Critical Review

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Critical Review

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"He [Johnson] was much diverted with an article which I shewed him in the ""Critical Review"" of this year, giving an account of a curious publication, entitled, ""A Spiritual Diary and Soliloquies"", by John Rutty, M.D. Dr. Rutty was one of the people called Quakers, a physician of some eminence in Dublin, and authour of several works. This Diary, which was kept from 1753 to 1775, the year in which he died, and was now published in two volumes octavo, exhibited, in the simplicity of his heart, a minute and honest register of the state of his mind; which, though frequently laughable enough, was not more so than the history of many men would be, if recorded with equal fairness."

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Aged 37 [Experience in 1777, born in 1740]

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Notes
Originally published 1791. Not certain if either Johnson or Boswell read the book being reviewed. Extracts of the review are reproduced.

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Related place
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Critical Review

Reading experience
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Evidence

"He [Johnson] was much diverted with an article which I shewed him in the ""Critical Review"" of this year, giving an account of a curious publication, entitled, ""A Spiritual Diary and Soliloquies"", by John Rutty, M.D. Dr. Rutty was one of the people called Quakers, a physician of some eminence in Dublin, and authour of several works. This Diary, which was kept from 1753 to 1775, the year in which he died, and was now published in two volumes octavo, exhibited, in the simplicity of his heart, a minute and honest register of the state of his mind; which, though frequently laughable enough, was not more so than the history of many men would be, if recorded with equal fairness."

Source

Life of Johnson

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Aged 37 [Experience in 1777, born in 1740]

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Notes
Originally published 1791. Not certain if either Johnson or Boswell read the book being reviewed. Extracts of the review are reproduced.

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/79227
Accessed on 2019/09/18 23:46:43

Related place
England
Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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