The Life of Jonathan Swift: Dean of St. Patricks, Dublin Henry Craik

ISBN: 9781331476467

Published: September 27th 2015

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The Life of Jonathan Swift: Dean of St. Patricks, Dublin  by  Henry Craik

The Life of Jonathan Swift: Dean of St. Patricks, Dublin by Henry Craik
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 602 pages | ISBN: 9781331476467 | 7.58 Mb

Excerpt from The Life of Jonathan Swift: Dean of St. Patricks, DublinThree works bearing on the biography of Swift appeared within the decade that followed his death. The first of these was the Remarks of Lord Orrery, who had known Swift only inMoreExcerpt from The Life of Jonathan Swift: Dean of St. Patricks, DublinThree works bearing on the biography of Swift appeared within the decade that followed his death.

The first of these was the Remarks of Lord Orrery, who had known Swift only in his later years, and whose book consists chiefly of stilted literary criticism supplemented by scattered biographical details. The Remarks appeared in November, 1751: and so great was the interest in the subject, that Lord Orrery has noted in his own copy of the book, that within a month of its publication, 7,500 copies had been sold.

It was followed by the anonymous Observations of Dr. Delany in 1754: and by Deane Swifts Essay in 1755. Each of these works has its own value. Lord Orrery gives us a fairly vivid picture of Swifts manner in old age. Delany speaks with the advantage of greater judgment, and longer personal intimacy: but his defence of Swift is somewhat cold and timid, and runs upon narrow and conventional lines. Deane Swift, with all his eccentricity, yet gives us not a few personal reminiscences of interest, mixed with much that is absurd.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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