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dc.contributor.authorDodsley, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T15:52:43Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T15:52:43Z
dc.date.issued1798en_US
dc.identifier.other1294 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/76871
dc.description.abstractSold at Hamell's in Philadelphia. Three books: Ancient, Modern, and Original. As in my other editions of Dodsley, the index at the back is really a listing of morals; they sometimes repeat promythia or epimythia. Preface, Life, and Essay are at the front of the book. This copy is the victim of significant wear. Inscribed in 1883. Now in 1997, I have had opportunity to study Dodsley's texts. His fables are frequently well told. He rarely departs by much from traditional versions of the stories. He apologizes over changes he makes in traditional material, replacing the hedgehog with the swallow as a conversation-partner with the leech-infested fox (I 5) and replacing with fish the seeds the stork was eating when the farmer catches him (I 32). Like Croxall, Dodsley loves the phrase could not forbear. The Miser (I 39) is one of his best stories. Some things that occur frequently in his collection include the use of the historical present, promythia, characters being convinced of something within the narrative, and gnomic endings in which a character articulates the lesson. It is surprising to us what goes into the second, Modern, section of fables. Among other things, there are fables from La Fontaine, from Aesop, and from unknown sources. Dodsley's two biggest themes are that use confers value and that small minds cannot judge their greaters; they see them according to their own limitations. I enjoyed this collection far more than I thought I would.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRobert Dodsleyen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPrinted for and sold by, Joseph and James Crukshank,en_US
dc.subject.lccPN982.D6 1798en_US
dc.titleSelect Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. A New Editionen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationPhiladelphiaen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991004285399702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.cost.usCost: $30.00en_US
dc.date.acquired1992-08en_US
dc.date.printed1798en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Aesop and othersen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1798


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