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The European Magazine and London Review, September 1786

The September 1786 issue of 'The European Magazine and London Review' contains a story written by R Cumberland Esq, titled 'The Advantages of Public Education exemplified in the Story of Geminus and Gemellus', which contains passages referring to paper darts being stuck in a preceptor's wig.

In the same year the story was also published in the third volume of 'The Observer' and in the October 1786 issue of 'Walker's Hibernian Magazine'.

The relevant passages (taken from 'The Observer' (which is easier to read) are:



Full text from 'The European Magazine'


Full text from 'The Observer'