<Title>Boston and London, 1722-1726</Title>
<Edition>[Selections. 1987] Writings. Library of America. J.A. Leo Lemay, ed. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987</Edition>
<p><i>Silence Dogood, No. 1</i>
<p><i>To the Author of the</i> New-England Courant.
<p>It may not be improper in the first Place to inform your
Readers, that I intend once a Fortnight to present them, by
the Help of this Paper, with a short Epistle, which I
presume will add somewhat to their Entertainment.
<p>And since it is observed, that the Generality of People,
now a days, are unwilling either to commend or dispraise
what they read, until they are in some measure informed who
or what the Author of it is, whether he be <i>poor</i> or
<i>rich</i>, <i>old</i> or <i>young</i>, a <i>Schollar</i>
or a <i>Leather Apron Man</i>, &c. . . .