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" I humbly presume should be principally intended for the use of politic persons, who are so public-spirited as to neglect their own affairs to look into transactions of state. Now these gentlemen, for the most part, being persons of strong zeal, and weak... "
The Tatler - Page 4
1803
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...their own affairs to look into transactions of State. Now these gentlemen, for the most part, being men of strong zeal and weak intellects, it is both a charitable...which shall be the end and purpose of this my paper: ... I have also resolved to have something which may be of entertainment to the fair sex, in honour...
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The News Revolution in England: Cultural Dynamics of Daily Information

C. John Sommerville - History - 1996 - 208 pages
...who are so publick-spirited as to neglect their own Affairs to look into Transactions of State. Now these Gentlemen, for the most Part, being Persons...Which shall be the End and Purpose of this my Paper. The eighteenth century saw the birth of gentlemen's clubs, which acquired their own premises. The few...
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Frauenbilder in englischen Charakterskizzen des 17. Jahrhunderts

Katrin Hockenjos - Character sketches - 2006 - 251 pages
...who are so publick-spirited as to neglect their own Affairs to look into Transactions of State. Now these Gentlemen, for the most Part, being Persons...think: Which shall be the End and Purpose of this my Paper.38 Erklärtes Ziel war also die Reform der Leserschaft, was Mr Bickerstaff (alias Steele/Addison,...
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Print and Power in France and England, 1500-1800

David Adams, Adrian Armstrong - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 157 pages
...Laici', the first issue of Steele's Taller (1709-11) incorporates Dryden's redefinition of charity: 'it is both a charitable and necessary work to offer...and well-affected members of the commonwealth may be interested, after their reading, what to think'.22 'Charity' is now directed toward the reader, rather...
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Reading London: Urban Speculation and Imaginative Government in Eighteenth ...

Erik Bond - History - 2007 - 276 pages
...rise of liberal governmentality. Offering an alternative to a defunct absolutism, his papers proposed to "offer something, whereby such worthy and well-affected...Which shall be the End and Purpose of this my Paper . . . ."20 Reflection looms large in Steele, we should note, because only "after" reading Steele's...
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The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English ...

Lee Morrissey - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 242 pages
...for determining meaning. In the very first issue of The Tatler, for example, Isaac Bickerstaff claims "to offer something whereby such worthy and well-affected members of the commonwealth may be interested, after their reading, what to think."9 It is difficult to imagine anything more likely to...
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Christopher Smart and Satire: 'Mary Midnight' and the Midwife

Min Wild - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 231 pages
...announced that he would undertake the 'charitable and necessary' work of offering something whereby 'worthy and well-affected Members of the Commonwealth...be instructed, after their Reading, what to think' (Tatler, 1 April 1709). Steele's Bickerstaff, then, had a broad cultural mission, which has most often...
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