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Or GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer. For FEBRUARY,
1751. To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence each Month.) Containing, 1 Greater Variery, and more in ant!ry, than any Monthly Book of ebe jane Price. I. kema: ks on a Bull of Pope Clement VI. XV, Gin-drinking deltructive of the buman
with the Character of that Pope, and of Species. King John of France, &c.
XVI. Account of Mr. Bright, II. An Account of the new Comedy of Gil XVII, Alcrations in the Lift of Parliament, Blas.
XVIII. Proceedings of the S. S. Company, III. Character of a young Lady.
of the Bank, and of the Common-Council. IV. Insernal Rires at the Death of an Indian XIX. Effee of Lightning on the Compass. Prince,
XX. Further Remarks on Chapling,
XXII. POETRY: Prologue and Epilogue VI. Scheme for preventing Felonies.
to Gil Blas ; to Miss į an Invitation Vil. The JOURNAL of a Learned and to Dinner ; to Ardelia ; the Sun and
Political Clue, &c. continued : Contain. Cloud, a Fable ; Opinion of the Council ing the SPEECH of M. Ogulnius for at George's concerning Cil Blas ; on the an amendment to the Oath of Secrecy in Thirtieth of January ; to Mr. R and the Mutiny. Bill : And the SPEECHES of his Followers ; the Forsaken Maid's ComC. Trebonius, and Q. Condidius, on the plaint, a New Song, let to Musick; Re.
Question concerning the Staff Officers, &:. Fus's, Erigrams, &c. VIU. A Desc iption of Hampshire.
XXII. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER : IX. A Description of the Isle of Wight,
Gamblers and Gamesters i Riot of Sailors; X. AbQract of Mr. Fielding's Enquiry into Malefactors executed, &c. &c. &c.
the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers. XXIV. Promotions ; Marriages and Birchs XI. Of the Height to which Rockets ascend. Deaths; Binkrupts. XII. How a Man of Wit and Learning may XXV. Prices of Stocks for each Day.
make himself a disagreeable Companion. XXVI. Monthly Bill of Mortality. XIII, Mathematical Questions answe ed. XXVII. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. XIV. Declaration of the Emprefs-Queen. XXVIII. A Catalogue of Books. With a New and Beautiful Map O: HAMPSHIRE ; and the Effigies of Mr. BRIGHT,
the surprizingly fat MAN, on a curious Copper Plate.
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N account of the play of Gil Blas 51
Perions of the drama, and their characters
57-54 SPEECH of M. Ogulnius in favour of the
motion for an amendment to the oath
of secrecy contained in the mutiny bill 57 Treason against the conftitution, as well as against the crown
ibid. SPLICH of C. Trebonius in favour of the
motion for adding a clause to the mutiny
$9 SPLECH of Q. Confidius against the moti
62 Extracts from Mr. Fielding's Enquiry into
the causes of the late increase of robbers,
&c. Two Mocking instances of vagabonds 65 Of the apprehension, prosecution, conviction and execution of felons
66 Remarks on a bull of pope Clement VI.
67-74 What the heathens, &c. thought of an oath
ibid. D Of the height to which rockets ascend 74 The polarity of the compaís destroyed by lightning
75 Tradescant's garden at Lambeth
76 Character of a young lady
dyet of the empire, concerning the
election of a king of the Romans ibid. Syllogisms proposed to the learned of both URiver Gries
80 infernal rites at the death of an Iodian
80 Constitution and procedings of the society for the Free British Fishery
his enormous bulk
a new song, set to mufick
88 The opinion of the council at George's
concerning the comedy of Gil Blas, with that of other members, not of the committee
ibid. Epitaph on a gin.drinker, with other
verses against gin-drinking ibid. To Ardelia
89 A rebus
ibid. Solution of a rebus in Dec. last ibid. On the frequent repetition of devil and devilish in Gil Blas
ibid, To Mr. Rand his followers ibid. The sun and cloud, a fable
ibid, The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER
90 South-Sea directors chosen
ibid. Earthquake at Fiume
ibid. Gamblers and gameters apprehended ibid. General courts and ballot at the South-Sea house
9', 92 Important resolutions of the court of com. mon council
91 Malefactors executed
ibid. Fate of the Westminster petition ibid. Riot of failors
ibid, Resolution of a general court of the Bank
92 Alterations in the lift of parliament ibid, Marriages and births
ibid. Ecclefiaftical Preserments
93 Promotions civil and military Perrons declar'd bankrupts
ibid. Pricus of stocks and grain; wind, weather
94 Monthly bill of mortality
ibid. FOREIGN AFFAIRS
95 Catalogue of books
The surveying and aritbmetical questions fhall be in our next. The Latin inscription is too obfiene to be inserted, bur shall be returned, if de fored. We bave received the poems figned Y, webied fhali bave a place ; es basavije jo veral eber pieces our correspondents bave favoured us Tito
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Laura, woman to Aurora, a pert, A new Comedy, intitled, GIL witty chamber-maid; by Miss Mi
BL AS, wrote by Mr. Moore, having been lat ly brought upon the Beatrice, woman to Isabella, 2 Stage at Drury-Lane, we shall, treacherous chamber-maid ; by Mrs. as usual, give our Readers some
Spain, and the Persons of the tical landlady ; by Mils Pitt.
