Sunday, November 5, 1730

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Grub-Street Journal (Newspaper) - November 5, 1730, London, Middlesex Grub-ftreet Numb. 44; CSttttffcaft NOVEMBER $, 1730. Tm Matcellus eris. Virg. lotle Authors of the Grub-Jlreet. Journal. from Mr. E. Ward'/ Mufaum, Tulwcod"s Rents, Holborn, Qcl. 3-i, I73�- Gentlemen,' Doubt not but, by, this time, you hnvc feen a CONGRATULARY (as the Author is pleafed to call it) Poem, addrefs'd to the defervedly". popular Humphry Parsons, Efqi and \vritten by the elegant pen of our Landlord, long Famous, for felling good Ale and Verfe. The "Poem I mention is held in fuch high efteem by his Cuftomers, that tbey^pronounceit by far to outdo Shakes-eeaR, or Milton, it being in the Theobaldine ftile j and indeed a coinpleat body of that fpecies of Poetry. Nay> fo great an effeft has it lately had, that a Coffee Boy in the neighbourhood, of a furprifing and growing Genius, has, by reading it twice over, produced, the following Specimen of his Wit, fo like the Original, that 'tis next an impoffibiliry to diftinguifh one from t'other; and I defy all the Poets on earth ever to do the like. To A Merman Parfons, our new Lord Mare. OParfons ! thou who brew'ft the bell of drink, How glad am I that thou art made Lord Mare J And that, as how, thou art for to be fo ' Twelve good long Months, not neither more nor lefs. Thy houfe is free to all that come and go, Todrink their fkins full of thy famous beer; Which is as clear as fack," as ftrong as brandy, And makes'the Citizens as drunk as Lords. ' I'll never pafs thy doors, but I will call, And take a fwigg and whilft I ftagger home, Til fing thy fame to all eternity. P.S. This young Gentleman is now reading Shake/pear Iteftor'd, lent him by a neighbouring Bookfeller, and begins already to. fhew a mortal antipathy to Pope, threat-uing to write againft him, in imitation of Theobald and Ward i if fo, woe to poor Alexander ! we are told he will begin the attack, by Epigrams, in the Daily Journal, and carry on the war, from fix penny to fix fhilling Pam- ?hlets, till he has made his adverfary for ever quit the field. 7hat more occurs you fnall hear from time to time, by Your humble Servant, Be us'd in heaven, when God fhall feaft the Juft: 3 Approv'd by all, and lov'd fo well, Tho' young (like fruit that's ripe) fhe fell. A pkee having been allowed the celebrated Mrs. Old-field in Weftminfier-Abbey; I hope our chafle Readers will not be offended at the refpect paid to her memory in the following Poem. To the Memory of Mrs. Anne Oldfeild. STAY PafTenger a while, relu�tent fee, What Beauty is, and what thy felf fha!t be, How foon the faireft Lilly will decay; And warrne/r. Beings, are the coldeft C.ay, Tyrannick Death ! 2t thy approach we ft!!, And thou, regardlefs, lay'ft thine Hands on all. From Infancy, to Youth, to riper Ni ears> From Man mature, to Age's flaxen hairs: The Victor and the Victim equal laid, With him that drove thi." plough^ and us'd the fpade, But here ! - the mirror of the Englifh ftagfj NToT worn by Troubles, nor o eroome by Ago>) Yields her to Deaths fupremer row'r, a Have, And frozen lies imprifon'd in the grave: Juft a'' the Autumn of her years cut down, And e're her belu'y fades, her life is gone. Per; ,' here!-the poor remains of Oldfield lay, Gay >vas the Pit whenever fhe was gay> Coquetts would blufh and Jihs would envy bear, To fee themfeives lo well s ei formM in her j While every Air, our admiration draws, And ev'ry Exir^ eocho'd with applaufe: But when our Scottish Mary was her Part, Or Martia figfrng for her Juba's heart; r when entbrall'd with Sophonisba's cares, The ctage became a fea of brh>y tears. The following Epigram comes from Newbbld fiipet Avon. I am a flranger to the fubjeft of it ; but, as it feems to be written with fome fpirit, I could not forbaar inferting it in this Paper. 1" H E Furies at a time in confult met, Who next to Satan fhou'd in triumph fit: Dulnefs her heavy arguments propbs'd, And Envy all her poys'nous veins difclos'd : Ill-nature next arofe in furly ftate, Hold, fays Sir Satan, end your grand debate. A mortal in iuperior merit Hands, Have you forgot-my old friend P-rf-n H-- ? To him, next me's the mighty Empire due, He's Dullnefs, Envy, and Ill-nature too. LONDON. C. Cpurant. P. PoJiBoy. D.P. Daily Poft. D.J. Daily Journal. E. r. Evening Poft. S. J. S. James's Even- Poft. V/. E. Whitehall Even. Pofi L. E. London Even. Poft. L. J. London Journal. F. Fog's Journal. Cr. Craftsman. Un. Sp. UniverfalSpectator. Thursday, 03. 29. 1 On tuefday one Chriflopher Cormick, with i other men, came to Mrs. Kilham at the golden hind in Red-crof>:breet to drink, and carried off a quart filver tar> kard, which being immediately miffed, her foil went out after them, and took Cornick near Cripplegate Church, with the tankard upon him } the other two made off, and being carried before Sir William Billers, wa committed to newgate. Ibid. P. D P. S J. The proper inftruments having pafs'd the Great feal for the reltoration of the eftates of Coll. Charteri.% Jately forfeited on his attainder for Felony, we hear he lets out next week to take pofTefhon of thole in Middlefex, Lanca-fhire and Weflmoreland. Ibid. E P. On tuefday lafl died at his houfe in Tibbald's-Row, Rd-bert Cunningham, Efq; univerfally regretted by all that knew him, being a perfon that entirely devoted his life to the fervice of God, and the good of mankind. Ibid. EP. SJ. Ifaac Hill, a foldier in the third regiment of guards* was committed to prifon for Gripping his wife ftark ^naked, and whipping her with a cprdj which occafioned her to cry out murder in the miedle of the night; and alio for drawing his ftvord upon the conftable and watchmen. DP. DJ. EP. SJ.-/ think the shippers of the Bridewels about tozun ought to enter an aiiion againft that fellow for invading their office in fo jcanda-lous a manner. Laft night a dumb peal was rung at S- Bride's, Fleet-ftreet, on account of the death of Mr. Patrick, Weather-glafs-maker ; alio a famous ringer, and a great promoter of that art. DP. DJ. EP. S J. The Hon. Air. Spencer Cow per, only Brother to the EarlCowper, is preparing himfelf to go into holy orders: he is a ftudent of Exeter College Oxford, and about 18 yeara &f age* a young Gentleman of great �xpecbtkn. Ibidi

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