The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

Read FREE!

The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

Read FREE!

Excerpt

'We can with Pleasure inform the Public, that they will soon be agreeably entertained with a posthumous Piece of the late Henry Fielding, Esq; entitled, A Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon; to which, we hear, will be added, a Fragment of his Answer to Lord Bolingbroke.' This modest 'puff preliminary' appeared in the 'Public Advertiser' for Thursday, 6th February, 1755, and shortly afterwards was succeeded by the usual publisher's notifications, the first of which ran as follows:—

'On Tuesday the 25th inst. will be published, In One Volume Duodecimo, Price 3s. bound, (Printed for the Benefit of his Wife and Children) THE JOURNAL of a Voyage to Lisbon. By the late HENRY Esq FIELDING; To which is added, A Fragment of his Answer to Lord Bolingbroke. Sold by A. Millar in the Strand.'

This was issued on the 13th February, and in these terms the book continued to be announced at intervals until Tuesday the 25th, when the wording was duly altered to 'This Day is published'. The publisher was the same Andrew Millar, Tonson's successor 'at Shakespear's-Head over-against Katherine Street in the Strand', who had published 'Joseph Andrews', 'Tom Jones', and 'Amelia' . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.