The best account of the life, adventures and character of Giuseppe Balsamo is contained in Carlyle's Miscellanies.
The winter found him arranging for the publication in England of the selection from his articles and reviews which appeared in 1845, under the title of Critical and Historical Essays, and was issued almost contemporaneously at New York under the title of Biographical and Critical Miscellanies.
Miscellanies, preceded by a full Memoir by the Editor.
The phrase was used as a booktitle by Origen and others, and is equivalent to our " miscellanies."
In the next year he published his only completed, though certainly not his most valuable work, the Miscellanies, a collection of stories on ghosts and dreams. He died at Oxford in June 1697, and was buried in the church of St Mary Magdalene.