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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - April 4, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Knt Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 APRIL To be continued every TUESDAY and SATURDAY Pudet hec opprobria JLt did fc true tis and Pity tis F all the Oppreffions which the Rich are guilty feems to be none more im pudent arid unjuft than their Endea vour to rob the Poor of a which is rnoft clearly the Property of the Not contented with all the Hono aftd a thoufand other proud Epithets which they exad of the and for which they give in Return nothing but and fuch they have kid violent Hands on a to which they have not the leaft Pretence or Sha dow of any The Word I mean is the Comparative of the Adjective namely as it is ufually exprefled in the Plu ral Number Appella tive which all the Rich utuVp to them and mod Jhamefully ufe when they fpeak or to the Poor For do we not every Day hear fuch Phrafes as Do not be ffwcgtoyostr Learn to behave yourfdf before your BET Pray knowyour It is pofllble that tbe Rich have been fo long in Pofieffion that they may now laya Kind of prefcriptive Claim to the Property but however that I doubt not but to make it ap that if the Word Better is to be underftood as the Comparative of Goodr and ismeant to convey an Idea of fuperi it is with the higheft Im propriety applied to Com parifon with the And this I the rather as the Ufurpation which I would hath produced a very great Mifchief in Society for the Poor having been de ceived into an Opinion for monftrous aff it fuch an Opinion hath prevailed that the Rich are their have been taught to and of Confe quence to imitate the Examples of ought to have defpifrd while tire Rich on the contrary are mif led into a falfe Contempt of what they ought to and by this Means lofe all the Advantage which they might draw from contemplating the Lives of thefe their real then let us imagine to a Perfon wallowing iir and lolling in his his Mind torn with Am and every other bad and his Brain diffracted with Schemes to deceive and fupplant fome o ther to cheat his Neighbour or perhaps the what a glorious Ufe might fuch a Perfon deri e to as he rolled through the Outfkirts of the Town by due on the Lives who dwell Stalls and Cellars What a noble LtiTon of true Chriftian Patience and Contentrnent may fuch a Perfon learn from his who enjoy higheft Cheerfulnefs in their poor their Minds being diflurbed by no unruly rior their by any r ickjng Cares for an Ex ample of Temperapce In the linking Kicchins of the or trader the hum ble Roofs of the Poor Where for Pru dence but among thofe who have the fcweft Defires Where For but among thofe who have every natural Evil to ftruggle with I there will be little Difficulty in knowing where we are to find our Betters For to this Virtue there can be more op than Whenever therefore we obferve Pefrfons ftretching up their Heads and looking with an Air tempt on all around we piay be well allured there is no Modefty In deed I yet heard it enumerated a mong all the bad Qualities of an Oyfter womari or a that a great deal of and conieqXierufy there is at lead Poffibilitythat fuch may have a grefat peal whereas it is abfolutely impoffible that thofe to whom much Tride jfhould have any Tincture of its oppolite Nor are the Pretenfions of thefe fame Betters lefs ftrongly fupported in exalted Virtue of wiinefs daily Exam pieswhich they give of it in their own a Manwas punifhed for his Crimes the Greeks faid he Now this is a Gift almoft tonally eoriSried to the and it is a which they very feldom fail of making as any very Who fenymbcr to have feen a rich Man the Carls Tail And how felcfom I am forry to fay it are fuch exalted to the or Ten fenced to Transportation And for the more namely the capitfiiPilnifh how rarely Jo we fee them exe cuted on the Rich Whereas their Bet to their great Honour be it do very all1 thefe Gifts of the other Part have it niubtimorc in thtlf Power to ferve by fame Regird to this Vi As for iris a Matter which I fhall handle with great Delicacy and concerns that lovelyPart of the for vyhom I have the fincereft On this Head I fhall only that if our Ladies of Fafhion were fome for Variety only to take a Ride throogH they might find Sme ibmg in the Air there as wholefome as in that of It be objected to what I have huherto that I have ONLY mentioned the Cardinal poffibly from1 Epithet af them areat prefent held in fo little that rio Man is conceived to for poffifijhg or trie worfe for wanting I will now therefore proceed to a Matter fo ncccflary to the genteel Characterthat afuperior Degree of ExceJFence in it hath been uni Verially allowed by all in the rnoft effential to conftituce cur My fagaciojs I make no already perceives I am going to mention cLe as of a Gentleman 9 and perhaps it fonrurly was fo but at prefent it is fo far if our People of Fafhion will examine the Mat ;