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   Morning Chronicle And London Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 17, 1774, London, Middlesex                                $ H I P   'NEW $ I ' 'Dial,-Jan.-15; WmdW. Arrived and failed for the:: River, the Aft^'S^eti fm Alicant, wid'Port Pacquetj^Babs, fin Oporto. Came'down-and remain the-PiU,"GHdgerj and Francis, Gockbum>�fbr liisbori j Nancy,-Coatfon, for Maryland j'Hunter, Curry, tor Turky,:fand Judith, Currin, focNewrv. " Gravefendyjan. 74'. Paft by the Sim, Boucher, fjnv Mary; and; -Young Meteiear, Gibear, and FrOw Engr-' nor Andrew,fm FrieftanoV    " * \ Arrived at-Grenades;-the Peggy, Mine, with 400-flaves. . At Port L*Orient, BbutdeauxPacquet, Jehkirf9, ftri BouixJeaux. . PORT  of LONDON,  Jan. 15,   1774. CLEARED   OUTWARD J. '   ' ' For Amfterdam, the Union, Foppes. Cork, Mary, Burrows. Oftend, St. John Baptifl, Daufsy.   " < Dunkirk, London Merchant, Wigraore. Zurickzee, Ox, de Geep. for the Morning, Chronicle. To   Mr.   REDDISH. SIR, IN the Morning Chronicle of Saturday laft, you have folemnly allured the public^ that you are not the author of any anonymous letters, which have been publiftie*! relative to the School for Wives. You were in the right not to fiwear upon this occafion. You tlaftd in fo peculiar a point of view, that the publicwill as reidily believe your nvord as your oath, and after being hackney'd in the manufacture of affidavits, a peremptory affertion, at halt carries a greater of no/eky. Jt is unlucky, however, Mr. Reddifh, that your folemn affirmation is not a little morefa-tisfaclory. You only declare, S r, that you are not the author of the letters reL'ti^e to the School for Wiels valuable, making it of general utility, giving us Britons an invaluable privilege .Superior to other nations. On this advantage I claim your admitting this, a place in your paper, Mr. Woodfall. I wifh not to depreciate merit, or to take from it the leaft particle it has title to, for he that does, betrays, a rancorous heart, and bafe defigns. Praife fhould be given* where praife is due; but fulfome encomiums and injudicious applaufe, muft ever leave the givers dpen to detection and Jhatne, for arrogating to themfelves -a knowledge of that of which their panegyrift difcovers their ignorance of, placing them in a contemptible view to judges of real merit and genius, for proclaiming (themfelves fools) what their filence might conceal; yet they are lefs culpable than the artful, whofe prolific .praifes run for venal purpofes and, iiniftet^ views ; fome from both thefe clafles have trumpeted ',Kav6Tteem on the greatnesfs, ;of its excellence j^bnt can they^longer haye' the efffbnte'ry;-itfifay^thetf6is-'anj)''in -the1 fabrej; plot, langtai^ c^'rhufic?',Surely, no ; rfdria|F ^at^is'^e|^^m^^: iti ^ft,lteVir^!co^plex^p^ a firitifh theatre.   I- fhall iivith freedom gi*�P thy opinion oh it^ unawed by} Mr. Garrifci|, : his dependants, fycophant?, and" id|>iH%s^ the: may hold me as wanting judgment aridF candour to treat of it,, yet % at once pronounce: -iM void of merit, mtc*= humour, thd'reverjr "artifice has been tr^d'tb ftrain our;wills to a: liking of the fickly,f|>ailing, heavy,/fing-fong,; exotic tale.   Yourcprrefpona^ent of Tuefdaiy \^>$&&>^4*J-&$&fy$n* fliews a barren-nefs -of judgmont and. commdh^fenfe in his acconnt of it.   To what poor .advantage-has he fperit thirty-five years a frequent att^darit jph dtamatic>eJ>refehtations, when be e^preffes himfelf fo highly in favour of a puppet-fhew piece.  His account of it is full of errorf^hd -falfe-infinuatipn*; and where he has happened to be right, it is mdre the effect of chance . than:knowledge.   The ctirtain he has alluded to, I yield to be mafterly executed, and dif-;covers the-hand of a great artift ; but in this he has Stumbled on a falfhood, as on; enquiry I find it to be-painted by Mr. Carver, the firft painter in Drury-lane theatre.  His comparing the mafic of it to Handel's, Pur-cel's, and Arne's beft compofitions, is an in-fult of the higheft nature to the' admirers of itbofe unequalled hiafters of mu'fic,' whofe beil compofitions as far exceed Dibdin's in greatnefs, as Garrick is fuperiorin "power of acting to his drudge Ackman, and here the difference is exceedingly "great.   