The Antediluvians Were All Very Sober

The Antediluvians were all very sober For they had no Wine, and they brew’d no October; All wicked, bad Livers, on Mischief still thinking, For there can’t be good Living where there is not good Drinking. Derry down ‘Twas honest old Noah first planted the Vine, And mended his Morals by drinking its Wine; He …

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All Wives Are in the Right


To James Read DEAR J —— , Saturday morning, Aug. 17. ’45. I have been reading your letter over again, and since you desire an answer, I sit me down to write you one; yet, as I write in the market, will, I believe, be but a short one, tho’ I may be long about …

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Old Mistresses Apologue

My dear Friend, June 25. 1745 I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you are most …

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Account of Louisburgh


As the CAPE-BRETON Expedition is at present the Subject of most Conversations, we hope the following Draught (rough as it is, for want of good Engravers here) will be acceptable to our Readers; as it may serve to give them an Idea of the Strength and Situation of the Town now besieged by our Forces, and render …

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More Dependence on Works Than on Faith

To John Franklin Philadelphia, 1745. — Our people are extremely impatient to hear of your success at Cape Breton. My shop is filled with thirty inquiries at the coming in of every post. Some wonder the place is not yet taken. I tell them I shall be glad to hear that news three months hence. …

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