The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature Volume 32

The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature Volume 32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1771 edition. Excerpt: ...in our opinion, a successsul imitator: the adventures of the Marchioness de Brianville are marvellous and unimportant; those of the Marchioness de L V are probable and interesting. The adventures of them both are extraordinary, but in a different way: you may fancy that., Q 3 the the latter was an actress in the scenes and the situations which jhe defcribes; you cannot, without being of a very romantic turn, suppose that the former was actually engaged in all the vicissitudes of fortune which she delineates. As to the translation, not having the original by us, we cannot speak decisively concerning the sidelity of it: the translator does not certainly Ihine in his own language. 30. Cupid tumid Spy upon Hymen, er Matrimonial lntriguti in Polite Lifo. z Voh, izmo. 51. boards. Roson. In our last Review, p. 154. we gave our opinion of a Worthless production entitled, C'uckoldom Triumphant, or Matrimonial Incontinence vindicated, in two volumes, published by Roson. We now think it our duty to reprehend the laid Roson for endeavouring to impose upon the public, by je-advertising the fame production under a new title, with equal absurdity, indeed, and effrontery, especially in so short a time aster the sirst publication. The prosessed apologist for matrimonial incontinence merits a severe condemnation, be his persormance ever so witty and facetious, and penned with all the delicacy that the nature of the subject will admit of: but when he writes at once with dullness and indecency, when his pages are, at the fame time, stupid and obscene, he deserves no quarter from those readers who are friends tp society in general, to the marriage-state in particular. JO-The Palinode. or, the Triumphs os Virtue over Lone. A & timental Novel: in which are...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934946
  • 9781236934949