The fcenery I allovv for the moft part to be finely painted, but they are not Mr. Cluterburgh's (for fo I fhall call his friend in future) but Meff. Car? ver, and French : there is too much ofc it, and it feems more for fhow than the demands of the pfeee j "the fuddea tranfifions of the. colours on the wings have a good effect.  The piece in itfelf is a very falmangundy ; tho' it has had every aid that �rt or invention could yield it, Garrick like a fkilful artift has touched it in every part he found an opportunity. Wefton, the firft low comedian, he has mefa-morphofed into a punch, and a finger of *qual merit he fends a running leap into hell to combat wirji dsenions' and devifs; he foon returns conqueror and unhurt; amazing�V,eir-riou I O vvdhder-working Garrick ! I hope he will order his machinift Meffink to make a panfomime the fequel to it; as like he may let u� know what the author of the Tale has kept fecret from us, for at prefent, after three hours clofe obfervance of ir, we find ourfelves as uninformed of its meaning as twhat we were at firft; fuch fihg fohg ftupidity may (bit an Italian theatre,'but let not us-chafe from our ftages the. productions of thofe Eng-lffh poets who have immortalized themfelves by the greatnefs of their writings.    Have Rofcius and Colman entered into a league to banifh from their ftages merit and genius ; and fubflitute in their room whatever their exuberant fancy is pleafed to give? Sir Nicholas Nipcldfe with -propriety depicted Garrick contemptuoufly treading ort the works of the illuftrious Shakefpeare, Johnfton, Otway, and Rowt.with Meffink, his machinift, in waiting with hisppekets fluff, d with plans of panto-I mimes, procefliohs, jubilees, and inftallations; Ivwould now.have the print altered, Meffink taken out, Cluterburgh put in his Head, with a port folio filled with defigns of Italian Operas, French dances, and buffoonery.   Let foreigners of every denomination fupply the place of our natives, fuch. as painters, actors, actreftes, mufkians, dancers, fingers,  ma-cbinifts, mechanics, taylors, rhantua-makers, barbers, hair-dreffers, and candle-fnuffers, for who can refufe to pay implicit obedience lo the will of Garrick ? Let not thofe of oar own nation wanting bread give us pain, as, we oblige foreigners, who for fmall gaifr would politely and mercifully cut our throats, and when they get a fortune, quit us to fpend ia their 9wn countries what our partiality and folly heaped upon them.   I hope to live to fee the time when Englifh fpirit and tafte will revive, and take place of imported foHy and fhnovatkm.        I am, A lover of my country, A foe to its enemies, _        J- H. To the Printer of trie Moat ninc Chronicle: S I R, THE following Lines were" wrote by a young lady, for the amufetnent of her friends, in confequence pf a letter figned' Une Aime d'la Vertu, publifhed in your paper: of the 8th inftant. If yoii think they have merit, by ptiblifhing them in your next, you .will pblige Your Cpnftaht Reader, Jan. 12, 1774. E. H. Wpu'd Heaven fome true criterion fend, On which frail judgment might depend j Many a decent fair   -Wou'd, for the brave, the generous, youth, JVell train'cT in hotior and in truth,       . ; A preference declare. -xiiMi tiycuiiumeiyaeam }^ vice \tt^MM&iC% ~i>-l\- That'HVesih^fflly'sbVeajh *      ' -  ; ",/B^i^h^^pblenejs^fep^        -. : ' That does each t%^litVjtopV^.fe>nt�>id� .   ;Of injury-ot offence,.; : i ,Wejghis right and wrong in wifdom's. fciile, Nor fpffers cuftpm to oreyail- , V;;,>-. ' ^ . .�5;" -bi-Ag3??^ ail^throoni^enfei/f! Oqr'li6lplefe'fe�fl;!wi^-tpfinVii'St--i : Great ifeoftbiKty of1bniii&+      -v 1? vegetahles ajone, asafpecincJn all Venereal and Scorbutic.diforders,''as well as a fovereigrvreftorer,of nature,; after tthe.;conftitu.tton.;ha^- received . repeaced flio'eks from mercuVial'.'preparafiohs, has b'eeri fuffici-ently proved byinariy teflitnoriials of undoubted yera-c ty'; but as a further con oborating evidence of its genuine;quality,,ith; public are referred to the following recent, cafe. � .. i C  A   S   Ej - A Gentleman pf tWs city, had been afflicted 'with S- moft -Bialfgnaiit ulcerated thf6at," attended with other difagreeablefymptornifor about eighteen months, during which time he was.un
                            

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