Robert Dodsley, The Publick Register: Or, The Weekly Magazine

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The Publick Register; Or, The Weekly Magazine

, was launched by Robert Dodsley (1703-64), its entrepreneurial editor and publisher, on 3 January 1741, and ran for twenty four numbers, until 13 June 1741. Each number was sixteen pages long, offering a miscellany of essays, poems, records of books, parliamentary reports, news (home, foreign and business), announcements of births, marriages, deaths, preferments and bankruptcies, as well as advertisements for recently published books. The publication, variously described in its own pages as a ‘magazine’, ‘paper’, or ‘pamphlet’, cost three pence, a fairly high price for a publication of such length. The successive pagination (1-346) of each number, from the second onwards, indicates that Dodsley had in mind from an early stage the…

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Citation: Gordon, Ian. "The Publick Register: Or, The Weekly Magazine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 April 2008 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=23555, accessed 21 May 2024.]

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