CT I. opens the plot
of the play, and a Don Lewis Pacheco, a young Spa
little of the several nish nobleman, of great courage, and
characters that are to rakish, but of natural good quali.
appear in it, as fol. ties ; acted by Mr. Woodward.
lows: Aurora having Don Felix de Mendoza, a young feen Don Lewis at Madiid, and Spanish nobleman, of fierce courage fallen deeply in love with him, re
, and frict honour, brother to Aurora ; folves to try what effect her beauty acted by Mr. Palmer.
may have upon him at a personal Don Gabriel de Pedros, a reduced interview. For this purpose the fets
с nobleman, supported by Don Lewis, out privately for Salamanca, attended but false and treacherous to him ;
by her two fervants ; for which acted by Mr. Sowdon.
place Don Lewis had but just fet out, Gil Blas, servant to Aurora, a in order to prosecute his itudies at fellow of some humour, and so vain that university. Ac Salamanca The as to fancy every woman in love
hires two lodgings, in one of which with him; acted by Mr. Garrick
The appears in her own dress and Melchior, servant to Don Lewis; character, and in the other fe afby Mr. Yates.
fumed the dress and character of her Pedro, fervant to Don Felix; by brother Don Felix. At this last, Mr. Shuter.
which was Bernarda's, she is inform. W O M E N.
ed by her landiady, of Don Lewis's Aurora, a young lady of great being a great rake, and having an spirit and striet virtue, but deeply in intrigue with Itabella ; and likewise
E love with Don Lewis; acted by Mrs. receives a hint of Isabella's being Pritchard.
false to him, by intriguing with his Isabella, an abandoned young la.
friend Don Gabriel. As Don Lewis dy, mistrefs to Don Lewis, and in- had his lodgings in the same house, triguing with Don Grabriel; acted and arrived soon after, their two by iss. Bennet.
fervants meet and know one another, February, 175!
which ends the first a&t, in which business, upon receiving an express there are several diverting scenes from Madrid, but that he had de. between "Aurora, Laura, and Gil fired his filter Aurora to entertain Blas, who began to fancy, that his him till his return. Upon this there is lady was in love with him, and had
a very natural scene between Don m.de her escape from Madrid on Lewis and Aurora, who puts him in purpose to marry hin ; and in the A a furter, by telling him that fie exJa ticene between Melchior and Gil
pected a visit from a lady called IfaBias, the former gives an account of bella, an advocate's daughter ; but his having been in England with a she at lait relieves him, by giving tharper, who, by being a gameiter, orders to be denied to her; and in Had free access to all people of, rank the mean time Gil Blas brings her a in that kingdom; and that his inafter billet doux directed to Don Felix at and he had there married several B her other lodgings, defiring her to wires, but did not stay long enough mect a lady that night at 8 o'clock withi any of them to know their in a close walk behind St. Anne's, ter pers.
