The Prose Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 5); Historical And Political Tracts-english

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byJonathan Swift

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... seen from the note prefixed to "The Public Spirit of the Whigs." And Mr. Dilke (in his " Papers of a Critic ") is of the opinion, though we differ from him, that the Wagstaffe pamphlet, entitled, "Character of Richard St--le, Esq., by Toby, Abel's Kinsman," is also from Swift's pen. The text of the present edition of " The Importance of the Guardian Considered," is that of the original issue. Scott notes that it "was, with great difficulty, recovered by the exertions of Mr. Nichols, who advertised for it without effect, for some time ;" but neither the text of Scott, nor that given by Nichols, exactly follows the original ata THE IMPORTANCE O F T H E GUARDIAN Confidered, in a Second LETTER T O T H E Bailiff of Stockbridge. By a Friend of Mr. St--le. LONDON: Printed for "John Morphew, near Stationers Hall. 1713. Price 6d. THE PREFACE. rR. Steele, in his "Letter to the Bailiff of Stockbridge,"1 has given us leave to "treat him as we think fit, as he is our brother-scribbler; but not to attack him as an honest man." That is to say, he allows us to be his critics, but net his answerers; and he is altogether in the right, for there is in his letter much to be criticised and little to be answered. The situation and importance of Dunkirk are pretty well known, Mons. Tugghe's memorial, published and handed about by the Whigs, is allowed to be a very trifling paper:2 And as to the immediate demolishment of that town, Mr. Steele pretends to offer no other argument but the expectations of the people, which is a figurative speech, naming the tenth part for the whole: As Bradshaw told King Charles I. that the people of England expected justice against him. I have therefore entered very little into the subject he pretends to treat, but have considered his pamphlet pa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... seen from the note prefixed to "The Public Spirit of the Whigs." And Mr. Dilke (in his " Papers of a Critic ") is of the opi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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