Henry Fielding, Henry Fielding: Miscellanies

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On 9 April 1743, a London newspaper advertised the publication by Andrew Millar of

Miscellanies, by Henry Fielding, Esq; In Three Volumes

. The appearance of this set had been delayed for a considerable period of time, as the author had been taking in subscriptions for at least a year before the earliest surviving announcement of the project showed up in the press on 5 June 1742. At this stage the author was still expecting a prompt delivery to subscribers, but the project stalled for almost another year. Fielding put the initial delay down to “the Author’s Indisposition last Winter, and a Train of melancholy Accidents scarce to be parallel’d”. As time went on, the subscription campaign had proved disappointing; and the author may still not have had all the items ready that he…

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Citation: Rogers, Pat. "Henry Fielding: Miscellanies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40986, accessed 29 May 2024.]

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