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  • Location: London, Middlesex
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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - March 28, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor ofGREAT Price 3 MARCH To be continued every TUBS DAY and SAT u R Video Deteriora V i R J fee and approve the Road to the Yet follow the Ieft9 with all my Tho I know not well what to make of the following I fhall however give it to the who may perhaps fee farther than I am able efpeci allv as it hath had the Approbation of a Friend of of whofe Judgment I have thehgheft S I am a great Lo verof nr ver go to a Frien is Houfe in the Coin try pavin an Vfii his Kitehin Gar To fay is nothing in elegant Beau lies of or which gives tnc equal Dtlight with feeing Wall well lined wi h and fuch or feows of fine Standards bowing to the Ground with the Weight of their From this Humour of I felt a very fenfible Mortification the laft Sum at a Vifu which I made to a Gentle man about twenry Miles from wbofe Garden is one of the moft delici ous I ever Here are no nor ForeftTrees no Ground in and fuch in this Garden which confiftsof two Acres of is the choice that is perhaps ro be o snd in the Spot of the fame Bignefs in Europe and particularly of a Frjk of which I am meafure what was my when upon my walking in I perceived on all the Trees as well Wall as the Shocks of a Djvaftation fcarce that from a hundred of the CherryTrees in the be it was fcarce pofiible o fill a fingle Bufhel Fruity all the Chil dren in L ndon migl t havtr loaded them felves with ro their Hearts The Mafttr of the who was then perceiving my Vexation prevented my expnfllrg by 4 You what a dreadful Ha vock Biids luvfcf made ia my Gar 4 I do and 4 am no Jefs furpnkd than vexed ar the I have endeavounea di I cdn c to itv replied You mufl f that I iiave hung up Car fevrral of rhem in fee there upon 4 the Top of thr WalK the jnd c all Day It is tno Sir fo ar for or 1 the wickedeO of all are paying juft by as if they enjoyed the Noife arm ueai cd it with c It is very replied my Fri c I ain apt to believe thfy arc not frightened in the leaft by all thi For 1 think plunder my Garden Year more and more ilili my c Gardeners go on in their old they now and then indeed fficot one or but I believe thty love fingivg and are un will ing to de ftroy the Some Time ago a Gentleman was who is as ford of Fruit as and quaily Jament ed the Depredations of he This continued my quainted with thr Methods which he had taken in his own Gardens with Firil he had he that the Qeftroying a fingle Bird now and was onlythrowing avay 4 Powder and and produced no Manner of Terror among the He c therefore had ordered the Magrftrates of hfs Garden fo he called his for he is a comical Man to be di ligtnt and attentive for a Month to fo as not to let a Tingle Thref This h faid 4 fired and the Thieves in a great Meafure forfook the faid as I had that the Clacker which I had expofed availed but littl i Piece Mechanifm fhould b perate byMans of Cl TBis I conveyed into the Middle of a thick Ivy where being wound up at certain it difchaged a dread ful which was heard all over the Garden and fpread a Terror a mong all the feathered Felons beyond which I am convinced wasmuch encreafed by its not being This Hirrt tfie Gentleman he had firft taken from obfijiving die Tery flighr made on rlifMrods of Men by the public Execirion of and from irnagl nmg ro Hrpieif the much greaer Ho rrtfrs whi li would be infpired by the Report 0it lo in th Frviefce only Of the Officers of S my Friend relat from u and d He had acquainted his Gar witli this who feemed to give very Jitle ro That of them anfwered with a Kind of In do you think 4 we are ro be taught our Trade by every Fool I have been a Gardener thefe forty and my Father was 4 of the farrie Bufmefs forty Years be 4 fere and I never nor ever heard bf fuch Thing to be Be fides the Gentleman is a jelling Kind of 4 a and to be fure knows nothing of the A likely Bu 4 finefs that if the Birds are not frightened by feeing the ClaCker before 4 thtir they would be frightened by only hearing Bt the Gentle rnan is only in as appears by 4 what he fays abour hanging Men in n 4 public Why are Aen 4 but in order to frighten other 4 Polks And how can that if Folks v4 cant fee them It is true this wjll not do always for I remember 4 Johnlbn that ufed to work with ;