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WORKS

OF

Dr JONATHAN SWIFT,

Dean of St PATRICK'S, DUBLIN.

IN THIRTEEN VOLUMES.

VOLUME 1.

EDINBURGH:

Printed for JOHN DONADLSON, Corner of Arundel

Street, Strand, London,

MDCCLXXIV,

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THE Works of Dr. JONATHAN SWIFT

have been universally admired, and

have passed through many editions, both in England and Ireland. have been received in Scotland, appears from the quick sale of four Scotch editions since the year 1752. A fifth one is now offered to the public, which it is hoped will meet with a favourable reception. As this edition is partly upon a different plan, more complere, and illustrated with a far greater number of notes, than any that hath yet appeared in England, we think it neceffary to give an account of the meihod ufed in conducting it.

As to the arrangement of particular pieces · in each class; there were only three things: that seemed to deserve attention, or that could direct the choice ;. that the verse and prose should be kept separate ; that the posthumous and doubtsui pieces shouid not be mingled with those which the Dean is known to have published himtelf; and that those tracts, which are parts of a regular series, and illustrate each other, should be ranged in

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