* 

A CoNtBREiiCE betwien Amiiia»ab, a Qoakcr, ob^ 
William Bowman, Vicar of Dewsbory. 

A, Hark thee, friend Bow kt an, a word with thee. 
Prithee, what is it thou pretendcft to m thy 1>efence of 
$Mr SdvroMr^s mirMcle of curfing the fig-tra f 

B' I prelend to vindicate oor Saviour from the im- 
pntation of doing a rafh and unretfohable thing, in ex- 
pefting figs at an improper fcafon : for which purpofe I 
beg leave to tranikte the words of the Evangclift (Mar. 
xi 13) in this manner: * And Seeing a fig-tree afar 

* off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might iind! 

* any thing thereon: and, when* he came" to it, he 

* found nothing but leaves; for the time of its bear* 

* ing figs was not yet come.* p. 22. 

A Tbt time rfits bttiringfigs was not jtt etmt t why 
then, fardy, k was unreafonable to expe^ to find /Igs 
on it, at that time. \i this to viniicin our Saviour 
from tba imputation of doing an unreafonablt things 
For (hame ! ifor fliame ! man : thoo fafleneft the impu/a* 
titm on him». as dire^lly^ and m as eitpref^ terms as it is 

B* Ay, bit I mean that ' the time of its bearing figs 
« wuoome; ' or, to explain myfelf in other words,, 
that it Vh^d been planted long enoiigh to have borne 

* frmit.' p «2. 

Ak What; doft thou mean the eomrary dt what 
thoo {ay*ft ? Surely, friend, thou artjfiidly p^rpkflied : 
and the world is like to be much the better for ihy new 
interpretttion. For, if it Ar, as thou fajejf \ our Sa- 
viour was a fool: if as thote mtaneftv tie HififfhUf teas 

a blockhead. ^Vcrilyv Williaw,- it gttereth »«V' 

that thou £ho)iid*]ft thus expofe thyftlf, and bettny tliie* 
<;attie thee ptctendeft to dpottfe. Ii fffc yei b mer «ifiv 


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thit I (hould lay out fiy pence fo ill, in the purchafe of 
thy book ; to be under the temptation of mifpending 
roy time, and lofing my patience. I afTarc thee, I af^ 
furc thee, I (hould be loth any of my neighbours fhould 
he fuch tofers by it :'I do think^ therefore, to publifh ' 
this our Conference ? for which puroofe I have writ a 
letter to my Friend Bavi us, whofis righteous foul is 
fore vexed with every abominatiwi* 

Friend Bavius, 
The Conference! hci«with fend thee, does plainly 
and faithfully (hew forth the fum and fubftancc orWw. 
Bowman's difcoveries in his Difcourfe 9n the miracle of 
the fig-free. It coft me fix-pence, and has robbed me 
of more than fix-penny worth of time. If thee think- 
eft fit to print it, I reckon it will hardly take up an 
eighth part of thy Journal i and fo will not ftancJ thy 
'eiders in quite one fiirthing. But, left that fhould be 
fought too dear, as indeed it b, to make fome amends 
font, I hjivcalfo herewith fern thee. • 

\^ft |t>^T£RPRETATlON 9f M^kX. XI, IJ. 

Which, I hope, wDl latisfy every confiderate man, and 
ftop the mouth of tvkrj unbeliever. I have it from An 
tnfwer to Mr. Woolston, in t fmall pamphlet, inti* 
tied The Antidote^ and prbtei a year or two ago. 

W00L8TON having obfcrved from this text, in our 
tranflation (as indeed any other Englifh reader might> 
*hat it (eems very foolifh for Christ to expedl figs, 
^hen it was not fig-time : the Author of the Antidote ^ 
gives the following anfwer, to vindicate our S»viourV 
eonduft, and the Evangelift*s reprefentation of it. — — 
I am not, fays he, to anfwer. for the obfcurtty ' of our 
^nmilation, ariiing from the tranfpofition of a few 
^Ords ; but, if you don't know it, I can affure you 
the original and context require it (hould be read thus t 

March the eleventh in the morning ; as Chrift and 

* his difciples were coming from Bethany to Jer^^^6ri^, 
' he was iiungry : and feeing but one ftg-tttt by thfr 

* way, at a diftance, that >ad leaves; he went to it 

* (for it was not the time of ^tker figs> if haply he 
' might find any thing thereon.* To elucidate ths, he 

adds .* 

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adds: Thii tret was of the ever^-green iind (men^* 
onM bjr Flint ziii. 8. and Thbophrastus, Hijf* 
PUnt. ;v. 2.) whkh bore the fruit of the formtr year 
all winter; asd That was then fi( to eat, when the 
ordinary trees were hardly beginning to pot forth leaves 
(Matt. rxtv. 32. Mari xiit. 28.) at lead five months be- 
fore their fruit woul4 be ripe. {B^tp^ pifticbin. fol* 52. 2* 
Wirti/. Sheviith, fol. 3^. 4.) Nay iomc of thofc ever* 
greens bore their fruit to the third year e'er ihcy ri« 
pen'd (Gemar^ Hiiro/: (^ GUJf. ad Sbivi^ti^ c. 5, h. i .) 
wonderfully anCwerine, in the parable of the fig-tree, 
{LMh xi\u 6.) to the three years, the Lord of the vine- 
yard came feeking fruit on it, and finding none : 
was aHb much a^ut the time^ that Chrift had now ex* 
ercifed his publick miniftry, and preached amongft the . 
Jews. So that, by a fair account of this matter, there 
appears an admirable harmony in the ftveral repreioi- 
tations of the Evangelifts^ and a rational ftound for ii 
parabolical interpretation. 

l^ ^y. Thurway, Kovemter i r*. 

An Ode for AwMAJESTTs Birth-Day, i5;Co*^- 

LEY CiBttER, Efip Poet LauTcat. , 
W,T H EN Charles, from Anarchy's retreit, 

yV Refum'd the Regal feat : 
When (hence, by frantidt ZealoU driv'tt) 

Our holy Church, our Laws, 

Returning with the Royal Cftttfe, . f 

Rais*d up their thankful eyes to Heavcfti 

Then hand in hand. 

To ble(s the land, 
Prote£iioB with Obedience eatti^ 
And.mild Oblivion w&v'd revengp^ -to 

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Wild, and wanton; then^ oar joys. 

Loud, as raging war before : ' . 
Ail wat triamph, tuneful noifet 

None, from Heaven, could hope for more* i $ 

Brother, Son, and Father foes, 

Now embracing, bkfs their home : 
Who fo happy, coukl foppofc 

Happier days were ftijl to come I 

Bat Providence, that better knows SO 

Oar wants, than we. 

Previous to thofe, 
()Vhich human wiidom couTd not, then, fore&e) 

Did, from the pregnant former day, 
A race of happier Reigns, to Come, convey. 25 

• The Sun, we faw precede, 

Thofe mighty joys relWd, / 

Gave to oar future need. 
From great PtANTACBNET a • Lord. 
I'rora whqfe high veins this greater day arofe 30 

A fec^ OsonGfi, to fix our world's repofe. 
Prom Charles reftor'd, fliort wasour term of btifs^ 
But GfiORGE from Georgs entails our happinefs. 

Prom a heart, that abhors the abiife of high powV, 

Are oar liberties duly defended ; .35 

Prom a coorage, inflim'd by the terrors of war. 

With his £ime is^ our commerce extended* 
Let our publick high fpirits be raisM, to their height. 

Yet oar Prince in that virtue will lead 'era. 
Prom our welfare, he knows, that his glory's more bright; 

As obedience enlarges our freedom. [4|« 

What ties can bind a grateful people more. 
Than fnch diffiis*d benevolence of pow'r ? 

If private views could more prevailt 
llxan ardour for the publick weal, i|{ 

Then had his native* martial heat. 

In arms feduc'd him to be great* 

But Godlike vktne, more inclined 

To (iive, than to deftrey, 

Deems k iiiperior j<^, • y j;# 

To imA in chaina-of peace ^le mind, 

* King George L hm May i8« 16S0. 

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With Tong, ye Britons, lead the day ! 

Sing! fing the mora, that gave him breathy 
Whofe virtues never (hall decay, 

No, never, never tifte of death. jj 

When tmhs and tr$fhies Jb^ll hi iuJL 
fami pall frejervi tbi Gnat snd juft. 

Ver. I, Anarch ft ntreat having ufurp'd tbi Rigd 
fiat, K. £barUi drove away that Ritreaty and fo ri- 

2. He rtfunCd this Rigalfiat^ bccaufc^he had never 
tie in it befcrc. 

4. This is a great encomium upon ottr Laws, to at; 
tribute ijis to them, tho' Juftia is blind. 

I o. loiiead of Rivinge, read Dimand j othcrwifc it ii 
not rime, and if you tale away the rifloe, you uke away 
aJi the poetry. 

1 5. How could xhey hope for wun fnm biovtn^ 
than tuneful mifi f 

16. This I imagine fhould rather be Mitbir, Son, 
and Father foes. . 

22. Privious to thofe, viz. wants. Admirable fcnfc 
and poetry ! 

24. Pregnant here means labouring or travailing : 
for it is plain from what follows, that this day was not- 
only /r^g^^^i;?/, but adlaally in /tfitfiyr, and at iall happi- 
ly brongbt a bed of a race of Reigns, — Bat wh^t^^. 
waa this former day, there being no day mentioned hi- 
therto, to which it was former T The Poet'a note op- . 
on the next ftanza (hews it to be May 28. 

29. Did K. George I. derive his tiQtfrom the Plan^ 
tagenets^ any othcrwife than by deriving it from the. 
Stuarts f 

32. For Blifs read Eafe or Peace : the fenfe will be ^ 
as^Qod, and the rime better. 

34 It feems fomewhatodd, that our Liberties fiouU 
be duly defended fronka heart, &c. but in thii and the 
36th verfc. From is pot bjr a Figure for J(y. 

39. It is very difficult to know what virtui is meant 
by that virtue : I take it to be publick high Spirits, 

S4» 55. The repetition of the emphatiod word mvir * 

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^t» me mtnind of' two ttr(ts itt ah^dd 8oog, vdiicll 
.|)9etfed me much when a boy : j 

Nfff ne^cr, never, rtevtr fial^, uwti/ 1 Jye $ 
f\tr fbe Jmgtr I /w, /^tf gr^fj^r fiol am L 
M. . Baycvs* 

T'^FrakcuWalsikchau^ £/q; - 

IN yoor Fr«f Brltm of flrorftlajp laft, JVifi. 4, )rott 
havo flhought jfit 10 make very >w with the C9m< 
t^n (Zouncii^ and em wkh the Lard Mayor and Conit 
of /J^^V/tfflfifff of this great City. The Lord Mayor and 
Aldermiu are fneefed, the one for receiv^g, and th« 
others for unanimoufly ginng htm dieir thanJca ^r hit 
fnidinty virtuous^ «nd abli adminiflrttba in the Chaia 
And Aldirmkn Barnard k) particAijar it brgdy com^ 
I^ined of;)boehior not fooner preiendng a fttitUm 
iiehad received, and for not recomrnendiog it copiouil^ 
by his admirable «bquence. Bttt the Cummin C$uvM 
M4eprercnted as gu'rity of • very great crime, in refii* 
fing to read this PeiiH$M^ praying Uaui u trtlf 49 #« 
fueJinanfi^fM 0/ King William, pu ^ frannd S0 
Cbtapfidf, fffi^nt the C^tdsdt ftrmtrly fto$d ; which 
Negative wa« oarrled by 77 agalnft 25:, bc^ng above % 
to 1 . Thi« you charge opon them as a mojft ungrate<« 
Wand hxittKPOi^ a^ 4f indignity done t9 jST/^f ''Willi* 
am's memory^ which you ^aggerate with much orator 
lical tautplogy. To pall' down a ftatue already ereded 
to the memory of any perfon, milefs fome necefity or 
ocmvenisnce revise it, is, I own, an, aB of indignity 
to that perfon*s ffiemfry : bat barely to oppofe the e» 
wfUng of Aieh a ilatue, cannot be in itfelf an aS tf 
indignity^ oflkefs accompanied with fome opprobriou* 
ciccumllances. There may beievcral reafbna for op- 
pofiog fuch a^efign^ which if given we may canvair 
and debate. But if a body of men, in whofe power 
it is to grant or rejedl a Petition, fhall do the latter, 
^i^nt aifigning any redbas, it is a great inftance of 
iadignity towards them^ to pais a {^\txt cenfure upoa 
their conda^. , ^ 

• The fttitiM^ you6y, was furely the mofl modeft 
* and reafofiablc Prayer, tkattver ^as offered to any 

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fi^iO.ME MO IRS pf the]Spcieiy No 97. 

f Aflimbly la the vi^d: Have you made an ara4 
calculation of all tW prayers thai hafc been ^fferei to 
every Aff^^h »« ^*^ ^^^^' ^^ throughly coofidcrca 
the relilooableneft of them ? or is this only an Hyper- 
bole^ thrown out at random, chi^y to help to fift.up 


yovi put the cxtJzens in mind of the great benjciits 
they received by King William. * To him, yoa 

# fay, you owe the very bemg t)f a'free City 1 the vS- 

• ry firftaa of power wiiich he executed in this Coui- 

♦ try was to reftorc the government of vour City -to 
« your own Citizens; he gave you a Charter in his 
< Lcgiflativc capacity, by an Aa of Parliament, ex- 

• empted from every thing which had once made it 
f prccariDus or dependent on the power of Courts.'-* 
Now, ifwearca/w City, if the gptarment of ihk 
City belongs to* ourvton Citizens, if our Charter tt» 
f mpts us from all frei^rieufnrfs and deptndency on tbi 
W^f of Courts ; what authority has any Courtier ta 
AtK himfcM' up for a judge of any afts done by a body 
of men, giving their votes freely, according to the 
power confirmed to them l^ that very tbarttr ^ How 
inuch lefs can any dependent on a Courtier have a right 
to concern himfelf in matters of this, nature l—**The 
Common Council have a right to receive or rcjea any 
Petition that maybe offered to them; which indeed 
the very nature of a Petition fuppoib in thole to whorai 
it is prefenied ; who may eitter read it, or lay it afide,^ 
without affigning any realbnfor fo doing: a»id no per- 
fen has any authority to.dfcmand one of them, or to 
tcnftu-c them for not affigning .one. . ' 
' To appeal from them to the Citi^iens in their unrt* 
fnfented Body^ and to intimate, that if their opinions 
were taken by a poil^ the determination would be di«- 
re£lly contrary, is (to fpeak tenderly of it) extremely? 
iniblent ; and if the intimation were probably trae, 
which it is not in the lead, would be nothing at all to 
the purpofe. But an appeal from the perfons lepie^' 
felting to thole reprefented, is^ceally a very illegal and 
fcditious way of proceeding ; and t^ds to Wwerturn 
aH regular government, and to tintrodute' eonfufion. 
Applic thit to the reprefentatives of the people in Par-* '^ 

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Haident, or aifign a reafon why it may not as well b^ 
extended totikem^ as to' the reprcfcptatlTcs of *!hi'CM 
ty. Do the cafes difier any otherwifc than in the dc;^ 
grecs of confofion, which in one may be morecxtenJ 
five than ,in the bther t • If the unrcprefcnted' 

* were confulted, no man, you (ay, can pretend to 

* doubt, that their zeal tvoold rife in a manner rateable 
' to the importance of the pccafion.* And left thii 
fcould not be enough to ftir Ifbcm op to ftditiort, you 
ask them dircfily, * WiU you fuffcr any men to meet 
Vabd a6t in Ihii maiitf^r, and in your name even W 

* the GuUd-hall of London ? .— ^- Who are your Cdm- 

* mori Council- men ? Who are they. Gentlemen, Ihat* 
*'havc ufed thcii-^Fellovir-citizens and you, in thia alr^ 
*, bitrary aAd imperious manner ? They^re men, ihat 
*aj« neither wiier, nor better than yourfelves : they- 

* iXt yb^t fervants, your Tryftees.-— ^Ftom you thiy 

* hive'receivM^all the power they have, to you they 

* muH i^gn it, and become accountable for it — and X 
^ hope you fpeedily will call them to account.* ■■ ■ ■ 
Here give me leave. Sir, to interrogate you a little ia 
ttjur own ftnun. Pray, Sir, wbg are you ? Wb^ i» this 
Letter wViter, that has ujni the whole Commonalty 
rf the Citir of London m their reprefentativc Body, 
in thfi^aihtrary andimperious^ vile and outrageous f^an*' 
tit?^ Arcyou a Gentleman ? Are you a Citizen ? Are 
you even a Tradef-man ? Where do you live ? In fine, 
a^rtmetats at the other end of the Town, or in a gar* 
ret m Grub-ftreet ? You fcem to be a man neithir toi- 
fir, ntr better, than any among ourfelveft : nay, muck* 
Worfe, in feveral refpe^ls, not even a Lwery-man or 
Free-man of London, hut even a JJvery /ervant, a hirc- 
K6g, and an incendiary. 

The only way perhaps to make it evident, that you do 
not juftly come under any of thefe denominations, is, 
when you ' print the names of our Common Couneii, 

* for our better information,' as you threaten us, to print 
likewife your own namc.y^r our better information i 
tbat we may inquire into your charafter, fortune, and 
ftation in tne world. For really we have very little 
opinion of you as an Author, your works feldom co* 
oing into our hands $ and thofe few that we have feen ' 

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%'^% MEMOIR Sfff ike Smefy l^^j. 

^ 4|ffip bciof too verbofeand pxoUx for peiibiu en* 
gage4 w btt(ine&. Bcfi die s ^^ we art well ajQliwd^ that 
iad your WecUy Lucubrationa bceit fupported ooly by 
the wcddy Remand ibr them from private peribii*, they 
«ia(l neccflaJrily have ceafed loag a^ 
^ Yott affirm lopndly, that.' It jwas enr of the moft 

* viokat and arbitrary proccdurea that ever was at- 

* tempted in a free City. You ask * What mow ca» 
'be dai», afteJ^refafing leave to ereA King^ WilluiffC^ 
\ Sjatoe^ onlefs leave ihould b^^ven toered the fn- 
y tmdsr^t ia the fame place I * ^knd you fleclare, « I 

* Jiaq^ of no Afiembly of men in tKe wor}cl» who call 

* themfiilves Ei^liihmen^ capable of adiing la thia 
\ manoes, unleis I fhould name t^t^Freundir^ l^dsy 
« Councils* •*— Since the Conwion CpuMiil of Londoa 
a^rt^af yon youffelf a£rm» * a great Body of men/ 
h«»^ come V/OU, who axe in all appearance but a /////a 
perfen^ to nave the confidence to abn(e them m thiA 
manner ? How dare you to charge them vdth dilaf«% 
fedlion to the prefent Government I and, not conteni 
to endeavour to prejudice the inhabitants of tiua Qhf 
^kiil chnfing the fame perfpns for the ftUn];^ (edki^ 
ouily attempt to flk them up agnail them* .even whilfl^ 
they are thclf legal Reprefentatives \ Suk^ ^ eothii^ 
but your imaginary ^r/»/;7^i could puff yoaijip^ to-thu^ 
infoienqe : ib nothing but your real liHl0^ caiviccc^ 
you from their juft refentments. . 

M|J{Cing Jam^,. as yon^aiTureus^ arbitrary as \ 
' lurkip Monarch, made a free pcg^e worfe than^ 
' Turki/k flaveSft (to do which, on^e wojuld have tfiqtu^ 
he muh have been a., little ;zr0r< arbitrary , than a* 
Tifrki/b. Monarch) * )i he impioufly iei;scd onouf aft* 
* cienc rights with the moil prophai^e and V^^^''^^ 
♦, hands 5 ' andv if on this account we were then, in a 
worfe (late than Turki/b flavea ; in what ftate can we 
reckon ourfelvcs now, when a private, mconfiderabJc, un,-* 
kivown pcrfonftull thus openly ^attack our rights in priat^ 
and endeavour to take away the freedom of our votes in 
Cotmnon Council P And not only fo, but ceniuri? an4 
arraign our condudt^ accufe u*^ of arbitrary pro9eedings^ 
of ditaffedion to the Government, and endeavour to 
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No ^7. ofGRlTRSTREET, iTjf. 17^ 

fttouff |!bftif f edjoAt againft tif ? If la the one Sate we 
£iw a Lion rea<fy to tear oar Charter in pieces; in thia 
other we cannot but fee an Ais endeavouring to tram* 
|»leit under. his k^U And tho*the former cafe might 
be the more dangerous, the latter certainly is the morie 

Cbeapfidi^ Nov, 8, 1731. M. J. B. ^ 

From the Pegasus in Grub-street, Wtdn, Noi^. la 
A Bill for the more effc£lual preventing the clande* 
Sine Importation aindfale of Books, Pamphlets, Plays^ 
or other compofitions In profe or verfe, written, or 
pretaided to be wiritten, by any perfon convi£led of 
death. : 

iprr H E RE A S divers wicked and evil -difpofed 
W pcrfons, being actually dead, have of late con- 
trived and carried on a dandeftine and unlawful trade, i|l 
writing, printing, vending, and publiOiing feveral Bodtv* 
Pamphlets, Plays, and other compofitions, within thefe 
kingdoms, to ttie great detriment and ^difcour^geihent 
of fcveral of his Majefty's livmg Proteftant fubje^lsi 
Beit enadlcd, that^ from and after the -day erf 
next enfuing, no perfon whatibever, 
being legally and adlually defund, and fo adjudged to 
be by the Mayor, Aldermen, Bailiffs, Conflablei, or 
other head officer or officers in all cities, boroughs, 
towns, pariihes, and hamlets, within the kingdom of 
England, dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick 
tipon Tweed, ihall brefume to write, print, publifh^ 
or vend, or tanfe to be written, printed, publiihed, or 
vended, any Book, Pamphlet, Plav, or other compo^ 
fkion in profe or verfe, on pain of having them burnt 
by the hands of the common hangman. And any li* 
ving perfon or perfons aiding, abetting, or affifting per«> 
fons fo really and afluaHy dead, in writing, printings 
pubHfhingf importing, or vending fuch compofitionst, 
Ihall for everv offenc^ forfeit twenty Marks, to bs paid 
into the hantfs ai th«^ Prefident of the Society of <3rub- 
flrcet, or his deputy or deputies, to be by him, or 
them, employed and expended, to and for the fole uie, 
behoof, emolument, and benefit of that Society. 
- And whereas feveral perfons have a^umed unto 
0^3 ithem* 

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X74 MEMOIRS ff'$bi Society K<^gj, 

thcmicNes a power of affixing the ntmes of decMlid 
p rfons to tneir own works, ki order to* raife t)ie 
price thereof ; be it enafted, tint if any per^R ^aK be 
hereof 4uly convifted, accordKng to Law, ke or fti 
Ihall faffer the punifhrnent inflidled'OR perToins conviA- 
ed of forgery, and iha}l be held, accounted, aad'deeflk* 
cd guilty of forgery to all intents and pnrpofea. 

Provided, nothing herein contained, ihall be conHru* 
ed to prejudice L. T— d, E^; or the heirs *of hfj 
body, lawfully begotten, in uy Tigh* or tidfe, wWch 
lie, o^ they, may have, or fHetond to have, oS skiing 
the name of William &HAK&sFBAftE, i^iat Shai^e- 
9PBAR, toaty Book» Pamphlet, P)ay» or PQem» here- 
after to be by him, or them, or any other p^cn for 
km, or them« wiitten, niade, ord^vifed. 

And whereas there hath been of kte ^vi un]aw|bl 
jf.-aAice carried on of ftealiog from perfons dead, po- 
cms and ^verfe^. or parts, pieces, and parcels of Books, 
Pamphlets, Plays, and other compoiitions, without any 
authority for fo doing ; which pra^ice is not only of 
great and m^niieA detriment -and prejadice' to the ch^? 
taftcr of the perfoiis^ from whom luch works are ilo)cu, 
jbut alfo helps to fiU thefe Kingdoms with' ufelefs, loofe, 
idle, and diforderly Books, Pamphlets,. Plays^ and o(k(jf 
cbmpofilipi^, and. ;^ of great tvrdy 

rogues And beggars ; and the ];t»i^I(i 

%y. Any bW Bqw in force : U , tosl 

if any perf^n i^iW be hereof c ^U hf 

^onvifted^pf felony, a^db^< iB.ija- 

tonts zAd purpoies, and (hall i per- 

Hosa convi^ed of (le«]ing Is }^tG)r 

mncc of an Aft lately made for tJwt pi^pofe. 

Provided ncveithckfs, nothing ini this^'cl^ufe ft^ bf 
«QnArtt<d, or deemed to ext^n^ to Q^^,,,^.^. C- 

SL(qi orjiny other Poet La»^reaiO (qx ttf^^ime being, Jof 
to any governor, manager, or,.d^c^ar.ojf any TMa^re 
jwithin the bills of mortality ; ^r tp. Jr - . . H ,,i ' f 
Ibladfir of arts,, and R^xor gcn^Ml \i^ Qhx^-iD^xJfAU 

,V»itc£«i fiafiop$4: hi- thi Petition fi^ fetth^ u% BU 
WiLLiAM^s Statue in Chj^gpfide, 

Sorocgood Whigs Ute deiggnW l«iai\ Aft mrrilf|W)ur 
IkkkK up a. ftatucof Ki^g William the Glorious ; 


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An Eqoeft'rian ftatoe, that this Heroe might ride, 
W6ci< the Coodttjtt Qirce'ffarirt^t^ vtOtu^f^U^.-i 
^ tf ff«wr«/«f CoixMiKm*^ o »i iipo i' d in»ft>of siigotHy, ^ 
Wetf addrcft with Betition^ hue rejea©iit Qddly : 
Fof above tbwc t« cme qT theS CItfe bAing muft/, 
^Nought but N 0*8 rp«/i he beard from their voices Jo rufff. 

No reaibii wat gifen 2 but I Ve hcwd: o€ a ^oty-t 
Which united perhaps votes of Whig and of Tory lo 

An oM lame Faaatie by ^a k\es^ had beta toU ' * ^ 
Of a weH rnxMiutied ftattio, a eenVortk to be fold ; * 
That was ma4c for King )a*[18> and waft coHoqi^' 

wrought. ^^ 

Ob wUch rofe in kk fadad^ this iag«nlbus ikougbt. 

* Tw fine ft^tte, criis K*, i^aiigpodf aaa iieiy Mie: r c 

* All our Friends will, fubfcribe for'i^ 9^\£ \vr^€% fcuc 
.' ^ one.:- T •":' .1 ^ . ■> f., j . . '- 

* To imitate the a6^ which Qxi^ Fathers ha»v^ ^ioRisi 

* We'll cut off in ifigi^^h^ h^ qS IJie %A ; 
^ A di^ martytdom thi^ will relepiblt the wet : 

'* On the (h9trf<ier« the hfad pfpO^r f^avi^ta-w^'lfStt,, 20> 

* Thus we wfctt fli*ft deceive t^otk q\^ FiA^s^ jyii ^^r 

• Foca, : .•■■■.,;..,■: . - 

* Thefe wfiUfaagh a| th^B^cfl^ whije thofifi'Wwp^e 

MhcNoit.' Mr W4*xwfl. 

»nt formerfy »pafifli prieft in^tiie di#«rd5^or Oh»lont.> 
^tcrwardsa; Catthoftm m<»k, an<> liftly pan^b pri^ 
« vntry le Bruit, Went a^way femt^ time ago with> Ma^ 
•cmoifelle de S. Quen, a yoortg ta^ of diftiiiatori, W 
Nunm the ioyrf abb^of S. Jamee? afld* we haw 
Mce heard, thafrth^ ^i%aifcd themfelvea, Mt rtxit^ 
J«%»Wv ©A^i,y 9^i*RAMT^TlU j9v<^^^aM ti^e^maf 
^eonverteJ, imd'H^M V^leus Presby^ri*^ 

They ^ritc |»oio: CWw^ th^t ^h^^^ W htti» 
lound upon a tree i« the vi^e^f . Changy, ih^ vitriL 
AW* yw^ W<»*^ 9iKM^ 1 8: yt%r* of ^e^ ^ ^ 
nothing bu^lt^ves of tree^aadn^ivfl^ S^ mns 4^ 
'^ »*al|tr«b a^cHrobw. \\\i% ^ cat. ©aiMt Cou- 

lti7'"~r:7^^^v^ ^^'^^",?. -^'"^ ^entioned^t^ U mi 
'^iid, 41 f^% 4;»^ <^ fmiiih Jlijt#^ ^t. M 

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N*^ p8. Thursday, November i^ 

^JT^'H E firft Pkcc k a Lifter coutaiiiing &mc Rc- 
f-i marks upon ieveral tautological and non&iifical 
^preffiona in ne Fret^riton of N^v* 4* 

The Mo^ehn Po£T0^ -m Satire inklkJiQU u th lo^i 
7 Satire cfHonACE, Book /i^ JL iy, 4 young Qef^tle- 
jnan «e^ £aihbri^c » 

That Bays to Fairce^ Sir, turns his Tm^ftraio, 
Andeafy Congrcve imitates in vain ; 
That nonfenfe oft he virrites, then fays *tis new s 
Muft fure be own*d by his admiring Few. 
Fbr what fond- Patrow can his Cafar praife, S 

•His Netii years OiiS approve^ or Fajtrkl lay* ? 
But witii his faults, fome praifes he muft (hate, ' 
When the gay TWr^/ycharms-thitiift'jsing Fair. : 
That he's incomparable, yet muft we own, 
Biecaufe he chancM to pleafc the fickle Town ? lO 
Then fidling Johnson might feme merit cbidi, 
^Aad Hane^mtm$a wftX him in fame. 

'Tis not enough, to gi^n a? wiW appUufe 
/Whencro^dedTh4bltre3efpou^eyou^^e : 
'TisjnotenoMghfc ta make an auaien(;e:fmUf ;: r . ij 
,But write a ftrong, corre£l> yet eafy dile. 
No balmy ilambers fhould attend a fear ; 
,Norduil Defcripdons load the f^earied ear. 

^ V, t\ &c. 'Nmpi incmpofittt dipcVfedi curnre verft^' 
Lkciit. ^is tarn LucHtfautdt inept'e eft^ 
"Vt norrhtt fattatur f At idem, quod f ale midto' "'' 
Prhem dlfrituit, ehartd laudatur eadeiH: • ' ^ ^ 
^Ntc tMmenhoc tribuens^ dederi^ poq)ir(4tfihrai nail fie 
'>£i Mert mifmsiut fulcbra poemata, miter. 
- V. 13, &c. Erff9 Hon fatii eft rifu didncete riBum ^ 

£^ hrevitati opus^ ut eurrat fenumia, neufe 
Jif^tdJ^tivtrbii la£}^ mteranUbut aureu S&t' 

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No 9$. ofGRUR^^TRMKr, lyis'^. i27 

But aim to fojir in SHAKBiPfiAR's lofty ftraio J- 
Or Nature draw io: Johnson's merry vein : 20 

To Field I MO names unknown to him tiavc^dmie 

Thc&mcof Hukathrifi, and brave Tm thumb. 

The brave 79m Thumb docs all his thoughts engage 
See! wfth wTiatnobre port^ vi^hat trag'^ — "- 
His Lilliputfan Hero treads the rtaget 


How nice the judgement, and the toil how great. 
To make our nervousi language (oft and fiveet!' ' 
From Waller atid'from Dryden phi-afes cJtofe,' 
To fmootl the rougbnefa of your Higldand Mufe* 
Thus the skilfd Ta^cr, to the hardier ftale,. ja 

To pJbafc the palate,, adds the milder ?te. 

While Bats makes Calnr^i namr fWl more abborr*dj 
gj4 murders Cafar worfe t^an Bnituf fword i 
WBflc Zophonisha dies by freedoni iir*i ' 

And mild Timokon. rants^like W-77 inf^ir'd T 3| 

While Qxfird jokes are, hiTs-^i' m Drury^lane^' '' \ 

My Mufe can't well forbear the . fneering, ftraiti. . ' 
-See Ti BB A L© leaves the Lawyers gainful tram. 
To wrack with^ poetry his tortur'd brain : 
^f'd, or ixQt ^£\ to writ(5 rero!vc3 with, rage, , 40 
Aod conftaut pbtres^cr SpAi^E^PEAR'^s.facred' page. , * 
■*Then' Karting^cries — jD^Qipething. wUJ be thoxight : 
iavyrite — thwiT^boldly fwears V^s ShakesP£ai{ 
wrote, ' *. . " ' 

Strange \ he. in Po^tcy no forgjrry/ears, 
A nat kaow* fo well in Law he*d. lofe his ears. 4^ 

V. 19, &c. IIU^ firipna quibui Cm»dia}pi^fiiiifms tfti^ 
^cftabant^ hot^an^imltanM: ^tl^^ n^He^ fwhbtr j ' 
iiermogenes mifuam legit ^ ntque fimim ifte^ ^. : ' i \ 
^ilpraltrX:alvum^,^di&u;€an^ar^'C(Ptuii&m: .t I 

V. 26, Set, Armagnimfeeitl ^dvirbisQ^a^LS- 

W^uii. O feri ftudiorum ! qutne putetts ' ' 
^ifficiie ^ mirumy^ Rb^dh pioi PiibaltmJi 
^ontigit f At fermo lingua conctmus mraq^ue ' 
^uavtor^ Ut Chi^ ndlAft tammifla Fate rnt eji. 
V. 3£, &c. Turgid ui 4lplnm X^^gujat dum M^mnon^ 
dumque , , " 

P^fifigit Rbeni luttum caput; %a( ego ludi. ' 


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f Let fucli at SVvipt with ftupid folly rail. 
Who dull CQXk read anmovM his comic ule : 
All that have taflc will deep attention lend 
To that which Carterei* and which Po?£ comrtcnd*. 

Yet with unftudied hunoour Gav fhill pleafc, 5<1 
Who on the barrcn*ft fubicft wriici with cafe. 
The Theatre his juftappfaufes rings,. 
When fenfe mih manly voice his miciheath firigs. 
ThenSENEsiNO warble* but in valto 5 
And foft CwT'ZoNA yields to PoLlyI flrain. ^^ 

Hii Jrt of Walkings wrote in humorous vcrfe, 
Whilft to themfelves the tawyert Clerks rehearfe^ 
P)e;js'd| they no longer cuife the dirty fireet^ 
Forget their weaiy Heps, afid aching feet. 

Good-natur'd YouN'c, well learned and well'bred|6^ 
Studies to lay prevailing foUy^ deadi 
How gently he the wcll-turn'd Satire deals ! ^ 

Smiles while he Urikes^ and v\fhile he wounds he.Iieal^ 

M " too will Satires Write, tho' nT)thing-mean," 

But oh each finger mtafutes out his'fplcenr 6$. 

Sounds eY*ry fylUble, each word he chilfneB; 
AVid tortures his dull braiif^s for uncouth rimer.' 

Southern alone can raife duf anxious care; 
Charm in full Theatres' the BHtifK' Fair, 
Swell the deep figh, and dtaw the falling t^ar; ycf' 

Bat who like PopIe the pow'r of numbers knows? 
Now in loofe, eafy couplets fweet he flows. 
If lawns or fhadowy woods he makes his theme, 
Or if he paint the filent Thames^ ft ream }• - 
Your fenfes allare rayifhM with delight,. 75 

And every objedl pJacM before your fight. 
But if he makes the bluil^ring north- wiiid roar, 
Oi rolling fnrges laih thetounding (horer , 

V. JO, &c. Jirguta mtntrUi.po^es, Dav9qu$ Ctfif 

Ehdenie fenem^ comis garrire liheihi^ 
Vnus vivorum^ Tundanu 

V. 71, &:c. — MoUe atque facetum 

Tirgiiio annuirunt gaudfntii rure Cumcen^t-^ 
Hoc eratt escfirto frttftra Varrant Atacino^ 




No 9$, ofG RUBrSTR EES^ 1 73 ' • ; 79 

The ftroQg dcfcription with fuch art is wrought. 
With dread you^ll read, and (hiidder at the thought. So 
Nor fhall I daf e (fo well deferv'd his fame) 
To cad the leaft refle(^Ion on his name. 

BaVs dill writes on, and cries He'll mind no roles { 
The Ancients blockheads vfcte, the Moderns fooli : , 
Then names all chofe that once the laarel wore, j{^ 
And fwears that none deferv'd it well before. 
I don*t deny but his great genius raay 
Withm fir fortnights blunder out a Play j 
Bat if ini^s.he wiiolly founds his fame. 
His rivals foon may boall an e^ual cjaim: 90 

Each fing-fong writer versM in Crambo's lawi, - 
MmuSf Qrtftes .might ezpe£l applaufe; 
With pride each author might his works furvey. 
And boaft his embrio off-fpring of a day; 

Would you write wel^ each flowing thought refine r 
Gwcful omerve each word, as well as line : [9 J 

Your foltd Judgment ne>r with trifles cheat, 
Topleafc <he iga'rant mob, or vulgar Great: 
Nor e'er, t' adorn the tricks of Harlifuin^ 
Htroic fing the Rape of Pro/erfiite, 160 

When PoRTt R heard, that Stars and Garters dy*d ^ 
For dancing §allee, fhe with fmile reply'd, 
Let her the Foplings charm ; 'tis excellence 
Enough for me, to plcafe the men of fenfe. 

TiBBALD or Bays may ne'er a fmile beftow, 165 l 
But cry the verfe is bad, the fatire low ; 
Dennis may (harl, and give the poets laws, 
(Who for a treat would grumble out applaufe) I 
Or buskin'd Fi eld i no cry my verfes down. 
And fwcar thjit none but he can pleafe the Town, no 

^t^ue quibufJam aliis, melius quod fcribere pojjem^ 
Inventor e miner: neque ego itii detrahere aufim^ 
Hmrentem eapiti ^ulta cum laude coronam, 

V. 95 J &c. Ste^eftilumvert^f^ Uerum quee digna legi 
SMptttruj ; neque^.te ut miretur hirha, Mores ^ \^fint 
Contentus paueis leSieribus. An tka demens 
f^iiiius in ludis diSiari earmmA mnlis P ^ 

V. 101, &c ^on ego : numjatis eftequitm mibipl^u^ 
dere :p audetpc^ ^ 

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i86 MEMOm^ of the Smtty No 98. 

TkU (harUng tribe wouM ne'er my anger mofe, 
ShouM Swi FT, pr Arbuthnot, or Younc appiovc: 
Shou'd Pope, to whom Til dedicate mjr lays, 
SJiou'il be bet fmlk-^- rd count their cfpfiircpraifc. 

Contimtis #fi«, ixphfa ArhffcaU ditdt. 
Men* movnrt, thnex Fantiiius ; m tnuitt^ §md 
Viliicet abftnttm l>emttriMs t fimi q^i iiiptm 
Fannius Hermogenh Ist^Mt conviva Tige/is / 
? V. 1 1 1 , &c. PUtifts,^ V^ius, Mitcinafp FtrgiUuffHt 

Vaigius^ fcf fribet bac OS-wiui ^imus^ at^ 

> Fm{cus ; 4cc. . 

» From the Pegasus «r<yRui-tTRirr, fFedx. Ncff* J?- 

Mr. Bavius, 

'p T "B £<} leive to offer to your oNifidenitioo aneoiffB- 

J[ dation on the old Song called Cbn»f Cbaa.^-^ 
When the widows are deisrtbed bewailmg th^ deoia- 
fcd husbands, •irisiaid 

J < They kifs'd them dead t thoufand timetf 

' * When tkcy were clad in eloj^ 

> If we interpret dad in clay^ literally and truly, it muft 
■^ fignifie buried} which would be nonfenfe* SooJC 

^ perhaps will fay, it only fignifics //^^; that will njake 

it lautology : ^hey kiji'd ibem dead, wben tbej «^^ 
dead. Bciide?, a man may be more properly faid 
to be clad in day ^ when he is alive, 4han when he is 
dead i for:when he is dead^ he is altogitber clay, aud 
not properly clad in clay. '^-^ I do notquefljoo butyou 
vali ;a£m with me, that the author wrote 

• When they wve (old as clay. * 

The northern way of ptoneuncing, eold^ it, eald^ whidi 
is nearer the Sason ciAldv and, perbajM, the MS. VMfth^ 
be fo vrrittes, and then a miftake might be eafily ma^e 
by a fouth^ra printer. This leading it veif ^gsoibk 
^ to the whole {mi&^. 

f * Next day did many widows come, 

• Their husbands to bewail i 
*► • They wafh*d their wounds infcrinifll tcan^ 

*• * But all would not prevail. 

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* Their bodks bathM in purple blood 

* They- bore with them away ; 

' They kifsM them dead a thoaflind timeS^ 

* When they were es/d af clay.* 

In the lail place, I obferve thii readkig-^coiiveys a Sdt 
idea of the warm affeflions of the wives, who fo )o<; 
vingly embraced and j^^!f^ their liiitbJkBdfli^- 

* When thcy^ere /^A/^x clay,* 

I am. Sir, your moft humble tervtxnt^ 

Verses, m^tponed by tht fiUj 9f perfons in hiring 
horfes in^be Lottery at a moft extravagant rate. 

If for pleafure you'd ride» in Moorfields a horfe hire t 
There madmen your frealc, thro* the grates, will admire* 
If for profit vott'd ride, ne'er Hand fliill I, Ihall I; 
Bar borrow lome coin, and away to Change- allej« 
There rich men, and beggars, not lame, but all blin^ 
With legal pickpockets affembled you'll find. 
At ten times its value, for one day, hire a tit j 
When your pockets are empty, the lighter you'll fit : 
tiive to Fortune the reins, and (pur on to Guildhall* 
Where if both jades conlpire to throw you a faU ; 
AsyouVc rode this firft journey without fear or wit, 
Kidc one more, but with halter, not with Lottery \M 

M. Masvius. 

N® P5?. Thursday, tlffvemhr is* 

'Y^ HE firfl Piece'"-!^ part of a Littir from Mr. 
X Maev I us, in defence of that to Mr. Wa lsino*^ 
Bam in the 97th ^^«r/w/, and k anfwer to the Free 
^ritdn, ^o 1-03. 

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Frm tbi Pegasus in Grub-street^ Widn. Nov* 24. 

TH E firft Piece is a Letter concerning the extra- 
ordinary condua of Mr. J s, late a Dif- 
ie&tmg Teacher at Nayland in Suffolk. 

A Receipt to make mm EpigraHi. 
A pleafing fuhjea firft with care provide. 
You* matter muft by Nature be fuf^y'd 5 
Ncfvous yourdiiaion, beydur meafurclong. 
Nor fear your vcHc too ftift if fcnfe be ftrong 5 
In proper places propcrnumbcrsufc. 5 

And now the qidcker, now the flower choofe; 
Too foon Uie Daftyl the performance ends ; 
But the flow Spondee coming thoughts fufpcnds. 
Yourlaft attention on the fting beftow, 1 

To that your good or iU fucccfs you*ll owe ; 10 > 
For Uicre not wit alone muft fliinc, but humour flow. ) 
If youM receive applanfc, or fumifli joy, 
Your all-collefted ftrcngth on that employ : 
Tbefe Rules obferv'd, your EpigraiiTs complcatcd. 
And Cure to plcafe, altho' ten times repeated, 15 

HOMERUS Bentleii aS igne jervatus. 
Cum Bentleii cflem critico laniandus ab unguc, - 

Arccre exitium flamnia benigna parat. 
Invidct hcu !' noftris rebus Fortnna fccundis 5 

Et quas ipia dcdit /pes vetot eflfc ratas. 
Clemcnti cripior, qui me fcrvaverat, igni : 
* Me nunc Milton i fors mileranda manet. 

Imitate* in'&VLf^\^, and printed in^ the looth Journal.. 
Juft ready to be torn by Critics paws. 

Mild flames had fav'd me from fierce B' y's claws: 

But fnatch'd from thofc by hands feverely kind, 
ToM4LT0N*sdifmalfatcrm nowconfign'd. 

Another Imitation, printedin the loift Journal. 

While o'er^my page dogmatic B y ftandl, 

!%€ fiamc prepares to ihatch me from hii hands : 

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Noioo.ofGRUB'STREE't, 1731. i8| 

But Foitune envious, when flic few my joys. 
In one fad moment all my hopes deftroys : 
From the kind purpoie of the fire Vm torn. 
And to the wretched lot of MitTON borne. 

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N^ loo* Thursday, December a. 

TH E firft Piece is the remaining part of Mr. 
Mabvius's Letter in defence of That to Mn 
Wals INGHAM in the 97th Journal^ and in anfwcr to 
the Free Briton^ N^ 103. 

/^Ffff/f the Pegasus itt Grui-strekt, JTedfi. Dec, 1. 

TH E firft Piece is a fcurrilous Letter from Catho- 
Licus, very probably a Diflen ting Teacher, abu* 
iSng the Clergy of the Church of England in general, 
and particularly the fuppofed author of the Letter 

concerning Mr. J s in the preceding Paper, and 

■ the fuppofed Editor of the Grub-fir eet Journal. 

Epigram ^teafioned by feeing fome fi^eets of Dr. Bbnt« 
isZYh Edition of Milton's Paradife loft. 

