Grub Street


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Grub Street

n.
The world of impoverished writers and literary hacks.

[After Grub Street, London, former name of Milton Street, where such writers lived.]

Grub Street

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a former street in London frequented by literary hacks and needy authors
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the world or class of literary hacks, etc
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes not capital) relating to or characteristic of hack literature

Grub′ Street`


n.
1. a street in London formerly inhabited by impoverished writers and literary hacks.
2. literary hacks collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Grub Street - the world of literary hacks
world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
hack writer, literary hack, hack - a mediocre and disdained writer
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Sir Robert Walpole, ruling the country with unscrupulous absolutism, had now put an end to the employment of literary men in public life, and though Johnson's poem 'London,' a satire on the city written in imitation of the Roman poet Juvenal and published in 1738, attracted much attention, he could do no better for a time than to become one of that undistinguished herd of hand-to-mouth and nearly starving Grub Street writers whom Pope was so contemptuously abusing and who chiefly depended on the despotic patronage of magazine publishers.
So it was strange to me to discover presently that he had not been thinking of me at all, but of his own young days, when that couplet sang in his head, and he, too, had thirsted to set off for Grub Street, but was afraid, and while he hesitated old age came, and then Death, and found him grasping a box-iron.
"But the upshot of it all - of my thinking and reading and loving - is that I am going to move to Grub Street. I shall leave masterpieces alone and do hack-work - jokes, paragraphs, feature articles, humorous verse, and society verse - all the rot for which there seems so much demand.
"To think!" ejaculated the Lord de Vere, rather to himself than his companions, the best of whom he held utterly unworthy of his intercourse --"to think that a fellow in a tattered cloak should talk of conveying the Great Carbuncle to a garret in Grub Street! Have not I resolved within myself that the whole earth contains no fitter ornament for the great hall of my ancestral castle?
'To think!' ejaculated the Lord de Vere, rather to himself than his companions, the best of whom he held utterly unworthy of his intercourse- 'to think that a fellow in a tattered cloak should talk of conveying the Great Carbuncle to a garret in Grub Street! Have not I resolved within myself that the whole earth contains no fitter ornament for the great hall of my ancestral castle?
The Grub Street to the Junction Inn Section of the Shropshire Union Canal at Norbury Junction in Stafford provided the venue for a keenly-contested match.
London: Grub Street Publishing, 2018 (first published 1969).
Caroline Street had so many eating houses it was known at one time as Grub Street.
According to Grub Street Thursday, the company also seeks to open 20 to 30 new Applebee's, mostly overseas, and 80 to 95 IHOP locations in the U.S.
Synopsis: "Piper" is an allegorical fairy tale influenced by the author Gene Black's studies of the early 1700's and his fascination with pirates, Grub Street, and the Stamp Tax of 1712.
Grub Street in London's Barbican area, once known for being populated by writers and publishers, is now called what?