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. In the second Novanglus letter
said that Grenville “chose to get the revenue into the exchequer, because he had
hungry cormorants enough about him in England whose cooings were more troublesome
to his ears, than the croaking of the ravens in America.” After reading this letter,
Samuel Swift told
that the word “cooings” was inappropriate; see Swift to
, 30 Jan. 1775
, below. Apparently Swift's letter provoked
's note to the printer.