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prowess, in a division of the entrance mo- mentioned, when I doubt not but I thall ney, which sometimes was an hundred, or prove what I have asserted, by pegs, daru, an hundred and fifty pounds. The general hard blows, falls and cross buttocks. mode of Maring was for two thirds to go to
William Willis." the winning champion, while the remaining third was the right of the loser ; though
“ I, Thomas Smallwood, known for sometimes, by an express agreement of the my intrepid manhood and bravery on and
off the fiage, accept the challenge of this parties, the conqueror and the vanquished shared alike: which is to be the rule in the puffing Quaker, and will new him that he approaching fight betweeen Humphreys and other good than that he phould be chastised
is led by a false spirit, that means him no Mendoza. We have already seen in some of the pa. Aeth.”
for offering to take upon him the arm of pers, an Advertisement Extraordinary, as a
Thomas Smallwood.” satire on the prelent rage for this gymnastic exercise ; but how little extraordinary it “ Note, The doors will be opened at ten, would have appeared about half a century and the combatants mount at twelve. ago, we may judge from the following ada “ There will be several bye battles, as vertiseinents, which are taken from a news- usual ; and particularly one between John paper of those times.
Divine and John Tipping, for five pounds
each." Nov. 22, 1742. " This is to acquaint all true lovers of
May 4, 1742. manhood, that at the Great Booth, Totten. " At the Great Booth, at Tottenhamham-Court, to morrow, bring the 23d in. Court, to-morrow, the 5th of May, will ftant, it is believed there will be one of the be a trial of Manhood between the following most severe Boxing Matches that have been champions, viz. fought for many years between
“ Whereas I, John Francis (commonly RICHARD Hawes, Backmaker, and known by the name of the Jumping Soldier)
THOMAS SMALLWOOD, for sol. who have always had the reputation of a " The known hardiness and intrepidity of good fellow, and have fought several bruithese two men will render it needleis to say ters in the street, &c. nor am afraid to mount any thing in their praise.
the stage, especially at a time when my “ Gentlemen are desired to come foon, manhood is called in question by an Irish for as this battle has been deterred a fort-' braggadocio buffer, whom I fought in a byenight, at the particular desire of several No- battle fome time fince at Tottenham-Court, bleinen and Gentlemens, a full house is ear. for twelve minutes, and though I had not ly expected.
the success due to my courage and ability in “ There will be several bye-battles, as the art of boxing, do invite him to fight me usual, particularly one between the noted for two guincas, at the time and place Buckhorse and Harry Grey, for two gui- above-mentioned; when I doubt not but I neas; and a good day's diversion may be hall give him the truth of a good beating. depend d on."
Joba Francis.” Daily Advertiser.
“ I Patrick Henley, known to every one April 26, 1742.
for the truth of a good fellow, who never “ At the Great Booth, at Tottenham. refused any one on or off the stage, and fight Court, on Wednesday next, the 28th in the money, accept the challenge of this
as often for the diversion of gentlemen as for Stant, will be a Trial of Nianhood between the following champions :
jumping Jack, and thall, if he don't take "Whereas, I, William Willis, (com- care, give him one of my bothering blows, monly known by the name of the Fighting which will convince him of his ignorance in
the art of boxing.
Patrick Henley." Quaker) having fought Mr. Smallwood about twelve months since, and held him the This last advertisement appeared also in righteft to it, and bruised and battered him the Daily Adverțiser, and is, together with more than any one he ever encountered, the others, a curious specimen of the boafttirough I had the ill fortune to be heat by an ing style used by those boxers in challenging accidental fall; the said Smallwood Aushed each other. It must not, however, be sup. with the success blind fortune then gave him, posed, that the challenges were penned by and the weak attempts of a few vain Irish- the respective parties-by the generality of men and boys that have of lare fought him these men, the art of writing was not efteem, for a minute or two, makes him think him- ed a manly or an honourable accomplish
If unconquerable: to convince him of the ment. Besides which, the uniformity of the falbiy of which, I invite him to fight me language thews that all the advertisements iur ten pounds, at the time and place above from he Tottenham Court Booth were
writren by one person, who was employed No person to pay more than a filfor the purpose. We find, indeed, that this linge is undertaking of Mr. Broughton juftly was really the case; and that in the true spirit of the heroic ages, a poet undertook to gave alarm to the proprietor of the Tottencelebrate the exploits of these champions ; ham-Court Booth, who immediately engage and that poet, our readers perhaps will be ed Taylor, Stevenson, James, and Smallsurprized to hear, was no less a man than wood, four first-rate champions, under ar: . Mr. Thcophilus Cibber.
