Book: The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces
Author: Jonathan Swift





The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces By Jonathan Swift

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Pages (PDF): 134
Publication Date: 1704

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Summary:

'This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with “The Tale of a Tub;” I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple’s upon that subject; which was answered by W. Wotton, B.D., with an appendix by Dr. Bentley, endeavouring to destroy the credit of Æsop and Phalaris for authors, whom Sir William Temple had, in the essay before mentioned, highly commended.'


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