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During the first two years the publications are issued in three series: I. Essays on Wit; II. Essays on Poetry and Language; and III. Essays on the Stage.
PUBLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST YEAR (1946-1947)
Series I, No. 1—Richard Blackmore’s Essay upon Wit (1716), and
Addison’s Freeholder No. 45 (1716). [#13484]
JULY, 1946: Series II, No. 1—Samuel Cobb’s Of Poetry and Discourse on Criticism (1707). [#14528]
SEPT., 1946: Series III, No. l—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. [#14973]
Series II, No. 2—Samuel Wesley’s Epistle to a Friend Concerning
Poetry (1700) and Essay on Heroic Poetry (1693).
MARCH, 1947: Series III, No. 2—Anon., Representation of the Impiety and Immorality of the Stage (1704) and anon., Some Thoughts Concerning the Stage (1704). [#15656]
PUBLICATIONS FOR THE SECOND YEAR (1947-1948)
MAY, 1947: Series I, No. 3—John Gay’s The Present State of Wit; and a section on Wit from The English Theophrastus. With an Introduction by Donald Bond. [#14800]
Series II., No. 3—Rapin’s De Carmine Pastorali, translated by Creech.
With an Introduction by J.E. Congleton. [#14495]
Series III, No. 3—T. Hanmer’s (?), Some Remarks on the Tragedy of
Hamlet. With an Introduction by Clarence D. Thorpe. [#14899]
Series I, No. 4—Corbyn Morris’ Essay towards Fixing the True Standards
of Wit, etc. With an Introduction by James L. Clifford. [#16233]