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To which is added

The Battle of the Books

and the

Mechanical Operation of the Spirit.

By

JONATHAN SWIFT.

Together with The History of Martin, Wotton's

Observations upon the Tale of a Tub, CURLL’s
Complete Rey, &c.

The whole edited with an INTRODUCTION,

and
Notes HistoRICAL and EXPLANATORY,

By A. C. GUTHKELCH

And D. NICHOL SMITH.

OXFORD:
At the CLARENDON Press. MDCCCCxx.

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HIS edition has been long in prepara

tion. It was planned and in outline completed by Mr. Guthkelch, who died on June 1, 1916. In the notes which he had written on the text, and in his draft of the introduction, he had embodied the results of many years' study. On his death the editorship was taken over, at the desire of the Delegates of the Clarendon Press, by Mr. Nichol Smith, who has revised and supplemented the introduction and added much new matter to the notes.

Both editors have had the assistance of many friends. As their names cannot now all be given, it is hoped that one general acknowledgement will be taken to cover many and varied obligations. But Captain C. A. Fountaine, R.N., of Narford, must have particular mention. The ready generosity with which he has allowed the original designs for the illustrations to be reproduced has given a unique interest to this edition.

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