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No XCIII. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1755,
HEV, FORTUNA, QUIS EST CRUDELIOR IN NOS
WHY, FORTUNE, SERVE U6 SUCH A CRUEL PRANK,
vice prefixed to the advertisement of pocket; and his only concern is, how Hazard's Lottery Ofice, in which For. to dispose of it. We may, therefore, tune is represented hovering over the consider every adventurer, as having heads of a great number of people, and been in actual possession of his treasure; fcattering down all kinds of prizes and out of fifty thoufand people, who am ng them. What Mr. Hazard has have been blest within this fortnight with here delineated, every adventurer in the such ideal good fortune, I shall select late Lottery had pictured to himself: the the following instances which fell withTen Thousand conitantly floated before in my own notice. his eyes, and each person had already Joseph Wilkins, of Thames Street, portefied it in inagination. But alas! Esquire, Coinmon - council - man and all our expectations are now at an end: Cheelemonger, got the 10,000l. He the golden dream is at length vanished; could not bear the foggy air and dingy and those whose heads were kept giddy situation of the city: he, therefore, reall the while that the wheel of Fortune foived to take a house at the St. James's was turning round, have now leisure end of the town, and to fit up a snug fuberly to reflect on their disappoint- Box at Hampstead, in the Chinese taste, ment. How many unhappy tradelinen for his retirement on Sundays. A Chamust now trudge on foot all their lives, riot was absolutely neceffary to carry who deligned to loll in their chariots! hirn to and from 'Change every mornHow niany poor maidens, of good fa. ing: but he intended to have it made acpsily but no fortune, must languith all cording to the modern fatfiion, that it their days without the comforts of an might occasionally be converted into a husband and a coach and fix! Every Poit.chaise, to wheel him on a Saturday Lofer thinks himself ill used by Fortune: right to bis country-feat, and back and even Mrs. Betty, the possessor of a again on the Monday morning. He desingle Sixteenth, ties to the Office, pays signed to be chosen Alderman the first her penny, and receives the tidings of vacancy; after that to be made Sheriff, her ill luck with surprize; goes to an- receive the honour of Knighthood, and other Office, pays her penny, hears the perhaps get into Parliament: and whenSame disagreeable information; and can ever he pálied by the Manfion-bouse, he hardiv, very hardly persuade herself, could not but look upon it with pleathat Fortune Thould have doomed her fure, as the future refidence of his Lordstill to wala the dishes, and scrub down tip. Nothing was now wanting but the stairs.
a careful plodding partner, who should Thus the views of every adventurer take upon himself the whole drudgery are directed to the same point, though of the Mop; so that the Squire might their motives for engaging in the Lot. have no farther trouble than to receive tery may be different. One man puts his dividend of the profits. But while jn, hecause he is willing to be in For- he was considering on whom this imtune's way; another, because he had portant favour thould be conferred, his good luck in the last; and another, be- ticket was drawn-BLANK; and Squire caute he never got any thing before: Wilkins is contented with his gicaly this indulges in the prospect of making employment of cutring out penny-worths a fortune; and that comforts himself of Cheshire chcese. with the pleasing hopes of retrieving his Jonathan Wiklgoose, of Cheapfide, plefperate circumstances. Every one, Silk-mercer, had too much talte to be however, thinks himself as sure of the confined to a dirty business, which he
negle&rd for the more agreeable por. and directly after the Hey-Ge-Ho care fuits of pleasure. Having therefore met tied them down again to S.:10p, with with great losses in trade, he was obliged this only consolation, that their ticket to embark the remains of his hattered was within one of the fortunate Number, fortune in the Lottery, and by pur. Sir Humphry Oldcastle having greatchaling a number of tickets, secured to ly dipped bis estate hy heing cholen into himself the 10,000l. He had determined Parliament on the Tory interest, mort. to keep his fuccels secret, bilk his credi- gaged all he had left, to put hinself in tors by becoming bankrupt, turn the the way of the 10,000!. for the good of whole into an annuity for his life, and his country. This seasonable recruit live abroad like a gentleinan upon the fixed him a staunch Patriot: and he de. income. But unluckily his creditors clared, he would stand another election came upon him too quickly; and before against all oppofition. But, however it he could know that he had NOT got the happened, the finishing of the Lottery Ten Thousand, hurried him to jail, has induced him to change his senti. where he now lies, lamenting that the ments; and Sir Humphry, in lieu of A# of Infolvency had not been postponed the 10 oool. has accepted a Place. till after the Lottery:
Jemmy Lister, an Attorney's Clerk, John Jones of Ludlow, in the county was carried into the Lottery by pure of Salop, Esquire, Dealer and Chap- disinterested love. He had conceived a man, got the 10,000l. This gentleman violent passion for his master's daughter, was forewarneol of his faccess by several but the prudent old genileman could indifputable tokens. His lady had dream
