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for Jacklon's Journal!--Prayer for above mentioned Society to attend there the heads on Temple Bar! In ihrele dictures kulriv; whence they may pious adureffes he wouid first invoke che gather 1:(mera guests for their dirSupreme Being in the nicit fo'urun nan- pul tions than iram reiding Collins, ner; then suddenly slide into the fami- Cub, Tud, Bulir "suke, or any liar, and pray,' that we might not htar orar c.thodox Tiittiinher whatever.

the croaking of Dutch Nightingales in Ujuni.ewbie, I can't conclude with" the king's chambers; '-or on another out cheving, that such 15 the ingratioccasion, " that our clergy might not tude of the 202, tai tim buzular merits

ftudy Shakespeare more than the Gora of our cor 2:6 nos fuifcertly regard.

pel, and that they mig't be sather et. He is, indeed, dedi vedly caitted ' employed on the Evangelits, thin as by the butchers of Care' Ma ket: but

You Like It, or Much Ado About had cur orator been born út Atins or • Nothing.'

Rome, he would containiy bave becn I cannot but likewise lament the lois dtificias the goddet Butchers, have been of the entertainment which his adver- worshipped like: Ciris under the figure tisements used to give us every Saturday of a cuit, or have hail a tatue erected in the news.papers. The terins in wrich to him in the Forum or Market place they were commonly exprefferi were clear among the foambies. and elegant, and furnithed the rea ler Thus much I thought myself bound with an admirable idea of the doctor's tofay in praise of the Orator anioratory; manner from the pulpit. For instance, as he has fome time ago done me the when he told you his text was from honour of a letter, which I am very Isaiah, and quo eri these words;—' Strt! glad of this opportun ty to cimmunie 10 Jun. No Hnur! Dorin with

cate to my readers. The private rpritles The Rmp!'- --we might form 3 toitiable of Tuliy are very unequal to his orajudgn eni of the great reverence he paid tions: but the following letter is in the the Bible; arc when he cal.cd his affum- very itile and spirit of our orator's anibly--The ORATORY-P. Charles's mare: discouries from the pulpit, I Chapel-we night guess at his loyalty Hall therefure present it to ile public and patriotism. These were the ad. excüly as I received it, (the emphasical vantages which we derived from his words' heing litirguized in it.ct con Chapel; and if the Oratory remains íhut, formiiy to the original manufcript) I thall begin to fear that things will without p'efiming to alter or fuppress continue in their preient shocking itate; the lcast Tyllable. and that the scheme lately pioposed in one of my papeis for abclishing Chrif. TO MR. BALDWIN AND MR. TOWN. tianity will not take efect; at which I am more particularly concerned, as it

1754 JULY 26. will hinder the advancement of this great TIIE Liberty of the Prefs, as you

For, if such a revolution Mould practice ii, arii vow author, Nír. happen in the churclı, the Orator’s prin- Town, (i.e. Mr. No boiy, for he dares cipies would be found to entirely fun- not publ:th his Name and abule, nor damental, that he would probably then confront one he abufc.) is the Giea ett hold fome honourable flatior, equal to of Grievances; it is the L herty of Lyour present Archbishop of Canto bury. ing and of-Slandering, and itroving

The public, for these reasons, will Reputations, to make your P: per doubtiess icin with me in a petition, Riputation is deater than Lire, and vour that this illuitrious divine would again and your Scribir's Blood l uld re!uve his tition in the pulpit: at least afer your Scandal:--V. h.ve pubI could wish that suine alıle th-ciogilt, lishni tie Scorr drel's Dictionary, put who has been long praétita din deciding bis Nanze and your own into it; Ile and on the most abtinte points of religion you have oftun beli attered ire Oratora in the Robin Hood Society, nay be de- and Oratory in Clare Maket the puted, in the abience of ti e orator, to Oratery is not in Clar: Market, which officiate as his curare. I would also is in a different Parish ; So that You recommend it to the members of the and He LYE: * and Butchers are file

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doom blotted out) never there;--You they know as much of religion and the both LYE too in laying, that it is cal- fool of their country, (and other fuch culated (INTENDED) jor Athaifin and matters) as any of we gentlemen. Buit, Infidelity, -ii's Religion is--he05- as I faiet, we have a good many topping oligation of Man to resemble the At. folks by files mvself: for there is not a 'trilrutes of Gud to his power, by the night, but we have several young law

practice of Universal Right Reason; yers and counsellors, and doctors, and

believing Chriftianity of Cariił called furgeons, and captains, and poets, and • R100 he wislom of God. This is players, and a great many Irihmen

the Reveil of Aiheilin and Infidelity and Scotchmen (very fine fpeakers) who " -and Blafphemy.'

