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JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D.
DEAN OF ST PATRICK'S, DUBLIN ;
ADDITIONAL LETTERS, TRACTS, AND POEMS,
NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED;
A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,
SIR WALTER SCOTT, Bart.
PRINTED For ArchibaLD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH;
No Author in the British language has enjoyed the extensive popularity of the celebrated Dean of St Patrick's. Neither the local and temporary nature of the subjects on which his pen was frequently engaged, nor other objections of a more positive nature, have affected the brilliancy of his reputation. In spite of the antiquated and unpopular nature of his politics,-in spite of the misanthropical and indelicate tone of some of his writings, and the trifling character of others, -the vivid and original power of his genius has supported him in the general opinion, to an extent only equalled by his friend Pope, and far surpassing any other of those geniuses