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Flying Post Or Weekly Medley (Newspaper) - May 10, 1729, London, Middlesex The FlyingPod 3 FEKLY ENGLISH and By a Society of MAY Hicmiiltum quo poffisjuwe Wenchum Hie cfi To tltAtttlon of tie W t E K L Y Dlfcourfine lately wih cer Perfons who are concern d in compiling ome of our Xtws I found Jthey were all that very hale Ge or Learning were required the a Public To this F cka as Things were now ibeie feemd indeed to be lirtle or no Difncuhv in rncularlyin the the Foreign ef ecially ifwe may ue allowd to judge the Verfions of molt ot ourDiur vatift I then quoted Examples to this Purpofe and among the an fcxpret fionj not long fince met with in one of our Daily which was a Capucbm L HO mpft People think nothing esfier than the writing a Ntws PAPER yet lam humbly of Opinen there is hardly a more dirncult Province in any Part of Literature Nothing lefs than the Genius and Capacity of a Steele were requifite fucceed in i fo wtll as he we Moment he undertook to oblige the Public with Intel ligence in the celebrated The Writer ought to be acquam ted with tie Whole Compafc of our and every technical Term m it be muft be qapable to exprefc himfelf with eafe on any and to me with Perfpi and He muft be able to write oq whether by Sea or Land and be wkh every Particular in in the Hiftory of the rhac ofllluftrious Families he muft be well skilld Pohncks in the Xte the Secrets of and the Cuftoms and Manhers of the ieveral wrire a NewsPaper in be mafter tfFfecn variSus that I am furprizd how one ingle Perfon has ever dar d to attempt There is Butone Grcumftmnce which is of Prejudice to thefe periodical Writers 1 mean theInfluence their Superiors have over fince their Subordination in ih s frequently obliges them to deviate from the the mofle Arnc e m an Were they left at Liberty in this we ftiould have no Occa fion for any other Hiftorians but if we except this Article I eve be more inflruftive to fuch Youths as are to have an exrenfive than the perufal of a well written This to a great many People will appear a ferfea but let fuch only try the and 1 am th yH me in I will be bold to that few are able to read a NewsPaper with and to underftand every Particular m I remSbe aflnadenr to fhis Purpofe that happened a few Years ago m a Place where was A Man of Fonune having taken for a Perfon who Commendatory Verfes to the Comedy calld SbgPryar whereas had the judicious Tranflator but confulted the Ddiionary of the mdiatipible he would have written a But moft fays are above liking into other wife another would not have tranflated fimple fmflf KrfKbt or put a Cask on his Had inflead of a I that this would have very well fuited a or a Don gvixot but as he was fpeaking of a brave Krngbt 1 tnouehc him not a httle Many Hints were Itarted on all when to end the I delivered my Thoughts on what I d to be the Quahficauons neceflary for one who fees up to be a NewsWriter the Suoftance of which is as IdrVlm to tell me what was meant by an hundred Uvres Af er a little he told that rfrtrt had fome relation to our and ild no other Being hewn his he was put upon the Article wen many QuAns were askd him relating to the Names of theSceV and Dignities of the Court butbere he made feveral as te dfd in in Geography aad wtachojwd in that We were a pretty many in and tho hewasVreated with the utnSft PoKtenefi and he yet was fo much dafh Sy blufhd for The Mafter oT the who was not quite fo Jatient fa d feme Things that were a little locking however we made up the e whole Company and even made the Tutor con that in the Education of the moft minute Gnjimftancesought not to fced and tbacTbings of the oioft true and ordinary lad to the tnofi exalied A que la plupirt des gens regardent comme uhe chofe de eft a mon grc un des plus difficiles Ouvrages defprit quon ait en trepris de nos II falloit avoir autant de genie de capacire quen avoit pour y au point quil a fait ds quil a commenc6 a y mettre la Cela demande uneeonnorf iance fort ecendue de notre langue de tous fes une de narrer finement en peu de II fant Avoir parler de la guerre fur mer fur ne rien ignorer de ce qui regarde la Geo Braphi1rMoire du celle des Families la pohoque les mterats les le fecret des les moeurs les coutumes de toutes les du Enfin lans entrer dans un plus grand il faut tant de fortes de connoifTances pour bien ecrire une que je ne fti comment on a ofe 1 entre II ny a quune feule chofe qui fait ton a celut qui 1 c eft il n elt le nialtre de fon que foumis a des ordres ne pent dire la verite avec fmcertf 1m aaordoitce poinc nous naurions pas befoin damresHiftoriens cela exceptenrw trouve rien qui mnfle fervir davantage i inftruire les jeunesgens i qui 1 on veut don ner une belle que la lefture dune Gazette bien Cela un a mais quon en faffe 1effai je fuis fur que 1 on a mon Jajoucerai meme quil y a tres pen de gens qui foient oapablea la lire comme il qui 1entendenc dans toutes fes Je raporters a ce fujet ce qui mVriva il y a quelques Un qui avoiichoifi pour fon fils un 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