follow no business; besides several fo. reign rs, who are all them

gicat men The writer of the following, who signs in their own country. And we have himseif a Meinber of the Robin Hood one squire, who lives at t'other end of Society, threatens me, tirat in cale I do the town, and always comes in his cha. not print his letter im meliately, the riot. question. Whether Mr. Town be a And so as I said, we have a good

greater fcol or a scoundrel,' shall be many tip-top people, as can talk as well decated at their next meeting,

as any of your play-folks or parsons:

and as for my part erery body knows TO MR. TOWN.

that I am a lord's gentleman, and never

was the man that wore a livery in my I

Would have you to know, that the life. I have been of the club more or

person as fent you the account of our lets off and on for these fix years, and club did not do right. Ile represents never let a question pass me, Mr. Presi. vs all as a pack of tradesmen and me. dent knows it: and though I say it that chanics, and would have you think as should not say it, I can talk (and lo how there are no gentlemen among us. can any of our club) as well as the best But thar is not the cale: I am a gentie- of you poets can write. And so as I nin, and we have a grear many topring 'faid, I expect you will put it in your p=op b&files, Though Mr. Prelial paper. that we have a great many genis but a b ker, and we have a dve ile men in our club belides myself. rike!, awl foine other handicrat:imen, Your huinble fervant, that come to talk: yet I can assure you T

JAMES WAIT.

SIR,

No XXXVIII. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1754.

EQUOS UT QUI MERCANTUR.

Hor,

TO HAVE AND HOLD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE,
WE BUY A WIFE JUST AS WE BUY AN HORSE.

A

T a certain coffee-house near the they can remember from plays, or whatá

Temple, the bar is kept by a pretty eter elle orgeat or capillaire can inspire. coquet ; a piece of furniture almost as Among the many pretenders to her fanecellary for a coffee-room in that fitua. vour, there is one faithful swain, who tion as the news-papers. This lady, has long entertained a ferious passion for you may be fure, has many admirers, her. This tender-hearted gentleman, who are now and then glad of an op- who is grown sc lean with living upon portimity to reli-ve themselves from the love, that one would imagine the levere fruly of the law by a soft conver- • blasts of January would blow him fation with this fair one, and repeating through and through,' comes every on the occasion all the tender things evening, and fits whole hours by the

in his account of Ward, happened to say, that' of late years he had kept a public-house in the city. This Mr. Ward highly resented; and in a book, called Apollo's Maggot, declared it to be a LYE, protesting that his public-house was not in the City, but in Moorfelds,

bar,

bar, gazing at his mistress, and taking great conveniency of expelling love from in large draughts of love and hyfon tea. marrin ny is very evident : married Never was Twain in such cruel circum- persons of quality are never troubled Itances. He is forced to hear with pa- with each other's company abroad, or tience all the haughty infolence of this fatigued with duil matrimonial discourses goddess of bread and butter ; who, as at home: my lord keeps his girl, my the knows him in her power, keeps him lady has her gallant; and they both at a distance, though he behaves' with enjoy all the fashionable privilege of the pertest fainiliai y to the other cox- wedlock without the inconveniences.combs, who are continually buzzing This would never be the cafe, if there about her. At eleven he intaks off pale was the least fpurk of love fublifting and discontented; but cannot forbear between them; 'but they must be recoming again the next evening, 'hough duced to the same lituation with those lic knows how vilely he shall be used by wretches who (as they have nothing to his mittreis, and that he shall be laughed le:tle on each other but themselves) are at even by the waiters.

obliged to make up the deficiencies of If all true lovers were obliçed, likethis fortune by affection. But while there unhappy genuieman, to carry on their miferable, fond, doating, unfalhionable cour ships in public, we should be witness couples, are obliged to content themto munyireais equally ridiculous. Their felves with love and a cottage, people alkward de re of pleasing influences of quality enjoy the comforts of indifevery trivial gesture; and when leve ference and a coach and fix. has once got pofleffion of a man's heart, The late Marriage act is excellently it shewsitielf down to the tips of his tine adapted to promote this prudential progers. The conversation of a languifh- ceeding with respect to wedlock. It inginamorato is made up chiefly of dumb will in time inevitably abolish the old signs, such as figlis, ogles, or glances: fyftem of founding malimony on affecbut if he offers to break his pallion to tion; and marrying for love will be his mistress, there is fuch a ilanimering, given up for the sake of marrying acfaultering, and half-wording the mat- cording to act of parliament. There ter, that the language of love, fo much is now no danger of an handsome wor. talked of by poets, is in truth no lan- thy young fellow of linall fortune runguage at all. Whoever fould break sing away with an heireiš; for it is not in upon a gentleman and lady, while so fufficient to infinuate bimielf into the critical a conversation is going forward, lady's favour by a voluble tongue and would not forbear laughing at such an a good person, unlois he can also subdue extraordinary tête à 'téle, and would the confiderate parents or guardians hy perhaps cry out with Ranger, that no. the merits of his rent roll. As this

