By John Stuart Mill

Volume 1 good points Mill’s Autobiography in addition to similar essays which jointly paint a balanced photograph of his adolescence, together with his rigorous “home education” by the hands of his father, James Mill, and the emotional drawback of his early maturity. Such insights are a superb primer for later substantial volumes of Mill’s paintings and shed gentle at the personality of nineteenth-century Britain’s top-rated liberal highbrow. This quantity was once assembled less than the course of Professor John M. Robson of the collage of Toronto and contains such infrequent fabric as Mill’s formative years writings, examples of his early articles released in such journals as The Westminster Review and the London Review, and a younger critique of his father’s philosophical contributions.

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364 .... Mill in 1833 placed the "logician-poet" above the "mere poet"; "logician" was the term he used at the time in contrasting himself with Carlyle the "poet"; in 1859 the higher talent was assigned to the "philosopherpoet"--not, it should be said, with any self-reference. , p. 363°-°). Also some have special or typical interest, not infrequently of a slightly puzzling kind. For instance, at p. 347 b-b, when Mill, referring to the powers of the imagination, altered "arranged in the colours and seen through the medium" to "seen through the medium and arrayed in the colours," had his attention been caught by what may well be a printer's misreading of his hand ("arranged" for "arrayed") which led him to reconsider the temporal or logical priority of the two clauses?

In the texts edited from MSS--the Autobiography and the Early Draft (as well as in the textual notes to those items and the MS materials printed in Appendices A, E, G, and H)--these further silent procedures apply.

53 In addition to these, there are some eighty other substantive differences of varying length and importance, 54 and, as one would expect in comparing any MS text with a printed version, hundreds of differences in the accidentals of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and word-division. 10-17 and rearranged the others as a revision in the transcript. The cancellation of the ten passages referring to herself, on the other hand, as the spaced asterisks replacing them m 1873 make clear, was done at proof stage.

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