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Armstrong, John 1709-1779

Overview
Works: 181 works in 1,145 publications in 5 languages and 14,287 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Bibliography  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR3316.A6, 012
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The art of preserving health a poem by John Armstrong( Book )

190 editions published between 1744 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oeconomy of love a poetical essay by John Armstrong( Book )

245 editions published between 1736 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of preserving health by John Armstrong( Book )

78 editions published between 1744 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanies by John Armstrong( Book )

41 editions published between 1770 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches: or, Essays on various subjects by John Armstrong( Book )

32 editions published between 1758 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of preserving health by John Armstrong( Book )

36 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of preserving health : a poem in four books by John Armstrong( Book )

11 editions published between 1744 and 1838 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forced marriage a tragedy by John Armstrong( Book )

11 editions published between 1770 and 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Armstrong's The art of preserving health : eighteenth-century sensibility in practice by John Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Armstrong's 2000-line poem The Art of Preserving Health was among the most popular works of eighteenth-century literature and medicine. It was among the first to popularize Scottish medical ideas concerning emotional and anatomical sensibility to British readers, doing so through the then-fashionable georgic style. Within three years of its publication in 1744, it was in its third edition, and by 1795 it commanded fourteen editions printed in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Benjamin Franklin's shop in Philadelphia. Maintaining its place amongst more famous works of the Enlightenment, this poem was read well into the nineteenth century, remaining in print in English, French, and Italian. It remained a tribute to sustained interest in eighteenth-century sensibility, long after its medical advice had become obsolete and the nervous complaints it depicted became unfashionable. Adam Budd's critical edition includes a comprehensive biographical and textual introduction, and explanatory notes highlighting the contemporary significance of Armstrong's classical, medical, and social references. Included in his introduction are discussions of Armstrong's innovative medical training in charity hospitals and his close associations with the poet James Thomson and the bookseller Andrew Millar, evidence for the poem's wide appeal, and a compelling argument for the poem's anticipation of sensibility as a dominant literary mode. Budd also offers background on the 'new physiology' taught at Edinburgh, as well as an explanation for why a Scottish-trained physician newly arrived in London was forced to write poetry to supplement his medical income. This edition also includes annotated excerpts from the key literary and medical works of the period, including poetry, medical prose, and georgic theory. Readers will come away convinced of the poem's significance as a uniquely engaging perspective on the place of poetry, medicine, the body, and the book trade in the literary history of eighteenth-century sensibility
The poetical works of J. Armstrong by John Armstrong( Book )

23 editions published between 1781 and 1807 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of J. Armstrong, M.D. : with the life of the author by John Armstrong( Book )

28 editions published between 1796 and 1800 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Armstrong, Dyer, and Green, with memoirs, and critical dissertations by John Armstrong( Book )

19 editions published between 1781 and 1985 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day: an epistle to John Wilkes, of Aylesbury, esq by John Armstrong( Book )

17 editions published between 1661 and 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of benevolence : an epistle to Eumenes by John Armstrong( Book )

12 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taste: an epistle to a young critic by John Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 1753 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works : of John Armstrong, M.D. Containing his art of health by John Armstrong( )

13 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertatio medica inauguralis, de tabe purulenta : ... pro gradu doctoratus, ... eruditorum examini subjicit Joannes Armstrong by John Armstrong( )

15 editions published between 1732 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjectures upon the mortality of the human soul. By a free-thinker by John Armstrong( Book )

12 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short ramble through some parts of France and Italy By Lancelot Temple, Esq by John Armstrong( Book )

9 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches; or, essays on various subjects By Launcelot Temple, Esq. In two volumes by John Armstrong( Book )

9 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Armstrong's The art of preserving health : eighteenth-century sensibility in practice
Alternative Names
Armstrong 1709-1779 Dr

Armstrong, Dr., 1709-1779

Armstrong, Dr. (John), 1709-1779

Armstrong, Giovanni 1709-1779

Armstrong, J.

Armstrong, J. 1709-1779

Armstrong, J. (John), 1709-1779

Armstrong, Joannes 1709-1779

Armstrong (John), Dr, 1709-1779

Free-thinker 1709-1779

John Armstrong britisk poet

John Armstrong Brits dichter

John Armstrong brittisk poet

John Armstrong poeta e médico britânico

John Armstrong poeta scozzese

John Armstrong poète

John Armstrong schottischer Schriftsteller

Temple, Lancelot 1709-1779

Temple, Launcelot 1709-1779

Джон Армстронг

جان آرمسترانگ شاعر بریتانیایی

Languages
English (808)

Latin (14)

Italian (10)

German (6)

French (1)

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