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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - August 15, 1752, London, Middlesex The i By Sir ALEXANDER Knt Cenfor of Price 3 AUGUST To be continued every SAT tr R DAY in the irnotique longa carent quia Vatt Wtbottt d Tear they witbbiit a Hard records tbeir HERE is a cer tain of the for which it be com rtion enough in the Peo ple of this we have 1 any adequate Term in our The they Jikcwiie want a Name for the called a Man fo affedted a Wyd which I hall not to tTunfH ocherwife by a Paraprr afl I unde land by fo inrpxicated with hts own great that he defpifts and overlooks all deher In this Senfe the Participle puflive of the Verb is ufed in r A VTfO TUt f WJCPOP i OCrj trmenr is in the Mouth of and ir is a very fine As no fays will to us when we are fo mttft they bear in tbeir Turn to be cefpifed by us when we are intoxicated with our This difdainful notwithftand ing its haughty am not much from no higher Principle fh n rank We en deavour to elevate ourfclves and to tie prefs left they fhouJd be brought into fome Competition with We are not fufficiently afTired of our own Footing in the Afcent and are afraid of fuffering any to come too near left they Ihould pull us and advance into our Ot this pitiful Temper of there no Perfons fo fceptible as the ofthe Not only fuch Authors as have been a little finguiar in their O pinions concerning their own and i in whom it feemsf more exttmble to bear a jealous Eye towards ochers bat even thofe have far out dripped thHr fel Nlow Courfers in the Race of ftrctch their fcornful Eyes behind to ex prefs their Difdain of the poor Wretches who are limping and crawling on at ever great a Many arex the Methods by which this PafTion is Ifhall mentiori only as it is much the molt and perhaps the moft This u a contemptuous A Treatment not much unlike ta that with which the Buccaneers formerly ufed to treat their quered En when they as thev phraicd hid them in Hlw ipany Names of great may fappofe to have been Sunk by thu baff Difpofitiori Homerv sis I re hach not perpetuated the Memory of a fimple unlefs that of Ther Who I make no from the Charafter gitren df torn in pBe lliadf an Author of no fmall And yet there were probably as many of the Function in thofe as there are ia this nay Homer himfelf in hff mentions the great which Poets then received in the Courts of all whence we may very reafonabiy conclude that they fwarmed ih thofe arid yet the Names of three only f of his Co temporaries have triumphed over the In juries of and the Malice of thrir Brethren fo as to reach our The who fcems to employed nb little Pains in the hath not been able to preferve ta us more than twohundred dovm to the Death of and yet we ate afc that the famous Alexandrian Li brary contained no lefs than fix hundred Thoufand of as the Hu mour of thofe Ages we may con ceive a iixth fart at leaft to have confifted of A mong the Latins how many i Names may we fuppofe to have been hid by the affected Taciturnity of who appears to have mentioned only thofe Writers of Quality to whom made his Court Of his FriendHorace he had not the Gratitude to take any much left ro repay thofe Praifes which this lat ter Poet had ib liberally beftowed Hdfece again fo full of Complt riients to of poor is al together as cruelly and invidioufly who lam dine of the beftnatured was of all Men moft profufe in the Praiies of his Cotemporaries V and yet even he hatn been guilty of Numberkfs were the Poets in his whofe Names are na wheret6 be fbund mMiis Works 5 nayhq hath played the IJuccaneer with ofie of whbm celebrated ty arid both tf them Thelearned Rea d6r well knows I mean the Illuftrious Names of Bavius and Maevius whofe Merits jtferi fq prevalent with that Were both his bitter ie could TJbt refrain from transmitting theni I wifh he had dealt as ge nefoufiy by all his and 1 make ndDoubtbut we fhould have been fur nilhed with fome huridfeds of Amdng olir own too have been guilty of this Had den communicated all thofe who drew their Pens agaihft he would haVe as many Names from Oblivion as a Latfd Jta but he ramr a fo his own that he overlooked and defpifed all tne who conilantiy I had almoft faid his un Jets they were fome other way befides by their fuch as weili and who was a Of all the chief Favorites ancf Prime Mtrafters of the the late Ingenious Pope moftfree from this fcornful He etftFloyed a whole Work forthe Purpofe of recording fuch Writers as no pne without his esccept he had lived at the fame Time and ih the i tfbis Paper h te fa ba4 the Uoiverfal Regifter next the Corner of CornWtt ;