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By Jonathan Cutmore

The "Quarterly evaluate" provides a unprecedented chance to Romantic students to check the reality of Marilyn Butler's declare that the early nineteenth-century periodical is the matrix for democratization of public writing and examining. this is often the second one identify during this sequence to examine its impression.

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The rout was not general; they were in for a long campaign. Of the Edinburgh’s thousands of readers, only a few dozen had cancelled their subscriptions. Indeed the ‘Don Pedro Cevallos’ article, a succès des scandale, pushed the journal’s trade sale to record numbers. As the Edinburgh’s London distributor, on December 2nd Murray reported to Constable that the journal was ‘selling much faster than usual’. Three days later he wrote, ‘The Edin. 29 Clearly, the threat to the Edinburgh was political, not financial.

Murray hoped to have it appear at the same time in London and Edinburgh, but it was a forlorn hope. On 28 February, Ballantyne received printed sheets for Scott and himself. That same day, Murray sent 200 copies to his Edinburgh partners by coach, far fewer than the 650 he had promised. With unspecified problems in the printer’s shop continuing to delay the production of Ballantyne’s quota, Murray reluctantly decided to proceed with his London sale ahead of the journal’s appearance in Scotland.

Scott’s 25 October letter in hand, Canning, Ellis and Gifford made rapid progress on settling the journal’s editorial policy and in acquiring additions to the roster of contributors. The Scottish-English nexus produced results as well with Ellis and Scott doing the intellectual heavy lifting. Even Canning was involved in the planning, to an impressive extent given his responsibilities at Foreign Affairs. Canning, Gifford, and Ellis met to discuss strategy on 27–29 November at Claremont, the country residence of Ellis’s cousin Charles Rose Ellis.

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