Here the evidence, as McGuire acknowledges, is largely circumstantial and dependent primarily on both writers' connection to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
, and he makes a better case, in my opinion, when he turns to De Quincey's 1821 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater as a precedent, although that connection has long been accepted by other critics.
He covers a variety of magazines, from Leigh Hunt's The Examiner to Henry Colburn's New Monthly Magazine, but focuses primarily on Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
as emblematic of experimental magazines published between 1815 and 1825.
In recent years a number of historically minded critics have construed portions of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner as a loosely allegorical expression of the author's uneasy and ungentle relationship with the print culture of Romantic-era Edinburgh, and especially with Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
While Morrison's claim that "the mass media that now dominates our lives developed during his lifetime" is decidedly tendentious (the implication that the audience for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
bore significant relation to what constitutes a mass audience in our age of near universal literacy, tabloids, reality television and the internet is absurd), it is true that De Quincey became an accidental celebrity in an age only recently attuned to the idea of them, in part courtesy of Romantic poets less blessed with powers of survival than De Quincey.
Although Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
took issue with such "Cockney rhymes" in 1818, scholar Lynda Mugglestone terms R-dropping the "then-current educated usage.
Burton felt belittled and was infuriated by Speke's account of the expedition in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Earlier novels written by Lang were Raymond published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
in 1840, The Legends of Australia Charles Frederick Howard in 1842.
Published, on April 19, 1817, in an Irish provincial newspaper, The Newry Telegraph, Wolfe's lines on the burial of General Moore came to the attention of the world of letters when they were republished, without attribution of authorship, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
for June 1817.
Its first readers, on the other hand, came upon "The Heart of Darkness" (1) in three successive issues of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
, a long-established monthly with a clearly delineated political attitude.
The Lifted Veil was completed on 26 April 1859, and appeared (anonymously, on Eliot's publisher John Blackwood's advice) in the July issue of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
, exactly a year after the journey which inspired it.
To Poe and the British critics who contributed to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
between 1830 and 1840, simplicity is an appropriate and vital requisite of literary composition.
was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
in July 1889.