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THE

INFIRMITIES OF GENIUS

ILLUSTRATED

BY REFERRING THE ANOMALIES IN THE LITERARY CHARACTER TO

THE HABITS AND CONSTITUTIONAL PECULIARITIES OF

MEN OF GENIUS.

Richarel Robert

BY R. R. MADDEN, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF “ TRAVELS IN TURKEY,” &c.

Qui ratione corporis non habent, sed cogunt mortalem immor.
tali, terrestrem ætheræ equalem prestare industriam.

PLUTARCH, De Sanit. Tuend.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED BY ADAM WALDIE.

17.1

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2. -/?

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE EARL OF CHARLEVILLE,

WHOSE TASTE FOR LITERATURE

AND

ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALL SUBJECTS

CONNECTED WITH THE HISTORY OF

THE VOTARIES AND VICTIMS OF LITERARY PURSUITS,

TIME HAS NOT IMPAIRED

NOR PLEASURE INTERRUPTED,

THIS ATTEMPT TO ILLUSTRATE

THE CHARACTER OF MEN OF GENIUS,

IS DEDICATED

By His Lordship's most respectful and grateful servant,

THE AUTHOR.

May, 1833.

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