Title continues: "Imitated From Lucian, and Suited to the Present Times. Being an Attempt to Restore the English Tongue to Its Antient 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." Campbell was a critic of the "pedantry and affectation" of his literary colleagues, such as Boswell and Johnson, and wrote this satire to expose their "false taste and ridiculous manner of writing."
Publisher: R. Faulder and J. Fielding
Edition: 3rd ed., corrected
Date Published: 1783
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xxxix, 185 p. 18 cm. Very attractive full calf brush grain binding. Front board tender. Light wear to extremities. Armorial bookplate for Alex. Cunninghame on front pastedown. Some foxing.