English Political Writings 1711-1714: The Conduct of the Allies and Other Works by Jonathan SwiftEnglish Political Writings 1711-1714: The Conduct of the Allies and Other Works by Jonathan Swift

English Political Writings 1711-1714: The Conduct of the Allies and Other Works

byJonathan SwiftEditorBertrand A. Goldgar, Ian Gadd

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

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The years 1711 to 1714 saw some of Swift's most brilliant and powerful political pamphleteering. Writing for the Tory government, he did more to settle the fate of parties and the nation than any literary figure, before or since. This volume collects together major defences of the government's position, including The Conduct of the Allies and The Publick Spirit of the Whigs, vigorous attacks on his opponents, short satirical broadsides, and brief contributions to periodicals. It also includes some little known work not present in previous editions of Swift. This is the first fully annotated edition of these works. A comprehensive introduction, drawing on contemporary literary and historical scholarship, is supported by detailed explanatory notes on each text. It is also the first edition to identify and collate all relevant contemporary editions and provide a full account of the textual history of each work.
Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving...
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Title:English Political Writings 1711-1714: The Conduct of the Allies and Other WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.34 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521829291

ISBN - 13:9780521829298

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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Conduct of the Allies; Some Advice Humbly Offer'd to the Members of the October Club; Some Remarks on the Barrier Treaty; The New Way of Selling Places at Court; Some Reasons to Prove, That No Person is Obliged by His Principles, as a Whig, To Oppose Her Majesty or Her Present; It's Out at Last: Or, French Correspondence Clear as the Sun; A Dialogue upon Dunkirk, between a Whig and a Tory; A Hue and Cry after Dismal; A Letter from the Pretender, to a Whig-Lord; Refutation of Falsehoods against Lewis or The Examiner (2 February 1713); Vote of Thanks by the House of Lords (9 April 1713); The Humble Address of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled, Presented to Her Majesty On Saturday the Eleventh Day of April, 1713; The Importance of the Guardian Considered; The Publick Spirit of the Whigs; A Discourse concerning the Fears from the Pretender; Some Free Thoughts upon the Present State of Affairs; Some Considerations upon the Consequences hoped and feared from the Death of the Queen; Contributions to The Post Boy and The Evening Post; Appendices; Transcripts of the British Library manuscripts of the Vote of Thanks and Humble Address; Textual appendices; General textual introduction; Textual notes on individual works; Bibliography; Index.

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