See also:English printer, was
See also:born at
See also:Warwickshire, on the 27th of
See also:February 1691 . His
See also:Joseph Cave, was of
See also:family, but the entail of the family
See also:estate being cut off, he was reduced to becoming a cobbler at
See also:Rugby .
See also:Edward Cave entered the grammar school of that
See also:town, but was expelled for robbing the
See also:hen-roost . After many vicissitudes he became apprentice to a
See also:London printer, and after two years was sent to Norwich to conduct a printing
See also:house and publish a weekly paper . While still a printer he obtained a place in the
See also:office, and was promoted to be clerk of the franks . He was at this
See also:time engaged in supplying London
See also:news-letters to various
See also:country papers; and his enemies, who had twice summoned him before the House of
See also:Commons for
See also:breach of
See also:privilege, now accused him of opening letters to obtain his news, and he was dismissed the service . With the capital which he had saved, he set up a small printing office at St
See also:Clerkenwell, which he carried on under the name of R . Newton . He had long formed a
See also:scheme of a
See also:magazine " to contain the essays and intelligence which appeared in the two
See also:half-sheets which the London
See also:press then threw off monthly," and had tried in vain to persuade some publisher to take it up . In 1731 he himself put it into execution, and began the Gentle-man's Magazine (see
See also:PERIODICALS), of which he was the editor, under the pseudonym " Sylvanus Urban, Gent." The magazine had a large circulation and brought a
See also:fortune to the projector . In 1732 he began to issue reports of the debates in both Housesof Parliament . He commissioned friends to note the speeches, which he published with the initial and final letters of
See also:personal names .
In 1738 Cave was censured by parliament for printing the
See also:king's answer to an address before it had been announced by the
See also:speaker . From that time he called his reports the debates of a " parliament in the
See also:empire of Lilliput " (see
See also:REPORTING) . To piece together and write out the speeches for this publication was
See also:Johnson's first
See also:literary employment . In 1747 Cave was reprimanded for
See also:publishing an account of the trial of
See also:Lord Lovat, and the reports were discontinued till 1752 . He died on the loth of
See also:January 1754 . Cave published Dr Johnson's Rambler, and his
See also:Irene, London and
See also:Life of Savage, and was the subject of a
See also:short biography by him .
CAVE (Lat. cavea, from caves, hollow)
WILLIAM CAVE (1637–1713)
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