Authors, English

The Correspondence of Dr. John Arbuthnot

Author: John Arbuthnot

Publisher: Brill Fink


Category: Authors, English

Page: 547

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Dr. John Arbuthnot, 1667-1735, Leibarzt von Königin Anne, Mitglied des berühmten Scriblerus Club und Freund so bedeutender Autoren wie John Gay, Alexander Pope und Jonathan Swift, ist eine herausragende Gestalt der englischen Literatur-, Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts. Als Verfasser von The History of John Bull von 1712 sowie der Kunst des politischen Lügens (Art of Political Lying), ist er auch dem gebildeten deutschen Publikum bekannt. Die biographisch eingeleitete und kommentierte historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe seiner Korrespondenz mit Freunden aus dem Scriblerus Club sowie feministischen Autorinnen wirft neue erhellende Schlaglichter auf zahlreiche Facetten der Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte des englischen Augustan Age.

The History of John Bull

Author: John Arbuthnot

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Reproduction of the original: The History of John Bull by John Arbuthnot


Author: John Arbuthnot





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John Arbuthnot

Author: Lester Middleswarth Beattie

Publisher: New York : Russell & Russell



Page: 432

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Satire, Lies and Politics

Author: C. Condren

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 192

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This, the first full analysis of Arbuthnot's Art of Political Lying (1712), argues that the work is a commentary on long-standing themes of debate in science, rhetoric and philosophy and should be seen as a seminal satire standing in opposition to the practice of Swift and Pope. Rather than simply condemning dishonesty, Arbuthnot raises serious questions about the elusive nature of truth in politics. The argument thus traverses literary analysis, intellectual history and philosophy. An original version of the Art of Political Lying , based on English and French editions is supplied in the appendix.
Literary Criticism

The American Idea of England, 1776-1840

Author: Jennifer Clark

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Jennifer Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity as British, and particularly English, citizens. Americans' attempts to negotiate the new Anglo-American relationship are revealed in letters, newspaper accounts, travel reports, essays, song lyrics, short stories and novels, which Clark suggests show them repositioning themselves in a transatlantic context newly defined by political revolution. Chapters examine political writing as a means for Americans to explore the Anglo-American relationship, the appropriation of John Bull by American writers, the challenge the War of 1812 posed to the reconstructed Anglo-American relationship, the Paper War between American and English authors that began around the time of the War of 1812, accounts by Americans lured to England as a place of poetry, story and history, and the work of American writers who dissected the Anglo-American relationship in their fiction. Carefully contextualised historically, Clark's persuasive study shows that any attempt to examine what it meant to be American in the New Nation, and immediately beyond, must be situated within the context of the Anglo-American relationship.
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D.: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Author: George Atherton Aitken

Publisher: Palala Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

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Literary Collections

Literature and Union

Author: Gerard Carruthers

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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Literature and Union opens up a new front in interdisciplinary literary studies. There has been a great deal of academic work—both in the Scottish context and more broadly—on the relationship between literature and nationhood, yet almost none on the relationship between literature and unions. This volume introduces the insights of the new British history into mainstream Scottish literary scholarship. The contributors, who are from all shades of the political spectrum, will interrogate from various angles the assumption of a binary opposition between organic Scottish values and those supposedly imposed by an overbearing imperial England. Viewing Scottish literature as a clash between Scottish and English identities loses sight of the internal Scottish political and religious divisions, which, far more than issues of nationhood and union, were the primary sources of conflict in Scottish culture for most of the period of Union, until at least the early twentieth century. The aim of the volume is to reconstruct the story of Scottish literature along lines which are more historically persuasive than those of the prevailing grand narratives in the field. The chapters fall into three groups: (1) those which highlight canonical moments in Scottish literary Unionism—John Bull, 'Rule, Britannia', Humphry Clinker, Ivanhoe and England, their England; (2) those which investigate key themes and problems, including the Unions of 1603 and 1707, Scottish Augustanism, the Burns Cult, Whig-Presbyterian and sentimental Jacobite literatures; and (3) comparative pieces on European and Anglo-Irish phenomena.
Satire, English

Dr. John Arbuthnot

Author: Robert C. Steensma

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Satire, English

Page: 146

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Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Classic Reprint)

Author: George A. Aitken

Publisher: Forgotten Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Excerpt from The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians All who are interested in the literary and social history of the eighteenth century are to some extent familiar with the name and character of Doctor Arbuthnot; but, gener ally speaking, knowledge of him is confined to what may be gathered from the correspondence of his friends, Pope and Swift. The letters Arbuthnot sent to and received from those friends must always remain the chief source of information, but there are many other quarters from which further details can be gathered. Writers have, however, followed each other in producing Life after Life of Pope and Swift, and edition after edition of their Works, while no one has made any serious attempt to do a similar service for Arbuthnot, though he was equal to any of his contemporaries in wit and learning, and was possessed of a character which was more loveable than that of any of his better-known acquaintances. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.