William Hogarth: Painter, Engraver, and Philosopher. Essays on the Man, the Work, and the Time. 4—The Painter's Progress [4/9]
[George A H Sala]
Essay, Biography, Serial
Claims that the philosophy of satirists is 'properly of the inductive order'. They 'owe but little to inspiration. They can move the world with the lever of wit, but they must have a fulcrum of fact. [...] Without facts, facts to reason upon, their arguments would be tedious and pointless' (567).
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