Cornhill Magazine,  1 (1860), 177–93.

William Hogarth: Painter, Engraver, and Philosopher. Essays on the Man, the Work, and the Time. 1—Little Boy Hogarth  [1/9]

[George A H Sala]


Essay, Biography, Serial


Engineering, Analogy, History of Science

    Urges that the ideal biographer, who will combine strength with delicacy, must have 'a mind like a Nasmyth's steam hammer, that can roll out huge bars of iron, and anon knock a tin-tack into a deal board with gentle accurate taps' (179). In the 1690s Isaac Newton is one of those 'brave men hard at work for the nineteenth century' (188).


Sala 1866

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