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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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A periodical founded in 1849 by William *Thoms, originally subtitled ‘a medium of inter‐communication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc.’ It was conceived as part academic journal, part correspondence column, where scholars could seek or exchange information. Still thriving, it is now largely literary in subject, and has moved closer to the conventional format of a scholarly journal, publishing longer contributions. Its motto was (until ... ...

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