Bernard Mandeville’s “A Modest Defence of Publick Stews”: by I. Primer

By I. Primer

During this research of Bernard Mandeville's A Modest Defence of Publick Stews , Irwin Primer breaks new floor via arguing that during addition to being an advocation for the institution of state-regulated homes of prostitution, Mandeville's writing is additionally a hugely polished paintings of literature.

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The Yale copy lacks the half-title leaf that precedes the title page but otherwise closely resembles the British Library copy. The 1724A edition (ESTC no. N4820) is owned by the Biomedical Library at UCLA, the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, the Lilly Library at Indiana University, the Folger Library, and the Firestone Library at Princeton University. Among the libraries that own the 1724B edition (ESTC no. T114402) are the British Library (2 copies); Cambridge University Library, Trinity College, Cambridge; the Goldsmiths’ collection at the University of London Library; the National Library of Scotland; the Bodleian Library at Oxford; the Lilly Library at Indiana University; the Newberry Library; the Houghton Library at Harvard University; and the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

60 was aware that this explanation of the utility of the prostitute goes back to passages in the writings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. St. ”—from De Ordine, Book II, ch. iv. ”—from Aquinas’s De Regimine Principum (Opuscula XX), Book IV, ch. xiv. These Latin references and the translation can be found in Havelock Ellis’s Studies in the Psychology of Sex (New York: Random House, 1936), vol. 2, part 3, pp. 282–283. As Michael Rocke reports (p. 159), this idea reappeared in the fourteenth century in a passage by Giordano da Pisa, who wrote that the removal of prostitution from society would result in an increase of worse evils including adultery and sodomy.

Plomer’s Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1726 to 1775. Notes on the Text 29 Lamia for his Concubine. . ” In the 1725 edition Phalereus becomes Phalerus, statues becomes statutes (which sounds nonsensical), and Lamia is erroneously converted to Lemia; the last two changes seem positively unjustifiable. “Peripateticks” in 1724B (p. viii) collapses into “Peripaticks” in 1725 (p. viii). The phrase “Modern Butcher” in 1724B (xi) becomes “Mordern Butcher” in 1725 (x).

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