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A Preface to Swift's Test Act Tracts

Higgins, Ian


There are seven securely canonical polemical works by Jonathan Swift that areprimarily concerned with opposing Whig attempts to repeal the Sacramental Test in favourof Protestant Dissenters in Ireland. They are occasional prose works, polemical interventionsin topical controversies over the repeal attempts of 1707�9 and 1732�33. In his Test Acttracts, and in other polemical and satirical writings, Swift responds to an array of Dissentingarguments arraigned against the Sacramental Test. One of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Reading Swift: Papers from the Sixth Munster Symposium on Jonathan Swift
DOI: 10.30965/9783846754306_015


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