London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2305047
Corners rubbed, minor transfer on front board, ink name and small bookplate on front endpapers.
iv, 335, 16 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays by Virginia Woolf's uncle, a graduate of Eton College, King's College, and Trinity College, Cambridge. These originally appeared in The Saturday Review. The author writes quite a bit about morality and virtue, and also reviews a work by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and assesses the philosophies of several other writers. Includes: Casuistry; Mr. Hallam; Conventional Morality; Philanthropy; The Wealth of Nature; John Bull; Physical Strength; Doing Good; Geniality; Lord Macaulay; Limitations of Morality; Christian Optimism; Fanaticism; The End of the World; Pain; Christianity in India; Mental Stature; Minor Virtues; Courage; The Vanity of Human Wishes; Juniores Priores; Morality and Sensibility; Public and Private Morals; Secondhand Knowledge; Spirit-Rapping; Gamaliels; Mr. Carlyle; Pascal's Pensees; Joseph de Maistre; Plutarch's Lives; Paley's Moral Philosophy; The Minister's Wooing; Mr. Mansel's Metaphysics.