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  • Location: London, Middlesex
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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - March 17, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 T U E S D A MA R C H To be continued every Qua tamen ex ar fit forma Qua capta ju ta eft Hippia Quid vidit quod India did Suftinuit It Is not Virtue Valour Wit Strength Comelmefs of or wnpkft r Tbat Womans Lwecan win or long But what it bard is fay HE following related by Ariofto in his Orlando is fo injurious to that beautiful Part of the Creation called the fair that one is at a Lofs to guefs what could move the ingenious Author to give it a Place in his The Manners of Womankind could I be fo as to give any juft Ground for fuch a Satire or if they were fo in the Days when Ariofto how may we congratulate our own Times on thenImprovement in Virtue For when all Ladies of Quality are fo remarkably chafte and fo diftinguimed for Fidelity to their and Conftancy to the Marriagebfcd the following Tale will I doubt not e treated as an unnnatural Fic unlikely ever to have and beyond all Bounds of I thbilgtent right therefore to quote my and fhall leave it to the Rea ders There reigned Qnce in Lombardy a King named famous for his rrrlefs fo for the high Con car which he entertained of His fenfible of Mailers Weak flattered themfelves into Favour by the Chnrms of his T was the current Language to call him the handfcmtft of the Jewei of Ita another aad many other fuch extravagant to which Af tolpho lent a very willing A at length to of a young Gentleman namW who lived at fome Diftance in the Coun and was fa id to rival the King in Aftolpho immediately had a Defire to fee and bejng irnpatient to fetisfy his he one of his Favourites into the to invite Jucundo to ojaking him many Overtures of Friendfhip and Promifes of If he complied with his Jueundo was at this Time enjoying the rnoft confummate that Love rtnd Innocence in aTtrrafRrtreat could ford in the Arms of a beautiful of whom he and who returned his Affection with equal Rap he found all hisWimes complete and and had refolved to pafs his Days in Tranquillity and When therefore Meflenger came fi om and informed him of cAfIolphos he excufed himfelf as long as he could from complying with He humbly thanked hisPrince for his graci ous but begged Leave to repre fent to that his Views were entirely void of that his Felicity was already perfect rn the Fruition of his love ly with whom he lived in the greatefl conjugal and tftat his Wifhes reached no To all this the Courtier that the Commands of Kings were not to be djf penfed that it would be in the high eft Degree unpolire to fruftrate a Mo narchs and that a veiy fliort Refidence at Court would fcon cure him of thofe oldfafliioned about matrimonial Happinefs and the Joys of which Men who underffood grand Monde had long ago exploded At if he determined to wafte his Life in a mifcrahle it behoved him nevmhelefs to make his Appearance at Court for a and when the King had feen he might then if to his Wife in the and purfue that ftrange Scheme liap with whichhe feemed to be fo unaccountably Jucpndo re plied on the Difficulty of at all from the dear Object of his whofe Happinefe he knew was fo entirely wrapped up in that the very Thought of tho5 for ever fo fliort a would be worfe than Death to But bdng at length repeated Impor tunities of his he was obliged to con fen and agreed to Attend him to being refolvd the poor Went to break the News to his received as with the utmoft Amazement and Afeic tiori She fhed a Flood of and exhauiled all the tender Rhetoric of Grief to difTuade him from his Ac when fhe found his Honour was too far engaged to fhe then ap plied herfelf the warmeft Manner to prefs his fpeedy A thoufand Times fhe infixed that his Abfence fhould not exceed a Month and a ihoufand Times vowed the Obedience to her She bredtd for him a let of her own and gave him her carrywirh rMtn as Memori als of Love in the tedious Hours of their In fhort the lafl Scene of which paiTed betwetn them on the of his Thing that ever was recorded in Hiftqry pr Jucundo then out oo his Journey but fqch the Hurry and Agita tion of his Mind at the Lift Inter that take with him Bracekt and the he travelled Miles ha became fenfible of and to repair Fault galloped back in not chufing to trufl a Servant with the Conveyance of Perhaps a fecret Defire of once more bidding adieu to his dear had its Share this Refolu tjon j however that he was no fooner returned and alighted from his than he flew up flairs on the AHimaginable Care bathbeen taken to fupply the Subfcribcrs with this but notwiihjtanding any Gen tkman or Lady jlould not have received on fending their Names either to or the Univerfal Regifter oppofite Cecil Stjfcct In the they will be carefully fapplied for the ;