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  • Location: London, Middlesex
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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - April 28, 1752, London, Middlesex The By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 APRIL To be continued every TUESDAY and Natio Comceda We are a Nation of T is the Advice of to train up a Child in the Way he hall go and this in the Opi nion of Quintilian can never be under taken too He indeed begins his Inftitution even with the very The wife Man very plainly fup pofes a previous Determination in the Parent in what Way he intends his Child fhall go For witkout having fixed this with it will be irrrooffible for any Man to fulfil Now all the Ways of in in this Men walk and in which they fo marnfeftly intend to train their feem to to be reducible to two the Way of fpending an Eftate and the Way of get ting Thefe may in this be called the two great high Roads in this As to the it is much the lefs beaten and frequented as it re quires a certain Viaticum obvious to the which is not in the PofTeflion of everyone in this Way therefore the el deft Sons of great and Heirs of great Can only be The Methods of training are no more than both very eafy and appofite it is therefore no Wooder that they are both purfued with very little De viation by almoft every The one which is univerfally in the contains very few and thefe extreemly fimple t fuch as Drink with other rural The which is proper to ttie and in deed to the higher is fomewhat more This includes Danc Tra French Connoifleur and perhaps two or three other lefs material But the great and difficult Point is that of training Youth in the other great in the Way to get an as in our Journey over vaft and wide the many different Tracks are apt to beget Incertainty and and we are often extremely puzzled which of thefe to chufe for our and which to recommend to our The moft beaten Tracks in this Road are thofe of the fuch as the the the In fome one of the younger Children of the Nobility and Gentry have ufually been often with very ill Succefs arifing fometimes from a partial Opinion of the Talents of the and more often from flattering ourfelves with Hopes of more Intereft with the than we have really To all thefe Profeffions many Things may be as we fhallprefently when we compare thern with a Path in which lam about to recommend to my and which we hall find clear from moft of the Objections that may be raifed againft any Without further the Way of Life which I mean to is that of the in I fhall hope for the to fee feveral of our young Nobility and Gentry trained and particularly thofe of the mpft promifing In the firft Place the Stage at prefent promifes a much better Provifion than any of the Profeffions For tho5 per haps it is true that there arc in the the the the fome fewPofts which yield the PogHTprs great er Profit than is to be acquired on the Stage yet thefe bear no Proportion to the infinite Numbers who are trained in the icycrai and who almoft literally The Income of an Actor of any is from fix to twelve hun dred a Year whereas that of twothirds of the Gentlemen of the Army is confi derably under one hundred the In come of ninetenths of the Clergy is lefs than a Year and the Profits in the to ninetynine in a amount not to a fingle And as for thofe few Pofts of great E upon which we all caft our as the Adventurers in a Lottery do on the few great if we impartially examine our own how few of us fhall dare afpire fo high whereas on the fcarce any Abilities are re and we fee Men whom no body allows to deferve the Name of en joying Salaries of and five hundred a if we confider the great Pains and theHeadachs and the Heart which tead up to the Top of either the Army or the i ftudet optatam cuffu contingerc Mult a This Consideration will fufficiently courage our efpeciaJly when on the other Hand we may on the Stage leap all at once into Eminence and if we ex pect no more than four or five hundred Pound for the firft Year of our our Demands will be thought And farther in any of the all our Abilities will be thrown and all our Time and Labour unlefs we have other Ingredients to recommend Unlefs we have fome powerful Friend or or fornc beautiful Wife or Si we mall never procure an Opportu nity of mewing the World what we are whereas to the Stage no Intereft is necefia ry to introduce The publifhing the Name of a Gentleman who acted Ixfore in the will fill the Houfe as furely if ht propofed to get ino a and no Manager is afhamed Paper is to be bad at the Univerfal Regifter next tie Corner of Corohill ;