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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,
By JOHN HAWKESWORTH, LL. D.
Printed for W. BOWYER, C. BATHURST, W. OWEN,
and C. REYMERS, R. BALDWIN, J. DODSLEY,
HE Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift were written and published at very diftant periods of his life, and bad passed through many editions before they were collected into volumes, or diftinguished from the productions of contemporary wits, with whom he was known to affociate.
The Tale of a Tub, the Battle of the Books, and the Fragment were first publifhed together in 1704, and the apology, aud 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 person through whose hands they were conveyed to the prefs, but the original paffages were restored to the fubfequent editions,
a The corrected Copy is. now in the hands of Mr. Dean Swift.
See the letter to Sympfon and note, Vol. II.