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The LONDON MAGAZINE:
Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer. For JANUARY, 1756.
To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence each Month.)
Containing, (Greater Variety, and more in Quantity, than any Monthly Book of the fame Price.)
1. Account of the Apprentice.
II. Dr. Whytt of Senfibility, &c.
III. Derbyshire Quacks expofed.
VI. Our Right to Nova-Scotia.
IX. The JOURNAL of a Learned and Political CLUB, &c. continued: Containing the SPEECHES of P. Furius Philus and C. Numifus on the Bill for a Nightly-Watch for Bristol.
X. Sad Effects of Luxury.
XI. Man's Superiority to Brutes.
XV. Refentment and Revenge different.
XVII. Servants (poiled by their Masters.
XX. Satire on extravagant Neatnefs.
XXIII. Of the Plan of Lisbon.
XXIV. Affecting Diftrefs.
XXV. Huxham on Antimony. XXVI. Story of a King of Egypt. XXVII. Original Letter from Wales. XXVIII. POETRY. Elegy in a Winter's Day; Ode to Love; to Mr. Murphy, by Mr. Rider; Ifabel; New Year's Qde; to a Lady, with Dodfley's Memorandum Book; Prologue and Epilogue to the Apprentice, a new Song, fet to Mulick, and a Minuet.
XXIX. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER : Petition for a Bridge prefented; River loft; Phenomenon in Westmoreland ; more Earthquakes; Advices from me. rica; Lift of Sheriffs; Notorious Chest, to restore Iron Furnaces; Cure for the Dropfy; Semons at the Old-Bailey, Fives, Execution, &c. &c. &c.
XXX. Marriages and Births, Deaths, Promotions, Bankrupts.
XXXI. Alterations in the List of Parliament.
of State to Mr. Fox, with his Anfver. XXXV. Scheme for rafing two Millions. XXXVI. Prices of Stocks.
XXXVII. Monthly Bill of Mortality.
With a Corre& MAP of FLINTSHIRE, a PLAN of LISBON and Map of its Environs, and a beautiful PROSPECT of TINMOUTH CASTLE, elegantly engraved on Copper.
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In January was Published,
NAPPENDIX to the LONDON MAGAZINE for 1755, with a Beautiful FRONTISPIECE, a General TITLE curioufly engraved, Compleat INDEXIS, and feveral other Things, neceffary to be bound up with the
is intended as a fatire on thofe young mechanicks, who neglect the bufinefs of their trade to attend to the diverfions of the ftage to ridicule prentice kings and handicraft tragedians; and is indeed very well calculated, in the words of the prologue,
To check thefe heroes, and their laurels
[hop. To bring them back to reafon and their
But we cannot help obferving, that if the fatire had come from any other hand than that of a perfon who is himself on the ftage, the players would probably have looked on the piece as an affront to their profeffion. The characters reprefented are:
Wingate, a paffionate old fellow, a great mifer, and ridiculously fond of arithmetick.
Dick, his fon, bound to an apothecary, and mad after plays, in love with Charlotte.
Gargle, Dick's master. Charlotte, daughter to Gargle, in love with Dick.
Simon, fervant to Gargle,
Scotchman, Irishman, and other mem bers of the Spouting Club, Catchpole, a bailiff.
Porter, watchmen, &c.
A& I. The farce opens with a scene between Wingate and Simon, by which it appears that Dick has eloped from his mafter, and been miffing above a month. Wingate fufpe&ts Simon to be in the plot, but at last finding he can make nothing of him, fends him to fetch his mafter. Simon goes out, but foon returns with a letter, which, he fays, the post brought to the door just as he was going out. This proves to be a formal epifle from Ebenezer Broadbrim, a quaker at Brif tol, informing Wingate that his fon came there with a company of ftrollers, who were taken up by the magistrate, and committed as vagabonds to jail: But that Ebenezer had taken Dick out of confinement, and fent him up to town in the waggon. By the time Wingate has read this letter arrives Gargle, who tells him Dick is below ftairs, Where, fays he, I judged it proper to leave him till I had prepared you for his reception." For which purpofe Gargle harangues Wingate in the language of a true apothecary, preferibes lenitives, gentle alteratives. the lofs of zo ounces of blood, with a cephalic tincture. This enrages Wingate ftill more, and tho' Gargle affures him
Inflammatories may be dangerous," he continues in a violent paffion. In the midst of his fury enters Dick, who throws himself into an attitude, and in a tragedy tone fays to Wingate, from Hamlet, A 2 "Now
ACCOUNT of the APPRENTICE.
"No, my good father, what's the mat-
make of his behaviour. However, Dick A
fractions and Cocker's arithmetick: And
and even in his manner of dreffing the
A II. At the beginning of this aft G the curtain rifes and difcovers the Spout. ing Club, the members feated, roaring out bravo! drinking, &c. In the midit of thus theatrical not enters Dick, who is received with great transport by his compam, appears to be a principal man
among them, and is called The Genius. There is fome humour in the notion of the broad-mouthed North- Briton's giving a fpecimen of elocution, and the Irishman's boddering them with Othollo, buɛ on the whole one might have expected more from this fcene, which we are taught to wait for as the principal one in the farce. At length the fpouters all iffue forth, full of tragedy and wine, into the Street; where they infult the watch, by whom they are all taken, except Dick, who after being once knocked down makes his efcape.
The fcene then changing to the street where Gargle lives, Dick re-enters with a lanthorn and a ladder, in order to keep his attignation with Charlotte, and concert her escape with him from her father's. Charlotte foon appears at the window, and is very ready to go cff with him immediately, but Dick infits on their acting the garden-fcene first; on her refufal of which he is determined to act Ranger, and tho' Simon is to let her thro' the fhop, " up he goes, neck or nothing," and gets in at the window to come out again immediately at the street door, merely becaufe he is determined to go thro' with his part. Juft as Dick goes off with Charlotte, enters a bailiff and his follower in purfuit of him, and after affuring them felves that he is the man they are after, go out different ways in order to dodge him. The watchman then coming his rounds, difcovers the ladder at Gargle's window, and alarms the family. Simon takes this opportunity of rehearing his part of Scrub, which (it feems) Dick was to teach him, by crying out. "Murder, thieves, Popery ! &c." In the midst of Gargle's uneatinefs at the lofs of his daughter, enters Wingate, and this perhaps is the heaviest and flatter part of the farce, as the action feems to tand fill, and the feene contains very little humour to engage the attention. Wingate and Gargle are indeed but very indifferent company; however, we are at length relieved from their dull converfation by the arrival of a porter, who brings a letter for Gargle. This proves to be an heroick epiftle from Dick, made up of odds and ends from various trage.dies. It is put together with a good deal of humour; but our dramatick genius had expreffed himself in fuch fublime terms that Wingate and Gargle cannot conceive what it means, till the porter informs them he brought it from a spung, ing-house, whither Gargle refolves to go to him.
The fcene then changes to the fpunging-house, where Dick and Charlotte are