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Camden Society

Camden Society  

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Founded in 1838 in honour of W. Camden, for the purpose of publishing documents relating to the early history and literature of the British empire. In 1897 it was amalgamated with the Royal ...
Charles Ackers

Charles Ackers  

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 (1702/3–59) English printer.While serving his apprenticeship with S. Palmer, he began an important lifelong collaboration with the typefounder W. Caslon. His business included printing textbooks, ...
Cock Lane Ghost

Cock Lane Ghost  

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A supposed ghost to which were attributed mysterious noises heard at 33 Cock Lane, Smithfield, in 1762. They were discovered to be due to the imposture of one William Parsons and his daughter. Dr ...
datestones

datestones  

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A fashion which began in the second half of the 16th century for gentlemen and yeomen farmers to carve a date on the stone of their door lintel, or perhaps ...
Edward Cave

Edward Cave  

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(1691–1754)Son of a Rugby cobbler who became a London printer and publisher. As ‘Sylvanus Urban’ he founded the Gentleman's Magazine, to which Samuel Johnson contributed parliamentary sketches. Cave ...
Edward Moore

Edward Moore  

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(1712–57),wrote poems and fables but is best remembered as a dramatist. His first comedy, The Foundling (1748), may owe something to Richardson's Pamela; Gil Blas (1751) is a lively comedy of ...
Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter  

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(1717–1806),poet and letter writer: b. and lives in Deal; visits Bath 1778; buried in London (Mayfair: South Audley St.). Epictetus (trans.) 1758.
esquire

esquire  

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Originally the shield‐bearer to a knight, by the 16th century an officer of the Crown, and in the following two centuries a man with a coat of arms who was a superior gentleman. In the 19th century ...
Grub Street

Grub Street  

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Used in reference to a world or class of impoverished journalists and writers, from the name of a street (later Milton Street) in Moorgate, London, inhabited by such authors in the 17th century.
Grub Street Journal

Grub Street Journal  

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(1730–37),a weekly literary newspaper, highly satirical in tone; its targets included the Gentleman's Magazine and the Bee, ‘Orator’ Henley's Hyp‐Doctor, Theobald, Cibber, Eusden, and Curll. Pope ...
Jane West

Jane West  

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(1758–1852),writer of novels [31], poems, plays, and conduct books. West wrote popular works of anti-Jacobin rhetoric and Christian moralizing. Extraordinarily prolific, yet effacing literary ...
John Gough Nichols

John Gough Nichols  

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(1779–1863)The second of three generations of editors of the Gentleman's Magazine, publisher of county histories, and author of The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester (4 vols, ...
John Harris

John Harris  

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(1756–1846), leading British publisher of illustrated books and fiction from 1801 to 1839. In 1797 Harris became the business manager of Elizabeth Newbery in St. Paul's Churchyard, the shop ...
John Nichols

John Nichols  

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(1745–1826),printer, author, and antiquary, was manager and editor of the Gentleman's Magazine from 1792 until his death. In the pages of the Magazine he built up his digressive, disordered, but ...
Joseph Whitaker

Joseph Whitaker  

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(1820–95),founded the Educational Register (1850), Whitaker's Clergyman's Diary (1850), The Artist (1855), The Bookseller (1858), and Whitaker's Almanack (1868), a compendium of general information ...
London Magazine

London Magazine  

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1 a periodical (1732–85) founded in opposition to the Gentleman's Magazine;2 a magazine of great brilliance (1820–9), established under the editorship of John Scott; it was non‐political and gave a ...
magazines

magazines  

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Originally a place where goods or weapons are stored. The Gentleman's Magazine described itself in its first number (1731) as ‘a Monthly Collection to store up, as in a Magazine ...
Mehitabel Wesley

Mehitabel Wesley  

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(1697–1750)Poet, daughter of the Reverend Samuel Wesley (1662–1735) and sister of John and Charles Wesley. She was educated at home, apparently to the extent of learning New Testament Greek. ...
Percy Clinton Strangford, sixth Viscount

Percy Clinton Strangford, sixth Viscount  

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(1780–1855)Born and educated in Dublin. He became a successful diplomat and public man. Profiting by his first posting to Lisbon, he published in 1803 Poems from the Portuguese of ...
periodicals

periodicals  

A magazine published at regular intervals, usually weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or quarterly.

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