By Jane Collier
An Essay at the artwork of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English booklet at the craft of nagging. A bitingly humorous social satire, it's also an suggestion e-book, a guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. The paintings presents a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century everyday life, the remedy of servants and dependants and the mentioning of youngsters, and is an exhilarating precursor to the artwork of Jane Austen. - ;'Now the game begins!'. An Essay at the artwork of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English booklet at the craft of nagging. A bitingly humorous social satire, it's also an recommendation booklet, a. Read more...
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If there are some odd sort of people, who have no great relish for this kind of pleasure,* which I have here attempted to describe; yet let them not hastily condemn it, as unnatural: for I appeal to the experience of mankind; and ask—whether there is anyone who has not heard of, at least, one instance of distress, near as high as the scene before described? And that the love of Tormenting must have been the sole motive to a creditor’s acting in such a manner, when his debtor could not pay him, is evident, from the impossibility of reasonably assigning any other cause.
As soon, therefore, as you perceive this to be the case, you must (to speak in the phrase of surgeons, when they hack and hew a human body) immediately choose another Subject. This page intentionally left blank PART THE FIRST HE following instructions are divided into two parts. This ﬁrst part is addressed to those, who may be said to have an exterior power from visible authority, such as is vested, by law or custom, in masters over their servants; parents over their children; husbands over their wives; and many others.
Burney, Frances, Evelina, ed. Vivien Jones and Edward A. Bloom. Select Bibliography xliii Dryden, John, The Major Works, ed. Keith Walker. Fielding, Henry, Tom Jones, ed. John Bender and Simon Stern. Pope, Alexander, Selected Poetry, ed. Pat Rogers. Richardson, Samuel, Pamela, ed. Thomas Keymer and Alice Wakely. Swift, Jonathan, Major Works, ed. Angus Ross and David Woolley. ) Jane Collier christened at Langford Magna (now Steeple Langford) in Wiltshire, the daughter of the philosopher and clergyman, the Reverend Arthur Collier, and Margaret Johnson.
An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting by Jane Collier