true old English Hospitality, and worthy Imitation

From Long-Whatton, in this County, we learn that on Monday before Christmas day Edward Dawson Esq. had a large Beast killed, which he distributed amongst the common working people in that neighbourhood, together with a large quantity of Bread, in Sixpenny and Three-penny loaves; likewise a proportionate quantity of of Roots, all which he delivered with his own hands.—A noble Example of true old English Hospitality, and worthy Imitation.
++A Correspondent from Mountsorrell informs us, that the Masquerade Ball (mentioned in our last) ended in a scene of great Humour and Entertainment.—The scheme of a Masquerade was intended to favour a certain respectable Gentleman, who for many grand and important purposes often chuses to appear in aliena vultu.—It was hoped too it might be of infinite service to the said Gentleman’s Groom or Fiddler, by promoting the sale of a vast number of cast off Masques, which were supposed to be his perquisites, for his twing twang services — but to the honour of this great man be it spoken, though he approved the Compliment, he pitied this Extravagance—and determined to spare his friends the Expence, he generously purchased the whole himself, which will be made use of, as occasion serves, at a private Masquerade; kept up at his own Expence, at C_____. The Company met at Seven, when to the great Pleasure of the whole, all appeared in honest, well-known Faces.—The Assembly was conducted with the greatest order and decency, without the Assistance of Constables.—Nonsubscribers and Spectators were ordered to pay their Half-Crowns and Shillings to the generous gentleman above-mentioned.—The Gentlemen were so well pleased with their Entertainment, that they left a GUINEA to be divided amongst the Poor of the Parish.
++++++J. N_____.
[The above is inserted at the joint Request of the Ladies and Gentlemen who composed the above Assembly]