Reflections on Dr. Swift's Letter to Harley (1712) and The British Academy (1712)

Published: 1712
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,893 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 343
Added to site: 2008.04.20
mnybks.net#: 20618
Genre: Poetry
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for the Reasons mention'd in the following Pages.

I know very well the Epistle has but a sorry Reputation, even with the Writer's own +Party+, that it is looked upon as a silly superficial Performance, and to be design'd only for an Opportunity to shew what a +Nack+ he has at +Panegyrick+. Be that as it will, after I had consider'd the Subject he writes more leisurely than I was won't to do, I was loth to lose those Considerations; and having put 'em into this Form, I flatter'd my self the Publick would not receive them ill; at least all those whom Faction and Prejudice have not render'd Insensible of Truth and Reason, and to such, a Man must be well set to work that writes a Task suitable to the Integrity and Ability of +Abel+ and his Brethren, among whom I am very unwilling to reckon our Author.


REFLECTIONS

on

Dr. Swift's Letter,

about

Refining the ENGLISH TONGUE.

I should be guilty of the greatest Folly in the Worl

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