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The Gentleman's journal was once the best eighteenth-century periodical. by means of integrating the magazine's background, readers and contents this examine indicates how 'gentlemanliness' was once reshaped to deal with their social and political goals.

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67 After Richard Cave’s death, Henry remained the owner of St John’s Gate and an active editor and contributor. 68 Gough was from a more socially-elevated family than most of the magazine’s writers. His father, Sir Harry, was a merchant and Member of Parliament for the rotten borough of Bramber, Sussex, and his mother’s family were wealthy dissenting London brewers. ’ and ‘Q’. During 1767 Henry retired from the production side of the magazine and moved to Kent. The July 1767 title page indicates that Francis Newbery, nephew and successor to the printing business of John (who died later that year in December) now oversaw sales.

This was neither unusual nor sinister: 80 per cent of novels published in Britain between 1750 and 1790 were anonymous or appeared under a fictive authorial name. 49 Reasons for anonymity included aristocratic or gendered reticence, modesty or anxiety about the public reaction, especially for those not already published, and shame or embarrassment where a personal matter was being revealed. 52 Regular contributor Samuel Pegge deployed multiple personae: the anagram ‘Paul Gemsege’, ‘T. ’ (the last letters of his names).

In 1736 Henry married Cave’s The History of the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731 to 1815 25 sister, Mary, and the couple moved to Reading where he founded a printing house and the Reading Journal and Weekly Review. On Edward Cave’s death on 10 January 1754, Henry inherited a half share in the magazine with Cave’s nephew Richard Cave (also a printer but of whom little else is known) and the St John’s Gate property. 66 In 1755 a small outside interest was introduced with the sale of a one-twelfth share to fellow publisher Benjamin Collins of Salisbury (1715–85) for £333 6s 8d.

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