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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.
IV. Story of a Pifs-Prophet.
V. Curious Recipe.

VI. Our Right to Nova Scotia.
VII. Propofal, by a Lady.
VIII. Flintshire defcribed.

IX. The JOURNAL of a Learned and Po-
litical Cum, &c. continued: Contain-
ing the SPEECHES of P. Furius Philus
and C. Numifius on the Bill for a Night-
ly-Watch for Bristol.

X. Sad Effects of Luxury.
XI. Man's Superiority to Brutes.

XII. Obfervations on the Marriage A&t.
XIII. Account of a Coal that never (mokes.
XIV. Simple Carriages.

XV. Refentment and Revenge different.
XVI. Of Tinmouth Cafle.

XVII. Servants (poiled by their Masters.
XVIII. Vanity of Ancestry.
XIX. Pedigree of a Footman.

XX. Satire on extravagant Neatnefs.
XXI. Account of the British America.
XXII. New-England fettled.

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 Dudley's Memorandum
Book; Prologue and Epilogue to the Ap-
prentice, a new Song, fet to Malick, and
a Minuet,

Petition for a Bridge prefented; River
loft; Phenomenon in Westmoreland;
more Earthquakes; Advices from me-
rica; Lift of Sheriffs; Notorious Cheat;
to restore Iron Furnaces; Cure for the
Dropfy; Seffions at the Old-Bailey, Fires,
Execution, &c. &c. &c.

XXX. Marriages and Births, Deaths, Pro-
motions, Bankrupts.

XXXI. Alterations in the List of Parliament.
XXXIII. A Catalogue of Books.
XXXIV. Letter from the French Secretary
of State to Mr. Fox, with his Anfwer.
XXXV. Scheme for raifing 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.

LONDON: Printed for R. BALDWIN, at the Role in Pater-Noer-Row;
Of whom may be had, compleat Sets from the Year 1733 to this Time, neatly Bourd, or
Stitch'd, or any tingle Month to compleat Sets.


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Some Account of the new FARCE called the
APPRENTICE, interfperfid with
Remarks on the Piece and the Performers.


HIS performance
is intended as a fa-
tire on thofe young
mechanicks, who A
neglect the bufi-
nefs 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 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.
Charlotte, daughter to Gargle, in love
with Dick.

Simon, fervant to Gargle.
January, 1956.


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,

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