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    Martinus Scriblerus

    MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS ON THE CONNECTICUT COPPERS

    01/29/2017

    Highlight: MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS ON THE CONNECTICUT COPPERS http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n05a08.html

    Julia Purdy submitted this 1787 newspaper article and accompanying transcription. Thanks! These old articles are marvelous and this one has a very interesting pedigree. I chose an image of a 1787 Connecticut from the CoinFacts site (Miller 4-L). Is that variety the best match for the coin being described? -Editor

    Julia writes:

    Here is another article from the Massachusetts Centinel that may be of interest to the readers of The E-Sylum. It indicates it is reprinted from The Philadelphia Gazetteer but I have not been able to locate the date of printing in that newspaper.

    This is from the August 1, 1787 edition of

    Julia Purdy submitted this 1787 newspaper article and accompanying transcription.

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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: FEBRUARY 5, 2017

    02/05/2017

    Highlight: title="Arbuthnot Tables of Ancient coins">Arbuthnot Tables of Ancient coins Bob Van Arsdell writes:

    The Martinus Scriblerus article mentions John Arbuthnot - a numismatic author in his own right.

    He wrote two books on ancient coin weights, the best known is "Tables of Ancient Coins, weights and measures, explained and exemplified in several dissertations", 1727. I've attached a photo of the title page. John Arbuthnot's name doesn't appear in the 1727 book, only that of his son,

    First 1794 Dollar Article Updated
    David Finkelstein writes (in today's issue of

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    Catalogue of a large collection of choice and rare books, ancient and modern editions from the library of Mr. Henry A. Brady. [12/12/1845]

    Highlight: Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus, by Pope and Arbuthnot, rare, 12mo. 1741 35G Homeii Travestie. A Burlesque Translation of Homer, by Brydges, 2 vols: Svo. humorous plates, rare, London, 1797 357 Letters from the Dead to the Living, by Tom Brown, Capt. Ay- loff, Henry Barker and others, Svo. London, 1702 35S Hans of Iceland, by Victor Hugo, with spirited etchings, by Cruik- shank, 12mo. London. 1837 359 Hood’s Own, or Laughter from Year to Year; being former run- nings of his Comic Vein, with an infusion of new blood for general circulation, Svo. numerous cuts, portrait, London, 1S39 360 Collection of Dialogues, written by Mr. Thomas Brown, with translations of Horace Martial, &c. Svo. London, 1704 361 God’s Revenge against Murder and Adultery, remarkably displayed in thirty

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    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 29, 2017

    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 29, 2017

    01/29/2017

    Highlight: Martinus Scriblerus, Pol Dom, Demetrius T. Eaton, Dave Perkins, Amon Carter, Jr., Eric Bloodaxe, the All Russian Central Union of Consumer Societies, the E Pluribus Venom Note, the Rectoverso Technique (no, it's not dirty), and getting the 'h" out of Pittsburgh, read on. Have a great week, everyone!

    Wayne Homren
    Editor, The E-Sylum



    New subscribers this week include: Nicole Fry of Washington University in St. Louis, courtesy of

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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1850

    Highlight: that young Martinus Scriblerus was remarkably fond of gingerbread, the happy idea came into his parental head that his pieces of gingerbread should be stamped with the letters of the Greek alphabet; and such was the child’s avidity for knowledge, that the very first day he eat down to iota. When Sir Isaac Newton changed his resi- dence and went to live in Leicester-place, his next door neighbor was a widow lady, who was much puzzled by the little she observed of the habits of the philosopher. One of the Fellows of the Royal Society called upon her one day, when, among other domestic news, she men- tioned th&t some one had come to reside in the adjoining house, who she felt certain was a poor mad gentleman. “ And why so ?” asked her friend. w Because,” said she, “ he diverts himself in the

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