Sterne and Hogarth in parallel
by A. Torelli, E. Notti

INTRODUCTION
Structure of the hypertext

 


CULTURAL BACKGROUND


John Loche
Changes
Samuel Johnson
A quotation
Biography
Coffee Houses
Händel

 


COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSES


Art
Music
Philosophy
Theatre

 


HOGARTH BIOGRAPHY


Gin Lane and Beer Street
Masquerades and Operas

 


STERNE BIOGRAPHY


Satire

 


WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON


Lines
David Garrick
Analysis of Beauty
Addison
Shaftesbury

  

Shaftesbury

In practical terms aesthetics served as an aspect of the Whig reaction to Stuard absolutism and High Church Anglicanism. It was introduced by Shaftesbury in the empiricist, anticlerical and Whig contextof the 1690s. Grandson of the founder of the Whig party(the opposition or "Country Party", born in the exclusion crisis, against the succession of the Roman Catholic Duke of York), tutored by Locke and writing in the wake of the deist John Toland, Shaftesbury began with the empiricist assumption that all knowledge arrives through the senses. While raised a Lockean, he rejected his master's tabula rasa. Hogarth differs from Shaftesbury's taste by preferring the oval to the circle, the triangle to the square and the irregular patterns to the regular ones. 1

Notes

1 See The Cambridge History Of English and American Literature in 18 volumes ( 1907-21 ) especially vol. X The age of Johnson.