A discourse on ancient and modern learning. By the late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; Now first published from an original manuscript of Mr. Addison’s, prepared and corrected by himself
London: T. Osborne, 1739. Quarto. , 28pp. Lacks terminal ad leaf.
A remarkable and insightful perspective in Aesthetic Theory by Joseph Addison.
In this essay by one of the most important figures in British cultural history, Addison ponders contemporary audiences of ancient literary masterpieces and evaluates how and why their experiences differed from that of the modern audience.