The Projector (volume 1); A Periodical Paper, Originally Published In Monthly Numbers, From January…

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byAlexander Chalmers

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PROJECTOR. N 24. " Poets are poor, the meaning can you hit? 'Tis not the want of Money, but of Wit." Anon. November 18 03. Although complaints against the fair sex are what I am least disposed to encourage, being a very general as well as a particular lover, yet I have of late received so many Letters respecting a small party of ladies, who are usually known by the name of The Nine, that I judge it requisite to take some notice of the subject. And this I shall endeavour to perform, not by priuting the Letters of my Correspondents either verbatim or seriatim, but by exhibiting a general statement of their causes of offence, with such evidence for the defendants as may enable my readers to form a tolerable judgment of the whole case. It has been represented to me, that these ladies were virgins of such high reputation as to be addressed by persons or genius, in all parts and in all ages of the world, and that the returns made for such applications were elegant and even sublime; but that of late they have either totally disappeared, or have secreted themselves in such a manner, that some of my Correspondents express doubts of their existence, and propose that I should-en- deavour to discover their abode, which they say (addressing themselves to the well-known poverty of Projectors) may probably entitle me to a very handsome reward. For my own part, I must premise that I never had much connexion with the ladies in question. When young, indeed, I paid a little court to them, as young folk generally do, who wish to be poetical in apple-pies and birds-nests; but whether they considered me £9 an unpromising suitor, or whether they wefe at that time otherwise engaged, the fact is, that I never received, in answer to my numerous importunities, more than two epigr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PROJECTOR. N 24. " Poets are poor, the meaning can you hit? 'Tis not the want of Money, but of Wit." Anon. November 18 03. Althou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021728311X

ISBN - 13:9780217283113

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