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1809; in the construction of which, the day of month of the commencement of each paper, whenever it could be satisfactorily ascertained, has been given. There will be found also in this Table three periodical works not previously noticed; namely, a Tatler, published at Edinburgh in 1711; and The WANDERER, and The ENTERTAINER: the Tatler I have not been able to procure; but the other two have lately fallen into my possession. The Wanderer is the production of a Mr. John Fox, and consists of twenty-six essays, which were published weekly; the first dated February 9th, 1717, and the last August 1st, 1717; they were collected the year following in an octavo volume, with the addition of an Heroic Poem, entitled, Public Spirit. The Wanderer is employed on miscellaneous topics, avowedly excluding politics; but the style is bad, and the matter trifling.

The Entertainer extends to forty-three weekly numbers, 12mo. commencing on November 6th, 1717, and terminating on August 27th, 1718. It is a violent Tory and High-church paper, written with great vulgarity and abusive warmth ; and is, indeed, in every respect, below mediocrity:

The few papers, in the following Table, to which an asterisk * is prefixed, I have not been sufficiently fortunate to obtain; those distinguished by capitals, are the essays which have usually been considered as standard works in periodical literature; and those marked by Italics, are the productions of Steele and Addison, independent of their three great efforts in this line of composition.

TABLE

OF

PERIODICAL PAPERS,

From the Year 1709, to the Year 1809.

i The TATLER, April 12th,

1709 2.....Re-Tatler 3.....Condoler 4... .Female Tatler 5.....Tory Tatler ... 6.. Tell Tale 7. ....Gazette A-La-Mode, May 12th, 8. ....Tatling Harlot, August 22d, 9.....Whisperer 10.....General Postscript ... 11.....Monthly Amusement, by Ozell.... 12.....Monthly Amusement, by Hughes . . 13.....Tatler, Vol. the Fifth, January 13th 1710 14..... Tit for Tat, March 2d, 15.....Tatler, by Baker

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16 The Tatler, Anonymous

1710 17 Annotations on the Tatler . 18 The Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, August

21st, 19.....Growler 20.....Examiner, August 3d, 21. ....Whig Examiner, September 14th,.. 22. .Medley, October 5th, 23.....Observator .....

1711 24.....SPECTATOR, March 1st, 25.....Tatler, published at Edinburgh 26.....Rambler...

1712 27.....GUARDIAN, March 12th, ........1713 28.....Englishman, October 6th, 29.....Lay Monastery, November 16th,.. 30 Mercator ... 31 The British Merchant, August 8th,.... 32.....Rhapsody ...

.Historian 34.....Lover, February 14th, .........1714 35.....Reader, April 22d, 36. ....High German Doctor, May 4th, .. 37.....Spectator, Vol. Ninth, January 30, 1715 38.....Censor, April 11th, 39.

.....Town Talk, December 17th, 40.....Freeholder, December 23d, 41.....*Miscellany 42... *Hermit

33...

43 The *Surprize

1715 44.....*Silent Monitor 45.....*Inquisitor. 46.....*Pilgrim.... 47.....*Restorer 48.....*Instructor 49.....*Grumbler 50.....Tea Table, February 6th, .1716 51 Chit-Chat, March 6th, 52 The Wanderer, February 9th,

. 1717 53.....Entertainer, November 6th, 54.....Freethinker, March 24th,.

1718 55.....Plebcian, March 14th,

1719 56.....Old Whig, March 19th, 57.....Patrician, March 21st, 58.....Moderator, April 4th, 59.....Manufacturer, October 30th, 60.....British Merchant, November 10th, 61.....Weaver, November 23d, 62.....Spinster, December 19th, 63..... Theatre, January 2d,

1720 64.....British Harlequin, January 5th, .. 65.....Independent Whig, January 20th, 66.....Anti-Theatre, February 15th, 67..... Muses Gazette, March 12th, 68 Cato's Letters, November, 69 Terræ Filius, January 11th,..........1721 70 Mist's Journal, Selection from

1722

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