NYT Blogs: Headline from Pogue's Posts

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 23:34:54 UTC 2011

I see the same bit in 1804 and 1820:

Sporting anecdotes: original and selected. By Pierce Egan. London: 18-4
The Late Duke of Cumberland. p. 264
Sporting anecdotes: original and selected. By Pierce Egan. London: 1820
The Late Duke of Cumberland. p. 477

Some similar nonsense in 1704 (hard to be imitated, never to be
parallel'd by others-- http://goo.gl/MirhU ), but the title page is
recreated by an eager librarian (typewritten). No doubt about the title
page of the 1735 edition that appears to be identical:
http://goo.gl/rW7YR (5th edition)


On 10/9/2011 7:26 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> ...
> http://goo.gl/bIqQp
> The Sportsman. New Series. Vol. I, No. II. London: August 1836
> p. 95/2
>> This the hand of Providence (as the first ohject of his heart) spared
>> him long enough to see complete; but just in the moment of
>> exultation, when loaded with the grateful caresses of an idolizing
>> multitude, and when absolutely arranging the business of a Spring and
>> Autumn meeting at Ascot, to vie in some degree with the sport of
>> Newmarket, and when the whole county resounded with unprecedented
>> plaudits, the allwise and dispensing power, to whose dictates we must
>> piously submit, dropped the curtain of death upon such a life, such
>> an accumulation of goodwill and charitable practice to all mankind,
>> that it is but little imitated, never can be excelled! In the happy
>> retrospection of which one admonition naturally presents itself for
>> the rumination of every contemplatist of human excellence--
>>     "Go thou and do likwise."

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