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   Paynes Universal Chronicle Or Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1758, London, Middlesex                                PAYNE's Unfoertal O  R WEEKLY  G A Z E T T E. To be Publiihed every S A T U R D A Y, Price Two-Pence Half-Penny. From .SATURDAY, July 2?, .to SATURDAY, JirLr 29,. 1758^.   ,H'4 The Idler. xo-i6- PAID a vifityeft^rdajf.Jtpj my old friend Ned Drugget at;, his country, lodgings, Ned began, trade with via very fmall fortunes.he took a.fya.a\l houfe in.an obfcure ..ftreet, and- for, fome years dealt only �ure.tonants;-vKi^^ng-Aat%fe^�M!tf' make a heavjpurfe, he-was;content with.mqd'^-J rate profit-; having observed or he'ar.d.thejeffe^s! of'eivility, he bowed down to the, CQjintertedge. at the entrance and ;departure.. of., every cuf-tomer, lifterietl^ without impatience, to fcfie.obv-jeftions.'of the ignorant, and reiufed, without refehtment, the offers of. the penutfious* His all quartern of-- the town, and'frequented by me I was welcome into-tbe C^tty, d�a iflcedK every form of oftentatious Povertyi- Every -me, If I did not feel myfelg refreftedv >W&' maid, whofe misfortune it was.to be taller than then, defiredf that dinner mig^'b&Iia&iKfe' her Lady, matched ber gown at Mr. Drugget's j for frelh air atway^-fcarpened hjs-app^te'aaor and many a maiden who had pafied .a winter; ordered,meatoaft and a glafi ot.wuie^ftfr^ with her auntin London, dazzled theRufticks' walk-..He��^�me.j^b^^f^^Sfi. ather-return with cheap mie,ry which L>r�gget?;*o�nd ,n �turttn.ent, and wondered wfc*j>�|> had iupplied; His fhop-was often vifited in a morning: by Ladies who left their, coaches in the, next ftreet, and crept through the Alley in-' linen gowns.---Drugget knows the rank of his cuftoraers-by their.balhfulnefs, and when he finds theni unwilling to befeen, invites them Up ftairs, or retires wifh them to.the back window. . " I rejoiced, at the.ericreafing profperity of my, friend, and imagined that as he grewrichybe was. growing-happy. His mind has partaken, the inlargement.of his fortune. When I.ftepped in, for the firft five years, I was velcomed only kept .him - fo.. long qui of- the poultry� After dinner ^company, came an*. anAJWrvDraggec againjcepeated thepraifes^of the Country, re-* commended - the plea&re* of ��MfeditatioBf> and?  toldthem, that he had been a^'tnemorn^g^'at^'. the window^ counting, the carriage* as- tfiej^ paffedbefore-nira only Recreation was to. ftand at hi&.own door with a (hake,of-the hand; in' tne next-period and look into the ftreet. JHis dinner was fent o�his life,, he beckoned aerofs theway for a him .from a neighbouring Alehoufe, and he potofibeer; but, for fix years paft, he invites opened and mut the ftiop at a certain hour[with me to dinner; and, if .'he..befpeaksme.lthe'day his own hands../ �      before, never.fails to regale .me with a fillet His Reput^tipn, foon extended from one. end: of veal. i , o"f the ftreet. to the other, and Mr. Drugget's _ His riphes neither made him uncivil nor neg-exemplary conducT: was .recommended by every ligent: He role at the fame'hour, attended maftertp his apprentice, and by every father, with, the":fame, afijduity, and bowed with the to his fon. Ned was.,not only confidered :as=a fame gentlenefs.. But for fome years he has thriving Trader, but as a manof Elegance.and been-much inclined to talk of the fatigues of Pplitenefs, for he was remarkably neat in his bufinejs, and the confinement .of aihop, and drefs, and would wear his coat  thread-bare to wifh that he had been. fo .happy as to have-' without fpotting it; his hat was always brufhed^ renewed his uncled Jeafe^of,a farm, that he his-ihoes glofly, his.wig liicaly curled,-and his. roight have live.d without noife andhurr\', in .a ftockings without a wrinkle. With fuch quali- pure, air, in the artlefs. fociety of hon'eft