Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth-century Discourse

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University of Delaware Press, 1999 - 168 páginas
This study illuminates the importance and meaning of the term author in eighteenth-century discourse from the perspective of its prominent usage by Samuel Johnson. It explains Johnson's employment of nature in his periodical essays, his qualified endorsement of the new science, and his commendation of Shakespeare's drama and other literary works on the basis of their just representation of general nature.

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Acknowledgments
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Classical Nature
21
Medieval Nature
36
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