thing looks so filly as a pair of your act promotes the method of difpofing true lovers,'

of children by way of bargain and sale, Since true and sincere love is sure to it consequently puts an end to that ridimake it's votaries thus ridiculous, we culous couruihip, arising from simple cannot sufficiently commend our present love. In order therefore to confirm people of quality, who have made fuch (as far as possible) the happy conselaudable attempts to deliver themselves quences of this act, I have been long and posterity from it's bondage. In a endeavouring to hit on some expedient, fashionable wedding, the man or woman by which all the circumftances preparaære neither of them confidered as rea- tory to wedlock may be carried on in a fonable creatures, who come together proper manner. A' Smithfield bargain in order to comfort, love, cherish, ho- being so common in metaphor, I had • nour, or obey,' according to their once some thoughts of proposing to respective duties, but are regarded realize it, and had almost compleated a merely a6 instruments of joining one plan, by which all the young persons eftate to another. Acre marries acre; (like servant-girls at a statute-fair in and to increase and multiply their for the country) were to be brought to tunes, is in genteel maiches the chief market, and disposed of in one part of consideration of man and wife. The Smithfield, while the sheep and horses courtship is carried on by the council of were on sale in another. pach party; and they pay their addresses In the midst of these serious confidera. by billet-doux upon parchment. The tiens, I received a scheine of this nature

from

young filly.

from my good friend Mr. Keith, whose An Homely Thing that can read, chapel the late Marriage-acł bas ren- write, cast accounts, and make an exdered useless on it's original principles. cellent pudding:- This lot to be bid for This reverend gentleman, feeing that all by mone but shop-keepers or country husbands and wives are henceforward to parsons. be put up to sale, proposes shortly to Three Maiden Ladies-aged-to be opea his chapel on a more new and fa- bid for by none but lout young fellows tionable pla 1. As the ingenious of six foot, found wind and limb, and M-fieurs Henson and Bever have lately without blemin. opene), in different quarters of the town, Four Widows, young and rich--to Rep fitories for all horses to be fold by be bid for by none but things of mertlo anction; Mr. Keith intends setting up and high blood. a Repository for all young males and The Daughter of a Country Squire females to be disposed of in marriage. the father of this Lady came to town to From these studs (as the Dutor himself sell a yoke of oxen at Smithfield, and a expresses il) a lady of beauty may be load of hay in the Haymarket. Whocoupled to a man of fortune; and an old ever buys them Mall have the Lady into gentleman, who has a colt's tooth re

the bargain. maining, may match himself with a tight A Methodist Lady, reliet of a Knighs

deceased within this twelvemonthThe Doctor makes no doubt, but his would be a good baryain to any handchapel will turn out even more to his fome young gentleman, who would comadvantage on this new plan than on it's fort her in the Spirit. first inititution, provided he can secure

A very pretty Young Woman, but his scheme to himself, and reap the be- a good deal in debt--would be glad to nefits of it without interlopers from the marry a Member of Parliament, or 4 Fleet. To prevent his design being pi. Jew. rated, he intends petitioning the parlia- An handsome Housekeeper, just come ment, that as he has been fa great a out of the country-would do for any fufferer by the Marriage act, the sole private gentleman. She has been used right of opening a Repository of this fort

to go in an one horse-chair, and is fit may be vefted in him, and that his place for a citizen's service on a Sunday. of residence in May Fair may ftill con- A tall Irishman, warranted sound, tinue the grand mart for marriages. Of lately in the poffefiion ofa Lady Dowager, the first day of fale proper notice will be The reason of his heing sold, is that the given in the public papers; and in the

owner (who is married) has no further mean time I am defired to communicate use for him. the following specimen of his stock to A Blood of the first rate, very wild, my readers.

and has run louse all his life, but is nos

broke, and wil prove very tractable. GATALOGUE OF ASALES

An Hackney Writer, troubled with MALES TO BE DISPOSED OF IN

the farcy, broken-winded, and very MARRIAGE TO THE BEST BIDDER, poor-would be glad to be released from AT MR. KEITH'S REPOSITORY IN

his present master, a bookfeller, and bear MAY FAIR.

