The Tatler, or Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. 1709, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

The Tatler, or Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. 1709, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Tatler, or Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. 1709, Vol. 1 HE {late of converfation and hulinel's in this town having been, lon perplexed with P're 3tenders in both kinds; in or er to open mens eyes againfi foch abafes, it appeared no unprofitable um dertaltihgto publilh a Paper, which fhould obferve f upon the mannerh of the pleafurable, as well as the 'bufy part of mankind. To make this eneraily read, 'it feemed the molt proper method to Form it by way i 'of a Letter of Intelligence, 'confifling of foch parts as fmight gratify the curiofity of perfons of all conditions, and of each Sex. But a Work of this nature requiring time to grow into the notice of the world, it hap pened very luckily, that, a little before I had refolved upon this defign, a Gentleman had written predic tions, and who or three other pieces in my name, which had rendered it famous through all parts of ymp2; 'and by an inimitable fpirit and humour, railed it to as high a pitch of reputation as it could poflibly arrive. At. 3y this good fortune the name of {fear efren/inf gained an audience'of all who had any tafle of? Wit and the addition of the ordinary occurrences of com mon Journals Of News htou ht in a multitude of other readers. I could not, iconfers, long lteep up the. Opinion of the town othat thefe Lucubrations were written hy'the lame and. With the full works. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 435g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243250339
  • 9780243250332