The Cenci

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The Cenci

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"We think he is mistaken in every respect. His work does not teach the human heart, but insults it...His precepts are conveyed in the cries of Bedlam; and the outrage of a wretched old maniac, long passed the years of appetite, perpetrated on the person of his miserable child, under motives that are inconsistent with reason, and circumstances impossible in fact, is presented to us as a mirror in which we may contemplate a portion, of least, of our common nature! How far this disposition to rake in the lazar-house of humanity for examples of human life and action, is consistent with a spirit of <tolerance> for the real faults and infirmities of human nature, on which Mr Shelly [sic] lays so much stress, we may discover in one of his own absurd allusions."

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Accessed on 2020/03/30 20:22:32

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England
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Related place
England
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The Cenci

Reading experience
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Evidence

"We think he is mistaken in every respect. His work does not teach the human heart, but insults it...His precepts are conveyed in the cries of Bedlam; and the outrage of a wretched old maniac, long passed the years of appetite, perpetrated on the person of his miserable child, under motives that are inconsistent with reason, and circumstances impossible in fact, is presented to us as a mirror in which we may contemplate a portion, of least, of our common nature! How far this disposition to rake in the lazar-house of humanity for examples of human life and action, is consistent with a spirit of <tolerance> for the real faults and infirmities of human nature, on which Mr Shelly [sic] lays so much stress, we may discover in one of his own absurd allusions."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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Aged 36 [Experience in 1820, born in 1784]

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Date of Reading Experience
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How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/100257
Accessed on 2020/03/30 20:22:32

Related place
England
Related people
Scott, John
Related text or manuscript
Anglistica The London Magazine
Related place
England
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