short notes on modes of persuasion
pamphlet a small treatise, usually only a few pages
and unbound on some matter of topicality; Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal
, that the poor of Ireland should eat their own Children. "Dr.John
Campbell once looking into a pamphlet at a bookseller's shop, liked
it so well as to purchase it; and it was not until he had read it half
way through that he discovered it to be of his own composition..."(Sutherland
78). From the 16th century, the French public was kept informed of current
events by the occasionels , a sort of chap book occasioned by a specific
event ie the appearence of a seven headed dragon in Malta. More scurrilous
or factually dubious were called canards .
chapbook a cheap popular book on an entertaining subect
for the people, sold by chapmen. Revived in the 1880's by the Leadenhall
Press and the illustrator Joseph Crawhall ie Olde ffrendes wyth newe
Faces , 1883.
broadside see Albrecht Durer's illustration to a poem
on the dangers of syphilis. and his broadside on the first rhinoceros
in Europe. French popular prints, imageries, are associated with the
town of Epinal, hence, Images d'Epinal .
sermons John Donne and Sidney Smith sermons; Laurence
Sterne. The sermon in Herman Melville's Moby Dick .
lecture reading something aloud or declaiming to an
audience; E.H.Gombrich , The Sense of Order , The Wrightsman Lectures,
Phaidon 1980. Sir Denis Donoghue, The Arts without Mystery, the 1982
Reith Lectures in Expanded Form, BBC London 1983
thesis a proposition laid down or stated
dissertation the vehicle of arguing of theses
guide book Baedeker , the standard guide books to travelling
published by the German firm. The picturesque guide books of William
Gilpin in the eighteenth century.