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This is even more clearly apparent in The Life and Death of Mr Badman , which
appeared in 1680. Again a moral tract , its purpose is to describe “ the life and
death of the ungodly , and of their travel from this world to hell ' . But this time
there is ...
The description of Trunnion's death is a rare instance of Smollett's power of
pathos : it has always , and rightly , been compared with the death of Falstaff . ·
Smollett belonged to the glorious company of English hackwriters who have
The other great symbol , that of the sea — ' What are the wild waves saying ? ' --
the symbol of death and also of life and regeneration , is less effective ; perhaps
because it is less capable of particularization and so is more conventional , but ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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