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  • Print publication year: 2012
  • Online publication date: May 2012

The Dublin University Magazine, 1833–1880

from Annotated Bibliography

Catering to Anglo-Irish subscribers, the Dublin University and its heir, the University Magazine, 1878–80, disseminated plenty of sentences on the press at home and elsewhere. Two of its favorite topics were newspapers and literary periodicals.

1. [O'Sullivan, Samuel]. “The Present Crisis.” 1 (1833): 1–14.

Thought that “a little spice of inconsistency” did not hurt a journal and that Robert Southey's essays enhanced the Quarterly Review, a “noble periodical.”

2. [Stanford, Charles Stuart]. “New Year's Day; or, Our First Number.” 1 (1833): 87–90.

Editor hoped that the Dublin University, by instructing and amusing, would win an audience in spite of “a prejudice against Irish periodicals.” The English and Scottish attracted “talented contributors,” but Dublin had “the stigma of never having supported a good general Magazine.” Because “[v]ariety was the very essence” of a magazine, he recruited local talent from many fields.

3. N., Y. “England in 1819 and Ireland in 1833.” 1 (1833): 436–50.

Linked the “licentious and infidel” English cheap papers in 1819 and the “penny vehicles of sedition and irreligion” in 1833 Ireland.

4. R[owley], H[arry]. “Familiar Epistles from London.” 1 (1833): 575–82; 2 (1833): 155–65, 339–48.

Rambling article stereotyped journalist Harriet Martineau as “that odious man-woman”; some newspapers as subversive of workers' “reverence” for religion, and the rich, in their country houses, as eager readers of morning dailies.

5. [Stanford, Charles Stuart]. “At the Close of the Year.” 2 (1833): 1–8.

Editor thanked the printer of and the women “critics and contributors” of the Dublin University for their work.

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Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals
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