Newspaper cutting: 'A Rambler's Cursory Thoughts' by John Hope
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2. According to Pitcher (1998: 80), the article ‘A Rambler's Cursory Thoughts’ is dated ‘September and November 1776’ and signed ‘J.H. Northampton’. Hamilton's copy lacks the place-name. However, Pitcher ascribes the article to the Westminster Magazine and makes no mention of the Whitehall Evening-Post, which possibly represents an earlier published version. The text of the first column of the cutting appears in the Westminster Magazine, vol.4 (1776), pp.599-600 and is reprinted in Thoughts in Prose and Verse, started in his Walks, By John Hope (Stockton, 1780), pp.24-26; in both, the conclusion of the last sentence reads: ‘[...] ſometimes make it high priced, we ſhall not, as formerly, experience thoſe ſad times of famine and general diſtreſs’. The second column is a fragment of the next piece in the same collection, its opening probably lost with the torn-off part of the first column. The text appears in full at pp.600-601 in the Westminster Magazine, and shortened at pp.26-28 in the book, minus ‘Contrary to both [...] more gauche!’.
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Repository: John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester
Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers
Item title: Newspaper cutting: 'A Rambler's Cursory Thoughts' by John Hope
Author: John Hope
Date: not after November 1776
Summary: Newspaper cutting from the Whitehall Evening-Post and titled 'A Rambler's Cursory Thoughts', written by John Hope.
Length: 1 sheet, 0 words
Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2023).
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