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Author Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.

Title The shortest-way with the dissenters, or, Proposals for the establishment of the church [microform]

Imprint London : [s.n.], Printed in the year 1702.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 40136    ---  Available
Description [2], 29 p.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 40136)
Note The High-Church Tories attempted to undermine an alliance between the dissenters and Low-Churchmen (mainly Whigs) by preventing the practice of 'occasional conformity.' To show his opposition to the motives of the Tories, Defoe published The shortest way with the dissenters (1702) His "method was ironic: to discredit the high-fliers [High-Church Tories] by writings as if from their point of view, but reducing their arguments to violent absurdity. The pamphlet had a huge sale but the irony recoiled on Defoe, for dissenters and High Churchmen alike took it seriously and alike were angry when the hoax became apparent. Defoe was prosecuted for seditious libel and arrested in May 1703 after a period of hiding." -Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 1 microfiche : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 40136)
Subject Church of England -- Cartoons, satire, etc.
Dissenters, Religious -- England.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1702-1714 -- Pamphlets.
Added Title Proposals for the establishment of the church.

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