"T' enjoy the World's Conveniencies, / Be fam'd in War, yet live in Ease, / Without great Vices, is a vain / Eutopia seated in the Brain."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)


Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Printed for Sam. Ballard
Date
1705
Metaphor
"T' enjoy the World's Conveniencies, / Be fam'd in War, yet live in Ease, / Without great Vices, is a vain / Eutopia seated in the Brain."
Metaphor in Context
Then leave Complaints: Fools only strive
To a Great an Honest Hive
T' enjoy the World's Conveniencies,
Be fam'd in War, yet live in Ease,
Without great Vices, is a vain
Eutopia seated in the Brain.

(I, 36 in OLL ed. Cf. p. 26 in 1705 printing)
Categories
Provenance
Reading
Citation
2 entries in ESTC (1705).

The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves Turn’d Honest. (London: Printed for Sam. Ballard, at the Blue-Ball, in Little-Britain: and sold by A. Baldwin, in Warwick-Lane, 1705). <Link to ESTC>

Reprinted in first edition of The Fable of the Bees, published in 1714, 2nd edition in 1723. 16 entries for this title in ESTC (1714, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1728, 1729, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1740, 1750, 1755, 1755, 1772, 1795).

See Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees, ed. F.B. Kaye, 2 vols. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1988). Orig. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924. Reading first volume in Liberty Fund paperback; also searching online ed. <Link to OLL>

I am also working with another print edition: The Fable of the Bees, ed. F. B. Kaye, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957).
Date of Entry
10/14/2013
Date of Review
04/10/2012

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.