not be prevailed on to give her away to ed of a particular Number four nights an handsome younz fellow without a together : and while the bells were ring- penny. This enraged him so much, ing on his being chosen Bailiff of the that he immediately fold the reverlon Corporation, they spoke in as plain of a finall estate after the death of his words, as ever Whittington heard grandmother, and by laying out the
Mr. John Jones will get Ten Thou. purchase morey, as far as it wouid ging
fand Pound Mr. John Jones will get in Shares and Chances, got the to,oool. • Ten Thousand Pound.' He and his He was for some time in doubt, whether lady, therefore, came up to London; he should bestow his good fortune on the and not being able to meet with the par- young lady, or emplov it more fashionricular Number at Hazard's or Wilson's, abiy in keeping a girl. However, his or any other Office always remarkable hopes fuon lunk to one of the goool. for selling the Ten Thousands, they prizes, which he generously determined advertised it in the papers, and got the to settle upon her, togeriier' with his Great Prize, only paying a guinea more person. But in this too he was unhape for their ticker than the market price. pily disappointed; and at last, like a As Mrs. Jones knew a good deal of the true lover, contented himself with the world, having lived for fome years in thoughts of maintaining her very prettiquality of an upper servant in a great ly (even though the father should give house-lhe was determined that Mr. her nothing) on the income of one or Jores should take the opportunity, now other of the inferior prizes, which he they were in town, of learning how to was sure would tall so his lor. Fortune, behave himself, as he should do, when alas! is no less hind a deiry than Love: he came to his fortune. She, therefore, they both conspired to ditarport hier ; introduced him to the best company in and the limiticcesful gällant, haring reall the house keepers and stewards rooms ceived a pofitive refusal ficon his mi'. in the beit fainidies, where the was ac- tresa, out ot mere spile directly inanied quainted: and as Mr. Jones was so dee the maid. hcient in politeneis, as not even to Captain MicMullen, a decayed know how to make a how in coming into Gameiter, made thift to purchase the a room, he had private leffons from CHANCE of a Sixteenth, which (nota Mr. Aaron Hart, who undertakes 10 wichitanding the local Olds againit teach Grown Gentlemen to dance. Mis, bun) was sure to come up 10,600l. The jones herielf was very buiy in contuir. fortt thing to he done was to purchase ? ving with the milliner and mantua-maker genteur sint of clotha wih tris vart: f Inout phe neweft fathions, when the long the prize, bne an equip?a, pots ! *** looked for Ten Thousand came upi selt ost for a man of quality, and ... ? up a rich dowager or heiress: after which charms are centered.' Some ancient it was very easy for him to dupe all the maiden ladies, who could never be raw gameiters' at Arthur's out of their brought to think of an husband, or to eltates, and to take in all the Knowing- give into the vanities of the world, were ones on the Turf at Newmarket. He resolved to live retired upon their prize accordingly bespoke his liveries, settled in the country, and leave proofs of their the fashion of his chariot, and had al- good dispositions behind them, by swell. ready pitched upon the lady whose good ing out their Wills with a long list of Juck it thould be to fall in love with Items to this or that Charity or Hospital. him: but so uncertain is the state of a Before I conclude, I cannot but take gainester, that since the drawing of the notice of the great generosity of my own Lottery he has advertised for charitable Publisher upon getting the 10,000l. As contributions to a Distresled Gentleman, his success was owing to his laying out who knows the world, and has had the in the Lottery all the profits which had honour to be intimate with most of the already risen from the publication of Nobility and Gentry in the kingdom. this Paper, he had determined to circu
I nece not point out any particular late my future numbers gratis; and had instances among the other sex, with re- even designed to keep open house for the fpect to their difpofal of the Ten Thou- reception of poor authors. Unhappily land; which every lady had fecured by for the public, as well as my brotherchuling the Ticket herself, taking pur writers, Fortune has frustrated his dilinticular care that the number should be tereited scheme: even I myself am ad. an odd one. The married ladies have fuf- mitted to cat his mutton but once a ficient calls for even double this fum, tó week; and (instead of giving away my fupply ihem with the necessaries of drels, papers) he has advertised, that the and to anfwer the expences of frequent Twelves edition of the Connoiffeur will ing public divertions; and as to the un- be published on Tuesday the 25th of married ladies, they very well know the this instant November, in Two Pocket
ruth of that maxim in the ballad, that Volumes, Price Siic Shilings bound. "in ton thoufand pounds ten thousand
No XCIV. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1755
MILITAVI NON SINE GLORIA.
