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1855. Excerpt: ... Again, in the 'Daily Journal' of September 28th,
1728, we light upon another: --TO be sold, a negro boy, aged eleven
years. Enquire of the Virginia Coffee-house in Threedneedle Street,
behind the Royal Exchange. These were the overflowings of that
infamous traffic in negroes, commenced by Sir John Hawkins in the
year 1680, which tore from their homes, and transferred to Jamaica
alone, no less than 910,000 Africans between that time and the year
1786, when the slave-trade was abolished. We have brought the
reader up to the date of the final battle which extinguished the
hopes of the Stuarts and settled the line of Brunswick firmly on
the throne. The year 1745 witnessed the commencement of the General
Advertiser, the title of which indicates the purpose to which it
was dedicated. This paper was the first successful attempt to
depend for support upon the advertisements it contained, thereby
creating a new era in the newspaper press. From the very outset its
columns were filled with them, between fifty and sixty, regularly
classified and separated by rules, appearing in each publication;
in fact, the advertising page put on for the first time a modern
look. The departure of ships is constantly notified, and the
engravings of these old high-pooped vessels sail in even line down
the column. Trading matters have at last got the upper hand. You
see 'a pair of leather bags, ' 'a scarlet laced-coat, ' 'a sword, '
still inquired after; and theatres make a show, for this was the
dawning of the age of Foote, Macklin, Garrick, and most of the
other great players of the last century; but, comparatively
speaking, the gaieties and follies of the town ceased gradually
from this time to proclaim themselves through the medium of
advertisements. The great earthquake at Lisbon so ...
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