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N UM B. I.
To be continued MONTHLY.
Totum inquirit in Orbem.
Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford- Arms
(Price One Shilling.)
TABLE of the CONTENTS.
A LIST of those who have been declared Bankrupts
during the Month of January.
Yonathan Cowling, late of Tower-Hill, London, Corn Factor.
Simon Parker, late of the City of Worcester, Vintner.
dasher of Hats.
Coach and Coach-Harness Maker.
in Middlesex, Baker and Cornchandler.
in Middle fex, Vintner. .
Cutters and Partners.
Universal Mercury For the Month of JANUARY, 1725-6.
P 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 generally unapt to be taught, especially by any one who assumes a magisterial Air; and on the other Hand, we soon consider those Works as trilling and impertinent, which are only calculated to please our Imaginati
ons, without conveying proper Instructions. - As the Authors of the Universal Mercury therefore are satis
fied, 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, Physical 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,