Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century: comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F.S.A., and many of his learned friends; an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century; and biographical anecdotes of a considerable number of eminent writers and ingenious artists; with a very copious index
Printed for the author, by Nichols, son, and Bentley, 1812 - Authors, English
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Page 180 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Page 22 - An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory, anciently used in the English-Saxon Church, giving an account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity; translated into modern English, with Notes, &c. by Elizabeth Elstob, 8vo.
Page 57 - The Difference between an absolute and limited Monarchy, as it more particularly regards the English Constitution...
Page 78 - It is unpleasant to relate that the bookseller, after all his hopes and all his liberality, was, by a very unjust and illegal action, defrauded of his profit '. An edition of the English Iliad...
Page 127 - Anglicantf ; or, an Essay towards deducing a regular Succession of all the principal Dignitaries in each Cathedral, Collegiate Church, or Chapel (now in being), in those Parts of Great Britain called England and Wales, from the first Erection thereof to the present Year 1715 ; containing...
Page 399 - Dr. Swift came into the coffee-house, and had a bow' from every body but me, who, I confess, could not but despise him. When I came to the anti-chamber to wait before prayers, Dr.
Page 212 - Attick, the Roman, and especially the Jewish, with an Appendix concerning our old English Money and Measures of Content.
Page 400 - Davenant to be sent abroad, and took out his pocket-book and wrote down several things as memoranda to do for him. He turned to the fire and took out his gold watch, and telling him the time of day, complained it was very late. A gentleman said he was too fast. 'How can I help it...
Page 400 - Then he instructed a young nobleman, that the best poet in England was Mr. Pope, a papist, who had begun a translation of Homer into English verse, for which he must have them all subscribe; for, says he, the author shall not begin to print till I have a thousand guineas for him.