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lomon Fox, Wardour-street, Soho, cabinet-maker. T.Baker and J. Shorland, Exeter, woollen-drapers. J. Hitchcock, late of Hatton Garden, Holborn, dealer in prints. J. Pickering, Lower Eatonstreet, Pimlico, dealer in wine and' spirits. D. Tubbs, late of Liverpool, merchant. T. Saul and J. Reynolds, Manchester, wool-staplers. H.Keen, Gleeve Prior, Worcestershire, baker. R.Allcorn, Hampton, Middlesex, blacksmith. Richard Porter, jun. Derby, grocer. Richard King Thomas, Evesham, Worcestershire, mercer. Win. Simonds, Market-street, St. James's, grocer. Joseph Britton, Birmingham, jeweller. Abel Cartwright, late of Darlaston, Staffordshire, baker. John Jones, late of Birmingham, draper. Joseph Milner, Haymarket, baker. John George, Piccadilly, draper. J. Hart, Old Compton-street, Soho, jeweller. J. Harmer, Stroud, Gloucestershire, clothier. E. Shepherd Smith and J. Stanley, Liverpool, merchants. J. Dean, Strand, Middlesex, laceman. M. Bairstow, Thornton Mill, Thornton, Yorkshire, corn-miller.
The Enigma inserted in our last as Dr. Darwin's, was ascribed t» him by mistake.
*«* Births, Marriages, &c. in our next.
Earichtd-wilk a capital Portrait, taken from Lift.
Even-handed iustice returns the ingredient1 . . Of our poisoned chalice to our own lips.
IN our biographical department we have been studious of exhibiting Man under the several forms after which he presents himself to society. Ever varying in his appearance—and accommodating himself to the circumstances in which he may be placed, he is scarcely ever the same for any long period of duration. There are characters, however, in the community, who add to these traits of variation by their dissimulation and hypocrisy. On account of this circumstance, the subject of our memoirs attained to a singular celebrity.
We mean to detail a series of singular facts, scarcely ever before equalled in the annals of depravity. By bringing forward such particulars, we may learn the progress of iniquity—teach the rising generation to guard against its first approaches— and warn our readers against those depredations which are daily infesting society. Such examples of
wickedness are indeed humiliating to our nature, but they hold forth instructive lessons. In this point of view they are well deserving of our contemplation.
Charles Price was born about the year 1730, in London—his father lived in Monmouth-street, and carried on the trade of a salesman in old cloaths —here he died in the year 1750, of a broken heart —occasioned, it is said, by the bad conduct of his children.
In early life Charles manifested those traits of duplicity for which he was afterwards so greatly distinguished. One instance shall be mentioned— he ripped off some gold lace from a suit of old cloaths in his father's shop, and putting on his elder brother's coat, went to sell it to a Jew. The Jew, most unfortunately, came and offered it to the father for sale—he instantly knew it, and insisted -on the Jew's declaring whence he received it. The boys passing by, he pointed to the elder, on account of his coat, as the person of whom he bought it, and he was directly seized, and severely flogged. His protestations of innnoctnce were in vain—the father was inflexible—whilst Charles, with an abominable relish for hypocrisy, secretly rejoiced in the castigation.
His father, tired of the tricks and knaveries of hisson Charles, put him an apprentice to a hosier in St. James's-street. Here he continued but for a short time—he robbed his father of an elegant suit of cloaths—in which he dressed himself—went to his master in this disguise—purchased about ten founds worth of silk stockings—left his address, Benjamin Bolingbroke, Esq. Hanover Square, and ordered them to be sent him in an hour's time, when he would pay the person who brought them. His master did not know him—and, to complete the cheat, our hero came back in half an hour in his