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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - February 25, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 FEBRUARY 1752 To be continued every TUESDAY and Homo fum nibil huntani a me alienum Tarn a Mm anJbave an Inter eft in the Concerns of all other N eminent French man now in his Letters on the caft a Reflexion on which we by no Means prefent fays no more refemble their the Days of Oliver than the modern Italians refemble the antient The Satire as theContext plain ly is Jewelled at the Bravtry of our prefent Countrymen the Irijuftice of which all thofe French who were prefenc at the late Battles in Germany and Flan ders have very freely and loudly acknow Had one of our Allies indeed been no more deficient in Bravery or In tegrity at the great at France had pofiibly felt the Force of gliflv Valour on that fatal with as bitter lamentations as the Fields of Cref fy or of Blenheim or Ramelie had ever occafioned and our glorious General as he deferred no fo would he have gathered no lefs than the moft fuccefsful of his Predecefibrs had been ever crowned In real we are by no Means degenerated in Valour from our Ancef to The Britifh Lion is ftill as formi dable as I arn afraid I cannot fay the fame of every other In that particularly which hath been faid fo pe culiarly to belong to that the Word which implies cannot be adequately rendered into any other I fear we have very fenfibly begun to The and the Word which I is Good Nature a in tho there is little of glaring Pomp and there is much of folid and intrinfic if it be not it is in the highfft Degree aimable if it doth not conftitute the it adorns the and is efiential to the Chrif tiaii This I am forry to feems of late Years to have decreafed among us and the Reafon of this Decreafe is but too In the worthieft human there are fome fmall innate Seeds of which it is greatly in our Power cither to fuffocate and or to forward and improve their till they bloffom and bear their poifonous Fruit for which execrable there is no Manure fo effectual as thofe of Scurrility and That our our and ourPrefs have lately abounded with all I be readily admit ted nor is it difficult to trace thefe horrid Evils to their Source Party is indeed the Fountain whence all have This it was which firft fet all our malig nant Humour and taught us to to malign and to vilify each Very mifchievotis is this Spirit of Par ty of and very bad were the Con fequences which it produced but they ended not Bad Paflions being once kindled in the Mind are not fo eafiiy ex There fo much Pleafure in their that in ftead of defiling to we are apt to apply eurfelves only to procure them the in which they This is a Matter tco well and Numbers are confequently ready to get their Livelihood by adminrftring this Fuel to Thus whilft our great Men are at Peace among and the Prefs and other Engines of Party are no longer ufed to fpread Political the loweft of the People lay hold on thofe very Engines to deal forth Food to Ma lignity and all thofe noxious PafTions which Party had are fed with every Kind of Scandal and Inftead of purfuing this difagreeable Subject any I will preient my Reader with a Pithire of a very different Temper of Mind and then leave it with him to oppofe the amiable Charac which is here drawn at full to that Sketch which 1 have given him I will only that it is greatly within his Power to reftmble which of the two in other Words to imi tate the moft benevolent and or the moft wicked and bafe of all S From what I have read of and from what I have heard from fome Perfons who know have concluded that you poflefs in an eminent that which of all othfcrs I moft Lmean have therefore ventured to fend Character whom may imagine an you will perhaps think a Without further Preface I am now in the fixtyfifth Year of my and a Batche I have an Income of five hundred a and have no near Relation in the indeed any Relation with whom I am When I tell you I am a Batchelor at thefe I would not have you conclude that I am an Enemy to the tender In Truth I have loved one of them much too well for my I loft her within a few Days of our intend ed and ftill and ever cherifti her dear From the Day of that grievous Lofs to I have never enjoyed but one Pleafure beyond trifling and the common Satisfactions of our ordinary and that iswill you believe the Pleafure I receive from feeing and hearing the Hap pinefs of other It is natural for the Mind of Man to hunt after thofe Objeds in which it takes and to fhun thofe which give it Pain for which Reafon I am a conftant Frequenter of Scenes of innocent and and run from the Reverfe as I would from a I do not mean by this that I al ways Ihun the Unfortunate on the contra whenever I can by my by my or by my relieve the the or the I never fail of doing it and when my En deavours are crowned with I en joy a moft exquifite But when I fhould only fee arid feel thofe Miferies which I cannot redrefs or I run haftily from the I keep my Ears mat to all tragical and fcandalous The Hawkers are initgunibk Care htifh been taken tojitpply the Subfcribers with this but if notwitkjlanding any Gen or Lfhh jkould not have received on fending their Names either to or the Univerfal Regifter ppojtc CecilStreet in cerefully fupplied fpr the ;