Excerpt from The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Vol. 1 of 4: Including a Variety of Pieces, Now First Collected
The Bee. Consisting of a variety of Essays on the Amusements, Follies, and Vices in fashion particularly the most recent Topics of Conversa tion Remarks on Theatrical Exhibitions Memoirs of Modern Litera ture, &c. &c. Printed for J. Wilkie, at the Bible in St. Paul's Church Yard, and to be had of all Booksellers and of the News Venders in town and country.
The Publisher begs leave to inform the Public, that every twelve numbers will make a handsome pocket volume, at the end of which shall be given an emblematical frontispiece, title, and table of contents. Letters to the author of The Bee, directed to J. Wilkie as above (post paid), will be duly regarded. - The Public Advertiser, Thursday, 4th Oct, 1759.
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