Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

The Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists by Hugh Reid (review)

The Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists by Hugh Reid (review) Irish,'' Mr. Breuninger ignores the pun on ``Constitutions'' and the overtly political overtones of the remark, noting flatly that the author is claiming for tar-water ``some (limited) use in Ireland where medical care was scarce.'' If Mr. Breuninger's stated intention is to salvage Berkeley's reputation for virtue--and he does ably trace all ideas of virtue, all virtuous acts in all of Berkeley's writings--one cannot help but detect, at times, a desire to salvage Berkeley's reputation from virtue. Yet aside from flutterings in that direction, Mr. Breuninger resists going there. Berkeley may have been a ``good bishop,'' but this study gives his ``Anglo-Irish context'' short shrift when it fails to consider the ways in which it shaped, stimulated, and challenged his shrewd intellect. Catherine Skeen Philadelphia, Pa. HUGH REID. The Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists. Lewiston: Mellen, 2010. Pp. iv 67. $99.95. This book severely disappoints. First, the Edward Mellen Press, which had been slowly moving away from its beginnings as a vanity press by producing interesting and worthy scholarly works, tumbles precipitously back into Vanity Fair's slough of despond with this effort. The ``book'' is the length of a mid-size article, elongated by large type, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats

The Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists by Hugh Reid (review)

The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats , Volume 45 (2)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/the-scriblerian-and-the-kit-cats/the-nature-and-uses-of-eighteenth-century-book-subscription-lists-by-Nq09ZgSSB1
Publisher
The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats
Copyright
Copyright © Roy S. Wolper, W. B. Gerard, and Derek Taylor
ISSN
2165-0624
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Irish,'' Mr. Breuninger ignores the pun on ``Constitutions'' and the overtly political overtones of the remark, noting flatly that the author is claiming for tar-water ``some (limited) use in Ireland where medical care was scarce.'' If Mr. Breuninger's stated intention is to salvage Berkeley's reputation for virtue--and he does ably trace all ideas of virtue, all virtuous acts in all of Berkeley's writings--one cannot help but detect, at times, a desire to salvage Berkeley's reputation from virtue. Yet aside from flutterings in that direction, Mr. Breuninger resists going there. Berkeley may have been a ``good bishop,'' but this study gives his ``Anglo-Irish context'' short shrift when it fails to consider the ways in which it shaped, stimulated, and challenged his shrewd intellect. Catherine Skeen Philadelphia, Pa. HUGH REID. The Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists. Lewiston: Mellen, 2010. Pp. iv 67. $99.95. This book severely disappoints. First, the Edward Mellen Press, which had been slowly moving away from its beginnings as a vanity press by producing interesting and worthy scholarly works, tumbles precipitously back into Vanity Fair's slough of despond with this effort. The ``book'' is the length of a mid-size article, elongated by large type,

Journal

The Scriblerian and the Kit-CatsThe Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats

There are no references for this article.