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(1769–1862),

a Whig journal, rose to importance when James Perry became chief proprietor and editor in 1789. Its staff then included Sheridan, Lamb, T. Campbell, Sir J. Mackintosh, Brougham, T. Moore, and Ricardo. Perry was succeeded by John Black (1783–1855). Among his contributors were James and J. S. Mill; Dickens was one of his reporters, and Thackeray his art critic.

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