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Examiner (Newspaper) - February 8, 1711, London, Middlesex The EXAMINER February to February Inultw ut tu riferis Cotyttia An Anfwer to the Letter f E x A M i N E 171 THOUGHT have wanted Leifure to acknowledge the Honour of a Letter you were pleasd ro write to roe about fir Months ago 5 yet I have been very care ful in obeying fome of your and am going on as faft as I can with the I you had thought fit to have conveyd them to me by a more private than that of the Printingheufe For thongh I was pleasd with a Pattern of Style and Spirit which I proposd to yet I was forry the World fliould be a Wicnefs how far I fell Ihorc in Iain afraid you did not confider what an abundance of Work you have cut out for me neither am I at all Comforted by the Promife you are fo kind to that when I have performed my Dn in his Grave among the Wle among the and even Vele fhallfetlfeme How the Gentleman in bis Grave may have kept his cannot inform no acquain tance at all with the Sexton bnt for the other two I take leave to allure there have not yet appeard the leaft Signs of or Hemorfe though feme very Opportunities fave if they bad thought fit to accept them fo that with your Permif I had rather engage to continue this Work till They are in their Graves which I am fure will happen much fooner than the You defire I would collect fome of ehofe Indignities laft Tear to Her I am ready to oblige you and have got a pretty rollerable Collecti on by which I am in doubt whether to publilh by it felf in a Jorge Volume in or fcatter them here and there occasionally in my Tho in deed I am fometimes thinking to ftifle them altoge ther becaufe fuch a Hiftory will be apt to give Fo reigners a monftroos Opinion of our But your abfotute the World hould be informd I will with the firft Occafion pick ouc a few choice and lee them take their chance in the enfuing I have likewife in my Cabi net certain Quires of Paper filld with of Cor and the with an Alphabeti cal to fave And perhaps you will not wonder at the Care I take to be fo well when you confider the vaft Expence I am I feed Weekly two or three IVitftarvd who have no other vifible Support befides feveral ethers that live upon my la I am like a Nurfe who Suckles Twins at one and has likewife one or two conftantjy to draw her I muft needs and it is with Grief I fpeak it that I have been the innocent Caufe of a great circulation of Dulnefs A the fame I have often wondred how it has come to paftj that tbefe induftrious after poring fo constantly upon the a Paper writ with plain and in a tolerable have made fo little I am fure it would have fallen out quite otherwife with me by what I have feen of their Performances and I am credibly informd they are all of a Piece if I had perufed them till I fhould hare been ft for little but to make an Advocate in tbe fame Canfc perhaps wil as moft others what End tbele angry Folks in writing per petually againft the Examiner It 4s not to beget a better Opinion of the late or with any Hope to convince the World thai I am in the Wrong in any one Fadfc I relate they know all that to be loft Labour and yet their Defign is important enough They would fain provoke me by all fort of within the length of their to anfwer their Papers which would render mine wholly ufelefs to tbe Publick for if it once came to Rejoinder and we fhould be all upon a and then their Work would be There is one who has written three fmall Pamphlets upon the Management of the fl and the Treat ff peace Thefe I bad intended to have beftowd a Paper in and could f3 eafily have made it that whatever he fays of relates nothing at all to the Evils we plain or controuls one Syllable of what I have ever No Body that I know of did ever difpute the Duke of M ht Con dud or they have been always unqueftiona and will continue to be in fpight of the lice of his which is yet tbe Weaknefs of his The Nation only wifhed to fee him taken out of ill and put into what is all this to tbe Conduct of the late the fliameful Mifmanagements in Spain or the wrong Steps in the Treaty of the Se cret of which will not bear tbe and is confe quently by this Author very poorly defended Thefe and many other Things I would have but upon fecond Thoughts determind to have done it in a Oifcourfe by it rather than take up room and break into the Defign of this from whence I have refolved to banifti Controverfy as much as pof But the Pofifcript ro bis third Pamphlet was enough to difguft me from having any Dealings at all with fuch a Writer that Part was left to fome Footman he had pickt up among the Boys who follow the whole Character it would fuit much that of the fupposd At tbe foul the idle impotent and tbe grofs perverting of an innocent Expreflion in the 4th joind to that I fhall ever have for the Function of a would incline me to believe But when he turns off his and difclaitns that I will tear it and fee how far the reft deferves to be I labour under a much greater upon which I fhould be glad to hear your I am worried on one fide by the for being too and by tbe Tories on tother for being too en I have formerly hinted a Complaint ofthis But having lately receivd two peculiar among many I thought nothing could better reprefent my or the Opinion which the warm Men of both Sides have of my to feud you a Tranfcript of The former is exactly in thefe
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