Did Milton's profe, O Charles, thy death defend?- 
A fttrious foe unconfcious proves a friend. ' 

On MiLToi9*svcrledpcsBBNTLEY comment? —Know 
- A weak, officious friend becomes a foe. 
While he but fought his Author's fame to further. 
The murd'rous Critic has aveng'd thy murder. 

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'N^ 1 01. Thursday^ Decetnier ^. 

/ fall M laugiing, or I fall ajtap. 

Art of Politicks. ^ , 

To Mr. B ATI vs. Stcretaiy to the Society of Grul>- 

SI N C E Convcrfatlon ia every where chiefly car- 
ried on for the £ake either of aiveriioii» or inttm^- 
ion ; whoever hath the happy talent of contributing at 
opce to both thefe ends,, hath obtained the true art of 
pleaiing in Converiation. Wife and learned men of all 
ages and nations have frequently made ufe of adiverdng 
tale to convey moral in(lru6Uon, and thereby neyer 
Isiled to gain the applaufe and admiration of an^eo{>le« 
Now, Sir, as the vulgar ignorant, as well as the more 
fefined thinking part of mankind, are naturally ambid* 
ou9 of imitating what they admire, it is no wonder 
dut Storv-telling is become fo general a mode : but it 
is femewkat ftrange, tiiat fo very few hit ^pon the true 
cngagmganddeli^tfu] method of entertaining an an- 
^iioKe in the way, .whiehLiacapable of being made the 
mc^ agreeable part of ConverutioB. 

The ^lifications which form a good Story-teller, 
according to the InttUigijitir^ are * good fenfe, txue 
' humour, a clear head, a ready command of language^ 
* and a variety of proper gefture.* It is Jiot only 
very feldom, that we meet with all thefe accompliih- 
ments in one perfon, but we often have the misfortune 
^ hear ftory- tellers without any of them : and, what 
' is a very nielancholy reflections thefe pretenders will 
not be brought to know, that nothing betrays their 
want of parts {o much, as an unsktlfulnefs in this art^ 
whenever they are fo weak^as to.endeavour to ihine in 


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it. I thiok. Sir, you wiRdderve weU of the publicir^ 
if you can propagate this truth ; and many hundreds of 
^e good people of Great Britam will be obliged to you 
for your pains in this matter : for upon a very fair caf- 
culatlon It appears^ that of two thouiand profelTed Sto* 
ly-tellersy there are but four and twenty that are in an/ 

wife qualified. It is a moft grievous thing, that 

we can have no redrefs by Law for the barbarous treat- 
ment our ears and underibndings receive from thefe 
empty pretenders ; who, without any regard to per- 
£>n8y or place, and with^the mod exalted afTurance, 
aflault bur fenles, and diflurb our peace. I heartily wilh 
§omQ condign punifhment was appointed to reftrain 
men from thefe inhuman liberties : but as I do not ex- 
pe£l that will foon be, for fome reafons not propei" to 
be here named, I beg your patience whilil I point out 
fome few of the innumerable errors and failings among 

The Inteiligencer hath divided thefe Gentlemen into 
ieveral ClaiTeSy one of which he ftiles the Infipii or 
Soporifick ; very juflly, as the members of it diffufe the 
vtrj quinteiTence of Opium among their hearers. , I 
have known feveral peopIe,^ who were troubled with i 
Furor Poeticus^ and other forts of deliriums, thrown 
iuto a found ileep in fifteen minutes ; and a Captain- of 
a man of war, who had borne the roaring of cannons 
in feveral engagements, with a iingular intrepidity* 
fairly ftunned with a broadfide of the empty founds of 
expletives and digreifions. 

It is very Grange to obferve, what an extravagant^ 
fuperfluous expence of words the people of ^\z nation 
ace generally at, for the (ake of lengthening of dories* 
and ihortenmg of time ; and for the trying of their own 
breath, and other people's patience : and it Is equally 
afionifliing, to hear a nun play off words inceffantly 
for ten minutes and more, without the lead appearance 
of a meaning : and yet this is not more ftrange than 
true;, I believe I need not fellr contradidion. — ^ The; 
ears of many of hb Majefty's well-difpofcd fnbjedls, t 
dare fay, will tingle at the very remembrance of ex- 
amples. For mv own part, I always tremble, when I 
ten a ftory beginning with a What fu think f -— 
. R 3 -T/f 

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PH tili you wbMty^-^%fi^ (ock like nfelefs txoriiums. 
Tfaeie are certain mdicaHoiu of a verjr empty head, 
and a very filly fequel -abounding with — And fis^-^ 
Andtheifi'-'And upon tbat\ — As i faU htfirt-^AuiJ^ 
to make Jbort rfmjftory ; wkh many other foporiferous 
unmeaning expletives. There are fome of the Infipidi^ 
who, being a venr merry fet of empty animab, inftead 
of uling thefe artKolate expletives, fupply the place of 
fenfe with Abderian laughter ^ petforming at once the 
equally difagreeable parts of tronblefome, impertinent 
orators, and noHy auditorsy beftowing upon diemlclvet 
the applattfe which their infesfible hetrers omk giving 
them. If Pemoceitus was alive intheieour tinre- 
fte6^ing days* I dare fav, he would be out of counte* 
nance wiUi hb {rf^ofoimy, after a few evenmgs eonver- 
fltion with his modern difciples. The violent and un* 
accountable ernptions of thefe alert Gentlemen gene- 
rally raife our expeQadoni fo much, that their ftoriet 
tauft be, what thev feldoin are, very diverting indeed^ 
If r they gain a fmile ftt>m any one, except therekters: 
m^ in thisonjy cafe do I conceive Hokacb's maxim 
» hold good, 

Ut ridentlbus anident, UafientUus Adfunt 
Hummii vultut. 

Another- dSvifion of this Clals feem to think thenv 
felves guilt V of a heinous crime, if they omit rne fyl« 
hble that oelongs to the tranfaAion with which they 
are entertaining us. The flrain {)ieie Story-telters ge- 
Hf rally, nm in is — S^ fays /, Tw J^ — Says be. It is mf. 
'-^Says I again ^ It is^^ Says be. Twit iye'Says /, Tm 
lye, ^c. fcfr. err. &rr. 

As difagreeable as this fUle is, I think there is another^ 
peculiar to the fraternity, which equals it; occa^oned 
by a bad n^emorv, either natural or acquired- They* 
who are naturally forgetful ought neverthekfs to re- 
member, that they are no more qualified for ftory-tellb^ 
than they are for lying, fiut if a defire to be taken 
notice of, will^ contrary to reafonj. Induce them tOr 
utter relations whidi they have almoft forgotten ; let 
spe beg of them never to Hrive at being exad, either 
in the names: of peribns, or places, or dates of time. 
|i was lately with a Qentteman, a^nnhappy in his me« 


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mory, ts in the ttch for ftory-teWing : he amougft other 
tilings infonned me, that~Afr.~-wi&<rf tPyi call him, 
bt that MArrifd Mr. — TbhigunCs dau^er-^tobj f pa 
knew bis name t&eii enough — / have feen you in bh com^ 
fany more than twenty times^PiJbf why, I can think 
of his name readily enough fometimes : but I have tha 
moft treacherous memory of any mortal ^c. Thus my 
friend went on, plaguing both himfclf, and me, half 
an hour, in recolleftihg Mr. what d*p eall him^s, and 
Mr. ningttm's true names t which at the ciid proved 
to be of no nfe to the ftorf. I do not know a better 
remedy for this misfortune, than may be fbnnd in the 
Mmoria Teebnica of our very learned country-man Dr. 
GrCt ; to which I referr aH perfons having naturally 

bad memories. But a^ feme become nufances to 

company, by having acquired bad memories throu^ 
heedleflhefs and inattention ; I ^ropofe they fhould re* 
peat every ftory, which they intend to relate, three 
times together by themfelves, without a blunder, be- 
fore they prefume to oftr it to any company. 

In the foporifck or infifiJ Clafs there is a great pirty 
of Atheiftical immoral creatures; who lengthen their 
relations with the fafliionable Dam-me^s^ Rat-me^s^ ifc. 
I am forry to fay, no expletives are more frequent i 
and I believe, that moft people will agree, that they are 
rile moft arrogant, impertinent, and empty, as well as 
nrofane ornaments, that ever appear in converfatlon* 
Thofe which I have before mentioned, indeed, are dif- 
agreeable enough, always producing dullnefs, and fre- 
quently a lethargy : but thefe laft are (hocking and terri- 
ble, deftruflive of good manners and religion ; and in 
ihort, arc the utter ruin of laudable focietv, I think 
no more needs to be faid, with regard to itit foporificje 
ht/itid expletives in ftorles. • 

But before I conclude, I would take notice of fonie 
flcmes, properly termed expletives in converfation, 
that are delpifed and abhorred by all wife men : the 
ftoritslmeany are the dull relations of as dull lives as 
ftmcr were fpent, which proceed from the mouths of the 
heroes thcmfclves. This Egotifm is very frequently 
met with amongft travellers ; and begging your pardon, 
Mr^BAVU/Sy more frequently amongft the illuftrioua^. 


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members of yoor^odety, who ;ire indeed the perfoas 
generally pointed at throaghout thb Letter. Your fair 
and unprejudiced dealings towards aU men, the rebukes 
jwd chaflifemenu given to your own fraternity, induce 
me to believe, that you will acknowledge this obferva- 
tion to be juft ; and that you wiH own it to be an into- 
lerable grievance to be obliged to hear an empty fiBllow 
bawl out a long feries of nonfence, without our recei- 
ving the lead improvement or diverfion from his ha- 
rangues I to be acquainted againft our wills with aU hh 
iniipid dull tranfaaions, not fit for the evening amufe- 
ments of nurfesand children : and when deep has (bme- 
times kindly relieved our ears, as well as eyes, to be 
awakened with an Obfervgy — Tfyt mind f ^c or per- 
haps, with a lufty jog from an elbow. As for this kft 
method of rowzing, I am informed by a very good 
Lawyer, that it is a breach of his Majefty's peace, and 
the laws of this realm ; and I am refolved, and do 
hereby give notice, that the very next time I am aC- 

' faultea in this way, to bring an a£iion againft the per* 
Ton, who ufes his elbows in this oftenfive manner. But, 
I hope. Sir, you will fave me this trouble, by ifluing 
out fome neceflary orders fromjhe Pegafus,-for the 
good abearing of your own Society, and for the entire 

lupprcffion of the joggers, of whatfoever ftate and de- 
gree they are, and thereby you will \txy much oblige, 
Dec. i> 1731. SIR, 

Your very humble fcrvant, A. H. 

Then follows a Litfirfigntd Puit-BiLSTdKB, con- 
taining fome Remarks upoa ji fem MemorUb of tbt 
Lifi^ and fome Ohfervations on fbi Writings of T. 
'S.LhK\i^ of EJmund'HalL 

From tie Pegasus in Gr.ub-strbet, Widn, Dec. 8. 

E p I c R am: 

Says W D to C ke, o'er a glafs of good afe^ 

(The liquor they drink, when they want to r^ale,) 
How long have we battered our brains with the hope 
To raifc our own bme.. and to pull down the Pope ? 

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Hoioi, of GRUB-S'rREE% 1731. 189 

Yet he, as the Roman the Church of Rome gnides^ 
SdR chief o*cr l^e batxi of the Mnie^ prefides: t 
In vain to the world our * Epifties we fend. 
For the more we condemn, the more they commend. 

. True, cry s the Tranilatorof H- i,^ What then. 

With a hickop, iays t*6ther, lhan*t I print agen ? 
Says C— JCE« who, *tls faid, has moft wit of the two^ 
Dear Brother, 1 this would advife you to do ; 
Since kr vain youVe attack*d with fatirical lays» 
i*d have you refolve to aHault him with praife. 
With a luckap again, and a horrid grim look, 
Frioidf none of your jokes, iays W ■ d to C— ki» 


This is Followed by £ighte6i rcmaikaUe In^nces 
if Hyp 0r4$9ri4l Fttffs. 

« Written by W>^-^mm^i tnd G*- ^ftf| and puUifccd 
ly Jf ■ ■■ I #1 

N« l*2. 

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ipo MEMOIRS of . tbi Society No 102. 

N^ ICO. Thursday, Dectmhr 16. 

FRAGUENTof a Satire in the third Voltune of Swift'i 
and PoP£^8 Miftilianiest ioferted fince with akerati- 
on$ in the Eptftie to i>r. Arbuthnot, m Mr.PoPi'i 
fForh, Vol. II. 

T F meagre G i l don draws bis vinal fwV/, 
•* / wifl) the man a dinner and Jit fl ill. 
Jf dreadful D— a raves in furittis fret^ ' 

rll anfwer'D s tcihen lam in debt, 

*TiJ hunger t and not malice^ makes them print ; J 

jind who'll wage war with Bedlam, or the Mint ? 

Should fome more fiber Critics come abroad : 
If wrong, Ifmilei if rights I kifs the rod. 
Pains, reading^ Jtudy, are their juft pretence % 
And all they want is fpiri^, tajte, and fenfe. to 

Commas and points they fet exaSlj right ; 
And ^twere a fin to rob them of their mite, 
I» future nges how their fame willfpread^ 
For routing triplets, and reftoring ed ! 
Yet ne^er one f prig of Laurel graced thofe Ribalds, I J 
From f anguine S%^ — dawn topidling T * « ■« , 
fTho thinks he reads, when he but feans, and fpells, 
AWord-eateher^ that Uves on fyliables. 

Tet e'en this Creature may fome notice claim. 
Wrapt roundy and fanilijied with Shakespear^s nami: 
Pretty^ in amber to ohjerve the forms [«• 

Of hairs, orftraws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms: 
7he TWng, we know, is neither rich^ nor rare. 
But wonder how the Devil it got there. 




No I02. ofGR UBS riJ £ £ r, 1 73 1 . 191 


F R A (3 M E N T, 

By a Gentleman of Wadham College in Oxford. 


mSermom pedeftri. Hor. 

VEnalem calamum ftringat 11 fors male paflur 
GiLDo; optans illi tandem pranderej quiefco. 
Jargia fi torques in me, furibunde Denisi, 
Solvendo cum ru>n fuero, tibi refpondebo. 
Hos malefuada fiimes, non liver fcribere cogit: j 

£t quia ad arma vocet miferos ? quis mentis egenos ? 

Sobria ii forfan Criticorum tarba laceiTat ; 
Qm male, follicitant rifus ; cum re^ius audent, 
Bedam fponte manus, patiarque minantia flagra. 
Ledio multaqutdem eft ollis, fludiamque, laborque; 10 
Spiricus acer abeil tantum, ingenlumque, falefquc. 
Commat4 I6gitima flatione, & punda repomxnc : 
Tantilla de dote feel us foret abripere hillum. 
Tempore vcnturo quantum illis fa ma vigcbit, 
i?^que reducendo, 8c tot ter male nata fugando ? 15 
Attamen hosnuUo Balatrones auxic honore 
CynthiuSy« aut minima diftinxit tempora lauro. 
Ventoiiquamvis repetensaftirpe Sebblli 
TiBBALDUM adnumeres, vendentem villa icruta;. 
Q^i partes le£loris obit fe judice, tantum zm . 

Articulos dum partitur, digitofque pererrans, 
Verbornm aucupio nomen fibi quaerit inane. 

£t tamen hie aliquam fibi pofcat Homuncio famam, 
Magni fecurus Tragic! fahdtufque fub umbra. 
Soccina non aliter .prseftant viliffima rerum 25 

Jnterius cernenda, pilos, ftramenque» lutomque,: 
Xftaquideni vulgo ;' Quali tamen arte, rogamus 
Percoifi, magica tikli ftatione fruantur* 


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Jn others angry ? / txcufe tbim t§o : 2 J 

Well may fbey rage ; / gave them but theit due. 
Each man*s true merit Uis n$t hard to find : 
But eaeh mans fecret flandard in bis mind, 
That cafting weight pride adds to emptinefs ; 
ms who (an gratify P For taho can guefs f jO 

^he wretch whom pilfered Paftorais renown, 
9Vbo turns a Pcrfian Talc for half a crown^ 
Juft writes to make bis barrennefs appear y 
Andjlrainsj from hard bound trains^ fix lines a year i 
In fenfe ftiU wanting^ tho* he lives on theft, 35 

Steals much, ffends little^ yet has nothing left. 

* Jo N, who now to fenfe y now nonfenfe leanings 

Means not, but blunders round about a meaning i 

And he^ whofe fuftiaiC s fo fublimely bad, 

f // is not poetry, but frofe run mad : 40 

Should \nodeft Satire bid all thefe trat^ate^ 

And own that nine fueh Poets make a T — ti ; 

How would they fume^ and ft amp, and roar, and chafe? 

How would theyfwear^ not Qo^o%.z\^i felf .was fafef 

Peace to aU fuch ! But were there one whofe fires 45 
Apollo kindled^ and fair Fame infpires j 
Bleft with each talent, and each art to pleafei • 
And born to write, converfe, and live with eafe. 

Should fuch a man, too fond to rule alone, ' 

Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne % 5^ » 
View him with fcornful, yet with fearful eyes, 
Aftd-bate for arts that caused himfelfto rife ; 

Damn with faint praije^ affent with civil leer^ 
And, without fneering, teach the reft tofneeri 

Wiping to wound y and yet afraid to ftrikei 5 J 

Juft bint a fault, and hofitate difiikei 


• Mtho? of the ViBim, and Cobkr of Prefton. 
f -Vcrfc of Dr. Bv. ^ ^ 

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Saccen&nt alii Venkindttlgebitorultro: 
In promptu cau& eft iranun ; jufUrependi. 30^ 

Prodive eft hominum virtutei nofcere veras : 
Exemplar vero arcana quod mente rep6ftum cft« 
Ponderis id capiti faftu& qaod prsebet inani, 
Haic quis grata ferat, qais enim novifTe poteftur ? 
Famofum celebrat quern npn foa ruftica Mu(a» 3 j 
Qai rerum interpres ii^lariim ob vik lucellum eft^ 

ty^fterile in^enium poflit fe prodere tantun 
S^bity Se enixus daro aftridoque cerebro 
paneic verfus vix anni totius orbe ; 
le adeo fenfa cafiui. qaum plurima furto 40 

iparet, infumit pauluniy tamen indiget ufque. 
'^JeHMtoMVfj qaandoque legens- confinia ientiby 
Stultitiae acclinis pleramque, & devius aequi. 
In metam intendit nanqoaniy quin cefpitet ufqae^ 
Ulqae per ambages raptas vertigine mentis. ^ 4 j 

It qui fublimes nugas mdatur, & ore '^ 

Praemmido tantum ampullasy & inania fufflat^ 
Ifte ialutatar vates? Sermone ligato 
Infanit, nunquam»Phoebaeo percitus aftro* 
Hot cpnferre manus (i quis velit agn\^e fafla, 50 
Atque novem tales modicum det poiTe poetam 
^uare ; ut rabie arderent, animifque frementes 
Optima quatque malae jurarent obvia linguae ! 

Tales jam valeant, nomenque obli^ condant. 
Sin foret ingenii prsftans, cui pe£lore pure $5 

Phcebus adeft» totoque inceifit numine mentem ; 
Cui Veneres morum obtingunt^ artefque placendi ; 
Scriptis qui facilis, vita concinnus, ab omni 
Compofitus parte, urbanus, convivaque comis ; 
Ambitione mala fervens diademata folus 60 

Affeftety neque fratemum ferat squus honorem ; 
Defpedans alios» animi tamen ipfe pudllus ; 
Propterea infcnfus, quod clareat alter, & artes 
Excolat, ipfe fuos per quas fit adeptus honores : 
Arobigua damnet laude, afTenfuque maligno, €^^ 

MoUequidem, attranfvcrsa teens 5 fronti licet jpfc 
Imperet immotus, nafo fufpendere adunco 
Cunda alios doceat, rifuque illudcre tcdo : -. 

Qaanquam animi defint, vulnus meditetur, Se optet; 
Innuat obfcure vitiom, parcenteque lingua 70 

Vol. 11. S Stringati 

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J/ih rijtrv^i to blm$^ or to tommeMd, 

Jiirn'roMS fH^ Mi itJubUims fritMdi 

Dnading ien fools^ h^fiMtttrm Ufiig^d, 

Jnd fo obliging that biniir obliged: fo 

Who^ if two mts on fw4 ihifnu eomofi^ 

jtpprovis of iMcb, Ifut likts tb$ w^rft th heft : 

£ah Cato givos his little Senate U^fs, 

Andfiu atttntivi to bis ow» afp/auft ; 

Wbile f^its and TmplM^s «^^> foMl^tlm raifi^ 6^ 

And mnior witb m foolifi> fw^f fr^iff. 

What pitj, beav'n t if Ju€b d man tbiubil 

Wbo would not wtef^ if A — ^^— n wfaJfo f 

The next Piece w an Altegorkal Account, faHe^ 
r^^efenting the rejefiion q£ thfi Petition about Kooig 
William's Statue^ and the, CoDtroverfy betwixt thr 
Qruh-ftrtit Journal and tru Briton occafioned thcce-. 
by ; under ^ho Cafe of an Eafi-India flfip^ publilhcd 
in the Daily Courant^ Dec* ii* oi\ which Cafe, fooie 
M/fnarh »re added, concluding with Tbe Cafe qfi tbi 
Baft' India Jbip truelj reprefenteL 

From tbe Pegasus />Grub-3Tr bit, Wedn. Dec. 15. 
MoH renowned, worthy, facetious, and learned Gentle* 
men, . 

HAVING lately ^perufcd Parfon Bowman's 
Fijitationbaran^ue^ which has echoM fo loud- 
ly through the nation, it raifcd my facetious rcfentment 
and rcfolution to anfwer it, as it deferv'd : and accor- 
dingly I had fram'd in my magotty noddle a Title-page 
for my defign'd work, and intended it as a plan and 
foundation for the fame. 

But mounting my palfrey (which, I fancy, has fome 
0/ the bfood of your Pegafus in him) in order to go 
and read the news at our next market-town, I found 
at the Coffce-houfe your Journal i wherein; to ray, 
very greati5rti«faftion and entertainment, I perceived 
that you had lo compleatly done the bufinefs, that I 
very readily and gladly laid afide my deiign, it being 
P» much better done to my hands. 


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Strfogat ; cenfbrft hoidifinie occnkas adaeque * 
HofUs fdrinidans iibi, IbfokioAts arnicas ; 
Vel Mtds metttebSfe pafrkfim irodiane feptui s 
Obfequli bi-g^b, iiihHo devmaibr ulli : 
Qui, dtio ii pu^)e cidmmitt^ ighyrh palms, ^> 

Orfa utriaf^jic pfobaw^ dtt'^rimlaf deteriori : 
Ut Cato, fie fttrvum ihoder ebr lege Scnatom, 
SAri^^tirque avidS pkiards bibai aure popeili ; 
Singala dum cmmifaiit eqmtefqtie togataqtie turb^ 
Laiidibu9^ ' ihfalfi) mfrant^s omnia Yaltn. 8# 

^nh, d61orr I hflfc fin(*lem rfeme fi pofenrt otbial > 

-"' ' '^Tft T • ' 1 nf- - - , ; ' '1 '.^ -| 

l^ry 8tn ! yot area Sdcicty, which, I do affure 
foti, I had Idng .6rafl»^^ in my mind^ and very much 
wiflfd might be foMd and eftabUih*d, to encounter 
•ad jaanftge» in your proper way, all fuch frothji^ 
^pty* coxcomical {^nVbttrB^ as this booming Etfonge*- 
^ngFitm'i whdihave nothing io recommend them 
to.the dry, vogue, and preftrmcnt of the world, but 
ihiaf ignorance, impudenco^ falfhood, and treachery ^ 
tnd whofe ambition prompts th€m, having no virtuet, 
tHT ccrinaigiidable qnahficattons^ rather than pafs ih 
^ee '«id obfemrit^ to their graves, to defire to b^ 
tdk*id of only for their extravagant novelty. . . 

And now, Gentktnenf fince you have io agreeably di« 
nrted; and fkcettoiiily «ateruin'd the publkk, both iit 
proie ittd verie, I moft heartily congratulate you on 
your. great fuccefles in all your undertakings; and do 
noft keartily wifli, that I was near fuch pleafant and 
ifi^nidns compatiy, tbit I might be admitted, if nqt 
to ybm iotimare converfatioo^ yet at leaft to a morp 
wwly«ndeafy *ray, thatt I at prefent am in, of con^- 
nmnlcating imy merry crochet that my Grub mlgl^t 
•wch upon. The want of which (believe me. Sirs !J 

Iefte^m as a very great diikppointnfient and linhappineU 
i life. 

Gcndemen ! as I really think you a Society of witty, 

learned, and merry mortals, I alfo efteem you no leOi 

fcr your good defigns towards mankind: and therefore 

S t preTumc 

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prefume to beg the fkvoar, that, as yon have given a 
very pertinent and full anfwer to thii Yorkfhire y^ckey- 
Fiear^s petfbnnance» you wonld be pleased to colled 
what hat been publiHi'd at fondry times in your Jour- 
imls^ together with Friend Am i n ad a b*s Conftrtnce with 
the VUar:^ both a to his Oration^ and . his Defence of 
eurfing the Tig'trte, and to print them together in one 
fix-penny pamphlet ; which will be vj|ft]y agreeable to 
myiiBl^ and many of my acquaintance> who have a 
Cftat refpedl and veneration for vour Society* It will 
difpdl aU melancholy and bkclc vapours, fplcen, .and 
hyp ; canfe chearfutoeis and langhter i and ^ke us, 
who are at a very great diftance from Town» pafs away 
feme of thefewmter evenings fn^ alacrity and pka* 

And as to myfelf^ Gentlement I fhall eiieem it as a 
moft iignal honour (of which I mud acknowledge my* 
feif mdft unworthy) if you would prefix what I>liere* 
with fend as a Tttle-fage to thtf nid Pamphkc, and 
Yehich was all the progrefs I had made in die work ; 
leaving it intircly to your correftion, altwation, and 
amendment ; or elfe depending on yimr gpod nature 
-and generofity to affign it a noble death by. lighting 
your pipes with it. 

And now, renowned Sirs, go on and pr^^r in your 
undertaking ; tvhich, in my hai^e ojplhion^t5>the pra> 
perc^ way tb rid and deliver as front th^ gr^iteil; ^agofe 
•which can poflibly befall men of^ieAfe, honefty; land 
learnijprg; viz, to fee our rdigion, ^ergy^: liberty, 
and property pelted and infulted by fo many bafc, ig- 
norant, and perfidious wretches, who, not only to tS: 
fcanda! and detriment of Chriftianity, bat even of 
common morality and hmnanity, fwarm canpanifli*4 a- 
mongA usy and (hoot their poifon'd arrows daily cat 
us. This, hi fine, is the beft method to iyenoe; can- 
troul, grub up, root out^ and utterly deftrjC>y:ailfB^ 
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as thS faucy "bikee-hurian VUar. 

Dated from my earthly I am, GentlemenV witli th^ 
virmi'Hutriticustkhct- utmoA refpe^, aefoffenCQ^ 

nade this izth day and fabmiflidn, your xhoft 

of November, 1731. ob'ecKAt. fervaiit, admirer^ ' 

and hearty wcB-iriihfer, 

Philo Vbrmi-obneris. 

B«^«f^Qf^ KMidi- or^ HarkpoBovrms.n: 

Cdntaikiof Remarksi fte^e^idtisy SpetulatioBfl, Con- - 
fiderations. Ruminations, and Animadvefifions upon, : 
together with many juft aiid proper ftdcriminatioiia, 
aiSd Reptftehtofions of Parfon William Bowmah's 
(the double Yof kihire Vicar's) FifiUtUn Declamation^ 
hdd frfrth at ITrf^z/RfR Juni t$, 1731, 

At Hrtl p4blifh*d h^the ^^ifrxr^/r 6f the niksft renown^'' 
ed 6nibi»n Sbei^ty, but now coI!i6£led>aiid di^eSed in*' 
tdohe orderly afHd methodical fiti^penkiy Trad for the 
9ck)d, emolument, ind merriment df the publicki by 
thfc fpedal ordtf r and command of the faid Society. 

( 1 ) Ding — Dong — Rings — BoW^-^Mati'i — Bell : 

(2) Oar —Will — Has, -De — "ClSimM-WeU : • 
(J) And — With — Hit — Borne- Bome^^Bome : 

(4) BaB — PuihM^ — His — Point- Sore -»-i-Home: 

(5) Arid— JEke —With— Hi -^'ous— Yell^ 

(6) The— CIcr -^-gyV —Fate— doth —Tell: 
Bome— Botoe — Borne ? 

N® ICJ3. Thursday, December ^3. 

TH E firH Piece (occafioned by the oppofition 
made by feme Clergy- men to the Inoculation of 
the (jUall-poz) reprefents the Clergv as enemies to nfe. 
fat (£fcoYcri<9 in Phy&c 1 of wluda three inftances a^^ 
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produced. A few (hort N§tei are added^ to u^c off 
ihc virulence of tbe inve^live. 

Mr, Bavii/i , 

IH A V B a great veneraticm for your ingenious So* 
ciety, and ihould eileem being enroird a member, 
above the honour of a Lambeth degree : your JomrnaU 
I much admire ; which (as indeed every Paper of latcj 
give us accounts of the magnificent feafts and diverfions, 
with which onr nobility ftrwe to outdo each other, in 
regding the illuftrious ftrjUiger [the P^l(el of Lorram] 
now m Town. 

In return* I ihall give you a relation of the Duke of 
Buckingham's reception at the court of France, when 
Ambafladorextxaordinanr fromK. CiiAaLEs II. in the 
year 1670. What Ifena you is copied from a paper, 
which I foiHKi fome time ago in the dpfet of an old <k« 
ocaled kinfihan, who was a courtier in that polite rpgn, 
and went ovet with his Grace on that occafion. Bi^tthe 
better to fupport the authority of my Manufcript, let us 
take along with us what Mr. £ ach aro fays on that affair, 
which in his own words is : < The Duke was received at 

< the French court with all poffible demonftrations of e- 

* fteemand £ivour. All the forces about Paris were drawn 
^ np, and ezercifed in his prefence; Masks and Bsdis, Co- 

* mediesand Operas were prefar*d» and likewife a re- 

* premutation of a fea- fight m the canal at Verfulks, 

* all for hb diverfion i and the King gave him divers 

* rtch prefents, and made a publick feail on St. Lewis's 

* ^ay, principally upon his account.' The Anobaflador 
himfelfy in a letter to the Earl of Arlington, dated 
Aug. 15, 1670, tells him, < If 1 had had the good 

* fortune to bring my Lord FALCONB^tiocE's fecreu- 

< ry along with me, he would have entertained your 

* lordfhip with a whole fheet of paper, full of the 

* particulars of my reception, for I have had more ho- 

* noura done me, than ever were given to any fubjed*! 
So far the Hiftorian. 

Now to the Manufeilpt, which begins with the ex« 
ercice of the Gens d' arn^es confilUng of 30,000 meif, 
all very richly accouter'd* Theie military divertife- 
rx\rx\xt to6k up three days : the ifl, in flonning the fort 

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Sibonaire ; the 2d»' ki repreibiting thebittle of Laos ; 
the 3d> in milltirj revelling; the Kiso titstiiig ids 
vvliole army With a magnificent dinner, and zUawing 
to each fdlaier^hree bottles of wiae«-f— The na^ after 
was-aacd a Play in a cypre^ grove near VerfaiUes, by* 
20 marquifles and 10 ladies of great Quality, The 
frames of the feats were covered with filvcr, and the 
ftage with a cloth of tiiTue. The faads were made of 
polifhM eboniy, theculhions of crimen fatin . embroi* 
diir'.d ; there were" 160 performers on inibumentalma- 
fick, and the vocal confifled of wdmen and eunuchs, 
e^cfa one hundreds the place was ilhiminaied by near. 
joo chryftal candlcfticks, each holding 24 candles.— ^^ • 
The focceeding night was fpent on the Water, wlach 
was a moil glorious fight, hardier to be equall'd. The 
Kino's brigantine was row'dby an 100 Blacks iir rich 
labits i their waiftcoats weie cloth of filver, breeches 
crimfoo fatin embroidcrM ; they : had filk ftocyngs, 
10^ fandals of fatin, laced ; red falin caps, covered 
with pliimes of a white and red mixture ; they w.erc 
locked to the benches with filver chains, an4 between 
eac]i two was fixM a flambeau of twelve inches circum- 
ference. On the poop was placM a maiSy filver ilatue 
of Neptune on the back of a dolphin ; In one Jitnd 
he held the Kin<2's ftandard, in the other (a token o£ 
fubje£Uon) his trident reversM. On the fi»rn was the 
King's ftatue of the fame rich metal, but embettift'd 
with jewels of great value : one hand contain' d a ter- 
reihial globe, the other a naked fword. The royal 
chair, cover'd with gold, and enamell'd, was rais'd up- 
on three afcents, and the rich canopy over it was fup« 
ported by 1 2 filver ftatues, reprefenting the 1 2 Peers 
of France; the Dauvhin fate on the KtKo's right 
hand, the Duke of BtrcKiNCHAM on his^eft. Next 
follow'd the Queen's barge, row'd by ko Sponkrds ; 
then the Dauphin's, row'd by 50 Flemmgs; and 
then the Duke's, by as many Hollanderty on the poop 
of which was plac'd the figure of a Duttb-man 
aflride on a red-herring, holding in one hand a piece 
of Poor- John, in the other fome bread, and butter. 
After thefe foliow'd 50 noblemen's barges widi 12. oars 
each, On the itore ftovd 500 tnunpeti, with 100 

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Jketdc^dmms. On the baokt of tlie river were fix'd 
2«oo ianbeinx I tlie fire»wocks play'd far fom* kourr 
together, with foch amazing brightnefs, that the very 
5ktts ium^ to be ȣaflifs. -^The focoeediiig might hia 
Grace vtras entertaift'd bf the Kiog at Fooot^^bleau, 
with a ball and banquet in pavilltons^ The firft tent 
was hung withfilver tii&ie, and the dancing-place witk> 
purple velvet, embroiderM with filver ; th^ feats were 
of brafii,* and the cufhioni of doth of gold ; the mnfick 
confifbed of lOO violins, and the illinMnation was 5a 
fijv^ andlefticka, heldii^ 4 lights apiece. Another 
tent was hiMg with crinioii velvet, embroidered with 
gold, aiid deq> gold friiiges ; in this were 50 filver; 
btanches double hatched, and each containii^ 48 canr 
dkfticki. The wax, of which the tapers were made,, 
wai nrixM up with civet afifd ambergreale ; the tables 
were of bureifhM filVer,, tMl the bafiqjuet fervM up oa 
pktetofmaflj-gold; the fw^iM^eats were the ciioicefi; 
dhat France imd Italy couU^furfiifh^ tn^in (och.iirofu* 
fioB, that after the Courts (whith confined oif loooi 
~ Berfoos; were fufficed, thekHt tfU as itiuch of tho d^ert 
left, ai^ 500 men covid carry cff» which the Ki Ne or- 
dered to be thmwn amoagft the commonalty, ^^he 
liints were all covered with cedlar ; the courtiers dreftea 
fttteable to the occafion. HisMajftfty^hada very rich 
&te on, the battono^ of Which werb exceeding fine 
fttilki his fwol-d and belt were fet with pearls and dia« 
monds to the value of 40,000 pidoks, of which he 
teade a prefent to the Duke befoJre all that noble ailemi- 
Uy.-i«— Here the Narrative i^ much defaced, and not 
farther legible 1 however I faiicy, on the perufal of 
this, the tyct of your readers will be no longer dazzled 
with the glaring accounts of the many fumptuous ffsafls 
mdt for h!»$BRENB Hiohitb^s, who will probably 
be otte dicy the &ft Prince in Eiftope ; when tbey find 
by this reuttien, what exceeding ^te and expenfive 
enterttuftmcats^ mixM with the higheft magnificence 
md honours^ were g^ven in the latt century^ even tQ 
a fubje£l of EngUind* 
Ir^m thm Nffrtifi I a»# Mr. Ba vi vs^ 

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Epigram, ^ccAfioneih^ afamws jirjficiaiCs being ullii 
9ttt of Church. 

Whilftholy PrayVs to Hcav*n were, made. 
One foon wat heard, and anfwerM too : 

&rr/ usfromfudden Death was fay^d. 
And ftrait from Church Sir withdrew. 

Dailiny Dee. 7. By letters from Drc^heda. we ire 
informed, that theit is a project on foot ^r erefting a 
£Qe ftatue of the" glHkm and imm^tal Kmg Willkm* 
on a^i^cioius plain ^car the banks of the Boyne. 
Daily Courant, Dtc, 1 8.— -Where he gained a oom* 
pleat viftory orer King James*s army* D a i l y Jou r- 

WAL, Dec. 18. ViroImmortali o» the pe* 

ieftal of Lewis XI Vlh's ftatue^ xoas juftlj cenfured hen 

as profane Flattery. Dublin, Dec.^. We are infbrm- 

ed» that there lives in Belfaft one Jane Hooks, iiz 
years of agej who has her memory and appetite as wdl 
as when (he waf but 20 years old$ and hai got a new 
fet of tee^, which drove out the old dumps. Da i lt 

Courant and Pos;r-noY, Dec. xH^ Tifr/z oldlrifh 

woman bidt fairer fpr immortality, than either. King 
William the Glorious, or, Louis Ic Grand. 

From the.?EpAsv^ih GKUBsrsLzwr/'TFtdn/Dec. Z2. 

The firft Piece is, a Letter from 3ury, concerning 
the ufe and advantage, to young gentlemen at fchool, 
from thcaftingofPlaj^s : in which wasieclofed the fol- 

Epilogue to Ignoramus, defigned to befpokenbj Dull- 
,..^Aii, toifh a crwfn of bays in hii hands 

Hark.jre^; d'ye hear the news ?— Poor Cibber> dead, 
.Anci Pm j^pointed Laureat in his (lead. 
. View here tlie Bays, that crft his temples bound, 
.With which as great a Genius * now is crown'd. 

Pray look ye^ Sirs, nothing e^er fitted moi:e, 
• I thought our head 

is were juU alike before. 
♦ Jfttttitpo. 

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Bat hah ! whAt*$ this that rolls within my breaft ? 
Iiitfome Deity I feel impreft ? 

•Tis he himfelf rthat energy diyine 

Which poB(Pf 0U5 mov*d thro' each Cibberian lifne* 

Well then, fincc now both placeand Mule t\c ffft^ 
*Tis £t by me hia Epitaph be wrote : 
For even I (hould blufh to have it known. 
That any Moic bad fung Urn bnt hb own* 
Firft then let's fee, in what triumphaat laya 
^The mighty Bard refounded BavNSWiCK'Sj^aifc: 

* With fbfig, ft Brilotat; fctd tfet day*: i 

« Sing, fing.the mom fhit' gnf¥t Weft IStH^, = ^ 
• ? Whofe virtues ncvtr fhall de<Say, 
* No, never* never tafte of death.* 

Oh ! gloriovs Gnes! Thus whikmi Tang the Sii'i} 

'The words already all my foul infpire i . 

l^y teemiiig fancy labours into bir(h» 

•And thus at hfk the £llal flames br'ealt forth s ! 

- With mm, y* Britons, bathe the day. 
Weep, we«p, tbst CoLttY isQOJBore^ 
Abho' his Fame AaU^terdeoiy, - 
No* ^6*tr, ne*br Ms, than 'twas btforie* 

So now I hope you'll own, that Icxcell 
In the Cibberiaa syay of writing welL 
What cafy flowpf vcrfe I what lambent fircf 
What fWeet vadaity 6f thought confpirc. I 
Tis true the fubjedt is a little fad, 
' But all my tears irf f Juki Mt jgtti. 
ril on then, and if Phobbus is no fibber, 
Yon foon ihall find^hat Fll •ut-dkbir Cibeer. 

ADVERTisrwii^T in the Daily Jonittaf, pec. 7. 

* This day Is publiihed price 2 pence, in the t^- 
« DoHor. &c. fold by J. Roberts, &c. Where i»ify /r#^ 
« be had many former numbers of the Bjp-Do&ot: 

• therefore loolc Aarp« niy mafters, and tsxA vtp this 

* for yout own fii!ccs ; take my word for'l.* 


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Bt ! ht! Piping hot 1 Smoking hot / 

Take my word for't. Hot ! hot / hot I M. 

N^ 104. THu?,8DAy, U€fimiir 30. 

TH £ firft Piece contains a fall and particular an- 
f^pyei-to rttif ^Hirfilou^ Z.^^r;,9f..CA,Tffiac;icaA 
^^^ looili J oi^uaI A whichisfolloWed.bjr a banter- 
H ^^ftn upon Mr. Bavius^ figncd Billy Vapovr. 

A CCEPT, Great Poet, nor wiHipffowfts diafei- 
ii This youthful, fhort, but too ambitiotts ftfa»;- 
IjWclf the caufc of^ thefc prefompttton^ ^ 

*«cc who can read, and noe attem^tliy ^\k \ - 

While o'er the deathlefs pag^J turn my eyes, 5 

^^t fierce emotions in my ^laifiet' ^ * j- • - 
Wlcto my pijejuM t4K>«ght cachr.flp,^g;%0 . ^ 
Appears ih' united laboiw of the Nina, 

Charmed with the belies of thy rubral A^epes* 
I pint for Windfor't ihadcs and flow'xy greens J i^ 
Her groves thrice p-ajcfnl to the tunefvl throi% 
Her brooks that ghde notfmqother.thaii.thy Isa^ff^ , 

But who thy Iliad yMy cai^adijiirt^ 
* iiy liiad wrote with more than inprtaJ fire ! 
Whene'er thy trumpet fpeiks th* approaching fi^ht, 15 
We pant with tumuH# of fevere delights 
AUHoM^R^s lightilkig in thy numb^s fhints, 
And all his battels thunikr in thy tinesi. 

Oar paflions move obf^l^ottsat ttiy cilT) 
And to thv varying mafic life, oi» ftlt: i^ 

And could inanimates but4itar, iitt^TtiM 
^hi Talc of ORpnBvs vcri&'d wou'd be. 

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N"" loi. Thursday, Jan. 6, 173a. 

Stilf ianehg in an why r$und» 
Still pleased with tbeir own ver/m found * 
^ Brought baikt hm faft Jo fir tbeygo^ 
4lt0a^s a/piringt altoajs low* Prior. 

Ope forNew-yeti^sclay, 1732, written by Goiuv 
CiBBER« Efq; Poet Laureat. 


AWAKE with joyous Songs the day 
jtj^ That leads the op'nbg Year j 
The Yetr^ advancing to prolong 
Augustus* fw(ay demands our Song, 

And calls fpr univcrial cheer. 5 

Your antknt Annals,. Britain, read. 

And mirk the Reign yon moft admire : 
' Theprefcnt (hall the paft exceed. 

And yield enjoyment to defire. ' 
Or if you find the coming Year lO 

In bleffings fhould tranfcend the laft. 
The diff'rencc only will declare 

The prefent fwccter than the paft. 

But, ah ! the fweets his fway bellows 
Are greater, far than Greatnefs knows* ^5 

With various penfive cares oppreft 
Un(een, alafs I the Royal breaft 

(Tl^nres his many a weight, 
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1%is brooding on her lonely neft* ^^ 

Aloft the Eagle wakes, ' " 

Her due delights forfato, 
Tho* monarch of the air. confefL 
Her droopine eyts refule to clofe ; 

While fcarJefi of annoy, ^^ 

Her young belovM enjoy 
Protedion, fow, and fwect repofe* 


Whatthanlcs, yt Britons, can repay ; ■ 

So mild, fo juft, fo tender fway I 

. Ai*. 
Your annual aid when he delires, m 

Lefs the King thatt land requires t 
All the dues to him that flow 
Are ftill but R<>yai wants td yoH. 
&> the Seafons lend the earth ^ 

Their kindly rams to raife her birth ; }|f 

And well the mutual labours fuit. 
His the glory, yours the fruit. \' 


Affift, affift) ye fplendid throne;. 

Who now the Royail circle &rm ; * 

With duteous wiihes blend the fong, ' ^^ 

And every graitefsl wifli he warm. 

May C A fts Aii^t bealth his reign fupply 
Till Fa^on ihaH be pkas'd, or die s 
Tillloyal hearts defire his fate; 

•Till hapjner (ubjcar^know, 4Si 

Or 6reign realms can fhow, 
Aland fo ble(s*d, a King fo great. 

