The English translation by Thomas Creech, prefixed to his translation of the Idylliums of Theocritus, appeared in 1684. A second edition “to which is prefix’d, The Life of Theocritus. By Basil Kennet”, was printed at London for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible against St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-street, in 1713, and a third edition, also printed for Curll, appeared in 1721.
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PUBLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST YEAR (1946-1947)
MAY, 1946: Series I, No. 1—Richard Blackmore’s Essay upon Wit (1716), and Addison’s Freeholder No. 45 (1716).
JULY, 1946: Series II, No. 1—Samuel Cobb’s Of Poetry and Discourse on Criticism (1707)
SEPT., 1946: Series III, No. 1—Anon., Letter to A.H. Esq.; concerning the Stage (1698), and Richard Willis’ Occasional Paper No. IX (1698).
NOV., 1946: Series I, No. 2—Anon., Essay on Wit (1748), together with Characters by Flecknoe, and Joseph Warton’s Adventurer Nos. 127 and 133.