By Gillian Williamson
The Gentleman's journal was once the top eighteenth-century periodical. via integrating the magazine's heritage, readers and contents this learn indicates how 'gentlemanliness' used to be reshaped to deal with their social and political pursuits.
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42 Pictures too could be shared. The poem in the 1749 Preface described their appeal to children at a mother’s knee: And infants lisp, what pretty things are these! These shall, when rattles tire, with joy be seen, And children tease mamma for Magazine. The magazine was also passed between friends. 44 Fothergill read the 1787 article on hedgehogs and beetles at the Yorkshire home of his friend Edward Tennant. 45 It is therefore entirely reasonable to estimate an immediate readership for each new monthly number of at least Cave’s 50,000, though not of course exactly the same readers month-to-month or year-to-year.
A new series of the magazine was begun under an editorial team that did not include Nichols, although the family retained ultimate control. H. Parker of Oxford ‘for a nominal sum’. 92 Roy Porter’s English Society in the Eighteenth Century contains ten index references to Gentleman’s Magazine articles on parliamentary reporting, violence, humanity, print culture and drunkenness. 93 It is potentially a social history source book for the period as Emily de Montluzin’s Daily Life in Georgian England as Reported in the Gentleman’s Magazine recognizes.
In late 1780 this arrangement broke down in acrimony. 72 In December 1780 Nichols, possibly without notice (but with the agreement of Henry), took control of all the printing, both cover and pages. For the rest of the period of this study the magazine was printed at Red Lion Passage. 73 John Nichols (1778–1826) John Nichols (1745–1826) was the magazine’s ﬁrst non-provincial proprietor-editor. Like his predecessors he came from a printing rather than writing or journalistic background. A baker’s son from Islington, where he was also educated (at John Shield’s academy), in 1759 he was bound apprentice to non-juring printer William Bowyer (1699–1777), owner of one of the largest printing houses in London.