Excerpt from Checklist of Southern Periodicals to 1861Frances Trollope (1780 - 1863) in Domestic Manners of the Americans (vol. 1, pp. 128 - 129, Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1904) wrote: The fact is, that throughout all ranks of society, from the successful merchant, which is the highest, to the domestic serving man, which is the lowest, they are all too actively employed to read, except at such broken m...
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ay suffice for a peep at a newspaper. It is for this reason, I presume, that every American newspaper is more or less a magazine, wherein the merchant may scan, while he holds out his hand for an invoice, 'stanzas by Mrs. Hemans', or a garbled extract from Moore's Life of Byron; the lawyer may study his brief faithfully, and yet contrive to pick up the valuable dictum of some American critic, that 'bulwer's novels are decidedly superior to Sir Walter Scott's' In spite of Mrs. Trollope's opinion that every news paper was more or less a magazine, the following exclusions have been made: newspapers, annuals, almanacs, gift books, law reports and digests, alumni and undergraduate publications, administrative and legislative serials.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.