By Paul J Degategno, R Jay Stubblefield
An intensive research of all Swift's significant works, this article examines his affects, together with relations, acquaintances, family members, and buddies, in addition to very important locations the place he lived and labored.
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Greek physician. In Battle of the Books, he commands the Ancients’ dragoons. ” Homer See entry under “Characters,” in GULTRAVELS. LIVER’S Ignorance In “Battle of the Books,” he is the father and husband of the evil goddess Criticism. Old and blind, Ignorance sits at the left hand of his wife and daughter. ” Admitting that “the Clergy are in most Credit where Ignorance prevails,” Swift argues that this has less to do with religion than with the wholesale corruption of education. ” Ill-Manners In “Battle of the Books,” a child of the evil goddess Criticism.
COMMENTARY The idea of the French recruiting officers in Ireland trying to raise an army to fight on the continent for France seemed outrageous to the Craftsman. But Swift took up the issue, replying as a loyal WHIG defending Walpole’s policy against the objections of this TORY paper. He answers the Craftsman as an economic projector, and this essay serves as his last major attack on England’s treatment of Ireland. When Pulteney and Bolingbroke provoked Swift, they relied on an allusion to “A MODEST PROPOSAL” and charged him with cruelty, as opposed to the charity that seems to have been his true intention.
COMMENTARY Swift considered himself a WHIG when he wrote this in 1708, but he directed this powerful, ironical tract at Whigs and at all who favored the repeal of FURTHER READING Curry, Judson B. ” Eighteenth-Century Life 20 (1996): 67–79. Lund, Roger D. ’ ” In Critical Approaches to Teaching Swift, edited by Peter Schakel, 239–254. New York: AMS, 1992. Richardson, J. A. ” Eighteenth-Century Life 13 (1989): 35–45. Seidel, Michael. ” New Literary History: A Journal of Theory and Interpretation 20 (1988): 165–186.