Vil-fications it was not very difficult for him to gain lagers, and the contemplation of the works o: the.heait.of Mils Comfit,., the only daughter of-Nature. . ,   "�: the;vcau^elof my friends Ned is oneofthofe whofe happinelsmarriage Philofophy, He thought himfelf grown -rich has,.encreafed. His wife had the.fame difpofi- enough tg have a lodging in. the country, like tion with himfelf, and his method of lifs was the Mercers oh Ludgate-Hiu-, and was re'iblved very little changed, except that he difmiffed the to enjoy himfelf in the decline,of Iffel 1 This lodgers from the firft floor and took the whole was a revolutipn,not to tie made fuddenly. He .houfe into his pwii hands. talked* three years of the pleai'uresof the Qoun- He had already, by his parnmony, accumur. try^ but pafted every night over, his own ftiop lateda confiderable fum,to which theibrtune But at laft heretolved to be happy,, and. bij-ed a of his.wife was now added^ From this time'he lodging in the Country, that he may fteal fome ^OnUap* July 24^-'  : frdm the London GfXtji.. -,. . TTTE nave nbtfSrea �B*.#�,ffl-other quavers it feems ^^r^^bftfe* � 1r. began-to: grafp at greater acquifitions,. and was hours in the week from bufinefs; for, fays he always ready, with money in his hand, to pick" luben a man. advances in life be loves to entertain up the refufe of a Sale, or to buy the Stock of himfelf fometimes  itb Bis onun thoughts a Trader who retired^ from bufinefs.   He foon    Iwas'invitedto this feat of qniet andcontern-added his;parlour to his fhop, and was obliged, plationamong thofe whomMr.Druggetconfiders a.few months afterwards, to hire a wacehouie.   as. his ;mo;ft reputable friends, and defires to -   He had how a Shop fplendidly and copioufly make the .firftwitneires of. his elevation to the - furnifhed^ with everything that, time had in- higheft dignities.of a Shopkeeper.- I found him jure4;or fafhion had degraded, with fragments at Islington,;, in a room which overlooked the of-tiflu.es, odd. yards of brocade, vaft bales of high road, amufing himfelf with looking thro' faded filk, and innumerable.boxes of aiitiquated the window, which  the- clouds of dull would ribbons. His fhop was foon celebrated through not fuffer him to open,. He embraced me, told all accounts of the advantage, gained byj;the An* lbrians were greatly. jexaggerat^dK^n^^atiHf-, reality, they had-gained littleor no^advanta�s over the Pruffiaas.. The raifingthefiegeiof OW-rautz c.ontiruj5sj:o be believed^t ^la&ija^J&iag of Pruffia is faid to have, aflembled blowhole ar^  my atL^ttau, withoutaay Iois> A. large^cirpao^. PrutfiaQS is advancing^outofjSitefia,4oiPaniatib�*.. Rufiians oh one fide, whJlftjC/oun�Px>Sna^wkh>* tiis army, h marchingta-them am the other. ^ Cobgntjuly 14. Yefterday moramgtfaeFrench^ forced, the arfenal of this rree^j^ipaLdty, anA took out fuch'cannon as-they-wanted', tadejfemdt� the bridge they have.bullt over the Rbine� u Headquarters atJjre . haifars^ and a much-greater nunJ^.o^5a||6k^^; but without any confiderableadvai^g(^^^eh^'. tide. General Fermer encamp�atp^e�^|�tweeQr �-Tucltal*and Gcnitz,an"d his vanrgnaijl ^a^gp-^,'* ced.asjar as .the frontiers, of^JS^f Iggg^fr* Turin, June zZ. Mpiid^y th&j^&i%J^^t^.t% Duke of Savoy's birth-day^ his Ro^al.H|ghM^;-*  tecdyed th^eompl^ients^i'i^e^^nlpB^ifS^^. tod of the Nobility, asufu3l.~T^ with his ion the Duke oilNocera, and.hisda^gp>.-terthebride of ^n9e;Saj^,S%e^^'a^^%8E^-.-. iiig at Turin .three .days, fat;iouj^i^Ly03^:in|'=.-the night,of "the 2,5th.. iJiiftf^^^m^U^ijf^-, \    ' � Advicesby a Mail from FIaaders.;.        , HambzirgtJztlj .14^-They-write from, V&gfajj$t tfiat'the id "of "OiStdber is.fixed for theaflfoai^g of the Diet, in which an attempt w^ltemjade tb eftahliih. the ibccefilon Jt�- theth^^|�^nfi Houfc'of Saxonj1. The CLbwntJenimjO^Fa-   

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