The Battle of the Books; with selections from the literature of the Phalaris controversy

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The Battle of the Books; with selections from the literature of the Phalaris controversy
by Jonathan Swift

THE KING'S CLASSICS UNDER
THE GENERAL EDITORSHIP OF
PROFESSOR I. GOLLANCZ, LITT.D.

THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

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THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS, BY JONATHAN SWIFT; WITH SELECTIONS FROM THE LITERATURE OF THE PHALARIS CONTROVERSY. EDITED BY A. GUTHKELCH, M.A.


CHATTO AND WINDUS, PUBLISHERS

LONDON, 1908

'SAY NOT THOU, WHAT IS THE CAUSE THAT THE FORMER DAYS WERE BETTER THAN THESE? FOR THOU DOST NOT INQUIRE WISELY CONCERNING THIS.'—Eccles. vii. 10.

TO

JOHN WESLEY HALES

IN GRATITUDE AND AFFECTION.

CONTENTS

PAGE
Introduction ix
Battle of the Books
 The Bookseller to the Reader lxiii
 The Preface of the Author lxv
 A Full and True Account of the Battle, &c. 1
Appendix: Extracts from
 Temple's Essay upon the Ancient and Modern Learning (1690) 49
 Wotton's Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning (1694: Second ed 1697) 77
 Boyle's Phalaris (1695) 89
 Bentley's first Dissertation (1697) 107
 Boyle's Examination (1698) 119
 Bentley's second Dissertation (1699) 158
Notes 251
Textual Notes 291
Letter of Dr Edm. Gibson 293
Letter of Geo. Gibson 294
Bibliography 297