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UN I V E R S AL

MERCURY

N UM B. I.

To be continued MONTHLY.

Totum inquirit in Orbemi.

LONDON:

Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford-.Arm15

in Warwick-Lane. MDCCXXVI.

(Price One Shilling )

A LIST of those zabo bave been declared Bankrupts

during the Month of January. Onathan Cowling, late of Tower-Hill, London, Corn Factor. .

Simon Parker, late of the City of Worcester, Vintner. William Flower, late of Andover in Hampshire, Merchant. Robert Tate, late of Goudhurst in the County of Kent, Clothier. Thomas Sheepy, of the Borough of Leicester, Hosier. Edward Evans, of Henley upon Thames in Oxford/bire, Innholder and Dealer. Richard Brooke, of the City of Worcester, Mercer. John Hogg, of the City of Bristol, Chapman. Robert Meadows, of Colchester in Effex, Merchant. Francis Nixon, of the Parish of St. Leonard Foster-Lane, London, Glover and

Haberdasher. Henry Plaistow, of the Parish of St. Clement's Danes in Middlesex, Haber

dather of Hats.
James Holt, late of Bury in Lancashire, Chapman.
John Parsons, of Spittle-fields in Middlesex, Silk-man and Silk-thrower.
George Vickery, of Great Queen-street in St. Giles's in the Fields in Middlesex,

Coach and Coach-Harness Maker.
Pilkington Robinson, late of Charles-street, Westminster, Chapman.
John Ball

, of Horton-street, in the Parish of St. Clement's Danes in Middlesex,
Pawnbroker.
James Angleras, of London, Merchant.
George Airey, late of Gateshead in the County of Durham, Mercer.
William Howard, of Great fames-street, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holbor iz

in Middlesex, Baker and Cornchandler. Benjamin Peele, late of Manchester in Lancasbire, Shopkeeper. Peter Priest, of Colchester in Essex, and late of London, Goldsmith. John Bowen, of Leigh in Essex, Victualler. Abraham Baker, of Falkingham in Lincolnshire, Mercer. Isaac Bedford, of Hampstead in Middlesex, Carpenter. Henry Wood, of whitecross-street in the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegates

in Middlesex, Vintner. Thomas Parsons, late of Lincolais-Inn Fields in Middlesex, and since of Holborn,

Distiller. Richard Marryott, of Market-street in the Parish of St. James in Middlesex,

Ironmonger. John Arnold, of the Parish of St. Bride, alias Bridget, London, Apothecary. Owen Willians and Joseph Bolton, of St. John-street in Middlesex, Whalebone

Cutters and Partners. Thomas Wild, of the City of Norwich, Worsted-Weaver. John Mills, late of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields in Middlesex, Corn

chandler. Foseph Huntman, of Bilbop/gareftreet, London, Mealman.

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o divert and to instruct are the Ends every new Writer promises the Publick to pursue; but the great Difficulty lies in the

Manner of doing it: Our Minds are geT nerally unapt to be taught, especially by

any one who assumes a magisterial Air; and on the other Hand, we foon consider those Works as trifling and impertinent, which are only calculated to please our Imaginati

ons, without conveying proper Instructions. As the Authors of the Universal Mercury therefore are fatiffied, that the Generality of Mankind are foon weary of any one Thing, however amiable or' useful in it felf; they design to entertain their Readers with Variety, and to be as unconfin'd in their Subjects as in their Title. The Learned, in the Course of this Work, will meet with Philosophical Transactions, Memoirs of Literature, Pbysical Controverfies, and Lists of Books, printed both at Home and Abroad ; the Gay Part of the 'Town shall have News from the Court, the Park, the Masquerade, B

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