which letter she throws upon the Bernarda having made Aurora, in foor; Gil Blas takes it up, and rethe characler of Don Felix, ac- folves to keep the appointment in her quainted with Don Lewis, they dine stead, which he does in another dress together ; and the lid act opens C of an officer, meets there Isabella, with Gill Blas's giving Laura, in follows her to her house, but is inboy's clothes, an account of their terrupted by Don Gabriel; and the conversation at dinner, in which he lady appoints him to be with her favs, Auiora feemed the greater next day at four in the afternoon. sake of the two, so that he was Ac IV, opens next morning at forced to give her a nod now and Bernarda's, where Aurora, again in zben to hold her hand, left Don D the character of Don Felix, expects I exis should smoke the woman by a visit from Don Lewis, who enters, her want of conscience. In this act after Gil Blas had finished the acthere are several diverting scenes count of his adventure with Isabel about labella, who in a private la ; and after Don Felix had made converfation with · Don Gabriel his excuse for not returning to Don thews herself to be an abandoned Lewis the night before, the latter woman of a molt violent temper ; E declares his passion for Aurora. and Aurora, in the character of Upon this Don Felix says, “ I wish Don Felix, having informed Don you had kept this declaration from Lewis, that Aurora was come to I had news for you that town, invites him to sup at her friendship required me to tell ; and lodgings, after his having been to now ic will look like an officious pay a visit to Isabella, to whom, he concern for my fifter.". She then had lent Gil Blas with a letter, who F informs him of Isabella's inconti by that means having seen Isabella, nency, which is confirmed in a ludi, the act ends with his giving Aurora crous manner by Gil Blas, who ini an account of her being extremely forms him of her appointment with handlome, which makes her ex- her lover that afternoon at four ; tremely uneary.
whereupon Don Gabriel enters, who · A& Ill. opens with a fcene at fancying that he had feen Ifabella Aurora's other lodgings, where she G burn all the love-letters' he had and Laura appear in their true cha- wrote to her, gives an account of racters :" Don Lewis calls according his discovering a gallant with her to appointment, and is told that the night before ; and that her Don Felix was just gone out about maid had told him he was to be a
1751. Account of the PLAY of GILBLAS: 53 gain with her that day at four, and morning to Don Lewis, which he that if they came thither she would supposes to be from the Don Felix open the door for them. Upon this, who lodged in the same house with Don Lewis resolves to go thither at him ; and as he was his friend, and the time appointed ; and Don Ga- brother to Aurora, he sends Gil Blas briel being retired to wait for Don to tell him, that he would meet him Lewis at his own apartment, Don Ano where but at his fister's. Gi Felix tells him he must defer his in 'Blas having accordingly gone to the tended visit to his fifter Aurora till place appointed in the letter, finds next morning which surprises him, there the true Don Felix, and being but at laft he agrees to put it off. furprifed at his calling himself so, is There is then a very busy and en- frightned, and forced to promise to tertaining scene at Isabella's, where lead him to Aurora's lodgings. The her maid, contrary to her orders, let B scene then changes to Aurora's, Don Lewis and Don Gabriel into where Don Lewis is told by Laura, her apartment while the was alone that Aurora had that night been for. with Gi Blas, in the dress and clia. ced into a coach by her brother, racter of an officer, who discovers and sent away to Madrid. Aurora himself, and labella, after having then appears in the dress and chaendeavoured to stab him with Don racter of Don Felix, in which chaLewis's sword, discovers the trea-Cracter Don Lewis provokes her to chery of Don Gabriel, confirming it fight : She at last draws ; and that by some of his letters, which, un. instant her brother, the true Don Fe. known to him, he had preserved, lix, enters, conducted by Gil Blas in on which Don Lewis orders him a terrible fright ; upon which a difnever to see his face again, and re. covery of the whole iş made: Don tires with Gil Blas ; and Isabella be- Felix is convinced of his sister's ining thus left alone with Don Gabri- D nocence, Don Lewis of her love, el, she puts him upon getting Don and she of his, by his declaring Lewis assassinated. The scene then that it was his only wish to marry changes to Aurora's lodging, where, her.' Then Bernarda comes in, and at her desire, Gil Blas had enticed informs them of Don Gabriel's Don Lewis to make a visit,' contra- having last night been wounded in ry to the promise he had made to
several places, in his attempt to get her in the character of Don Felix ; E Don Lewis assassinated at the desire after which the scene changing to of Isabella, who had that morning the street, discovers the true Don Fe. robbed her father, and was gone off, lix in a riding dress with his man leaving Don Gabriel to his fate. Pedro, searching for Bernarda's, on After which the play ends by Auro.. a suspicion that his fifter had al- ra's desiring them to follow Bernar. sumed his name and dress, and lived da to her other lodgings, whither in infamy with Don Lewis, who F le, after being again a woman, enters the ftreet drunk, and is at. would follow them in a few mi. tacked by Don Gabriel with three nutes ; and Don Lewis answers, To or four affallins; but being aloited by give me that happiness, which a Don Felix, they are driven off, and false friend and faller mistress prothen Don Felix finds that it was mised me in vain, Don Lewis he had thus relieved, but suspends his revenge till next G To all my follies bere I bid adieu, day, as Don Lewis was then drunk. Reclaim'd and fix'd by virtue, and
Act V. opens with the