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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 17, 1846, London, Middlesex F R 1 DA X, Octo*�k 17, 1746. DeaU Oftobtr 15. ATLED laft Night his Majeftjfs Ship Fox, on a Cruize, jRc-main his JVbjefly'j Ship Surprize, with the jofeph and Richard,! Will�, for Rotterdam. The Fori is juft aaw rctucneiL Wind S.S.W. L O K DON. Thejr write from Paris, that the laft Orders font to their JWinitter at Breda are abfblutely to demand a Sufpenfion of Arms throughput the whole Seat of War in Europe, before ic enters upon Bufinefs; fov as 'tis prefum'd thofe to the Earl of Sandwich require fome intereiting Points to be firfl fettled by way of Prelude, we mail hear of more Couriers; jwffing to and &o,m their ttfpeSti?e Courts beforeany Advancement is nyuie in the great Work of a General The King of Sardinia's Anfwer, dn being defired to fend, ;�Minifter to Breda, was,�' That he was contributing more; � that he. was obligiL-to be carried from the Deik to the Veftry Room, and it is thought cannot recover. TBe fame Da/ fcveral who were Evidences againft the Rtbel Prifoners at Carlifle, returned to their Apartments in Piccadilly, under the Care of one of his Majefty's Mef-^ fengers. We hear that an emitaent Judge, who has been lately ceofured by a C-t M--I for a fuppofed extraordinary Proceeding, w'H bring Affions agaihit every one of them nex t Term at the iCing'ssBench, for th think of retiring aofblutely into the Country. 1 therefore bought rhe a Houfe,near Hyde-Park-Corner \ .where I kav4 the Satisfdftion of feeing People m'ovtegcon.Mnaally befbre myDobr; and can look, over ^beir Heads, on as fine: a Country ProfpccV as if I Jiad been plac*d any where at ari hundred Miles Diftance from London. Here I did think I fhould have been quite happy ; and fo I fhould, was it not for the Want of one fkigle Thing ? wjiich may, . " ",, be fupply'd to me, if yoil will be fo good as to pubiifh this Letter. During the laft Fifty Years of my living in the City, t was (as almoft ail we Citizens are) a great Politician j and us'd to take my Pipe, and read a Paper^ -every Evening, at Batfon's. Now, in diufing my new Dwelling, I had*he Misfortune not to provide Tafficicntly for my keeping up this goodCuftom ; which I had praftifed conftantly, ever fince I was out ef my 'Preahcefhip : And was extremely mottify'd the Evening after" I came here, on finding that there was no fuch Thing as a Cdflfee-Houfe, in all rhe Neighbourhood. How unequally are the Bleflings of Life diftributsd in this great Town! Wh?re Iliyed before,eve/y other Hoyfratmoit had an Infcription over the Door, or orijthe Window*-, to.lnviie you to Coffee and News j and here, am 1 always fore'd to take what one may call a Journey, before 1 can meet with any fuch Thing : Tho* the very Spot where I live is perhaps; qrie of the pterfanteft Spots for a Cafee-houfe, that: could beiuafld any where in or about the whole Town. /> I was faying before, what a fine Profpeft We have hfre of the Country. 4Tis that beautiful Line df Hillsj on the other Side of the Thames, which I can fee out -of^my J> Window; quite from Sinters Hill one Way, to Riebmend-Park the pther. Now this Situation. I think, would be no bad one for a Coffee-Houfe; and whoever Uiould be inclin'd to fet up one here, might have this "fine Landfcape drawn, and hung over thejr Poor i and might, ^if they pleafed, caM it, IThe ProfpeS Cojr(i-Houfe, which.would perhaps invite many a civtbos PaffeVi-' ger to call in ; and whoever did fo, and ftepp'd up Stairs,) would immediately fee how very well it deferv'd that fine. Name. I mean, if it were upon the chief Eminence of the HilJ i or indeed any where between the Sign of the Sf.Gcorge en Horfebaci, and that of tftratfes's Pillars. How often have 1 feen Gentlemen walking backward aiid forward, in this very Line ; with an Air of lingular Diffaiisfaclion, and great Impatience^ on theirCountenanee? Thefe, (as one may not unjuftly divirte from their Boots,) are fuch as Wait for fome Frieoti, who has appointed to take Horfe with them at Hyde-Park-Corner; and would,bo all willing Cuftofners to a Coffee-Houfe; if once there was a creditable one open'd there. . There is another fet of People; whom I have feveral Tim** pity'd very much fince I have liv'd here. 1 mean all thole who upon a fudden Shower, especially on Holy-days, appear iffuing in great Numbers, and with much Precipitation from the Gates both of St. fames s and Hyde-Park; with their Hats fopp'd down, and with their Cloaths varioufly foak'd and moitten'4, in Proportion to the Cubes of the Diftaficts, in which the* were caught by -the Shower, from the aforefaid Gates. How wilhfully do thefe poor People loolc.about, for a decent Shelter !* And ft�all there never be a gobd Chrillian Cofftt-Houfe here, to receive them ? " 1 might mention feveral other Advantages of this Place, for any one who fhduldbe inclm'd to fet op a Coff-e-Houfe in it: As the fioenefi of the Air, its Neighbourhood tr� each cf the Parks ; which would be very convenient for all tbofe who lore to read, and walk, by turns And it's Diftance from all other CoflKe-Houfcs ; there not being any one as yet, in a Line above two Mile long.- I mean, from that famous one in Kenfingtpn^ whew^Mr. Addifon wrote feveral of his finell Spectators i quite down to Mr. Smith's, by St. fontes', Cfltfrfcb. Bot furery I have faid enough to convince any .reasonable Lover W ^DVERTlSEMliN?S arc taken in ior this Taper, at Lloyd's C�f rz e Houss, m Lombard-SyecU 8- 1 t ;