Posts Tagged ‘1777’

November 18

Mr. William Bowyer, printer of London, died upon this day in 1777in his 78th year. An extract from his will follows: “And now I hope I may be allowed to leave somewhat for the benefit of printing. To this end I give to the master and keepers, or wardens and commonalty, of the mystery or [...]

February 9

This day in 1777 Samuel Johnson nominated for membership in the exclusive Literary Club of London, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, whose play, The Rivals, had so captivated audiences two years previously. Perhaps Dr. Johnson was attempting to placate the playwright’s father, with whom he was constantly embroiled, but he did enjoy the comedy and may indeed [...]