[i] THE INTELLIGENCER.NUMBER III. — Ipse per omnes Ibit personas, & turbam reddet in unam

Written in Ireland in the Year 1728.

THE Players having now almost done with the Comedy called the Beggar's Opera, for the Season; it may be no unpleasant Speculation, to reflect a little upon this Dramatick Piece, so singular in the Subject and Manner, so much an Original, and which hath frequently given so very agreeable an Entertainment.

Although an evil Taste be very apt to prevail, both here and in London; yet there is a Point which whoever can rightly touch, will never fail of pleasing a very great Majority; so great, that the Dislikers, out of Dulness or Affectation, will be silent, and forced to fall in with the Herd: The Point I mean,