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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - November 18, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 N O V E M B E R 71 To be continued every SATURDAY in the jam fern poteft Ctfarve Pompeiufot Rich can no longer beat to fee the Houfe cf Garrick fuller than biswon Nor Garrick that of Rich H E War which is fo lately broke due between the two powerful States f feems to have much fur prized the World in fome of our Theatrical Politicians pretend to have forefeen this Event of fome even as long ago as when Gibber went to France or as they fay fent thither the Begin ning pflaft I do indeed when that Mat ter was the Suhjeft of public to have heard a young Gentleman of the who for many Years hath applied his Thougllts folely to theatrical preffing himfelf In the following Manner A wife Step Rich Then we hall have the beft Dancers at that This isan Imitation of French Politics 4 they have often fucceeded in very deep Schemes by fending over their fine Women And when one of the Company faid he believed he was on ly gone thither on a Journey of the fluking his Head with great Appearance of Journey of Pleafure very confiderable Tranfaftiom have been wiied on under the Corerof a Journey of Rich is a wife and I Alwaysthougnt Some Weeks afterwards 1 again rhet my who afked me if Idid not perceive a Storm rifing in the where it feems wrick was without Waiting for an he whifpered in my Ear I do aflure you c the Treaty is already opened at It is a and DruryLane ftipulates for a dred Pound a It is a wife c Meafure and will greatly diftrefs the o ther This was never the Plenipos of Rich afterwards found Means to draw off the Powers of Sadlers and figned a SubfidyTreaty with When this Affair became I muft 1 have not the Pene tration of my TheatriPqUtjcal I began myfelf to think a Rupture wasal moft unavoidable and this Opinion feemed to be more and mdre favoured by the feveral Advices which we daily re ceived of the great Diligence which both Parties Jfed in order to rftrengthen them and to overreach the other in In this threading Pofture of Affairs a Body of Forces belonging to confiding chiefly of marched fiiddenly out of their Quarters in the Be ginning of September for as to Garrick he did not take the Field till fome Time probably not till he heard that the Army of CoventGar den was likewife in It is true indeed that onthefirft Advices of the Enemys did caufe a Body of Troop to afiembk but thefe were fo ill that very little could be from ef pecially as they were without a General of any Name or Character fo that Co gent Garden was now given for loft Vor no one imagined that the Army of Rich could ever be brought p any Ac tion or even to look the Forces of Garrick in the It was therefore that he would be foon in Pof feflioa of the Town without Oppofiti to the Surprise of fcvery chofe to lie ftill in his fending forth only three Times a frtiall Parties of his Irregulars tp and very feldom appeared himfelf in thq What was the Caufe of this activity is difficult to my polirical Friend above aflbres me the true Reafon wast that the as Gairick well was at that Time defer ted by of its greateft and richeft and that ie Jay ftill in Expectation of their when the faid ToWn would be the better worth While Matters were In this and feemed more and more to decline DairjTj fb that was thought irnpoffible that Rich fhould keep the Field much longer we were on a fudden alarmed with the News that otherwife called of the had openly embraced the Side of Ricb ajid General Barry was likewife taken into the fame Sadlers Wells was alfo reported to have fulfilled her and that dox the of the Wiredancers was in full March to Covent Garrick now roufed from his which perhaps was only of the Political He did every Thing which a wifeijeneral could at fuch a He firft reinforced the Forces under Mac which before confifted of only five Pair of fighting with three Pair more of Candlefnuffers and Men The Town which perhaps all my Readers do not know is a and opulent fituated between the two contending and extremely commodious to them Upon this both for Time immemorial Iai4 what Taxes they and have by many Trea agreed to hare it between them thefe like thofe between other have bound no longer than either Party hath thought himfelf ftrong enough to feiae the whqle whih bgth but have hitherto mif carried in their Paper to be bad at Univerfal Rcgifter the Corner of
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