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The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers

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Author: Jonathan Swift
Published: 1709
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,815 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,809
mnybks.net#: 6762
Genre: Satire
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nacks. I do not lurk in the dark; I am not wholly unknown in the world; I have set my name at length, to be a mark of infamy to mankind, if they shall find I deceive them.

In one thing I must desire to be forgiven, that I talk more sparingly of home-affairs: As it will be imprudence to discover secrets of state, so it would be dangerous to my person; but in smaller matters, and that are not of publick consequence, I shall be very free; and the truth of my conjectures will as much appear from those as the other. As for the most signal events abroad in France, Flanders, Italy and Spain, I shall make no scruple to predict them in plain terms: Some of them are of importance, and I hope I shall seldom mistake the day they will happen; therefore, I think good to inform the reader, that I all along make use of the Old Style observed in England, which I desire he will compare with that of the news-papers, at the time they relate the actions I mention.

I must add one word more: I know it hath been the opinion of

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2011.09.30
LAS
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A satire about fraudulent practitioners of the occult arts. Interesting, amusing, and well-written.


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