Joseph Butler

Standard Name: Butler, Joseph
Used Form: Bishop Butler


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Friends, Associates Elizabeth Carter
EC associated on terms of warmth and equality with men of letters or culture such as Samuel Johnson , Samuel Richardson , Thomas Birch , Moses Browne , Richard Savage , William and John Duncombe
Friends, Associates Catherine Talbot
Six months later CT was staying with the duchess on an extended visit. She was also a good friend of Elizabeth Montagu (of whose closeness to Carter she was sometimes jealous); of Montagu's friends George Lyttelton
Intertextuality and Influence Lucas Malet
The novel's title alludes to the biblical pronouncement that the wages of sin is death (a title which begs to be read ironically, since punishment catches up with each of LM 's sinners after acts...
Literary responses Elizabeth Carter
Exactly a hundred years later there appeared an academic monograph by Alice Gaussen which did justice to EC 's intellect and her historical significance. Mary Elizabeth Coleridge , reviewing this book in the Times Literary...


Joseph Butler published Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature, a defence of Christianity against Deism which argued from a principle of reasonable probability.