Catalogue of a Collection of Early Newspapers and Essayists

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Clarendon Press, 1865 - 178 pages

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Page 134 - On a Man's writing Memoirs of Himself; On Decision of Character ; On the Application of the Epithet Romantic ; On some of the Causes by which Evangelical Religion has been rendered less acceptable to Persons of cultivated Taste.
Page 31 - Bickerstaff's Lucubrations was attended with much the same consequences as the death of Meliboeus's ox in Virgil : as the latter engendered swarms of bees, the former immediately produced whole swarms of little satirical scribblers. One of these authors called himself the Growler ; and assured us, that, to make amends for Mr. Steele's silence, he was resolved to growl at us weekly, as long as we should think fit to give him any encouragement.
Page 54 - His abilities were unquestionable : he had almost as much wit, learning, and various knowledge, as his two partners : and when those great masters chose not to appear in public themselves, he supplied their places so well, that his essays were often ascribed to them. Amhurst survived the downfall of Walpole's power, and had reason to expect a reward for his labours. If we...
Page 12 - Do you know that Grub street is dead and gone last week ? No more ghosts or murders now for love or money.
Page 58 - Having for above four years and half been the chief manager of the Universal Spectator, and all my Essays during that time being collected together here, I desire, that after my Death, this book may be preserved in my Family, since the printing them together may perhaps some time hereafter be of Use
Page 26 - Englishman, being the close of the paper so called ; and one other pamphlet, entitled the Crisis, written by Richard Steele. Esq., a Member of this house, are scandalous and seditious Libels, containing many expressions highly reflecting upon Her Majesty, and upon the Nobility. Gentry, Clergy and Universities of this Kingdom, maliciously insinuating, that the Protestant succession, in the House of Hanover, is in danger under Her Majesty's administration, and tending to alienate the affections of...
Page 109 - I first printed two octavos (of the Observer) experimentally at our press in Tunbridge Wells ; the execution was so incorrect that I stopped the impression as soon as I had engaged my friend, Mr. Charles Dilly, to undertake the reprinting of it. He gave it a form and shape fit to meet the public eye, and the sale was encouraging. I added to the collection very largely, and it appeared in a new edition of five volumes : when these were out of print, I made a fresh arrangement of the essays, and, incorporating...
Page 69 - This is to certify, that Robert Drury, fifteen years a slave in Madagascar, now living in London, was redeemed from thence, and brought into England, his native country, by myself. I esteem him an honest, industrious man, of good reputation, and do firmly believe that the account he gives of his strange and surprising adventures is genuine and authentic.
Page 55 - ... drudge of his party for the best part of twenty years together, was as much forgotten in the famous compromise of 1742, as if he had never been born ! and when he died of what is called a broken heart, which happened...
Page 22 - I have been annotated, retattled, examined, and condoled: but it being my standing maxim, never to speak ill of the dead ; I shall let these authors rest in peace, and take great pleasure in thinking that I have sometimes been the means of their getting a belly-full.

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