the less grievous yoke of matrimony. A

Lady of Quality, very high blood; Whoever will take him into feeding,

related by the mother's lile to a shall have his Pegasus into the bargain, peor of France; her dain came from one A Young Ward, now in training at of the oldest families in Wales, and her Eton school.-The guardian is willing great great great grand fire was brought to part with him to any lady for a round ever with William the Conqueror. Fit lum of money. If not sold, he will be to go in a coach and fix, and proper for sent into the country, and matched with any rich tradesinan, who is desirous to his guardian's daughter. mend the breed. Her lowest price, to Five Templars--all Irish--No one te prezent trouble, is gool. per ann. pin. bid for thic le lots of less than 10,000), money, and a proportionable jointure. fortune.

A Young Lady of 100,000 1. fortune Wantedfour dozen of Young Fel. to be bid for by none under the degree lows, and one dozen of Young Women of peers, or a colpinoper of at lead treble willing to marry to advantagc--to go to the income,

Nova Scotia,

AND FE

No XXXIX. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 249. 1754

-SX PULCHRI
MITTE SUPERVACUOS HONOR ZS.

Hora

THESE BUT THE TRAPPINGS AND THE SIGNS OF WOE.

SHAKESPEARE

A a

S I was passing the other night burial, than is to be found between their skirts of the city, I was lopped by a for the introduction of the hearle and grand proceslion of an hearte and three mourning coach in our funeral ceremourning-coaches diawn by fix hortis, monies; though their propriety is enaccompanied with a great number of tirely destroyed by the promiscuous use flambeaus and atte..dunts in black. I of them. Our ancient and noble fami. naturally conclu fed that all this parade lies may be fupposed to have particular was employed to pay the latt honours to family vaults near their manlion-houses forme eininent perfon, whole consequence in the country, and in svhich their proin life required that his ashes hould re- genitors have been deposited for ages. ceive all the respect which his friends 'It is therefore very natural, that perfons and relations could pay them : but I of distinction, who had been used to be could not help fimiling, when upon en. conveyed to their country-seats by a set quiry I was told, that the corpse (on of horses, should be also transported to whom all this expence had been lavith- their graves by the fanie nuniber; and ed) was no other than Tom Tafter, the be attended with the same magnificence cheesemonger, who had lain in fiate all at their deaths, which shey had been the week at his house in Thames Street, accustomed to in their lives. But the and was.ng to be depotted with his an- Sprit of affecting the inanners of the cetiors in Whitechapei burying-ground. great has made the lowest plebeians vic This illustrious pertunage was t'he ton of with people of quality in the pomp of a butcher in Whitechapel, and dial, in- their burials: a tradesman, who has deed, but in indifferent circumstances: trudged on foot all his life, shall be carhis widow, however, for the honour of ried after death, scarce an hundred yards her family, was resolved at all events to from his house, with the cquipage and BURY HIM HANDSOMELY.

retinue of a lord; and the plodding city I have already taken notice of that whole ambition never soared beyond the ridiculous aff-etation among the mid- occasional one-horse chair, muit bedrag. dling fort of people, which induces them ged to his long home by fix horses. to make a figure beyond their circum- Such an ill timed oitentation of grane Htances: nor is this vanity leis abfurd, deur appears to me no less ridiculous which extends to the duit, and by which than the vanity of the highwayman, who the dead are made accessary to robbing fold his body to the surgeons, that he the living. I have frequently known a might hire a mourning.coach, and go greater tum expended at the funeral of to the gallows like a gentleman. a tradesman, than would have kept his There is another curtom, which was whole family for a twelvemonth; and it doubtless first introduced by the great, has more than once happened, that the but has been fince adopted by others, next heir has been flung into gaol, for who have not the least title to it. The not being able to pay the undertaker's Herald's O Nice was originally instituted bill.

for the distinction and preservation of This absurd notion of being HAND- gentility; and nobody is allowed to bear SOMELY BURIED, has given rise to a coat of arms unless it is peculiarly apthe most contradictory customs that propriated to the family, and the bearer could pollibly be contrived for the ad- himself is entitled to that honourable vantage of death-hunters. As funerals badge. From this consideration we are at prelent conducted, all distinction may account for the practice of hang., is lolt among us; and there is no more ing the hearse round with escutcheons, difference between the duke and the on which the arms of the deceased were dancing-master in the manner of their. blazoned, and which served to denote

whose

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