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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 XIX.





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.



H. Baldwin and Son, Printers,
New Bridge-street, London.



CONTENTS

OF THE

NINETEENTH VOLUME.





LETTERS, ETC.

Page
TO sir W. Temple 1
To Mr. Windar, prebendary of Kilroot 3
To archbishop King 7
To the same 9
Dr. Swift's Account of his Mother's Death 12
To Dr. Atterbury 13
On Mrs. Long's Death 17
To bishop Atterbury 19
Extract from the MS. Diary of Bishop Kennett 21
To bishop Atterbury 23
To the same 25
To archbishop King 28
To bishop Atterbury 31
To archbishop King 34
To Dr. Stopford 35
To lord Palmerston 38
From lord Palmerston 40
To lord Palmerston 41
To Dr. Stopford 45
To Dr. Jinny 48
To Mrs. Howard 49
To the same 50
To Mrs. Howard 53
To the same 54
To the same 56
To the same 58
Mr. Pilkington to Mr. Bowyer 62
The same to the same 66
To Mr. Windar 67
From sir Charles Wogan 69
To alderman Barber 120
To the same 121
Mr. Pilkington to Mr. Bowyer 123
The same to the same 124
To alderman Barber 125
To the same 127
To the same 129
To Mrs. Dingley 131
To the same 133
To alderman Barber 134
To the same 136
To the same 137
Dr. Dunkin to Mrs. Whiteway 139
To alderman Barber 140
From the hon. miss Davys 142
From Alexander McAulay, esq. ib.
Lord Orrery to Mr. Pope 143
Mr. Pope to Mr. Allan 144
From Mr. Pope 146
Certificate to a discarded Servant 152
To Mr. Richardson 153
Mr. Faulkner to Mr. Bowyer 154
Sir John Browne to Mr. Faulkner, giving an Account of a Monument erected to Dr. Swift's Memory 157
Extract from Lord Bolingbroke's Will, in which his Writings are bequeathed to Mr. Mallet 160
Lord Hyde to Mr. Mallet 162
Mr. Mallet to lord Hyde 165


MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, ETC.


Observations occasioned by reading a Paper, entitled, the Case of the Woollen Manufacturers of Dublin, &c. 167
On the Bill for the Clergy's residing on their Livings 172
A Narrative of the several Attempts, which the Dissenters of Ireland have made, for a Repeal of the Sacramental Test 180
The Drapier's Letter to the Good People of Ireland, 1745 196
The Character of Dr. Swift after his Death 202
Character of Swift's Writings, by Dr. Johnson 204
Extracts from Mr. Monck Berkeley's Inquiry into the Life of Dean Swift 214
Dr. Swift's Memorial to the Queen 234
To the bishop of Meath 235
To the rev. Mr. Jackson 236
Dr. Swift's Character of Dr. Sheridan 238
General Index to the Nineteen Volumes of Swift's Works 241
Corrigenda 396





ADDENDUM.

In vol. XIV, p. 9, a note from Dr. Warton has been cited, which it may not be improper to controvert. To pass over an allusion to Milton's prose writings in vol. XVI, p. 182; he twice mentions "Paradise Lost" with commendation; vol. V, p. 251, and vol. XI, p. 439; but, what is still more to the purpose, in the late excellent edition of Milton's "Poetical Works," by the Rev. H. J. Todd, vol. II, p. 157, a note is given from the margin of Swift's copy of "Paradise Lost;" which having excited my curiosity, I have been favoured with the following extract of a letter addressed to Mr. Todd from J. C. Walker, esq., well known to the literary world by his Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy, and several other ingenious publications: "I had once in my possession a book which might be of great use to you, a copy of the Paradise Lost, with marginal notes in the handwriting of the celebrated dean Swift, for the use of Mrs. Johnson and her friend Mrs. Dingley. But this book, which belonged to the late Mr. John Whiteway (whose name appears in Swift's will), is, I fear, lost, nor can I find an exact transcript which I made of these notes. It is true these notes were rather explanatory than critical; they served to justify Dr. Johnson's assertion, "that Stella had not much literature."

By the remarks already printed on bishop Burnet’s preface to the "History of the Reformation," vol. X. p. 308; on Gibbs's Psalms," vol. XVI, p. 359; and on "Mackay's Characters, vol. XVIII, p. 218; some idea may be formed of the value of his marginal notes. And it may not be unacceptable to the curious to be informed that in the library of the marquis of Lansdown is preserved the dean's copy of Herbert's History of Henry VIII, (which, it appears in vol. I, p. 24, he had in 1696-7 been reading with attention); and also his copy of bishop Burnet's "History of the Reformation."

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