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Calamities and Quarrels of Authors   By: (1766-1848)

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CALAMITIES AND QUARRELS OF AUTHORS.

BY ISAAC DISRAELI.

A NEW EDITION

EDITED BY HIS SON THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.

LONDON: FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. BEDFORD STREET, STRAND.

LONDON: BRADBURY, AGNEW & CO., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS.

CALAMITIES OF AUTHORS. PREFACE 3 AUTHORS BY PROFESSION: GUTHRIE AND AMHURST DRAKE SMOLLETT 7 THE CASE OF AUTHORS STATED, INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF LITERARY PROPERTY 15 THE SUFFERINGS OF AUTHORS 22 A MENDICANT AUTHOR, AND THE PATRONS OF FORMER TIMES 25 COWLEY OF HIS MELANCHOLY 35 THE PAINS OF FASTIDIOUS EGOTISM 42 INFLUENCE OF A BAD TEMPER IN CRITICISM 51 DISAPPOINTED GENIUS TAKES A FATAL DIRECTION BY ITS ABUSE 59 THE MALADIES OF AUTHORS 70 LITERARY SCOTCHMEN 75 LABORIOUS AUTHORS 83 THE DESPAIR OF YOUNG POETS 98 THE MISERIES OF THE FIRST ENGLISH COMMENTATOR 104 THE LIFE OF AN AUTHORESS 106 THE INDISCRETION OF AN HISTORIAN CARTE 110 LITERARY RIDICULE, ILLUSTRATED BY SOME ACCOUNT OF A LITERARY SATIRE 114 LITERARY HATRED, EXHIBITING A CONSPIRACY AGAINST AN AUTHOR 130 UNDUE SEVERITY OF CRITICISM 139 A VOLUMINOUS AUTHOR WITHOUT JUDGMENT 146 GENIUS AND ERUDITION THE VICTIMS OF IMMODERATE VANITY 155 GENIUS, THE DUPE OF ITS PASSIONS 168 LITERARY DISAPPOINTMENTS DISORDERING THE INTELLECT 172 THE REWARDS OF ORIENTAL STUDENTS 186 DANGER INCURRED BY GIVING THE RESULT OF LITERARY INQUIRIES 193 A NATIONAL WORK WHICH COULD FIND NO PATRONAGE 200 THE MISERIES OF SUCCESSFUL AUTHORS 202 THE ILLUSIONS OF WRITERS IN VERSE 212

QUARRELS OF AUTHORS. PREFACE 229 WARBURTON, AND HIS QUARRELS; INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATION OF HIS LITERARY CHARACTER 233 POPE AND HIS MISCELLANEOUS QUARRELS 278 POPE AND CURLL; OR A NARRATIVE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY TRANSACTIONS RESPECTING THE PUBLICATION OF POPE'S LETTERS 292 POPE AND CIBBER; CONTAINING A VINDICATION OF THE COMIC WRITER 301 POPE AND ADDISON 313 BOLINGBROKE AND MALLET'S POSTHUMOUS QUARREL WITH POPE 321 LINTOT'S ACCOUNT BOOK 328 POPE'S EARLIEST SATIRE 333 THE ROYAL SOCIETY 336 SIR JOHN HILL, WITH THE ROYAL SOCIETY, FIELDING, SMART, ETC. 362 BOYLE AND BENTLEY 377 PARKER AND MARVELL 391 D'AVENANT AND A CLUB OF WITS 403 THE PAPER WARS OF THE CIVIL WARS 415 POLITICAL CRITICISM ON LITERARY COMPOSITIONS 423 HOBBES, AND HIS QUARRELS; INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATION OF HIS CHARACTER 436 HOBBES'S QUARRELS WITH DR. WALLIS, THE MATHEMATICIAN. 463 JONSON AND DECKER 474 CAMDEN AND BROOKE 490 MARTIN MAR PRELATE 501 SUPPLEMENT TO MARTIN MAR PRELATE 523 LITERARY QUARRELS FROM PERSONAL MOTIVES 529

INDEX 541

CALAMITIES OF AUTHORS:

INCLUDING

SOME INQUIRIES RESPECTING THEIR MORAL AND LITERARY CHARACTERS... Continue reading book >>




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