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Volume 1 positive factors Mill’s Autobiography in addition to comparable essays which jointly paint a balanced photograph of his youth, together with his rigorous “home education” by the hands of his father, James Mill, and the emotional problem of his early maturity. Such insights are a superb primer for later considerable volumes of Mill’s paintings and shed mild at the personality of nineteenth-century Britain’s most effective liberal highbrow. This quantity was once assembled below the path of Professor John M. Robson of the collage of Toronto and comprises such infrequent fabric as Mill’s formative years writings, examples of his early articles released in such journals as The Westminster Review and the London Review, and a younger critique of his father’s philosophical contributions.

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I and II) were rather elusive. In the review, it will be noted, Mill says one of the volumes "'was not 91EL,CW, Vol. Xlll, pp. 463-4. 92There are also relatively fewer non-substantive changes, only a handful of which were made In 1867 (including the additionof accents on four foreign words or names). °31ncontrastto the revised essayof 1833,this one shows far less need forthe removalof italics;there are only 8 instances (1 dating from 1867), and m one place (p 484'-') the word "salon" (probably judged still to be foreign) was italicized in 1859 9aMill'stranslations of Vlgny demonstrate an extraordinary commandof French.

He sought guidance and reassurance 5SEL,CW, Vol. XII, pp. , pp. 117-18. , Vol. XIII, p. 449. INTRODUCTION xxxiii from Carlyle on 27 December, 1832, saying he had written an essay for "Fox's January number" that attempts something much higher, and intrinsically more valuable, than all these writingson politics, but with far less success:it is not nearly so good of its kind. about Poetry and Art. but the result is not satisfactory to me and will probably be far less so to you--but you will tell me to what extent you thinkme wrong, or shallow.

To the latter he commented on 17 September, 1832: • . I have written a rambhng kind of article, m which many, 1 will not say great, but big things are said on a small occasion, namely in the form of strictures on a well-meaning but flimsy article which recently appeared in the Monthly Repository .... As for this article of mine, those who best know me will see more character in it than m anything I have ever published; other people will never guess it to be mine. You, l hope, will find all the three articles true, the only praise I covet.

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