Abbreviated title
Tatler 230
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Copy and its Location
CUL , Williams 673
Publisher and Printer
The lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq;, Vol. iv., pp 228-235.
London, Lillie, Charles (perfumer) Morphew, John, 1711.


First published as Tatler 230, 28 September 1710, and then in this collection. The authorship of this and two other Tatlers is not certain. Faulkner’s inclusion of them in Swift’s Works (1735) is the strongest evidence of authorship. There are very few changes in the Works.

References: The Prose Writings of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis and others, 16 vols. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-74), vol. ii, pp. 173-87, 289-90; Irvin Ehrenpeis, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age, 3 vols. (London: Methuen, 1962-83), vol. ii, pp. 422-4, vol. iii, 82; Michael Treadwell, ‘Swift’s Relations with the London Book Trade to 1714’, in Author/Publisher Relations during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, ed. Robin Myers and Michael Harris (Oxford: Oxford Polytechnic Press, 1983), pp. 1-36; Michael Treadwell, ‘London Trade Publishers, 1675-1750’, Library, 6th ser. 4 (1982), 99-134