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" I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor ; with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very... "
Select British Classics - Seite 3
1803
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Semi-monthly Medical News, Band 1

1859
...one of our standard medical classics, is far beyond any praise or criticism of mine. Mr. Addison says that " a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure,...very much to the right understanding of an author." * I have endeavored, in preceding "Notes," to gratify this excusable curiosity, and have occasionally...
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Benjamin Franklin

Theodore Hornberger - 1962 - 48 Seiten
...Spectator is direct and immediate, as Elizabeth C. Cook has neatly shown. "I have observed," Addison began, "that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure...very much to the right understanding of an author." Franklin's second sentence was: "And since it is observed, that the Generality of People, now a days,...
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Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550-1750

Jean-Christophe Agnew - 1986 - 262 Seiten
...the editors sought to overcome. "I have observed," Addison wrote in The Spectator's inaugural issue, "that a Reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure...'till he knows whether the Writer of it be a black [dark-complexioned] or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with...
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The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth ...

Michael Warner - 2009 - 224 Seiten
...character of the Spectator is himself designed for that function. Here is his famous introduction: I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory

Margo Culley - 1992 - 329 Seiten
...first issue of Addison's Spectator observed, "a reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure, untill he knows whether the Writer of it be a black or a...very much to the right understanding of an Author." It would be asking a lot for the signature on the title page to convey all this, and theorists who...
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Revisionary Interventions Into the Americanist Canon

Donald E. Pease - 1994 - 342 Seiten
...English Libertarian Tradition in the Colonial Newspaper," Journalism Quarterly 45 (1968): 677-86. l have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography

Patrick O'Brian - 1994 - 175 Seiten
...Spectator for 1 March 1710 begins, 'I have observed, that a reader seldom peruses a Book with much Pleasure, till he knows whether the Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of mild or choleric Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that...
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The Public Prints: The Newspaper in Anglo-American Culture, 1665-1740

Charles E. Clark - 1994 - 344 Seiten
...debt at the outset without naming his source, used some of the same words: "An ingenious Author has observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book with Pleasure, 'till he has a tolerable Notion of the Physiognomy of the Author, the Year of his Birth, & his Manner of living,...
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Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and ...

John O. Jordan, Robert L. Patten - 2003 - 356 Seiten
...mentioning it directly from the visually anonymous position that "the Spectator" cannily occupied: "I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Bachelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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Commercial Culture: The Media System and the Public Interest

Leo Bogart - 1995 - 384 Seiten
...characterize most media reportage on the arts. Joseph Addison wrote in The Spectator of March 1,1711, I have observed, that a Reader seldom peruses a Book...Writer of it be a black or a fair Man, of a mild or cholerick Disposition, Married or a Batchelor, with other Particulars of the like nature, that conduce...
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