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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - September 23, 1752, London, Middlesex our By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 S E P T E M B E R 63 To be continued every SATURDAY in the A D not I long re folved to be intimate with no I do not knoW any Gen tlemans Acquaint ance I fhould covet fooner than your How as I have not debarred myfelf the Pri vilege of writing to tfaofe from whom I runnorifque of an I intend to trouble you now and then with a Perhaps you may think me a troublefome as I am a very odd Fel And in order that you may have fome Idea of my I hall give you a fhort Account of the darling Sub ject of but your Irfthe firft I muft inform you that I am no have nei ther Friendsor I fpend exaftly a Hundred a which is all my Neither Ambition or difturb my I went to School till I was at which Time my Father propofed to buy me a Corne cy of but he diedbefore my Commiffion was and left my Mother top poor to lay down fo much Mpney withoutdiftrefling My Eagernefs to have a Cockade made me foffer much titthis In dolence fuGceeded and I kept rily Chamber for whole When I was five and twenty loft my and renewed my Defines of going into and contracted a warm Friendftip with a who was to nie in this but by the Contrivance of my wicked made a fhift to cheat me out of hundred This put an end to my Opinion of and gave me a Difguft to The next two Years I led in perfect and lived every Day in danger of an Apo and fhould have flept away the reft of my had not I been routed by a fprightly Coufin of mine from this lethar gic With her I fell defperately in and began otice more to think of going into the I dreft followed her got her Confent the Writings were drawn and the Day fixed for our But how mall I tell it That Very Day a cur fed Fever fnatched the innocent Maid from Life and Now Fortune had done her What I did for a whole Year after Accident cant Her Tomb was the only Place 1 vi and Bbbks my only In a my Life Was as inaninteti as that of an being na turally aftivey Igrew tired of and refolved to fpend the reft of my J3ays in the Gratification of my I bought me an Annuity for rny hi red an old Woman for my Servant for I was determined kt no Man come near me again furnifhed myfelf with Cloaths pf different witft a View of vtfiting every public Place in or near and to know as much of every Mans Bufinefs as I thinking by this Means to ac quire a perfect Knowledge Na la order to begirt at the I made my firft Appearance at which I frequented fome Tim without any fort of Satisfaction and feemed to be the whole Bufinefs of this My next Vi fit was to the where I found myfelf defpifed as an idle fellow and one Day got a Pull by the Nofeby a for liftening to a Converfation between him and a For fear this Acci dent ihould have made me remarkable at that end of the I refolved to fpend fome Time in the CoffeeHoufes in Weft miniter But this Scheme proved as un fuccefsful as the for I could learn nothing in thefe every Man feem ing void of every otlier Intention but that of killing Time nor had I hitherto met with any worth but returned Home every Night At length I refolved to dr and mix with that Order of MJU vViifu are to be fdiiivi at Alehoufes and Ad ventures now began to flow in upon and I foon discovered that all the Wit and Humour in this was to be found in Here human Na ture appeared in her native and jc is from thefe Fountains that I owe the little Knowledge I have of I have many Adventures to communicate to which I dare fay will make you But I met with fo extraordinary a one the other that I cannot omit giving It the firft tho I am per luadcd it will make your Heart A bout Seven one Evening I ftepc into a very low Alehoufenear the Hay filled with aftrange Mixture of Mortals for there were Chair Hackney Car and Oyfter But in one Corner of the Room in a fmall Box all I faw a young Gentleman leaning in a melancholy Pof ture on his His Drefs befpoke him a but every Feature in his Face fefemed to be burdened with Af as it is my conftant Cuf tom to enter into Gonverfaton with every Perfon I find that has any fingular about I placed myfelf clofe by arid concluding that Diftrefs was I broke Silence that but foon found that Mifery flowed from a different Nor had we fpent much Time together before he confented to give me his if S would retire with him into a back Room which he did in a Manner fo a a ManofSenfeand a that I am fare I hall injure his Re V tion by the Repetition of his u fays lam the very unfortunate Son an extravagant who about five Ms Paper is to be bad at the Univerfal Regifter next the Corner of
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