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Welcome to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals:1800-1900, a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of
73,000 publications, 68,000 personal names, 6,300 issuing bodies, 2,400 publishing towns, 23,000 title pages, 2,000 subjects. Editor John S. North.
Soli Deo Gloria

 
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Interesting Record: Observer, The

The Observer published the first illustrated crime story in 1820 (Williams, p.37). Although its "editorial aspirations were proposed in lofty tones— 'To every rank and order will The Observer...Breathe invariably, the spirit of enlightened freedom, decent toleration, and universal benevolence'...The editor's idea of what exactly might 'conduce to the 'Happiness of Society' proved a curious one, finding expression substantially in the reporting of 'rick-fires, stage-coach accidents, rapes, and abductions' " (Williams, p.38).

"The all-seeing eye (nunquam dormio) of the early masthead of the Observer, a powerful masonic emblem that was also to be found situated between the classical-republican figures of liberty and justice (invidia cum auctoritate), was, incidentally, reintroduced into that paper in 1995" (Jones, p.31).



The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800 - 1900 Series Three.
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