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  • Location: London, Middlesex
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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - April 25, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER DRAWGANSIR Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 APRIL 1752 To be continued every TUESDAY and Odf frofanum I hate profane Si N this very learned and enlightened Agej in which Authors are almoft as numerous as I doubt not but yourjCorre fpondents furnifli you with afufficient Quan tity of wafte I perhaps may to the Heap for as Men do not always know the Motive of their I may pofllbly be induqed by the fame Sort of Vanity as other puny Authors have to defire to be in But I am very wdl atisfied with you for my and if you Ihould not think proper to take any Notice of the Hint I have here fent I fhall conclude that I am an imper tinent but that you are a judicious and impartial In my own I muft fty that I am never better pie a fed than when I fee extraordinary Abilities employed in the Support of his Honour and who has fo bountifully bellowed Tis for this Reafon that I wifh you would take fome Notice of the or rather Scory here fent my Travels weft ward laft I lay at an Inn in remarkable for its pleafant and the obliging Behaviour of the a downright had an awkward Sort of Polite arifing from his good that was very if I may be al lowed the was a Sort of good Breeding As I intended to make a prcrty long Journey the next I rofe time enough to behold that glorious Lu minary the Sun fet out on his which by the bye is one of the fined Sights the Eye can behold j and as it is a thing feldom feeh by People of unlefs it be at the Theatre aif Covent I could not help laying fome Strefs upon it The Kitchen in this Inn was a very pleafant Room I therefore called for fome fat me in the Window that I might enjoy the Profpecl which the Coun try and a more beautiful one is not in the Power of Imagination to This Houfe was ituated on the Top of a and for two Miles below it Mea enlivened with Variety of and adorned with a greater Variety of firft caught my At the Bottom of this Vale ran which feemed to promife Coolntfs and Refrefli ment to the thirfty The Eye was next with Fields of Corn that jnade a Kind of aA which sto ter m inated by a at the Top of which appeared a verdant fituate as k were in the where the Sun was juft and peeping oer the which was at this Time covered with gilded it over with his and terminated my View in the rnoft agreeable Manner in the In a the elegant Simpli city of every Object round filled my Heart with fuch and furnifh ed my Mind with fuch pleafing Media as made me thank Heaven I was But thisSrate of joyous Tranquil lity was not of long Duration I had fcarce began my when my Ears were fakjted with a genteel and the Noife of a Pair of Slippers defcending the StairCafe and foon after I beheld a Con trail to my former being a very beauifh with a huge laced Hat on as big as Piftols in the Play a Wig fomewhat and a Face which at once gave you a perfect and His which before were fcarce he fixt on me with a Stare which teftified and his Coat was immediately thrown open to difplay a very handfome fecondhand Gold laced In one Hand he had a Pair of in the other a Hanger of mighty both of with a graceful he placed a Then advancing to wards the who was Handing by he faid by Landlord your Wine damnable I dont replied the Landlord it is generally reckoned pretty for I have it all from 1 ray who is your WineMerchant fays the Man of Im A very great fays the in his Way perhaps you may know his Name honeft be and I have many a Bottle of Claret together be is one of the moft confiderable Merchant5 in the the Leg is hellijh damnable poorj for I dont fuppofe he is worth a Far j j i j thing more than a hundred tboufand Pound onfy a tbafi aM be is tok our LordMayor ntxt I aflc Pardon that is not the for our Kirbys Name is not fays the tbaf s bis Brother tbey are Partners I fays the you are out for that tleman has no your with you and fays the as if I jhould not know letter tbato you country Pttfs 2 who have lived in Lon don all my I alk a thoufand fays the Landlord I hope no cries the We Gentlemen knew how to make Allowance for your Then ilepping to the with an audible Voice he called the and in a very graceful Accent your you cockefd Son of a bring me my Boots Did not you hear me call Then to the Faith that Wbatdecallimi tbeExcife is a joljy fays the he is a merryiih Sort of a fays the As for that Scbwlmqfteri he is the queereft Bitch lever faw he koh as if be could net fay Boh to a I fays the he reckoned to be a ddperate good Scoflard about and the Gentry likes turn for he undsr This Paper is to he bad at the Univerfal Regiftcr next the Corner vf Cornhill ;