I TOO FROM MARTIAL FEATS MAY CLAIM XENOWN
S I was going through Smithfield foner-There you see the Grand Mo
narque upon his knees before King fellow with a wooden leg, dreit in a George, begging his life.' As the Tailor's habit, who courteously invited thoughts of the public are now wholly the passer-by to peep into his raree-. turned upon war, it is no wonder that Thow, for the finall price of an halt. every method is taken to inspire us with penny. His exhibitions, I found, were a love of our country, and an abhorrence very well suited to the times, and quite of the French King: and not only the in charaéter for himself: for among old seamnan with his raree. Diow, but the other particulars, with which he amuleci public theatres have likewise had a view the little audience of children that sur., to the fame point. At Drury Lane we Founded his box, I was mightily pleased have already been entertained with the to hear the following :-_. There you Humours of the Navy; and I am aliured, • see the British fleet pursuing the French that at Covent Garden Mr. Barry will
firips, which are running away fhortly make an entire conquel of • There you lee Major-gcneral Jolnion France, in the person of that icowned “berting the French foldiers in Ame- ho berry the Fifth. And as the Eng-, "]=1, and taking Count Dicksau prie bitta als natwially fond of bloody exhi
bitions on the tage, I am told that a which are commonly to be met with in new Pantomime, entitled the Ohio, is our public papers. preparing at this last house, more terrible than any of it's Hells, Devils, and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 17554 fiery Dragons; in which will be intro- We hear from White's, that the forces duced the Indian Manner of Fighting, under Major-general Hoyle, which used. to conclude with a representation of the
to encamp at that place, are removed Grand Scalping Dance with all it's from thence, and have fixed their winHorrors.
ter quarters at Arthur's. The, faine · While this warlike disposition pre- letters tay, that an obftinate engagementi wails in the nation, I am under fome was fought there a few nights ago, in apprehenfions left the attention of the which one party gained a great booty, public should be called off from the and the other suffered a considerable weighty concerns of these papers. I al- lofs. We are also informed, that an, ready perceive that the common news. epidemical distemper rages among them, papers are more eagerly snatched up in and that several of the chiefs have been the public coffee-houses than my essays; carried off by a sudden death. and the Gazette is inuch oftener called They write from Covent Garden, that. for than the Connoisseur. For these last week a body of Irregulars fallied: reasons I find it neceffary to lay open out at midnight, stormed several forts in my own importance before the public, that neighbourhood, and committed to thew that I myself am a&ing (as it great outrages; but being attacked by al were) in a military capacity, and that detachment from the allied army ofi Cenfor General Town has done his watchmen, constables, and justices, they. country no less service as a valiant and
were put to fight, and several of them fkilful commander at home, than Major- taken prisoners. The plague ftill sages! general Johnson in America. Authors there with great violence, as well as ins may very properly be said to be engaged the neighbouring territories of Drury: in a state of literary warfare, many of We hear from the same place, that whom are taken into pay by those great the Company commanded by Brigadier and mighty potentates, the booklellers; Rich has been reinforced with several and it will be allowed, that they undergo new-raised recruits, to supply the place no less hardships in the service, than the of some deserters, who had gone over common soldiers who are contented to
to the enemy; but his chief dependance be shot at for a groat a day.
