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months after his return; but in the Irish edition, though the fame dates are preServed, we are told, that ten months after his return he took shipping, &c. Compare the last chapter of Part I, with the first chapter of Part II.

In the following fentence, bring is fubftituted for carry:

"A gentleman-ufber came from court commanding my master to BRING me thither; but as thither fignifies to that place, to bring thither is false English.

Voyage to Brobdingnag, Chap. III. (V) By putting the word born for both, Gulliver is reprefented as fhewing how the British nobility are qualified to be born councellors to the king and kingdom; or in other words, defcribing a part of their education antecedent to their birth. And though it is true that the English nobility are councellors to the king and kingdom by right of birth, yet it is not true that they are born councellors. Ibid. Chap. VI.

It appears by many passages, that the ftature of the Brobdingnagians was to. that of Gulliver, nearly as ten to one, and this proportion is kept in other things;


to two.

our battering-pieces being about twelve feet long, Gulliver who was willing to facilitate the ufe of cannon in Brobdingnag, tells the king that he need not make his largest pieces longer than one-hundred feet; but this proportion is deftroyed, and Gulliver reprefented as incumbering a new project with unneceffary expence and labour, by changing one hundred feet inIbid. Chap. VII. When Gulliver was floating on the fea in a box which Glumdalclitch used to carry on her girdle, and the water oozed in at the crannies, he obferves, that if he could have lifted up the roof, he would have fat on the top of it, where he might at least have preferved himself fome hours longer, than by being fhut up in the bold; but as if it was difficult to conceive, that when a vessel is gradually finking, a man will drown fooner in the hold than upon deck, The Irifh edition tells us, that Gulliver would have got on the top, because be might thus have. preferved himself from being shut up in it; and indeed it is a truth fo evident as to admit no difpute, that while a man fits on the top of

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a box he will effectually preferve himself from the infide of it.

Voyage to Brobdingnag, Chap. VIII. Gulliver's refidence among the Houyhnhnms is faid to be five years instead of three, though he tells us he was fet on fbore there in 1711, and departed in 1714 Voyage to the Houyhnhnis ; compare the beginning of Chap. I, with Chap. XI, of which fee alfo the last Paragraph.


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Voyage to Brobdingnag, Chap. VII. As the word poft is not rejected in this paffage, neither is the word take fupplied in the following; though by this neglect Gulliver is reprefented as putting on a bundle of linen with his best fuit of cloaths, "They forced me into the long


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boat, letting me put on my best fuit of cloaths--and a small bundle of linen.

Voyage to the Houyhnhnms, Chap. I. So when the Irish editor found by an accidental tranfpofition, that Gulliver in his way to England, came to Amfterdam the 16th of April, and arrived from Amfterdam in the Downs on the 10th; he faithfully copied the mistake, although the two dates are within half a page of each other.

Such, among innumerable others, are the Irish emendations of Gulliver's Travels, and many more examples of equal skill and diligence might have been felected from an equal number of pages in any part. of the eight volumes; but he who is not convinced by thefe, that the Dean could not thus alter to pervert his meaning, and overlook blunders that obfcured it, would fill doubt if all the rest had been brought together. Some of them however are yet more gross, as preventing an apparent disease, for preventing the decease; rules for ruelles; and armed with the power, the guilt, and the will to do mifchief, instead of armed with the power and

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and the will: it might reasonably be fuppofed that a difeafe which was apparent, could not be prevented; and it should have been known, that there is no fuch affembly or place as the rules of court ladies and that it is an abfurd redundancy to fay of a man who has the power and the will, that he has also the guilt to do mischief; for whatever guilt he can contract before the perpetration of the mischief, is included in the will; these paffages are to be found in the 46th and 48th Examiners, and in the answer to a memorial, Vol. X.

Thefe Examiners indeed are not taken into this collection, because the last paper written by the Dean was N°. 44. which is yet a ftronger proof that he did not revife the Irish edition, where the fubSequent numbers are imputed to him, and have received correction from the hand that corrected the reft. The editor of the Irish edition has also taken into his collection feveral spurious pieces in verse, which the Dean zealously disavowed, and which therefore he would certainly have

See Examiner, No. 44. and note.


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