Posts Tagged ‘1731’

June 10

“Being frequently censur’d and condemn’d by Different Persons for printing Things which they say ought not to be printed, I have sometimes thought it might be necessary to make a standing Apology for myself, and publish it once a Year, to be read upon all Occasions of that Nature.” So began an article published by [...]

February 15

A newspaper clipping had been inserted in a copy of the original journal maintained by Horace Walpole in which he recorded his experiences with the “Press at Strawberry Hill.” It described an event taking place on this day in 1731. “A Printing Press, and Cases for Composing, were on Monday put up at St. James’s [...]