Cornhill Magazine,  2 (1860), 225–41.

William Hogarth: Painter, Engraver, and Philosopher. Essays on the Man, the Work, and the Time. VII.—A History of Hard Work  [7/9]

[George A H Sala]


Essay, Biography, Serial


Scientific Practitioners, Endeavour, Medical Practitioners

    Remarks that 'nothing is unavailing towards the great end, so long as it is work. The making of sundials and toy windmills helped Isaac of Grantham towards the Principia. Bacon was not wasting his time when he wrote about laying out gardens' (225–26). Concludes with a discussion of Hogarth's 'very stinging caricature called The Company of Undertakers, reflecting with some severity on the chief notabilities of the medical profession', and goes on to detail the careers of various eighteenth-century physicians including 'the occultist' John Taylor (241).


Sala 1866

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