John Newbery Was No Goody Two-Shoes

Display of Dr. James’s Fever Powder at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, UK. Photo courtesy of neuroscience writer Mo Costandi.
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book was “Intended for Instruction and Amusement.” Photograph of 1770 edition from the British Library Collection, in the pubic domain.
The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes claimed “Cuts” by one “Michael Angelo.” Photograph of the 1765 edition from the British Library Collection, in the public domain.
The opening page of The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes. Today, cross-promoting pharmaceuticals in children’s literature is typically frowned upon.** Photograph of the 1765 edition from the British Library Collection, in the public domain.
The “trotting tutoress” plying her trade. Illustration, from a likely late-19th Century edition of Goody Two-Shoes, by Walter Crane (1845–1915). Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.
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