Newspaper cutting: 'The Leveller's Cursory Thoughts' by John Hope
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2. According to Pitcher (1998: 78), articles entitled ‘The Leveller's Cursory Thoughts’ ‘are a revised, blended reprinting of two essay serials in the Westminster Magazine’, the second of which, ‘The Leveller’, ran from January 1774 to March 1776. This piece does not appear in vol. 4 (1776), so presumably dates from 1774 or 1775, while the version in the Whitehall Evening-Post may be earlier still: ‘Tueſday the 24th of laſt month’ can only refer to August 1773, May 1774, January or October 1775. The piece is reprinted in Thoughts in Prose and Verse, started in his Walks, By John Hope (Stockton, 1780), pp.34-37, apart from the lines at the foot from ‘With Siſter Clio [...]’ onwards.
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Repository: John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester
Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers
Item title: Newspaper cutting: 'The Leveller's Cursory Thoughts' by John Hope
Author: John Hope
Date: between 1773 and 1775
Summary: Newspaper cutting from the Whitehall Evening-Post, containing an article written by J. H. [John Hope] entitled 'The Leveller’s Cursory Thoughts'.
Length: 1 sheet, 0 words
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