Mirror of Literature,  5 (1825), 72.

My Common-Place Book. No. VII. A Few Grunts from Tipperkin, Touching Sundry Hideous Enormities



Regular Feature, Miscellaneous


Education, Progress, Machinery, Steam-power

    Among sundry complaints, the writer declares: 'The perfectability of the human mind! verily this must be the age in which that most desirable consummation was to take place. Man's immortal immaterial soul is getting irresistible, and all by the force of steam!'. Particular reference is made to the 'Hamiltonian system', a system of language learning designed by James Hamilton, which is described as 'a lamentable hum, crede experto'.

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