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TitleThe notorious Sir John Hill : the man destroyed by ambition in the era of celebrity
Author George Rousseau
Imprint Bethlehem, MA : Lehigh University Press, 2012
Descript xxxi, 391 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

CONTENT

The mountebank's road out -- Amidst the trees in Sussex -- Apothecary Hill, almost FRS -- Deranged by disappointment -- Three strikes in revenge -- Man of letters -- Puffing "Inspector Hill" -- The "lion" at the Bedford -- Riot in Ranelagh -- Hill and the "fame machine" -- Canning and marriage -- Philosophy and botany, and history -- Botany and Bute -- Hill and Linnaeus -- The theatre too -- Annus mirabilis 1758-59 -- The final blow -- Knighthood and death -- Lady Hill persists -- Forgotten Hill -- Afterword: on the trail of John Hill


Hill John 1714?-1775 Humanists -- England -- Biography Authors English -- 18th century -- Biography Botanists -- Great Britain -- Biography England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century

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