ticles, like regular performers, not to fight The Tottenham Court Booth was the on any stage but his. Mr. Broughton's adonly stage on which these Professors, or as vertisement was answered by the following: they called themselve, Masters of the Box- appeal to the publick: ing Art, displayed their prowess till Brough. To all Encouragers of the manly Art of ton, encouraged and på ronized by some of
Boxing. the nobility and gentry, built his amphi. thea!re in Oxford Road. This place was “ Whereas Mr. Broughton has maliciousfinished 1742. George Taylor, the pro- ly advertised several battles to be fought at prictor of the Booth, wäs himself a very his amphitheatre on Tuesday next, the 13th able practitioner, and welcomed every of March, in order to detriment me, who champion who offered himself to fight, by fight Mr. Field the same day at Tottenhamgiving him what was called, in the cant lan- Court, I think it incumbent on me to undeguage of those bruisers, the truth of a good ceive gentlemen, by informing them the drubbing
greatest part of the perfons mentioned to The nobility and gentry, who patronized fight there, never intended any such thing, this exercise, and among whom were reck• or were ever acquainted with it; therefore oned the first characters in the kingdom, hope this affertion will be understood ( as it having complained of the inconveniencies, really is ) a spiteful undertaking. sustained at the Tottenham Court Booth, “ Mr. Broughton has likewise inserted in they prevailed on Mr. Broughton, who was his bills, that there was never any imposition then ri-g into note as the first bruiser in on the champions, who fought at his amphiLondon, to build a place better adapted for theatre, and has in rain endeavoured to make such exhibitions. This was accordingly it appear, which gentlemen will be sensible done, in 1942, principally by subscription, of, when an account of his exactions are fet behind Oxford-road. The building was forth at large in print, which will be done called Broughton's New Amphitheatre; and, with all expedition. besides the stage for the combatants, had " And to convince Mr. Broughton that I feats corresponding to the boxes, pit, and have no difgust to his amphitheatre, I am galleries, much in the same maner with those willing to meet him there, and fight him for at Afley's. The following advertisement, an hundred pounds, whenever he pleases; in the Spring of 1743, announced the open: not in the leaft regarding (as he expreffes ing of it to the publick, though several himself) the valour of his arm. matches had been fought in it before.
March 12, 1743•
Mr. Broughton in his reply to this decla. “ At Bro'ighton's New Amphitheatre, ration, ftated, that he had built his theatre in Oxford-road, the back of the late Mr. at the express solicitation and desire of the Figg's, on Tuesday next, the 13th inst will public; that it had coft four hundred pounds, be exhibited, The true Art of Boxing, by of which eighty were by contribution; and the eight famed following men, viz. Abra. that, having himself been at the expence of ham Evans, Sweep, Belos, Glover, Roger what was required beyond that sum, he Allen, Robert Spikes, Harry Gray, and the thought it but fair and reasonable that he Clog-maker. The above-said eight men should appropriate to himself a third part of are to be brought on the stage, and to be the money collected at the door, the relt go. matched according to the approbation of the ing to the champions. gentlemen who shall be pleased to honour All the principal amateurs and encouthem with their company,
ragers of the science gave their sanction to “ Note. There will be a Battle Royal Broughton's cause; and in the end, all the between the noted Buckhorse and seven or profetlors were obliged to come over. Tayeight more ; after which there will be seve lor, and the others, finding that their exerral bye-battles by others.-Gentlemen are tions could not prevent the Tottenhamdelired to come hetimes, by reason of the Court Booth from being deserted for Broughnumber of battles.
ton's more commodious theatre, like the le" The doors will be opened at nine, and ceding actors in the Haymarket, gave up the some of the champions mountai eleven, contest; and on condition that Mr. Brough
ton engaged to make good to them the loss is your business to find out what that some. incurred by the forfeiture of their articles, thing is. Perhaps it is pricked with a pio; they agreed to leave the Booth, and to fight and of all absurdities can any thing he more no longer but on his stage.
absurd than to stick pins about luch an inMr. Broughton thus became sole manager fant as this ?"- Sulanna, the murte, ftareu, and proprietor of the boxing theatre, en and began to liberate little liaac from his hagaged all the hist performers, and reared bilimenis
---"I thould have no obiiction," many pupils, who were afterwards expert conimed Mr. Bickerstafie, “ to this child profcitors of this gymnastic art.
