The fable of the bees; or, Private vices, publick benefits : With an essay on charity and charity-schools. And a search into the nature of society
- Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733
- London : Printed for J. Tonson, 1725.
- 4th ed. / To which is added, A vindication of the book from the aspersions contain'd in a presentation of the grand-jury of Middlesex, and an abusive letter to Lord C.
- Physical Description:
- 16 unnumbered pages, 477 pages
- The grumbling hive; or, Knaves turn'd honest.--An enquiry into the origin of moral virtue.--Remarks.--An essay on charity and charity-schools.--A search into the nature of society.--Index--A vindication of the book, from the aspersions contain'd in a presentment of the grand jury of Middlesex, and an abusive letter to Lord C.
- Related Titles:
- Grumbling hive; or, Knaves turned honest
Private vices, publick benefits
- Title within double line border; decorative initials, bars, head- and tailpieces.
"Mandeville published in 1705 a doggerel poem called "The grumbling hive, or Knaves turned hones'... In 1714 it was republished anonymously with an 'Inquiry into the origin of mortal virtue,' and a series of notes, under the title 'The fable of the bees, or Private vices publick benefits.'"--Dictionary of national biography.
A second part was published in 1729.
- Reproduction Note:
- Microform. Chicago, Library Resources, 1976. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (The Microbook library of English literature) Reduction ratio varies.
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