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   Grub-Street Journal (Newspaper) - April 23, 1730, London, Middlesex                                Cjjtttg&ap, AP R1L 23. 1730. Remarks on "die Fajhionable Lady, or Harlequin's Opera, Qons, Mr. Drama, what d'ye mean by TuCh ftupid fluff as this ? Let me be iang'd if I have not been entercain'd a ihoufand times better, by the Humours   and would drefs like one of the Graces. I could wilh that fome of oar Members would compofe an Index of the Similies in thi* Farce; which would be a thing of much.ufe to future Dratmtick Writers. I fiiafl mention a few which occur to me, as I turn over the Leaves} P. 14. Her Brain is as empty as a Harp/ichord, and her Htart as va-rhus at its Mufkk; herConverfation is trifling as an Opera-, andherVaffions a Medley like an Entertainment. P. if. Tom are like a eofihve Poet, who thinks he has Jlumbhd �fr * new thought when he has only alter'd the Phrafe of an *ldone. This is put into the mouth of a fine Lady} who muft needs have firavfd very hard for fuch a co-/live- Simile. P- JO. Til have you bunt in Effigy, like the DwH and b'n Holinefs, on the fifth of November. The ^th Scene of the ift A& is fo inimitably fine, both ,wka regard to the Machinery and Language that I-thail take leave to relate it in a particular manner as a fpecimen of ,�h� wholfc Play.  The Scene is the dumb Conjurer's houfe. It confifts chiefly of a conversation about punch, between Voice (Harlequin's man) and fome Sailors. e4 Sailor. 8'�w me but the Punch, and i'gad I'l ' drink, tho* the DeyiJ -were to pledge me. * Voice. Cra'mercy, old Rock ! I love a Boy of Cou-' rage, and fo We'll sbegio the round* Do'ft fee that � Globe yonder?      V* � 4 Sail- WeH, and wKt then ? what's that to a bowl < of Punch ? ' Voie;. Why, 'tis over that Globe J fhidy Geography. * z Sail. Oofis, don't tell us of Jeffery, give us the * Punch. � Omnes. The Punch J the Punch! c Voice. Ay, *y ! the Punch, the Punch! * You've heard, ho ;dotibr, how all the Globe c Was foak'd of old with Noah's flood. c See here's a Glebe that holds a Sea ! A Sea of Liquor twice as good .' Tol dol de rol. c Had Noah's bfen a Flood like this, ' And Aflak's fbns fuch fouls as !, � They'd drunk the Deluge as it rofe, � And left the Ark, like Noah, dry. To! dol de rol. This, indeed, is very fine; but Mr. Voice happens to be a little out, ki his Chronology; for Anak was not born till a great while after the Deluge.   But to return } * He takes off one half of the Globe, and crings the ' other full of Punch, to f|te front of the Stage i they fit ' on the g�ouod to drink, tFoicA.^Tt^ts, -my Buffii, is yoar true Ao,aa Vitx, and * your true Lignum Vka?$ which is, being interpreted, ' UnumNeceflirium�Meat, Drink^ andCloaths, Punch! c all that -the heart of n�a can fdefire} ' 4$aH. Tgad a very pretty Fancy J I fwear, a World 1 of Punch! on my lift we'il drink a World of Punch. * Voice. Ay, ay, my Baj^! we'll be the Alexanders that ' (hall conquer tnie wotU v tho* we cry for more, as he * did, when we've done. c 1 Sail. Did Alexander cry for more Punch, then ? ' Pgad I think he was in the right. � ' � I mould � have done tbe fame my felf. ' 3 Sail, pons \ who talks of crying over an Ocean ' of Punch? Let the world fpin, I fay, and a fig for the ' Spaniards. I fay, let the world go round. What a world of wit is here! I would not but hare read this Scene for the whole; world. It has made my head go round almoft as faft as the world it felf. The Language is every where juft and elegant; as will appear by the few following Inft^nces, Act r. Sc. 0. Mrs. Sprightly tells Mr. Merit, I'm afraid you'll die of the Eaglifh Difeafe at loft, you'll certainly hang your felf, and be brought in Lutistticlt, by the Coroner's Inauefii which I take to be a fine corople'meBt on the.Englifb Nation. And Mr. Merit anfwers with great politenefs, Yoa are as keen as the North j�ind, is a March m.rning and almofl.as loud ; while I, like � duck'd Scold, have fcarce Breath or Courage to make you an onfoer. Sc. ij. The delicate Mr. ModeJy fajs, I.feel a fort of an Antipathy td an old Englifiytune, that fhocks me werfi than the fitting of a (aw, or a Concert of Midnight Cats in a Gutter. Aft 5. Sc. 10. Prattle fays to Mrs. Sprightly, 1 vow, and proteft, Metn, were I married to Mr. Whim, Jfhould . dream of nothing but wet weather every night, and, at nine months end, be