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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - September 30, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 SATURDAY SEPTEMER NUMB To be continued every SAT u k DAY in the Morning Quid Roma faciam f wentiri jhall Ido at who cant lie C E N S O T is the Obfervation of that the greateft Evils in Society are thofe which are out of the reach of the This is in nothing fo true as in that free and inconfiderate Manner in which Perfons are apt to fpeak of the It is but very lately that I travelled with an old Lady in a Stage Coach from the who entertained me a whole Day by giving me the Characters of my Fa and of many Dorfetftiire Gentlemen of my Ac not one of I was con before we fhe had ever from the very unfair Picture he gave of The Women he fpoke were all or Illtem and the eicher Brutes or filly When I came to I ftepped intoaCoflfeeHoulq to refrem myfelf before I went where I met with an exad Contraft to my Stage Coach Acquaintance For here 1 found a Gentle man entertaining a whole Box with the fined Charafters in the World many of which were given of moll of to my certain Knov are the vileft Fellows in the prefent I was fo furprized at thefc two extraordinary Oc that I could not help confider ing in my own what could be the Motives of foch uncommon Behaviour the former abufing every Body without the leaft fhadow of the as indifcriminately In this the following Characters prefcnted them felves to my View the the and the The former is really a harmlefs who fpeaks of Perfons by HeJufayj takes Cha upon intends no 111 to any they are often the Occafion of much The vain Man Speaks wellof all intending good to no but hopes that this kind of Candour wilt procure him the Character of a goodnatured wellbred But when he talks of his My or Sir it is only to fhew you that lie keeps the beft The laft and moft injurious is the male volent confcious of his own and mangles every till he has reduced it below his own There are doubtlcfs feyeral other Reafons why Men fpeak well or ill of Thefe I fhali leave for your Difcovery and I remember a comical old Gentleman of my who always went the laft out of every Compa ny for which he gave the following that he was refolved never to give them an Opportunity to a bufe which he faid they would be fure to if he left any body behind A nd indeed I fcarce ever have feen a Perfon leave Company but his Charac ter has been immediately entered upon by thofe who Perhaps the Incon veniencies arifing from thcfe forts of Mii reprefentations between are not of fo much Confcquence as they appear to But I am very and that from Expe that the Characters given by Su periors of their are dreadful to the laft degree what I mean is the un juft Characters given of Servants an Or der of who are moved out of one Station into and are admit ted into Placesof Truft according to their For my own from the Deceits I have lately met I began to think that Truth had taken her Departure from this her Sifter My Wife having Occafion for a Nurfery had one recommended to her in the ftrongcft Manner as a who got drunk the very firft Night came into my Service and had like td have burnt my and fet fire t6 Inraged at this Treatment I po fted to her Recom mender who had no better Excufe to but that tie was unwilling to take the Creatures Bread and gave her a Character out of pure good On telling this Story to a he afliired me that he lately hired a Man Servant of whom he had the vileft Character in the and was in reality the beft Servant heever had in his but that there was ly fo much and undefervcd Re fentment mixd in the Account he had of that he was determined to try hini at all Now is not this hocking And what can btf the Motive of fuch unwarrantable ceedings It is very plain that falfe good Nature will recommend the Undefervingj and improper Refehtment traduce the But by the Stories I have heard from my Friends fince my own one would imagine that half the Matters and Miftrcfles 6f this King by the Characters they give their live in fear and are depen dent upon I declare for fhe future that whoever acts irf my Family in the Capacity of a when he or he leaves it have that Character from me which their Behaviour intitles them be it bad or and t wifh from my Soul you would fet forth the Confequences of the contrary in fuch as may deter every Gentleman and Lady from fayingmore or lefs of any Servant than they deferve as this will prevent the greateft Irregularities in de cent hinder the Idle and Worth lefs from eating the Bread of the Faithful and arid be an Encourage ment to the Worthy tof deferve I am Your obliged Horrible Note This Paper is to bebad at the Umverfal Regifter next the Corner of Biihopfgatsfireefc
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