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rais'd to the highest point of glory by that IMMORTAL princess QUEEN ANNE,
in the year
FRANCIS SEMOUR, efq; in juft veneration
The APOTHEOSIS of that ever bleffed Martyr KING CHARLES I. being an Imitation of the Beginning of the IX. Book of Lucan..
O fooner was the facred union broke
And what thick darkness spread o'er mortals lay.
Grubftreet Journal, No 66.
The Speech of a NURSE to an Alderman's CHILD, while he was undreffing it; taken down in writing from her own Mouth.
Child cries, Nurfe fings, lully baby bunting,
dids 'em vex my child? What does my child cry for? Did 'em take my child's-hobby-horfe? O de bleffing on it, 'tshall have it den again,and ride abroad with its nown pappa; ---- Go naughty daddy, go, what ride abroad, and not take its nown child, with it? We'll tell mamma. It shall be a lord-mayor itself sometime or other, and ride in its nown coach; ay that it fhall, and its old nurse fhall ride with it. [child cries louder] hufha-den! hush-a-den! won't it be a lord-mayor? It fhan't be a lord-mayor, it fhall be any thing fo it wont cry fo. Hush a-den, did I. fay it fhould be a lord-mayor, and front mine nown child? It fhan't be a lord-mayor, it fhall be a judge, or a bishop: for I am fure my child wou'd make as good a judge or bifhop as any judge or bishop whatever. Dod a bless it, 'tis quieter now, ay, ay, it fhall be a bishop, and old nurse will make it fo. Hufha-den, what if an old woman fhould make it fo? [nurfe having ftripp'd it, it cries louder than before] Well, lord ha' mercy on me who'd be a nurse? Oh thee'rt a tiresome. brat, what never leave crying? Well I wont huffit no more, come den pifs in the fire like a man.
Grubftreet Journal, N° 86.
HOSE diverfions, which were formerly the entertainment only of the good people of ENGLAND, affembled inSMITHFIELD during the time of BARTHOLOMEWFAIR, having, by the great induftry and ingenuity of fome of our members, been introduced with fuch fuccefs upon our two great theatres, as to become for several years the favourite entertainments of the town; the ftage, out of gratitude fends back thofe diverfions yearly, with new improvements, to entertain the good people of ENGLAND, in that very place to which they owe their original. And as thefe diver fions are generally advertis'd in degrading profe, in the common news-papers, for money; Mr. DOGGRELL, inspir'd with a juft indignation, as well as by his mufe, generoufiy prefented the following account of the dramatic pieces acted in the five great theatrical booths; admirably set forth in heroic verse, anfwerable to the dignity of the fubject.
I. T the great theatrical booth, call'd LEE and HARPER'S,
The only one, they fay, that is free from fharpers,
Call'd GUY EARL of WARWICK, with which all will be contented.
For it fhews, what perils he underwent for fairPHILLIS's love, How he kill'd the Monftrous dun cow, which on DUNSMORE-HEATH did rove,
And eke the dreadful dragon, and the giant Co.LEBRAND; And then refcu'd fair PHILLIS from a tow'r; which with brand
The giant's fervant had fet on fire, in order to burn her, Because with all their fraud and force they could not turn
From loving Guy EARL of WARWICK, that magnanimous hero,
To which are added, the comical diftreffes of Guy's fervant ROGERO,
II. At the great theatrical booth of MILLER, MILLS and OATES,
A new opera is fhewn, in new scenes, gowns and coats: The BANISH'D. GENERAL 'tis call'd, or, the DISTRESS'D LOVERS,
And now is proper to be feen by all inconftant rovers. With all the humours comical, both in mirth, and dudgeon, Of fquire NICOD. HOBBLE-WALLOP, and of his rare
III. At the great theatrical booth of FIELDING, HIP-
A new dramatic opera will be fhewn to great and fmall, The emperor of CHINA, GRAND-VOLGI, (by our court much regarded,)
Or, the conftant couple made happy, and virtue rewarded: Written by the great author of the GENEROUS FREE MASON,
A greater author, or actors you never did gaze on. With the comical humours of fquire SHALLOW, that great looby,
In his treaties of marriage, &c. and of his man ROBIN BOOBY.
Intermix'd with variety of fongs, and strange fancies,
Will be perform'd with wonderful grimaces,
"The GENEROUS FREE MASON it is nam'd,
In manner wonderful, entirely new.
브 V. At the great booth theatrical of BULLOCK,
Now bulls by cows and calves are hourly made.)
Here you may fee difplay'd in tragic state
The LONDON MERCHANT, or GEORGE BARNWELL'S fate:
A tale, which told in neither verse, nor profe,.
As, if your hearts are tender, needs muft fit ye,
Grubftreet Journal, No 90.
HERE was a ball a WAPPING, the room was foon filled with failors in white fhirts and neat jackets; fome colliers, who wanted to dance, thought it proper to make themselves clean in order to be admitted; but an old fportfman among them foon perfuaded them from that,
Let us brush among them as we are, fays he, and then if they don't furrender their places and partners, we fhall foon ⚫ make them in fuch a pickle, that there will be no diffe ⚫rence between us.
The chimney-fweepers of St. GILES's had [a defign] upon the millers and meal-men, who were dancing the hay with mufic above stairs; they first thought of wafhing themselves, but concluding that would be in vain, they