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DICTIONARY OF LITERARY DISGUISES
WILLIAM CUSHING, B. A.,
FOR SOME YEARS ASSISTANT IN THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY; AND
AND AN “INDEX TO THE CHRISTIAN EXAMINER."
“ Les révélations des auteurs anonymes et pseudonymes sont non-seulement
THOMAS Y CROWELL & CO.,
13 ASTOR PLACE,
J. S. CUSHING & Co., PRINTERS, 115 High STREET, Boston.
THIS work is designed as a Dictionary of American and Eng
lish Initials and Pseudonyms employed from the beginning of the 18th century to the present time; to which have been added some of the more recent and important Continental ones, and few false-names, which, by a strict definition of words, would be called soubriquets.
A similar work by Mr. Albert R. Frey, of the Astor Library, New York City, was placed by the publishers at the writer's disposal, from which about two thousand titles were taken, and added to his own compilation, making an aggregate of twelve thousand initials and pseudonyms, and eight thousand real names of authors.
Attention is called to the very complete article, by Mr. Frey,
Junius,” to be found in the first part.
For the convenience of those using this dictionary, it may be well to state that the first part gives the initials and pseudonyms, followed by the real names, of the authors, together with some representative literary performance; and the method used in indexing, with some exceptions, is to treat the literary disguises as real names, and arrange them as is customary with the latter, i.e., the last member of the initial or pseudonym is put first, and determines the alphabetical order. The second part contains the real names of authors, followed by the initials and pseudonyms, and sbort biographical notices.
The writer has endeavored to make this work both comprehensive and correct, and, in order to do this, has availed himself of the Harvard University Library, and every other source
of information to which the kindness of those interested in the undertaking bas given him access, and believes he has been enabled to produce a volume that will be useful to librarians and of interest to the general reader.
Notification of errors or omissions, or any information that would add to the value of the work, will be gladly received by the undersigned.
INITIALS AND PSEUDONYMS.
In order to avoid confusion in regard to the method of indexing the Initial Letters, the reader will notice that when Initials are used that represent the real names of authors, the last Initial is placed first in the Index See page 2. where A., A. H is used for Andrew Hilliard Atteridge.
When Initials are used that do not represent real names, they are placed in their regular order. See page 2, where A. C. I. G. is used for A Cornishman in Gloucestershire.
**** Rev. John Lewis. A dissertation on the antiquity and use of seals in England . L. 1740.
****, The Late Lord. Henry Hyde,
a comedy. L. 1758.
or, entertaining dia-
John Murray. Letter to
the Rev. W. L. Bowles's strictures on the life and writings of Pope. By the Right Hon. Lord Byron. L. 1821.
***. Mrs. Anne Penny. Poems, with a dramatic entertainment. L. 1772.
sity of Oxford. Charles Lucas. Free thoughts on a general reform ... Bath, 1796.
? Charles Wolcott Balestier. A potent philter, contributed to “ The Tribune” (N.Y.), 1884.
F. Joseph Addison, in his contributions to “ The Guardian."
M. J. Walker. Miscellaneous observations upon authors ancient and modern. L. 1731-32. O. - See “ Theta.”
Miss Elza Brown Chase. Over the border: Acadia, the home of Evangeline.
B. 1884. The above musical notes represent “ E.B.C.," the initials of the author's name.