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The Ephesian Matron and Johnson's Corpse

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the elaborate literary path of Thomas Tyers's allusion to the story of the Ephesian matron in attempted justification of the autopsy of Samuel Johnson. It suggest that both ... More


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