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Jonathan Swift, D.D.
Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin,
In TWELVE VOLUMES,
Adorned with COPPER-PLATES;
Some Account of the AUTHOR'S LIFE,
NOTES HISTORICAL and EXPLANATORY,
By JOHN HAWKESWORTH.
Printed for C. BATHURST, C. DAVIS, C. HITCH
M DCC LV.
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 diftinguished from the productions 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 publifhed together in 1704, and the apology, and the notes from Wotton were added in 1710; this edition the Dean revised a fhort time before his understanding was impaired, and his corrections* will be found in this impreffion..
Gulliver's Travels were first printed in the year 1726, with fome alterations which had been made by the perfon through whose hands they were conveyed to the press, but the original paffages were restored to the Jubfequent editions +:
The corrected Copy is
+ See the letter to Symphon
Many other pieces both in profe and verfe, which had been written between the years 1691, and 1727, were then collected and published by the Dean in conjunction with Mr. Pope, Dr. Arbuthnot, and Mr. Gay, under the title of Mifcellanies*; of all thefe pieces, though they were intended to go down to pofterity together t, the dean was not the author, as appeared by the title pages, but they continued undiftinguished till 1742, and then Mr. Pope, having new claffed them, afcribed each performance among the profe to its particular author in a table of contents, but of the verses he diftinguished only the Dean's, by marking the rest with an afterisk.
In the year 1735, the pieces of which the Dean was the author, were felected from the mifcellany, and with Gulliver's Travels, the Drapier's Letters, and fosne other pieces which were written upon particular occafions in Ireland, were published by George Falkener, at Dublin, in four volumes; to thefe he afterwards added a fifth and a
* See the preface to Vol. II. figned by the Dean and Mr. Pope.
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