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Grub-Street Journal (Newspaper) - July 30, 1730, London, Middlesex Cjjuwfoap, jultio, 1730. Squire be bad, wbofi. name was Ralph, Thrice be ejfatfd to mount afop; But by bis weighty hum as oft He was puli'dback.-r-r Hudibras. r.OU tell me, dear Bavi, you w^agrce-' ably fujprized to heat, from my "feifj, that "1 "was Kill number'd among the living} but jour wonder woujd have ceas'd, had yoti call'd to rnigd *H do�krine of transmigration. I fhould hive told you in my former, that the, teeth you hinted at as loft, were not mine, but a couple I bottow'd from a fellow, who boafted very rnpch oft their (harpnefi, tho' they proved iqere "flumps! I thank you, from the very- profundity of my heart, for condor ling my removal to that inaufpicious quarter of the towa, Crifplegate 5 and as you defire to know the-name . of the wicked Gruiian, who has reduc'd ime to the de-' . plprabfe condition 1 am noy( in, I to$JL apt #|pp& tp ^.itfouj-t ' ';-i>v r . �� in (fcdjk, vfithout 'mucins the matter, 'tis Jtmmy, RJ^wprft^iq^ ^rig, who; is equally;your^ , dwr yov cotopH|jj|ent popn my jingle, but can-, t, not'^^rw thejibrt-of refentmejnt t^felt, when-I rejadj -^ti^^m^ujfion pip^pWtM ^roVol? ^i�iot?notaiFuVcaie; canraccordmg to your way prex-, j*aM^*ttemj. fignrtj no other ttanthfTub. atarmore grace to yon. ! 5ut as. I always -�a$ a high efteent for; Mr'. Sccre-5 *-tarjr Bayius/. J l^rjRt^ffiTfn|*wrat�, � hear fur-, ifliejr fxprjj ycru. ln*^�la^''iun,$.ioo defije'to'be^ fcVinto' the genpirie ^ule' ojf-iny va^iQaoe away Yfb?di -fraufniit it fo^jfte'guMfci'IlhalJ Fer^ fg\atify yourciirip-' fity in that fartfcuw. - ' '�'* 4�, 1 o?f ^im^na in dor at the.; �^efjqju, upon fe�er|ftta;tters orthe gr�te^ importance. ^era ; writers whofe fame is built i pa; no ftrori&r foutid'anon, thaa the bad tafte and de-� generacy^dr the. age. Tfou probably may lookup-i. fin tiu-aflertiott to-*.'be as Tain as. it � ^0|auiC� but IJ � begad; 'tis matter "of faft j for the ttpth of Which, I ^ appeal to that pretty knickrkniek, my own unerring, ^ infallible guffo. '� " ' ^ " * Among other partitplars, I muft be 9a free as to * xondehm t.he mMyludicrouspieces you have gubjiuYd, * which ^ kedgeli'd, if you wou*� be (p frigid as ^�tp diftingoiffi by the'''ritle.6/; wijty. :But what .a pax the meaping of that fame word? Dernme. if I * isve norranfick-'il all the anticritsv and tortur'd this ^ ^poor brain'of mine, in. order to find put the meaning �. of it,.|pt ia.vajri | fo'l^^a^.^ if \ don't think ^ it quite oiij of Inattatfel" lfe^^be"(p,. and' therefore I * am WoR^?'defc@&^ ie{ any thiflg fo tri- * fling pafT c^rrao�r V- ever I" hold the reins. Wit, ' quo'h a! what the de'el is it (if any thing it be) but * whipt fullibub, which is as much inferior to plain, * home fpun, found fenfe, as a french kickfhaW to folid ' Engiifh pudding. ' But to cortfider this filly fubjeft in another light. ' What can derogate more from the dignity of human * nature, than laughter? Now as this wit, as you call it, ' is very apt to awake the riiible faculty, I would dem ' it to all intents and purpo&s were it for no other rea- * fon, butt becaufe it fets all the fooli/h part of Man- * kind' a giggling. Laughter! O harrid! 'tis fo obnaxi- * pus to rpy complexion, that I have for upwards of ' thefe five years, devoted three hours every morning to ' a mighty pretty drefling glafs, where I fo adjuft every ' mufcle of bay Face, that t may challenge the moft fulicn � Non-Con in Great Britain, to boaft a more ferious ' Syftem of features j and thanks to roy Stars, I have ' at laft contracted fo folem a Phiz, that I defy Dicky ' Norris,H�rptr or Rippjjley to ruffle it, tho* they fhould ' heighten, as 'tis calllf, the mod facetious Strokes in c Wycherly or Ccngreve, with all their antick mimick'ry � and ftupid Grimace;  But to return^ 'in cafe ypu think fit, with due hu.mU � lity, to accept of the generous otter I now make ypu,' * depend dh't your paper1 will b> the;enrtertainmferit'of''a^ ' ppljtc. tea-tablesV Na^,- ijilij meif k won't be fo much *ip'vpguje, tfijajt 'all 'onr'pfie'tyr. fejb\j|&*'td a man, will * think ft ^ore:fSftj|ppaUe '\iJm.