The History of the Life of the Late Mr.Jonathan Wild the Great: And a Journey from This World to the Next, Etc

The History of the Life of the Late Mr.Jonathan Wild the Great: And a Journey from This World to the Next, Etc

Read FREE!

The History of the Life of the Late Mr.Jonathan Wild the Great: And a Journey from This World to the Next, Etc

The History of the Life of the Late Mr.Jonathan Wild the Great: And a Journey from This World to the Next, Etc

Read FREE!

Excerpt

Showing the wholesome uses drawn from recording the achievements of those wonderful productions of Nature called GREAT MEN.

As it is necessary that all great and surprising events, the designs of which are laid, conducted, and brought to perfection by the utmost force of human invention and art, should be produced by great and eminent men, so the lives of such may be justly and properly styled the quintessence of history. In these, when delivered to us by sensible writers, we are not only most agreeably entertained, but most usefully instructed: for, besides the attaining hence a consummate knowledge of human nature in general, of its secret springs, various windings, and perplexed mazes, we have here before our eyes lively examples of whatever is amiable or detestable, worthy of admiration or abhorrence, and are consequently taught, in a manner infinitely more effectual than by precept, what we are eagerly to imitate or carefully to avoid.

But besides the two obvious advantages of surveying . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.