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The British Essayists, Vol. 30

With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical; Connoisseur, No 1-46 (Classic Reprint)



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The British Essayists, Vol. 30 by Alexander Chalmers
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Excerpt from The British Essayists, Vol. 30: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical; Connoisseur, No 1-46 Colman's Biographers do not remove him to Oxford until 1758 but he was elected to Christ's Church in 1751, and received the degree of M. A. In the month of March 1758. It was at coll that he projected the connoissbur, whic was printed at Oxford by the late Mr. Jackson, and sent to London for publication and it afforded him and thornton a very lau dable relaxation from their classical studies, to which, however, colman was particularly at tached, and which he continued to cultivate at a more advanced period of life, his last publication bein a Translation of Horace's Art of Poetry. Hen he left the University, he was entered of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, and after the usual studies, called to the bar. But his disposition was averse from a profession which required so much depth of thought, patience of research, and assidutty of application; and al thou h not wholly inattentive to the business of the ar, he gradually withdrew himself to the easier and more agreeable pursuits of the humour ist, and the dramatic writer. In 1760, he produced the popular farce of Polly Honeycombe, and in 1761 the comedy of the Jealous Wife, which at once enabled him to take rank with the mostsuccessful dramatic writers of the century. About the same time the news paper, entitled, The St. James's Chroni cle was established; of which he became apro prietor, and exerted the full force of his prosaic talents to promote its interest, in a series of essays and humourous sketches on occasional subjects. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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