Cornhill Magazine,  1 (1860), 124–28.

Roundabout Papers.—No. I. On a Lazy Idle Boy

[William M Thackeray]


Regular Feature, Editorial, Essay, Drollery


Reading, Medical Practitioners, Mathematics

    Advocates moderation in novel reading, and asserts, 'All people love them—almost all women;—a vast number of clever, hard-headed men', including 'one of the most learned physicians in England'. Mathematicians, in particular, 'are notorious novel readers'. (127) Informs the reader, however, that 'our cornhill magazine owners strive to provide thee with facts as well as fiction', and takes Allen W Young's scientific article on the voyage of hms Fox [CM1/1/1/5] as an example of this policy (128).


Thackeray 1863

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