"Letter XXIX. A Dream; or the present state of Man compared with one more perfect"

Title"Letter XXIX. A Dream; or the present state of Man compared with one more perfect"
Year for Search1782
Authors[Stedman], [John](d. 1791)
Secondary TitleLaelius and Hortensia; or, Thought on the Nature and Objects of Taste and Genius, in a series of letters to Two Friends
Pagination277-88
Date Published1782
PublisherPtd. For J. Balfour; and T. Cadell, London
Place PublishedEdinburgh, Scot.
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Eutopia set on the moon, which is visited in a dream. The people are ruled by reason and motivated by benevolence. Mostly a comparison with earth’s weaknesses.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. (New York: Garland, 1970), 277-88. Rpt. as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream. In a letter to Hortensia.” The Ladies Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge 1.5 (October 1792): 218-23 [The cover of the volume has Lady’s Magazine, but each issue is headed Ladies Magazine]; and as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream: From Lelius and Hortensia.” The Massachusetts Magazine: or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment 7.5 (August 1795): 261-64.

Title Note

Rpt. as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream. In a letter to Hortensia.” The Ladies Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge 1.5 (October 1792): 218-23 [The cover of the volume has Lady’s Magazine, but each issue is headed Ladies Magazine]; and as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream: From Lelius and Hortensia.” The Massachusetts Magazine: or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment 7.5 (August 1795): 261-64.

Author Note

(d. 1791)

Full Text

1782 [Stedman, John] (d. 1791). “Letter XXIX. A Dream; or the present state of Man compared with one more perfect.” In his Laelius and Hortensia; or, Thought on the Nature and Objects of Taste and Genius, in a series of letters to Two Friends (Edinburgh, Scot.: Ptd. For J. Balfour; and T. Cadell, London, 1782), 277-88. Rpt. (New York: Garland, 1970), 277-88. Rpt. as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream. In a letter to Hortensia.” The Ladies Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge 1.5 (October 1792): 218-23 [The cover of the volume has Lady’s Magazine, but each issue is headed Ladies Magazine]; and as “The present State of Man, compared to one more perfect. A Dream: From Lelius and Hortensia.” The Massachusetts Magazine: or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment 7.5 (August 1795): 261-64.

Eutopia set on the moon, which is visited in a dream. The people are ruled by reason and motivated by benevolence. Mostly a comparison with earth’s weaknesses.