Grub-Street Journal (Newspaper) - April 23, 1730, London, Middlesex
Cjjtttg&ap, AP R1L 23. 1730. Remarks on "die Fajhionable Lady, or Harlequin's Opera, Qons, Mr. Drama, what d'ye mean by TuCh ftupid fluff as this ? Let me be iang'd if I have not been entercain'd a ihoufand times better, by the Humours and would drefs like one of the Graces. I could wilh that fome of oar Members would compofe an Index of the Similies in thi* Farce; which would be a thing of much.ufe to future Dratmtick Writers. I fiiafl mention a few which occur to me, as I turn over the Leaves} P. 14. Her Brain is as empty as a Harp/ichord, and her Htart as va-rhus at its Mufkk; herConverfation is trifling as an Opera-, andherVaffions a Medley like an Entertainment. P. if. Tom are like a eofihve Poet, who thinks he has Jlumbhd �fr * new thought when he has only alter'd the Phrafe of an *ldone. This is put into the mouth of a fine Lady} who muft needs have firavfd very hard for fuch a co-/live- Simile. P- JO. Til have you bunt in Effigy, like the DwH and b'n Holinefs, on the fifth of November. The ^th Scene of the ift A& is fo inimitably fine, both ,wka regard to the Machinery and Language that I-thail take leave to relate it in a particular manner as a fpecimen of ,�h� wholfc Play. The Scene is the dumb Conjurer's houfe. It confifts chiefly of a conversation about punch, between Voice (Harlequin's man) and fome Sailors. e4 Sailor. 8'�w me but the Punch, and i'gad I'l ' drink, tho* the DeyiJ -were to pledge me. * Voice. Cra'mercy, old Rock ! I love a Boy of Cou-' rage, and fo We'll sbegio the round* Do'ft fee that � Globe yonder? V* � 4 Sail- WeH, and wKt then ? what's that to a bowl , 'i7,f9, 61, 80,87, * 89. Cod fo. p. 80. By the Lord Harry, p. 2, ' 65, 80. p. 75, 80. Pox. p. 80. What a Devil! ' p. 43, 59. A. Devil knows what. p:6i. Go to the ' Devil, p. 1. Confound your Ampbion, p. 2. Con-' found the plot* p. Bo. Confound this Italian, p. 2. ' Confound thefe damn'd Critics, they are as unmaa-e nerly as tbe Devil, p, 89. Cry mercy, here's theDe- ' vil too.--My fervice to you, you black Whore's � bird, "with all my heart, p. 87. ' Mr. Modely Dem it. p. 2. Devil take your Criti-' cifms. p. 57. Devil take him. p. 89. ' Mr.Smooth. Gad! p. 40. Dem it. p. 10, 18, 40, � 4r, 9', 9j. What a pox ! p. 18. Pox take'em, * p. 19, 20. ' Capt. Hackum. S'Death! p. 28, 88. Blood! p. 27, ' 90,91. Blood and thunder! p. 9* ^7, 88. What 'the Devil! p. 88. Oons! p.57, 58.- By the De- * vil, p. 6.^; Pox of your entertainment, p. 57- Con� 1 found the Wizard, p. 82. You Whorefon'lubberly Dogs, 5 What a Devil do you here? What, mult you have your ' fortunes told too, with a pox ?--- Fine fortune,?, ' and be danWd to you, p. ]y. ' Mr. Whim. S'Death! p. 47. 49 Oons. p. 26, 40,' 4 78, 79. Marry with a pox. p. so. What a plague! � p. 50, What a pox! p.'2$, 79. What the Devil J * p. 24. "What a Devil! p. 26, 50, 78. ' Mr. Trifle. S'bud! ps 75. S'death ! p. 75-. ? * Voice. -Pox! Plague cn t. p.20. Mrs. Foible. Oh Ged! p. 2 ;. Devil take 'em! p. zg, * Dem your Genius, p. 91. � Mrs. Sprightly. Ged! p. 68, 60, 7a. O Lud! O ' Lud! p. 31. Devil take her. p. 34. Your humble fervant, J-T. To Mr. Bavius, Secretary to the Grub-fheet Society. SIR, ALONG wkh your Paper of this day, my Hawker brought me (the printed Copy of] the Lifts of our Profeffion, as deliyered into the Houfe of Commons. Throughout the whole I can find but one Name with the Addition of Efq; and that is in the King's-Bench Lifts and therefore I intend to learch for ibis Name on tha Roll of Attorneys of that Court, for I can never believe it can-be fo enter'd there ; but if it mould, I (hall hope to find it at the head of the Roll in Capitals, and hot as in the printed Copy, crowded in at the fag end, without any other, than an alphabetical Diftin&ioh : nay, I (hal! expeft to find along with the Addition of �fqj that be is entered with the Style and Title of Capitalis Attorn, de Banco coram Nob. There are ihftances of Attornies being obliged to quit Trades they carried on, or elfe being put out of the/Roll of Attorneys: and, I hope, my Brethren of that Court will move, that he may either wave his privilege of Ffq; .or elfe be put out of the Roll of Attorneys, as a Member of your Society. Thurfday 9. Your conftant Reader, Apr. 1730 Qen' ith* Attorn* de Com. B*nto\ We are obliged to the fame Gentleman for the Cop/ of the two following Epitaphs ; one bei' g on an Attorney, buried in the Church at Becclcs in Suffoik, the other on a Bailiff. HI C jacet Corpus Thomse Wrongey generofi, Uniuj Attorqatorum Curis Domini Regis de Banco apud Weftm. Juxta libertates & privilegia ejufdem Curise, tertio die Aprilis, privilegio fuo non obftante, morte arreftatur, bJc in fepulchri prifona detinetuf. Nec aliqul Legis fubtili-tate ab eadem ante generalem Goa]^ Deliberationem Libe-randum ; cum Chriftus' ad totiim terrarum drbem judi<� candura venerit.