^x^rHr�eUy Medley, * than a SnufF-box in their: Pockets,. i|u.t now I have 1 ttimtiovfajhc Shuftto^ me top^ ' ce'ed farther, tho** I^e a " mortal, averiipp to. vanityi * withput acquainting the town byr your means, that | .� have, juft writ a fecr^.t little poeoi ppon that. mpdjfl| * utenijil., which I ihter^ tq dedicate:'to ^Mr^m^lie\ �'"Did I not abhor yanhy, is. I juft now pbfcrv'd, I{ c would expatiate upon a hundred dapgejf 5pbjee5s, that. ' have, exercts'd m/ gentle mule. Tho', I muft con-'� fefj, ray j^vpurite- E�^e4 are. my. ejtigrams' oi^ a pick-c t;obtJb caijvap emprbider*d;^"^ord knpt, apt} a pair of he block on roppets. Pof-ejfts: but as 4 Mijfj by, a bare touch, cpnverjUid every thing into ' f$(&iyo �^raffc^.' Tfcur. cprpp^- * atggji pn this pecafion^ ^tfljf vbon have a wifh'd, fo| ef- , * re^, by \he immediate' made your paper will throw ' I now have between rhy fing�rs, your J"oMr|iaf wi'l * not. be long liv'dj for by the.L^d, you hasas. np rafte. i ' I aro � matters rta,qd, ' ' ' ncithe^Kpur Friend. iu>t Ada^ref [ **J. ISn^l^rpjr^ J. J*?.. "Noiy, Qhtr. ifavi*.. Hpptfc my (b^^ this fe}fer to our I Society,/'moil"of them werev |nightily iCmir with the; b^jaty^f -w'hT ^ $ July 1730. Yours. ^Khou;, a, f l&rty P.. 5- Whereas it, haj Bje^p cpxfiBi|ently reported, tha^t' nppthejr- hopf but that of ^-^y-pd^nji^ted,. \ lovfi'^ri^ itfTft-Cafllz c,j>i44 havei|ive/i,mp. fp'ppa/?- ?. countable a'kick,. I aiTurs y^a'tis. a .mlfeaJ^V b� -beijpgia \ harmlefs, innocent, criatjare^' _whp ?l!PweIl. known to t ^^^^^^^^^.^^)^ bisfja,w^hreak irlg naipc. On' John ^kort, Porter at the-General Poffc-Office.. {�) TjTOneft. John SBort at length is gope, JTJ- Wpfn put with $ge at njpety..on�i (u), He liv'd hard, fiv'd money, and lent it to far-ye fome of his acquaintance in necefittyN Whereas (6) three went off juft before, Whofe years together made no more. , $ They quickly dropp'd who feem'd fo flrong,' In JJjjrt he's desd who liv'd fo longi (c) Old (hieftring'd Short, who'd buried thrice The Poft-houTe Clarks that went more nice. They liv'd too faft for John their friend j 10 But pofled looner to their end. John liv'd too jtiprt and flow, to laft, Who go fo far muft not go faft. /: His duty was to watch and wait, And take charge nightly of the gate ; . i $ And threefcore years held this {d) hard.pofy Tho' lately be fome ground had loft (e). Death watch'd and found him from the door ; As he, fo Death, could wait no more. Now Short at laft to reft is gone, 20 (/) Old Nick may keep the gate for John, Thus the moft anxious care and toil j'th' Short and long lafts but a while ; Then what great difference can there fce, Since all fink into eternity ? 2 $ No gaping there when places fall, Where Room is a Reward for all. {b) Three dy'd in a few weeks before, who did not make 9 -�a> and taae being all fworn to try the- ijflpe* ?o a,Capfe :pfr affy< and battery, [were much divided, fome in, fayp.u�. the Elaintiff, and the others in. the intereftof rjhc; Defendants* and} cou^d not agree about a Verdict: At leGgth it was grpppfed by one wifer than the reft, and agreed to By Others to put twelve fhillings into a Hat, and be deter-tpuaed by Crofs or Pile. The firft Chance was fix and ity^. M5hicb-.pu.zskd, them a little j the next throw w-as decifive i the matter was then clear, there was nothing to cowobQ*4ftt. the Plaintiff's oath, but fome, almorl zz^^gtai \^pujadft. and Bruifes; but it did not appear the Qefepddnts,,gave them, fo they were fortunately and ho� n^ura^.acftiiit^l. Certainly qot way can be more impartial than this, and a man muft be allow'd to ftand a fair Chance who (half t^e tfy'dioa hut -We. bear, that the Judge and moft of tip. Qentlerneft ia the Country, who pretend to fine Reafon and Learning, are not a little fcandaliz'd at ir. ^Bd,, ipdeed,, die money'd men may Well be offended ac t