The purpose of this book was to expose John Wesley as a plagiarist by comparing Samuel Johnson's Taxation no Tyranny (1745) and Wesley's A Calm Address to our American Colonies (1775) in parallel columns. Wesley freely adapted the writings of others throughout his long publishing career, simplifying their prose and reaching wider audiences.
BRB1640. [Augustus Toplady (1740–1778)]. An Old Fox Tarr'd and Feather'd. Occasioned by What is Called Mr. John Wesley's Calm Address to our American Colonys. By an Hanoverian. London: Printed for J. French, 1775.
Toplady, Augustus, 1740–1778. , “BRB1640,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed February 2, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1720.