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LONDON:
Printed by J. Nichols and Son, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street,
For J. Nichols & Son; F. & C. Rivington; Otridge & Son; A. Strahan;

Leigh & Shtheby; G. Nicol & Son; T. Payne; W. Lowndes; G. Robinson;
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CONTENTS

THE ELEVENTH VOLUME.

THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS.

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SWIFT

AN account of Dr. Swift has been already collected, with great diligence and acuteness, by Dr. Hawkesworth, according to a scheme which I laid before him in the intimacy of our friendship. I cannot therefore be expected to say much of a life, concerning which I had long since communicated my thoughts to a man capable of dignifying his narrations with so much elegance of language and force of sentiment. : JONATHAN SWIFT was, according to an account said to be written by himself*, the son of Jonathan Swift, an attorney, and was born at Dublin on St. Andrew's day, 1667: according to his own ' report, as delivered by Pope to Spence, he was born wat Leicester, the son of a clergyman, who was mini*ster of a parish in Herefordshiret. During his life the place of his birth was undetermined. He was

* Mr. Sheridan in his Life of Swift observes, that this account was really written by the Dean, and now exists in his own handwriting in the library of Dublin College. R.

+ Spence's Anecdotes, vol. II. p. 273.
Vol. XI.

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