Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

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References and short titles

References to works by Swift, Pope and Gay are given with short titles in parenthesis in the text. All other references are given in endnotes. For prose works, including letters, I refer to volume and page number of the edition used. For poems and plays, I refer to the particular work (the poem or play), and give line numbers, book and line numbers, or act, scene and line numbers. Unless otherwise stated my sources for texts are the standard editions listed in the bibliography.

I use the following titles for editions of prose:

Burgess

The Letters of John Gay, C. F. Burgess (ed. ), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.

Sherburn

The Correspondence of Alexander Pope, George Sherburn (ed. ), 5 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956.

Prose

The Prose Writings of Jonathan Swift, Herbert Davis (gen. ed. ), 14 vols, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-68.

Journal

Journal to Stella, Harold Williams (ed. ), 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1948.

Williams

The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, Harold Williams (ed. ), 5 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963.

Woolley

The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, D. D., David Woolley (ed. ), vol. 1, Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang, 1999.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • References and Short Titles xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The English and Slavery 13
  • 3 - The Scriblerus Club 39
  • 4 - Writing the Peace 63
  • 5 - Pope 89
  • 7 - Gay 109
  • 7 - Swift 121
  • 8 - Conclusion 147
  • Notes 153
  • Bibliography 173
  • Index 183
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