Vbr. 1 . Jto^ki with Joyous fongs fbi day ] Thielaft 
ftanza of the Laureates 0</^ on his Majefty*s Birth- 
day begins thus. With fong^ ye Britons^ had th$ day. 
Which bold exprcffion. tko^ jufUfiable in Lyric Poetry^ 

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Tic has here altered for the "ftke of Thti Britons ■: who 
friUmore readily endeavoar todmaii, than to Us^ltbi 
May toitb fings ; and "will leave this day to Uad on the 
reft, as the Poet has here improved the thought and ex- 

z. nat leah thi ofning Tiar.^ The firft Day of the 
New-year being here very poeticiMy reprefented (not 
^i$ any part of it, bQt)'as a perfon diftindl from the 
New-year^ which Is alfo reprefented as a petfon, wc ^e 
bid to swah the former, that it may Uad the latter. 
^-^ The term 0/^,^^,:agabft.^hich lome perfons ob- 
je£led, is extremely pfopcr, wM to ?he Ncw-yAr 
as a perfon ; and is to b<e vnderftood in a literal isnft bf 
her $pfning her mouth, as is evident from the three 
ver(es immediately following. For in them the New- 
rj^r is reprefented as adv^nciHg forward, dimmiing a 
Jong^ and calling far univfrfal ibitr 1 which hi ihe can- 
not be fuppofed to do without #/^/iyr her moudu 

6. Tour antient AnnalK, lrc»] ThePoet, Imuftown, 
feems to have minded heie more the nrafic, than the 
V Aatter of his verfe { which I toold wifh- had ran thus, 
"^Jint lent and modern Annals read. For by confining iu 
to antient Annals^ ^e has rendered ills advice in the 
next line altogether imprafticabie. How ean we, in 
reading only our antient Ari^als^ poffibly mark the 
RiigH wc fnoft admire^ when That is to^.be fdund only 
in our modem andlateft Annals ? 
: ' 10. Or if yaufind, &c.] Some envious Critics lia«6 
pafTed a general ccnfure upot^ dur Author's Odts^ as 
written in the Unintelligible Sublime. But they are 
defied to produce four plainer .lines than theie, whick 
contain this felftvident afiertaon/ That if th^ to, 
mng year hzvc mare 'SUjffuigs^n the toft ^ it will be 
fweeter. • 

>iA. BiHy abl tbe /mets^^&cl Thdetwo lines zre 
capable of two different fonfes, and bodi fictremely good. 
One is. That tie /wefts his Majtffty's/w^^F i^/^/ up* 
on his fubjefts, are far greater » than He himfelf, even, 
ih *hii"^r/^ ind comprehenfive miad, can* imaghie. 
Thebtilcr, Ttttt they arc fer greater tlunHe himfelf 
lajbyt :; Which is confirmed by tlie following lines. But 
idben Itiiachcr ienfe they are^a fine condiment: and 
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jfoetts and fioay in one verfe/ and ^eatef and greatnifs 
in the other, make them both very harmbnions. 

16. With varioui fenfivt cares ^ Ac] Obfervc the ra- 
rxoui epithets. giveiji to cares.m this and the three follow- ^ 
bg vcrfes. In the two firft thcfe carti arc fay'd to' be 
not only various^ but like wife penfive and unfeem which ' 
tlrcy ccrlaiijly ajc, tho'this laft word beap$)lied immcdi-* 
ttely to the Rfyal breaft. The lamentation begun in the 
fecond and third* is furprizingly poeticaj, Ahfst ihi' 
Rifal breaft Enthus his many a •weigh.t : fronfi 
whence it isjevident, that thefe cares are many, Ifi the' 
lafl; vcrfe it IS added, as the mod extraordinary circom- 
ftancc of all, that they are unfeit by ftoaifis ^of humble 
Jtak. So that thi^ whole beautiful Climax (lands thus 
Thcfe Roystl CAres are various^ pffffive, unf$$n^ matty^ 
^ unfett by ji\fvJox; pejfon^. 

'20. Thus Imding on her hfiel^ 
« ^ evident, from what foHows, 
iig^a nefi^ \h order to hatch th 
riv/zr^ ovejc th.em» being aUeady 
^f^ l^avi^ /p^e/y ; which feems to 
from Fer, z6. where mention 
WwV. . 

^ 22. Her ^ui delights fgrfates.l Some difpute arofe 
in the Society about the meaning of this expreiSon : to 
which Mr. Dactyl put a (lop, by obferviijg, That 
»hi5£j^//Uad certainly had her <iiytf <//%-&//> otherwifc; 
flie would not have fate ^rW/V/^ there. 

23. Tho" monarch of the air confeft^ All the Poets; 
wake the male iagle the monarch of the birds j and 
therefore it was thought a little odd, that the female 
ftould be ierf called th^ monarch of the etir 'fZnd be 
iiit]^9dj[ce^» by way of cpmparifon, lo illuftrate thfc 
greatnefsof hisMaje'iiy'aRoyarrjw. Tho' I ihall no^ 
pirefan\e to make any conjectures in a matter fo fub- 

* Kmely obfcure ; yet I do not in, the Icaft queftioaJbut 
4e Lawrbat, wto is intimate at Court, canaffign a 
fupcient reason to fhew the propriety of this extraordi- 
iiary comparifom 

24. Her > drooping eyes?^ It^was difputed, whether this, 
fcottU x^ot be read droppings which is ^nore applicable 
tq the eiyesy as drooping is to the head, 

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.32. Allthiiniu ^3 This with thefoUowbg line 
was fo much above the comprehenfion of the whole 
Spciety, that not ose perTon would pretend to put any 
conftru^ion at all upon them. 

37. Hi$ the ghr^t yours tbi fruit 1 This is a plain 
proof, how f0#// tbe mutuul Uhourt of tbi Seaftm and 

4ir Aud iviry grateful toi/h hi warm'} There is^ a 
very great propriety in this verie; for to make a taijh 
the more pitiful zx this cold ieafon, one muft make it 

M. Ba7IU«. 

frm tbi PcOASvt In GiiUB-sTni»T> Widn. Jan. jp» 
Mr. Bavius, 

IH A V E conftantly obferved in one of the Ddljr 
Papers mentbn made of the King of France^ s child- 
fin baving iut tbeir teetb all fafely^ and tbrived cx- 
fremely^ with Dr. Chamberlen*s Anodyne Necklace i 
which Advertifements I always looked on, and I be* 
Ifeve the generality of people did fo too, to Be only 
profitable inventions. Rut the contrary I am ftow con* 
tinced of, from what has happened .at Belfaft in Ireland, 
tp one Jane Itooks, a woman of 1 12 years old, whom. 

JQU took notice of in your Journal of thurfday hft. 
at the Gentleman who gave that account, has been 
ihortin his information of the occafion of that furpriiing 
Phasnomenoa : and therefore I think myfelf obliged m 
juftice to tell you the whole fa^, which happened du* 
ring my refidence at Betfaft. And I doubt not, but, for 
the publick good, in juftice to that mod excellent heck- 
ifice^ your rapcr will generoufly make k ndverfally 
known, even without being paid for fo dobg.*— >— Jane 
Hooks,, tbat good old woman, is certainly near 112; 
and this- account I had from herfelf^ her 'teeth were 
all decayed and worn oat, fo that for fome years paft 
£be had lived upon fpoon-meat and pudding ; but ha- 
ving fortunately he»rd of that ineftimable iV>ri/irr/, In 
le£i than three months time, after ihe pnt it on, fhe caf^ 
her ola dumps, and has now got a newiet of teeth, as 
good as ever fhe had in her life : fo that (be can now 
cat a becf-ftake as eafily as ihe before could fwallow 
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podding, or fpooiwineat ——The truth of thij Ac- 
count* Mr. Bay I us, you may as much depend on* 
tho* it come from Ireland, as upon thofe which art 
^id to have come from Prance. And whoever doobtt 
m the leaft of itr may receive full fatisfa6lion from^ 
Dublin^ Dic.^ Sir, Your confbmt reader, 

29/1731. * and humble fervtat, 


N^ loiJ. Thursday, January 13. 

. A gernrdl murmur run ptite thr$ugb the Hail^ 
To think thst the Bays to an ASior JbouldfalU 

SeiT. of the Poets in Durof n's MifcelL Vol IL 

A L T H O' the following Letttr^ fcnt at a time 
■*^* when it could not conveniently be inferted in our 
7^«rnal^ was written above a year ago ; yet, it is not 
doubted, but the fame of the Lavr^at, which con- 
^Qtly receives an annual augmenution at this ieafoQ* 
will render this Piece acceptable now to the public. 

Mr. Bavius, 

THE entertaining account you gave ut, in your 
46th Journaly of the rites and ceremonies prae- 
^ed at the inauguratipn of a Poet Laureat, under the 
pontificate of Leo X. occafioned iiiy ^ling intofeve- 
'al reflexions upon the prefent ftate of Engl iih Poetry, 
%injudicioufnef8 of patrons, and the proper methods 
of retrieving the honour of the Mufes, and reftoring 
the moft elegant of all the fciences to its antiient luftre 
and reputation ; which difpofed me for chf following 
dream or vilion, when I went to bed. 

I fancied myfelf walitine up and down in the ftady 

groves of ParnafTus, amicm a very large company, of 

^oett of all nations and languages 1 of whom few made 

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a better figure tbanthdie of the Bn^liib. I. had not 
long wandered in this agreeable &ene, before fome o^ 
thefe wel]c<MDed my arrival in the mod obliging manner, 
andv^ith die moft feniible demonflrations of joy, for the 
acceiCoQof a new brother and aflbciate to thole del^he- 
fulregiossof ferenity.and repofe. For they made me 
to anderftand, that the little grudges and heart-burn- 
bgs of jeabufy, and that narrownefs of ibtd with 
Tfirhidi {mil^nortak arefo-much upon the fret at. the 
^thomghtsot -arival, are unknown to the more candid 
and exalted fpirits of Pamafitis ; who think a partnedhip 
of fame, and the immortality it gives, an accumulation 
of their happinefs. I never was fo inuch. mortified 
with not being in reality what I was taken for, as now ;. 
nor fo heartily regretted any thing, as that I had not 
purfoed fuch elevated and refined ftudies, as might have 
entitled me to a place in fo much good company, ■ ■ 
However, before I undeceived them as to their favour- 
able conceptions of me, I prefumed to enquire, whe* 
,ther any of our nation had of late been thought worthy 
'to be admitted among them ; becaufe they feemcd to 
.entertain with fo much pleafure the acceffion of a youth^ 
who had a jufter opinion of himfelf, than to think he 
l^ad a title to the great honour they were pleafed to do 
'him. To which it was anfwered, that, on what ac- 
cotint they knew not, but the Engtiih genius, they api. 
j^rehendedy had very much declined. For a gteat 
number of our Country- men had made preteniions to 
'their Society of late ; but for want of good credentials, 
they were ilill rejeded. Why^ alafs ! then. Gentle- 
men, I replied, il is no fmall afflidion to me to bs 
- obliged to dedare to you, that I am not the happy per- 
• fon you miftake me for. Thid is but an excuriion into 
thefe flowery regions, like the accidental adventures of 
' my Mufe : I am not io fortunate as to be free of /our 
company, and enrolled a Parnaffian f for, being no 
profefled Poet, how fhould I obtain the privileges of 
your community under the hand of Apollo ? 
I Upon tins, a venerable Bard, whom I now appre* 
heDded to be the great DryȣN^ whofeafpe^l carried 
fbnfething more anguil, fmce his Apotheoiis, as I may 
tall it/ than. aA the pidlur^s he drew of himlclf> du* 


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ling his date of mortality : Whf , Brother, for I will call 
you fo, u 18 a greater indication of merit, a& well at 
more trul^ honourable, to decline honours, than to court 
them with never fo much fuccefs : nor it he the lefs to be 
efteeftied a Poet who can Write, and does not, or who 
conceals what he has written, either out of modefty, or 
want of ambition. What further paiTed betwixt ut, I 
fhall not prefume to mention : but our conference wat 
fbon interrtipced by a iurprizing clamour, which a* 
fcended the nx>uncain % 'when approachine nearer, we 
heard. Make way there for the noble Laureat of 
Great Britain ! This drew oar curioiity to know, who 
this illitftrious perfonage ihould be, and the reception 
Apollo would give him. Big with this expcdation^ 
' we were carried to the prefence-room, where hbTar- 
naflian Majefty gives audience, and determinet thepre^ 
teniions of the candidates for the laurel. 

We were no fooner arrived, than tbe undaunted Brl- 
tifh Bard was introduced to hb M^^efty i and, with aa 
air of confidence, challenged the laurel, at inconteft* 
ably his own : which was attended with a general ac- 
clamation of all the fcouts and fcavengers of ParnaiTui, 
and did not contribute a little to the elevation of hit 
crelL To be (hort, Apollo wat pletied to demand 
his credentiah, teHing him he had never yet heard of 
his name. May it pleafe your Majefty, replies his Lai« 
reatfiiip, not at all abafhed with the frverity of there* 
buke, here are my Works, whidi will fpeak for me. 
With that he prefented Apollo with two brge vo- 
lumes in Quarto, finely bound and gilt i and, added he. 
Who has yet trod the Engliihfbige with better grace, 
or ever a6ted a character,, or written one, better than 
your Majefty*t moft obe<^ent fervant ? Apollo, open* 
ing the Bookt, found they were Plays ; whereupon 
knitting his brows, I tell thee. Bard, fays he, I am fo 
furfeit^d with the produAions of you modem Play* 
Wrights, that I have ordered moft of the Plays^ that 
have been written in this Uft age, to be difpoied of in 
a library adjoining to the Temple of Cloaci^a, at 
the foot of ParnamiSf where alone they can be of nfe 
to mankind. Befides, for me to bellow the never- 
fading crown of Poetij ivhich FxiaccB and coo^uciors 

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have beebtnibitioufof wnringy u|iQn % Player, with* 
out fome eztraoiyliiuuj incri^ wj]l be degrading the 
dliniicy of the laurel. 

Here the Bard interrupted : But, Sir, with reve- 
rence, Laureat I am, and Lavriat I muft be ; for 
the gretteft Prince of the prefent a^e ha» commanded 
it to be fo : and therefore 1 am, with authority, chief 
Poet in his dominions. This reaUy, rejoined Apolloi 
is like Nero's taking the laurel by ftrength of his legi- 
ons, and crowning himfelf with it ; at the fame time 
cauhng bimfdf to be proda^me^ with found of trum- 
pet, .the beft Poet in his dominions, let any man fay 
the contrary at his peril. Well, Mr. Laureat, pro- 
jeeedshe, as great $i veneration as I have for every thing 
dut comet figned by the authority of the Prince, whofe 
fervant you now write yourielf, and whofe ian£lion and 
recommendation generally have the place of law with 
.sn^,..4ii bei^ the true tefttmonial of merit » I cannot yet 
admit yQur cl?im to thelaurelin my ParnafHan territo- 
-ritt, without fome formal proof pf your abilities, ac- 
eording to the ftatutes of theife our poetical dominions r 
.Mid 'tiu I fee your compliments to your Sovereign, in 
. return for the honour he has done you. You^have like- 
wife to pafs your examination, ;and the rites of inaugu-^ 
latSoB, before you can be endenizoned in the HeJico- 

And now I perceived an indignation to fpread and 
sieddeil the faces of fome venerable Bards, who, one 
and all, requefted that the candidate might be exami* 
ned in the ancient writers of the Drama ; and that he 
. might be required to tranflate fome paiTages of the an- 
cient Poets ; which, as a right line difcovers its con- 
• tr«y, would trie the truth of his genius, and how far 
his maaiier of compofii^g woul4 bear the touch (lone bf 
i nature, aud good fence. $ut this examir^ion he had the 
modefiy to decline. '—.Upon which a draught of the 
water of Hippocreoe was ordered to be given him: 
. whidr, having a fiidorific quality, if the candidate had 
. juft prete^ons to the poetial Spirit, would refine and 
t defecate his upper. parts, by aniufenfible perfpiration, 
~ fwd prepare him for breathiog the purer air of the Par- 
. $aiC^ duattc i if the c^ntcary, li):e the water of jea* 

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loufy, it would work viokntly downward, and fhew 
its cffefts in the nether regbns. And this lal! hap- 
pened to be the calc^ to the very great offence of ow * 
nofcs 5" which threw the aflcmbly into fo loud a fit of 
Uoghter, that it awaked 

Your moft humble fcrvant, A . B. 

This 18 followed hy z Letter from Fait archaeu^ 
containing emendations of two place* in Horaee : the 
beginning-of which Letter^ giving a true account of the 
dcfign of our Journal, is as Mows. 


Sao N after I fcnt you that Letter upon eafy wri' 
ting^ Sec. I was obliged to go into the country ; 
from whence I returned not 'till yefterday. The, nrit 
thing I did was to read your three Jmrnali^ that have 
bccnpttblilhcd in ray abfenrce i and I read them indeed 
with a great deal of pkafurc. You feem to hate hearti- 
fy, and to be refolved to encounter ffoutly all nonfence 
andal?furdity, all villainy and impolition upon the public, 
in whatfoever fubje^ you (hall iixA thcto. A moft au- 
dacious and truly Herculean underuking. Pray» never 
flinch f;om that dcfign, which is fo very laudable \ and 
yoa*ll certainly have fuccefs, and do good. It was par- 
ticularly a lucky thought of yours, to give us the news 
^thepaft week, with Remarks. I look upon your 
«per as a.1Cort oiExpurgaton InJex, to purge away, and 
dear u« of all the trafli and filth that we have been gorg- 
td and furfcitcd with, iot a whole week tog^dter^ &c. 

Friday, T^n. 7. Wc hear, that the- increafeig 
SobCcriberi of the Oratory haviagdefired the Sunday* 
tt^ures to be for fome time on particular chofcn fub^ 
ic^i the Bqrlefque Orations of the week days will be 
for the prefent difcontinued, &c. DailV Jourt«al. 
-^ T9 reprefent this matter trudy^ it JhouU have hien 
f»fd^ the decreafing audience on wedncfdays eeeafiomd 
^is. As thcfe Orations, according to this fuff, will be 
^fcontinued.for the prefcnt, vje may expeSl to hearfoom 
h another that tbet will be ritiived for the tlinc p*lt. 
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Saturbay, Jan. 8. N. B. At the infiance of fe- 
vera! friends and fubfcnbers, movM with pitv at the 
enenues crying garter, the Burlefque week-oa^ Lec- 
tures of the Oratory (hall, for fome time, be difconti- 

nned, fee. Fog's Journal. Mr. Conondrum oh- 

fervedy^ that Mr. Orator's quondam auditors, whom hi 
now ftiles bis enemies, bavt indad cryed Quarter ; 
infomucbf ibat not a quarter of a quarter of a bundred 
Villi now come once a Quarter, to fif and bear fenfe and 
learning drawn, banfd^ and quartered. 

Tuesday, Jan. u. Ycfterday mornhig, about 7, 
a poor woman about 25 years of age, having drank 
too plentifully of gin^ fat hcrfclf down by a Geneva 
fliop, the comer of Buckingham-court, at Charing- 
crois, and expired in a fhort time. She was immedi* 
a tcly carried to S. Martin's Bone honic, but no body 
knew her; and this day the Coroner^s Jury is to fit onr. 
Ber body. Juft bc&re fjie dkd, (he was raving mad» 

Daily Post-boy. Deatt equals ait 3fy Brother 

fujlly pays the fame refpeit to this poor woman, whitk 
he would do to one of much grgater fortune t be glt^s gf 
her age, the place, and manner of her death, and the 
removal of her body to m Bone houfi^ infiead of an Up-. 
holders, in order to her interrment: sn^is next we may 
expeff an account of the funeral folemnitj. 

The Burlefque wedneidays difcourfes rfthe Oratorv 
are difcontinued for fome time, on an obHgation whica 
the rev. Mr. Henley has entered into, &c. Daily 
Journal. — Tl'iV obligation was rather layed upo» 
^im^ than voluntarily entered into; which oeeafiontd 
theje quotidian Puffs. M, 

from the p£OA9tJ8 in Grue-streIt, Wed$t>. yan^'xt* . 

pDE for the New-year, faithfirily tranflated into Eng. 
Jifli, for the ufe of Readers unskilled in the CihSe^ 
rine ftyle; and, confequcntlv, not able to inter* 
pret the ^gursitlvefuMme of tne Original. 

K. B. Our. courteous Readers are defired, for our ho* 
nour, and their own emolument, to compare theet* 

' alted Original, ftanza by ftanza, with this our eiabo- 
rate» and almoft litoral tranflatioJU. 


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AWake» witb Songs, the opening day^ 
That calktfor general cheer 4 
Since nQtfaiog# good, can live too long» 
Let Augustus have ^/vMg ; 
And, kiy, for gambols, and ilroBg beer ! j 

BritonSy-.^tir Chmniclciii.go read, 
' See, iviat KingVrcign yon, raoft, admire : 
The preient ihail the paft exceed 

And i^e, wlfate'rc your hearts J^re, 
For^ if, by <?.hapi^, tlie next new year lo 

fiut proves, as hicky as the iaft^ 
Why, tbenT'-^Xhtfrefentf ''tis moft cleMr, 
. Is far more happy f than the /ijf. 

Bat, ah ! & ftMt a Prince, as he^ 

With cares, which none cuijii^ opprefs'*d, 

^Sndnie^r^iitany a Weigh^ 


Thiiaif^^ttfr,:./p<i^Jir, iaherne^ . ^ ^i^ 

:'* TK^;^^Kmjg"Eafi;lc wakes; ; 
Nor Jalfnel' due, of ijleafure, takes, 
Tho'lbfonarchoftheair, confe&M. 
Kay, tho'thc «r4if//, her eyes don't <tofg |*«p^^ps'ilrlSt watch, and ward> . ^£ 

'Rts:yo\ja^,onti,jetunbat(Vd^ to,guardi 
l^Tjut ^^,n^y ^<jf , urib^rn^ in fwcet repofe t 

l)?hat tkaiiilts. 'ye' •^'^'^^ ^ canrepafr 
80 x^i^i6p.% fo foft, a fwajr ? 

When, onceavear, he asks yonr aid, - ^■ 

T^ Ziii^iy and not the Ktng^ is paid. 


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Nay, and whafsmore, his RrfsldMi 
Is but a Roy m/ want mjpu! 
Air, m^Jf^ (h* dry^ alike fends ram. 
To raife up earth, that's ^m M^mn : j; 

Yet, tho* half drown*d, live onprovokMs 
The King gets /kmfy and yon ^tfisk^d. 
Help me, O help me, ihinrng erpwJ, 
Who, now ftuKl round, in Rtya/firm: 
Sii^ 'fittg your wiflies, clear, and loud 1 40 

And, abf he grateful, and be WMrm. 

The reign, of Caesar, kt his health>/i^i^ 
Till Faaion ftiall be //wV /# dii ; 

Or they who lovi him, wifli him AttfM : 
Till happier folks than nr/, 4; 

In fome feir country, fig 
A King, fo frms% in fe h-mufd i Town : 
; .Wkh fuch a Lauriat, to infure renown f 

N.E In the laft line, I ha^e prefumM, beyond the 
fphere of a Tranjlator : and added an bim^U frmife, in 
reverence of an excellenoe* which my great Author is 
well known to be too n^deft to afiert hu daim to* 

^ Whereas in Mr. W^lstbdV^ Dullmfs and Scands!^ 
occaiioned by die c|nira6ler of fiman^ there wis/alfi 
jLatin in the Mbtto, viz. Turnus u hot vulmn donit, 
inilead of don at ; which falfe Latin is repeated in what 
is (aid* to be tYitfotond and third editUn : two gentle- 
men have laid a confidenible wager, the one, that Mr. 
Welstbi) tmdtrfioodnot Latin^ as not having correded 
the fame in three edi^ns ; the other, that the title^of 
Jitond^nd, third edition was mdyanimpofition on the 
publick, fo that Mr. Welsted could notcorredl it, as 
haviog never been re-printed: it is humbly defired 
of Mr. Welsted, tfiat he will be pleafed to decide this 
wager, by declaring in this Paper, tohifbtfthifi is the 

tmhr A. 

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N^ 107. Thursday, January ao. 

NOTWITHSTANDING the jreatner- 
fe^on, to which Arithmetic is now brougnt ; 
for ought I can find, in muhitudes of writers^ 
from Bp. ToNSTAL down to CoL Ayrbs, the grand 
rule of that excellent fcience Tdefervedly called the gd^ 
itn rule) remains yet unfiniihM. As it now Hands, in 
the books I have perusM, it is fo perplext and deftaive» 
that there are few learners, but are ftrangel^ at a lofs in 
ftating of mod queftions : and, for the (olving of many» 
they nave no directions at all. 

On account of thefe inconveniencies, I fet myfelf to 
difembrml this dodlrine; and hope I have hit- upon a 
MitM, which will roi der the practice of the rule of 
Three, in its utmoft extent, abundantly mon fa/y, ttrm 
tain, aniufefuL 

The 9nh iifficuhy is to diftinguifh, in the tcrmi of a 

^ueftion, the Producing from the Produced Fradu* 

ting terms are fuch, as jointly produce any effect, #• g* 
whatever is couiiderM as a Caufe, with the adjundls of 
Time, Diftance, Length, Breadth, Depth, &c. — — 
Pr0</i//^i^terms are fuch, as are connedled with the 0- 
thers, under the charadtcr of Price, Produce, Provifion^ 
Gain, Lofs, Intereft, Advantage, value or quantity of 
Work, &c. 

Theie things being preroisM, there will be no difficulty 
in the following account of 

if New Method of inftoeringt one toaf, and at aiti 
ftating^ git manner ofqu^eftUns in the rule of Tbter. 

* Tirftt Place the conditional terms in one line, in any 

* order; and their correfponding terms under each re- 

* fpcftively. — Then, having, if nccelTary, prepared the 

* terms (by bringing the heterogeneous to one dcno- 
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* together for a divifor: the quotient will be the term 
<^rqqi;ired». of the fame deoominalioii with the term 

20 4iayj? 

The^/7//>^ of thcfe queftibns, accordhigto this */- 

iWy 18 fo eafy and obWoiis f that even leartjers Ml 

be liforc-hand with toe in obferving, that the prddubcd 

^t€rm(i.) in the iftqucftionis 5 s. (z.) iti the i^,' niOtic 

' at all ; as gcncraUy haptoens In the fingle rule "it^verfc : 

' in which rafe, in each fine, inflead thereof, 'futiditBtc 

an tinit; or, which wiJl amount to the lame, oriiy 

multiply the terms of the former line for a dividend ; 

and the term of the other, or the produdl of its tehn, 

will be the divifor ; (3.) In the 3d, 61. intereft; ^4) 

inthe4th, 50 s. and 6 1. intereil ; (5.) in the 5th, 

48,000 I.- So the placing will, cbnfcquently, be, 

in the 

J 3 J-~-5 ^. 1 5 >^ 6 r 30 Dividend. 
^ 16 J 3 Dfvifor. 

loy. lo. 1 ^^ I lojr. lo -5 f. br, i 2 or, 

Novv^ Mr. Bavius, if this method ht ntw ^ as lap- 

. prehend it is ; you will be glad to oblige the puWic 

. with it : and if it fhould prove as ufeful, a« 1 conceive 

it may ; ail thejfeturns, I crave, are, that thofe GtH'^ 

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tlemc^^ whp^aresl^ilfuLand cari^^^ this waVy would 
pufiwh thcirymcndapons and" improvements of this firft 
sk^cb, in your ^aper : where 1 (haM be fare to meet 
with it. for, to w plain with you, there are fuch 
fwarms of yobr rencgado members, almoft in every 
ihon, that I dare .hardly v^n^re upon any thing i and 
fo read but very lUtJe of our modern productions* I am 
Yo^r humble fcrvant^ „ ^ - 

TWs is followed by, a Copy of Verses on the rcjy 
Mj. Arthvr Coll Ilia's Clayis Univer/alis^ by Mr* 
H;' P R, ' ' " 

Mr. B A VI us; 

HAVING lately feen fome very mean Pieces 
popt into public); Papers, t thought it a proper 
time to get my. poor p^r&xrmancc pMblifti'd. 
You will eaJBiy d^ra the lowneis of my accomplifh- 
ments, but perhaps not tli^tofxinf fs of my expedations. 
without my unboi9q[|ing a little to you. And to tell 
]ro)Lthe truth/ tho* I haye had but ill fuccefs in the for- 
mer' part of mj li£^ yet I eVg^ft to live to be a Great 
man, that |ti^^S|c, I WJa hpges you will admit me into 
your Society : and thcn^ as wfet I here fend you 
tends greatly to the improving of rS^atiiral knowledge, I 
d^'t doubt but I Ihall bc'admittcd Fellow of the R— *1 
Society. Now with thefe honours I fhall paft, 
no doubt, for un hel EffrJt ; and who knows what I 
may come to be ? For, tho* I was brought up behind 
the counter, and have kept a fhdp In the country till 
the^hawkers and pedlars came in i^(;\i fwarnis amongft 
OS, that 1 had nothing left to do, but to trot' up fo 
Town and try for a place ; and tho* I have as yet gpt 
nothing but promifes ; yet I am rcfolv'd not to defpatr. 
Who can tell, but after all I may con^e to be Laur$- 
AT ; to qualijReme for which honpurable^ pod I ain 
^ to find that it is not neceiTary to be a Poet. ■ . ' ■ 
Bvt, dear Sir, if you (hould undervalue this my ^xjk 
performance, and npt afford it a place in your Paper, 
sU my towering hop^ will vani/h. 'Tis nccclTary, that 
I iofonn you, that a neighbour of mine, whof h'at 
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firetcVd hit abdomen by moch toping to a remarkably 
iizc» hai obtainM the appellation of Bacchus ; and be 
be'ing one nigbt very flatuons went into tbe ftreet, and 
made a ycry Toad difcbarge* wbicb occafioned the f(d- 
lowing Unes, by. Sir, 

Youf moft obedient, hambfe fdrvtnt* »F. U. 

YE Sages* who the ieaufet know 
Of things above, and things below ; 
Your mighty wifdoms fometimes blandert 
As I (hall prove, in cafe of thander. 
Your vapours, and your exhalations, 5 

Your flames produced by agitations. 
Your heat and cold, your wet and dry, ^ 

And mineral juices in the sky, > 

Are all a philofophic lie. ) 

Think not by fubtil difputatbn 1% 

To overthrow a true relation. 

Know then, that Bacchus late one night. 
When all, he thought, were out of fij;ht. 
Replete with wme, ' and fwohi with wmd, 
RctirM to vent it from behind : 15 

Th* explofions were like claps of thunder. 

You'd (worn his b ch was burft afunder* 

From which this inference does arifc, 

Atteftcd by my ears and tyc%^ 

Prom fa£l moft plain ; there's no morcart in 20 

Making of thunder, than in f— ting. 

Mighty difcovcry! mighty fame. 

On this account, I furc mav claim ; 

Since I the firft of a11>nwnlund 

Did this important fecret find. XS 

•Tis true, thatantient Poets fing^ 
That Jove alone his bolts did fling ; 
That he difcharg'd his 'Vengeful ire 
'In flafhing, loud, fulphureoos fire. 
But that's all fable, all miftake ; 30 1 

For all the Gods can thunder make, > 

Whene'er their bellies chance to ake. 3 

This Talc, when once I was a drinking 
"Vyiih Sp«cks that boafled of Free thinking. 

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I told.— They fworc 'twas very pretty, 35 

Eitremely arch, fcvcrely witty ; 

T4at well it ridicuPd thfc ndSfe, ^ " 1 

Which frighted women, girls, and boys.-'- - 

At this was heard a fudden rambliogp 
As if the houfo at oncQ was tamblhig : . ' 4P 
The caufe unknown^ the more they wonder*d» 
And all concluded that it tlximdeK^. 
At which our Sparks of iatc fo pert^ 
60 loud, profane, and ib alert, y- /^^-^ 

Dumb-founder*d now, looked plaguy filly; ^ 

And feemM, for once, to tbink not firi^j. 
Their thoughts, which, with their vifage altet*d. 
With trembling Ups, lod'toiigi^ethM %i^te^*d. 
In words thev p^abhr could j\ot te]I, 
Th^ more (ban told, b/lo^ks^ and fmeil* ^o 

Trm tbt Pegasus in Grub-strjut, Wi^* Jm^ i^* 

TH E iir& Piece is a Lftter co|icc««}ng F^miffg^ 

jfn Epitaph m Th^muvi Qavs, E%; ia tt^^ 
Cbancil at Bauow ufM Stpyir^, 

HERE in this graYC 
There lies a Ctf«^/ ; 
We call a Cave a Grave : ^ r 

If Cave be Grave, and Grave be Cave, 

Then, Reader, judge, I crave. 
Whether docs Cave fye here in Grave, 
Or Grave here lye in Cave } . 
If Grave and Cave heia-bovied Ijre, 
Then, Grave, wbere is tby victory! 
r .Go, Reader, j^ rttw^ here \}p% a Cave, 
Who conquers ^Peaux, jtnd buries his owa Grave.' 

Cavi^ Avi iihaterMitatm^ 

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N^ 108. Thursday, January ^y. 

' H E firll Piece is the beginnmg of fome Rmarh 
upon Dr. Bemtley^s edition of Milton*s 
PardJi/t loft. 

A Lift of the Commiilloittrjet of the I^igli 
. Court of %MVi\tU who condemned 
King Charles L to be beheaded on 
Jan. 30, 1648. 

TH E decollation of Kine Chaiies I. was an 
a^ion, whick, at the diSance of above four* 
icore years, is now variouily reprefented, bdng 
approved, as well as condemned^ by many. Thepofteri- 
ly of the greateft number of thofe who had the Doldneli 
to fit in judgment upon their Sovereign, and condemn 
him to lofe his head» has been long extin£l ; io that 
Tery few of the off-fpring of any of them remain alive, 
to be either applauded, or reproached, for the adions 
of their progenitors. There is therefore the greater 
#ccafion to pmerve and publiih as much as poffible the 
liames of thofe unparaUclkd Judges^ as obiedls of ad- 
miiation, or abhorrence* to the prc^nt ana future ge- 

Joh9 Bradfhaw, PrefiJmt, Henry Martin. !• 

• John Liile. William Purefoy, 
William Say: John Barkftead. 

Oliver Cromwell. * Matthew Thomlinfim. 

Henry Ireton. 5 John Blackiflone. 

Sir Hardrefs Waller, Knt. Gilbert Millington. i; 

^ir John Bourcher, Knc. Sir William Conftable, Bar. 

* William Heveningham. Edmund Ludlow. 

♦ Ifaac Peningtoa Jldtr* John Hutchinfon. 

nuui $f LfndoH. Sir Michael Livcfcy, Bar. 



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Roibcrt Tichburnc. 20 John Alurcd. - 

Henry Smith. 45 

Humphry Edwards. 

Gregory Clement* 

Thomas Wogan. 

Sir Gregorv Nor ton. Bar. 

* Edmund Harvey. 5a 

John Vcn. 

Thomas Scot. 

Thomas Andrews, jf/Jgr* 

man of London. 
William Cawley. 
Anthony Supeley. 5^5 
J^hn Downs. 
Thomas Horton* 

* Thomas Hammond 

♦ Nicholas Love* 
Vincent Potter. 60 
Anguftine Garland. 
John Dixwell. 
George Fleetwood* 
SimoA Meyne. 
James Temple. 65 
Peter Temple. 
Thomas Wayte.- 

Owen Rowc, 
Robert Lilburnc; 
Adrian Scroope. 
Richard Deane. 
John Hafon. 
William Gofie. 
*. ComelittS Holland. 
John Carew* 
John Jones 
Miles Corbet. 
* Francis Allen. 
Peregrine Pelham. 
Daniel Blagrave, 
Valentine Walton. 
Thomas HarrHbo. 
Edward Whaley. 
Thomas Pride. 
I&ac Ewer. 
Thomas Lord Grey 

Sir John Danven. 
SirTho. Makvcrer^ Bar. 
John More. 





Thofe marked with an * did ndt fign the Warrant 
for his execution ; which was figned by all the reft, 
and likewifc by Rich. Ingoldtby and Thomaa Chalmer^ 
who were not prcfcnt at the TryaL 

Mr. Bavivs, 

IT is rare to meet with a Preface or Dedication to 
any new book, without an inve^ive againft man* 
kind for not giving a more publick encouragement 
to learning and men of wit. The general run of Aa<« 
thou take aU opportunities of calumniatine the prefent 
age bqumd any that hat pr^eded. In this, in (hort, 
confifts the whok myftery of writing. Foi", thoMn 
tality genius and learning are, in a modem Author*s 
arhhnietid(|^bntof finaH value or confideratipn ^ y<t, 
if 1^ crici Ottt in an angry tone, that men of parts are 


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negle£ledy there are tboafandg of charitable readers 
who are imm^iately for ranking hira in that dafs. 1 
tniy take upon me to affinp^ that Learning if in thii 
age fo far from being difcoaraged, that even the mean- 
eft pretenders to it meet with conftant proted^ion and 

The Authors of this Town, by a moderate redcon- 
mgt may be computed at fix thouiand : four thoufsnd 
that are concerned in Political pifcouifes 4- ooe in 
Dram^tick Performances ; and the other^ odd thoB- 
fahd in petit Pieces. A formidable army to be main- 
tained by the pure benevolence of the pnblick I Disband 
half our writers, and the Hei&ans may be maintained 
another year without any great burthen. In the fore* 
mentioned fix tboufand, *tis probable there may be tea 
men ^hat have a tderal^ fhare of learnkig : the re- 
maining 5990 coniif(, either of fuch as have taken up 
the tnuie of writing obfervatioii, that as it it 
at prefent msinaged, fewer abilities and lefs genius are 
required in it, than in gny other profef&oa » x)r eUe -of 
mcQ of fortune apd quaH^, who write for &me, and 
often, to gain the reputation^ wits» lofe that of ha.* 
yipg common fenfe ; or el/e df. beaux and lovers, who, 
to foften their ob<^urate miftrefTes^ tllink it ncceflarjr 
to attack them in the harn^onious flrains of Poetry. 

Some, ""Its true, have made Poetry the daughter of 

ho¥^x h9^ if tliis^pFfis to be a4n^ttcdasa truUi, then. 

r^cry Jnan th^t vm fo^l enpugh to be in lovf , muft be 

|k( fb( ftsie tiiP^ wifi( ^9<3«ftl^tp he a Poet. Rhimc, 

it muft be confefTed, Ms oitep been prq<^i^d ^ loye ; 

but Rhime and Poetry are far from being (ynony mbus. 

If indeed the fpirit of rhiming always %^di Wf'nh the 

tl^e. Criticks would ^ve jop 

it. . B^t.'theijaisfo'rtune^of itjs,. 

^eii once a perfen is midatiid* 

it has commixed fome crime 

bd over* From ^ love &Mg t9 

has been le4 to th^ writing of 

what is-hfg1>tr:feafoii in Poetry, 

li Heroick If oiexii itfdf witboat 

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Jomcfid inllancc of that whereof I tm now fpeaking. 
The laft sew performance at Drury-lane is an irrefra- 
gable argument to prove the truth of this aiTertion. 
APIay, which is one of the moft arduous tasks of 
which human wifdom is capable, requires not only the 
ftrongefl -judgment and obfcrvation, but the utmoft 
ddicacy in the working up. Every perfon ought there- 
fore to ponder well his own abilities, before he ventures 
on fo bold an undertaking. I would ask the Author 
w The Mffdi/b Coupli, upon a fuppofition that he was 
>t the head only of fifty men. Whether he would ven* 
torero give battk to an army of ;o,ooorand if he 
woQld^ Whether all mankind would jnotjuftly condemn 
nim for a temerarious, precipitate Hero. For my 
own part, I fee but little difference between this cafe, 
ft^^^ of a writer, who tudaciouflv attempts the 
ttoft difficult performance, without citner wit or hu* 
moar, without genius or capacity, and in Ihort, with* 
W(t being poffefied of even one qualification neceffary to 
thie accompliihment of fo great a work. What can we 
wi think of an audience, that with noife and violence 
ate rcfoluicly bent to fupport a wretched rhapfody of 
the lowed chit^at ? a thmg, called a Ctmdj, without 
pot, language, or (eatiments. The mbft chariuble 
thoughts that can furely be entertained, are either to 
pity their follv and ignorance ; or elfe to conclude, 
,ihat there mult be fomething worfe in their endcavourt 
toimpo&upon mankind, by applauding what indifpu- 
libly ought to have been condemned to the flaracft. A 
man that clips out of time is making the moll poig- 
Bant fatire againft himfclfi *tis like laughing in compa* 
jy at no jeft. How far beneath his quality does a No- 
bknan appear, vrhen at-tfre head of a formidiible party - 
W^tountenance fuch a piece ? The reproach does not 
ye in being a friend to a bad Poet, but in pairoarzing ' 
^»5 Works. 

Aniong the Greeks and Romans,' their *Captains and 
Generals were freouently men of the fincft parts, im-^ 
Proved by the moft liberal education. They wete fcho- 
wr^, as well as foldiers ; and could command the J>en, 
ai rcidiljr as the (word But the education of moft of 
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And tko* mapj of them arc; inscBioa?. and fom/^ of. 
them learned per(bns ; yet they aft ovit oC theic fphere. 
if they endeavour to fecure the fuccefs even of a gopa 
Plav, by bringing a large party 1d>q th^ houfe, Med 
onqer them on purpofe to make a noiie in ita behalf. 
This conduft will naturally provoke A contrary party 
to hi(s it off the ftagp undeieryedlv. But if tnf Play 
be jeally bad. nothing can effeftually proteft it firogi. 
the contempt, of the. audience, but t detach mft^tot 
th^ Foot-guards, rptiy to fire upon znv^ perfo^ w^kO; 
iball pxefumcto ihew the kafi token of SifUa* 
tarn* Sir, 

Your humble Tenant^ £• P5 

4 RiciiPJt ta t/f^le a modem Draiuatic Fo<;t. 
To Q B — , Bfqi 

Since a Bardto cpnmience, vou are 0r*d with;i.pai!5o»^ 
Afi^ writeln Dramatics— -^oecaufe *tjs t)ic fafliwn '; 
Siiice dire Hi^then Greek ne^er puzzled yonr noddle. 
Nor Precepts antique frona old Ar i ^totl t ; 
A. few modern ones take, which wiU teach yoa xpuch 
' ^ better^ 
Tb, didate a Pfay, t)^ you can*t write a letter. 

Take of learning a grain For the Critics in Pit ; 
Of good humour a fcrupfe ; and a dram of good wtt| 
An ounce of good fcnfe hr too much will be found | 
thlf willdo: but of Laureat-Aifurance a pound. 
Five Double Entendres in your Epi/ogueipy^t, 
To leave in the Ladies an impreiCon of fnaiut. * 

Thefe precepts can't fail a gay modem to raife. 
As fam*d for Dramatics as T d or Bats. 

N^ 10^. Xhvwday, Febfuary 3. 

A. LIST of the WitneFe^ againU K. Charles I- 
copied at firft io this JwrnalixQjfi Rvshworth's 


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Witig.pyG'kV'B'S Tk SJ&r, 1732. 227 

tHjhricaJ tilleilioMs^ wlier« the imtial letters only 
or tKcir names are prefer vcd ; which are pUced 
^rc at length, -as they were afterwards publifiid in 
^9 115, from the additional 7th Vol. to Xiord 
^Clarendon's Htftory. 

WILLIAM Catbbert;t>f i»^J%/W b Ift/Ar- 
oy/f/, Gent. 
John Bennet, of Harwood in the cointy of Kr>f, Geht. 
WiUiim fi^J^e,^ of W^JdMi in^tte cotthty x}f'&Ajop^ 
•HJnrjriHifttf^, «f tmitj%fd^ xtpon '^im In^ar- 

Edward Roberts, oi Bi^ps-Caftii 'm ttecottnty^of 
'*<Ap, ^IrtmtaCiigcr. 

Robert Loads, of Co nam yTtVfhfbamptonJbire^ Tyter. 

Samnel Mofgai/offf^iH^iM'm^ht cotinty of ^- 
Vi^, 'ftJt-WMlker* 

James Williams, of Rojjfe in HirefordJUrty^ iShd^* 

John Tyncger,* or*fcjf»/r in the county oiDer^y, 

Samuel Lawfon, of^oftipgl^m^ Maltfter. 

Afthur Young, of London^ Citizen ^and Barbeiwfiir' 
gcob. • ' , 

Thoipas Whitting, of' ^^//i«^if4W,' Shoe-maker./ 

Jc^n Thomas, ^t LdoffgiiUn in Ae cf unty -of i Dift- 
ilgK Husbandman. 

Richard Blomfield, of London^ Citizen and Weaver. 

William Jones, of Uskk ia the county oi MonmdU^^ 

Humphry Browne, of Witfondim in the county of 
Rutland^ Husbandman. 
' "l^ivid^EwzTiSt^of Abergenny in the, county oi^Mm* 

Diogenes Edvrafrds, of C2FJ/?tf» iri the coiihty of *r- 

Giles Gtyce, olWeiMngrofi'vtC^htopfoirey Gent. 

John Vfmon, of i>^»75f^^)w in the county offPlbs^ 
Gint. ' . 

George Scely, of London, Corflwainer. 


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John More, of the city of Ccrk in InUni^ Gent. 

Thomai Ive$» of B^jfei in the county of Ncrthsmf" 
t$M^ Httsbandmftn. 

ThomiB lUwlini, of Han/hp in the county of Sucks, 

Thomts Rdid, of MfiUftom in the coonry of Ktnt^ 

kmei Crosby, tiDMin in InUni^ Buben 

&imttel Burdcsi, of Ljntham in the county of Wiltt^ 

Michael Potti, of Sb^rpireton in the county of Ntr- 
thumberUnd^ Vintnen 

George C6rnwii» of 4fi$n in the county of Hirt' 
fird^ Ferry-man. 

