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THE

WORKS

O F

Dr JONATHAN SWIFT,

DEAN of ST PATRICK'S, DUBLIN.

IN THIRTEEN VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.

EDINBURGH:

Printed for JOHN DONADLSON, Corner of Arundel
Street, Strand, London.

MDCCLXXIV.

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THE

EDITOR'S
EDITOR'S PREFACE.

HE Works of Dr. JONATHAN SWIFT have been univerfally admired, and have paffed through many editions, both in England and Ireland. How they have been received in Scotland, appears from the quick fale of four Scotch editions fince 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 complete, and illuftrated 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 method used in conducting it.

As to the arrangement of particular pieces in each clafs, there were only three things that feemed to deferve attention, or that could direct the choice; that the verfe and profe should be kept feparate; that the posthumous and doubtful pieces fhould not be mingled with those which the Dean is known to have published himself; and that thofe tracts, which are parts of a regular feries, and illustrate each other, fhould be ranged in fuccef

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