'A Political Dictionary Explaining the True Meaning of by Robert Rix

By Robert Rix

for the reason that Charles Pigott's satirical A Political Dictionary (1795) is often quoted and observed in analyses of past due eighteenth-century radical tradition, it truly is mind-blowing that previously it has remained unavailable to readers open air of some specialized examine libraries. till his demise at the twenty fourth of June 1794, Pigott used to be one among England's so much prolific satirists within the decade of innovative unrest following the French Revolution, writing a couple of pamphlets and performs of which just a small share have survived. Pigott complete A Political Dictionary in felony, the place he served a sentence for sedition. He died earlier than his liberate and the publication used to be released posthumously. The Dictionary was once an excellent satire at the "language of Aristocracy" and mixed radical politics with a excessive leisure worth. certainly, a part of what he wrote was once thought of so scurrilous that the printer omitted yes traces within the published model. smooth students will locate Pigott's paintings an unrivalled source for mapping the rhetorical panorama of political debate within the 1790s, and person who yields a distinct perception into the emotions and rhetoric of radical discourse. The textual content stands as a handy instruction manual, offering a number of the wittiest and so much acidic activates frequent satirical conventions of the time, akin to the "swinish multitude" metaphor and the comparability of King George III to the mad King Nebuchadnezzar. it will likely be a useful reduction to scholars and researchers of the interval - either as a hugely fun resource of illustrative quotations, and as an encyclopaedia over the principal websites of ideological fight on the time.

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'A Political Dictionary Explaining the True Meaning of Words' by Charles Pigott: A Facsimile of the 1795 Edition

Seeing that Charles Pigott's satirical A Political Dictionary (1795) is frequently quoted and mentioned in analyses of overdue eighteenth-century radical tradition, it truly is incredible that earlier it has remained unavailable to readers outdoor of some specialized examine libraries. till his dying at the twenty fourth of June 1794, Pigott was once one among England's so much prolific satirists within the decade of progressive unrest following the French Revolution, writing a few pamphlets and performs of which just a small percentage have survived.

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