British Magazine, 1746-1751, Part 2
|Author: ||Pitcher, Edward William|
Whatever the strengths of the magazine through five volumes, the final volume of five numbers (January-May 1751) is conspicuously poorer in quality. There is a heavy reliance on extracts from pamphlets and reprintings (some veiled) from contemporary magazines and newspapers. Consequently, readers must have noticed the decline in quality and abandoned the magazine during the first half of the year. The final number for May was published late (about mid-June 1751), and then the British was silenced.