Henry Uooche^ of Gr4iy$'Inn in the county of IkM* 
iJifijc. Gent; 

Robert Williimt, of S. MdrtinU in the county of 
Corntoally HusbandnAn. 

Richard Price, of L9»d0n^ Scrivener. 

Thomas Chahoner, a Member of the Houfe of 

One Yeoman, five Husbandmen^ feven Eng^, one 

Ixifli Gent. 
One Honourable Member of the Rump of Parliament, 
One Scrivener, Ironmonger, Gbver. and Felt-mairer, 
An Independent Vintner, who for rhime I wUh had 

been a Qgaker, 
A Maltfter, Pernr-man, Barber-furgeon, and a Painter, 
A Tyler, a Botcner, an, Iriih Barber tum*d Saint here, 
A Weaver, Smith, two Shoe-makers, and a Cord- 

wainer : 
Every one of whom ought to have been a Cbrd- 


Mr. Bavius, Hirtfori, JaWj 15, 1731. I 

ID O U B T not but you have long fince read the 
Sfeffstor*s parallel between the two celebrated Co- 
mediansy Mr. Bullock and Mr. Pekkethmak. ' 
I have here attempted one between two more confi- I 
derable perfons, vt«. Mr. CAUPgNTBR, Poet Laureat { 
of this City, and the renowned Laureat in London; 

Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Gibber are perfons of 
the fame fex, education^ profeflion, occupation, and 

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coq^plcxioa s Jind 'tis obfervable, that the initial and fi* 
nal letters are the fame in both their names. Mr. Caiu 
PBNTER is JOepttty Bellman of the City of Herefbrl. 
As for Mr. CiAasit, Jn your City, vUemgiritilUfh* 
nantii^ which is as mudiasto u^, he is Diredor #f 
the Piay-houfe thunder, as deputy to the mgenioiH 
Mr. De N Ms^ inventor thereof. [See The Uutuidd j 

li you inquire into their eduoadoo, 'tis well lea ^wa 
the learned Mr .Cahpent^r has read Gat9^ C^rderim 
and jEjQp'^s Fabits ; in which he has fome advantage 
over Mr. Cjbbb.r, whofc ftodies, 'tis tvidcnf, were 
never extended beyond S$ntentia PutriUs* It \^% 
been pretended indeed, that he was no ftfangcr to 
hucan : but it mud be acknowledged, that acquaint* 
ance was cbntra£led by the meidiaiion of Mr. RowE ; 
byvvhofe^a^anceandrecemmendatiaa Julius^Cae* 
'SAR fo far honoured him as to be his ^gueft fn Bgypt 
where he gave that Hero but a fcurvy entertainment, 
almoft as bad as that wherewith he has iince r^akd 

Mr. CiBBBR is a profeflcd Poet: (b is Mr.^Cwm- 
'CNTER ; and^ with due fubmiffion 1 fpeak it, in my 
opinion, the better of the two ; as will appear from 
an impartial view of their refpe^ve performances on 
New year's day. I have herewith ^ fen t you that of 
Mr. CARpEiiiTfiR in print. 

The year its fteady courfedoth conftant run ; 
No foonerends but 'tis again begun : 
One is no foonerpal^, but ftill appears 
Another new ; thus years are chain'd to years ; 
Whofe fruitful ieafons does for man provide. 
And all the creatures on the earth befide : 
Thus doth the year its a£live courfe maintain. 
It comes to go, and goes to come again. 

Prom thefc vcrfes yon may perhaps obferve, that thQ 
oticXaureat has ftolcn fome thoughts from the other, 
fcit !tis apparent, that our country-man was not the 
phgia'ry : for honefl Stephen Bryan, the Worcefler 
printer, can lelVify, that Mr. Carpenter's verfes were 
Poblilhed, among other of his mifcellaneous works, 
for the entertainment of his^ood friends againft Chrift. 
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mas } whereas Mr. CiBBBR*f did not make their ap- 
pearance 'till New year's day. 

Mr. CiBBER is an Aflor; anfd, 1 can alTare yon, 
-Mr. Carpektbr has formerly made no Inconfiderable 
iigore among a fet of StroHers. Itliaa been obCerved, 
*4hat Players a6k thofc parts bcft, to which they ate 
moft naturally indtntd) but to this obfervation the alli- 
en of ckhcr-of thefc Gentlemen is a dired contradi£U- 
.jQo: for'Mr. CiBBER isfaid to perform the parts oF a 
Coxcomb and a. Villain to the greateft perfedion. And 
tho* it muft be confeiTed, that Mr. Carpenter is no 
Tragedian ; yet he has ifted the part of Scrub in the 
^BiMUX StratagfMt and that of Shakespear^s drunken 
-77/ri/r in the Tamitig of the Shew, with general ap- 

Mr. CARPENTER*t occopation is that of a Shoc- 
jnaker ; and he does not cut oat his work ami fs, alveays 
jobfenring the old rule of Neftttor ultra trepulam. Hap- 
py were it for others, if they could uke the fame mei- 
Jures! but, he has ever been allowed to be an excel- 
lent TranJIator or Cobler j and will piece on a fole with 
that exa^lnefsy that the mod curious eye can fcarce 
obferve the flitches. Mr. Cibber is ^Ifo a Tranjlattr 
and Cobler, bat in no degree equal to his rival. He 
hzs tranJUttd^ as lam told, two pair of Corneille*s 
and MoLiBRB*8 old flioes, in fuch a manner as to fit 
no mortal. The Pcmpejy the C/V, &c. were dc- 
fpifed by many of our Society, who wear none but 
fecond hand (hoes : and even the Nonjurw themfelves 
have choien to go almofl barefoot, rather than to ap- 
pear in a pair of patchM Ihocs of Tartu ffe, or to tread 
OTitJIep like him. As a Cobler, in his Comedy called 
the Fop^s Fortune y he has ingrafted the former part of 
Fletcher's Elder Brother upon an old Play, called 
the Lojal Lovers^ in fo bungling a manner, that the 
thafms arc to be difcemed even with half an eye. 

As to the complexion of thefe two great men, 'tis ia 
bdth tending toward the fubfusk ; only Mr. Cibber^s 
fe the deeper copper of the two. Mr. Cibber has the 
more years; but then Mr. Carpenter has the more 
wit: and yet, wonderful to relate ! Mr. Cibber 


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dnnb fack ; while Mr. Cahfevter, alai !* is doomM 
to cyder. To conclude, in the words of the SpiStator^ 
Mr. CiBBER has the more money; bat Mr. Carpenter 
/; tke taller man, • " 

I am yoor hamble fcrvant^ 
PliiLo Vermi-ceneris. 

Mr.MAEVius looking upon the Banqueting-houfe at 
White-hall, 7<«»» 3^» '73^ — *• 

When thii fine Palace funk in rifing flame, ^ 

What providence prefervM this nobleft part ? - - 
A laftinc monument conGgnM to fame, , * 

Of SrvARx'f grandeur, and of JoN£«*iart? ^- 

2. . 

No doubti for wifeft pofpofe Heaven decreed, 
Thk pompous Dome, fecure to tateft time , 

ShouK} mark the feenf of one unrivallM 4i«d^ 
A glorlouf virtoe, of • htinom erimt « 

. : '3- ' * ; 

' If that, a ble/fing 1 butif ihSi» a curfe 
Hai ever fince purfu*d Britannia*! land t 

When the third age hai run ita dubioni courft, 
The Fourth may plainly {m HeavVa vengeful band* 

4. • , . 

♦Tin then &!• Dome *erc opportunely ftlnei, 

Fir deprecation, and thackf-gWng too ; 
Which may refird,. or ha(!en HeavHi*i defign9, » 

In fcenfs of lading^ happinefi, orivt>e. 

s- .•■ 

While fome, detefting that file barbarous age, j 

What fiend pofTefsM thofc godly villaips, ask : 

Others declare, had they then |rod the ftagc, 
They'd ibuct the glorious (Uoke without a ma&k* 

Prom thoughte dirc6li[y oppofite as thcfe, 
Paffiona as oppoiite mceuant flow : 

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Bxliltertting hopet of li^liiig peaces 
• DejeAiDg feart of feme dive foddtn blow. 

Til* EQrpdani that, as Nil«*i vaft floods retreat,. 

See monftert arctping from their oozy bed » 
And whiic the fun darts down prolific heat. 

Both plenty hope, and fwift deftrudion dxead. M. 

Irm tbi PcCAsvs ^ GIiuB'STJieet, Wtdn. fth, 2. 
To the honourable Society of Gmb^dreet. 

HAVE IN G ptocnred feveral origfoal manu- 
fcripts in defence of die laft new Comedy, 
written by the very hononrable patrons of that 
peribrmance ; I beg your affiftance in the publication 
of themr As the3rare the works of perfens* of diiUliic* 
tion, yoit cannot doubs the intreft yoer Society has in 
them: ^Mjnuft.coafeia Icaanol yet lay any thlog 
with entire certaiirty4lxi%rekitk>B lo ikem^ » .bff.reafoQ of 
Unnt obfcnrityi in carraAer.and arthography, which 
yon very well know mtnufctjptSy.efpeciaUy.of this tott^ 
are rtry liable too^ 

I have indieed ddne all in my powr: to obviate 'this 
miifortune, . by a dilli^t camparlfon' of thi * papers 
now in my^nds, with chat valoahV ediHom of the 
former works of the iame authors, publifliM in three 
Tomes by)Mr< hHm-B^hMa^X9,jaadivJkhe title of ^ 
Big-lmfi Mi/€€lJan}i I luwealCb had.rec>ur(e toi the 
origiDal9^of•tilat'w«rk^upoR »oft of the Tstve^ wi- 
dows in Pell mell and. Si^ J;imc£e11r;eet ; aud 1 cake 
thb oppertonity of acknoivledgifig the great humaniry 
of Morher Williams, who* very freely eahibltted to 
my pentfaA aH tlie Vahfiiidle- feinafns.of/this kirsl in her 
houfe that hW efeapcf^lhe/Oothidc^fn-y of her cu- 
ilomers. Pbr you nieft* k^tow, Gonileiiseii* . thit wiifc>e 
i<«rati!niga^(s'is-feck«ii^''wi^ theiiemacifoxoBiilh 
onlv in breaking the pane h but to return 

By the dillig^nceof ny fearch. I have, arrived at^ 
prctcy good Iguefs as to the letter and fpellhtg ^ iind fdr 
tteispgaage I have ufed no other help^ than-ararefun 

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No log. of G RUB'STR E ET, 1732.333 

perufal] of the Comedy itfelf to which thefe manu* - 
fcripts relate, and which douUefs is the fiandard to 
which thefc Gentlemen write. • . ' 

Bat aH this notwithfbinding, I cannot but own my% 
Mf much at a lofs with relation to the fenfe of tbefe 
valuable pieces ; and therefore humbly hope you will 
appoint the learned Do£lor Zoilvs .of your Society, 
to affift me in tranftnitting to pofierity thefe lading mo* i 
numents of the prefcnt taftc. ' ^ 

I defirc leave to inform the publick, 
foon to publifh fome curious obfervations 
Drama ; in which many errors of the I 
futed, particularly that with relation to 
being plainly proved, that the dextra c( 
clfe but certain loud vociferations ufed ^ 
of the Author, to ^terrifie the audience into an appro- 
bation ; as by the finiflra could only be meant the 
cat- calls. A due mixture of both thefe gave rife to a 
t{|kif<idiAin£li(u^^ as a^v^y.great.prey^ilence of either 
d^ to f Ke /^^ftff r/ ; ^S a certain learned ^yoderri fs' 
rather inclined to thhilr^is''4atter might Allude to fhfef 
different quality of the audience, being, very well af- 
fured that Sctpio and LabLii/^ did in perfon aBIIl 
at the head of a very confiderable body of thefe per* 
formers ; from which fome vain Htteraii ^wouki Jgao*. 
rantly fix the carradler of authors, upon thefe two 
great men. ' .. ' . : 

N. B. as a work of this kind canivot l>u^,requi|lB 
many references to the learned languages, the Ajtfthor 
will anex a verfion of the 'Latin fcniences, ' togelhef 
with a Gloflary of hard words to a few Copys, which 
fhall be printed on a royal paper, and neatly bounq 
and gilt for perfons of diflindtion. 

I am^ Gentlemen, ' 
Your moll humble fervant, W. P« 

P. S. I am afraid, Sirs, yoyt will conqlud^ |ny .]£- 
manuenfis a perfon of quality ; I cannot mbrtifie him 
better, than by makeing him write my appology for the 
many errors he has committed, and which I fear will 
render this as illegible as my manufcripts. 

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• 'Whereas fbmcpcrfens in Gfub-fl rcet pretend to 
kWSiroft /(frrazpni thts is to inform the Pubik, 
that The trut wiginiti Str^sfor ratort ate fold only ly 
Ck^ firft Inventor, * Kfr. Roberts at tkc. Comer of 

* L1nCoM*s-Inn fields near Clare-market, vmh, allow* 

* vice to fiick as bay a. <jnanti y ^-—N. B The fhop 

* bfitiutcdJbetwtendnftlaRdaihes, that it to fay, be^ 

* tween a SirolF-ibop. and a CoH^e-houfes * and is not 
Of:^n now on Wednefdays, as formerly; bw only on 
Sandays, for the conireni^nce of Journey^men^ Af^ 
prentices, &c. • 

FungMr Viti citis^ acuttm 
JUiieri qu^r ferrum valet ^ fxfon if/afuandu 


N^ no. Thursday, February lo. 

IN the firS page is a Letter fubfcribed Horatia- 
' Nus, luaft^er to that from Philargsaeus in 
N* lefc which^is foUowtd by Some Account of tbt 
8tB0^ ef" Frffamfime the Isie ja for th4 reiUf $f Dekt- 
#m, &cv hwbly offitacd to like confideration of the Le- 

The following Pr9ieftm$Md. EflUaie were fpoken at 
iWaQiog of ih^'Of^hiftj bf fooM fcKolars at a private 
tshooly about three years ago ; and a few copies of them 
f^intcA tipo»<a^ihe«tb|F>tfaeaftlvci^ Wetiiink them 


' * Vkh Orttor had-^idvef* tad in the Achertifemett^ 
tiled in the. iUMr JnuffUiL made ufc of the very words 
j^MT^i. bis Ora&ry Tremf marked with iitrened com- 
eiBkne under the Title of ' li^Mg^inLcepcing only, that 
An JJferticn tf the infe tvfx. inftraS "of 2^#^, he had put 
Dr. QUtrkes ttmifles^ ltc J4ac9. 

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Nojio^of GRUB sT HE ET^ 17^2. 2^^ 

fo good, that th«y ought to Jbe niAdc more pubKc, and 
prcferved lo p9i\^t\ty m the Mmirs of our Society. 

PwiLOCUE, /pak^H hy a^ung UalfUman^ who affid 


Wo N D R O U S th^ Bard, who Wiappy Tragic 
Draws^Vjr/ firbm tedrs^ ^B4f/fffirj9iMfithp4i$v ! 
In this thb tender O twa y's Mufe *ras chief: 
Utgriet/fsm^ ytt vft thank \im foi-oor grief. 
But never docs the triaitiph 6f his art r 

So touch the paflions, and c;oFmiii£Aadtho heacci 
As when wc licit fee the foft, gentle Fair^ 
Young, innaccnt, deluded, in defpair $ 
See with fachmge the Riiai MrotherrhMt^^ U^ 

And mOi fo fwcet a grace the lovely O PaAK motrn. 

ThiirOrwAir wrott: but how IkJl «^r grctn age,. 
in fnited to the iaboars of the Sta^,, 
To fuch a celebrated Pkcc be true. 
And give the elegant dijirefs it« due ? 
The raOi Chamo^^t, we fear, yoall fee (caret bnve; 
And mad Caitalio iw^tent/yn^; fie 

Fierce Poi.y dor too yW^r dare M$ foe^ 
And poor M&siuiAnf^d x^ half her wvr. 

li then vou view this AAkm with flcgle^. 
And with dry eycf, ours is the fole dcfed : 20 

Gould we be juft, jf«V be fb to>tWs>Sccne 1 . 
Andweef like di/drea, could we aJ7 like «r)i. 

Ej'iLOGUE, fpoken^hj a jimgG^nfimimi mb& Hffed 

MY Hrthr^U^ |)rivilege:ia Ture but finilJ ; 
; Tiaar yaut^0^M$9tier\f pirt is all in alll 
^ He trieiHd m^^intht. Ph^ : an^drfiow that*lover^ 
Itt^Mcbil waa4X«fv/, Mv^AMLaPerA- 
t anCafiaii£d^ he un^Poiydat^d, V 

Tm but phi» 7^/ 1 he aiU> f6r(both> My, lord. 
TKere*s (bmethh^ too, as we thefe miftters rale, 

, uiathird^>/iya»/f4iluv^4ind that^i eMti. 

ForN^l; 'tis vifolciraad wctt intoird 4 
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Well ; be it What is it that I would fay ? 

Something to chgtr you after this fad Play. 
Fain would I make you merry-— --bat I can*f : 

For Wit runs low what then ? no Wit wc want, 

To raife t /augb — Where's Harhquin, Scaramuib^ 15 
Jonathan Wil(^^ Jack Shepherd, and Cartoucb ^ 
What ? Farci with tragedy ?— Yes j 'tis the faihion-^.. 
No StMge-coacb f Windmtll-dance f — nor . Corontijihn f 
Where's Dodor TauftUs^ and the fiyng Lettmf 
Alas f thefe HobiirJp§rts sire for our Betters 5 20 
For Men, not Chii-drik-—— Wcmake no pretence j 
To fuch poUteneJs^ and fo great $xpince ; \ 

ForcM to takt up with Poetry — and Sense* 1 


"'TShursday, Feb. 3. Mr^Darby, keqperof the Mar- 
flialfea^prifon/has let the fiiid gaol ^o Mr. Taylor, an 
nndertakcr in the Borough. J>aily Journal.*— An 
undertaker is a vtry pr$per per/on for a gaoler, in a 
Chriflian countrey, w^n the confequence of being dead 
in law // to be buried alive. 

Friday, Feb 4. Yeftcrday the Lords of the Trea- 
fory were pleafed to appoint Mr. Wright, footman to 
Sir Rob. Wa^)e>)e, to be one of the meflengers of the 
Treafury. Daily ToO ri» ax. —^ i^ footman is toeU 
qualified t4 be a mtnm%tn ' JA. ' 

/r^/w/i&^ Pec ASUS /* Grub-street, 0^edn, Feb.q, 
Dear Kavy, ' 

AMI L J T A R Y author of a . late damn'd Dra- 
matick Performance is continually complaining 
. of th? iniuftice of the Town ; but what more 
particularly jiffths him, is the i^ri uiage he ^ pstt 
mih^ from your illuftriotis Sifciwy. EvMi.yo»,Afco 
' ouglit to have e^pOijui'd the caufe of an opprtfs'd TBfb- 
^ther, have, l&e a profeiie'd eiiemy, ^ubH&ed fbme thii^s 
"-€0 his djfadvantage. If you gd on thos^ you have not 
the godd of your Community at heart : foriyou'U hinder 
feferal military heroes from ihlifting themfelves into 
your Sociifty^ who might defend tbe Members of it 
^gainft a}l,oppofition by force of arms 1 which is a 
jftrgfiger^'aUia therefore a btticrafgument^ Ihao can be 


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prodoced in your Journal. If, upan this friendly advice, 

- you ihaH think fit to au'tcr your condu6l; I myfelf will 

write a Play agAinU the latter end of this month, and 

cootemn a]l Criticks, aided by your Jimrnaly and a file 

of Grenadiers. 

S. James's Co fti^ lam "^^xat eternally, 

ioufig^ Ftb\ 2. Tim. CoCk\db. 

At the late Trial of Mr* Peteh Noaicei for the- 
murder o£ Mr Wili^am Turk&r.; that celebrated^ 
aftor Mr. WiliiaM P£Nketh.vian was produced as a 
witneis in favour <of the prifoner. ' O^ w^ich tragmal 
occafion, he delivered his uMtwiny in k moft furprhilnglyi 

Sper mtBfier 1 perfomifing ,at cniceth* parts of a goodi. 
iefs, ^gooda^or, and a g^od poet- ■ ■ To're^- 
late the conim(Hi occuritnccs of lift in^ the lofty ftrakii^ 
of poetry,* is e^ctremely difficult; birt tiy6^t}in$0XUffn» 
fore^ b rtfUl^y wondcrfol. Ta a6k z pwt well aC the 
Theatre in theOld&illy, before' fiWhfevete^ judges^ 
iirt fo numerous and polite an aiid^^Mcei'^iMl t to come 
off with vfflkxitki is a^ery great4tM<ng: but it ii^ ftJHl 

Kiter, to bring'oi&ii'fi<k<ifd>-'^Al<alN)ldiB eiranvi^ 
ces concui)ri<d niA M^/ P-iliitfsf KMiHiVytptfisiiioii >' 
tht Socl0«i^ ^ ^^* ^t>bfi»rver tlft^ <y«M^]^t«ttd^tir*A^ 
tfltr tW Hiftoriograph«r of nheO^ Baif^'hatt M«^«b^ 
Himjnaice; I^Miftf ^inied^h^r^ilHjflceeltief' l^inif 
profaic manner* wMch-is^oft fubliifteirfiAJc vtk'tt. M 
fuchit b ^KeMfote^hererepiiblilk^r in 'at<^^<»tVmftf^ 
ncr, but without the-ehatig^^f twie w6i€ V iij order Jt<fe 
tAtfmit td potterH^-an ilhirtriww W'fA*!/^ of a grcat^ 
genius for poetryr a^d of a gittt aQ 'of firiendfhfp- ML\ 

On thnrfday night, or rathei /riday morning, 
*Twizt two and three, the Prilboer and Deceated 
Rack punch were driiUctngat the Rummer tavera 

Iii Drury Lane for then I found !cm there ; 

And fociablc they fcemM, and drank, and talk'd,* J 
Like friends, till watch- men cry *d, ? aft four i^ cl^k* 
The reckoning was a crown, Noakbs paid it all. 

FTom ^ence we rambled to King's Coffechoufe 
In Covcnt garden. Ale and orange there 
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They told me, that they had been ferenading^ 

Some Tadtea ; bm they did not tel! me who. 

And what (faid they) it your opinion. Sir,. 

Of Tuch divcrfion ? I allur'd 'em, ihat 

I was not fond of catterwauling frolicksr l$; 

At Hve I left *em» and relumM at fix, 

And found *em ftill together very friendly. 

'Twas after feven, when the Deceas'd arofe; 

And ask'd the Priibner if he would go with him. 

Bat he refosM to go : then the Deceafed - 20 

Bade him. Good morrow, tnd went oat alone. 

> : No# Sir» I did not take him to be mad } . 
But rather thought he was a little fiUy* 
For he wouM laugh at every thing that paTs^d^ . 
Ac every word woa fpoke, tho' nothing merry, «J 
Not fit to raife a fmile ; the meereft trifle 
Imaginable woa*d fet him on the twitter. — — 
When he was gone, I iroportunM the Prifoner 
To crofs the water, with me, and ^o more. 
Who were k company^ to fpend the day }fi\ 

Ja merriment, (for I had then no knowlec^e, 
Tliat I ^o«kt at the Theatre be wanted). 
The Biiibafr gave con^nt, we til agreed, 
Aodidbwa Qootbampton-flreet we took oar way :/ ^^ . 
A icrvant to the Theatre by chance »- }$ 

Wetaiet; kisbufinefs was, at Tavern doorr - 
AAd Cify.gaifl the Phy hoQ(e Bills to fix. 
I>.vM)wfdJbiiBUls,,af^ fbuiid, thatveiy night 
A ^f t af poifif^ was fbi» me to aft. 
In Tk" Amorous Wld^, 09 Tbi fFanM$ Wif4 \ 40 

And by his R<^ai Highnefles commwid. 
Our journey then was flopped 1 and, to the Rummer 
In Drury Lane we all returned at nine ; ' 

But did not tarrv, for they had no fire. 
We to i!\e Ptay houfe went, and brcakfafled, 4f 

And after ten :we parted/ 

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N^ III, Thursday, F^hruary 17* 

HE £ril and fecond pages ccmuin Extols 
from three Sermons preached on Jan. 31, be* 
fore the Hoafe of Lotds, the HouTeof Com- 
mons, and the Lord Mayor, by Dr. Francis Hars 
Lord Biihop of Chichefterj Dr. Alvrb» Clarjcb, 
and Dr. Robert Warrek. 

From the Pegaftis is an Epihgui to the Comedy of 
Ignoramus^ btdy a£Ud at Bary-fchool. 

N^ I in. Thursday, Fehruary 14. 

To Mr. Bavius, Secretary to the Society of Grubi 

PLAYERS are a fort of an inferior order of 
Grubgaus ; or rather, (to fpeak more JpreperJy) 
as they live by the labours of feveral of yotir So- 
ciety, and may therefore be faid to eat; their breads 
ought to be looked upon as their fervants. It is for 
this reafon, that I tjiink every thing that relates to them, 
ought to be exhibited at your tribunal, aod iencen^- 
pa&d on them, as the Society fhall judge i|fteet. i / 
This premifed, I beg leave by thefe to acquaint thti 
illttilrious Community, that I am an Author both :in 
profe and verfe; and think I have as good pretei^ns 
as any writer whatfoever, to be elected a Menib^r of: 
the Society : as I ihali (hew, if ever I judge poper to^ 
fiaQd^can£date for that honour. ISut this is only by' 


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the by. -My prcfcut buflnefs, Mr.'BAVi ut, is this.-— 
HaviDg wriltcn * ?Uy Utcly, I. was very dcfiromof 
bntiging it upon the ^bge : but, ai I had no perfooal 
icqoaiiUiftOe Jinih- any. of the Managers, 1 applied to a 
Gentleman, who fppke to his friend tjiat had. The Clay 
wa» accoidiftgty' pot into the Jiands of Mr.. W. and tc was 
ezprcfiy defired of him to give his impartial opmion 
of its lor ^hkk rcalba the author was to remain m» 
known to him till then. In about a fortnight's time 
'k waF. retom^ ;> but -great difficulty made at to his p- 
ynag ibss impartial <||iiakNi« Upon which, I hnaglAcd 
c^ courdfy matmy rlay-'wat looked upon as a very bad, 
•r.fiHy piece. 'But, 4t items, I was ?ery much mi£^ 
takm ; £or the iam total of this tmpartial opinion s« 
mounted to this* That tbi'Piaf ma* a very fiMft^t'pif' 
JStrms9t$y waj^naiiyfritty^ 4ur n9t TheatrUali/i that 
he iouli net uniereikiMe 4& iPen-einy aceemtt. 

As to the meaning of the word TteatrUai^ tho' I 
Jtti|q4na2ie^yUNCiterfTtttfi6eei«r^ trntyl^^sm 
«as^Aast*fer ;.nd idc^pair aaowic^f coming at aay 
tblefable idea of it, tinlefs, Mr. Bavius, you will bi 

fo good as to h^p roe in the feaicb. That the want 

of ttlis quality Ibould be afligned as a rtafon for rejeft- 
ing a Play, that was allowed to be a jenfibU ferformanee^ 
and really fretty^ is yet more farpriimg. Hitherto 1 
have been ufed to think, (and I believe. I, am not ^n* 
gokr) that if a Pfay was ftnfibie and pnttfy it was a 
very proper entertainment for the Town. B«t, it 
ieems. Plays mufl now be Tbeatricel y and natural fejUe 
asd wit, thdt-ariie (net from odd getiures in the adba^ 
or ftralned e^prtfifions in the peer, bu ) from the fitit. 
•tion in which the per fons of the Drama ^find them- 
selves, and the drcqmftanees that occafion their ap- 
pea^ag, as they naturally would off* the fage, are 
90 longer •ecenary in a Play, nor capable of |4ea- 
fkng tM Town. *Tis a ^melancholy reflexion ilbaSy 
Mr. BAViu&f hut when things are at the worll, dicy 
isdft iMntl 

a Aiall begleai^ to \ej before you my conjedhires a- 
bouMhe meaning of the word Theatrical ; and to eza* 
mine, 4(44ie Play» we have had this wimcr fwhich I 
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ielvei, or thought (6 by the Town^ for fvanting wit 
and fcnic, and being thtdtritai — A Play may be 
calkd tbegtritMl, that ii written hf any perfon bdong* 
ingto the Theatre, or that it given to the Theatres 
ia which cafe it becomes it9 propetty : •fadi Plays are^ 
flridly fpeakifig, tbeHritai. Of diis fort was jftbii* 
mid ; which, as I am informM, was giren to the honfei 
lmtIdon*t find, chat its bemg f i^/tf/rr^ir/, qcould pre* 
vent its dying, a nartnral death Toon after its bh-th. ^-^ 
A Play may Itjcewife be called ibeatrkal, that is revffed 
and corrected by any per(bn belongbg to tke Theatre. 
Of this kind was Tbe Midijik Coaf/g, which, i tm fold, 
was lidcM into the form it now bears, and had the la ft 
touches given it, by a perfon in the muutgement of the 
houfe, fiTntous latety for (everal Odes, in which he has 
Ibewn as mnch poetry, as judgment. The violent death 
tbb Pby died of, after having been >kept eltve by at 
violent remedies, does not fpeafc mnch ki ftvonr of 
this new quality fo effential in Dramaitick performances. 
— A Play tliat is forced iipon the honie by fnperior 
authority, may, I think, likewife be caird tbeatricnl, 
as the Adors are obliged to adopt it, and receive it, at 
their own. Tbi Mo^ifr Covtli had this additional de« 
gsee of Tbeatricaiity. But alas 1 AM this would not do^ 
neither donble Gs«nadiers, double Conftables, nor dou» 
ble TbiMtricaiity^ could fave its tender lifie. It fel^ hard 
fate ! bccaufc the Town would not be impofed upon, 
nor «ould fee with patieodc^ the Stage reduced to a lower 
ebb than ever at B^nholoinew, or Southwtrh Fair. 
- — A^tothe laftnew^eoe caird Injmei Iwua^tnti^ 
it nmindecK) fix nights ; bur, as I have been inf<^med, 
the Author was obliged to make up the deficiency of 
feme of tf)(^iB, the company that wras there not paymg 
the excenct dP the houfe : fb that however theatrit^l 
this Pl^ may have been in any other fenfe of the 
word, which I may be ignorant of, I don*t find that 
the Town was over much edified by it, — — . AU tlns» 
then, Mr. Bavius, feems to conclude, that wit and 
ienfe, I mean enforced wit and fenfe, are no l^al 
eaufe to rejedl a Play, altho* it fliould want Tb/£trira» 
Hty t and that the Town would receive much J^etter a 
Play, that had' wit and fenfe;, even tho* it were deiU*. 
Voufl. Y . tut^ 

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242 MEMOIRS pftbi Society N*iia. 

t«!e of the other, thts they lave done P^ayr, ^athave 
wiAted both thefct and ytt been very tbeatriail. 

I now, Mr. Rativs, am drawing to a conclitizoa i 
and ihi^ only beg yo« would Jay thi^ before the 6oc^ 
cty at your Mk meeting. The ro^oeft thut I have to 
jn; »^<i of them it only, that they would favour me with 
their fenttmentt neon Thiatrica/ityi how far they thbk it 
eflbntiiJ to a good Play, and whetherthe want of It be a 
plauEble fcaibn f or rejediog one that is allowed to be 
faotk t/enfiili txAfritty fetffrmanet. l&j reaibn for «k*. 
iog this fevoBT of you, Mr. ftA vms^ifr thii.f I have Ibme 
thonghtt of gettJi^ k In next whfter^ the New-heufc. 
It it poffible they nfty think mt and j4Mfe more eflen- 
tttl than ^hiMtrk^Hth *nd confeqi»ntly wiJl not rejcft 
it for that reafon. But I (hould be forry, Mr. Baviui, 
to underUte any thing of this kind without thepriwty 
and approbation of your Body ; for which reafon I re- 
commend myfcff to yon, hoping, by your fevoor, to 
menttfaoiiconfidevadonand regard. . 
I am, Mr. Bavius,. 
Yoinr unknown {ciend atad admirer, 

JW. I4> l?}^-** DHAMATICOS. 

TWt it followed by a Lttter from ComciENeiovs 
PovBTPtJL to Dr. Alurbd Clakilb^ concennng 
\azSermn Jan.^i. 

-RftTAVK fir thi Tomb pf a Gentkimn, who, frm * 
fmalthmnning, itntrwtd bis firfum wry ew^ierM 
kh, **^ »*» ^^y "^^*^'^ UpHpii in diftreft. 

Ye fons of Induftry ! learn, hence, to know. 
How far in fortune patient Hope will go. 
By fafc degrees, on Honott:*s raisM aCcent, 
Slow-climbTng Care, at lail, will reach Content. 

Yet, ah ! when up, forget liot Want below : 
Bot ftretch your helpful hand to dilhnt Woe. 

So rofe the man, whofe duft' inflirines this place ; 
So, gain'd with honoiir; and fo giave, with grac6, 
Alive, uncnvied ; dead, unloft, he )i^ : 
For, know, a Good Man's inflacacc never dies. 

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T^^RSDAY, F/3. 17. At the Lodge near Towcr- 
nill, a Miificat-inftfumcnt-maker was lately made a 
Free-mafon in the followbg manner, Firft, the door- 
«;epcr puIPd olF h?s wig, and held a drawn fword over 
his head, while the two Wardens led him from one 
end of the lodge room to the other : then they put 
hjm on Hiram\ mask^ painted half black and half white, 
with three nofes,' the infide of which was very redo- 
lent, with an ointment of faial matter of a citron hue, 
and at the fam|5 time the Mafter pinn'd a fox*8 tail to K» 
coat. When the mask was taken off, the poor mati 
hcgan to compUin of the filthy ufage ; but, to quiet 
him, they tied him in bb chair, and the Mailer held ^ 
pair of red hot tongs fo near his cheek, as to be ready 
to burn bim, which put him into a terrible fright. The 
Wardens next roar'd in his ears Swanko three times i 
then they afp^rfed his face with a //?/;>^ liquor of a 
diaphanous nature^ faying, ' Now^ brother^ you an in 
^im! Th^ wife hearing of this difafter, was afraid 
.they had made him fit only for the Opera; but all was 
reconciled by ufing feme means not proper to mention 

iicre. Daily Posj;. Tbefe Ceremonies 1 take to h 

full as figmjicanty as thofe of the wealthier Free ma- 
fons ; aad th^y were^ no doubt, much more diverting^ 

Fr$m.ihi Pgoi^tvi in,G^vB street, We/n, Teh, 23.. 
The firft Piece is a Letter^ gfving a fliort account of 
t little Lawyer, in his bar* gown, throwing dice for 
oranges in a wheelbarrow, 

Mr. Batius, 

HAVING read the following Advertifement 
in feveral News-papers \This day is pubiifl^ 
edf price is. A Lecture on high pits 
0? ZfiAi/or Mifs Cadiere's Raptures, In which, 
fcfr, IL The Third Edition of MiscBt^iANsout 
Tracts, wr various fubje^s of Hiftory, Polemical Di-* 
vinity. Education, and Rhetorick. By J. Henley, 
Y 2 laftitttter 


244 MEMOIRS of the Society No i«. 

Inftitutor of the Oratory.] I bought the pamphlet ; the 
t: tie page of which, as to the Firft Part, runs as above : 
but the Second Part was altered thus, IL Tilacts on 
^thtr JubjeBs^ in Humane and Divine Learning. Then 
JoUowed The Third Edition; which, bem^pUced 
between two rules or black lines. Teemed plainly to re- 
late to the whole pamphlet; but, according tothei/i- 
s'//'/f/>«r//r/ above, relates only to the Miscellaneous 
Trac IS. 

When I came to examine my pur chafe, I found I 
had been bit : for this Third Edition Is not more 
applicable to any part, than to the whole. For imme- 
diately after the Lecture en bigbfitt^ t^c, containing 
only 1 1 pges, follows on a fpare leaf, this falfe title, 
Miscellaneous TRAcrs'^ir [eve*" al fuhjeSls : Tvii Edition. Which Mi/fe/laneous TraSls were 
printed in 1728, under the title of Oratory Tranfa^i- 
•as, i^o I. with which edition, this pretended Third 
Edition appears evidently to bo- the fame, retaining 
the fame typographical errors, the very fame diftances 
between the words, &c. fo that unlefs there has beea 
fb great a demand for thefc MiJcelUneous TraBs^ as to 
l:eep the letter ihnding above thefc four years, th£l 
Edition 18 neither a thirds nor even zfecond. 

I Ihall now fhew how thefe old^^ reviv*d^ new Pieces 
anfwcr the new title, given them in the Advert if ementSf 
Miscellaneous Tracts on various fubjeBs ofH'tftorj^ 
Poitmical Divinity » . Education ^ and Rbetorick The 
£rft TraB contains a very c^onfiderable piece of Hiftorjt 
being A Narrative of t be Life of tbe Reverend Mr. 
f)HH HiiMLET, by McWelstede; and is followed 
by a Defence^ Idea^ Flan^ and Explanation tf the it- 
Jign of tbe Oratory % which are iill as Politnico-tbeoiogs- 
cal, as Rhetorical, and tend much to the improvement 
of the Education of the young butchers of Clarc-nur^t 
, Having bought thefe Pieces before anjder. * 

different title, Ihqpt The Ja^itutor of the Oratory^ 
nuke me fome amends, by prefenting me with Vit 
Sermon tobicb it was expeBed Dr, Herring pould bgve 
preached* And fince he has frequently inveighed againft 
the impofitions of Book-iellers, it is ei peeled, that he 
will not fuJer this to pafs without a fevere animadver- 

•'fion ; 

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£(m; and that hie will effeflually present one RoBERXt 
in particular, with whom he is well acquainted, who 
Jiccps ^ ibo^ near LitiC9lnUinn-fieidSt bitween duft and 
ajbes, from impofing upon the Public in the like man- 

I hope. Mr. Baviui, to fee this publilhed in your 
next ; it being a matter of confequence, which coa. 
cems many other perfons, as well as 

/Vi. II, 1731-2. Vour mod humble fervant. . 

M, Tc D. 

£ P J C R A M. 

When you preach on the thirtieth day of Jannary, ^ 
With your ilation and audience let your do6lrinefti]lvaryS 
If with mitre you're graced, before the noble Peers, 
You may Parliament blame, praife King and Cavaliers t 
But jf not — mind your hits — take a different tone ; 
Lay the blame on both fides alike,-^ior On .none s 
Would you fhine as a Dean, above Clerical PrbAor ; 
Tho* you think like a Bishop, dill preachlike a Doctor* 

M. Poppy. 

N® 113. Thursday, March i. 


N the iirft and fecond pages isi cotttinuation of the 
Remarks upon Dr. B£1(tlsy*s edition of Mil- 
TOH'i ParAdi/e Ufi* 

Trm the PsCasus if G|iW*strbet^ Wedn. Mar. u 
Mr. Bavivs prefented to the Society a Book inti- 
tided Grub I AN A, ^r/i tmpieat OUe&ion of all the 
?Qms and mat trial Letters fiom the Grub-fir ett J^ur^ 
nals: beginning N^ i^ and e^ntimted tP 1^"* iia. Lon- 
DOM, Printed by J, Hughs, in Higb^Hefbern, and fold 
bff: ff^arneri in Pater-Ntfier Ram' iJl^. Which, 
aRer ithad pafled a while itom hand to hand, was vo- 
Y 3 .. . ted. 

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Uig mmtMi eontrMdUtHti^ to be a fcandalous, impudent, 
and abomiDable lxnpo£tion npon the Public 1 not con- 
taming half pretended to in the title page; moft injof 
diciooUy colledled ; andfo incorre^l/ prbted, as fre- 
qaently^ to have feveral faults in a page, and fometimet 
Iwo in. a line. From whence it was concluded to be 
the work of fome hungry, ftupid rcnc^o Member 
of. our Society 9 printed and publiflied by fome merce- 
nary wretches, who are continnally pefiermg the 
Town, either with pirated good copies wretcheilf 
printed, or with their own vile conies, containing no- 
thing but nonfenfe, bawdry*, or olalphemy. And a 
Committee was appointed to examine and draw up a 
particular account of this Book, agajnft this day feV 
njght I and in the mean^tiine to take fuch methods, u 
Id tbem ihould feem moft proper to oMru£l the ruR^ 
of. this picbrpocket imgreffion. ^ M. 

K^ ti4j ThuhsdaYj^ March ^.^ 


HE firft Piece is a fliort EJpiy agamft Am- 

A:'D.ii^iiOGv% bHwan FiDtBao anl Newscoutjro, 
$n.Tbur/iUy^ March z. 

E^ Hty V What makcs^you look (a pale ? Yxinictat 

Ar.WcUTmay. Hcre'labreabfaft fh 
Qrub.fti^tet JournaL 

F, Qh ! J haTe.M> that^ break-faft thi& nxorniog,.aIr 

^; And, pvay^ how does it fit upon your domach? 

F. Plagu]^ hard> You. have drawn. me into a fiiie 
fcrapee. I wiflf I had. ne'er bepi conccrnliin iL 

W Nor-L — ^^Thefe Grub.Dpgs arc a parcel of 
^ubJUicals. £m bow the Up-— I. they came by 


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th< iaformation, I can't imagine. Why, they have 
pUiniy pointed us all out. But we'll be even with 'enr. 

F. Ay, and fo we will; X have con fill ted my Lawyer 
already ; and he aflures me, we have five good Adlions 
ag^inft *em. 

M I live amonft the Lawyers; I can havclaw c^ 
nongh for nothing. 

F. But, I believe, fuch law will be goody&r notbing. 
Ifwt'fue inform a piupirU, ffipar we fliall comt poorly 
oE ^-^ But! have money enough. Fve lool. a< 
year;. and^Hl fpend it all, bot Til be revcng'd. 

2V. A 100 1 a year T Pray, where does it lye? 

JT. Why, in the Old Baily. 

\^. O ! you mean the three old houfts there. 

One of them proved very fatal, both to our Morninr^ 
PpJI^ and to Oedipus. I fear there is ibmewhat omi- 
nous. in thexn ;. and we. Hull brings tn^oid houfe overour< 

J£ No, no,- never fear. 

i\r. But they charge ua^with incorre^lnenr. 

F. Ay, fo they do, and, between vou and I4 

10% enough. TU not pav Hughs a fartning more.^ 
Tis mofk damnablv printed. 

I/. But why dian'i you correal it better ? 

f. I correct it \ I- had: nothing to do iff it; 

iHF* Buty you lie: you had. 

F. — What fig^nificd correfting, if the Com- 

poftors would not alterit ? 

M That wiU appear by the proofs. But what 

fluUl we do? If fomc.ftop be not put to th-fe Grubt^ 
there will be no living. 

if. No more there won't. Our friends can never go 
on with their defign of. reprinting Jofefbus and ^^^ 
pifL ' 

Ni, 1 hear.<Mr.-CoNUNDiiuM.dcclarcs'Ssd6wn-right 

yF, Don't the Book-fellers commit this R/tpine upon 
one:anpther?. And why fliould not we- Printers and 
Hamphlet-fcllers do it upon them allt. 

iV;*' This..ihew5 our impartiality. And ^ as long as 
thipre. b no iawagainftr this way of trade, it is certain- 
ly Iawful5.aiid.whati8 lawful is rigj^tful.. — But what 


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ibaV be done wkh thefe Grubs, who endeavotir to fpo^ 
our trade I 

F. ni write againfl *em myfelf. I can write as well 
at their Bavius or Maevi us either. 

N. Why } Did you write the Scheme /br m new Ut- 
ierSf The Slu^trift^ and Love after Enjo;^ment ? YotfU 
be in time as famous as Mr. Curl. 

F* 'Tis no matter. If I can't write myfclf, I dtt 

pay thofe that can, as well as he. 

N. Ay^ and better too, if yoaVe half an 100 1, a 

F. But, fuppofe we trie to make up the matter with 
thefe Scrubs ? What think ye on't ? 

AT. I think it cerubly the beft way ; if we knew how 
to do it. 

F. ril go and offer 'cm Advertifements. 
AT. 'TwiJI fignifie nothing. The Printen will infert 
your Advertifements ; and the Authors will ridicok 
your Books. 

F. They don*t dare. The Book-fellcn concerned in 
the Paper will tum.'em off", if they do. 

AT. Their Authors have doue fo, I am fure, feveral 
times : and yet I don't find but the fame perfbns write 
in it now, who did at firft. 

F. 'Tis very flrange. The wf iters Pm fure in molt 
other Papers are under a better regulation. 

N. You feem to wonder at the bddnefs of the Grct- 
BBANt. Why, they have ban ter'd the Books printed 
etren for the Partners in that Paper ; and in the very 
fame Journal in which they have been adveitifed. 

