Moral Philosophy

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Moral Philosophy

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"by age twenty [Mary Smith] had read and understood George Payne"s Elements of Mental and Moral Science, Thomas Brown"s Moral Philosophy, and Richard Whateley"s Logic. But two authors in paticular offered magnificent revelations. First there was Emerson on Nature; and later, as a governess for a Scotby leatherworks owner, she discovered Thomas Carlyle: ""Emerson and he henceforth became my two great masters of thought for the rest of my life. Carlyle"s gospel of Work and exposure of Shams, and his universal onslaught on the nothings and appearances of society, gave strength and life to my vague but true enthusiasm. They proved a new Bible of blessedness to my eager soul, as they did thousands beside, who had become weary of much of the vapid literature of the time""."

Source

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Notes
See Mary Smith, 'The Autobiography of Mary Smith, Schoolmistress and Nonconformist' (London, 1892).

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Smith,
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Moral Philosophy

Reading experience
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Evidence

"by age twenty [Mary Smith] had read and understood George Payne"s Elements of Mental and Moral Science, Thomas Brown"s Moral Philosophy, and Richard Whateley"s Logic. But two authors in paticular offered magnificent revelations. First there was Emerson on Nature; and later, as a governess for a Scotby leatherworks owner, she discovered Thomas Carlyle: ""Emerson and he henceforth became my two great masters of thought for the rest of my life. Carlyle"s gospel of Work and exposure of Shams, and his universal onslaught on the nothings and appearances of society, gave strength and life to my vague but true enthusiasm. They proved a new Bible of blessedness to my eager soul, as they did thousands beside, who had become weary of much of the vapid literature of the time""."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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Listener
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Notes
See Mary Smith, 'The Autobiography of Mary Smith, Schoolmistress and Nonconformist' (London, 1892).

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/61266
Accessed on 2019/09/20 09:20:34

Related place
England
Related people
Smith, Mary
Smith,
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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