a letter to the Tatler

This is the Tatler, No. 230, Of 28th September 1710. In it Swift inveighs equally against the slipshod and the affected style. What he desires to see is 'that simplicity which is the best and truest ornament of most things in life': and he adduces as models of style, Hooker and Parsons the Jesuit, whom he compares with the more ornate writers of the Jacobean age, to the disadvantage of these last.

Note by Heny Craik to Letter 3 from Journal To Stella
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