Well, I have started my critique of Swift's 'A Modest proposal' and I have found that my brief encounter of Swift three years ago will really NOT help me. Reading one's own work from thirty six months ago is quite an eye opener. Not badly written as such, just not to the standard that I have today, Plus all of the books/links etc. I had back then either do not correspond (dead links) or somehow do not marry up to the quotes (Ouch - thou shalt not proofread on the screen as by then you are word blind. Print a copy off). Some are also books that I cannot locate again as they were with Truro/Penwith College and are not available from Plymouth Uni. Curses. No short cuts here :-/
Anyway, he seems to be highly hacked off with the Anglo/Irish problem and I am trying to sift through as to whom he is most pissed off with and write about it. Just want this out of the way so I can get back to writing the second half of Diss chapter two, most of Diss chapter three, the conclusion - THEN overhaul the lot. Probably several times. Great fun.