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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - November 25, 1752, London, Middlesex The Covent Garden By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price NOVEMBER artemque Proceedings at a Court of Cenforial En O HN a lias Hill the Apo alias Jack the alias alias Hilly a lias a Jack the alias Jack the Speftre of Great was tndifted for that not having the Fear of Wit Before his but being moved and feduced by certain Diabolt caTSpirits of Folly and on the Firft of at the Parifh of in the Kennel one bre Mouthful of Dirt did lick and Mouthful of from his fold Mouth then and in and upon his moftfereae Honour Alexander by uni verfal the known and undoubted Ccnfor of this did throw and putf againftall and De The Prifoner pleaded to the Junfdicti on of the that he was below its and his Plea was I fhall here lay down a which I have neither Inclination or Leifure to carry on any Many of my graver have chid me for not dropping it long ago in deed for undertaking it at They have been pleafed to think it was below dy and fome have been kind enough to tell that I might employ my Pen much more to the Honour of rny and to the Good of the How partial fuch Reprefentations have I may perhaps be hereafter fo un as to prove j I hope I hall be admitted yetto take the Advice of my and to avail myfelf of an old which u nevtr toe fat to grow Without a Word more therefore of A pology for or of on any 1 here lay down my with this Defireonly to the that they will not henceforth father on me the Dulnefs and Scurrility of my worthy Cotemporaries fince I folemnly declare that unlefs in revifing my former I have at prefent no Intention to hold any further Correfpondcnce with the gayer The I pay but little Regard to a Promifes of this Kind I if they will now and then lay a little Dulnefs at rny they will at leaft require very good Evi dence before they convict me of Abufe Since 1 never yet nor ever fhall be the Author of unlefs to Perfons who or ought to be infamous and it is really hard to hear that fcandalous Wri tings have been charged 6n me for that very Reafon which ought to have proved the namely becaufe they have been But I mud bear that Cha racter which my worthy Cotemporaries have been pleafed to give me and in deed if thofe who know me only by their have not a bad Opinion of my they muft be ftrangely incredu or extremely 1 am running on further than I intend fo pkafant it k to talk of ones felt I will however control this and conclude like non amplius As I have now taken Leave of the Pub I ftiall recommend to their Acquaint a Paper which I have fome Rca fons to think will dcferve their Encourage ment better than any which hath been yet To the P U B L I The PROPRIETORS of The GENERAL ENABLED by their and in Gratitude for the many Favours received from the during the Space of Eighteen Years paft have de termined to the Plan of their Pa per for that Purpofe have fttded a real Correfpondence at and at the in order to receive a better 2nd more authentic Account of Foreign Af than hath hitherto been tranfmicted And have alfo taken every Method in their to procure the moft early Intelligence of all material in Great Britain and Ireland f fit to be made the firft EftaWifh ment of this they not only acquit but they hope the Public alfo will of havingever indulged the Liberty of afperfing the Characters of particuJar Perfons and they will al ways endeavour to conduct it in the fame decent and impartial As they are thus attempting ftill more todefervea general Encouragement and in hopes of fomcwhat and much extended the Plan of their Pa it will from the End of this on Account of the fubfequent Agreement be continued and carried on under the Tide of ThePUBLIC ADVERTISER and will as the PlayBills of both which are in no other and all other Advertifcments with which the Public may be pleafed to favour And as great Confufion and Incon venience hath both to the Public and to the from publifhing Advertifements of Goods loft and in different Papers j the principal Pawn This Paper is to be bad atthe Univcrfal Rcgifter nextthe Cvrner of CornhiU
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