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Dodsley’s portrait

There is a lovely portrait of Robert Dodsley¬†(1704-1764), one of the most important bookseller/publishers from the period, and who was also a writer. Dodsley was the instigator of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary (1755), and he also published Robert Lowth‘s Short Introduction … Continue reading

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The Pen and the People

This is the title of a magnificent study by Susan Whyman. Its subtitle is¬†English Letter Writers 1660-1800, and the book was first published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. It analyses a host of letters from the period, but focusses … Continue reading

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