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   Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - January 14, 1752, London, Middlesex                                Co vent Garden Journal By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT TUESDAY JANUARY 1752 To be continued every TUESDAY and Nfintim Atlanta vocanms jEthiopem Cygnum parvam extortamqfte puellam Canilus pigris Scabieque vetufta et ficce lambent ibus Or a lucerne Nomen erit Leo fi quid ad kuc eft Qiiod fremat in Terr is violent N E may Says in all cer tain if they be will be in their firft arM their appropri 4 ated not to land for any clear c and diftindt Locke gives us the Inftances of Words which are frequent enough fays he fc in every Mans Mouth but if a great many of thole who fhould 4 be afked what they mean by they 4 would be at a and not know what to anfwer A plain that tho they have learned thole and 1 have them ready at their Tongues End yet there are no determind Ideas laid up in their which are to be expreficd c to others by Befides the Several Caufcs by him aiTign ed of the Abufe of there is tho the great Philosopher hath omitted ieems to have contributed not a little to the Introduction of this mous This is That Privilege which Divines and moral Writers have aflumed to themfelves of doing Violence to certain in Favour of their own Hypo and of ufing them in a Senfe often directly contrary to that which Cuflom the abSolute Lord and according to of all the Modgs of Speech hath allotted this Failt may be feen iji Somewhat a milder and I would always fee the JBtf mifhes of Such in the It may be So juftly to any defigned Oppofition to Cuftom as a total Ignorance of An Ig norance which is almoft inleparably annexed to collegiate and which any may venture to own without blufh But whatever may be the CauSe of this Abufe of the ConSequence is cer tainly very bad For whilft the Author and the World receive different Ideas from the Same it will be pretty difficult for them to comprehend each others Meaning and it is thatib many Gen tlemen and I adies have contracted a general Odium to all Works of Religion or Mo rality and that many others have been Readers in this Way all their Lives with out underflanding what they conSe quently without drawing Srom it any prac i T T J A tical It be an Office very worthy the Labour of a good Commen tator to explain certain hard Words which frequently occur in the Works of and others of this Such are Righte All it is reaSon able to are at preSent very little of undertaking this Tafk at at I fhall apply the Refidue of this Paper to the Ufe of Such Writers I fhall here give a fhort Gloffary of fuch Terms as are at pre Sent greatly in and fhall endeavour to fix to each thoSe exact Ideas which are annexed to every of them in the World for while the Learned in Colleges as I confider themail in a very dif ferent their Labours are not likely to do much Service to the polite Part of A modern The Name of a commonly of a very bad A laughing It means likewife a poor and in general an Object of A Country Gentleman in any Animal upon two Legs that doth not make ahandfome The with which Women generally go into With the Article A before means a great Favourite of all A Word implying Plaindeal ing and Sincerity but more eSpecially applied to a r Any Stick of Wood with J a Head to and a 1 Piece of black Ribband C upon that A Quality Expfeffion of low properly confined only to the Mouths of Ladies who are Right Ho Like a Name common to all human A Word of and ac the lame Signifying all that is moft commendable A Term appropriated to the Theatre though fpmetimes more of The final End of Man v as well of the thinking Part of the as of afl the other Accomplifliment of Men and A Word applied by all tersto the Wit and Humour of others A rorouiers 4 very peculiar at leffening the Force of the Subftantive to which it is jsined As fine fine Lady fine Talte all which fine is be underftood in a Senfe iomewhat fynonymous OOU A complex compounded of r Iw Plety GALL AN Fornicatioa and Adui Applied to a Signifies Bignefs when to a oken LittJe or A Word of as many different SenScs as the Greek Word or as the Latin Ago for which RcaSon it is little uSed by the Polite Scandalous Tumblin and Dancing on the A The Name of four Cards in every In means Know ledge of the Town i as this All j A imaginable Care hath been taken to Jiff ply theSubfcribers with this but notvithftandinF this or Lady jhould not have received on finding their Names either to or tofhe Uriiverti opjMjfite CecilStreet in the they will be carefully forth Gen   

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