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Ormsby-Lennon, Hugh
Hey presto! : Swift and the quacks / Hugh Ormsby-Lennon
Alternate Title Swift and the quacks
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, c2011
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 4th Floor  PR3727 .O76 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Medicine shows -- History
Quacks and quackery -- History
Characters and characteristics in literature
Physical Description 412 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-401) and index
Contents Introduction: Si vulgus vult decipi, decipiatur -- Classis stage-itinerant -- From gabble and harangue to quack's bill -- Universal improvement of mankind -- Ejaculating the soul -- Aping the medicine show: Mencken, Salmon, Yworth -- Doctor and presto -- Dumfounding -- Apollonius of Tyana -- Beginnings and endings, terrae filius on Grub Street

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