Imaginary dialogues

Date Created

1764

Identifier

Special Collections De Beer Eb/1764/H

Type

Publisher

Dublin : Printed for Peter Wilson

Description

These two imaginary dialogues raise serious questions about the value of the grand tour. Locke is the more sceptical speaker, and ultimately the more forceful. In refuting the traditional argument that travel exposed one to the various guises of Human Nature, Locke here advocates travel beyond Europe, to ‘catch Her undressed, nay quite naked in North-America, and at the Cape of Good Hope'. Perhaps he should have carried The Gentleman's Pocket Companion with him.

Source

Dialogues on the uses of foreign travel : considered as a part of an English gentleman's education : between Lord Shaftesbury and Mr. Locke / by the editor of Moral and political dialogues

Is Part Of

Bound with: Letters on chivalry and romance / by Mr. Hurd. 1762.

Files

dialogue.JPG

Citation

Hurd, Richard, 1720-1808, “Imaginary dialogues,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7569.