London Magazine

Representing metropolitan, mercantile interests, the London Magazine was founded in 1820 by the radical, John Scott. It became involved in a dispute with Blackwood's Magazine following the latter's attack on Coleridge, Hunt and Hazlitt, to whom they referred as the 'Cockney School'. The animosity between the two periodicals resulted in a duel between Scott and J. G. Lockhart, editor of Blackwood's, in which Scott was killed. Contributors to the London Magazine included Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), H. F. Cary, Thomas Hood, Charles Lamb (1775-1834), William Hazlitt and Charles Dilke, who became editor of the Athenaeum and George Darley, who became its art critic.