Lexiphanes 1767. Archibald Campbell.

Lexiphanes 1767

New York: Garland Publishing, 1974.

Reprint Ed. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #8418
ISBN: 082401281X

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light cock, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of the 1767 1st edition, printed for and sold by J. Knox, London. Original title page reads: "Lexiphanes, A Dialogue. Imitated from Lucian, and suited to the present Times. With A Dedication to Lord Lyttleton, a Preface, Notes, and Postscript. Being An attempt to restore the English Tongue to its ancient Purity. And, to correct, as well as expose, the affected Style, hard Words, and absurd Phraseology of many late Writers, and particularly of Our English Lexiphanes, the Rambler. Whose ordinary rate of Speeck In Loftiness of Sound is rich; A Bablyonish Dialect, Which learned Pedants much affect: It is a parti-colour'd Dress, Of patch'd and py-ball'd Languages: 'Tis English cut on Greek or Latin, Like Fustian heretofore on Sattin. Hudibras." Satire quite critical of Samuel Johnson's English.; The Life & Times of Seven Major British Writers: Johnsoniana; Ex-Library; xl, 180 pages.

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