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" It was said of Socrates, that he brought Philosophy down from Heaven to inhabit among Men ; and I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I have brought Philosophy out of Closets and Libraries, Schools and Colleges, to dwell in Clubs and Assemblies,... "
LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON - Sida 231
efter HENRY REED - 1855
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English Literature: With an Appendix on American Literature

Stopford Augustus Brooke - 1880
...classes and crept down to the country ; the latter popularized religion. " I have brought," he says, " philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and...and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffee-houses.' The next important series was Johnson's Rambler (1750-2) and Idler, but in diem lightness, the essence...
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Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 122 sidor
...spread itself in width. Addison expresses the aim of this popular philosophy. ' It was said of Socrates that he brought philosophy down from heaven, to inhabit...to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffee-houses. I would therefore in a very particular mannev recommend my speculations to all well-regulated...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - 1881 - 548 sidor
...champion of all that is easy, natural, superficial." And it is but fair to say, that if, as he boasted, he brought " Philosophy out of closets and libraries,...to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffee-houses," it certainly was Philosophy in a very diluted form. But in a periodical such as the...
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Genders

David Glover, Cora Kaplan - 2000 - 177 sidor
...Writing in his paper The Spectator in March 1711, Joseph Addison declared that he would be pleased 'to have it said of me, that I have brought Philosophy...and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and in Coffee-Houses' (Steele and Addison 1982: 210). His twelve essays on 'The Pleasures of the Imagination' which appeared...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 sidor
...essays ofjoseph Addison (1672-1719) and Richard Steele (1672-1729), whose Tatler and Spectator papers "brought Philosophy out of Closets and Libraries,...to dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and Coffee-Houses" (Addison's Spectator no. 10, 1 144). 15 Hume announced Addisonian aspirations in his...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - 2000 - 450 sidor
...combination of sharp, witty observation and reflections on social and moral issues, designed to "bring philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and...dwell in clubs, and assemblies, at tea-tables, and in coffee-houses."9 Though the Spectator lasted for only two years, it was frequently reprinted through...
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The World We Want: Restoring Citizenship in a Fractured Age

Mark Kingwell - 2001 - 252 sidor
...day." This famous statement of intent then continues in a vein Montaigne would have found congenial: "I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that...assemblies, at tea-tables, and in coffee-houses." The governing conceit in Addison's public-spirited philosophy of manners is an awareness, derived from...
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Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830

Elizabeth Eger, Charlotte Grant, Penny Warburton, Clíona Ó Gallchoir - 2001 - 320 sidor
...a plan to urbanise philosophy and reform a corrupt public culture. Mr Spectator famously declared: 'I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that...dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and in Coffee-houses.'8 The coffee-house plays a significant role in The Spectator's project, not only as...
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Perspectives on Early Modern and Modern Intellectual History: Essays in ...

Nancy S. Struever, Joseph Marino, Melinda Wilcox Schlitt - 2001 - 509 sidor
...publication: It was said of Socrates, that he brought Philosophy down from Heaven, to inhabit among Men; and I shall be ambitious to have it said of me, that I...to dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at TeaTables, and Coffee- Houses.8 The Addison passage makes explicit a point that is implicit in the passage cited from...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 sidor
...persona of the thinker, signalled by Adam Smith's remark about the trade of thinking. Proposing to bring 'Philosophy out of Closets and Libraries, Schools...dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and in Coffee Houses', Joseph Addison, the first great media man, sought to turn the philosopher into a man...
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