Papers of "The M.S. Society."
Nos. I, II, and III
John Tupper wrote No. I of this series, "An Incident in the Siege of Troy," was written
before 25 November 1849, when he read it for DGR and WMR at Stephens's house.
It was printed in The Germ over the objections of WMR, who considered
it "too jocular and technical in style" (PRB Journal, 13 March 1850).
No. II, "Swift's Dunces," was written by Tupper's brother, Alexander; the epigraph
is from "Thoughts on Various Subjects (1 October 1706)", published in
Miscellanies (1711). Another brother, George, contributed No. III,
WMR's notes to this series in his introduction to the 1901 Germ facsimile
edition may be found