By Richard Cronin

1798 is an important date in literary background: in that yr the Lyrical Ballads have been released anonymously through Joseph Cottle, the Bristol bookseller. yet it is a quantity now not in regards to the Lyrical Ballads , yet approximately their yr. it's an try and re-create and consider the literary tradition of 1798, the tradition on which Wordsworth and Coleridge determined to make their 'experiment'. it's a ebook during which Wordsworth and Coleridge vie for awareness, as they did in 1798, with many different writers, together with Schleiermacher, John Thelwall, Mary Hays, the Abbe Barruel, Walter Savage Landor, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Malthus, Joanna Baillie, George Canning, Robert Sothey and the Reverend T.J. Mathias. The chapters of this e-book interact to outline a unmarried old second that marked the start of romanticism in England.

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Marauder's carnal motives thus cooperate with Lucas's novelistic intentions of discrediting the works of Wollstonecraft. This scene of reading is a rather superior instance of a more general feature of anti-jacobin writing: the art of devious or ironic quotation. Quoting jacobin texts against themselves is intrinsic to the 'cause'. A cleverness of Lucas's method is that, being uttered from the mouth of the enemy, or 'infernal quixote', the case for the rights of woman is made in such a way as to be taken as a case against.

265. Richard Olson, Science Deified & Science Defied: The Historical Significance of Science in Western Culture, 2 vols, vol. 2 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990), p. 219. Adam Smith, 'Essays on Philosophical Subjects', in The Early Writings of Adam Smith, ed. Ralph J. Lindgren (New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1795; 1967), p. 66. See the discussion of Smith and simplicity in Richard Olson, The Emergence of the Social Sciences 1642-1792, ed. Michael Roth, Twayne's Studies in Intellectual and Cultural History (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993), pp.

The Anti-Jacobin provides its own rough translation: Wollstonecraft's occupation is 'Exhorting bashful womankind to ... 44 The making public of private parts turns upon a wider argument about the jacobin virtues of truth45 and sincerity versus the anti-jacobin codes of decorum and modesty (this last 48 Nicola Trott a Wollstonecraft-Ioaded word, since it is controversially critiqued in Vindication, ch. 7). The antithesis is interestingly displayed in Hamilton's counter-Godwinian Memoirs of Modern Philosophers.

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