F. I wonder then, that any Book-feller will advertife 
in the Paper. 

N. You need not wonder ^t that. There are more 
printed of it than of any Diily Paper whatever ; the 
number has rifen gradually fi-om the very time of ki 
firft publication, whiFft that of fome oihrfr Papers bas 
funk f and it always goes into the hands of thofe who 
are the hc& cuftbmers for Books. ' ' 

F. I'm fure then we ought to advertife in it j kt 
their Authors banter us as they will. 
iVl.I think fo too. ■ But then to be bcforc- 


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hand with 'em, I'll go to my Mailer Henlby. HcH 
maul 'eni io the Hyp-DoSor. 

F. T}^t Hyp^Doaor ! What will that fignifie ? Hard- 
ly amy -body reads it ; and thofe few thstt do, cfon*t 
underftand it. Why 'tis nothing but mere jargon. I 
can write better Englifti myfcif. 

N» No \ Aire you can't. He'll put 'em in hrs 

weekly Advcrtifcment in the Dai^y Jourual i and then 
every body will fee it. 

F. Ay, That may do fom^ good. For my Authors 
tell me, that he fpcnds fo much wit in the Adveriifc. 
ment, that he has none left for bis Paper. And I be- 
lieve 'tis true. 

Ns ril go to jiim then immediately. 

F, And I to the Printers of the GruK ^f• 

From /i«f Pecasvs in Grub-st&ebt, Wr/«. Mar. 8^ 

TH B Committee appomtcd to examine Gr«^w»^» 
Wr, prefented a particular Account of the firft 
30 pages, from which they made it evident^ 
wear, That thro* in the tide page it is affirmed* fS'W 
3w»ji^^^ C^lle^m ef ill jhe Poems and Mnttr^ 
UUirsJrm the Grub-flnet Jou^nah^ it did not in rea- 
lity jconuin <^n$ of. the Fir ft Liturs^ and had io k only 
tint Leiters of any c^nficferable length taken from the 
firH pages of our Journals. ThatoT the Poems in 37 
Journals^ all which were pretended to be contained 
jo riwfe firft 3^) pages, feven had been omitted. That 
ut tWe ptgei there were 60 Erraias^ without inclacling 
Wfc ftc^ (mail letters inftead of Capitals in proper 
Jumes, and omifBons of Isalicy 8cc. which would a- 
&u>ant at leaft to 60 more. So that if the Erratas in 
the remaining part of the book rife in the fame propor* 
tbn (as it was highly probable they would) the num* 
^' would amount to above 700. And yet thefe P/v- 
fi'ietors of GxvBihKA^ as they call'd themfelvcs, had 
the modefty to advertife it in the Daily Journal and 
Fofihy^ as htautifulfy and correQly print td % as tompkte, 
f^rreB, and ntofly printeh and to defirc Gtntlemin /t 
^UtMr.J>ormir*sPt iompari it with tbi Original 
Journals. Which ulfe and impudent Advertifemtnfs 
occaiioiied the bllawing 

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* As a Wamet look on mCy my honeft 
friend ij^ormcr. 

More Juft and fincere than Tim. Birch the 
Reformer : 

Still beware of nine ^binp : you'll remem- 
ber the better ; 

They begin with the fame, and yet with no 
letter : 

i^rmp, l^Itet, i^pji^tatar, and l^tnAv^ 


l^uiiiiarti^ l^itttoitt and l^ugj^ !^i|$ 

N^ 1 1 J. Thursday, March 16. 

TH E firft piece is a Lttter from Proiaico»» 
in defence of Mr. Rich, tpSnh the charge 
brought by Mr. Tag-Rhimb in the D^H 
CourMt^ Mat, ii. 
_ To Dram ATI CITS. 

1 CONCEIVE, that the epithet rbeatrUeltf 
plied to Plays, in itfeif^ means notbing^^ But m* 


« Tho' In the titJe page of the chief proJeaoO ao£^ 

CntbiMta the names only of Jbnton in High HolE&rp^'^ 

Hughs in Higb-Holhom, and mcntioncij : with all Wnofti 

of ffamer in Pater-NMer- we were wcU allured, tnat 

Ro^ appeared % yet in' the one HUbbard was deeply coo* 

Athertijements thofc of Dor- ceracd in this piracy. 
met in PUet-Jtreet (who was 

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W, tpp]i«0 the ward to tlie Pieccf of tho^ Au- 
tlwr», who hive th« knack of wriggling theml^lvea into 
b'ugood gr«ce9» by what means I will readily oommii- 
Dioate t# you, or any other Brother of the Bathos la 
pnvate, provided he will let me go fnacks with him in 
the prc^ts of his third night* Having written at kaft 
twenty iJbgstrua/ F'icccs(tM ntither ffM/s^/g, nor pntty) 
which have faeceeded by this very rule, and no other, 
I think* without the impiUation of arrogance or va- 
%> I n»ay (ififdy pronounce it infallible* 

C r-.J N. 

Mr. Dactyl, upon the reading of this Letter, ob- 
fcrvcd, that tho* this might be the real meaning of the 
word fbiatrkai at the bottom, yet there was another, 
which to him icemed probable at leaft. He imagined, 
that a Pky might be fay'd to be tbeatrkai, when the 
charadVcrs in it were adapted to thofe parts m which 
the A^Ors might (hine mofl. For inftance, tbofe of a 
Beau^ a Coxcomb, a Cuckold, or a Villain ; of a Co- 
«tt, a Jilt, ^ Whore, or an Adulterefs. - Bcfides, as 
tews are fometimes Dramatic Authors themfelves, a 
writer (hould obfcrve in what manner they deliver 
theh own Comic jokes, or Tragic, fufttan : and endea- 
vour to fute the difierent fncers, grimaces, rants, and 
poftures, whfch lie has obferved to be moft focccfsful. 
This, with the two former, he thought, to6k in Tl^e- 
itrUalfty in ks utmoft extent. M. 

Mr. Bavivs, 

AS I was going up Chancery- lane t*othcr day, j 
faw at a diftance before me, a coal-cart unloading 
at one of the new houfes. The carman had fo 
phccd his cart againft the pods, and fome of his facks 
^poft the pavement, that there was no paflingVjihout 
going beyond tjie middlp of the ftrcet, and over the 
*hattn^l. ' Juft 4s I came up, a very little Gentfeman 
^ho, Tarn fufe, is the fame you mentioned in your 
f^tTMa/^ N<» 1 12I on ocafion of his thro vying ifor o- 
Jinges in a wheel barrow, in his band and bar-gown) 
W fintihed his difpute with the obdinate carman, who 
lefofed to make him way ; whereby he was forced to 
croitthtxhannel, and back through the dirt toome 


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252 MEMOIRS <f/ she Society No 115. 

again upon the pavement. The little Gen tleman^s -an- 
ger increafed, and feeing me juil by him, he dedred to 
borrow my cane : whkh I innocently, and little dream- 
ing of the confeqoence* immediately lent him. He re* 
ceivcd it very gratefaHy, acknowledging my ejtreme 
khidfiefs at a ftranger t and, to my very great furpriz^ 
inftantly fet about belabooringthe poor carman, and 

tave him (everal fmart btowt. The carman, tho* a very 
out, flurdy fellow, received them mildly, calnilv, 
and gravely ; and without any emotieti of paffion at alt, 
not giving fo much i$ an angrv word or look, (efzed 
the little Gentleman by the collar with one hand, and 
held him fo hSt agatnft the rails, that he could not fKr 
0ne jot i and having him fixed there with one hatid, 
he with the other unbuttoned bis breeches, pulled out 
his urine pipe, and pifTed in the little Gentleman's face, 
and all over his cloatha, turning the ftream of his water, 
as it pad through his hand engine, firft to one part, 
then to another, and fo on, *tlll he had thrown it all 
over his fiice, hat, wig, collar, bofom, cloatha and 
fiockings, and into his (hods ; in fhort, the carman 
happened to be fo very pif>proud, that he made the 
poor little Gentleman in as bad a condition, as if he 
had drawn him through a pond ; and when he had 
quite done piffing on him, very quiedy buttoned up his 
breeches, and difmiiTed him with a contemptuous froile. 

The little Gentleman went away feeimingly ibrrow- 
ful, and whether the tears or urine were trickling down 
his face, I could not difHnguifh ; but he angrify threw 
down my cane in the dirt, which the honeft carman 
fhatched np and wiped, and returned me with a gr^at 
deal of civility. 

The little 6enf1eman went into a Cof!eehoufe, whi- 
ther I did not care to foHow hint s but * the next day I 
went to enquire the news of the hou(ir, and was told, 
that he there met one or two of his moft intimate ac- 
quaintance, who enquiring of him the occafion of. bis 
. being in that fad condition, he very pleaCantly told *era* 
he had been held under an attachment of contempt, froflii 
which he was juft then difchajrged. I am yours, &c- 

Jl^. 1 1, 1731-2. Philolvdic&i. 

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^_- , ^ypOratorial Puffs in January. 

1.M1 u ^!l^ ^^"^ ^^^ ^^^^'^^^^ coffee-houfe in Corn- 
i»ll, thai Sir Ifaac the Hyp Doaor, &c. Daily Jour- 
nal, Jan lo,— ^We hear from Capt Ratcliit, that 
ae has Oil board Sir Ifaac the Great Hyp-D^air.' &c 

Jan. 17 We hear, that the rev. Mr. Henley, &ci 

/i/ff, 2^. We hear, that at the Oratory next funday. 

rw >^„28.-.— We hear from Geo Bickham. &c. 

i A ' ^P-5^^''i^"' 5^^^ 3L Vpon nad^ 

•i^''/^'*-^^"*^"^'*""^ ^^'i^red, that forthe future 
Stor^^V ^'^^'^'* ^^''^^^' hejhould always fay Mr! 
^ Saturday, March 1 1. 

y-^^ /W)i Adverfaries/sry, I am but a Farce- aHor, 
w!!k Vf^'^'^K^ do engage to confront any dctraftor, 
vvith Difcourfe or Difpiuation, in Divinity orHiJior% 
^'^ any fubjea within the plan of the Oratory ; 
Un a proper warning, and a reciprocal forfeit^ 
^y a fclf-cvident ted of the comparifon, orfeat 
^Udvertjfng Third First Edition, which r//^Wv 
^«^publick \y I am ready to propofe. J. H.nx.y ^' 

M Ti T-u J • r ,. , ^^^'* Journal. 

IN. B. The words m Italic ^xt added, to make this 
A^^rtifement fenfe, as well as rime. 

Tu£sday, Tlf^. 14. Laftweekat the alHzes at Sa- 
J^bury, one Daniel Croker, a haclcney writer from 

ftrorn '"'' ^'^^\ '" 'Y'l ^^^'"^ °^ ^"finefs had 
^foiled down to Bath, and ftole a barber's waiftcoat) 

^h pt. Daily Post. This hackney writer froni 

Poutical writer of Free Britons. j^^ 

«■»« /^^ pEfeAsus //» Grub-street, Wed«. Mar. i j. 
fluDid p"" '*"**/' occafioned by a profane, lewd, and 

ginnllg "" ^''^^^ ^^'fi"'' ^'■- I', and be- 
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* See how unlimited is Beauty's Avay ! 

* An JJi on^efpoke (is autitnt Records fay) 

* Charm'd with an Angel offer'd to his view ; 

* The ftbry's ftrangc, but wc muft fwear *tis true' 


Whv fliould we wonder, that in old Records, 
ha Jjs\s fay'd to'vc fpoke in human words ? 
Since in thcfe Hiodcrn, learn'd, inlighten'd times, 
Brutca fpeak not only profc, but oft in rimes. 
Such vcrfp fomc neighing brute n\att fure indite. 
Or dfe fpme braying, duller beail muft write. 
—But hold, perhaps Vm wrong : this will not pais: 
f A heavy mule is neither Horfe^ nor Jfs* 


This day was held a general court at the South-fea 
hoafe, where nothing material was done: only a great 
many Speeches were made on both fides ; and among 
the reft, the famous Mr. Colly Cibber, who^t pel 
is large, delivered one with his ufual eloquence: and 
the court adjourned iill friday fe'anight. M. 

N<^ 116. Thursday, March 23* 

TH E firft Piece is a Continuation of the ^- 
marks npon Dr. Bbntley's Edition of Mii*- 
ton's Faradife loft ? which is followed by a par- 
ticular Account of the ftrange efcape of 24 perfons in 
the E aft Indies in 1656; who had continued two hours 
wider water; in a boat of 30 tons, which was over- 
turned and lay with the keel upwards. 

An EpicilaM, occafion^d by reading Doaor B*s Pre- 

face, to Milton's Paradi/e loft : in which he applies 

to himfclf thefe two lines of Virgil, Ec IX. 33, 

34. r— ^^^ 

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• Sunt ^ mtbi farmina i me quoqui dUunt 

Vatm faftorts : ftd nm tgo credulus Hits. 

How could vile fycophants contrive 

A lie fo grofs to raife ; 
Which even B y can't believe, 

Tho' fpoke in hia own praife f 

Hjp'Oratorial Puffs in February. 
We hear, that to-morrow's HypDodlor will anfwer, 
&c. Daily Journal, Feb. 7. — The'Do^^or told tbis, 
Ifuppo/e, to the Printers -The rev. Mr, Henley- 
is defircd to fuit his next funday's morning fermon, &c. 
hh^ II.^ He^ no doubt, complied with his oton 

dclire.' This day ispublifted in the Hyp-Do€lor, 

&c. where may be had, there being » demand for it, 
the fourth edition of N° 39» TeB. 15, 22. — Tto 
fourth edition came out the fame day with the third cdi* 

tion of the Ledlure about Mifs Cadiere. The Gen- 

tlemeu concerned in the private fubfcription, have en- 
gaged two new Difcourfes at the Oratory, &c. Feb. 1 8. 

■ This engagement was as private as the fubfcription. 

; — rThe morning fubje6l of the Oratory, next fanday, 
is^ven out to be, Sec, Feb, z^.^-^^Ltt it be given out 
^i it will, the morning, as well as evening fubjedl of 
the Oratory, // nothing but a CoflFee-houfc. 

^rmtht Pecasus /» Grub-strbit, Wedn, Mar. 22, ■ 

Verses, occaiioned by reading the London Journal of 
Feb, 16th. 
A Prelate, fays Osborne, preacK'd this do£lrine o'latc,. 
That the Church is the greateft fupport of the State ; 
A traiterous do6lrine, for it is the fame thing 
With that treacherous maxim. No Bishop, no Kino.- 
To ? rot eft ant Dijfenters^ this do£lrine fo fpurious, 5- 
The Kin^s falth/ul fubjeSs^ is highly injurious v 
To the King and Government the higheft infolence ; 
An arrogant impofition upon common fen/e ; 
The liberties of England it tends to fubdue ; 
^d is nbfolutely fal/e ; as now I fhall flxcw. 10 

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When King Charles gave the Parliament leave by a 
To fit, or to prorogue, or diflblve, at their will, [Bill, 
H& himfelf then unking'd: this was in Forty one 5 
But 'twas in Forty four, that the Bishops went down. 
The Scots march'd into England, foon finifh'd the work ; 
And the Cburck was afacrifice made to the Kirk ; [15 

Brother Osborne, your fyllogifm is out of joint. 
Cries Spondek ; and you quite have miftaken the Point. 
You're to difprovc. No Bis hop, no King ; and you dilh 

Here an argument difproving No King, no Bishop. 20 
But, as you are my friend, and I like wdl your drift. 
In your own way of arguing, I'll give you a lift. 
In the year Forty-four, the Common PrayV was outed ; 
Popifli'Pricfts,Chapters,Dean8,and Bishops were routed: 
The Great Little Arch-bi(hop, whom faints all abhorr'd, 
Felt a laniable ftroak to the laud of the Lord. [25 
But the KiNG,who was bigger,and younger,and (Ironger, 
Kept his head on his fhould^rs fuU four years longer. 
To them, Ma EViut replies. You have prov'd, to my 
That B I SHOP and Ki no have fubfifted afunder: 30 
But from both of your proofs this Conclufion I find, 
That when One's gone,the Other ne'er days long behind. 


N^ 117. Thursday, March 30. 

IN the firft page is a Criticifm upon the Comedy inr 
titled 7be Mpdirn Husband ^ by Dkamaticus. 

Frm the Pegasus in Grub-street, Wedn. Mar, 29. 
Say, envious Grubs, why thus is Henly blam'd, 
For Elocution and for Jciion fam'd ? 
You fe», he daily challenges his foes : 
None dares the Champion face to face oppofe. 
Nor wonder, fincc his voice^ and limbs, and mein 
Arc terrible to all, when heard, or feciK WtJIc 

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While Ancient Elocution he rcftorcs, 
A8ioH reviv'd inforces what he roars. 
And fhould his lungs, or voice, or vifage fail. 
His brawny, brandifh'd arm muft needs prevail. 
Triumphant he would end the whole difpute. 
And with one knock-down argument confute. 
M. Maevivs. 


N° ii8. Thursday, JpriU. 

H E firft Piece is a Continuation of the Remarks 
upon Dr. Bsntley's Edition of Milton's 
Paradi/i loft, 

TH E following Paper evidently fhews, that if 
Br. Bentley's Art of Criticifm be allowed, 
thofe parts of Paradife /<?/?, which he has left 
untouched, as needing no corre£lion, are as liable 
jo alterations, as thofe which he has criticized. From 
nence it will likewife follow, that not only Furadi/e 
f|^^'«V, and Sampfon Agoniflesy which he declares to 
Jj« without faults, but alfo any Poem of any other Au- 
QOr whatfocver, may be amended after the fame man. 
J^J"' And as this Paper is written, not only in the 
"odor's manner, but likewife in his very expreflions, it 
u"° ^^trav^gant piece of tanter, nor does it fet his 
'^ifi in a light at all more ridiculous, than he himfelf 
^^^Placed them, 
^- Bavius. 

IHr. Bavius, 
N the IVth Book of Mi lton's Paradife loft^ Ver. 
^n* begins this pafTige. 
^iUions offpiritual creatures taaJk the earth 
^nfeen^ both when we wake^ and when toe fleep : 
Mthefe with ceafelef praife his works bihold 

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258 MEMOIRS of the Society No 118. 

Both day and night : bozo tip en from thefteep 680 

Of echoing bill or thicket have we beard 

Celeftial voices to the midnight air. 

Sole *r refponRve each to others note^ 

Singing their great Creator : eft in bands 

While they keep watch ^ or nightly rounding walk, 68 J 

U^itb heavenly touch of inflrumental founds 

In full harmonic number jnn^d^ their fongs 

Divide the nighty' and lif^ our thoughts to heaven. 

In my late Edition you will find, that I have made- 
no alteration in the fe verfes, except in Ver. 684 Hymn- 
ing inftead of Singing, juft to keep my hand in ufc. 
WMe they were under confidcralion, I was in a good. 
Bumour, and a little drowfy : but now upon a revifal 
I £nd them polluted with fuch monftrous faults, fuch a 
^ all the parts., as could proceed from no. 
body but the ignorant ana pragmatical Editor, whom 
I have had fo much to do with. It will be a difficult 
tas^ amidd thisheap of rubbifh, to find out the native 
beauty, which the Author inftinfled through it : but let? 
us try what can be done. 

Ver. 677. Millions of fpiritual creatures walk the 
Earth"] Indeed ! Millions / fo many could not walk 
together in Paradife, which the Author muft mean by. 
Earth, unlefs Gods met Gods, and jujlled in the dark. 
Befide5, fo many fingers would either quite deafen A- 
DAM and Eve, or elie deprive them of all fleep, and. 
diitrad them. Read it therelore, as the Author gave 
it, Several. 

Spiritual creatures. "] VLtxt fpiritual, which is proper- 
ly four fyllables, is by vioJence. contraded into two. 
Whereas Milton never makes it lefs than three: as 
Ver. .406^ Spiritual tnay^ purefi jpirits be found, 
Hcrcfpirit — part of the firfl word, is made two fylla- 
bles ; tho' fptrits, in the fame verfe is only one. By- 
fpirisual creatures are certainly meant Angels^ and fo it 
came from M 1 lton without any affectation. 

Walk the earth.'] What language is that ? Walk is 
never ufed ih a iranfiiive fenfe, but a neuter; as in., 
Lhii very paiTage. Ver. 685^ and III. 440. 


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Sa on (bis toindjfea of land^ the Fiend 
Walk'd up and down alone. 

Indeed in V. 200, wc read, 

Te that in wattrs gHde, and ye that walk 
The earth. 

But I have plainly fhewed in my Note upon that 
place, that the Author was there guilty of an over- 
fight. In the place before us,.read tvail^ upon the earthi' 
which is perfpicuous and intelligible : but when this, 
vile Editor foiled in fpiritual creatures for Angels , he 
was forced to leave out the prcpofition upon i and fo for 
the fake of the meafure gave us nonfenfe. 

Ver. 678. Unfeen, both when we wakey and when 
w^ pep-'] Pray, where's the wonder, that Adam and 
Eve fhould XiO\.fee thefe angels while they were ajleep? 
and what is it to the purpofe, that the angels were un^ 
fm f A flight variation makes it good fenfe ; And fee^ 
Think not t ^"ys Ai>am, that Heaven wants fpeHators^ 
for the angels y>^, whether we wake orjleep, 

Ver. 679. And. theje with ceafelefs prai/e bis. works 
heboid.'] He adds, Both day and night in the next lincf- 
therefore ceafekfs is fuperfluous and redundant. I per- 
fuadc myfelf our Poet gave it celfeft^ higheft, from the 
l^-iXvc^ celjus I \\it fenfe is unexceptionable; and who- 
knows not M i lton's inclination to coin new words. 
Sec my Note on I. 167. 

Behold with praife\ This does not come up to the 
Poet's ufual exaftnefs. They might behqld the works 
mh mental, internal praift: here fhould be fomc 
Word to fhew that they cxprefled their prai/es. Mi l.- 
TON gave it extolli as in this Book Ver. 436. Bui let us- 
mr praife hm, and extoll His bounty. And in V. 164. . 
Join all we creatures to extoll him fir ft ^ 

Ver. 680. Both day and night.] A mahifeft jmitati- 
on of V mo I L, noffes at que dies. 

Ibid, How often from the fteep.] Ste^p makes a rime 
to the penultimal verfe, which is carefully to be avoid- 
ed. Better the re fore yr^;?? )he tip; or if tip approaches 
too near to. rime, it may be top, 

Jier. 681, From, the ftccp Of echoing hill or thUket.J 
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26o MEMOIRS of the Society No ii8. 

At iirft reading this ftrikcs one, ^s if it was thejhep of 
thicket (^kt my Note on I. 393) whereas ^thicket ra- 
ther implies a low fitaation, as FX. 179. Through each 
thicket ilank or dry. Like a black mift low creeping. The 
Author, who rathet aims at ftrong expreffion, than 
fmooth ard flowing numbers (fee Note III. 145.) 
iDuft have given it thus. How often from the top Of 
echoing hill^ or from thicket ^ have we* beard : the e in 
we is cut ofF in the pronunciation, as ufual before a 
vowel ; for h is no letter. See The Accidence, 

Ver. 682. Celejiial voices to the midnight 2L\r,'] The 
author is not (peaking of the air^ but the time, which 
was at midnight, as Ver. 687. their fongs divide the 
night. Therefore it rmift be here, at the midnight hour. 
He would have faid, celeftial voices ju^ at twelve a clock; 
but he prudently contidered, that r/of^j were not then 
invented. You may fee noontide air falfly put for noon- 
tide hour again, II. 309. as I have proved in my Note 

Ver. 683. Sole or refponfive each to others note ] The 
printer here has beftowed upon the Poet abfolutc non- 
fenfe : if each angel by himfclf anfwered the note of 
another; he muft (\n%fole% and there can be no place 
for the disjunflive particle or. If it was neceflary to 
keep up an oppofition, it fhould be thus, Jointly* or 
refponfive each to, 8cc. but with the addition of but 
one (ingle letter to the prefent text, the author un- 
doubtedly faid, Sole, correfponfive each io others note. 
This correfponjive was a hard Word, which the printer 
did not underftand ; fo he left out the firft element, and 
fplit the word into two. 

Ver. 684. Singine their great Creator ] I have al- 
ready faid in my Edition, that it fhould be Hymning*, 
and fo it fliall be : but their Creator is fpurious. The 
angels did not h'jmn God as being their Creator, but as 
the Creator of thofe works, which they arc defcribed 
beholding. Reftore the true reading thus. Hymning 
the great Creator. I have not yet done with this fen- 
tence, the* I have nothing more to fay againft the A- 
manuenfis, Editor, or Printer about it; but it muft be 
laid to the Author's charge, tho' he may fairly plead not 
guilty. There is a difagreeable identity of found in 



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great, and the fonner part of the word Creator, which 
Milton, had he notioft his eye fight, would infalJi- 
blyhave difcovered. Among feveral ways of changing 
it, this wiH not be found abfurd, or difagreeing from 
theMiltonian charafter; Hymning God the Creator: as 
I. 369. to forfake God their Creator^ 

Ver. 685. While they keep watch ^ or nightly rounding 
toa/k.] Nightly is implied in the precedent phrafe, 
WbiU they keep watch. I at firll rufpedled it fhould be 
nighly ; as I have ptoved night to be corruptly put for 
nigh, I. 204. But when I confider that the angelic guards 
went from tjie eSftern gate to the weftern point, part of 
ihcm by the north, and part by the fouth, as delcribed 
Ver. 782. I am pofitive the Author gave it, or whilrf 
h\i rounding walk : as Ver. 862. where thofe hdl( round- 
tag guards fuji met. 

Ver. 686. With\itv^'t^y touch of inftrumentai founds.J 
We have -had celeftial, which is exadlly the fame, 
but four lines before Here it fhould be delicate.. 
Touch of founds is vitious, and could not come from 
Milton but thus, of inflruments, with founds, 

Ver 687. In full harmonic number joined. '\ This har^ 
Vionic is an harfh unharmonidus word. Our Author, 
well skilled in mufic, could not be guilty of any thing 
foabfonous, (fee my Note, IV. 47?.) ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 
Him, And numbers full of harmony. 

Ver. 688. Jnd lift our thoughts to heaven.} Poor Po- 
et, m fubjeftion to a faucy Editor, and ignorant Prin- 
ter [ Songs lifting thoughts is an incongruous metaphor ; 
*t gives us the idea^of a porter lifting hii burden; it 
could not come fo from Mi lton. We have no way 
toretiieve his own word, as no manufcript exifts, but 
oy.fagacity and happy conjedare. Among other words 
that offer thcmfelves^ maft^ or b/ow our thoughts may 
be proper for fongs, which are made of air ; but I 
am perfuaded the Aiithor gave it wing: as III. 87. 
Hemngshis way. Not far ^ heaven. 

Thus at length I have got through thid trafh, this, 
ftuff, this "outrageous nonfenfe ; which yet has been 
'cprefented as a celebrated pafTtige. (See alfo my Note 
I- 590 ) I flatter myfelf, that I have reflored the 
Poet's own words' 5 and that all good judges will allow 


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262 ME MO IR S of the Society No 1 1 8, 

this place, with thefe emendations, to be wrought up 
to all poflible perfedkion, The whde now ftands thus : 

Several Angels walk upon the earth, 

And fee^ both when we wake, and when we fleep. 

All thefe with celjefi praife his works extoll 

Both day and night : how often from the top 

Of echoing hill, Qx/rom thicket have we* heard 

Celeliial voices at the midnight hour 

Sole, correfponHve each to othet*8 note* 

Hymning God the Creator: oft in bands 

While they keep watch, or tvbile half xoyjndjng walk> 

With delicate touch of inftrumcnts, toitb founds. 

And numbers full of harmony ^ their fongs 

Divide the night, and wing our thoughts to heaven* 

Mr. Bavius, I require you to publlfli this inftantly^ 
at a ihorc Apptndix (o my new Edition* 


On the Ftrfl of AprS. 

NATURE is rifing from the dead ; 
Froft and Scythian fnows are fled ; 
Boreas to his cavern creeps. 
And, tir*d with winter bluftVing, (leeps ; 
Soft Zephyrs from the ocean move, 5 

The birth-place of the Queen of love ; 
And o*er the meadows, hills, and dales, 
Play with their fweet reviving gales s 
Cbiiing all difcontent, and care, ^ 

And every fadnefs, but dcfpair. > idf 

Ah, Chi.o£» when, my charming Fairf ) 



Thursday, Mar, 30. On funday in the forenooa 
the Dutches of Manchefter's Woman was robbed of a 
gold watch, in S. Clement's church, during the time 
of divine fervice. Daily Journal. 

jJ^Mrs Nab at church had le/s mimicked the Dutchefs, 
, ^^rgold wiictihad been Jafejrom the pick-pocket's 
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No up', of GRUB'S TREET, ly^i. 263 

FtmtbeFtGiLSVs is a Copjrof Verses by M. Dra- 
MATicus, io Mr Waiker, upon hi* choice of -<f/^Ar- 
Mder the great for his Benefit. 

N^ 115). Thursday, Jpril 13. 

To Mr. B A VI US, Secretary to the Society of Grub- 

ions, which a late writer hath maliciouny caft 
ou the laudable praftice of going to Church, I am in- 
formed, by very- good Phyficians, that his theory of 
the piles is fal(e ; and that there is no more, (if fo much) 
danger of getting that diftemper at Church, than at a 
PJay.houfe, efpecially if foft primitive velvet cuihions 
€aB be had to fit upon : therefore people may venture 
to join in our communion, without endangering their 
bodily healths, contrary Co the opinion of the Author I 
have in view. 

I confefs indeed, fome regulations may be neceflary 
for quieting the tender, confciences of thofe Diflentcrs 
paffing under np denomination, (which are far the 
greater nutxtbcr of Diffenters) and for inducing them 
once in a week, at leaft, to increafe our congregations. 
And I am in greaV hopes, this heavenly work is in good 
forwardnefs; fincc, as a former correipondcnt of youra 
hath obferved, the ufe of Lilhklero^ Jumping Joan^ 
tnd many other entertaining tunes, is moft reafonably 

permitted. i I am heartily glad this work is begun. 

Tis every honeft man's duty, with his utmoft en- 
deavours to promote it : and therefore 'tis, that I give 
you this trouble, humbly propofing, that between the 
fervices on Sxmdays and Holy-days, we may be enter- 
tained with fome elaborate performances; fometimesa 
Qew minueti fometimes a rigadoon, but above all, a 


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z64 ME MO IR S of the Society No 1 19, 
Tcviving jig after the fcrmon. The inftrument now 
ufed, I think, is an Organ, and fometimeB we meet 
with a Baffoon : but why are we reftraincd from the 
Violin, Hautboy, Trumpet, French-horn, Flute, or 
any other plcafing inftrument? For my part, I can fee 
no reafon, why the Com Gom of the Hottentots, or 
their Pot Drums, may not for variety be_ introduced. 
Pray, what divinity is there in an Organ, more than in 
any other inftrument ? none that I can perceive : tho' it 
will be well, if this peculiar honour done to the Organ 
doth not lead vulgar minds into foipc ftrange fuperfti- 
tious notions about it : whereas it is a rabdcm mufic 
when compared with forae others. For 

long ago^ 

E^er heaving belkws learrtd to blow^ 

While organs yet were mute ; 
T I MOT H E u s , with hii breathing flute j 
j^nd founding lyre^ 
Could /well the foul to rage, or kindle foft defire. 

Dry den's Ode on S. Caecilia's day. 

Not but that Organs have been of ancient ftanding in. 
the Church : as, to look no farther, we may find in 
Dan CHhvcEK'% fecond Nonne's Tale^ where we arc 
informed, that the ^heavenly maid Sain^ Cecily fang in 
ber hertey 

Whiles that the Organs made melodie* ^ 

But what I argue for, is the liberty of taking other 
nMifical inftruments into the Church, if it fo liketh us. 
Kight womanly, I trow ^ did V to with/ain her brother 
John, who to/ore had taunted her with founding at the 
found of an Organ^ and right merrily daunting to Bag- 
pipes. ' What is that to Uhee^ Gundy Guts ? ' faid Pec : 
* every body is to chufejheir own mufickJ* I think, Mr. 
Bavius, this depriving us of other melodious inftru- 
ments is a very great impolition on Chriftian.confci- 
cnces ; and I am perfuaded the A£l of Toleration lofcs 
half the benefits, by wanting a claufe for the free and 
unreftrained exercice of the flute, Uarpy Sackbut, PJaU 
tery. Dulcimer^ and all other kinds of mufic* But in- 
deed, were the inftruments never fo varioas, and the 



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hands never fo fine, it will avail but little towards the 
accomplishment of this great end, fo long as a bawling 
CJerk^and an unskilful boorifli congregation of hoarfe nte* 
chanics, are permitted to drown mufic*s fweet charms 
with the odious duff of Stern hold and Hopkins. I 
would therefore further propofe, that we may have no 
vocal ma£c in Churches, unlefs Italian Eunuchs might 
be imported for that purpofe; and one, or more, placed 
in tytry parifh to fing a fiivourite fong from fome of 
oar beft Operas. 'Till this can be effcaed, which I 
hope the elegant Mr. Heydegoer in time will have in- 
tcrcft enough to do ; I would have, by way of inter- 
lade, , a minuet or rigadoon in London, York, and all 
other Cities i and a jig, or a horn -pipe in all other pa- 
Hihes, danced by fome proper perfbns in the broad 
ipaccs, which may be confiderably inlarged for that pur-. 
pofe. Nor is this to be accounted an unreafonable or 
irreligious propofa); lince We know David often danced 
cot of a fpirit of devotion ; and has more than once 
directed us, not only to fing, but to dance oat our 
ihankfgivings. I am very certain, that if my method be 
complied with, a great many people will be brought to 
hear divine fervice, upon the profpeft of feeing it at the 
fame time; who at prcfent don't know what the infide 
of a Church is like : and left bafhfulnefs ihould be 
any obftrudlion to their reformation, I fancy it may be 
neccflary to allow people of quality to come in maf- 

I agree with moft other cuftoms of the Church, as 
jt i$ now eftablifhed: but the Sermon, I think, fhould be 
^n the manner of that very reverend Divine, Mr. 
Henly. The Prayers may be, as thej^ now are: for 
you know no-bo4y of falhion hath leifure to attend 
them. Whilft they are reading, we Gentlemen are 
^ifplaying our fnuiFboxey, rings, &c. and the Ladies are 
employed in adjufting their dreiTes. Both {txti require 
no fmall part of that'time for paying and receiving reci- 
procal compliments, enquiring after abfcnt acquaintance, 
i"eUting their fortunes the night before at Quadrille, 
appointing new meetings, and twenty other fuch necef- 
wry amufements. 
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266 ME MO IRS of the Society No 119. 

I know very 
fUfmy from us tl 
into, and going 
pretence of iti 
parCu'mg their < 
tliey were to h 
be allowed' to { 
whereas, with 
f ifica to foar o 
plimentsto the 
waya; and, if 

Others, equally 
devotions turn all c 
ihtEafi Ifrowi h 
gation fccm unifor 
VBr what will thia 
Pfipifi tolwrs with 
Why Uniformity^ 
hitijmt the very i 
Antichrift.— And] 
4cccncy, whetbci 
their moftdiftionoi 
moft honourable 
Was this prc^cft t« 
5. AT. might prea< 
for none, 1 dare fj 

a pack of poor fiUy ^ ... ^ % ^ 

as uniform in their education, as in their rank and qua- 
lity. For can it be expedlcd, that we, who know better, 
will be deprived of the picafurc of paying our cuftomary 
addreffes to the Fair, to plcafe an empty-headed Vicar? 
Do you think we will refi^n ogling, dumb fhews, and 
figns, for the fake of introducing; C/;!?/>r;77i/y/* No, no, 
Mr. Bavius, no other Uniformity, for me, than fuch asis 
produced accordii^ to the Italian .Proverb. Un difordine 

fa un ordine. - — Thanks to ourftars, I am not the 

only advocate for liberty in this cafe : we have a better 
"judge of decency and uniformity, on our Mt^ than 
is this forementioried Vicar; and, what I moft ad- 
mire at, one of the fame cl^th. I am fure, was the 
mitre in my gift, that excellent man ihould no longer 


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IJou^^ofGRU.B'STREET^ 1722. 267 

fubfill upon tythe eggs and apples. But enough 

this at the prcfent 

And hqw I fuppofe, the grave dull fots of the na- 
tion wHl fay, that I am no friend to the Church ; thkt 
I am for alteffng *tiH nothing is left, and for p«llii|g 
down everything that isifacred 5 will call me heaven, 
raice, &c. Pledging, that tJhe ajjemiling ourfdlvis togtj 
tber in Churches, is for fpintual improvement, and not 
for fenfual re 
intent on oui 
ftcady ; and 
by ill Belles 
A Man may i 
riggen o't. ^ 
m enthufiiH 
ime into n 
with the mbl 
counted as el 
excepting ev< 

I hope, M 
ted for the ^ 

have^ witl^.my moft fincere^^deavpurs, aime4^e 
promoting of freedbm and liberty in Velgion, as weH 
as fhofe fc^Wehd authots Woolston, Hbnly, and 
fibwMAN ; you will not refufe it a place in your Jiur- 
nai. Which, if obtained, will probably inconrage m* 
to come up to Town, in order to enjoy the charming 
converfation of thofe witty men, whom ignorant bigots 
brand withF the names of Deifls, Ath^ifts, &:c. among 
whom, upon the merit of this performance, I hope M 
meet with a favourable reception. I (hall then take a 
final leave of all my old acquaintanee. To juftfy tlilcd by 
the others Tories, Highfliers, Jidobftes, and Papiflst 
and fo juftly characterized, not only as wor/e JubjeRsp 
but as toorfi Chrifiians , and^orfe men, 

I am, Sir, your mod humWc fervant^ 
A Free Briton. 

This is followed: by a Lit tgr from I^ramaticI^S; jn 
defence of his former in N<> 1 1 at, . 

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268 MEMOIRS of the Society No 119. 

HoneftMr. Conundrum, 

IF you'll be plctfcd to put the following Epigram on 
the wings of your Pegafos, you will much oblige an 
afpiring young fellow, who is a great admirer of 
your Society, and vaftly ambitious to fee fome of his 
performances in your JoumsJ. 

Onjottng Maifter K tV holding forth in the Dioc([i 

o/H d. 

A preachment late was made by Parfon K-^^ — t, . 
To vye with Bowman, that loarnM, pious wight. 
Him, bravely born of hardy iron-breed, . 
With Oftrich ftomach fit on Church to feed^ 
^o qualify to guide and fleece a flock, S 

Dacfseolden keys the Church's door unlock* 
With doftrine ftoln from Inditendent Whig, 
This ign'rant, raw, conceited, reverend Prig, 
To brook his name, would darken Scripture's light: 
For take away the K> and all is night. 10 

A irsif Account of Sir Thomas Lorobe^s Machine/^r 
toorklng Italian organzine filk, oreBid at Derby. 
It contains 26,^86 wheels, and 97,746 movements, 
which work 73,726 yards of fllk thread every time the 
water-wheel goes round, which is thrice in one minute ; 
and 318,504,960 yards in one day and night: one wa« 
ter- wheel gives motion to all the reft of the wheels and 
movements, of which any one may be ftopt (eparately : 
one fire engine conveyjs warm air to every individual 
part of the machine ; and one regulator governs the 
whole work. Daily Post, Af. 7. 

Epitaph oh Mr. Aikman, a Painter, toho furvived bis 
only Jon a venjbort time, and lies buried with bim 
in the fame grave : by the author of Eurydice. 

DE A R to the wife and good, difpraisM by none, 
Here fleep in peace the Father and the Son ! 
By virtue, as hy nature clofe ally'd ; 
The Painter's genius, but without the pride ; 


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Worth unambitioas, wit afraid to Qx}nt ; ^ 5 

Honour's clear %kt, and friendfliip's warnth' divine. 
The Son fair-tlung^ knew too ihort a date ; 
But oh ] how more fevere the Parent's fate ! 
He ikw him torn, untimel/y from his fide ; 
Felt all a Father's anguilh, wept — and dy'd» 10 

Whitehall j£v£NiNG Post» Jf* 8. 

Frcm tbi Pegasus /> Grub-street, Wein. Jf, 12. 

An Anfwer to Mr. Maevius's Verfes in N« 117. 

TIS not the Champion's voice, or limbs, pr meln,* 
That makes him terrible, when heard or fecn. 
But 'tis the facred place in which he flands^ 
Alternate brandilhing his holjr hands ; 
The ihinin^ Altar, and the gilded Tub, 5 

Thathoarfely loud refounds with myftic dub : 
Thefe ftrike at once my wondring eyes and cars, 
And fill my mind with fuperftitious fears. 

Let him defcend one fmgle pair c^ ftairs» 
And in his Cofi*<?e-ho^ie dtfplay his airs 1 t0 

Hit match he probably will meet ; and then, 
LiJ(e Samson (horn. d$ found like other men. 

This once he try'd, when boafting of his might. 
He dar'd a Gf ub-Ilreet Brother to the fight : 
ThistUl^ Corinthian Pillar, buttock-croft, Ij 

Proved but a Poftillin thi^ Morning Poft. 

IL Poppy. 


N^ 120. Thursday, April 20. 

^«V^ tbidUd tbe Par/on, m^ll cheat him agen: 

pQr wbjJbmU AMoihbead bav$ one in ten ? Old SolJg^ 

^H E following Trcatife, occafioned by a repOtt 

that the Tythe - bill would be revived this 

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^70 MEMOIRS of the Society Noi2(^. 

Stffion8» was feht'from an unknown perfon, by the 
poft, to our Book-fcUcr, who foon commnnicatcd it to 
the Society. When it had been read, a very preat ma- 
jority declared for its publication : which, it is hoped, 
will intirely clear us of an afpcrfion, as if we were fa- 
vourers of Prieft-craft ; an afpcrfion caft upon us by 
{ome of our renegado Members, vexed at the ill recep- 
tion the world gives their daily or weekly Lucubrations, 
and inflamed with envy at the great fuccefs of ours. 

His Worship hoUi/ig th ParsonV Tytb^pig by th^ taili 
or Five Arguments moft bumbiy offered to the Public, 
and more particularly addrejfed to many Members of iht 
Honourable Houfe of Commons i Jetting fortb^ andjhew* 
}ng the great reafon there is for fajjing the Tyt he-bill 
(as it is commonly called) which was brought before the 
Parliament the laff SeJJions^ tho* unfortunately not order- 
ed a fecond reading. 

Couteous Reader, 

I LOOK upon it as one of the chief caufes of the de- 
cay of primitive Chriftianity, that there is any fct 
of men particularly appointed to attend upon the 
affairs of religion. We ihould certainly do much bet- 
ter without them, than with them ; and be able to £nd 
a^way to make their revenues more ferviceablc to the 
good of the nation, and turn to a much better account 
than they do at prefcnt. If religion is a perfonal thing 
between God and a man*s own confcience, (as without 
H^^dtmbf it nmft -be) 'irthcn foHows from therrcafon and 
nature of things, and is dcmonftratively proved by the 
Independent Whig^ that there cannot be the^Ieaft occa- 
fion for a Parson ; and that every roan ought to be a 
fpirituat guide unto himfelf : for which the country-men 
and day-labourers of England feem at prefent to be ex- 
tremely well quaKfied, they being moft of them able, as 
I have been credibly informed, to read Englifti. 

As for the Clergy, it muft be acknowledged, that 
they have hitherto tolerably wcH maintained their 
ground. But how have they maintained it ? orwhy 
Iiave they been able to maintain it ? Why, not by their 
own great learning and abilities ; not by the cxempkfi* 


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nefs of their lives, or the prudence of their behaviour ; 
but hy a- conftant fatal mifmanagement in the worthy 
Gentlemen who have oppofed them : who, by laying 
their arguments in too loofe, indigefled, and incoherent 
a way, and by being more intent upon expofing the 
follies, weaknefTes, or wlckedneffcs of particular per. 
fons, than upon the grand point of ftiowing the ufeleff- 
nefsofthe Order itfelf, have ever given the fobcrer, 
and more rational part of the Clergy fome room for ac- 
clamation and triumph. I muft fay for my prefent per- 
formance, (and I hope that it will not be thought to 
have thclcaft tendency towards vanity) that I have care- 
fully avoided this method. I argue cfofe ; I keep to the 
point J and do not let my reader lofc light of the fub- 
je£l, as is commonly done by moft writers : and tho* 
I have purpofcly infifted ooly upon Rvt arguments, 
when I could very well have produced treble the num- 
ber i yet, I hope, thefe five are'fo well nunaged, and . 
fet in fo clear a light, that the Rivetends^ and the 
'ki^t Reverends^ will find themfelyes held to hard diet, 
and have a very troublefome and difficult bone to pick. 
Fare thee well, live, and grow wifer. 

BE F O R E I proceed to lay my arenments for 
paffing the Tythc-bill before my reader, I muft 
beg leave, by way of Introduftion, to premife, and very 
fokmnly to aflure him, that I have fet myfelf with the 
Qtmofl impartiality, and without the leaft bias oa my 
mmd of intereft, prejudice, or paffion, to examine the 
fubjedt I can fafely fay, that I have not, nay that I 
never had, any private quarrel, or miftmderftandmg; 
with any Clergyman whatfoever ; but on the contrary, 
have lived, and do even now live with many of thenr, 
Jn a very great freedom and fomiliarity ; and have no 
poffible objedlion againfl very many among them, as to 
their manners, or their morals, or Indeed, In any other 
refped^, than as they wear the govm and caffoclr. 

