316 A PROPOSAL For Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue: In a LETTER to the Most Honourable Robert Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain.

To the Most Honourable ROBERT, Earl of Oxford, &c.

My Lord,

WHAT I had the Honour of mentioning to your Lordship some Time ago in Conversation, was not a new Thought, just then started by Accident or Occasion, but the Result of long Reflection; and I have been