Originally published in 1903, this book contains an edition of John Earle's 'Micro-Cosmographie' taken from the sixth edition of 1633. Earle skewers the people and organisations of his time with balanced epigrammatic character sketches of types drawn from the various strata of society, ranging from children to drunkards, 'Church-Papists' and 'the Common Singing men'. This witty book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of satire.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.31(d)|
Table of Contents
A childe; A youg raw preacher; A grave divine; A modest man; A physician; A meere empty wit; A meere alderman; A discontented man; An antiquary; A drunkard; A yonger brother; A formall man; A church-papist; A prison; A selfe-conceited man; A serving man; A reserv'd man; A taverne; A sharke; An insolent man; Acquaintance; A carrier; A complementall man; A fidler; A young man; An old colledge butler; A medling man; An vpstart knight; An idle gallant; A constable; A flatterer; A downe-right scholler; A high spirited man; A plaine country fellow; A meere gull citizen; A lascivious man; A player; A detractor; A rash man; A young gentleman of the Vniversity; A weake man; A tobacco seller; An affected man; A pot-poet; A plausible man; A bowle-alley; The world's wise man; A surgeon; A prophane man; A contemplative man.A shee precise hypocrite; A scepticke in religion; An atturney; A coward; A partiall man; A trumpeter; A vulgar-spirited man; A plodding student; A sordid man; Paules walke; A meere great man; A cooke; A bold forward man; A baker; A pretender to learning; A poore man; A herald; The common singing men; A shopkeeper; A blunt man; A handsome hostesse; A criticke; A sergeant; An ordinary honest man; An vniversity dunne; A stayed man; A suspitious, or iealous man.