Brave Men at Fires

To the Publisher of the GAZETTE. An experienc’d Writer has said, there was never a great Man that was not an industrious Man, and I believe that there never was a good Man that was a lazy Man. This may serve to introduce a few Thoughts I have had while meditating on the Circumstances of …

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Blackamore, on Mulatto Gentlemen

Set a Beggar on Horseback, &c. Chesh. Mr. Gazetteer, It is observed concerning the Generation of Molattoes, that they are seldom well belov’d either by the Whites or the Blacks. Their Approach towards Whiteness, makes them look back with some kind of Scorn the Colour they seem to have left, while the Negroes, who do …

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A Meditation on a Quart Mugg

Wretched, miserable, and unhappy Mug! I pity thy luckless Lot, I commiserate thy Misfortunes, thy Griefs fill me with Compassion, and because of thee are Tears made frequently to burst from my Eyes. How often have I seen him compell’d to hold up his Handle at the Bar, for no other Crime than that of …

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On Drunkenness

To the Printer of the GAZETTE. I was much pleas’d with the short Caution you gave in one of your late Papers, on Occasion of a Woman whose sudden Death the Coroner’s Inquest ascrib’d to the violent Effect of strong Drink; and being my self related in the nearest manner to one, on whom that …

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Punishment of Watt

Yesterday, being Market Day, Watt who was concern’d in the Counterfeit Money, as mentioned in one of our late Papers, receiv’d part of his Punishment, being whipt, pilloried and cropt. He behaved so as to touch the Compassion of the Mob, and they did not fling at him (as was expected) neither Snow-balls nor any …

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