As to my being prejudiced agaihfl them : it ftiay Ta- 
ther, and with a greater (hew of reafoning, be objcifted 
by a Lav-man, that I aih prejudiced for them ; becauie 
in iaft I was bred up a member of the Chorch of Eng- 
^^ And ftili cQOtintte tQ prgfeiii jnyfetf a laebibeF of 

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in Micl am not a(hained of coafefGng, tKs^t if we muft 
him a Churck (for which I hope no one will think me 
ignorant enoi^h to believe that there u aay occailon) 
I, really and ftridlJv (peeking, confidcr the Church of 
England as the bett cooditated, and the freefl from pe- 
dantry, morofenefs, luid fuperttition, of any Church in 
the whdl^ world. 

And laflly, a^ to my being interefted In the affair, 
this can furelv only be urged by thofe, who are not ac- 
quainted with me, or my circumftances. For I here 
otoit^f and I can» if there is the lead fcruple remam- 
ing» bring fufficient evidence to the truth of what I 
fay, that I do not pay tythe for a finsle foot of land in 
his MajeHy^s whole dominions; that little fortune that 
I haye, condHiog chiefly in money, together with two 
Qr three copperas works, for which there was pever any 
thing 4^manded, or fo much as pretended ;o be de- 
manded , by the neighbouring Minifter. 

I fay thus much, to pbvi*je any nnjnft refle^ii^ns, or 
loud-mouthed clamoiuf, which may very prooablvi come 
from the Clergy quarter, on account of my not oang^a 
competent judge, and writing with partiality on the 
fubjed : and I likewife fay it, to difpofe^ the Laity to 
attend to the following Argunients (whien, by the ww, 
ought to be in every one o? their hands, from the lAgk* 
'eft to the loweft) with the iknie candour arid dilnt^. 
reftedn^s^ w4th which they were at £rii ^Ti%ii up, and 
'^e world by np^e. 

;takenoticei tha;t the paf&n&of this 

at meafure, tend to lefien the exor- 

[ overgrown revenues of the rural 

;pnerally obfcrved,; by thofe who are 

r lail; Wills and Teftaments f and par- 

|Fleamod.andfac;tiiQUs Author of a 

U} to die imm^lHy rich^ ^nad to 

b. tKek; d^^^s. Takii^g/.the^ U- 

a naedijina, I dj^re fey , thafth^ will 

cyen amount to near 6pLurfi:ore ai^d ten pounds a 

ye^s ^n4'Iam not ignorant, th^t fome perfons will 

ftpJ^ to cf rry thp computation hij^er. And > whe* 

tl^|r<t^isknptan9p(travaga.i;\t;^lloW4nce for onl^ get- 

'Ci^g up in the pulp^.o^c^ ^^%^ and rcfiding; an old 


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iiermon, when many an honed man labours in his law- 
ful vocation of hedging, or mud- wall-making the whole 
year, for the fourth part of the income, 1 muft ieave 
to the confideration of every rational and underftanding 

-A Second Reafbn for paffing this Bill is, that it would 
make pork and bacon plentiful (which, by the way, 
may be looked on as the llaple diet of the nation) and 
of confequence it would render labour cheap, and fave 
the government a vaft deal of money in viftualling out 
their fleet, the next time they are obliged to make an 
expedition at fuch a great diHance from us as Spitbead. 
'Tis nofecret to the whole nation, and even in the 
mouth of every apprentice, provided he has any right 
twn to ingenuity and free- thinking, that the Clergy are 
gteat lovers of roafting pigs. Now, upon a very mode- 
nte computation^ and not to carry the thing higher than 
it will well bear, fuppofing that there are ten thouiand 
Clergy- men in England (I exclude the London Rea- 
ders, and country Curates, becaufe they are Jewiihly 
inclined, and hacre moft of them fcruples of confcience 
.^gainft this fort of diet* unlefs at a Chriflenmg ; ) and 
allowing to every Clergy-man three roafting pigi» 
(which is as low as we can put it; without all doubt 
niany of the dignified Clergy eat hve or fix ;) and far- 
ther fuppofing, that two parts in three of thcfe pigs are 
fows (and we cannot well imagine, that there fhould be 
fewer females, fince thefe are generally made choice of 
^ the tyther, as beft agreeing with the Parfon's li- 
^rifl) tooth,) and albwing that thefe fow pigs would, 
one with another, if not killed young, have five more at 
^ litter, and two litters in a year, (whichis a very rea» 
fiHteblc reckoning; ;) why then it followt, that the Cler- 
gy are the caufe of leffening the ftock of pigs yearly in 
the nation to the amount of two hundred thoufand, be- 
udes the ten thoufand boar-pigs, and befides what they 
devour of brawn, hams, and flitchTbacon. . And whe- 
ther this is not an infopportable trharge upon our coun- 
try* and the great caufe of the decay of our trade, will 
he well worth my worthy friend Mr. H ■ — *< in* 
Jarging upon, the next time he makes another polite 
^ch before the honourable Diredlors of the South-fi» 
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A Third Retfon for pai&tig the Bill againft the Cler- 
gy it» that they are very conquerable Icfleners of the 
XiDg*s revenues, by being a conitant clog upon the con-* 
furoptionofourown home commodities, ttA by dietr 
over and officious impertinence in preaching againft tluT 
jdHty and good fellowship, which .ate fb well knowu 
to augment his Majcfly*s duties Jipon mum, cyder, 
perry, ale, brandy, and that reviving liquor, commoa- 
\y diftinguiihed by the name of Gift. Not but thaC^ 
to do the Clergy juftice, there are. many among them 
▼ery good commonwealths-nen in thefe refpe^b : and 
I believe (was there any occaiion for tt» and would the 
i;ood deeds of fome of them make amends for the faults 
r>i others) proper vouchers might be produced of fbme 
^ndreds among them, who are very pains-taking gc^ii*. 
tlemea ; and who almofl every night of their-Iives ^tve 
demonfirative proofs of their hrm and inviolable attach- 
ment to the true interell of their King and country on 
the former account. But foroe hundreds are very la* 
confiderable, when wefpeak of the bulk of the Clergy « 
wJu} are wdl known both to preach np, and to praQife 
iuch unprofitable commodities, as , temperance and ib- 
briqty I and to talk a deal of idle ftuffagamft man^of 
the focial virtues, fuch as profufeneis and prodigality) 
and Impertinently to bufy themfelves, and to make a 
mighty ilir againil the ereding of ale-houfb, and bran- 
dy-fhops. And of confequence, (I infill upon it as the 
jufteflreafoning, and which may be made out beyond 
coutjradi^ott) they are dired enemies (for I cannot 
well ufe a milder tertn) to their Xing and coimtry, by 
•annuaUy finking the taxes: and their condud very vifi. 
biy and plainly affe£l» the landed inter ell (w^ch is a 
good hint by the by ta make the Country Squires look 
about diem) by lowering the price of barley. 

A Fourth Argumenit for paffing the Bill, and which 
indeed is of full as much importance as any of the ibr* 
ner, is* that the Clengy are conftant and unwearied e- 
nemies to ail regulaHty, order, and good sovernment 
in every Society. I don*t mean by this to charge them 
with bebg-in a foreign intereK, or toinfinuate as if th^ 
had any deiigns-di redly againfl his Mdjefly King George 
(no^ the fcUows are deviliih cttoniag» and love the Pro- 


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tIftarfi'MilJgioti wo wdl for this) but what I mean M> 
tlMit thcjr art fbr tv*ef dffturbrftg hi* Majeft/s Cottotry* 
^ices of th^Pp^e iw'tht e^ettttion of their office j 
iftpfiidentl/ iflafeng parfiw in their federal pariftcs a- 
gpft Ihem ; and drawing in all the j>bor, honeft, fober, 
aro mbtt bduftridos part of the neighbours to go to^ 
Church, and fide with them againft the Juftice* — What 
a goodly and' ffleafatit thing ^ould it be, and how- 
nit*ytfuld it approach t6 the originiil ftandard of go- 
vjfWmenf, td lee the Country Squires of Great Britaiil 
fwlAiirt generally mfcn of great humanity and good 
brcedi^ig", tf found mtJrsd^, and unqueftionable learn- 
ing) a^fffg ^^tthout thelelft controUl or molcfUiiort in 
everyone of then- parifhes !-^fendihg one mfti to goal 
for nbt* (landing (191 while his Worfhip was fo kind as 
ttfbeit him' I — another to the ftocks for fwearing, be- 
cflife'his Worftiip coftdefccndcd to be a little too fami- 
Hal wi!h the feliow'ivfrifc; -^Ordering a writ of cjeft-' 
aent agamft a third, for not breeding up a couple of' 
yonng hoiinds for his Worfhip's recreation ;— and afBgn- 
irig i fourth to the whipping- poft, for faucinefs and ill 
language, when hi^r Worlhi'p did him the honour of ri- • 
ding over his corn, and breaking hishedges.— — I fay, 
what a goodly thing would it be, to behold all this ; and 
to fee the eattem poKte method of governing by Ba- 
fl^i^s:, take placie iti ^u'r ^eftern part of the world ! 
And this in faftVo'uki b* ihc cafe in moft parifhes, as , 
it is already in teme, did 'not thofe forward fellows the 
Pirfons thruft ^themlelves into other perfons affairs, and * 
often inipudently take upon them to Underftand fomeof 
the laws of the land, in pppofition to his Worfhip's 
way of explaining them ; and did they not prate a deal 
of idle ftttff about reafon^ jullicc,and equity ; and>make 
a horrid n6H<*"arid pother about oppreflion, violence, 
and, grinding the faces of the poor, to the no fmali ob. 
Hfudlioh of their Worftiips laudable proceedings. 

Befidcs, thefe fellows, mOrc ways than- one, difturb 
the peace ot the Society j — thej will not fuffcr their 
Worfhips to Heep in peace at Church ;— they will not 
let them kifs their tenants daughters in peace j— *they 
wBl not let them get drunk, and play at cards on a fun 
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Cbeywill often even havtf the confiammate ifnpadence 
to apply to the C^nr^ of Exchequer for the Cythea of 
bU Worikip'seftate ; when hu Worihip» oat of his bet- 
ter judgmtnt, and from his great knowledge in the law, 
thinks fit to detain them. And when all thefe things 
are weighed together, they are furely fufficient to en- 
gage all their Worfliips to ufe their utmoft intered with 
Okw repreientatlifeS) ^at this Bill may pais. 

TheiaH ArgjunM^nt which Ifhall make ufe of^ for 
paffing this Bill againfl the Clergy^is this^ That notwith- 
ibnding all their loud talk about abftinence, mortifi- 
cation.and felf-deniad. yet upon a ftrid examinatioo, 
and upon conAiltmg the beH authorities, we cannot bat 
be perfuadedy that they eat and drink } that they fleep, 
they fmoke* they wcarfliirts, and lye in ftieets; that 
they marry wives, live in houfes, get children, and do 
all the offices of life, after the lame manner that Lay- 
men do them. I have been very credibly informed, 
nay I make not the lead doubt of the truth of it (becaufe, , 
as Bifiiop Bur NET well obferves, I had it from a perlbn 
of undoubted reputatioD, who ailiired me, that he had 
it from one, who had it from a very confiderable La- 
dy's woman*s midwife^ who had it from the Gentlewo- 
man's own mouth, who affirmed,) ' that once at a chrift* 
' ening dinner ihe faw the Parfon of the parifh eat a very 

* large flice of loaft beef, two cuts of a marrow pud- 
'ding, a confiderable deal of the breaftof a turkey, and 

* after all, concluded with, a mince-pie.' —Now if 
this account be true (and there is not the leaft room to 
call it in oueiUon,) pray, how can any one, after this, 
have the face to fay onewrord for the Parfons; or fa 
much as pretend to offisr any thing in defence of a body 
of men, whoarefuchan intolerable and infupporiable 
charge upon a trading nation ? Shall we not all imme- 
diately give our votes, that their houfe^ fhould be pulU 
ed down, and their parfonages applied to the relief of the 
Sipking Fund ? — That the fellows themfelves fliould 
be fent fortwith to the Plantations, and their vvives and 

and children be provided for in work-houfes ; that 

every mafter of a family ihould be obliged to fupply. 

the place of a Parfon under his own roof; and that 

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£ng^» ]iefitoii](l'li£ve a toleration to provide himiel^ 
with an abie kintfroan. who hath been brought up to 
lautung, and is qualified to fopply hit place.-«*Tho* 
this way^of proceeding with them feems eactremdy t- 
quitable, and not one bit or jot beyond wbtt the l*ar- . 
ioD$ vtry richly deferve, yet I muft moft humbly beg 
leave to diffent from it ; and this (I affurc you) not 
out of the leaft love or idndneis to the Parfons, or any 
tendernefs towards their wives and children, bat be- 
caafe I think that there is a method full as eiFe6lual to 
Qodo them, and which will anfwer the end full as wdl, 
and at the fame time make lefs noiie in the world, and 
give leis offence to very many filly afwi wcU-difpbfed 
Chriftians; (who, by the way, cannot at once get o- 
ver the prejudices of their youth, and lofe all regard 
for a let of men, who have inftrufled them in the 
&ith of that Savbur, from whom vthey expe^ eternal 
hapj^nefs) and the methbd is this, to (larve them by 
degrees, and to let them die inch by inch. Let the 
Tythe-biUpals, fay I ; — let the whole anus prohandi in 
recovering of tythes lye upon the country Vicars^ 
--let them not be able to ger a few of his Worihipls 
apples to make pies for their children, or a little milk 
to make them a pudding, without being at forty pounds 
charge ; — ^let their Wor(}iips not only teaze, and wor- 
ly them themfelves, but let them like wife fet oh all the 
parfe-proud farmers in their feveral parifhes to do the 
£une thing; — let their Worfhips make new, improve- 
ments, and not pay the leaft confideration for them, 
becaufe there was never any thing payed before ; — and 
let the patrons of livings take effe^lual care to make 
confiderable refcrvations of the glebe lands, when they 
lye contiguous to their own eftatcs; — let the capital 
farm in his Worfhip's manor be exempted from all de- 
mands, on pretence of having belonged to fome Abbey,; 
and let the poor Vicar be once opprcffed and overborne 
by a powerful adverfary ; and a kw be immediately 
trumped up, that hii fuccefTors (hould acqulefce, and 
patiently and contentedly bear the oppreffion for ever 
after it. — I fay, let the Ty the bill pafs, and let thcfe 
methods be regularly and conftantly followed for one 
twenty or thirty years s and. I make not the leaft doubt 
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^ MEMOIRS pfthe Society Nona 

({imridcd no eztraordn^ tlnaj^ h^>i^) bm de 
fCIeigy will be as poor^ ts mireraue, st ocmtemptifaie, 
and ••4mca£afafe of 4ofeg arijr goo^ >t ^ Socwqr, aid 
.#f iiaiu p U ay the jtpoTe of odt ooiaitf|r S^mes^ as 
- their gvealeft eittmies coold mih tkem. 

And kflilv, kf me fiitber add» ^ttt fHieii ds Tftke- 
4>ill is ptiled, and anothar-Bai^ fvU as reaionable, idft- 
^tii^ to the garnet, (and brooght u|9os the ffa^ attbe 
iame time with, die other} hy wmch the whde mono- 
.polf of woodc^kcfcs waa to. be akeitained 'to tlieir Wer- 
ibk^ ahd thdr heirs ouile I and no pet^osy ^ndv <i 
ictrere penalty) befidu the conatry Smnres and thor 
elddl fons, ilnpowered to lay ^inges for thent for^he 
^tnre ; — I £iy» let this BtU pafs, as wdl as die odisr 
%iH,' and let notonly moft of the Parfians be drtarnd 
:£rom thatheinouiand nnpaidonable crime of kiUii^ a 
Ittre, bttt idib the greai^fl part of the Attorneys, tte 
^Goonfellocs, the Phj^ans, tine Surgeon^ the 9fiealdiy 
Tradesmen, the McSrchants, and his Majef^r's^Actn 
•in the ^my } and I dan proniiie my €Oiintry-n»n ^on- 
XMis times, and that hoenib and hoHes, hmitfhien ami 
grooms, fetters and ipantelsy hares and partridges, wood- 
cocks, wild docks, and wMgin, fnes, bwdgm, and 
xonncrv Squires, would bear an unlimited and micov- 
j^oUabfe fway, to the eternal praife and honour of OM 


Before I could perfuade myiclf to ftnd this perforqi* 
ance abroad iii. the worl4 which I am very fenfiblc 
mud raife up a terrible ipirit among the Cleiiyr, I pre* 
vailed with a friend Tunder the (tri^ell fecrec^ to ihovr 
it in manutcript to iotne neighbours, whom ne looked 
4ip9n to luve the bed judpnents i and who. W0uki caa- 
.didly aad impartially deliver to him their fenfe of the 
thing; and what recqstion they thought it would mett 
with from the Laity, for who& fake it W48 kt^Ay writ- 

iThe firft perfon hd confulted was a veiy near neigh* 
.hour to hmi, a gentleman farmers who Imme^ately 
^clarcd, that he never read anything fo good in hit 
aviok life: * ify^olly, fays he, fas maird fhelW- 


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' ions;*^ and then (Mod out, w^tkthetttinoft ttatkfpprt. 
to his wife, • Nanny, ia^.he, 'sbud wc have now 
' got tlK ri^t pig by thtx^^h^ (ureyQUrdoit't let the 

* (potted few go to brim bcfjRr&yoa know whfthc^ thc^ 

* Tythc-biU wiir;paft.* 

The next hc^ adviicd with was one-of his Maje^/s. 
Jioftkes of the ^orum^ and indeed a very able and 
learned man he was; and hitWojrihip was ibgood to fay 
To many kind things^ and to czprefs hioifelf 7o nauch to 
^advantage of the author, dut he cannot but think 
kimielf (out of roodelly) obliged to conceal the whole 

The lail peribn tonfi^l^ was .a vecy eminent, and 
jodicioos free thinkcTt wh^o feemed, as ipy friend told 
tne, not to res^d the thing, with the leaft pjeffafe. or a* 
tiyfignof joy on his countenance: but. after having 
^ over Jt twicet »nd isad^iome marks with hii pen* 
cit» he» 10 a very gra?e and (olenra manner, delivered 
^ the paper, and ejrpreifei him&]f» as, n^ar as 1 can 
'fwembf r, in thefe word* ; -7-^' Here, fays Ke, J^vc 
i, 5^ Wabk fervice r t^ fl^e iv<jf^y autji?*, »|id thank 

him ^om nae, in the behalf of all the Free-thiruert 

* of England,* And then he added, « Take my 
'"mrd» fays he, the thing willdo^ tbenghtme^ho*) 
*-ef overturning religion, is £rft to begin with th«^ 
' Clergy : let us once get well rid of thcfe fellows, and 
' I make not the lead queftion, but thauU. ^t abford 
' doctrines about good and.evil, about a reiurreftion- 
' sn^e futttfe judgment, hell and heaven,; God alii; 

* the Devil, will together go afong with them.* 

TH E perfon whd wrote the foregoii^ Difcourfe 
being a very publick-fpirited gentlegiaii« and dtf^ 
firing to give all due encouragement to a work 
of thia nature, which may .he of fuch great benefit to the 
world ; defired his printer t<^give notice,that if 4ny conm- 
try ^uire has a mind to do good among, his |i|^i^hboufs 
*fld tenants, by putting this little Treatife into tteir 
^nds, he may be {applied with what number he 
^\ ^nd to take, at 2s. and 6 d. adozen,fent to him, 
carriage payM, b any part of England. 

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28o MEMOIRS of ibe Society No 121. 

J CJSEJfsteJfir the 9finim 9/ CoQnfd learned in tbt 

Part of the oath and ceremony nfed at the inihfla- 
tion of Knfghts of the Bath. « Yon fhall defend 
' MaUinst WHons^ and Orpbam in their rights, and 

* fhall foffer no extortion^ as hr aa yon may prevent it» 

* &€.•—— After the infta)lation» the Kmg*s mafter- 
^bok attended^t the weft door of WeftminSer-aU^ey, 
having a linen apron and achoi>ping knife in his hand; 
and as the Knights pafled b^ him in their return from • 
the Abbey» he feverally iaid to each Knight, * Sir, 

* you know what great oath yoa have taken, which 

* if yoo keep, it will be of great honour to you ; but 

* if yon break it, I fliall be compelled by mj office to 

* hack oflr]ronr fpurs from your heels.* 

f^ery, i. Whether breach of truft in the manage- 
ment of the affairs of the Chtritakli Corporation will 
not be judged a breach of the oath above-recited ? 

^erj, 2. Whether in cafe fuch breach of truft and 
of oath fliould appear, his Majefty*s mafiernool ought 
not to perform the fanflions of his office? PosT-Bor, 
^/. 17. 

N** lai. Thursday, April ij. 

IN the firft page, in oppofite columns, are fet a 
(hort 'Story concerning King Wjlliam*^ and 
Bifhop Burnet's diflike of each other, relatcdby 
F. Osborne in the London Journal Ap. \ 5 ; and an An- 
fiotr to it by S . T. in the Daily Journal Ap. 22 : which 
is followed by a litttr to the author of a Fnjaii to 
jifkibla. Part lid. 

A Copy 

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jfXIofy rf Vtrte^J^hn iatglj Mt the Tripoi in Cim- 

ON E BtghL as home I trij^M alone, 1 

fietween the boon of tvcli^ *n«l one^ > 
Wrapt in my virtue and my gown; j 

(The hour it matters uot a groal 

Whether canonical or not) t i 

The* Lay-men, who atmidodght roam» 

Wc may fuppofe, go reeling home i 

Yet upon blafphemy it borders. 

Thus to afperfe a man in .orjders. 

The Moon, who faw what was defigA^dl ?0 

JaU reachM a cloud, and popped behind ; 

Nor deigned to lend one finale (park. 

To give a light to deeds fq dark. 

What could I fee without a light ; 

When not a man o^th' QurpeS £ght ? I ] 

The c^fe is not fo ftranjei you know, 

Twas Sir John Falstapf's long ajgo. 

BeGdes, Sir, linanfwer tberetoi 

Saw them both well enough to fwear to^ 

Tho' I fufpeaed much their air, JS 

Yet forward I refolv'd tijyjbear ; . 

PluckM up my litde hwjt^ and' then 

EflayM to pais thefe tMaciur^m-men : 

For I fuppos'd they would, be iotji, , 

Abandoned roguis, to rob th( Cblh, 5[J 

This, through good nature, IJbellevM : 

But man b born to be deceived- 

Then up ftept ih^t young gractltji Uii ~ 

That youth ftiottld dare tooe io bad f 

(But in this place, *tis my intention, ]^6 

Tbi baHd of Providenci to mention ; 
Which, whild thi$ rogue to Newgate goes, \ 

And, to difj^uife him, ihifts liia gioaths,. ' ^ <> 
So plably did my caufe erpou^e. ' t 

For whilft the craftv villain thought |5 

To be fecure in's toother coat, 

. He put on (it is ftrange, pray hear it) 
The coat he rob^'d in ; I^^ver it ^ 
toh'ihefamet orfomewtat near it) ^ 


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2S2 MEMOIRS ^fibeSociely No I zu 

An4 p^oer of hk criflQe he took 4a 

Tea fillfw with the bMngimg Ink i 

Who, in conjunflioQ with the reft^ 

HiU M claffd knife up t9 my breajf : 

Which, through fimilitade of look. 

My fears for piftol then miftook ; 45 

» And in the fad affright I flood in, 
' rd thought fo, had it been Hack pudding. 

With oaUis liot few, they bid m^ ftarid ; 

My money, and my watch demand. 

Money I gave them as they bade ; 30 

*T was four and two pence, all I had : 
"^ But flily, by evafivc catch, 

I told tliem» / bad nier m toattb. 

Now I would hare yon underfland, 

1 had one, ht *ttoMs in my band: S5 

./.nd, pray, what Cafnift could have fhown, 
^ What m this Jundure fhould be done ? 

Grotils fuppofes, likeaT^xrjp, 

SiTvanda fides cum iatrene: 

But I much better, by my own fenfc, 60 

^^nfwerM this dubious cafe of confcience,. 

And thought dale verho facerdeiis 

Wat much beneath a wifeman*s notice: 

For full ten pounds my watch had bought ; 

My word, perhaps, not worth a groat. 6^ 

k But in one inftance, I muft own, 
' -They fhew*d a reverence for the gown. 
Theie padders. as goods CDntrabandedt 
M\r honorarv icarf demanded ; 
They would not take it wer't my right, 7,0 

Pleafe btit to fliew how I came by*t 

^'Alafs! ^ 

I muft no Jonger now afpire. 
To pais, at Tctft, for Doaor P— ; 
' No longer bear the chearing word, 
"Here eemes the Chaplain to my Lord : ' 75 

But wanting /carf, (who can endure it t) 
Shall pa6, pe|'hap«. for Country Curate. 
They fwore :*— now! allfwearing Ihun, 
And folnfiith away I ton. 



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Saturday^ Jp. iz. On thurfday John Thcobafdi, 
attorney at law, was try*(d it the Old Baily, for robbing 
^r. Matthews, Clerk of the arrafgnmcnts, on the 
Hiighway, and acquitted. The WitneiTes for the Kittg 
were pofitive to his perfon : and thofe of his fide no leS 
certain, that he was at the time of tfie robbery fkv^ 
miles off'the place wfere it was committed; This made* 
the cafe io intricate, that the jury were above an hour 
in contultatiori, before they could agtee in their verdlfl. 
London Even I NC-PosT.—— Lawyers nevir rob one 
mtbtr ii/ on the high- way, Tbu wms a very intruau 

frw fir^ PfCASVS /> GnuB-sTRiET, Widn. Jp.16. 

Mr. Bavii/s, 

PLEASE to publifh the following curioui Ex- 
tra^, taken from the Piay-bili oi Drury^^u 
Tbeatrir for tucfday the of this inftant, (for 
the honour of the Britifh ftage) viz. 

A Ldpland EnUrtalnnmty call'd, JEfifs Confort •/ 
Animn/s^ being i\itfirft of th kind that ever wai per- 
formed in England, 

TheViolinsl^ three Cats. BaiToon by a Bear. 
Hautboy by a Dog, French horn by a Stagg. 

Hapfichord by ^ Mon- With fingSng in WtlfiS^y 

key. a Gsat* 

The curious, perhaps^ may defire to know, wJvjf 
Mayers performed thefe extraoniinry chara£^rt. Be it^ 
known then, that the parts were tniraculwjhf t9pfd by 
the following pcrfons, invjhitb thiy m-did their ufuni' 
m- doings. . 

The three Cits by three Vertuotts AdreiTes. 

The Dog by.every, Manager in his tmuu. 

The Bear by Father K—B — R. 

The Monkey b^ the Son, harefntd. 

The Stagg by ditto, with a moft illuilrioos fVoilti(biece« 

The j)arl of the Gont and the Weljb fing^ pertorm. 

' ed and written by the Lnpland Lnnreat^ and db- 
£gned as a compliment to the WeUb aation. 


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2»4 MEMOIRS fif ibeSocietj No 122. 

Note, This EnterUinment miift be allowed to be 
fin$hli^ t^*nj^ tmd trm^ shtMtricai : ezceHii^r, if pof- 
fiUc« li^EpbifiM MstroM^ aded laft Friday at the above- 
named Theatre. Soon wBl be publiihed, fbe 

Hesrs 9f thi Mmfis^ in imiution of Spbnceh, dedia- 
ted;t« tbel^ur^/r/ of the Theatre in Drury-lane, upon 
occafioa of their bcin^ conftitoted Emferers ofFMrnaf- 
ftUt and PMutees of/*/ Rayal Cmpanj of Cmidi- 
OMS, to the great Joy and comfort of the Dramadc 
wciteraof the prelent age. 

I am yoor, hQ. pHiLO-DRAMATictis. 

-N* iiou Thursday, May 4. 

^if^H E firft Fiecc is an account of a Gentleman^ 

' M.' preferring a fingle date to ma^trimony, chiefly 

becauie Wives generally negled drefs and clean- 

This IS followed by a Cdpy of Lilliputian Verfcs, 

inUtled The Double ConuJI^ \n which the fame adren- 

ture IS told in rime, which was related in profe by Pflii- 

LO-LUDicRi, and publiihed in N^' 115. 


.Tmv&soay, Af> aj. We hear the learned Dr. 
B^dey^f Cambridge is refoJved to anfwer the Re- 
4^i9Df..Mr^ Badgellliat.made up^n him in his late 
celebrated Book, entitled'. Memoirs of the Life of the 
hte E4trl rf Orrery 9, 4t^(f. the F^iil^tf tie S»yks. 


/ think tie BoolfetiifS^M^. ^^\ 
For his, and tbeir-pum reputation fydgiyilh 
.T^ih/oofJns Works ahotU with pu^ tin puff; 
JliJftbif mre Hyf-Omory ftttff. U* 

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Noizi. of GRUB-STREET, 1732. 2^5 

from tbi Pegaaus in GrVr-streeTj W4dn. May j. 
The Charaftcri of King William and of Bilhop 
BvniiET, as drawn by F. Osbornb, E(q; F.G. S- ia 
the London Journal of Saturday^ April z^ 

In tie world nier wen fcen two mtW more contxny : 
The King eooh /^' Bipop was warm aad unwary. 
The one was both politic, clofe and rejerved : 
The other was paflionatc, open^ unguarded. 
HJuret by the nrft, I fey, never was told: 5 

But aftcret the laft, *tis known, never eould holdy 
The King was for p^eafur/s ef keepir^ bis crown, 
W with difficulties fome^ yet meafares his own. 
Tbi Bijhopfor meafuresi into wbieb bad be enter ed^ f 10 
fjfef King tbougbt bis crown too much would be ventured % 
The Prince was fl ill prudent^ and /poke little and clever : 
Tbi Prelate imfrudent, and bis tongue could bold never* 
ITbi King lov a retirement when Hyp was upon him : 
Tbi Bijbop would always be breaking in onbink i 
^take up bis time ivitb wbimfical fib^nes^ 1 5 

Which the King, ftili awake, always hated like dreaiBf • 

He knew he vfii^. credulous t One, whom a ftory on 
^ai eajily imposed: yet an honeji Hiftorian. 

Could two fucb men pojIJibly agree P I think not : 

The Prince was a Daichaun, and the Pr<?late a Scot. . 
M. Ma&vius. 

No 123. Thursday^ May u. 

IN the firfl page isa Letter from Sinrus, reproving 
the impertinent ill naturcd vanity of SitVANUt, a 
young genthemaa at Cambridge j followed' by fome 
"^oiarks upon 'Apparatus ad lingtiam Gracam^ ordine 
^^0 ^ facili dige/lus^ ^c. AURj>re GfiORCto TaoM- 



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^86 MEMOIRS of the Society 1*> 123, 

RrcHARDvs Vb6, duodicim Annorum ^ser, 'Xjuliex- 
Mo CRE9SEi.»ftN^ Lifb^um^um fr^f/tmitiffiiw^ qui 
«r/iv. ht. Jfr, 1731, mUith^ veficaextrMS^, adf^ 
lutem rtfiifuiu 

O GRATITUDE, do Hiouin^k*, 
And warm me witk poetic fire ; 
Bid thott the Mule to ftretchlier wtog ; 
And raife her iafuit v^ce to iiog. 

Be CHfisfiLi>cii thv theme of praifet j. 

The fubjea of thy tarlieft Uf s. 
Bv him reftorM frovn pain to eaie» 
My ]Ue again be gms to |deafe« 
But I Ibch ceafeJ^ racb before; 
And fach kiteiHne tortures borei jM^ 

That eVn a child I wUhM to die, 
Vor grow a man in niferjr. 
PnoMBTBBVs fiH not AarptT piin« 
Tho* aU were tme ^eFoett feigns. 
Tho' beaked vnkaivi, ai *nV bef^^ 1^1 

On his renewing i4iak prcyM. 

Oft I compIam*d the time was flow» 
Andiihger^d otttm^r hoars of woe: 
Weary of day, I wifhM the light 
Wottid haften, and give way to night 1 jjk} 

Inpatient of the night I lay. 
And wifli'd again for riling diiy : 
Nor day, nor night, my torments ceased ; 
The growfaig^vi] ftiU inei€as\3 s 
. /raithon (that day be ever Heft?) ij^ 

Wer't cali'd, great Artift, from the Weft. 
The work was in a moment done, 
if pbffible, withoQt a groan ; 
So fwift thy hand, I could not feel 
The progrefs of the cutting dod. , JO 

^£n£A3 could not left endure,^ 
Tho* Venus did attend the cure : 
Not her foft touch, nor hand divine. 
Performed more tenderly than thine i 
When bv her help Iapjs ownM, , 3 J 

The barbed arrow left the wounds 


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For picker e'en thaa fenfe* or jJioiighc, 

Thelitcht ttf to view was brorught ; 

And I lieheld/ with nnOi^d efm^ 

i}htx»{j^^ iH my agooio. 40 

OtCApAi(^4 fwwd wewonderrhear; / 

AiCfbts* cltfb, PELiDMVfpetr : 
Bixi tkdit kr oiliers celebme. 
The vntt^vA ioftfiimentir^l Fate^ 
Thy lanteft mtrttd more by ht^ 4| 

Than all the weapons us*d in war : ' 
fir woofidd, and <teath, they glory gain ,- ^ 

Thou tltktvtifWt over death and pain. 
Xhis-Iy iiHih thottiands, witnefstruc; 
Wlirid tilat Wf Mve» we live by you. 59 

That I iHflm^ion can atttftd I 
Enjoy tke cooverie of a fi-iMld ; 
iMghtoV Atldsand mieadsto Urayi 
And wM i9y> dear afTociites play i 
That now my ihooghts wiih^tife can flow j jr 

AM this, to the^, to thee J owe. 
Hea^forth, if any time I live ; 
IF any joy J. ihaU perceive h 
J(f anir good hereafter do; 
Tq tnee my thanks for all is doe. ^ 

O ! could I reach the bue Aiblinfe, 
With energy of thoujf ht in rl^hne ; 
My veHe ilhottld fair infcribe thy name> 
In lafting m'ontiments of f aine^ 
Long as my lif^ its cdtirfe fhall run, |6c 

TJlrai^he feta!Hrcad4j« fpun ; 
Each niotn^ its dtdjr ai I rife, 
Each eve, fcteforc l cidfe rty eya 5 
When I adoi-c th* Unftcn above. 
In whom i lit«» in whom jl movc^ ^ 

., j^?^"'myi«ve«ntidpr|iife. 
Pot adi the bk&igs of pn^ days : 
Recohatnigill, froai firft to laft, 
As I from yooth to xg^ ha vd (siifr r 
inthts meihorial fi^ ( fhall '(land fr 

His merqr t>y thy kv'mg hiaad:^ 
And above $i\th» mcv^bf men^ 
I*U biels mfQQJi li^Cws^siMtf* 

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ft88 MEMOIRS ^f the Society N^ 123. 
Saturday, May 6. Cam^ygi^ in Neto-EngUnd, 
Ut(' 30. 17 3 1. Some time fiiice died here Matthew 
A— y, in a very advanced age : he had for a great 
number of years fervcd tbc' College here, in the quality 
of bcd-maker and fWcener. Having left no chdd, his 
wife inherits his whole eftate, which he bequeathed to 
her by his lad will and teftament, as follows ; 

TO my dear wife. 
My joy and life, 
I freely now do give her 

My whole eftate. 

With all my plate, (her. 
Being juft about to leave 

A toboffoap, 

A long cart-rope, 
A frying-pan and kettle s 

An amen pail, 

A thrafhing flail. 
An iron wedge and beetle^ 

Two painted chairs. 

Nine warden pears, 
A large old dripping plat- 

The bed of hay (ter; 

On which l-^J* 
An old fauce-ptn tor batter. 

A little mug, 

A two quart ju|;, 
A bottle full of brandy ; 

A looking-glafs 

To fee your face, 
You^ll find it very handy. 

A musket true 

As ever flew, 
A pound of fliot and wiUeti 

A leather fafli, 

'Mf calabaih, (lett. 

My powder-horn and bul« 

An old fword-bltdi, 

A garden fpde. 

A hoe, a rake, a ladder; 

A wooden can, . 

A dofie ftool pan, ' 
A clyfter-pipe and blacMer. 

A greafy hat. 

My old ram cat. 
A yard and half of unnen ; 

Apotof greafc, 

A woollen fleece. 
In order fc. your fpinning. 

A fmall-tooth comb. 

An aihen broom, 
A candleftick and hatchet $ 

A coverlid 

StripM down with red, 
A bag of rags to patch it. 

A ragged mat, 

A tub of fat, . 
A book put out by Buf^aw; 

Another book 

By RoiinRook, 
A slcain or two of fpun yam. 

An old black mufi; . 

Some garden^^. , .. 
A quantity, of borage ; 

SoMie devil's w^. 

And t>urdock fi^d (ridge. 
To feafon well your por- 

A chafing difh 

With one fait fifh, * 
If I am not Bilftaken i 


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^-i2i.ofGRUB^SrREET,ijii. 289 

A leg of pork, 
A broken fork, 
And half a flitch of bacom 
A fpinning wheel. 

One peck of meal, 
A knife withoat a handle; 

A rufty lamp. 

Two quarts of famp, 
And half a tallow candle. 

My pouch and pipes. 
Two oxen's tripes. 

An oaken di(h vf^ll carved 

My little ^og, 

Aniipbtted hog,(ftarv€d. 
Andr:tv^o y'oung pigsjuft 

This is my ftore, 

I have no more, 
I heaitUy do give it : 

My years are fpui. 

My days are done, 
And fo 1 think to leave ft. 

t would advift my good Friend Mr^ Curl to employ 
Jome of my Brethren^ to turn the kft Wills and Tefta- 
ments, of thofe Gr?at Men zvbofe Lives be ha} tcritten 
and publijhed^ into rime, according to the preceding 
pmern. M. 

horn the Pegasus in Grub street, fVMn, May 11. 

^^ Second Part e?//i?>^ Tripos Speech, fpoken lately at 
Cambridge ; truely reprefenting the Speech of the 

worfhipful Juftice P n to a mob ^ ajjembled be^^ 

fore a certain College^ vn pretence of fearching for m 

Qsandoquidem, aliquot abhinc dies, atrox & immanc 
flagitiuminPcrfonasquorundam mortuorum comroifTum 
fuit; nobis hoc, noftra animadverfione perdignumcxif- 
tinaantibusjvirum eft exhac tripode oppugnari. Nee, ut 
opinOr, fas erit hie praeterire quendam, tam pacis, 
qaam dignitatis Academise, indefelTum cUftodcm. 
A wight he is, \^\io{% very fizc 
Speaks him pacific, grave, and wift ; 
Whofe doable cijin> and full-fed face. 
Shews juftice there has fixt her place. 
Hi? l^nowledge, true^ he could not boaft of; t 
* But what he had, he made the moft of: 
Gould Charters make, and Warrants draw, 
*With all the petty plagues of Liw. 
9 Couid deal bis little -All about. 

And eke his inch of Juftice out, lo 

VoL.IL C c Cum 

• He had lately fold his books. 

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290 MEMOIRS of the Society N^i25. 

Cum tilts tantufqne fi% quid non de tali Jofttt'ae mole 
cxpc£lare licet? Haud ita pridcm* cum ope cujufdam 
j^acuLAHi mortutis quidam e fcpulchro rciutrextflct ; 
ilie, haud abfard^ put^ns, fui efTc officii, tarn iour mor- 
tuos, quim inter vivos, paccm cuftodxre, convoeavit 
ccefum popularem ; Sc tt^ oaana ^kniiom provocami 
iic tandem vo» prorumpit. 

Since* hy kis Majcfty*8 penni^n, 

I hold a place in the Commiifion; 

And* by a v^orthy Mcmbci's bounty^ 

Am Sub-lieutenant of the County; 

Therefore I ought, fo vile the fad is, 15 

To ftop this moil inhuman pra6lice. 

If fobbing thus the dead endure, 

No man alive can be fecore. 

If to kill living men be muriher; 

To cut up dead men's fomething further. 20 

T* afiault a man befide his fenfes. 

We all allovir a great offence is : 

What thenVth' offence to hack and maul 

A man that has no fenle at all ? 

•*Tis very bafe and vile, yctt know, 25 

To give a peaceful man a blow 1 

And furcly none fo peaceful prove. 

As thofe who cannot ilir or. move. 

We all allow, that Phyfjc knaves 

Oft ferd good people to their graves : 30 

But youM efteem it ftrange, no doubt, 

Thefc felf-fame men (hou d fetch them out; 

As tho* the Faculty had fwore, , 

T' undo what they had done before. 

I therefore. Neighbours, who am here 35 

Plac'd in condition popular, 

Shall punifh this feme pofthumoOs muriher 

Upon our dear dcpa? ted brother ; 

Auert my office too, that by it 

The dead may* enjoy their graves in quiet. .40 

Lei's in, and none fhall dare tb ftop us, ^ 

Unlefs they (how their. Habeas Corpus. 

I'ake up your pofts then, all and fome. 

And beat up my inilitra drum. 


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To make it known to all the nation, 45 

When Juftice angry is, flie'e in a palEoiL 

Grantee ^ 10 Cal, Mai. 

N^ 124. Thursday, May i8. 

IN the firftand fecond pages are exhibited, in three 
colamns, Mr. Osbor^£^ Defence in the London 
Journal^ Ap. 29, of what he had aflerted concern- 
ing King- Willi am and Biflipp Burn ET inthc 7^iZ''- 
w4 Ap, ij; an Anfwer to thai,t Defence by S. T. in 
^tJ}4iljJoftruaU May 3. arid Mr. Ospohne's Reply 
to that Anrwer, in the London Journal^ May 13. to 
which is aided t Rdoinder to that Reply, by S, T. in 
thfe Daihf Journal^ aUi, 16. This Difputc was occa« 
fioned by the^ tmi following paragraphs in the London 
Jturnal^ Ap. 29. 

■^ Thereare now in the hands of Memoirs ' 

^OTTHE Alt— — or H ^ who fays. Such a day 

^Or.B-^'T/iA/ui/, that King William was an 
^ (^^ikgn conceited man f that would take no advice: and 

^^a day King William told «/, tiat Dr. B t 

' was a troublefome^ impertinent man, wbofe company he 

• could not endured 

• There is a Noble Peer now livingt who is of opL- 
^ WSit that feme Characters in tbfi Bifliop's Hiftory 
' have a tin^ure of his ownmflions; and that his li- 
' king, or ^(Irking men, or oeia^ weU^ or ill received 
' hj them. Blight have-fome influence on his mind ; 

• and inftances in himfelf, who Hood with a very ill 

• jracc in the Hiftory, 'till he had an opportunity put 

• mto his hands of obligii^ the Bifhop, by granting a 
^ iavoor at Court, which could not be obtained without 
' Ids conibnt ; upon which the Bifhop told a friend of 
' hb, within an ho\ir, that be toas miflaken in fueh a 
' Lord, and muft go and alter his whole ckara^eri and 
' bhe happens to have a' pretty good one ^ 

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2^Z M£M01RS of the Society No 125, 

FrcmtJbi Tib Asvs /> Grub-street, WeJn, May 17, 
7o Cablia, St thiUft JJJizesAt 1732. 

WH £ R £ JufUce all its pompous terror wears, 
Lo 1 Caeli A in her pride of charms appears. 
The Judge's frown no longer flrikes with awe. 
But all fubmit to beauty's fofter law. 
AsTRABA, fure» wecry, is now reflorM, j 

And leaves the sky to reaflume her fword : 
Or elfe has Meccy choie that Angel face, 
Tofooth the wonted rigour of the place ; 
To (hew where tender pity (hould prevail. 
And iheathe the fword* and turn the equal fcale. 10 

See f at the Bar appear a wretched throng. 
Dragging their load of guilt and chains along : 
See ! from the fight the gentle Cash a turns. 
With tendered woe their defperate plight (he mourns. 
Their galling chains alone affiiO the Fair, 15 

Unmindful of the chains her captives wear : 
She wonders at the murd*ref*s heart of (lone. 
Shakes af his guilt, unconfcious of her own. 


N^ laj. Thursday, May as* 

TH £ firft page contains two Letters concemtflg 
Dr. B£NTley*s Edition of Miltok's ParaJi/e 


That old Manufcript lend me, tQ BENTi,EY-iays 
I'D collate, and return it, without the leaft foyl. [Boyle, 
No, I thank you, good Sir, cries the Dodlor rot pleasM : 
When collated 'twill be like an orange that's fquetz'd. 


