The gay Part of the World are every Day retreating from the Field of Business; and going with their Families into Summer Quarters. I look upon my self in the State of a Roman General, who has made a vigorous and successful Campaign, and is now returning Home to take his Triumph. I am retiring to the Village, in which my Family for some Ages have made no inconsiderable Figure, and know I shall be received not with the single Respect due to my Name and Quality, but as the Person who ingaged the late memorable Sir John Edgar. If Health and Fortune permit, next Season, I shall again propagate my Character in the Town; in the mean Time, to make my self the more conspicuous, I have ordered my Lucubrations to be printed in a small Volumn, and to have one of the Books sent down after me, which shall be chained in my Library, and go along with the Mansion-House from Generation to Generation, as a lasting Monument in Honour of the Name and Erudition of Sir John Falstaffe.
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Publications for the Third Year (1948-1949)
At least two items will be printed from each of the three following groups:
Series IV: Men, Manners, and Critics
Sir John Falstaff (pseud.), The Theatre (1720).
Aaron Hill, Preface to The Creation; and
Thomas Brereton, Preface to Esther.
Ned Ward, Selected Tracts.
Series V: Drama
Edward Moore, The Gamester (1753).
Nevil Payne, Fatal Jealousy (1673).
Mrs. Centlivre, The Busie Body (1709).
Charles Macklin, Man of the World (1781).
Series VI: Poetry and Language
John Oldmixon, Reflections on Dr. Swift’s Letter to
Harley (1712); and Arthur Mainwaring, The British
Pierre Nicole, De Epigrammate.
Andre Dacier, Essay on Lyric Poetry.
Issues will appear, as usual, in May, July, September, November, January, and March. In spite of rising costs, membership fees will be kept at the present annual rate of $2.50 in the United States and Canada; $2.75 in Great Britain and the continent. British and continental subscriptions should be sent to B.H. Blackwell, Broad Street, Oxford, England. American and Canadian subscriptions may be sent to any one of the General Editors.