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Weissagung auf das jahr 1708 in Englische Sprache verfertiget durch Isaac Bickerstaf, einem Englischen Edelmann.

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[“Predictions for the Year 1708; Original in English by Isaac Bickerstaff, an English nobleman. Translated into German and printed in the year 1708.”] The first of the "Bickerstaff tracts" in which Swift satirizes astrology and almanacs, in particular the cobbler-astrologer John Partridge. The predictions in his almanac (Merlinus liberatus) were intended to prevent the people of England from being further imposed on by vulgar almanac makers, and to expose the impostor astrologists who claimed knowledge they did not possess. Proceeds to list people believed will die in a specific month and day, predicts an uprising in Dauphine due to the oppression of the people, a storm that will destroy many ships off the coast of France, and other sundry accidents, deaths, and births. “Isaac Bickerstaff” was the pseudonym for Jonathan Swifte; his predictions in this text were intended to “prevent the people of England from being further imposed on by vulgar almanac makers”, and to expose the imposter astrologists who claimed knowledge they did not possess. He then proceeds to list people he believes will die in a specific month and day, he predicts an uprising in Dauphine due to the oppression of the people, a storm that will destroy many ships off the coast of France, and other sundry accidents, deaths, and births.
Title: Weissagung auf das jahr 1708 in Englische Sprache verfertiget durch Isaac Bickerstaf, einem Englischen Edelmann.
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Name(s): Swift, Jonathan 1667-1745
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Pamphlet
Date Created: 1708
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 8 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Language(s): German
Summary: [“Predictions for the Year 1708; Original in English by Isaac Bickerstaff, an English nobleman. Translated into German and printed in the year 1708.”] The first of the "Bickerstaff tracts" in which Swift satirizes astrology and almanacs, in particular the cobbler-astrologer John Partridge. The predictions in his almanac (Merlinus liberatus) were intended to prevent the people of England from being further imposed on by vulgar almanac makers, and to expose the impostor astrologists who claimed knowledge they did not possess. Proceeds to list people believed will die in a specific month and day, predicts an uprising in Dauphine due to the oppression of the people, a storm that will destroy many ships off the coast of France, and other sundry accidents, deaths, and births. “Isaac Bickerstaff” was the pseudonym for Jonathan Swifte; his predictions in this text were intended to “prevent the people of England from being further imposed on by vulgar almanac makers”, and to expose the imposter astrologists who claimed knowledge they did not possess. He then proceeds to list people he believes will die in a specific month and day, he predicts an uprising in Dauphine due to the oppression of the people, a storm that will destroy many ships off the coast of France, and other sundry accidents, deaths, and births.
Identifier: fauwflb2f14 (IID)
Physical Location: Florida Atlantic University Libraries' Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, Pamphlets: Foreign Language B2F14
Collection: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Subject(s): Almanacs, English -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Astrologers -- England -- London -- Anecdotes -- Early works to 1800
Partridge, John -- 1644-1715 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Prophecies -- Humor -- Early works to 1800
Prophecies -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/fauwflb2f14
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Host Institution: FAU

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