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THE

WORKS

OF THE

REV. JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D.,

DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN.


ARRANGED BY THOMAS SHERIDAN, A.M.

WITH

NOTES, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL.





A NEW EDITION, IN NINETEEN VOLUMES;

CORRECTED AND REVISED

BY JOHN NICHOLS, F.S.A. EDINBURGH AND PERTH,





VOLUME XVII.





LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, J. NICHOLS, R. BALDWIN, OTRIDGE AND SON, J. SEWELL, F. AND C. RIVINGTON, T. PAYNE, R. FAULDER, G. AND J. ROBINSON, R. LEA, J. NUNN, W. CUTHELL, T. EGERTON, CLARKE AND SON, VERNOR AND HOOD, J. SCATCHERD, T. KAY, LACKINGTON ALLEN AND CO., CARPENTER AND CO., MURRAY AND HIGHLEY, LONGMAN AND REES, CADELL JUN. AND DAVIES, T, BAGSTBR, J. HARDING, AND J. MAWMAN.


1801.

M. Brown, Printer, St. John's square.

CONTENTS

OF THE

SEVENTEENTH VOLUME.





Page
MARTINUS Scriblerus, or the Art of Sinking In Poetry 1
His Virgilius Restauratus 65
His Essay on the Origin of Sciences 72
His Annus Mirabilis 84
Stradling versus Stiles 93
A Key to the Lock 99
Memoirs of P. P. Parish Clerk 120
The History of John Bull 133
On the Art of Political Lying 277
Reasons offered against examining Drugs 293
The humble Petition of the Colliers, Cooks, &c. 297
It cannot Rain but it Pours 302
Narrative of the Frenzy of John Dennis 308
An Account of the Poisoning of Edmund Curll 322
Farther Account of the Condition of Edmund Curll 329
Of the Circumcision of Edmund Curll 339
God's Revenge against Punning 346
A wonderful Prophecy 350
The Country Post 353
A faithful Narrative of what passed in London, &c. 358
Thoughts on various Subjects 373


POETRY.


The happy Life of a Country Parson 393
A Tale of Chaucer 394
The Alley; an Imitation of Spencer 395
The Capon's Tale 397
The Elephant, or the Parliament man 398
Verses to Bernard Lintot's new Miscellany 399
To Mr. John Moore, Author of the celebrated Worm Powder 401
Verses occasioned by an &c. after Mr. D'Urfy's Name 402
Prologue designed for Mr. D'Urfy's last Play 405
Prologue to Three Hours after Marriage 405
Sandys's Ghost 408
Umbra 411
Duke upon Duke 412
Fragment of a Satire 417
Macer 420
Sylvia 421
Artemisia 422
Phryne 423
Impromptu to Lady Winchelsea 424
Epigram ib.
To Mrs. Martha Blount, on her Birthday 425
Song by a Person of Quality 426
Ballad on Nelly 427
Ode on the Longitude 429
Epigram on Handel and Bononcini 430
On Mrs. Tofts ib.
Two or Three, or a Receipt to make a Cuckold ib.
Epigram in a Maid of Honour's Prayer Book 431
The Balance of Europe ib.
A panegyrical Epistle to Mr. T. Snow 432
A Ballad on Quadrille 435
Molly Mog 438
A new Song of new Similes 440
Newgate's Garland: on Jonathan Wild 443
Strephon and Flavia 445
The Quidnunckis 446
Ay and No; a Fable 448
The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch 450
Mary Gulliver to Captain Lemuel Gulliver 453
To Quinbus Flestrin 457
A gentle Echo on Woman 459
Epitaph on Chartres 461
Epigrams on Francis Chartres, &c. 462
Epitaph of By-words 463
Epigram from the French ib.
Epitaph ib.
Epigram on the Toasts of the Kit-Cat Club 464
To a Lady, with the Temple of Fame ib.
Verses on Sir Richard Blackmore 465
Bounce to Fop 467
On the Countess of Burlington cutting Paper 470
On a certain Lady at Court 471
Inscription on the Picture of Mr. Pope ib.
Inscription on the Picture of Dr. Swift 472
Testimonies respecting the Character of Dr. Swift 473


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.