He was not unacquainted with some of the Grub Street scribblers.
Above these shops resided the Grub Street gentry of the period.
For five of them he was a Grub Street hack, turning his hand to any literary job that offered.
Since Dunkirk has been in our hands, Grub Street has been very fruitful.
The Grub Street Journal would afford materials for many curious and amusing extracts.
Pdfr has writ five or six Grub Street papers this last week.
"Grub Street style," therefore, means poor or worthless in literary value.
But maybe you heard this already; for there was a Grub Street of it.
For him, as for Johnson, there was only one kind of life possible—the life of "Grub Street."
They are not like Grub Street authors, who write for bread, and are paid by the sheet.
1620s, "originally the name of a street in Moorfields in London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called grubstreet" [Johnson]. Name changed 1830 to Milton Street (after a local developer) then erased entirely 1970s by the Barbicon complex.