It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes. Behind the barricade there may be much that is noble and heroic. But what is there behind the leading-article but prejudice, stupidity, cant, and twaddle? And when these four are joined together they make a terrible force, and constitute the new authority. — Oscar Wilde

General Materials

Reviews of recent scholarship

Some of the Periodicals Quoted and Discussed

All the Year Round

The Argosy

The Art-Journal

The Athenaeum

Band of Hope

Belgravia: A London Magazine

Bentley's Miscellany

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

The British Workman

The Churchman’s Family Magazine

Cornhill Magazine

The Echo The English Illustrated Magazine

The Examiner


The Girl's Own Paper

Good Words

Good Words for the Young

The Graphic

Harper's New Monthly Magazine (USA)

Household Words

The Illustrated London News

London Society

Once a Week

Pall Mall Gazette


Quarterly Review

The Quiver

The Sunday Magazine

The Welcome Guest

Westminster Review

The Woman’s World

The World

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