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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - June 2, 1752, London, Middlesex Covent By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 JUNE 44 To be continued every TUESDAY and fie te i good Friendi do not deceive for with all thy Charity thou alfo art a filly Have in a former Paper endeavoured to that a rich Man without Chari ty is a Rogue and perhaps it would be no difficult Matter to that ht is alfo a If a who doth not know his true may be thought to deferve Appellation in what Light fhall we behold a who neglects the Cultivation of a Virtue which is in Scripture fa id to tvajh away bis and without which all his other good Deeds cannot render him accept able in the Sight of his Creator and Re Even in it is furely much too narrow to confine a Mans Intereft merely to that which loads his Coffers To purfue that which is moft capable of giving him is indeed the In tereft of every Man and there are many who find great Pleafure in emptying their Furfes wka this to one who hath no other Satisfaction than in filling Now what can give greater Happinefs to a good than the Reflexion on having relieved the or contribut ed totheweil of hiS Fellow Crea It was a noble Sentiment of worthy Thomas That to relieve the and to provide Work and Subfiftefice for gave to 4 the fame Pleafure as magnificent Build pleafant well cultivated 4 Orchards and the Jollity of Mufic and or the Charms c Love and Study gave to This is recorded in the Life of a plain Citizen of and it as well dcfcrvtsto be fs any one Apophthegm that is be found in all the Wcrks of A Chriftian or a good Man no who h void of is ignorant of hisxwn and mayft with great Propriety be called a filly Fel if we will believe all the great Writers whom I cited in my for mer to which I might add Plato and many a mere human Being who places all his HappireLs in fclfifh without any relative Vir any Regard to the Good of is in plain Truth a downright I have been encouraged to treat the Want of Charity with the more Free as I am certain of giving litde Of fence to any of my Readersby fo Charity is in fact the very Characterise of this Nation at this I believe we may challenge the whole World to parallel the Examples which we have of late given of this this Chrittian cannot therefore furely be arraign ed of from the Want of Charity but isourWifdom altogether as apparent in the Ivanner of execting it I am afraid the true Anfwer hire would not fo much to our Ave our pri vate Donations generally directed by our to thofe who are the Objects Do and too often draw our Purfe Strings Do we not fometimes give be caufe it is the and fometimes be caufe we cannot long refift Importunity May notourChariry be often termed Extravagance or Folly nay is it not of ten and apparently tending to the Encreafe and Encouragement of idle and difiblute It would be almoft endlefs to attempt to be particular on this I hall mention therefore only one namely the giving our Money to corn men This Kind of Bounty Is a Crime againft the It is affifting in the Continuance and Promotion of a Our wife Anccftors prohibited it by a which would probably have remained in Forceand Ufc to this nor the LegilLrure hat af ter the fevere Penalies which have been fince inflicted on none would have the Boidnefs become fuchj and that after the fiitfkknt legal Provifion which hath niade for the no Ptrfons would have fo little ei ther to common Sehfc or to the as to relieve v in lead of laying to argue wrh f ich I haikn to the othrr Branch of which is of a public Nature of which there are many Specie s in this Tne Origin of this Krnd was no berter than and Super When Men to pcrrtve the near Approach of that great Ene my of human was to tie prjve thern of all their ill gotten PC f and not only but miguc as they Deliver them into the Hands of an Almighty to pu nifh them for all rhofe by which thefe Pofleffions were acquired the Pried ftepf took Advantage of the Terrors of their and perfuaded that by configning a great times the of their Acquifirions to the Ufe of the for a Kind of Vil lany was fure to be In this Attenipv found but little Difficulty when he had to do with a Mind tainted with and weakened with Difeafe efpecially when he could back all his with one Truth at Give US that WHICH yOU CAN BY POSSI BLE MEANS KEEP ANY LONGE Thus the unwilling as Bar row galls was ar laft The Fruits of Fraud and Rapine were This Paper is to be bad at the Uiiiverfal Regifter next the Corner of CgrnhilL
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