being luck as full of pins ; and bundled up Ibe Life and Amusements of Isaac bisker- vided you could antwer for its lying equally
as close as a Bartholomew-fair puppet, pro• Nofe, Yunior.
fill in a craille: but as my friend Bauc here Book II. Chap. IV.
is apt to how his agility by tumbling about Containing a few fagacious Observations on
a good deal, it is surrly riúiculous to incanNurjina', be delettuble Music of Matrimony's him to the pricking of pins, as if he were
bir him with unnecesary geer, or subject and jajnionable Intelligence.
haunted by that species of fairies, who are faid TRS. BICKERS CAFFE was listening to vilit fleeping maids, and intiit on them
with a pleasing attention to the young these fort of pains for the petty viiences of lady, who was juit entering on the inost in the day.” teresting part of her narrative, when lille Sufanna had now divefed Ifaac of his Isaac, in an ad;oining room, attracted their garments - 1:14 laac ftill continued to cry: attention by a puny vociferation ; and at “ You fee, my dear,” faid Mrs. Bickerthat moment Mr. Bickeritafle entereil the de Tailc, “ that the child was not hurt by his partment where lay the child, the singular cioaths.”-“ I do not,' replied he, « fie hero of these excellent meinoirs.
that;, for though you have relealed him Now Mr. Bickerstaffe was not only very from the cause of his pail, the effect may partial to peace and quietnets, but, as all the continue fome time. I fee, however, that world knows, an author, and had, there he has lain upon his arm, and now suffers forc, a wonderful antipathy to the barking under a kind of cramp. Chillren should be of dogs, the squalling of cats, and the bawl frequently looked at whilst they are asleep ; ing of children. It has, indeed, been said, because it is not quite impossible for them to that he declined marrying for several years, change their positions, and subject themselves to prevent his becoming particularly ac te great pains when they awake ; and you quainted with the last fpecies of mulic; and may rely upon it, that when children of ihis that he did not enter into the holy state till age complain, it is from aciual feeling, and the cacoethes feribendi, which at one time generally from a feeling which might have was greatly predominant in him, had a good been prevented, or inay soon be remedeal subsided. Nay, there are fagacious died' wits of the present clay, who will pretend to I must here remark, that though Susanna inform us, from the very nature and spirit was evidently much chagrined to hear her of the composition, which was the first maiter iptak in this fiyle, and fill more that number of the Tatler, that he wrote imme- be thould pretend to know any thing of the diately after his marriage. But from the matter in question, Mrs. Bickerstaffe attend. private anecdotes in my pofleflion, I have ed to him with sweet complacency, and, ingreat reason to believe them all mistaken, as stead of asking him why he troubled himfelf I shall have occalion to thew in my chapter about luch affairs, allented to all he said upon Matrimoniul ff1c7s on the pericraniurn with one of those imiles which always inoi un auibor; a chapter which will not, I itantaneonfiy dilarined his brow of the ga. think, be surpailed by any other in this thering trow'n. _“I am," she said, “ hiftory.
great an enemy as my dear Mr. Lickerstaffe The cries of our hero having brought to himself to all the cominon prejudices respectgether his father, his mother, and his nurli, ing the management of children. I am conDir. Bickerstaffe expatiated lomewhat large. vinced there are many and grofs errors prely on the subject, infitling that a remedy. valent in the preient way; or what you might always be provided against this fpe- would call fyller; and I do assure
that cies of diffonance, and that it generally ori- custom, or the practice of others, thall have xinated in some trivial neglect or inattention no influence wiih me, fo long as I am faof those who had the care of Juildren. voured with your better instructions.".-Su. "I think,” laid he, that unless a child lanna now began to fuípect lier mistress to of this age is ill, there can be no excuse for be little wiler tan her master, and irembled its crying: it is not old erough to cry for for the privilegis of her fex, well knowing, whim or crying-take; it muit, therefore, that, by common conient, women liave the feel itflf oppielled with varcthing; and it management of children during their infant
ftate, and that all men are totally incapable nerations, I have, among the family records of judging on the subject. Sufanna never found a true copy of these instructions, with to much wished, as at this moment, for that Mrs. Hobson's ingenious comment, which I liberty of speech which Mr. Bickerstaffe's hall prefent to the public, when I have comprefence always took away; and therefore I pleted the history of Miss B, cannot record the logical arguments that she, And now I am upon the subject of family doubtless, would have used, and I have no papers, I will further apprise the reader, that inclination to throw them into a fo.iloquy, I mall be able to transmit to pofterity certain because I would not have my readers fup- private memoirs of the wits who were conpole that I deal in any suppositions or fictions iemporary with Mr. Bickerstaffe, as I find whatever-and what is a biographer if he ample materials in a Diary, of several years, fwerves from veracity ?
