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Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

Mandeville, Bernard. A Dutch English medical and miscellaneous writer; born at Dordrecht about 1670; died in London, Jan. 21, 1733. He was a physician in London. He wrote: ‘Esop Dressed’ (1704), being fables in verse; ‘Treatise of the Hypochondriac and Hysteric Passions’ (1711); ‘Free Thoughts on Religion’ (1720); etc. His ‘Fable of the Bees; or, Private Vices Public Benefits’ (2d ed. 1723) was presented as a nuisance by the grand jury of Middlesex, in 1723.