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No 125. ofG RUB-STREET^iJii. 293 

At Aibburnham-houfe thli book latety wts toaft^ I - 
Afid is BOW like an orange* not fqaeezei), bat tgfSi/td* 
But in mraiDg the fpit, there haa boca Tome miAake ^ 
For nor onrnge, nor Doctor, a Bifliop will ouke* 

Saturdat, May 20. Yefterdaythc rev. Dr. Grey 
prefented to his royal highnefs the Pake the fecond e- 
dition of hi8\Mfar method sfartifiiUl Memory^ was very 
gracioufly received, and bad the honour to ki(s his 
Sl^ncfs'a hand. Daily Courant. — // // to U 
ntjbed^ tbfit this New method of artificial ^Atmoiv 
muU teach /me courtiers t$ Uy ^i the Old mcthoa 
of artificial Forgetfulnefs. 

^nm the?EGAivs in G&uji-street, JTedn. May 24. 
Mr. Bavius, 

TO U having already obliged the Town with E». 
traas out of the Letters of F. Osborne, and 
S. T's Letter ; to complcat the whole, it fecms 
neeeffary you fhould add that of Mr. OsB0Rii£*slaft, 
which 1 here fend you : not doidning your regard br 
fo compleat r Graduate in your Society. 

An Eztradt of Mr. Osborne's wit znd f^/iteMe/j, fftken 
oot •f his ?90jiript in the Union Journal of ^atur* 
^^% May 10.. 

BB it known unto all men^ that I, P. Osborn.e» 
late dealer in birch and books, but at prefimt fet 
up to be as honefi a man' as any in England 
(there being no degrees of honefty), and likewife aft 
^ffeai/e companion* do now declare in this my Poft<v 
^'jpt, that I have roundh averted three things as real 
f^f : one c^ which, ifuppofet miA not be qneftion* 
Y 5 the iccond I am at %fiand to bring ready votuhers 
^^^ \ and the third muft vouch for itfelf. w^ Which^ 
^ forty fellow, one S. T. hat thought fit to difpute the 
^^^y of; whereby my confnmmate hmdiy and ag^ree^ 
^^ ^mfanion-Jhif have been much viliwd and difpa. 
J?8^d. Now I think it high time to give over coirc-/ 
'Pwiding with a perfon^ who writes without common. 


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294 MEMOIRS of she Society No 125. 
8EN3E>orcoiiMON dkcekcy; wbo faath not honestt 
enoagh to acknowledge my bwfty^ and honclUy ask mj 
pardon forabttfingJum aiid his ftknd's memory ; no a 
VN DEE ST AMD I NO eaough to difceiii where the ftre(s of 
my trgumeat has aU along lain ; who is not abUy or 
miling to diftingoifh between the ufeful and agneaUe 
(which indeed are both my talents); wr 4^/^ to fee, 
that a man may be regarded and necl-ected both 
at x\Afame time. 

Now, after I had probably proved my round offer tiom^ 
I might reafonably $xfe^ an nchnowledgment from an 
bineft man, — - But the Letter- writer does not fecm ca- 
pable q{ fo much' integrity as to acknowledge things 

that he does not underhand Inftead of that, he 

wri(e8 on in the fame fcurrilffus manner, and wittily 
fiys, he abnfes Nobody, — as if forfooth, 1 was No- 
body,— when every Body, who fees me, can plainly 
rfrceive, that I am Some-body. -- — How often mnft 
tell this Ja(k Straw (I fuppofe S. T. fUndsfor Stram} 
that r am ah i;$nep man, and an agrseable com f anion f 
And pray, is not an boneft man some-body \ Is ait tf'- 
greeabfe comfanion^ who can print every thing he hears 

in company Noeody ? Befides, how can Norbody, 

write letters to No-body f That would be fine corre- 
fpondfcnce indeed. 

Now ril surgos^E 

But what fignify fuppofifions ! Be they trui or fal/e, it 
i| nothing to me. ^ ' 'Tis S. T's bufinefs to anfwfrfitp- 
fofitions,-^ ^d how does- he do it ? — Why, he calls 
6tit oi my fuppofed faSls^ %fathirl6fsflory.i which, like 
atktf fpuriotu tjfue, muft \yt at the door of the perfoai 
who Inhered it into the world* Here- he downright 
lays a baftard to me. — But 1*11 be cven^with him .pre- 
iendy, with his beautifiU fimile oi fpurioui ijfuei for 
can any Hung be more ridiculoufiy nnyuft^ than to call 
that a fatbirUfs ftory ^ for which I am nadyjo prodiui- 
9b/atber^ as foon as I caa. gct^ooe ? -— But this man 
having once iMPUBENTLr aflerted, that I invented 
three falfofaSiy can't bear the producing my authorities^ 
even bifyre I have produced them ; ?nd f^ems more an- 
g*y at my afpeahing honest, th^n a^lhamed at his. . 
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fions.o/GRUB'S^REET', 1732, 295 

own appearing /I.-: Ads boba, xpy wit hetc 

had like to have ran away with my polftentjts. 

As to the fa£i from the Mimas rj of the M. of H, 
tho* I don' know Mr. S. T. yet I kaozo that he incm 
who I mean by the M of H. and that he can fatisfy 
himfelF, (and />r<?*4r^/)^ has done, bi»t has notgraa to 
own it) ; for he may find them in the hands of one of 
the Noble Peers, who married the heireiTes of the 
S — s family. He may probahiy be acquainted with* 
this family,: and they may probably fhow the manufcript 
to any one that ^sks it. And therefore he tirtninly. 
has (een it, tho* he has not the grace to own it. ' 

Now, what is the reply to this? Why, the pajfagei$ 
of no confequence^ and No- body afferts they have fun //; 
— A pox on this No-body. — But, I fay, the paffage 
is of the bighefl conjequence to m-^ point ; and tberefon 
'tis abfolutely falfc to fay. No-body ajferts they have 
fien it : for I, if he will allow me to be SoMfi-BODr^ 
(and I think I have fairly proved myfelf to be Some- 
body) have feen perfons, that havey^/» others, who 
tffert, they hav* fetn the Memirs^ and feen thofo 

Till I hear from Mr. S. T. again, t have nothing 
more to fay, but that he ftiould have Ifeft his ^Ithf 
toords^ fucb as dirty ehtcbiSy Sec. to porters, and his 
pretty phrafes of, Fie, for fbame, to tittU Mijes^and 
Sehoo/^boys ; and learn* gfi^d language of me, and how 
to fpeai liki a.Uhn, and a gentle ma n,. -ztj am ; and 
ought to know, that 'tis no-lhame for a perfon (who ia 
90/No-bodt) to (ay. of himfelf, that h« pretends to- 
the higheji' chara/ler, which is that of an honrfi muni 
txA 7Ji agreeable (ompanioMi 

And tho* I have NOTHtNO morb to iay, I can'i 
conclude without saying oj^b thing more^ and that 
is, I was full as well acquainted vviih Julius C^efar^ ai 
I was with Bp. Burnet y and T think Juiius Cafar was. 
full as great a Man as the Bifb$f, tho* frobaUy he was 
not quite fo good a Chriftian. 

This Letter- writer may blttftcr^ and labour to^efcue 
the Bifhop's character out of my hands, but $bat's im» 
Peffible ; fo that he may. gp on, and ring as many 
c&mg;es as the Q^lU^i-yotSbh He may alio produce 


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?96 MEMOIRS of tj?e Society No 126. 

Leters^eren from the ire^tfft perfonages of the Mijbap 
00hf timi I and tho* I Inow not one word of ifaeii' con' 
tenC8« yet I here ntatiiy ^rt; tbattbey eon be n^tbiitg 

/# thi frp^fft agaiwft totgt I b^e advaaitd. We 

(onr felf ) know him better than any of hb Cffftimfp^ 
rm^m conld know him ; and when I exUmine fone of 

his character!, I wiR' cnrv tt to a demonfiration, that* 
the Bif/bsfrw^ not fo 4iretabft a e$mfanton as $ffrfiif,' 
— But that I referre to the next opportunity.— For I 
iindl.can write fuH as well as JFicc or Sviton; fo 
am Jefohrcd to fight it out to the laft, y^r the divirfie» 
^ tbe 7oxm. P. Osbohne. 

N* i%6. Thursday, Jum u 

THE firft Piece is Confideratiom on PATrrcx 
SMitu's Prefervative againft ^akeri/m, 

Srom tbeVEGMVs in Grub-stmet, JFedn, May^i,. 
S I R, 

YO U. are defired to pubKfh the following Imes in 
the next Grub^ftreet Jvurnsf^ whiehwcre^ writ- 
ten abait two montlis after that Paper was firft 
inibliflied. By fo doiog jron wit] fave a woman^s kmg- 
mg ; yoQ Will preveht^Hiftir being printed in any other 
Papi^ ; yon will fliew your own impiirtiaHty, and re* 
gard to truth, more than intereHf and yo<o^ will very 
ftrach ohBge a gieat mimhcir of Ladies, who arc ml • 
adioiifeM otthe mnpaiallell^d ftc^dity of tim J^urnui^. 
and In partteuhHTi your htimbl^feiVant^ 


TV tbeUgeuiws Autbor ^ fbe Gtub-ftrdet Joomal. 

At firft, . yopt jMriraJ. to elude the ihame 
It feaiM^ by owning its ti-ue parents name, 
9tole:that of! matdSefs Fope^ to give it fami^* 

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But foon the cheat appcar*d ; for now wc fcc» 
'Tis Grub'flreet all, without an Irony : 
Its future merit you yourfelf knew beft. 
So nam'd it Grub, and fpoke the truth in jcft. 

This being read, Mr. Pofpy declared, that in h's 
opinion a particular regard ought to be payed to a fair 
Lady, efpecially in the condition here mentioaed» and 
fomething done effe^ually to fdVi h^r longing. — To 
which Mr. Dactyl anfwered, that hequeftioned ytry 
much both the fairnefs of the Lady, and the reality c f 
her longing. For as to the firft, he could not fuj^ofr, 
that when ihe was charging others vfith. flealing a fal e 
nme, (lie would fubfcribe a falfe one herfclf : and if ftc 
had fabfcribed her true name, fhe was certainly both 
lame and red hair*d. And as to the fecond, he could 
not believe, that any Lady, either fair or foul, big 
with a poetical tympany, could contain herfclf for two 
years and two nK^nths together^ m a longing condition. 
•—Mr. Spondee fubjoincd, that he believed there was , 
good proof of the truth of what Mr. Dactyl had. 
foggefted. That as long ago as the lad autumnal equi- 
nox, a littfe brat appeared in the world with a label in 
«8 mouth, Cinna vult videri pauftr^ &f «/? faupr \ 
and th^ following verfes on its breaft^ 

Cinna afFcdls to wear a beggar's clotthi. 
And is the very beggar that he ihows : 
^o Grub /lr£0f Journalifls zrc fonnd'in hOi 
To be the dunces they'd be thought to aft/ 


Our SoQiety has eften juft contempt of fuch adver- 
Dccn diverted with abufive- faries j whofc topics of ac- 
pifeccs in prole and rime, culation, whether in jcft 
^trcn againtt us by fome or caracft, were generally 
of our rencgado Members, the fame, tho' fometimc* 
fomctimes publilhcd in contradidorr,andy5t equal- 
News papers, and fomctimcs 1/ groundlels. And this uni* 
only communicated to our formity in their condud has 
Secretary. Several of the continued for thefe fix years j 
latter, fcrlous as well as lu- a flagrant inllance of which 
diqpous, we have publifticd in all three rcfpefts has been 
in our journal j to Ihcw our lately given by The Prompier^ 


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298 MEMOIRS of the Society No 126. 

This little creature was at ^r^ owned by the * I^giftfr 
of ^ Gntb-ftrett^ who behjg not able to fupport hiaiyit 
is probable this Lady picked him up, and charitably 
doathcd him in her own Kvcry. — To this Mr. MaE. 
rius added, that the Lady might be very charitable-r 
but fhe (eemedto be no honefter, jhap fome concerned' 


in his Paptr Df 5t^. i g, 175^. 
In which he has inferred 
two Things^ ctHed^i^^m/, 
which there is good ccafon 
to think ^fc written either 
by Squire P^lp/e (the certain 
author of two daian'd Co- 
medics, and one of the re- 
puted authors of the Promf- 
ter) or ii^r ^ire SMfasA^ 
or elfir bf both m conjoic- 
tion. tnie Bfp Btftgmm is 
an imitnion tof Onna vult 
Stc tpm ovt into ei^hc 
i^ttfti. The ^etntd^ wiic- 

draw into eighteen iov, 
doggrel, incohereilt line^ 
moil c^ which have no rea" 
ion, and fome no rime,^ 
contains an aflcrtion direft» 
ly contradifting thit of Mts; 
»ufih»j and mrniii^ diat 
Mr. P(fp€ was at firft aauaily 
cooccrncd, as one of the 
priidpal aUthort, in wrioc- 
ing our J$Hrml. 

* Mr. B. Bellamy, tt Hiat 
time the Editor of the 

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N« 127. Thursday, y«»^ 8* 

TH B firft Piece 18 the begiDiiing. of an £ xaxmaa* 
nation of Mc. Walsixcham^s Remarks upm 
* Siguier BBLLONrsZf//^ in the /r/# Britm 
^f 7«»# I. 

* John ThomCbn Ware- 
noufckccpcr to the Charica- 
Wc Cofporation, having 
withdrawn himfclf into fo- 
wign parw, was icized at 
RomCj at the inftancc o£ 
thcChcyalkr dcS. George, 
«d coQfined in the caftlc of 
S» Afigelo. Of which an 
>aount waa given by 8^or 
]ohn Angek> Belioni a bank- 
er rtiere, in a Letter dated 
,%4, i7}«,direaed*To. 
J the Gentlemen of the 
^Committee of the ParHa* 
^ mcntofEfigland,appo«jnrcd 
^ for the affairs of the Cha- 
^ ritable Corporatioo, or if 

the laid Oommirtcc does. 
. not liibiift, to Sir iLnheri 

Sutton, Sitjpbn Shadtvell, 
^ Rafter Molejkvortb^ t^oBpt 
^ Jf>bn Mowhray^ or to Any 

one of them at London.' 

In this Letter he informed 
tncm, thathehadtranfinitr 
J^d ' all the Papers, Copiea 
< SL Letters written by 
, ThoT^fon to his Corrp* 

fpondents, Letters received 

, Y*^"^ them, and Memwan- 

I ^«w of bis mod fccrcc 


* affairs, which bad been 
' feized there with him, to 
' apcribn [Mr* Arbuthnot a 

* banker] at Paris ; who, 
' upon certain conditiotiSi 

* Ibould deliver them all up 

* to them." tka& Letter ttic 
Parliament voted to be * aa 
*■ it^lent and audacious Li* 
' bel, attempting to impofe 

* upon the PariiameBt^ and 
' Britilh nation, &c and 

* ordered it to bebHroed bf 
' the hands of the Cpmrapa 

* Hangman i' which was ac^ 
cordirig(ly executed befbrc 
the Royal Exchange on May^ 
2d. Thefe Tranladionoc- 
cafioned the genenaMty of 
people to recall to mind 
thofe relating to the South* 
fca in 1723} to coniipare 
the flight of Tbomfon With 
that of Knight ) and to con- 
elude that it was inconfiftenc 
with the inteteft of Ibme 
very great perfixiSt that 
either of thofe little inftni- 
ments of viiiany Ikould be 
delivered up in order to a 
ftrid and impartial exami<* 

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300 MEMOIRS of the Society No 127. 

• Qentlemen, 
Of eftcciD and affc6lioii thi$ fallacious pretence 
Our loyalty attacks ; this Propolal, common fcnfc. 
Much fhouM we be wanting to ourfelvcs, did we not 

A proper refentiftcnt ; and let ali the world know. 
That, tho' of our property raoft notorioufly/?^V, 5 
Of underftandingsandprincipleswe havenotbeen robbU 
J know not, nor care, what tbings may be in the Trunk ; 
But as it comes from the hands of the Bahylonip Punk^ 
1 thinks if we take ity wejballfoon be Paenitentes : 
For my part, Timco Danaos & dona fcrentes. 10 

This Trunk may frobab/fhe a nezo Pandora's box, 
Fu// if Peftilence, Popery. Pretender^ and Pox. 
Let us flicw the Rogues at Rome, that we Engfifli- 

roen at London 
Are honcft and loyal, tho' we're ruined and undone. 
W. Baviu«. 

From the Pegasus in Grub-strbet, t^edn. June 7. 

The firfl Piece is a Letter from Prosaic us,' contain- 
ing fome Remarks upon The Covent Garden Tragedy. 
wnich was written by Mr. Fislding, and aded and 
damned June 2. 

Grub-street Verses /^ /i^^ Tenth ^ June, 1732. 

On this bleft day, as Jacobites recite, 
S. George's Chevalier £rft view'd the light: 
But Whigs declare, that not one lucid fpark 
Then fiione ; but all was a£led in the dark. 

Some (ay, the* Queen no breeding qualms perCciv'd, 5 
But <ktt lier belly plac'd a cuihion hetv'd t 
Some, that tho' pregnant, yet abortive pain 
Made aK her hopes of living otfspring vain. 


^ This, is the fubflance of held on Saturday, M«y 27 ; 

the Speech delivered by Sir and publifhed in the DaUj 

jQlin ShadwcU, from the Joternal, May zp. Thcad- 

chau^, ac a. general court of ditionat words arc ^ Italic 

the Charitable. CXjfporation, charaftcrs. 

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U^iiS. of GRUB-STREET^ 173^*301 

Others affirm^ that almoft nine montht paft, 
A Female infant fprung to light in haile : 1 o 

For which, a Male» in warming-pan conveyed, 
Bv artful hand in royal bed waslay'd. 
This Boy, as fome believ'dt (bon after dv*d : 
Bat one at greatly bom his place fnpplyM. 
At Richmond this expir'd» iiiyM common Fame ; 1 j 
A Third fucceeds, another, yet the fame. 

Of all the tales, which up and down were tod^ 
The BoT in velvet warmmg-pan took moft. 
Of Lady Oclethohpb, this Lad, fome fay. 
Was bom; but fome affirm, of Miftrefs Gray : 20 
To each one p^ribn equal witnels bore ; 
This, Mr. Fulur; That MiftSHAPTOB fwore. 
U at one time, youll fay, as Papifts tell. 
One body may in different places dwell ; 
Why, from a fruitful, tho' a different womb, 25 

Of two fair Mothers, mayn*t one Off-fprmg come ? 

Such miracles let Papiffs ftill deceive : 
Tm a ftanch Pvoteftant, and can*l believe. 
A private man, I own, or Prince, has had 
Sometimes a double, or a treble Dad : 30 

But rn be hangM, before 1*11 own that flam^ 
That e^er one vhitd can have a doable Dam. 

M. 'Mabvius* 


N^ laS. Thursday, June ij. 

N the firft page Is continued the examination of 
Mk WALsiNGirjeM's Remarks ^ Uq. in $bt Fre$ 
^ritgft. Jam i. 

^rm the PfiCASus £2r GI19B-ST1.BBT, fFtitn. June 14 


Vol. n, D d 

HE firft j^ce is a Letter from Dramaticus 
^ottceming fbe Covent'Gsrden Trngedy^ 

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302 MEMOIRS o/tbe Society NP12S. 
A Btllad on the Hidotto ai Frisco. 

YE Nymplif aad Swains, who love the fport, 
And value npu^tUih 
Come boUUjr aU^to Vcvtm Coort, 
Wheie no prim Joftices refort — • 
Or none for ReftrmntUn* 

For now fo jmous art we grown, 

A girl that's cmmm ovil 
Dares hardly Ihcw her face in Town, 
But skulks in corners «p and down^ 

As if her diids wen n/il. 

Then thanks to thofc of generous foul^ 

Who, prompted by g9od nafin. 
Have found a way » without contfoul. 
The ardor of thc1?lood to tool. 

So heightened by the feafon* 


3ut ftill the vertue of the age 

Appean e*en in our leudnefs; 
For, tutor'd by the modeft Stage, 
' At kaft we keep from bate-ftc d rag^ 

Bccaufe • — '&^ reckoned rudencfs. 


In Town this Uick has long got ground 
. Of amorous mafquerading: 
And reafon good, tor all around 
Was nought but mafquerading found, 
la every other trading. 

6. ' 

3^ay ,. this is not the ^rft,- they %, 

Has been beyond the water : 

, For there, Fame tells us> ^"f^ty ^^f 

jSome mafques are fecn, tho* not fo|f*y, 

.And of more CANTing nature. 


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Then you, who tvifily right and wrong 

By fafhioB rfways meafure. 
To fiivc yoar credit join th« throng ; 
And you, who for that fame may long. 

Come for the hke of pYeafure* 

©f fomething new yoa can't here fail, . 

If youMl dcfie all dangers : 
For, iho' perhaps the face be ftale,. 
A man may £nd his ^ofe^ fail 

As new, as any ftrangcrV 


Bo in the bowers of Ida Jo v e 

Once met hit wife and fifter 
lit nufqnerade; and tho* her love* 
Had long fince ceas*d his heart to move. 

He could not then refift her. A.' 

N<^ 125^. ThursdaYj Jum aa. 

THE firll and fecond pages contain the laH part 
ojF the Examination of Mr. Walslncham*s 
Remarks, 8cc. which concludes in the loUowing 

It is now time to draw to a conclufion ; and I think 
>>one can be more proper, than to take particular notice 
of a remarkable inftance of Mr. Walsincham's veraci^ 
^y and impartiality. For aa I have been obliged, for 
the fake of truths to mention in this difcoune fome 
miftakes of this Gentleman ; I am bound in confcknce . 
to adt by him, in the fame manner in which he has adt- 
«d towards the /ate Bijhop of Roche ft er, to whom he has 
<ione a fignal piece of juftice. For by him we are in- 
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304 MEMOIRS of the SoHety Noiag. 

formed^ as more particularly mentioned above, that the 
Bifi§p exprefled the greateft abhorrence of TBoMscii's 
o^tr to divide his plunder among the JacoUtei. Th'is 
i£)Ion will appear the more extraordinary, if wc con- 
fider it as done by a peribn in exile, and at the head of 
a poor di(iiffe£M f^tty s and compare it with the rapa* 
ci^ of (bme who uvea in affluence here, who profc&d 
the greateft attachment to the^reient happy eftabUlh- 
menty who were Members of the honourable Houib 
of Commons, who were Privy Coonfellorf, who were 
■- and yet combined with a fct of inferior vil- 
lains to rob and pillage their feDow fubjeds under the 
pretence of Charity. Let this laft aflion of his life caft 
a veil upon hb errors in fentlment or condud, and in* 
duce us to think u favourably of them as wexan ; fince 
it is a proof of hit title, sn fome degree, at leaft, to the 
chara^er he gave of himfelf in thole Ihies prefixed to his 
Tranflationof Viacit^sGioaojcs, which were lat^ 
ly pahliihed m mod of the News papers. With tbeie 
I ihan conclude my difcourfe ; adding two tranflations, 
one Kteral in Uank verfie^ and the other paraphraftical . 
ID rhime, communicated to our Society by one of our 
ingenious Correfpondentiu 

lUte ige lufi 

Ad St^uaKit r'rpaSy Thamejino a fiumine hng}^ 
jMmfinisr^frdBufque^Jiilipti m$rte^ m^dnmy 
^/$j colui, fatriiCfue mmoTy ntfue (Wegener ufquant. 

Thus on the banks of Seine, 

Far from my native home I pafs' my hours. 
Broken with years and pain ; yet my firm heart 
Regards my friends and country e*en in death. 

Thus, where the Seine through realms of flavery 
With fportivc vcrfe I wing my tedious days; [ftwyj, 
Far from Britannia> happy climate torn, 
Bow*d down with age, and with difeafes worn : 
Yet e'en in death lz(Xt fteady part, 
And dill my friends and country fiiare my heart. 
M. Bavi us« 


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Frm tbi Tbgasvs in Grub-stiieet, IVedn. Jmu 21. 


NO T having heard any thing of yon, in^ ou» 
Brother B a vius*8 Lucubrations, f&ceyour Let-^ 
ter publiHied in the Baper marked N^ 1 19, I 
imagined, that fcnfibk of your former foliy (forgive 
my freedom) in expelling to carry your point /* fyk i 
la main, you bad fecr edy recanted, and made your fub* 
miffion to Mr. Wilks. The confequcnce of vvhich^ 
for your fake, I fuppofed« was his engaging to zQ: 
your Play next winter, ^^ether I have made a 
risht gueis, or no, I can't tdl 1 but the difeontkmaAce 
ofib brisk an attack feems natoraliy to imply as niiich.' 
If yon have not, you may takt the hint from one, 
who, tho' ankbown to your is -the admirer of your 
mirth and good humour, ancthas therefore fent you a 
proper form of a Palinody^ or Recantation Song ; 
which he advifes you to fing the &tS opportunity, being 
Your hearty well- wiflver and humble fervant, 
M^y «9« i73«. PoETicus. . 

HoRACB, .£/^. l,OJe 16. imitated. 

* I. ■* ' "' ■ "■ 

O thou who manmit the Stage^^ 
Late fiibje^t of my Grubfireet rage ; • 
To flames, or fcas, pr any where, 
O WiLKs, thofe hated Papers bear. 

*Not Pho Eaus from the {twttt fhrine. 
Not GOBBLE, nor God of wine, 
Their Prieils with half the fury flW, 
WhicA^nger in a moment will. 

Ahger, which nothing can reftrain. 
Not the drawn fword, nor wrecking main y 
Nor furious fire, nor mighty Jovb 
AoSimg with tumult from above. 

D d 3 Til 

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*Tis favM, when firft PftOMBTttBut bold 
Compot'd of day the hiimaa moUld ; 
Sometlung be took from every bead, 
And fir*d with XxotCs rage our breaft^ i 


Anger Thyestes murd'rous madc|- 
And ItoteTy towni in aihes layM ; 
Drew o'er their walls the hoUile {^ow, 
Mark of their total overthrow. 

6. ■ I 

Thenealm thy imnd.. My boiling hett 
Made me prudentud thoughts forget i 
While diHippointment andquick ire 
InflamM me with GrMbean fire. I 

Now gentler methods I purfuep I 

Renouncing all I fay'd of you. 
Then friends once more well be to-day t 
h€t bat my Un theatric Play. j 


N* 130. Thursday^ June 2p^ 

THE firft Piece is z Letter from Prosaicus^ 
concerning Mr, f ieldinc^s Dramatic Wri. 
f ings : which is followed by two Litiirt^ one 
from'A-^B. the other from DiiAMATiout» in anfwer 
to a tittfr^ written in defence, of the Covent-garJen 
Traiedf, figned Wm Hint, Candlefnofier, and pab- 
liflied In the Daiij Poff^June 21, and Und^n ,Evmttg» 


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ii^iiP.of G RU B^STR E Et, i^lt. ior 

Frm tbi Pegasits i>Gaob sTJtsETy fFedn: Juki tt. 
Mr. Bavi US read the followhija; Ctrtificate, 

Whereas it is reported, that I Wm. Hint, Candle- 
fettffer at the Theatre Royal, Drury hnc, have iy the 

joint affiftance of the learned Mr. C n, Jun and 

Mr.F Nc, written a Letter in vindication of Mr. 

P ng's Farces; I thefafd Wm Hint do here- 

by certify, that I was not in the Icaft concerned in thr 
fiid Letter : hAvihg always thought, from my long ex- 
perience and obfervations on the Stage, that the iaid' 

Mr. F no's writbgi wer« eitlSr above my aa. 

prchcnfion, or below my notice. And I do hereby 
farther affirm, that the aforefaid Mr. C ■■ r and 

Mr.F NO were the fole authors and contrivers 

o£that Letter ; that they were fhut up in confulution 

at Mrs. — -—Id m's forthefpace of three hour», 

where their furprizing heads produced that wonderfal 
Letter. This I teffify, from a finccre love ef truth, and 
in vindication of my own charafler ; being not willing 
to have my mean parts put in competition with theirt, 
or to rob them of the leaft ffiare ot the ^ory they have 
obuined bv the faid Letter. 

Done behind the ftenes,. 
at the Theatre Royal Witnefs my hand, 

i)fDrury-lane,.Fr/Vii5f,, The mark H of Wm. Hint, 
. ' June 23. Candie*&ttffi:r. 

D. Dash, Secretary. 
P. Puff, Prompter* 

A debate having rifen ooacernmg the f enuinenefa of 
this Certificate^ the majority were of opinion that it 
was forged \ becaufe the letter in quedion was written 
with much mor« fpirit, than the Letters D^Jkatory of 
the two Gendemen hintid^t ; and it wts not probable, 
that they would write better la the name of a Candk-^ 
fitnfer^ than in their own. M* 

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N® 131. Thursday, Jufy6. 

^ H E firft page contains ^^vr^triioponDr. Bent. 
LEY*! EfHiwdathns of Milton's faradift hJN 

Ify-OIIiUS^ tir'd with conning o*cr 
^ ^^ Da]] Index V 9 a precious ftorc, 
For eafe to Chapel took his way^ 

Refolr^d to take t knap, or pray. - 

Proceedingilowin JTokmnftate* $^ 

Forward he marches to his feat : 

Bat oh! the lock, long fince difusM; 

T' admit the holy man refusM t 

The Vir^r ta^s with fruitlefs pains; ^ 

The raft mvhcible remains. 10^ 

Who can dekrribe his woeful plight^ 
Flac*d thns to view in fuUeft light« 
A fpedide of mirth, ei^M 
To peering friends and oggling fo'es ^' 
Then firft, as 'tis from Fame received, 1 j;; 

(But Fame can't always be believed) 
A bluih. the fign of iiew*born gnce, 
Gleam^a through the horrors of his face. 
He held it fhameful to retreat. 
And wo^e to take a lower feat. 20 

The. Virg^r loop with nimbfe bound ' 
At ohce vaults o*er the wooden moond ; . 
' And ^ivf s the door a furious: knock. 
Which fbfcM the difot>cdicnt lock. 
' Then Zo I tvs entering in conMon*., Jf^: 

His elbows phdng^on the cufliion^ 
De^utly loird m mufing deep, ^ 
Unable now to pray, or fleep ; 
Som< lyords imperfeA mumbled o*er: 
'VAe wicked Sof^s declared he fworc, 30 


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Nm3I. of G RU B'ST R E ET.iyii.zo^ 

That none ihoaM e'er for feven years fpace 
Agab behold hitu in that place* 

What then ? 'Tis plain with ftriaefl troth 

Kdigioufly he kept his oath. 

Fremthe Pioasvs in Grub stribt, Wein, July 5. 

rious and ufeful Memoirs which have been 
from time to time inkrtcd in your Journal^ to 
the immortal honour of the great Mr. H— — , I be* 
IkVe the following lines ^containing a true relation) 
wi)I| if ^ou pleafe to publiHi them; convey his name 
to pofterity in a light very different from any it has yet 
appeared-in s I mean that of a Conjurer, or, as the 
VQigarphrafe it^ A Cunning Man. 

One day, at a Coffeehonfe, Two were difputtngf 
On quibbEng, haranguing, oppofine, confuting 1 
When one of them mentionM Sir Hyp Doctor H— j^ 
Affirming no mortal did thefe things fo cleanly. 
Ssy^s t* other. Why, faith Ifliould like him, but oft I 
Havc heard, that his learning has made him ib lofty, 
Hc*il fcarce condefcend to inftrudi a poor Lay -man. 
I^9plies Sk Hyp's friend, Never mind what they fay; 

He anfwers — Nor is he confin'd to your fmall forts, 
No, Sir — Hi refiivts lawful ^tftim rf all forts. 

What a glory, Mr. Bavivs, mull a ReJIarer of and* 
fnt EUcutiont an Univerfal Scholar, and a great re- 
former of Church and State, reffc^ on a fciencc which 
has been fo long difcftccm*d by the learned, tho* mif. 

taken part of mankind ? ^For my part, I fhall front 

thia time expedl to hear of many extraordinary events. 
l>«fore they happen ; and to fee tnt Papers Huffed with 
accounts of the return of ftrayed filver fpoons and por^ 

Yours Db R:pis. 

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N<* 13a. Thursday, Juiy 13. 

TH E Hrft Piece U Mr. Diiamat»cv4*« De^c*- 
of Kis Critidfrn opoa Mr. FicLDiNO*is M^^mrn^ 
Husisad, in N? 117; in anIWer to fomc Re- 
marks upon that CritUi/pt in * The Comedian or PbU§^ 
fofbiedl Enquirer : from which pamphlet two <^uotatioQ9" 
are produced by Mr. Bavius in the next Piecej one 
/hewing his ignorance in kngqag^, and the other. ^a»t» 
Impiety and bbff»heffly« 

^ A N inge»io«s and letrtted waiter faaa Ittdy io- 
,/X ^vmA^ «t, [in the D^ih Ceettmnu Uay 9.]^ 

< ihat Athens and Rome the StAge was 
*^ an engine of tlra Stale i. that the wifiaft 8tate6nen kaitt' 
' eHieaieditofadmiraUeufein amofiog (he people^. 
^ an4^ keeping them ftom too ftri^t an cnqoiry into Fo- 

* litics and ReligioB ; and that formerly if ever Playcrt 

* ineddkd^Miith politics it waa in favour (^ the power 
<^ governing.* He then con^laini, * that Tome prag«. 

* ma^cal Players of the preient. age, fbrgettmg bctks 
' their daty aiid iatereft^ have under pretext of dcdaim- 

* ipg at vice in genera] exhibited ftate Lampoons : * but 
in tlie coDclufion* aflbres us, ^ that the conaqi^l of tho(e 

* in Drury-lane has been as decent as the general li- 

* centiouTnefs of the ago would admit of^* In con£r.. 
luation of the Jeeent eondM^ of thefe Gentlemen, I 
th^nk, it will be of fome fervice* Mr. Bavius, to pro- 
dupe a famous Inftance of a Comedy,, or rather a Farce». 
lately aded feveral time$ by.them^ caUed^the f OA/ De^ 


**TWs was a. monthly the (ale not defhiying^ die 

pamphlet, written by Mr. charges of paper and print. 
Thomas Cooke, aiid publ ifli- t This Farce, acccading tO' 

cd^ooly for eight months ) the account in the DaiU 

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The flory of Father GiraUd atfd Mifs Cadierb 
-bad been treated with great variety, both in profe and 
verfe; and vidded^ comfortable fubii&ence to feveral 
of ydar mcm^rs during the lall vtrinter. At the fame 
time the DraWert and Engrav^ers went to work upon iC 
and exWbited feveral lively pictured to the view of aU 
perfbns who paiTcd the ftreets. Whin the fubjeit feea»^ 
ed otttte^^thauftei!^ and the difeoiirfe about it was at- 
moft ceaied, a Gtntl^an 6f a farprizing geniuft 
wrought It into a Play, under thfe title mchtiohed a- 
bove, and brought it upon the flage with fuccefs. I 
may takd another opportunity to pomt out the fevefral 
beaiities of this Piete s at prefeiic I' fliall only take no* 
tite'ctf the principal defign, and (hew how happily it 

has been txecuted. The prihcipal detgn is to ex<^ 

"pofe the Clergy : and» finee in the opinion of all wife 
and honeft men, they are the teachers of fuch do6lrinet 
astetld't6 introdiiee popeiy and arbi^ary power, can 
tbefe-pdBbly be a more juuifi^ble undertaking ? --Noj 
has the manneTofexecatingitbeenliablb to the^lea& 
^^ktte^ the 'Aith6r having emt>lbyedii6 other weapo^iq 
tgainft them bitt (he ke^eft wit, and trtoted them 
with all tlie^ood manners and polftehefs inuqginablei 
of which the fdllbwing Inftan^ are an evident de* 

Old Laroon, before he knows any thing of the vil- 
lainy of F<f/i^r Mar tiM, (kynohfm, Mrwerehapjgr 



* a Prieft riding an old honeft whore-mafter tdt£ De- 

^ vil/ p. lo. and under a curfc declarer * I'H c^rbd* 

' nade the villain ! TJl makic a ragout ^ the De^nlS - 

^ foppet of him,^ /^//. 

Jordaw fays, ' I onoe committed a Prieft to Ne#» 

gatefor piAi^gpockicis/Aw, 

^,.y«*fir 1 aft4 3?, met y;ct'ittthci>i//ylWlof lhd> 

^fth tMiretfati ahMfh': i6th and adth, it was af^ . 

andtho' the third tHtht's fitihta; th^^ithad w^tw^ft 

jwidicc oil fmm lai was great' affpiaufit: H6#cvel^ 

|]|«W^ai, as not fufficicnt it was adcd fevcral timci^ 

I 'to defi«y half the charges^ with frequent iDtcrmiffiooSi 

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312 MEMOIRS 9/ ibeSocUty Uo 1^2. 

All tbu indeed particuUrly relates to OQePriefti but 
th<t which follows ftrikes In genenl at the whole order. 
Vid Laroon iky 89 * Peace cinnot ftav long in anf 
• place where t prileft cones/ f. 5. * Jadgment can- 
^ not be far off when a Pried is near/ f. 23. ^ I no 

* more rely on what a woman (kys out of Chorch» 
^ than on what a Prieft (ajrs in,' /. 10. To Ea/lf^r 
Martin, * Exert thyfelf in thy proper office^ and 
« hold the door/ f. 23. • Tbou art the DeviTs foot- 
** man, and weareft his proper Hveiy,* f. tz. * Death 

* and the Devil, another Prieft/ /. 16. ^ You are 

* ty Priefts • /. 2. • of greafy Priefts,' /. 25. • of 

* rafcally Priefts/ f. 4. ' of black locufts/ f. 23. • and 
« a regiment of black gyards/^. 10. 

Yon mkj imagine perhaps* ^lr. Bavius, that much 
the greateft part of this fine bnguage being fpokcn hy 
€>/i Laroon. a vicious charader, and only concembg 
|he Popifli Uergy, it can have but very little efficacv 
In expofing ours. But there are two maxims which 
yon are to take as a key to the whole : That whatever 
fcandalous thing is (ay*d of a Prieft, yon are to regard 
only what fpoken, and not the perfion who (peab 
it; and That 

PriiJIs rf ntlniigioHS gri the /ami. 

M. Yours MhO'Cleros. 

Brom th?kok%vs in GruB-strebt^ jyeJn^ Jul] 12. 


Mr. Walsinoham having at laft gained a complett 
vjAoty over the enemies of the Admmiftrati(m, in- 
tends after the manner of the Roman Conquerors, to 
paft through the dty in triumph; that is to iaj, in the 
modem phrafe, he ia to come out next week with \ 
moft ilanung diariot. 

I had an indinatkm to contribute mv mite vpoa 
thboccafion; and as I have learnt to defign ia th^ 
true Grubean ftlTe, I refolvcd to fumifh ourliero with 
a fignificant coat of arms: batihtlate procetdiogs ia 


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the Court of Honour have dipt the wings of all the 
genius's in herald ry. 

All therefore . I can do at prcfcnt is, to ferid him a 
motto, which I intended at firft to take out of one of 
oar own Authors ; bat I recollect he will appear more 
glorious adorned with the fpoils of one ot our moft 
ortter eieoiies. So I give him the choice of two out 
of Horace, viz, 

Ifr/ani praemia Scribaes 

figDifying that he owes his advancement intirelv to his 
extraordinary knack of writing like mad in au fenfes. 

Satis efl Equitem mihi plaudere ; 

Ihewlng his noble contempt of the cenfurea of the 
Town, as long as he enjoys the applaufe and encou* 
ragement of his patron. 

him my Study upon the I am, worthy Sir, Your 
rails in Lincoln^ s-lnn aft'cdlionatc Fcllow-Iabowcr, 
fields, June zZtb, 
^Tiz Cluvienus. 

J Comical Piece of Irijb News tag^d with rime. 
Near Montown, a young fellow met a girl of three* 
Id the fields ; and mod rudely attacked her before : [fcore. 
She call her eyes round, and could fee no afliflance i 
So wifely lay ftill, nor made any refiflance. 
At length on the Caftle (he looking upright, 
Spy'd fome Gentlemen laughing at the comical fight.' 
Then loudly fhc fcream'd out, A rape, a rape, a rape ! 
The fellow run for his life, and made his efcape. 

Post-boy, July ir. 


Bdng ask*d| If our Members, abus'd in a Satk e, 
Wottld not this week return dirty fpatter for fpatter ? 
No, I hope not, cry'd I, that it e'er will be fayM, 
That they anfwcr'd a Paper which no-body read. 
Whv I've read it myfelf, fays my FHend. — I reply'd. 
Prithee, tell me its name then, and where it did hide. 
Tis cairdj anfwers he — no— *tis calPd The Re bearfal^ 
Intiiled, tho' fcarcc fecn Jbefore, Univer/al: 

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314 MEMOIRS of the S(?nV/y N0133. 

•Tis as vinegar fhafp, and as bitdng as tnuftard ; 
On Flcct-bridgc it lay uijder a tart and a coftard. 
;M. AIaevius. 

N^ 133. Thursday, "July ao. 

TH E firft page and part of the fecond contain 
Remarks upon ^e Covtnt-Gdfden Tragedy^ and 
7be Old Debauchees^ byPoBLicus; concluding 
with an obfefvation, that the author of tho& two Pieces, 
who had likewife tranilated Li Medeein malgre lui of 
MoLiERE, and given it the title of The Mock t>oSior^ 
had mifunderflood and mangled it from the very T/z/r. 
page to Finis ; and that he might better have called k 
The Mod-Poet, than TIfi Mock-DoSor^ fincc the for- 
mer would have been applicable to the Tranflator, if 
not to the Piece ; whereas the btter futed nothing but 
the perfon to whom it was dedicated. 


'Tis ftrange, you fay, in this refined agft, , 
That brothels, bawds, and whores adorn the ftage. 
I think 'lis not.-— They juftly lay the fcene : 
Don't Drury PJay-houfe (land in Drury Lane ? 
A^d own you muH; iho' void of wit, or art. 
They naturally write, and ad their part. F. N. 

N^ 134. Thursday^ JmIj 27. 

k H E iirft Piece is Jn 'AhftmB of a /Ji^efy revi- 
vid diffute conccrMing Liberty^ Preftience, ice. 


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lio 1^4. ofGHU BYSTREET, 173^'^ PS 

which 18 followed by a Letter from Dramati* 
cus, expofing the condudl of the author of the Covint* 
Garden Tragedy, Sec. 

Nefcit vo'xmjpa reiiertL' 

E fcdc nupir, Cleficis adftantibus, 
Mediaxn> fonora voce dicens, Abbntes^ 
Jos fafquc contra, fyllabam brevcm dcdit *- 

Notus- Sacerdos, ——qui nomen trahtt ; 
Bpifcopo fecundus, ' vel potius prior ; 3 

Largoque cnrca colliim ferico tumens ; 
I>o6)oris idcm-titulo adornatus gravi 5 
Tonare fuetus, bruta fuetus fulmioa 
Inter mifellam jacere multitudinem, 
FkRiCLES utaltcr, Atticum quatiens foraiii. lo. 

At difcat ille (verba fi monentium 
Sint audtenda) Rcgulas Profodise, 
Vbccmquc jufto contmere fpirim : 
Ut, fi qua Graeco fontc verba proferat 
Sub aedc (acr^,- refills poffit' loqui 5 . * 5 

Nee, dum Canoniftas, quos nunquam legit, citat, 
Oficodat aurcs graviter audientium. 

ftom tlfi?EOAti^s in Grub-strebt, Wedn. July 26, 
"lyT 18 thought necefTary to inform our kind and inge- 
X nious Corrcfpbndcnt8 of two things. The firft 18, 
that their L^///rJ, &c, cannot be convenientlv in- 
fcrted in any particular yourn'd/^ unleft they arc fcnt a 
Week before the day of its publication. The other, 
that it wiH be in vain to fend us Lampoons, contain- 
ing fcandalous refletSlioni on private perfons ; in publifh- 
ii% of which, we arc determined not to gratific the 
private malice of any one. Upon this account we have 
'^jefted abutidancc of Pieces, particularly one laft 
Week, which was afterwards publifhed in the Foft-boy 
aad S. JameCs fVeekly Paeket of July 22. ' If fuch per- 
font indeed h^vc either endeavoured to cornipt the age ' 
by their lewd and wicked writing^,' or have treated the 
'wtncd or virtuous in a vile Opprobrious manner : in 
endeavouring to fet fuch in a true light, we think we' 
ftiall do a good adtion ^«and toot an unjullifiablc one, in • 
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naw and then expofiug a public remarkable folly of 
perfbnsy tho* not to obnoxious on either of thofe ac- 
counts. And if the whole fcries of our Papers be exa- 
mined with this diftin^ion, the world will dear as 
from the imputation of malice and detra<^ion, call upon 
us by the renegade members of our Society, who deal 
in nothing but the gro£e(l calumny or ilupidity. 

N^ 135. Thursday, jiugujt 3* 

IN the Rrd Piece, the general want of Taftc is 
afcribed by Theatricus to the degeneracy of the 
Stage ; for the reformation of which a Scheme is 
pvopofed. This is followed by a Letter from Drama* 
Ticus, in anfwer to one written by Dramaticus S«- 
MOR in defence of the Comedian^ and publiihed in 
iJie DaPy Courant, July 29. 

From thiVzOMVi //yGRXJH- STREET, WiJii. Aug.z. 

