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Phoenix Or Weekly Miscellany Improved (Newspaper) - November 14, 1792, London, Middlesex No. ao.) THE PHOENIX; (id. o r, WEEKLY MISCELLANY IMPROVED. Wednesday, Nvo. 14, 1792. Account of bridge frodsham, the Rofcius of York. BIUDGE FRODSHAM was the Ton of an ancient family in Chefhire, of the town of Fiodfham, ten miles from Chefier, being the half way between Wigan and that city. He had a quick genius aided by a liberal education, which was begun at Weftminfter, though inaufpiciouily interrupted by youthful imprudence. He was born in the year \ 734, and entered at Weftminfter fchool in the year 1746, at the fame time that that feminary received the prefent biihop of Peterborough, George Colman, efq; and the late-unfortunate and diffipated Robert Lloyd. Mr Frodfham remained but a few years at Weftminfter, before he ran away and joined a company of players at Leicefter, where he was noticed and encouraged by John Gilbert Cooper, jun. elq; who then refided at that town. From thence in a fhort time he removed to York, in which company he continued during the reft of his life.- " He was," fays Mr Wilkinfon, from whofc memoirs the chief part of the remainder of this article is taken, " naturally a good aclor in fpite of himfelf; for though London improves and matures, and is the molt enviable theatrical fitua-tion, yet genius will be found in every rank, foil, and ftation. But his mind, his understanding, and fuperabundant good qualities, were all warp-U
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