Essay is a loose sally of mind

Essay is a loose sally of mind

By: Cookies Date of post: 15-Sep-2017
The Plashing Vole

The Plashing Vole "A loose sally of the mind"

Nov 30, 2009. I meant to post this essay on essays by Zadie Smith a couple of weeks ago. For Samuel Johnson in 1755 it is "A loose sally of the mind;. Nov 21, 2009. For Samuel Johnson in 1755 it is “A loose sally of the mind; an irregular. Beginning in the 1500s an essay is the action or process of trying or. Mar 14, 2016. Dr. Johnson got it right when he described the essay as “a loose sally of the mind.” Novelists, conversely, have to be more resolute, more sure.

The English Essay and Essayists by Hugh Walker, 1915 Online.
The English Essay and Essayists by Hugh Walker, 1915 Online.

He defines an essay to be "a loose sally of the mind, an irregular, indigested piece, not a regular and orderly performance." The Oxford English Dictionary. Nearly two hundred years after Montaigne, Samuel Johnson's definition of the essay as 'a loose sally of the mind, an irregular, undigested piece, not a regular.