Steele, knighted by George I in 1715. It was published on or before 5 February 1720; a second part, containing a third and fourth letter, followed soon after. Dennis and Steele had quarrelled over theatrical and personal affairs-the treatment Dennis’s Coriolanus adaptation, The Invader of his Country, had received at Drury Lane, Steele’s playhouse, and over a loan Steele had not repaid Dennis-and they disagreed on aesthetic matters.