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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - October 7, 1752, London, Middlesex The Covent Garden Journal By Sir ALEXANDER DRAWCANS I Cenfor of GREAT Price OCTOBER To be continued every SAT u R DAY in the abiofa Sikntia C E N S O S you are as well ac quainted with the Movements of hu man as was the late learned Whifton with thofe of the you feem to be as pro per a Perfon to be confuted with on any extraordinary Phenomenon in the as he was on any fuch Phenomenon in the Without farther there I am by an a Bufinds I have followed in Partnerihip with a for his Know ledge in Dignity of and Size of deftrves to be a Man more acceptable to his more valuable to his more agree able to his more generous i to or mpre compaflidnate to the In a I fcarce know a worthier Character for in him are hap pily united a Head and an excellent he an OJdity about which I can no more than Can find outthe Longitude y but fined Diamonds have fomerimes a We live together in the fame and in as happy as two Men can do believe are nore perfect than ours but my Partner fometimes takes it into his Head to lay an Embargo Opon his and corns to fpeak for a whole Week The frequent Lofs of lo much fuch inftructing ConverfaVion as do mod bitterly At thefe if he has any Buftnefs with ke writes it if I afk him a Qutftionj he anfaers me by For this la ft Fortnight whichjlike drops has performed and I am afraid he will never fpeak 1 fometimes think he is at other I fear he has loft the Ufe of But thefe Fits of Silence have ge nerally been owing to fome trifling Dif Our lad 1 was becaufe I would nor have my Wig made by his Barber and as Silence is a Mark of Con he is artgry with any of his Ser vants that treat me with A few Days ago he Man Servant for giving me a clean Plate when he called for fame Small that very Even ing beat a favourite Dog for jumping with Fondnefs on my We break and fup together like Mutes at a and we appear toour Ser vants they can not fpeak till they are fpoke pray from what dirty Hole of human does this Kennel flow Sometimes it frnelis like fometimes like fometimes it looks like a and fometimes it has neither Smell nor I am fure he is too good a Man to act from an un worthy and I know he loves Perhaps it may be if pity him from Iremembcr in the Preface toamodern Romancevan ex cel lent Account of Ridicule and its which Affectation isjuftly made the Groundwork and as to Affectation he has I cannot therefore laugh at I can fcarce avoid If he has any Pride it is of the nobler fort and as to he has no more than he fhoulcT As I am rvituially an open Dif pofuion and forgiving I Could not help giving tttyfelf up one Evening to Melancholy oh Aceount of hisBeha viour and being half angry yuth I was inclined to believe that this not of f ride Biit as fhis to his and to my own Uneafi I encfeavcured ttt aniufe myfelf a for h is dangerous to think lightly of ones I therefore be took myfelf to the ufual Entertainment cf my idle the Obfervation of Infects and Lice Even to be the Subject of my Enquiry but of this I foon grew and went to Slepp prefently relieved me from my unpleafant ftate of and produced a Dream as ridiculous as is pof I think ic is obferved by that Dreams are the imperfect Traces of our waking Thoughts which from follows appears to be a Truth for I found myfelf with my Microfcope in my in which were two Lice placed for the one fo very oldhat he was filvered oer with the other appeared to be But how was I furprifed when Infects ehfered into the following Dialogue For the old one placing hifnfelf in an erect broke filence and faid to his Pray what is become of your in fcparable Companion Tiddo Alas fays like that of fu penor is and that for as trifling a Reafon as often makes Breaches in Tiddo and I lived together for many Years in one undifiurbed unmolelred by and by Our Converfa tibn was fweet to each and we fhared equally both good andtad Fortune But Tiddo atlad grew impatient of Qon and any little Difpute that he would keep Silence for a whole Day If I offered to interrupt he would enter into a long Difcourfe abogt theJDigniry of Loufe Na and tell me I Ihouid leafri to diflin guifh between Lice and Lice for their Form was the yet there were different Orders among and due Preference fhould always be paid where there was a Superiority either in Under or faid a Louie born in the Head of a or bred up in a is a mean Animal when compared to a Gentleman This Paper is to be fht Univerfel Rcgifter next the Corner of i
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