miscellany

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miscellany

a miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc., by different authors in one volume
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Equally, however, especially as literary criticism itself became more professionalized toward the turn of the century, they resisted and denigrated popularizers such as abridgers, miscellanists and anthologists as light and derivative beings lacking properly literary seriousness.
By contrast, it identifies miscellanists as those who form "a communication between the learned and the unlearned, and, as it were throw a bridge between these two great divides of the public" (Miscellanies, or Literary Recreations 3).
The verse collected together in a highly successful miscellany by many authors, The Paradise of Dainty Devices, first printed in 1576 and reprinted nine times in the Elizabethan period, illustrates many of the characteristics of the desired speaking voice of the mid-century miscellanists.