The Parrot

From August 2, 1746 to October 4, 1746


The response to The Female Spectator was so great that Haywood began The Parrot. The journal consisted of two parts: moralizings on life and manners by a miraculous parrot, and a gathering of any happenings Haywood could scrape together. The Parrot was an attempt to cover more "news-related" events that she lacked in The Female Spectator. It found news among the follies of sexual relationships and events like the trials of rebels. Reporting the news, however, was not Haywood's best ability, and The Parrot, quickly fell short to reporting pathetic incidents and lost the public's interest. Without the moral seriousness and amorous advice in The Female Spectator, the work ended.[6]



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