Lexiphanes, A Dialogue

CAMPBELL, Archibald

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Title continues: "Imitated From Lucian, and Suited to the Present Times. Being an Attempt to Restore the English Tongue to Its Antient Purity." Satirizes Samuel Johnson's style of writing. Campbell was a Scottish satirst and the son of the philosopher of the same name. He was a critic of the affected style of his literary colleagues, such as Boswell and Johnson. He grew restless of the scribbling life and his affected colleagues and spent most of his adult life at sea as a man-of-war.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: R. Faulder and J. Fielding,
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1783
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxxix, 185 p. 18 cm. 3rd ed., corrected. Very attractive full calf brush grain binding. Front board tender. Light wear. Very nice armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Some foxing.

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