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Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.

For FEBRU A RY, 1776.

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Memoirs of that celebrated Comedian, and Dr Price's State of the National Debt, &c. and

fingular Genius Thomas Weston $9 Scheme for a quick Reduction thereof 88 Tom's firft Entrance on the Stage 60 Sketch of the Money rai'ed by Taxes 91 Parliamentary History on a new and impro Memoirs of a young Tradesman

93 ved Plan

mitaniorphosed into a Buck, AuThe British Theatre

70

thor, Officer, Counsellor, Physician, and Critique on the Blackamoor Washed White, Clergyman

94 the Runaway, and the Syrens 71, 72

Hints to the Lords Spiritual
Qualities and Exercises of British Senators 73 Mathematical Correspondence

97 Articles of Confederation by the American Impartial Review of new Publications

98 Congress 75 The School Boy, a Poem

102 Address of the American Congress to the op A Letter from an Officer retired, to his Son prefied Inhabitants of Canada

77
in Parliament

ibid. Account of an Iland visited by the Resolution, God's Controversy with the Nations; ad

in the late Voyage to the South Seas 78 dressed to the Rulers and People of ChrisDescription of the Natives, their Houses, tendom

13 Arms, Idols, &c.

79

A Mort Account of the present epidemic
Anecdotes of the Gim-crack Taste of our Cougls and Fever, in a Letter to Dr. De la
Fathers
80 Cour, by Dr. Grant

ibid. Vindication of Bishop Bedell against Lilly and

List of New Booksi

105 Granger 81 POETICAL ESSAYS

ibid. Letter from Gen. Lee to Gen. Burgoyne on

An Ode to Fancy

ibid. his leaving America

82 Stanza's written on Christmas-day 106 The Origin of Politeness, an Allegorical

On January

ibid. Tale 84 The Invitation

107 Epitaphs in Salisbury Church-yard 85 Prologue to the New Comedy of the RunOn Anfination

86
away

ibid. Conversation between some Portuguese Gen Monthly Chronolozer

108 tlemen on their Prime Minister, &c. 87 Accouni of the Proceedings at Guildhall on State of the annual Income of the Nation 89 the Election of Chamberlain

ibid, With the following Embellishments, viz. A neatly engraved Head of the late Comic Actor Mr. Weston,

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An ALLEGORICAL PRINT on the late Marriage of the MARQUIS of GRANBY.

LONDON, printed for R. BALDWIN, ät No. 47, in Pater-nofter-Row.
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THE

FEBRUARY, 1776.

FOR

For the LONDON M A G A Z I N E. Memoirs of that celebrated Comedian, and fingular Genius THOMAS WESTON.

(With an exakt likenets. *)

I knew hiin well; He was a fellow of infinite bumour." SHAKESPEARE. Bit R. Thomas Weston when perfect, put down his character

is was the son of Tho. upon the litt (as they took it by turns) M

og mas Welton, Esq. first for performance; when the night

cook to his majesty came, his heart beat, his face fushed, K. George the Third, and he owned he was as much afraid the salary and emolu as a performer, for the first time, on

ments of which place a Theatre Royal, or Mr. - Kelly, at were fully sufficient to enable him to the first representation of any of his live as a gentleman, and give his son pieces ; he, however, received the an education, wherein he was in- applauses of all the company; tokens structed in all the polite accomplish of the hand they always shewed to ments. Nothing remarkable how young beginners to encourage them, ever occurred worth noticing during as they said (for applause is the nurse his very boyish days; when he grew of merit) though they all agreed his up to about fixteen years of age, he acting was execrable, and his voice no seemed to have a particular liking to ways adapted to the stage. He was the stage, at the representations of quite hoarse before he had gone thro' which he was very often present : by half the first scene; he however was frequenting the houses where the pleased with his own performance, actors usually resort to, le foon be. whatever other folks miglit think of came acquainted with several of them, it, which he has frequently told his and also with a number of young friends fince, and indeed his future Spouters: these laft introduced Tom conduct proved it. At the play there. to their clubs, which were at that fore, and the spouting clubs, he getime usually held at the Horn, in nerally spent his evenings, and the Doctors Commons, the Queen's Arms, day in ftudying of new parts and Newgate-ftreet, and the Queen's scenes. Head, in Duke's Court, Bow-itreet. Mr. Weston (his father) bad not,

Our hero was exceedingly pleased as yet, observed any thing in his son's at this introduction, and the happi- behaviour to give him cause to suspect ness he had in view of figuring away hisobedience; hetherefore procured for in a speech among his spouting ac him the place of Turnbroach, (turnspit quaintance. Tom begged to be re in English) in the king's kitceived a member of the society, which chen, worth about thirty pounds a was granted him, and with the great- year: it is executed by a deputy, elt pleasure he laid down his five thil- who is paid about seven or eight lings towards buying a curtain, some pounds a year, and which place our clothes, lamps, candles, and decora- hero poffeßed till his death. He got tions. Tom now studied very hard also appointed a clerk under the clerk till he made himself master of the of the kitchen, and Tom made a Tenţ Scene in Richard the Third, jaunt in the yacht with the late king and the battle with Richmond ; and to Holland, in his way to Hanover,

The portrait bere drawn is from a scene in the Maid of Bath. Foote says 10 Wifion, you are a tigbt fellow, Tom." He replies, looking up at bim, " yes, your bonour, nimble and fight-mucb of a beigbi."

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