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W O R K S
Dr. Jonathan Swift
Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin,
In TWELVE VOLUMES,
Adorned with COPPER-PLATES;
Some Account of the AUTHOR'S LIFE,
Notes HISTORICAL and EXPLANATORY,
S, CROWDER and Co, and B. COLLINS.
PREFACE. THE Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift
were written and published at very diftant periods of his life, and had passed through many editions before they were collected into volumes, or distinguished from the produɛtions of contemporary wits, with whom he was known to associate.
The Tale of a Tub, the Battle of the Books, and the Fragment were first published together in 1704, and the apology, aud the notes from Wotton were added in 1710; this edition the Dean revised a short time before bis understanding was impaired, and his corrections · will be found in this impresion.
Gulliver's Travels were first printed in the year 1726, with some alterations which had been made by the person through whose hands they were conveyed to the press, but the original passages were restored to the subsequent editions ;
a The corrected Copy is o See the letter to Sympson now in the hands of Mr. Bean and note, Vol. II. Swifc.