TH E firft Piece is Mr. Publicus's Defence of 
his Remarks upon ne CoventGArden Tragedy. 
and Tbi Old Debauchees ^ in the 133d Journal i, 
againft the Reflexions of Philaletmbs in the Daily 
P<»ft. July lu 


Charged with writeing of biwdy, this was F o't 

reply : 
*Tis what Dryden and Congreve hare done, as well 

as L 
'Tis true — but they did it with this good petence. 
With an oan^e of rank bawdy went a pouna of good 

fence : 
But Thou haft proportioned, in thy judgment profound. 
Of sjood fence fcarce an (junce^ and ol bawdy a pound. 
M* Mabvius. 

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N"" 136a Thursday, Augufl 10. 

HE firft Piece is an Anfwer to the Abjlraa »f 
the Difpute concerning Liberty, Vrefciencei ^c. 
in the 134th JeurnaL 

A Weekly Journal is publifhed by Mr. Bay i us, 
. to whom feverAl ingenious and learned perfons, 
gcnerally'unknovvn tohim, communicate Pieces 
frdm time to time ; which are publilhed either with 
alterations, or without, according as they are approved 
by fome -other perfons confulted^on this occafion. But 
neither He; nor his Colleagues are obliged to defend ' 
any Papers which come from other hands, unlels thejr 
have exprefsly declared them to be agreeable to their 
own fentiments. In all other cafes, we are to be look- 
ed upon as merely publifliers ; and, as fuch, we have 
^^^ently a^ured the public, that any perfon who' 
thinks himfelf injurioofly attacq^ued in this journal^ 
(hall have free liberty of defending himfelf in the fame ; 
than which offer we can not imagine any thing fairer < 
and more impartial. 

About four months ago, an unknown Correfpondent, 
un4er the name of Dk&maticvs, ;fent us a Criticifm 
upon The Modern Husband^ which was publilhed in the 
117th JourftaU To which the author of the Play, 
Henry Fielding, Efq; returned no other anfwer, 
than by inveighing bitterly among his acquaintance a* 
gainft our Journal^ and reprefenting us as a fet of 
paltry, ill natured, and ignorant Scribblers. About 
two months afterwards, he brought upon the ilage a 
C<w<Jy of three ads, called 7b4 Old Debaucbeeii to 
which was added a Farce of twoj reprefenting the hu- 
mours of a bawdy-houfe, and intitled The Covent' ' 
Garden Tragedy ^ which was damn'd the iirft night. Jn 
the firft fcene ot which he introduce* the Bawd faying 
to her Porter, 

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7hi Grub-ilreet Joaroal fkou haft known to wriu^ 
Ttou art a judge. 
Upon this Tragical Farce fomc Rcfleflions were |>ub- 
limed in our i27th*and 128th Jdurnals^ wHich came - 
from unknown hands, rabfcribecfPRosAicus and Dra- 
ifAT/cus. Tothefean abufive AMfwer appeared in- 
the Daily Poft^ June 21^ under the .name of Wm^ 
Hint, Candle fni/Jfir, diredled'T^r Dramaticv.s 
alias FtioTAiCvs, alias B(/^yius, &c. and confiiling of 
two parts, t general defence of the Covent-Garden ^ra- 
gedjj and anmve^iye againft the Gruhftrett JeurnaL 
To the former a Repff, written bv Dk am at reus, 
was publifhed in N*^ 1 30 ; an<i to the latter a R^p^r 
was drawn np, and approved by our Society June 29^ 
but has been poflponed from time-;to time, to leave 
room for things orRfeater. importance. 

Bat fitfce Squire Fi bldihq, by publiflifng a frefh la- 
veftive in the Daily Veft^ July 31, fecms defirous to 
have a controverfy with us, concerning the deiign and' - 
nature of our JSufhal^ we are willing to join iflue with . 
blip upon that point. AisA to (hcfW ourfelves fair ad- 
verfaries, vit (hall here republifh verbatim all that he 
has alledged againft us,' under, the name lof Mr* Wm. 
Hint Candle fnuff^'r f«b)oinhig a fh^t anfwer: to e- 
very article* 

*^When a fct of Scribblers, who very jullly ftile 

* themfelves oi Grub- greets pretend to give laws to our 

• "Theatres, the. Prefi is furely open to any pen.' — — 
Scrihbkirs is a ten», which,' in every leacned xontro* 
verfy, the authors on citfiCr fide claihi a right^ by im- 
memorial Caliom, .to applie to their adverfaries; " 
belongs only to the public to ^ it, which th^ gene- 
rally doe with ftrift ^fticc. T\i^ fetrfScribbl€rs\ktx^ 
pointed at do not f re tend tv give new laws to our Thea^ 
tres, but to revive the old laws of the Drama, intirely 
confonant ta the la ws of Nawre ; againft a Jet ofScrib* 
biers, who either have not geniut and learning Rifficieht 
to furnillra rational and moral entertainment, or elfe 
bafely fuppreft their talents in compliance- with the vi- 
cious ufte ofthe age. Btft, whither we had'/r//^<///to 
give Ufes or -not j thk prefs is furelj enough open to any 
//».; otherwifc it would AOt be employed in. blotting : 


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paper with foch ribaldry as is to be fccn in the 0/J De" 
^ticbeesy Covent-Garden Tragedy^ and Mock Docfer, 

* But I fancy, however envy and malice may animate 

* you again ft a fucccfaful Play, you had not (unpr^^' 

* vok'^d) fallen thus inhumanly on one the Town dif^ 

* likM, and the Author gave up without appealfrig to ar 

* fecond trial' The fucccfs of the Modern Husband 

was not great enough to excite the ewvj and malice of 
any good Dramatic writer ; and if it had, that envy 
muft have been foon allay 'd by the opinion the world * 
entertained of^this piece uponit* publication. And the • 
Book.feller is really obliged to our Journal for the re- 
publication -of it ; otherwife it might have lain as quf- 
etly tn the fhop, as 7ht Modijh CovtU.-^ To fallen ont 
the Town dijliked, alias, hiffed off Hm ftage, was no o- 
therwife inhuman, than as it might fcem to be \falliWg 
en^ or abufing of the dead : but the Covent Garden Trd*' 
gedy, tho' dead, was not buried, but ftunk in the no? 
flrils of theandience ; ard there was a report, that it 
would very foon be revived by the help of the Moik 
DoHor, As- this, we believe, /r^^^/i/ Prosaicvs to 
wrhc the firft Letter about h : fo, we are certain, this 
only provoked uy to contribute to its interment, by 
printing his Letteri in doing which, we think, vrc 
performed, not an inhuman, but an human office. 

* I fancy the real occaiion of all your exclamation! ' 

* way be found in one little line, where the Batwd tells 

« her Porter (not much I think to- his honour) that he - 

* is one of the Authors ott\it'Gruh'ftfeetJ1nirnal.^ — -. 
I do affure you, that when Pnos a reuses htft 'Letter 
was publiihed in our 1 27th JeHrnal^ we did hot- know 
that there was any fuch little line- as you juflly call It, - 
in that Tngical Farce. And when we did kntow it,* it 
provoked us only' to Uughter, at the poor Poet, who- 
could mwgine that be could ridicule Us in a line, which 
was fo improbable that no one-could believe one fyllable 
of the imputation. That it is not much, nay not at all, 
to the honour of a Forttr to a bawdy- houfe, to \it one . 
of the authors of our Journal, we entirely agree.; be- 
canfc, ading in the latter capacity would be detrimental 
to his former. . But. to af&fta venal and venereal Pofet, 
Ift: writing lewd Dramatical Entertakmcnts, would be 


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320 MEMOIRS of the Society No 136. 

very honoorable for fuch a perfon i a« bciag Dot only 
confident with bil other profcflion, but tending very 
much to promote the intereft of it. And that this may 
havel^een ihe cafe in relation to the Pieces before us, 
18 not at al! improbable : for there is nothing in the 
Ofd DebauthiiSy or CoviwuGarden Tragedy^ but what a 
Drarian P$rttr might, and fome things, which one 
would imagine, none but one ascQavedant with ftium- 
pets, could hare written. 
* You mention the depravity of bur taftc, but the ■ 

• fuccefs of fuch a Paper (if it had any) would be a 

*' ftronger in(Unce of that depravity than the fuccefs of ' 

* Hurh-tJfrumh was.'-^Tho* Mr. Hint feems here ' 
toqueftion the fuccefs of our Papn^ yet his brother 
pHiLALBTHEs cipreliBly acknowledges it, and pretends 
to account for it s but how trtidy we fhall hereafter 
examine.-* At^prcfent we muft tell Mr. Himt, that /^ 
yiyrr<5/*of It was never owing to daily or weekly puffs ^ 

in News-Papers, giving an account how it was read to 
a grtat wdience with univirfsl s^Iaufe^ ^c. The 
app/au/e It h2S mtt'Vfkh '^stmc from other hands than 
^hofe which applauded either * Hurlo-tbrumho, or 
HMrio'tbumb9t the fuccefs of both which afforded in- 
fiances equally (Irong of the depravity of tafte. 

' A Paper which any perfon of common fenfe ought 

* to be more afhamM of reading, than women of the 
•* iirft mod«fty to fee any Performance ever yet exhi- 

• bited.' The perfon here introduced as a learned 

Critic upon Plays and Grub^flreet Jmrnals- j as a great 
judge of decorum, what is proper for perfons ^f common 
ftnfe^ and women of tbefrfi modefiy to decline j and as 

a profeffed enemy to th& fuppofed Compofitions of his 
brother the Drury.Lane Porter^ is Mr.. Wm. Hint, 
C^mdlefttuffen This fhews how able the real author of 
, this Letter is to write in charadler, when he endeavours 
it. But then it muft be acknowledged, that he is very 
happy jn fucceeding,^ diredlly contrary to his endea- 
vours, in charaders the moil different. For, as when he 


* Hurtothrumhe^ and 7he extravagant, ridiculous Pic- 

Tragetfy of Tragedies, or The ces, which had a grear run: 

hfe and death ofTomThumh the latter of which was W^i^ 

m Grea^, w«c two wild, ten by Squire Fieldirig. 

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de/ignM to mimic a Candle fnuffer^ he took the air of a 
Critic : fo, when he would fain appear as a Dramatic 
Poet, he made only the figure of his pretended Grubean 
author, a mere Drury-lane Porter and Pimp. 

1 fliall add no more at prefent, than that I have the 
grcateft reafon to believe, that Prosaicus and Dra- 
matic us are different pcrfons, their J!>//^rJ being writ- 
ten in very different hands and ftiles : but» I neither 
know, nor can I gucfs, who either of them is. It is 
mucheafier to guefs at Mr. Wm. Hint and Phila- 
I-BTHE5, who perhaps are likewife two different per- 
fons, a Player and a Poet ; of both whom either Letter 
Is perhaps the joint compofition : and we don't doubf, 
that we ihall make it evident to the world^ before we 
have done with them, that, in the way. of literature, 
the one is fit only for a CandU^fnuffer to our Society, 
and the other for a P^r//r to carry about pur Lucu- 

M. Bayivs. 

fromtbi ?eg Aivs iff Qrvb-strbbt, TTedft. Aug. 9. 

The Fable ^nd Plot of ^he Copint*Garden Tragedy, zSzs^ 

The Humours, of a Bawdyboufe. 

The Scene is an antichamber, or rather a back-pai> 
lour Ib Mother Ptmcbhowh Houfe. 

Act I. Sg! i. Moiber Punchbotol^ a bawd, complaint 
to Leathtrfidex her porter, and two of her whores 
Nonparel zndiJnduftrious^ Jenny ^ of the badnefe of hci* 
trade; andofthe lofsof a bill due from a Poet, whofo^ 
Play Nonparel h^6, juft now difcovered to be damned. . 

• Sc. 2. Leatbnfides and the two whores being re- 

tSlCji^ CapU Bilkum the Bully and a chairman enter»r 

?;8arrelling about his fare I without which the latter is' 
orced togQoff.r— Sc. 3. Mother Punchhotol rebukes . 
the Captain for malting fuch^a noife ; who. iiefires her ^ 
to get him a wench, and laid him half a crown. 
Sc^ 4. Leather fides enters to inform. Mother Punchbowl^ 
that a porter was juft come from Lovegirlo to befpeak 
t fat whore— Sc. 5. Here-enters irarocdiatcly, to bis-- 
ft>eaka fat where for the .Squire, and a leJMiQnefor ^sy - 
tprd.'?— rSc. 6. Qapt. BU^um^ in a fclilgquf,.. laments , 

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322 MEMOIRS of theSociety No 137. 

his inadvertency in not having fcarched HeMtiJ^'i pock- 

ets, and then goes off. Sc. 7. Lovegirio and Gai- 

hno, two cullie?, difpute which is preferable women 

or wine. Sc 8. Capt. Bilkum recommends both. 

— Sc. ^.Lovigirlo and Kijfinia exprefs a violent paf-^ 
(ion for each other in a lewd ftrain. 

AcT.II.Sif. I. 5/(?rOTJ»ir<f a whore and Capt. BU- 
hum difpute about paving before- hand. ■ Sc. 2. 

Mother Punchbowl^ after hearing them upbraid each 
other, fends the Captain to bed, promifing that Sf^f- 

mandra (hall foon follow Sc; 3. Accordingly ad- 

vifes her to go to bed to him. — Sr, 4. Stormandnr, in a ■' 
foliloquy,wiihes fpr L$v<girU ; whofe ghoft (he imaginea' 
flie fees. — p- Sc. 5. Lnftgirk and ihc upbraid each o- 

thcr with their ialftood. Sc. 6. Kiffinda enters 

to them ; when fhe and Stormandra quarrel about - 
LdPigirU^yvho i^%^%Kiffindfi to her.— Sc. 7. 5rtr- 
mandra goes to Bilkum, and infifts upon his fightii^ -. 

L0Vigirio. Sc. 8.-She> in a foliloq^Jr, refdves to. go 

and hang herfelf. Sc.Qi Mother P«;rrA^tfw/^ advifei ' 

i^i7;T/ifr/7 and iC(^»«/# to have tto legsu'd to^any tW^ 
bat money. — —-Sc 10:: leatheffiier infornas them, • 
•fcat C4yU' Biiktm- had kilJed Iwei^rh:^ — Sir. ik 
Gallono tzjUi^x Mother Fuitehbnol,' as thfe canfc of his • 

' Iriend L^eghkh fate, Sc iz.Cspt, Bilium, and ' 

Mother Punthbotol laniwit St^rmsitdim as having hang* 
•d herfclf ; Md Kiffljidamd GaM^no lament LwigirU.' 
•««-^Sc. 1 s* Lovegirio and Stormandra enter : the former 
telkdiemr he was only r^n through the coat; and the 
Ulttr, thart&eiangc.d op her gown, inftcad^rf fecrfelf. 

N"" 137. Thursday, Augufi 17. 

H E firft Pi^ce is a 'flibrt Defence, figMd Eli- 
ot, of the AbJIraSi of^the Difpute eontermng 
Uherty^ &c in N^ 134. which is followed by 

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a Continuation of the Remarks upon Dr. Bentley^s 
Emndamns of Mi c-rpVs Paradi/t toft. 

Mr. Bavius, 

I believe you have not goeilcd at the true rcafon, 
V7hy Dr. B. preferred old to bold^ in Paradifi loft, B. I. 
127. vyhere he reads old compeer infiead of bold com- 
peer. This r imagine he did in oppofition to his quon- 
dam Antagonift the learned Johnstonus, who in his 
Criticifms upon the Ode of Tom Bostock hath given 
the preference to kld^ and infiead of old Tom Bos- 
TOCK, reads bold Tom Bo stock. 

Give me leave to propofe an emendation in the Bent* 
leian manner to the famous fong called Chevy Chace. 
In the common Editions wc read, 

J bow be bad bent in bis hand^ 

Made of a trufty tree.; 
An arrow of a doth -yard long 

Full to tbeJbead drew he. 

'^"'■'T*^^^ corrupt reading leaves us to feck of what wood 
the^Js^w^s made, only informing us it was of a 
tree i amki^ makes the rime not bold enough. Read 
tiicrefore on^^^^^o^^'^fy' 

Made ofT'Tr^^ll^^ 
An arrow of Aclotb^yffi%m^ 
Full to the head he drew. 

What an cafy alteration is this ? none but a dull wood- 
^..V-^UaI 1 rm^nluiri 1^ ■ I Piliiiwi nii14 fm »;^ipfft thtf 
Poet wrote otherwife. The bows were getteriUyTiT 
n^t always,, made«f j^rw ; for which fee Robin Hoo*d*s 
Sj^ngs^ and The life of Johnky Aitmstrong. 
July 31, 1732. I am your humble fervant, 


Fr$m the Pegasus are fome Obfervations by Mr. 
JBavius upon the PnhgminM to the Covent'-Garde'n 

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N^ 138. Thursday, Juguft 24. 

LETTER from Prosaicus is the iTrft 
Piece: in which is the following juft Charader 
of Sqairc Fielding and his w ritings. 

The Author, from his firll.appcaMnccin the world 
as a Poet, has always aimed at hamoar; which, if 
founded on a right bails, is the chief lupport and life of 
all Comic writing : but as that bafis is Nature only, he 
has often fucceeded ill. Humour, when embelhfhcd 
by the affiftance of wit, ftiU grows more diverting ; 
and hence it b, that CoNCiiEVE is ger.eraUy more ad- 
mired than Johnson ; a great deal of the Humour of 
the latter being found in the former, with that ch?,»ni- 
ing additional beauty of wit, of which the otlj^r was 
not « mafter. 

There runs through ne Old Vtbauch^ix continued 
tonatus both at wit and humour^fj'ut the poet, like 
Tantalus in theFable, is cj;^t aiming at what is ever 
deceiving hJc^, , Hi^Xfrls nothing but a few forced 
•tommon^pla'cc ftfokesagainft Priefi-craft ; and the whole 
charaaer of Fur/^/r Martin is but DrydbnjGjw^z 
andSHADWELL'a Teapie o\Div4lh curr^tV^^* ^^^ 

As to the Cvvent-GarMtt Trag^^y. J fhall pafs by the 
moral part, which Jus been attacked by other hands,, 
and confider it only in the Author's own way, whether 
'tii a piece of juft Humour ; and as fuch to be tolerated 
on the ftage. As I lay'd it downjpeforc, that Nature 

muft be the bafis of Humour^ Mr. F may fav 

this is juft Humour,as being a juft imitation of Nature ; 
and that the charadlers arc drawn from known rcalitifcs. 
But Humour is to rcprefcntthc foibles of Nature, not its 
moft ih^gking deformities i And when any thing be- 

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comes indecent, it is no longer Humour, but Ribaldry 
Ben Johnson, the grcateft Humourift, I believe, oFai^y 
age, never makes any infrinasment on morale oi- good 
manners : That would be only to pretend to an excel- 
icnce, in which a Poet might be equalled, if not ex- 
^celled, by any Rake or Bawdy-houfe BuUy. 

I am ignorant of -Mr. F astohiaperfoni I pay 

■a deference to his birth : bat cannot think it a title to 
-wit, any more than it is to a fortune } nor thxt every 
>inan, v^ho has had the honour of being fcourged at E- 
ton or Weftfniniler, is a man of fenfe : of which it is 
*no great proof for a Poet to pique himfclf on his 'fa- 
jnily, or his fchool. ' 

This is faflowed by an Anjwer to Three Argi;ment« 
brought againft Divine Ju^^gfrnents, 

From the Pegasus in Grub-street, Wedn, Aug, 25. 
Mr. BAV^U8, Aug, 17, 1722. 

IA M a great over-grown Boy, at a country free* 
fchool, where for this twelvemonth paft, inftead 
of carhlDg a groat a day at harrow (with which my 
induftrious Mother continually reproaches* me) have I 
been fcratching ihis poor .head over the mggei pages 
of Juvenal and Per si us. As a Specimen of my ca- 
pacity for thefc Authors, 1 here fend you an Imitation 
of the Prol^iie-Ko PtRsius. It Was an Exercice ap- 
pointed me againft the uliial vilitation of our School, 
as fomething applicable to my own condition, .and to 
xecommend myfelf to the notice of the Governours, 
f^me honeft tradef-mcn of the town, who arc great 
judges of thefe matters. As it has' receiv'd their fage 
approbation, I cannot make any doubt of yours. If 
iny dealing in this crabbed Author (I muft confefs an 
old enemy to jf our ijluftrious- Society) does not raifc 
too great a prejudice againlt me at the venerable board 
. at the Pegafus ; I make no doubt, but you will^^d me, 
iat all other points,^as duely quaiifyM for a meinber, as 

Hie renowned Mr. D is for Prefident, of your 

Society. That you, Mr Bavius would be pleas'd to 
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326 MEMOIRS oftbeSotiety N013I. 

make a motion» at yoor next meetiing, to matriculate 
an afpiring Lad, is the ambitious Petition 

' Of your humble admirer, 


I nerer dippM my lips, not I, 

In the (amM Hdiconian ftream ; 
ParnafTus* top I ne*er was nigh. 

Much lefs pretended there to dream. 

The Mufes and their mountains too, 
I leave to Virgil, and the reft; 

ll^ho £u from us poor Grubs below, 
Thofe airy (eati have long pofie&M. 

, 3- 

I, a dull Twain, have left my ploiigh. 
Without their help to gather Bayy ; 
Nor need you wonder much to knoWf 
What could po^efs my. bead with Lays. 

What taught poor Pol for Sack to call f 

What d id the Pr B to language guide ? " 
Ingenious want can teach us all. 

What fpareing Nature has deny'd. 


Fill then my parfe, and I will try, 

T* exert my fupematVal knack; 
My brains impir*d ihallrage asJibh, 

As C ■ ■■it*s, when bemos* dwith Sack. 

My mouth (hall flow with Poetry, 

As natural toineand Col; 
As language to the chattering PrE s 

Or human fenfc to Pretty Pol. 

^ttbe En4 of the Second Volume. 

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6. 1. 7. reaii opoft 
II. I 21.-;— filch, 

x8. 1. 39. -Gibfon 

23. 1. I.— — figurct 
6i, J. 3.— of part/ 
91. I 22,— *— Arnol, 
98. ), 38,---^ works 
101. 1, 17,— --Lilliptttiait 
103. 1. ^i.^-^-— teach on a 

155. 1. 39.— — MABVigg. 

193.1/ l^^mf' 

230. I. ri...*fcai-J?hr«V 
242. J. I, Playi, 

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I N P E X. 

Tl^i Numerals denote the number of the Journal, and 
the Figures the page. 

Paradife ioft ridiculed. 

Ixxxii. cxviii. 
Bowman [rcr^. Mr. Wil- 

liam\ cxfofcd. di. 194. 

Buckingham f Duke ofl 

h^s reception at the 

Court of France m 1670^ 

ciii. 198— zoo. 
iudgeli [Eufiaci Efq;] ^ 

t\xS of his fidiculed* 

c^cxiic . , 
jjtfrff^* t Jiffiop] Ws pari_ 
, (lallty m lus charadlcrs^ 

of P^rfona. cxxiv. 291. 
-His character and 


ADvertifements vety re- 
markable. Ixviii: ly. 
Ixxiii. 60- — 6z. 

Anodyne Necklace ridi- 
culed, cv. 208, 209^ 

Arrcft: feme Obfervati- 
ons concerning it. xciii, 

Jtheltooldz 'fragedy: its 
illSuccefs. cxii. 24,1. 

Jitter bury [^opj detyfirf. 
from an ii;nputaition«.bs^. 

Squire IVdljia^im^^SSr 

fdf. cAzU. 
Authors modern, too |p-.. 

prehenfive of CriticifiQ;^ 

- ^ - Very numerous ^n4 

Ignnrant. •vlii- -♦;> ,^ 

B. * 

BAI.LAI> oa the lU^ 
doito d Frefco. 

Belloni's Letter, giving an 
account of thefeizingof 
Thorn fon at Rome, 
burnt by order of the 

^ JEJouje of Commons. 

^ rxxViL 

Sentlej {Dr, RithardlhU 
Edition of Mxlton^s 

K,m/^am\hj Mr. op 
Sfrnff Ugged with rime* 
vaXu; 285^ 

ddicoled^ \xsat. * 
Carpenter [Mr.] a Pardlel 
betwixt him and Mr« 
Cibber. cix. 228 — 231. 
Cato a Tragedy : a paflagc 
in it ridicded. Ixxviu 
84, 85. 
Caries I. [King] : the 
names of thofe who 
fate in judgment upon.^ 

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ne I N D E X. 

him. cviii. 

■ » ■ -The names of the 
WimeiTes againft him. 

Cbevj Cbaci: emendati- 
ons of twoverfes in that . 
Song, zcviii. i8o, l8i. 

Cburch: thofc who fel- 
d^m go thither, or be- 
have themfelves inde-. 
cently there, ridicukxt 

CMeriCo7iy, Eiqs] his 
. advancement tothe Lau- 
rel ridiculed, cvi. 

C/aitJta Rufitto's Letter a- 
gainft the Grub-Jirjst 
Journal cjtxvl 

Clergy ironically ccnfar- 
cd. cxx. 

Collins [^tbonj, Efq;] his 
CtSc. ixviii. 7 — lo. 

Common Council of Lon* 

don •^vindicated againft 

the- Free Briton, xcyii. 


Conference between 







Contraft [Tbel a Dramatic 
Piece : its Author ri- 
diculed. Ixx 35 — 37.^ 

Covint - garden Tragidf 

^ damned, cxxviii. 300C 

mm Its fable and plot. 

'cxxxvi. 321^ 322. . 

Mr. Osborne, Ixxvi. 78, « 

Cned [Ngmonian']. Ixxii. 

CfiticSj true and falfe^ 

. diftingoiihed and dc*» 
icrlbed. Ixzxii. 


ryjinvers [Ca/eb, 5fq;] ' 

*^ cenfured. Ixxiv. 68. 

De^d men : a Bill to pre- 
vent the fale of books 
written or pretended to 
be written by fuch.- 
xcvii..i73, 174. 

pa Foi [Mr. Daniii] his 

, death, with Remark up« 
on it. Ixix. 28; 

Dialogue expofing the pw* 

. ratical Printer, Publifh* 
er,&c. oiQrubiana cxiv. 

DramaticMs^z Letter coo^ 
cerning. . Theatricality. 

' ' cxii. ' 

Dulhftfs.and Scandai^ aio 

, Eptfiie by Mr. Wbl- 
STED ; a wager con» 
cerning the Motto of it* 
cvi. 216. 

Vjing Speeches: the An* ' 
thor of them- ridiculed. 

. Ixxiii^ 63. . 

EP/G^^M on the Firf| 
of April, cxviiL 262. 
On Dr.-R/r. Bentlefz Edi- 
. tion of Paradi/e loft. c. 

183; * 
■■ ' ' ' " On reading the 
Pnface to it. cxvi. 255. 

«— jbccafioned by the 

burning of part of the 
; Cotton Library, cxxv. 
. L^tin , Homertts 

F f } , tranflaud 

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traDfttiedttito Englifli. 
xcix i8a> i8^v 
•— Occafioned by the 
cpnduft of a certain 

\ B-I Ixix. 28/29. ■ 

.—-Oil the rev. Mr Wil- 

a am 9^t&maff, Ixxxit. 

100. hxiv. I to. IxxxVii. 

» 1^5, it6. IxxariX'. 1J7. 

• «di. 147. ^tiii;i53; 

ii,^ Ott ftei«g Wr- ^'^'^'ST 

€ti?A^'s piflurchiiiK 6^ 

i:-*— liatm, on* the t^o 
Cib^ers^ tfanfkted lAtQ 
Engiifh. Ixxiv. 72. 

m ^On the Author of the 

Contraft. \st\, 47. 

j.^— Occafioncd by tht 

• Cnvent'gnfden^ fragedy^ 
Zee. cxx3^iii. 

i- — Oh the Craf^matty 
fdg^ attd . Gruyftftet 
Journal. \x»\. 82. 

J— On the Z)«»//^ Cbif- 
ri^/7/, I^^ff^'i?}* Journal^ 
and Fr// Briton^ ibid. 

•_^Off 5«-.f .' Ixxviii. 9 1 . 

, On ^1— **-;jf^'isfcxcufe 

for writii^g bawdy. 
cxjray. . ...-- 

t.. On the ptraticat PrMi-. 

tcr, Publifher, ^c. of 
Grubiann. cxlr. 25a. 

. .Oiv the HyprpoBor, 

U. On a i!ory tol]Mtffir« 

• itrftly b; m:&nrn 
' and the By^-.^^^f. 
' xc. 144, 145' ■, . 
•!i«-.0j[i.ihc3p/* fif ja» 

nuarj Sermoifs^ 1 7 j f- b 
-ciii. ^45. 
— Cm yOlin^ Nfoittr 

JT /'s holding fortli. 

cxix. 2$8: 

-Latin, tranflli(>ed:into 

EngWh.lxx. 3^^. 
Occafioned by a Co- 
rn^ of Veffis ifrtWtdP 

fWiP04ib'J^ofte*ifi!cl% 46. 

-;s— Oiy « Fhyficiatf d be- 

' ^gcaU^dom of Chtrrciii. 

ciii. 201. 
-^-~To MV; A//, on^ 

his being perfonally a— 

bufed. Ixxx. 95. 
——On Mr. Orator Htfi-- 

ly^ Ixvij: 5. Ixxi; 46. 

Ixxxi. 96. Ixxxiv. 1 19. 

"cxrif.cxix. 269. 
„— 0£ ^/^/r Rafnfay 
" tranlkted into. Laiiih^" 

and -thence into Englilh. 

Ixxi. 46, 47. 
0nthe Tranflator of 

T-acitVT. h^xiii. 104. 
— — A Dialpgue b^etweci^^ 

a y^fy- man atid a 

• Do£h>r of I>hinity-. 
Ixvni. 16. 

On. the Weekly lUr 

gifter, or Ihiverfaiyoffr-- 
/Ti^/. cxxxih 313, 314. 

— --Qn aj)rophane,?fexvd^, 
and ftupdCc^y of A^tfr-" 
Ifes ab6nt a 'Hdfte ittd^an : 

• Afi^ in that Piper- cxtr. 

•^— Oil ff'^dzti^ci^y. 

ci. iJSj 189,. 

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S0Ugu4to^ Igm^^muit to 

be fppkfn ^ DuMan 

with a crown of bays 

in hie haii<J,.ciii. 201^ — 

aogy . ' 

. To ihs. Orphan, a^l^l 

it a^ private Sc.booL ex. 

5/^tf^i^ on Mif. JUkm$ni 
Painter, cxix* 26aivi6.9x 

,^^OxyTbMphiIus Cave. 
cvii. 22^1. 

•-^On' Calih • D'Jnvers^ 
hy the fl>A-l>*^tfr,ftokn 
frc^m a Latinoaclxxviii, 

*--r--Latin, on Sir j^^^j/ 
iSr/!«/*;:?iC^rurcd. Jxviii. 

4-*— 111 Englifh : a Model 

of one for him.lxviii.15. 
-r*— Oa a charitable Gcn- 

^man^ who confidera- 

bJy improved a f mall lofr 

tone. cxii. zj^h 

.f: ' / ' 


jS E^lhis Gonuover^ 
vBith <tb^ authors, of; the 
Grub. - firii4 Journal. 

• cj^ixvi. 

•^«-^Aad{ his Wwlingp^cha- 
ra^^jriz^d. cxxxviij, . _ 

the Grub'JireetjournaL 
under t^ mmc 01 

JE^ifMrJ ctaiiired'. jtoiy- 

D E XT. 

fiqer Under theKtngs^of 

. Wales. Jx3t. 30. 

'BprhrrkHofi milbnderdood 
by Mr. Z)' ?>;/x, and ex- 
plained. Ixxxiv. 108. 

Free Briton^ abufing the 
Common Council of 
London,anfwered. xcvii. 

. i$9— 173, 

Free Ma^n : a comical 

. wftjr of making one. cxii, . 


GRAMMAR [Welfhj; 
an BEay towards 
one. lafix. 3^, 33. 
Grammars Italian and 
, Frent^ of Mr. Henley^ 

criticised. Ixjti. 
jGf ubcan Society in the E- 
lyfian Held?, xc. •« 

Grubia^a^ a pirttict] Co|- 
Ie6li0n. of fome Pieces^ 
in the Qruh^flreet J^ur- 
«/?//,expofed. cxiii. <»iv* 
Grub-ftretf: Jittmal : the 
defigri and conduct of it. 
Ixxvii. lx;fxiv. 109,110! 
3W2V. cU» 194. — I9|r. 
c*i. 213, cxtv. cxxAr, . 
3»5*^ 3t6# otxxvi. 
—Society vindicated a- 
g^ft UIri$l D' Tpres, 
^ Efq; Ixxxivj 
— A^ainft olhersr «KAVi# 
cxi»evi. . 

--^-T'ThdrreaAMiftibir not 
acceding to the Treaty 
betwcen.ltA(^fr/ Lyn and^ 
Cakb JXAki^eriy E%j. 

— — Mor© 

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Merc Members of 
it write fipr, than a* 
gainft the Adminiftratr- 
on. Ixxxir. 109, iio« 


A Narrative of his 

Life, abridged, with 

Rctnarb. Ixix." 
— HischaraAer in the 

Dunciad, ibid. 22. 

■ -His ItaliamndFrn ^ 

Grammars criticized. 

JHir^/KingofWiks: ferae 

Accoant of has Laws, 

&c. Ixx. 
Jbrau^ Bo'9k i. Odi r6. i- 

initated. cxxix. 30^., 
■■ Book i. Sat, 10. imi^ 

Uted. xcviii. 
Hyp'Doffor expofed. Ixxii. 

54. 55. Ixxviii. 89. 

Ixxxiv.i 1 3 . Ixxxix. 1 37. 

xc. 144^ 145- cxv. 

2$5. cxvi. 255. 



prifomneat : fome Ob> 
fervatioDs concern- 
ing it. xciiL 150—152. 
Injured Innocence : its ill 
faccefs on the Stage. 
cxiL 241; 
7-—r [Mr. 7—/] 
his Letter to Cbrift^pber 
HU/iardr^MoT. bar.' 


NIG^H-TSof the 
Bath : twa Qije'» 

ries concerning their 
Oatk cxx. 28a 


ridictikd. cvi. 

Laws (IVeUh] {bine Ac- 
count of Dr. Wot ton's 

• C6lIe^ion of thetn. hex. 

—The publication of it 
cenfured. Ixxiii. 58— 
60. ' * 

Lawyer rthie^^iiadvkntages 
ofthat tide. Ixxiii. 

Letter fironf OUadiab dn* 
them. Ixviii, 10— ij. 

From Mr. J-; — — 1 

J s to^Cbriftopber 

HUiiard, Ixxv. 

Vfom Uv. N. U. 


— Fibm FWo'^Gruh^ea^ 

' aKas Mrs. D— - — s. Ixxx. 

—From a Welih-man. 
Ixxv. 76.' 

Light : ama.zing multipli- 
city pf its particles. Ixx. 

Lokie [Sir TBmaiJ has 
Machine for working 
filk. cxix.- 268. 

Lying: its antiquity land 
ufe. Ixxviii. 8^, 88.- 

.— ^Capt. Gulliver and %• 
late Prelate of S— — - 
luuotts^for it. ibid. 


Elqj] Jyi»7or of 
Norwich : his ezpencca 
infcaftiBg fome Nobte- 



3V I N 

men a week* Ixxiv. ^g, 

Mod DoSor no proper 

tranflation of Le Mede- 

cmmnlgte lui- cxxxiij. 
Modi/b Coufl^y a Comedy : 

the Author of it cenfu- 

red. cvilu 2Z<;, 2,2^ 
-p^-*Ridiculed.. our* ^llt^ 

*33-*«. 23iM3i7.Cxif. 

JU^ cerning the ^Lifc 
^ oi'Mr, John Benlty ^ 

with Remarks. Ixix. 
N^idbam [Mother] her 
. ftrangc manncf of fbtnd- 

ixig in the pillory. Ixx; 

^iwton [Sir ^iwr] his Ma< 
-.- m^acmdjerqribcd. kviii. 

"i— — His JSj^i/^^^ ocnfut- 
red^ and aaotkpc j^j^q^ 
poffed. 14,15. 

• msCned^. Ixxl 

JJIwf?: hjerSpwU to an, 
.AWcnnan?is cWld, kvi, 

"'■-■ o. ':. 

Bkth'da:^^ ^73** 
withi\&/^/, xcvii. 
*— — For New-year's ^ay, 
f 173«' *Wth Remm-ks, cv. 
r-^Ba^i^J^ , t^anflated 
into EngUfliK cvi^ 214 

* Old Debauchees^' i Cfome- 

D E X. 

dy, or rather Farce, by- 
Mr. Fielding^ expofed. 

Orator [Mr.]: ridiculed. 
Ixvj. 3, 4. ixx. 37. Ixxi, 
38—40. Ixxii. 54, 55: 
Ixxiv. 6y, Ixxvii. 85. 
IXxViii^ 89, 90. Ixxxi. 
Ixxxiv. Ill, 118, 119. 
Ixxxvi. 124. Ixxxvii. 
i26.IxxxViii. 131, 15& 
Ixxxix. cxXxJ. 309. 

Oratorial Advertifements 
expofed; IxviK 4, 5^ 
Ixxix. xc, 143, 144. 
cix. 234. C3ii5. 24J— " 
245. cxv. 253. 

Le^ures fold dear tt> 

-Mr. Mac Ewen, Ixvi. j. 

.— Puffi expofed. Ixvi^ 

2. Ixxiv, 7 1 . Ixxviii. 89^ 

t cvi-. 213, 214. txv. m^ 

Vfberne [m.Franik'}^ 
charaftcr of the Cr/ftj\ 
man, ki5vi.,78. ,^ 

^f'-'^Extraa of his wit 
and pditenefs from the - 
V ' London. Journal Cjxv,. 

P. ^ ^ ^^ 
•*• lingering in them rl- 

•diculedi Ixxii v., 1 18. 
Paradife hfl : 2Ji emwidatiV 

on of Book ix. Vcr. 396. 

Ixxxiii. 1021 103^ 
Penketbman [Mr. /T/V/.], 

his depofitioa in blank 
:^ wfe at'thcGld Bailey* 

ex. 237," 238. 


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rbe I N D E x; 

P^ny, its different fignifi- 
cations in Greek, I^tin* 
and Saigon. Ixxii. 50— 

Peny-poft : the defign of 
doubling the price of 
Letters fent by it ridi* 
culed. ibiJ. 

PerfiuiU' Prologtti imitat- 
ed, cxzxviii. 326. 

Piffing upon a little Law 
ycr performed by a Car^ 
nun. cxv. 251, 252. 

Plav.bill' of Drury-Iane 

' Theatre: Extraft from 
it; cxxJ. 283, 284. 

Pxoceffion at a Lord May- 
or's fliow, allegorically 

\ interpreted toa.Prbcel- 

fionof Printers, Book- 

[ fellers, , Anchors, &c. 

rPfehgue to the Orphan^ 

' tded at a privateSchoof. 
tt. 13J, 

^xovifiohs : inftances of 
their chcapncis in fdlf- 
mer times. Ixxiv. 69, 

* 7t>. l^fimi. ^a* 
• R.^ 

RXJI-«iofThree: t 
new method of aii« 
{veering adt Qtieftions in 
it. cvfi. ' . 
• • S. ^ 

SPANISH flcit ran 
• Account of tire vic- 
tory gained* over-it by 
the Engliih, in 17^8, 
Storytellers ridiculed; ci. 


difadvantages of 
that title. Ixxiii. 

Theatriddr on what ac- 
counts' a Play may be 
fay*d to be^o. cxii. cxv. 
2 CO, 25 r. 

findai [Dr.] hfa Cafc 
Ixviii^ — 10.^ 

Trim ITbomas, Eiq;] ^hia 
Petition to the Society 
of Grub-ftreet. Ixxiii. 

T>Ac-bill in 1732; Five 
Arguments: for .paffing 

' itr cxx.' 

Vi - 

VB«-S E S Latin on 
* a Divine, who pro* 
nounced Abates wrong* 
*..; — To be prefixed to 
Dr. jb'buthnofi^xxk of 
'* Alimnti, Ixxicvi. 
•*— Advertifements from 
the Oratory tagged with 
rime. cxv. 253. 
%...-^Advertiremehts fitna 
the Theatrical Bobths 
Smithiield ta^ed 



widi rime. Ixxxvi. 

, ,-:-l24- '*^ Mr ^ . ^ 

m~^^4ftfopian GaUsnff% 
^otTie Peaei-Jte^i. xd, 
I..— On ihtj^^ Peadh- 
' ftom. xcii:i47. 
; — — ^Four-Ditin of Biihop 
Atterhurfy tranflated in- 
to Etkglim. cxxtx. 304. 

^The WiH of Mattbem 


ne l N D EX. 

, A. *. . ,y\n New Eng- 
land, cxxiii 288, 2«9. 

— ^-On feeing the -Ban- 
quctting-houfcat White- 
hall, Jan. 39, 1 732. cix. 

>Thc profeffions and 

trades of the WitnefTes 

againft .K. Charles A. 

cix. 228. 
- — To Calia at an Af- 

-fizea. cxxiv. 202. 
• .To Mr. Cbeffelden. 

by Mr. RU. Yto. xxxiii. 
-To Francis Child ^^ 

Efq; Lord Mayor jdedt, 

— — Domeftic . News . In 

rime. xci. 146. 
—A Receipt to make a 

modern Dramatic Poet. 

cviii. 226. 
——A Receipt to make 

an Epigram. yiciTi, 182. 
— — On a F . . . t. Jxxv. 

76, 77. iWcxvii. 126. 

cvii, 220^21. 
— — Foreign News in 
' rirhe. Ixxxiii. 103, IQ4. 

Ixxxviii. 132. 
— — PromGrub-ftrect, for 

Jane 10. cxxvii. 300, 

—To Mrs. M. H. Ixvi. 

lMr.7 /7— / 

Letter tiM-ned into Ha- 
dibrafiic w\tk, Ixxvi. 

• Irifti News in rinje. 

cxxxil 313. 

■ O cca6oncd by read- 


. Jng ft London Journal, 
cxvi. 255, 25a 

;A Lilliputian EpiflU 

from Robin the Butler 
to Kitt;^ the Cook'a 
^ Daughter. Ixxxiii. 
■ On the folly of hiring 
horfes in the ' Lottery, 
xcviii. x8i. 

——An Epiftle from Dr. 
7. U — re to Dr. 7. 
H — y. Ixxxix. 

., To F.Osburne, Ef^; 

Ixx. 34. 

To Humphrey Par- 

fons^ Efq; on his going 
out of the office oi Loid 
Mayor, xcvi. 159 — 

To Mr. Pop^. civ, 


— — A Satire, in allufioa 
to Horace^ Book i. Sat. 
10. xcviii, 

^A Fragment of z Sa- 
tire by Mr. Pope^ tranf- 
lated into Latin, cii. 

A Speech of Sir John 

'Shadfffell tagged with ■ 
rime, cxxvii. 30a 

— ~On the converting of 
Staple-inn Hall into a 
Chapel. IxxxiF. 114^—- 

— ^A tPtte Tale of a 
Countrey Squire, xu 140 

Spoken at the Tripos 

^ in Cambridge, 1732. 

cxxi. cxxiii. 289^ 290. 
The Charaaers of 

King miliam and Bi- 

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(hop Burnet, ]^ F. Of- 
borni^ Eig; tagged wit^ 
rime, cxxii. 285. ' 
— — Gccafioncd by the 
Petition for fettine up 
King WiUianC^ llatue 
in Cheapiidc. xcvii. 1 74, 

,^- — On Dr. Zoilus being 

locked out of his pew. 


Ycftries [fcledl] expofed. 
Ixviii. 10-13. 

.Viriuofos ridiculed. Jxxv. 

IxxvL 79 — 8«. 
Wrick D'lpres'schiTgca. 
gainft fhe Society of 
Grub - ftrcet * atofwcred. 

' — — Story concerning Sai- 

. lors and Coliiers ridi- 
culed, xc. 144, 145. 


W* Jl/tngbam [ Francis ] 
Efq; Mottos pre- 
fented him for his cha- 
riot, cxxxii. 3 1 2, • 3 13 . 

Weekl:i RegJJIer hKc\y at- 

tributes a modem Latm 
• JBjfigrant to Aufonins^ 

lxx» 38. 
— — •* Contrary to repeat. 

ed" profiires ingages in 

thejpetulanirf of Party. 

Ixxiv. 67, 68. Ixxziv. 

Ill, 112. \ 

Welfti-man: a Letter from 

one. Ixxv. 76 
Wcllh Kings : their chref 

Officers of State, ixx. 
.— - Laws: fome Account 

of them. ihiL 
—Language : a (bort 

Eflay towards a Gram. 

mar of it. Ixx. 32, -33. 
Welded [Mr.. A.] hi* 

Narrative concernijog 

Mr. J, Hen/ey^zhridgcd^ 

with Remarks. Ixix. 
Wfl/iamUl. [King] Dif- 

pute about erefting his 

ftatue in Cheapfide. 

xcvii. 169 — 173, 
—His charader of Bi- 

(hop Burnei ; and the Bl- 
- fhop*s of him. cxxiv. 


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