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Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.
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.
VI. Our Right to Nova Scotia.
IX. The JOURNAL of a Learned and Po-
X. Sad Effects of Luxury.
XII. Obfervations on the Marriage A&t.
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.
XXIX. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER :
XXX. Marriages and Births, Deaths, Pro-
XXXI. Alterations in the List of Parliament.
XXXVII. Monthly Bill of Mortality.
With a Corre& MAP of FLINTSHIRE, a PLAN of LISBON and Map of its Environs,
LONDON: Printed for R. BALDWIN, at the Role in Pater-Noer-Row;
Some Account of the new FARCE called the
handicraft tragedians; and is indeed very
well calculated, in the logue,
words of the pro
To check thefe heroes, and their laurels
crop, [thop. 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 person 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 mafter.
Simon, fervant to Gargle.
Scotchman, Irishman, and other members 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 fufpecs 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 magiftrate, 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 20 ounces of blood, with a cephalic tincture. This enrages Wingate ftill more, and tho' Gargle affures him D" Inflammatories may be dangerous," he continues in a violent paffion. In the midst of his fury enters Dick, who throws himfelf into an attitude, and in a tragedy tone fays to Wingate, from Hamer,