brought to bed of a Cloud. As for the Songs, I (hall content my felt with giving Mrs. Foible's opinion (p. 71.) which is applicable to moft of them, thty are worfe than a "Pfalm at an Execution, or an Owl at Midnight. The Plot feems to be to bring in fine things; which Mr. Bayes declared was all that a Plot was good for. Thus Mr. Ballad gets drunk, that he may take Death out to dance } and Death is introdue'd for no other reafon, but to give him an opportunity to do it. O Death (fays Mr. Ballad) fkvu long liv'd Mortal, give me thy hand, and let's lead up a Dance. Oons, we'll have a Death's dance more to tbe Life than Holben's. To conclude, tbe whole Play is charming ; and very well deferves all the Encouragement, the Town can give it. Bavius. To Mr. Bavius. SIR, THE Author of The Fashionable Lady, &c. hiving told his Patron, that it was an Effay to enter* -tain pditene/i and good Senfe; I have fent you a fhort fpecimen of polite and fenfible language' collected from tlm Opera, which 1 hope you will think proper to in-fert in your next Journal. ' Mr. Ballad Blood! p. 1, 6 , 'i7,f9, 61, 80,87, * 89.   Cod fo. p. 80.  By the Lord Harry, p. 2, ' 65, 80. p. 75, 80. Pox. p. 80. What a Devil! ' p. 43, 59. A. Devil knows what. p:6i. Go to the ' Devil, p. 1. Confound your Ampbion, p. 2. Con-' found the plot* p. Bo. Confound this Italian, p. 2. ' Confound thefe damn'd Critics, they are as unmaa-e nerly as tbe Devil, p, 89.  Cry mercy, here's theDe- ' vil too.--My fervice to you, you black Whore's � bird, "with all my heart, p. 87. ' Mr. Modely Dem it. p. 2. Devil take your Criti-' cifms. p. 57.  Devil take him. p. 89. ' Mr.Smooth. Gad! p. 40. Dem it. p. 10, 18, 40, � 4r, 9', 9j.   What a pox ! p. 18.   Pox take'em, * p. 19, 20. ' Capt. Hackum. S'Death! p. 28, 88. Blood! p. 27, ' 90,91. Blood and thunder! p. 9* ^7, 88. What 'the Devil! p.      88.   Oons! p.57, 58.-   By the De- * vil, p. 6.^; Pox of your entertainment, p. 57- Con� 1 found the Wizard, p. 82. You Whorefon'lubberly Dogs, 5 What a Devil do you here? What, mult you have your ' fortunes told too, with a pox ?--- Fine fortune,?, ' and be danWd to you, p. ]y. ' Mr. Whim. S'Death! p. 47. 49 Oons. p. 26, 40,' 4 78, 79. Marry with a pox. p. so. What a plague! � p. 50,  What a pox! p.'2$, 79.   What the Devil J * p. 24.  "What a Devil! p. 26, 50, 78. ' Mr. Trifle. S'bud! ps 75.   S'death ! p. 75-. ? * Voice. -Pox! Plague cn t. p.20.  Mrs. Foible. Oh Ged! p. 2 ;.  Devil take 'em! p. zg, * Dem your Genius, p. 91. � Mrs. Sprightly. Ged! p. 68, 60, 7a.   O Lud! O ' Lud! p. 31.   Devil take her. p. 34. Your humble fervant, J-T. To Mr. Bavius, Secretary to the Grub-fheet Society. SIR, ALONG wkh your Paper of this day, my Hawker brought me (the printed Copy of] the Lifts of our Profeffion, as deliyered into the Houfe of Commons. Throughout the whole I can find but one Name with the Addition of Efq; and that is in the King's-Bench Lifts and therefore I intend to learch for ibis Name on tha Roll of Attorneys of that Court, for I can never believe it can-be fo enter'd there ; but if it mould, I (hall hope to find it at the head of the Roll in Capitals, and hot as in the printed Copy, crowded in at the fag end, without any other, than an alphabetical Diftin&ioh : nay, I (hal! expeft to find along with the Addition of �fqj that be is entered with the Style and Title of Capitalis Attorn, de Banco coram Nob. There are ihftances of Attornies being obliged to quit Trades they carried on, or elfe being put out of the/Roll of Attorneys: and, I hope, my Brethren of that Court will move, that he may either wave his privilege of Ffq; .or elfe be put out of the Roll of Attorneys, as a Member of your Society. Thurfday 9. Your conftant Reader, Apr. 1730 Qen' ith* Attorn* de Com. B*nto\ We are obliged to the fame Gentleman for the Cop/ of the two following Epitaphs ; one bei' g on an Attorney, buried in the Church at Becclcs in Suffoik, the other on a Bailiff. HI C jacet Corpus Thomse Wrongey generofi, Uniuj Attorqatorum Curis Domini Regis de Banco apud Weftm. Juxta libertates & privilegia ejufdem Curise, tertio die Aprilis, privilegio fuo non obftante, morte arreftatur, bJc in fepulchri prifona detinetuf. Nec aliqul Legis fubtili-tate ab eadem ante generalem Goa]^ Deliberationem Libe-randum ; cum Chriftus' ad totiim terrarum drbem judi<� candura venerit.   

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