Friday, May 5, 1752

Covent Garden Journal

Location: London, Middlesex

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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - May 5, 1752, London, Middlesex Covent Garden Journal By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor 6f GREAT Price 3 MAY To be continued every TUESDAY and adtoferus eft ut non mittfcm NOBODY n fuch a that I have ns Hopes of reclaiming Every Body id ike Cenfor of H O I have not altogether the flea furc of perfonal Acquaintance with I have heard of your for the mo ft Part at your do oat however preto in der to induce you to do me Juftice in your Cenforial Capacity this 1 am con vinced would do tho I was a mere nay even I your r To you as Cenfbr of Great Britain 1 make my My Name is EVERY and the Perfon againft whom I complain is I do not love taufe harQi but I might be almofl if Faf fion hould hurry me fo fince the Injuries done me by are fuch asaimoft defy all human You are to that among other I am one of great Indeed every thing which belongs to the is properly my tho at the fame Time I have the Honour to that I receive no Salary from the Govern Now this officious No that whatever is my is how ever rnonftrous it may he hath perfuaded the Generality of Peo ple to fo that if ever I meddle in public I am fure to be laugh ed at for my Pains and as this is a great it cannot be wondered that I have long declined doing any Service to my the Confequence of which that Nobody takes upon bim to regulate and reform all Manner of public Grievances and and when Nothing of this Kind is done as it mould I am fure to bear the It is incredible what a Party this Wretch hath got on his Above a Yearago a certain Gentleman published a little in he endeavoured to fet Torch the national Mifconducl in their Manner of froviding for the I immediately fell to Work and wichin a few Months produced a vaft Number of Schemes for redreffing this when my old Antagonist began to put in his and all his Party cried that Nobody wai equal tocthe nav k confidently that 1 myfelf acknowledged I folemftly allure I never Numbeflefs indeed are the Inftances of this horrid Kind of Jnjuftice done me by this Monfter and his wicked Nothing being than Words into my Mouth and to make me the Inventor and Reporter of the moll horrid even fuch as I never heard And what is moft when the Falfliood of fome of theie Sto ries have been and the Friends of the injured Parties have endeavoured to bear them ro the No body hath had the Aflurance openly confefs himfelf to be the when I have attempted to do Juflice to fome great and good and if I may be allowed the to blow the Trumpet of his there have not been wanting a mong the Creature of thiNo fome who have transferred the Honour of ap plauding Merit from me to and have boldly that Nobody ever gave the Perfon a good when in Reality it was I thac and Nobody ever fpoke again ft If I was to enumerate all the injuiies done me by this Fdlow and his it would tire your Patience to read the Half of Nothing is more com mon than for fome young Lady of the Family to report that 1 was prefent at a filly Drum or 1 fhould be afhamed to ihew my Face and at Jail it hath come our tharthe youngLad fbme infignificaiit Beau or Coxcomb who had the Impudence to perforate ke was Reality a Branch of the No In the fame Manner I ana often abufcd for faying Things I never and doing what I never I am indeed brought as an Example to all the Folly of the I am far however from laying this on but I can wich great Truth accufe his the in If one of thefe makes herfelf ridiculous by an Od dity in her an4 it is ubationed to her by her fhe immediately Why do you blame met Every Body wears So if you fpeakor poor E veryBody fpeaks and ads in the fame Infinite Mifchicf hath been produced in the learned World by this Method whether I deferve it or my Tafte and Judgment will be always regarded and many a Book hath been efleemed by the for no othvr Reafon but becaufe it hath been confidently reported that I have read On the I am welt aflforecT thk Nobody will deriy I do afiert that many a Work hath been configned to merely from an Opinion tkat Nobodyhath read fhew you my I do not commend this Way of thinking 9 I am ready to acknowledge that I have fornetimes read over the fillieft and again have Ho doubt but that Books of much intrinfie Worth have been read by But wondtrful arc the Mifieprefenrations of this by malicious T have been often reported to have flighted what 1 have gmidy merely becaufe This Paper is to be had at the Uaiverfal Regiiler next tbe Corner of CornhilL

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