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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - January 18, 1752, London, Middlesex Covent Garden Journal By Sir ALEXANDER Cfenfor of GREAT Price JANUARY To be continued every TUESDAY and Nofirifque duff urn feditionibus refedit The I thank is now at an Since I fearce could dijtinguifo my Foe from my HERE never was a Peace fo wholefome and advantageous to any but that fomePerfons who have found or propofed to themfelves certain E nioluments from the Continuance of the have openly dared to cenfure and malign Iiio not to find that which I have lately concluded with the Low is notreceived by all rny with untyerfal Approba One of my in a afferts that it wasbafeand cowardly a fecond that he would have made no Peace wtlile alfagte Drop of his Ink had remained and a with a very grave and political aflures that the Ene brought to fuch a State of ana fo torn with intefline there be ing fcarce two Members of the Republic whodo nbt heartily hate each that had the War continued but one I Lhave obtained what ConcefTions I Would have or might have extirpated the whole Race GrubStreet for notwithftanding thefe all which I am well ptrfuaded have many I do that this Peace was made by from very folid and fub flantiai Reafons and I doubt not but that at when Party and Prejudice mall fubfide when the Reafon of and not private fhall lead Mens Judg this Peace will be reckoned as wife a Meafure as was ever concerted in the Ca binet indeed a MafterPiece or as the E nemy calls a Coup de Maitre in Po By the i4h Ai tide of of Covent the Importation of Freidv Words and Phrafes ia Writings is be the fole Right of Nor is the which many good People propofed to themfelves in the Con tinuance of the fo great a Secret to as fome may Sorry am I to that their own and not the general good of the allied is at the Bottom of their So powerful is the Love of Laughter in depraved that they care not what nor whom they fa crifice to its The too gene neral Prevalency of this Difpofition hath in all of infinite Service to Had re flrained this Inclination within proper and had refufed to indulge it at the Expence of common Senfe and common the Name of would have long fince been obliterated out of the Memory of To fuch Gentlemen as thefe I mall offer no Arguments but to all my fober and fen to in who know how to be merry and wifelzm convinced I fhall appear to have acted very prudently in put ting an End to the late War almoft on any it was a War in which nothing but dry Blows could be obtained on my Side whilfl the Enemy had much to and as little to In fuch a notwithftanding any Superiority of the wifeft Meafures muft tend towards a The unfair Methods made ufe of by the are a fecond R eafon for concluding a This may be iiluftrated by a familiar Inftance Sherlock I juftly allowed to be fuperior to all Europe in the Skill of the Broad Sword but what would this Skill avail him againft a number of BlunderbufTes might he without any Blemifh to his Courage or his retreat from fuch an when thefe Blunderbufles were moreover loaded with ragged Bullets and when like the poifoned Arrows of the wild they were dif charged at him from lurking Holes and Places of Security who but a Madman would en gage with an Enemy that is invulnerable And however flrange it in the Cafe For feveral of the are well did in cer tain Skirmimes with our receive iiich Blows on their Heads with the fharp eft as myft have proved fatal to any common Man but to our great Sur prize we found that they were not in the lead hurt by thefe thatmany did not feel and fome did even declare they were never In real as Grafs efcapes tbe Scythe by being a Man may efcape the fharpefl Satire by the fame means For Ridicule may bring any Perfon into Contempt but what is already the Object of our can never be raifed to be the proper Object of Ridir And befide thefe I had forne little Reafon to fufpect whether I fhould have fair Play in the is the Advice of that when tw6 far ties an at Variance in a you Jhould fide with ihe weakefty in order to foment and continue the This is a Rule in Poli whicjv Men are naturally enough inclined when a Superior and Inferior the well as the are apt to fide with the latter i Ivhen the comic Writer c There is nothing fo moving as a great Man in Diftrefs I fuppofe he there is nothing fo apt to move I be contented to in dulge this rifible Inclination in my Read at the Expence of having ail the a bufive Words in the Englijh Language dif charged at had I no other Objection but this would too much interrupt the De fign of Paper if the Public will grant me but a little of their I appear to be much nobler than that of diverting thern5 by facrificing two or three rjoor Writers to their However vain or romantic the Attempt may I am fanguine enough to aim at ferving che noble Interefts of and good by thefe my Lu To effect fo glorious a I know no readier a Way than by an Endeavour to reftore that true and manly which within thefe few degenerated in thefe A Degeneracy which hath been greatly owing to thole baie and fcandalous which the Prefs hath o All imaginable Care hath been taken to Jupply the Subfcribers with this Paper but any Gen tleman or Lady Jhould not have received on fending their Names either to or to the Univcrfal Regiiier CecilStreet the tfiey will be carefully fupplieel for the it
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