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The wit's magazine; or, Library of Momus (London: Harrison & Co., 1784-85); an annotated catalogue of the essays, tales, and poems, with notes on authors and sources.

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The wit's magazine; or, Library of Momus (London: Harrison & Co., 1784-85); an annotated catalogue of the essays, tales, and poems, with notes on authors and sources.

Ed. by Edward W. R. Pitcher.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2006

268 pages

$119.95

Hardcover

PN5130

Harrison & Co. excelled as 18th century publishers of quality literary magazines that supplemented reprinted classics with contributions solicited by the editor (Thomas Holcroft, then James Harrison) and works submitted by relatively obscure aspiring writers. This register of its monthly contents encompasses the witty prose and verse of the "Library of Momus" published in 17 monthly numbers (of an intended run of 24) from January 1784 through May 1785. Entries are indexed by title or first line (e.g., "Proposals for an Hospital for Decayed Comical Fellows"), or in the case of the many minor verse pieces (epigrams, coffee house jests, and other bon mots), recorded by author's name.

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