London Newspapers in the Age of Walpole: A Study of the Origins of the Modern English Press
Focusing on the mid-eighteenth century, this book provides the first clear view of the press of London, where the dominant patterns of organization and content of the English press were worked out.
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Page 23 - For that the said newspapers have been always a whole sheet and a half, and sold for one halfpenny to the poorer sort of people, who are purchasers of it, by reason of its cheapness, to divert themselves, and also to allure herewith their young children and entice them to reading, and should a duty of three halfpence be laid upon these mean newspapers (which, by reason of the coarseness of the paper, the generality of gentlemen are above conversing with), it would utterly extinguish and suppress...