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By Gillian Williamson

The Gentleman's journal was once the major eighteenth-century periodical. by means of integrating the magazine's heritage, readers and contents this learn exhibits how 'gentlemanliness' was once reshaped to house their social and political goals.

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5 Formal educational provision may have stagnated in the eighteenth century (apart from the development of SPCK charity schools and, later, the Sunday school movement) 33 34 British Masculinity in the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731 to 1815 but Margaret Spufford and Susan Whyman demonstrate that informal, local teaching of reading and writing to a functional level was common. g. g. blacksmithing). 8 These people with Spufford’s and Whyman’s informally taught readers and letter-writers were potentially the Gentleman’s Magazine’s market.

I) ‘Gentlemen’ Landed gentlemen did take the magazine. It is still widely found in country house and ‘stately home’ libraries. 71 In the 1730s and 1740s there was a luxurious and expensive version of the magazine advertised as ‘printed on fine Royal Paper, large Margin, for the Curious, at 1s. 73 This is, however, a tiny sample biased towards those who bound and kept their monthly numbers, unrepresentative of the readership as a whole. A far more substantial body of evidence demonstrates that the Gentleman’s Magazine was not primarily aimed at those who were already gentlemen by birth, but rather deliberately and successfully sought its readers among the aspirational ‘middling sort’.

G. g. blacksmithing). 8 These people with Spufford’s and Whyman’s informally taught readers and letter-writers were potentially the Gentleman’s Magazine’s market. Their participation in literate culture marked them out, for reading and writing was recognized as an important constituent of cultural and educational capital. It promoted occupational advancement and extended participation in Enlightenment modernity. In 1782, Presbyterian minister and writer Andrew Kippis (1725–95) explicitly linked this to engagement with periodical literature: The Magazines have opened a way for every kind of enquiry and information.

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