kept by that gentleman, containing his real Mr. Bickerflaffe was not inattentive to the opinions on various persons, as well as subcipressive looks of Susanna, and, as if con- jects. The characters I shall put into a more scious of encroaching on her department, modern dress, left the readers of these days " Susanna," said he, “ you are a good girl: should not relish Mr. Bickerstaffe's fimplicity I have no fault to find with you, because you of style :---for it must be confessed, that he act to the best of your knowledge. I shall, does not leave so much to the imagination of however, beg leave to direct the manage the reader as some of our fashionable wits, ment of that little fellow; and so long as who in giving account of their school-fellows, you follow my instructions, neither he nor I have got luch an odd mode of putting their Thall have much right to complain.”--Su- words together, that you are obliged to desanna blushed, and curtfied; but fill thought compound and recompound them before you Die knew more of the matter than he did. can come at the writer's, or indeed any
I am well aware that many of my female meaning. This is a most excellent style, readers will think a good deal with Susanna, when speaking of living characters: it may and contend against the passive obedience of be translated a variety of ways, and may Mrs. Bickerstaffe : they will call her a wa- convey as many heterogeneous ideas, as an Jerogruel character, and condemn her want Egyptian hieroglyphic to an antiquarian so. of spirit. Now, my dear ladies, Mrs. Bick. ciety. I am in great hopes that this ftyle erftaffe had as much proper spirit as any lady will find its way into common conversation, need to have; the only difference between and by that means prevent quarrels ; - for you and her is, that she knew how, and on why mould one quarrel with another for ute what occasions to exert it. And whatever tering words without any meaning? Bee she might think of Mr. Bickerstaffe's inter- sides, it would give a grace to the most comference on this occasion, he did not, as nine mon topics of casual discourse. I beg the tenths of her sex would have done, pretend critical reader will take an example or two, to dispute with him on the propriety of his and he will perceive that I have already made conduer.
some progress in this happy art. I am also well aware, that this chapter “ The weather-and in a country of vawhich, in my opinion, is of great import- rious climate--for can any thing be more ance to the community-will excite a smile, various than the climate of this country! and probably a contemptuous smile, in the. And now I am speaking of climate-I would critic, who may be tempted to think Mr. alk you, Jack, whether the manners of the Pickerftaffe a litile old woman jlı ; and might people and when I speak of the people-I perhaps have been as well plealed had I pro- do not mean-that is, I do mean-the peoceeded without interruption in Miss B-—'s ple, influenced by the weather, which, in fiory; but as Miss B - had not acquired my opinion, is very cold —Ha! my dear the faculty of talking to herself, and as it is Tom, what are you in town? --Apropos, of my business to look after my hero-I was Hastings's trial : -charming entertainment ! under the neceflity of making this digref- - Did you fee my account of Burke's go-off fion; and have to add to it, that Mr. Bick- upon the Chancellor at his devotions ?-of erstaffe laid down a very plain, and a very devotion, however, one of the most striking excellent fyftem of nurling, which was de- of modern instances is that of the royal livered to Susanna, with an injunction to duke to Mrs. C-n; and of Mrs. Con make herself well acquainted with it, and what less can we say, than that she is exto follow the rules it contained. It unfor- tremely beautiful ? I have a string of extunately happened, however, that Sulanna cellent' intelligence to communicate to the could not read, and was obliged to have re• world - Mrs. K's lap-dog died yefterday course to the housekeeper, who, being a Della Crusca writes an elegy on ibat-Lady great reader of good books, and an old maid, Goodly's favourite hen has a brood of fine made fome very learned comments on Mr. chickens-Anna Matilda writes a birth-day Bickerítafle's text.
ode on ibat-- and the several fubjects will be Happily for this and future ages and ge- concluded by the amiable lifters writing i "ch"; Gent Mag. May, 1788.
