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THE

INFIRMITIES OF GENIUS

ILLUSTRATED

BY REFERRING THE ANOMALIES IN

THE LITERARY CHARACTER,

TO THE

HABITS AND CONSTITUTIONAL PECULIARITIES

OF

MEN OF GENIUS.

EY

R. R. MADDEN ESQ.

AUTHOR OK“ TRAVELS IN TURKEY": &c.

Qui ratione corporis non habent, sed cogunt mortalem immor.
tali, terrestrem æthere equalem prestare industriam.

PLUTARCH, DE SANIT. TUEND.

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JOHN BIOREN, PRINTER-PHILADELPHIA. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE EARL OF CHARLEVILLE,

WHOSE TASTE FOR LITERATURE

AND

ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALL SUBJECTS

CONNECTED WITH THE HISTORY OF THE

VOTARIES AND VICTIMS OF LITERARY PURSUITS,

TIME HAS NOT IMPAIRED,

NOR PLEASURE INTERRUPTED,

THIS ATTEMPT

FO TYLOSTRATE THE CHARACTER OF MEN OF GENIUS,

IS DEDICATED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S

MOST RESPECTFUL AND GRATEFUL SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

May, 1833.

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