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Two Letters from Giuseppe Baretti to Samuel Johnson
Alan T. McKenzie
Vol. 86, No. 2 (Mar., 1971), pp. 218-224
Published by: Modern Language Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/460946
Page Count: 7
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An annotated transcription, with commentary, of the texts of two letters (21 July 1762 and 3 October 1765) in Baretti's recently discovered commonplace book. The letters offer autobiographical insight into Baretti's various disappointments and persecutions on the continent. The first one provides the original to which Johnson's letter of 21 December 1762 (Chapman, No. 147), one of his best known, is the reply.
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