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eyes but thofe I pretend not to defcribe; her mein and air were equal to the reft of the piece. Such was her exterior appearance: her mind was yet more beautiful than her perfon, and her accomplishments were fuch as to do honour to the man who was so happy as to call her daughter.
Can we wonder, after reflecting upon the foregoing paffages, that the Dean and Stella always took care to converfe before witneffes, or at least a third perfon, from that time when they received the proper notice of the fecrets of the family, even though they had never taken fuch precautions before? Can we wonder that they should spend one day in the year in fafting, praying, and tears, from this period to her death? Might it not be the anniversary of their marriage? But it would be unneceffary to fay more, fince every unprejudiced perfon must be convinced from the preceeding circumftances, that Hetty Johnfon was neither daughter to Sir William Temple's fteward, nor could Sir William leave her 1000 1. as a reward for her father's faithful execution of his office, when that steward was not married to her mother till long after the decease of Sir William. He must be convinced also, that Swift had more forcible reafons for not owning Stella for his wife, than his Lordship has allowed; and that it was not his behaviour, but her own unhappy fituation, that might perhaps fhorten her days.
I have yet a word to fay, with refpect to Mrs Fenton, the Dean's fifter. He is faid by Lord Orrery, to have refused all reconciliation with her, on the ac count of her marriage. But why fhould he have refented her marriage with a tradefman, any more than her going to fervice? She lived many years with Lady Gifford, as her woman; and although it is probable that the Dean might difapprove of the match, as her her husband, Fenton, was an extravagant careless fellow, and a notorious drunkard; yet, after her hufband's and Lady Gifford's death, fhe retired to Farnham, and boarded with Mrs Mayne, Mrs Mofe boarding there at the fame time, with whom fhe lived in the greatest intimacy; and as fhe had not enough to main
tain her, the Dean paid her an annuity as long as fhe lived; neither was that annuity a trifle.
If these anecdotes prove agreeable to the public, or fhould they incite any other perfons, who are poffeffed of proper materials, to throw a new light on these tranfactions, hitherto fo extremely misreprefented; I fhall think myself fortunate in having contributed fomething toward fo generous an attempt, as that of acquitting the innocent from the imputation of guilt. Yours, &c. C. M. P. G. N. S. T. N. S
INDEX to the TITLES of the PIECES
The volumes are denoted by numeral letters, the piges by figures.
Clergymen, effay on the fates of
concerning the choice of a
Contests and diffenfions at Athens
of his deplorable condition
Relation of his circumcifion
-6th letter, to Lord Chancellor
7th letter, an address to the
Dublin, prefentment of the grand Johnfon, Mrs, prayers for viii.
jury there iii. 86
-Advice to the freemen of iii.
Education, modern, an effay on
Ellifton's laft fpeech and dying
-on the fates of clergymen vii.
-on modern education vii. 197
Fates of clergymen vii. 189
God's revenge against punning v.
Good manners and good breed-
ing, on vii. 405
His voyage to Lilliput iv. 10
29 F, 4
-Her bons mots viii. 295
A view of the state of iii. 168
Advertisement for the ho-
-Answer to a memorial for
It cannot rain but it pours v. 303
Prefentment of that of Du-
Key to the Lock v. 136
Latinitas Grattaniana, a specimen
Law is a bottomlefs pit v. 175
-to the Earl of Oxford iv. 344
Letters to and from Dr Swift viii.
A criticifm on these letters
-narrative of what paffed in
Lunacy, a differtation on viii. 348
Memorial of Irish people, answer
Narrative of what paffed in Lon-
National debt, propofal for pay-
October club, advice to its mem-
Physicians, a confultation of four
Polite converfation vii. 245
the growth of i. 306
tion vii. 215
Propofal for preventing Popery
Propofal for the use of Irish ma-
-for paying the national debt
-for badging beggars iii. 335
Public fpirit of the Whigs ii. 53
Quilca, the blunders, deficiencies,
against the bill for fettling
Religion, a project for the ad-
-fentiments concerningi. 228
Sacramental teft, letter concern-
The Prefbyterians plea of
Queries relating to it iii. 294
Servants, directions to vii. 344