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C. Guthkelch and D. Nichol Smith, 2nd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958), 81 (hereafter cited as Tale). ’ 8. First published as an appendix in William Wotton, Reﬂections upon Ancient and Modern Learning, 2nd edn (1697), and separately published in a much expanded form in 1699. 9. The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, eds. , 14 vols. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1939–68), IX, 75–6. 10. Complete Poems of Jonathan Swift, ed. Pat Rogers (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983), 854 (Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, lines 317–18).
I should grieve not to have your name amongst those of my friends——& in so much good company as it has a right to be in—so tell me to set it down’ (Letters 252–3), he told one correspondent. Published in January 1766, the two slim volumes contained only twelve sermons – three fewer than the 1760 volumes and four fewer than Sterne had promised Becket – and one of those was ‘The Abuses of Conscience’, now making its third appearance in print. Though the subscription list was, for the most part, as prestigious as Sterne had hoped, no bishop added his name this time, while subscribers included the well-known sceptics Diderot, d’Holbach, and Voltaire (the last an extravagant admirer of ‘The Abuses of Conscience’).
To Dr *****’ (Letters 90); this letter was almost certainly intended for publication. 9. Tristram Shandy’s Bon Mots, Repartees, Odd Adventures, and Humorous Stories (1760), 3–4. 10. James Boswell, Life of Johnson, ed. R. W. Chapman, rev. J. D. Fleeman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970), 696. 11. See Jonas Dennis, A Key to the Regalia (1820), 102–3n. 12. See also, for James Dodsley’s reported claim in 1765 that he had been ‘a loser by [Sterne’s] works’, Melvyn New, ‘A New Sterne Letter and an Old Mystery Closer to Solution’, Shandean 17 (2006), 80–4.
A Libertarian-Conservative Case Against Identity Cards by Sean Gabb