Daniel Defoe: The Whole Frame of Nature, Time and Providence by Katherine Clark (auth.)

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Lax supervision 34 Dissent and the Church of England, 1697–1705 35 and Defoe’s own power as a writer, however, soon made the Review his own. It quickly expanded to a thrice-weekly publication lasting from 19 February 1704 to 11 June 1713 and became one of the most successful projects in early eighteenth-century journalism. Defoe assumed many personae in this expanding world of print culture. In an age of partisanship, for Mr. Review to maintain the position of a moderate man, independent of party, was difficult enough; for an avowed Presbyterian, it proved impossible.

Perhaps because he was reluctant to blame the proliferation of unrealistic or fraudulent practices on the desperation of merchants alone or upon what he considered a just and necessary war against the forces of popery and tyranny, Defoe looked to the past in order to discover the origins of the wrong sort of projecting, especially its most pernicious variant, stockjobbing. He traced these origins, predictably enough, to the previous Stuart era. 32 Rupert had been a successful general, admiral, inventor, and Fellow of the Royal Society.

His release in November by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Robert Harley, who saw in Defoe a potentially valuable agent, began his career as a government writer. One of his first tasks in this new role was the establishment of a weekly serialized essay to promote and defend ministerial policies. Lax supervision 34 Dissent and the Church of England, 1697–1705 35 and Defoe’s own power as a writer, however, soon made the Review his own. It quickly expanded to a thrice-weekly publication lasting from 19 February 1704 to 11 June 1713 and became one of the most successful projects in early eighteenth-century journalism.

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