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British Magazine Newspaper Archive: April 01, 1747 - Page 1

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Publication: British Magazine

Location: London, Middlesex

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   British Magazine (Newspaper) - April 1, 1947, London, Middlesex                                THE Britijb Magazine. For APRIL,  1747, the Moralist, N3 VIIr. On the event of virtuous aftions. Ibo* plunged in ills and exercifed with, care, Yet never let the noble mind de- fpair; When preys'1d with dangers, and hefet with woe/, The heavens their timely fuccours terpofe ; And when our virtue Jinks, oJsr- vhePmd with grief, By unforefeen   expedients bring relief. THE method of inculcating morals into our young readers minds by example, rather than by dry precept, feeming to promife not only to be more pleafing, but to make more tailing impreffions on their memories, we (hall occafionally endeavour to continue it. For the fub-VOI,. II. jeft of this paper we mail venture to defcend from the general lofty flights of the romance writers, from the hiftories of kings and emperors, to a fcene more ince-refting; a ftory of real, andjof lower life: and endeavour at once to entertain and improve the mind, by an humble truth, and that of later date : A hiftory of things that have befallen per-fons of our own rank, and whofe period is but of yefterday. Honelto, the heroe of our ftory, (for we cannot be permitted in tranfacltions of fb late a date, to deal in real names) was fome years fince the beloved and favourite fon of one of the richeft, and at the fame tirne wofthieft traders of this opulent city. His father, whofe fuccefl'es in the trading way had made him much in leys with it, propofed it to his fon to behisiuccefTor in his fhop: T but   

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