Studies in Philology; Summer79, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p288-312, 25p
ETHICS in literature, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and CRITICISM
Discusses traits of sentimental morality in George Lillo's domestic tragedy 'The London Merchant.' Separation between action and intention; How sentimental morality places a large share of responsibility for one's actions upon factors other than oneself; Reasons why moral criticism of literature occupies modern critics much less than aesthetic examination.