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Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth Susan Manly Contents List of Illustrations Introduction 1 John Horne Tooke and Linguistic Equality Introduction Tooke, Locke and øPlain Senseø Locke, Communication and Community Appropriating Locke in the Eighteenth Century: Burke, Bentham, Jones Misappropriating Locke: Harris, Monboddo, and Plain Sense Tooke and Radical Etymology: Reclaiming Locke 2 Custom and Common Language: The Debate in the 1790s and its Sources Introduction Popular Antiquarianism and Reform Linguistic Custom and Legislative Grammarians The Usurpation of Common Use Rights Law and Language in Crisis: the 1790s Thelwall, øAggregate Reasonø and Oral Eloquence Towards the øReal Language of Menø? 3 Wordsworth and Common Cultivation: Language, Property, and Nature Introduction øCommonnessø in the Lyrical Ballads (1798) Wordsworthøs Poetics of Paradox and the Regulation and Control of øthe Peopleø Presence and Loss of the Visible øMen in Citiesø and the Challenge to Property The Properties of Nature 4 Maria Edgeworth and øthe Genius of the Peopleø Introduction øThings Called by their Right Namesø The Edgeworths, Irish Politics, and øSavage Policyø Constituting Ireland: the Essay on Irish Bulls (1802) øThe Criminal Law of Bulls and Blundersø øLittle Dominickø, Authority and Independence øOssian Monuments of Native Speechø or the øThoughts that Breatheø Conclusion: Edgeworthøs øHistoric Doubtsø Afterword Works Cited
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Locke, John, 1632-1704 -- Influence.
Tooke, John Horne, 1736-1812 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.