Pedantry And The Question Of Enlightenment History: The Figure Of The Antiquary In Scott

  title={Pedantry And The Question Of Enlightenment History: The Figure Of The Antiquary In Scott},
  author={Ina Ferris},
  journal={European Romantic Review},
  pages={273 - 283}
  • I. Ferris
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • History
  • European Romantic Review
REVIEWING JOHN Millar’s An Historical View of the English Government for the Edinburgh Review in 1803, Francis Jeffrey declared that Millar’s intellectual character ‘‘corresponded pretty nearly with the abstract idea that the learned of England entertain of a Scotch philosopher.’’ Despite this ironic dig at the ‘‘learned English,’’ however, Jeffrey himself goes on pretty much to reproduce the standard British model of eighteenth-century Scottish philosophy, presenting it as an iconoclastic… 
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