By admitting possible revision in the post-exilic age (pp. 226, 3 6 9, 375 seq.), the conservative theory recalls the old legend that Ezra rewrote the Old Testament (2 Esd.
He continued, and considerably rewrote the History of the Indian Mutiny (6 vols., 1878-1880), which was begun but left unfinished by Sir John Kaye.
According to the apocryphal fourth book of Ezra (or 2 Esdras xiv.) he restored the law which had been lost, and rewrote all the sacred records (which had been destroyed) in addition to no fewer than seventy apocryphal works.
Followed thereon an independent philsophical Treatise on the Existence of God, wherein Fenelon rewrote Descartes in the spirit of St Augustine.
He then rewrote his treatise in four books, making himself, Varro and Atticus the speakers.