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Jonathan Swift and Charles Leslie

Higgins, Ian


This essay examines literary relations between two famous and important propagandists, the juring High Churchman Jonathan Swift (1667�1745) and the Nonjuror Charles Leslie (1650�1722). It will draw attention to the evidence of Swift�s elective affinities with Leslie in political theology and rhetorical strategy despite the official political distance between them. Leslie was not just another pious Nonjuror. He was an incendiary Jacobite polemicist whose explosive rhetoric ignited paper wars....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Loyalty and Identity: Jacobites at Home and Abroad
DOI: .1057/9780230248571_8


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