is on the light-armed troops, which are It has been my province to repel the very active, and are distinguished, like daily inroads and incroachments made the Highlanders, by their party-coloured by vice and folly, and to guard the na- dress. The enemy, on the other hand, tion from an invasion of foreign fop- have taken several Swiss * and Germans peries and French fashions. The Town into pay; though they are under terrible has been principally the scene of action; apprehensions of their being set upon by where I have found enemies to encoun- the Critics. These are a rude, ignoter with, no less formidable than the rant, Tavage people, who are always at Tquattotquaws or the Chickchimuck. war with the nation of Authors. . Theie chís of North America. But as the cue constant manner of fighting is to begin riosity of the publicis so much engaged in the onset with strange hitlings and noileso attending to the enterprizes of old Hen- accompanied with an horrid inftruments drick the Sachem, and the incursions of named the Cat-call; which, like the Indians who have taken up the hatchet War-hoop of the Indians, has ttruck a againit our colonies, I am afraid that panic into the hearts of the ttoutelt my exploits against the Savages, which beroes. infelt this metropolis, will be wholly We have advice from the Butcher over-looked. I have, therefore, resolved Row, Temple Bar, that on Monday to give my readers fresh advices from night last the Infidels held a grand countime to tiine of what pafies here, drawn cil of war at their head quarters in the up in the same warlike itile and manner Robin Rood, at which their good friend as those very alarming articles of news and ally, the Mufti of Ciare Alarket,
Allading to the Dancers, employed in the Entertainment of the Chinese Festival, as Drury Lane Theatre.
affifted in person. After many debates, where on our coaßs. The independent they resolved to declare war againft the Companies of Smugglers in the service Christians, and never to make peace of France are to be sent on this expea till they liad pulled down ali the Churches dition: but if the fileet of Custom-houlo in Christendom, and eitablished the Al. finacks, &c. do not intercept them at coran of Bolingbroke in lieu of the sea, we are preparing to receive them as Bible.
i foon as they are landed. All our advices from the city of Lon- From divers parts of the country we don agree in their accounts of the great have advice, that the roads are every havock and laughter made there on the where crouded with Ladies, who (not Festival commonly called My Lord withstanding the severity of the weather) Mayor's Day. All the Companies in are hurrying up to London, to be prea their black uniform, and the trained sent at the meeting of the Female Par. band in their regimentals, made à liament. At this critical jun&ture, the general forage. They carried off vaft face of the nation depends entirely on quantities of chickens, geele, ducks, the deliberations of this wise assembly: and all kinds of provitions. Major and as there are known to be many difGuzziedown, of the Ward of Balise interested patriots in the Houle, it is not thaw, distinguifhed himself greatly, hav, to be Joubted but that proper measures ing with his sword in hand gallant will be taken by them for the good of w attacked the outwork:, scaled the their country. Many falutary laws are walls, mounted the ramparts, and forced already talked of, which we could wish through the covert.way of a large for- to see put into execution; tuch as-A tified Custard, which feemed impreg- Bill for prohibiting the importation of pable.
French Milliners, Hair cutters, and The inhabitants of Sussex have lately Maniua-makets- A Bill for the exbeen alarmed with the apprehensions of portation of French Cooks and French an Invasion; as the French have been Valets de Chambres--A Bill to restrain very busy in fitting out several small Ladies from wearing French Dresses vessels laden with Hores of wine and And lastly, a Bill to restrain them from brandy, with which it is thought they wearing French Façes, will attempt to make a descent fome
No XCV. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1755,
MELLE SOPORATAM ET MEDICATIS FRUGIBUS OTTAN
mily festival, the wedding day is is married, the Honey. moon is almost a honoured with various celebrities, and continued Carnival; and every marriage dittinguished like the fifth of November, is accounted more or less tikely to be the birth days of the Royal Family, or prosperous, in proportion to the number lany other public day, with many de- of deer, oxen, and sheep, that are killer monftrations of joy: the happy couple on the occasion, and the hogsheads of are dreft in their richest fuits, the bells wine and tons of ale with which they ring all day, and the evening is con- are wathed down. By the laft poft I cluded with the merry ceremony of received an account from my coufin throwing the stocking. But these festivi. Village of the wedding of a near relaties are not always fo religiously ob- tion, with a partic..car detail of the magfurved in Town; where many a pair of nificence of the entertainment, the fplenquality are tacked together with the ut- dor of the ball, and the universal joy of mett privacy, and immediately after the whole manor. At the same time I Speak out of town, as if they were received compliments from the new. -shanied to thew their faces after what married couple, with a large fice of the they had done. In the Country, when Bride Cake; the virtues of which are