an ode in praise of the other.-Lord T. has the tragic catastrophe did not end: the faithsprained his ancle.- Lady F - loft a very ful dog, who first discovered the horrid heautiful patch from the left fide of her chin, scene, began to howl at some distance ; he last Sunday.-1 am told Sir Edward A seemed uneasy, and not willing to quit the is putting up a bracket in a corner of his spot. Piermont, with trembling steps, adfummer-house, on his estate in Wales-Sir 'vanced towards the spot. Ye lympathetic, Edward has an immense fine taste!" judge the state of him, when he beheld a
Now this, gentle reader, is a dalhing young lady, in the bloom of youth and beauconversation ; and, when properly reduced iy, molt innumanly butchered ; her frame to paper, is fit to be transmitted to pofterity, cut and mangled in the most shocking manas contrying tolerably accurate ideas of some ner ; but above all, a tender infant fucking of the momentous transactions of the 18th at her breat. The infernal barbarians bad century. When I have translated my late given the innocent babe a cut on the arm, friend's diary into this kind of flip-food Eng• which had nearly fevered it in two. The inlish, I thall request permission to make an- fant was bathed in its parent's blood. At other digreffion in its favour. In the mean first Piermont imagined the child to have time we will proceed with the story of Miss been deadt, but on examination it proved to B-+-, which was interrupted by the crying have some little remains of life. Piermont of little Isaac, and gave rise to this elaborate took it in his arms ; the child opened its and truly exquisite chapter.
eyes: “ Thou mournful babe, (laid Pier(To be continued.)
mont) thy faint and innocent looks are a tenLe Nourisson. Translated from the French. der appeal to my generosity; you probably
may have no friend left to repair the loss : to A
S M. Piermont, his lady, and retinue, you I will be that friend ; I have no children,
were travelling towards the German you shall be my adopted ; to you I will be a Spa, they met with an adventure which le fond and indulgent parent. If at some disvied a heavy tax on their humanity-the tant period, fome relation may lay claim, to melancholy in the extreme - it became high. them I will resign you, hoping they will fully interesting. Being far advanced in an in. fil a task, if God spares me life, I intend to tricate wood, their faithful dog instantane accomplish.” Piermont left his fervant to ously disappeared, which, on being noticed, watch the mourrful plain, till he hastened they stopped. The dog was called, who an- with the infant ro his wife, whoin he left in swered the summons by the most piercing the road. Piermont came to the place, but and lamentable cry imagination can conceive. his surprise, when he found the re. The call was several times repeated ; the mainder of his party missing. How to acanimal answered as before. After a considero count for it he knew not ; his imagination able delay, M. Piermont was determined to painted a thousand different dilafters to have Search after the dog lle left some of his happened ; however, he returned back to fervants to guard the baggage, taking the his fervants in the wood. Whilft he was rerest with bim, on account of safety. He flecting in what manner to proceed, or how marched into the thickest of the wood: he to act, they were surrounded by the police, had not advanced many paces, ere his ears Madame Piermont wondering' at her huswere affailed with the most piteous moans, band's long delay, had sent a fervant priwhen looking round, he saw a scene of un- vately to see if he could learn the cause of his exampled barbarity. Eight barbarous ruf. matter's ftay. He had taken his master's fans, belonging to a numerous banditti, had route, in order to find him, and was near attacked a Imall family, whom they most in the place when he heard the noise of hortehumaniy murdered, and were all busily em men; he hid himself in the trunk of a hol. ployed in the act of plundering. When low trec. He scarce had tiine to conceal Piermont and his attendants came upon them himielt ere the hortemen patred in full speed so rapidly, that they were not perceived till the place of his retreat : he heard them say, too late for some of them 10 elcape. A levere they hoped they were all killed, for dead conflict ensued between the remainder of the people told Bi tales. As toon as the horiegang and Pier mont's party. Victory re inen were out of light, he climbed up into mained doubtful for some time the heart of the tree, where at fome distance he saw the the gang being killed and another entirely engagement between the remainder of the ditables, the rest fled with precipitancy, bandirti and his matter. The servant lew darting into the thickest part of the wood. back to acquaint his mistress, saying, he Piermont was unable to pursue them any feared his matter was murdered. Madame farther. He now began to examine cach Piermont drove directly back to La ville de breathless corle of the blood-Itained fie!.i ; ---, to give notice to the police. The by their drefs they appeared to be English ; fervant was their guide, and they furrounded four persons lay weltering in their blooil. the mournful scene jutt after Piermont's reWhat a melancboly prolpest! Bui alus! bere turn to his fervults. Another engagement