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THE WORKS OF

I onathan Swift

DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN

CONTAINING

ADDITIONAL LETTERS, TRACTS, AND POEMS

NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED

WITH NOTES AND A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

BY

SIR WALTER SCOTT

Second Edition

IN NINETEEN VOLUMES

VOL. XI.

LONDON
BICKERS & SON, LEICESTER SQUARE

1883

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CHAP. I.-A great Storm described, the Long-boat sent to fetch Water,

the Author goes with it to discover the Country. He is left on

Shore, is seized by one of the Natives, and carried to a Farmer's

house. His Reception, with several Accidents that happened there.

A description of the Inhabitants,

CHAP. II.-A Description of the Farmer's Daughter. The Author carried

to a Market-Town, and then to the Metropolis. The particulars of

his Journey,

116

CHAP. III.-The Author is sent for to Court. The Queen buys him of

his Master the Farmer, and presents him to the King. He disputes

with his Majesty's great Scholars. An Apartment at Court provided

for the Author. He is in high favour with the Queen. He stands

up for the Honour of his own Country. His Quarrels with the

Queen's Dwarf,

· 123

CHAP. IV.— The Country described. A proposal for correcting modern

Maps. The King's Palace, and some Account of the Metropolis.

The Author's Way of Travelling. The chief Temple described, · 135

CHAP. V.-Several Adventures that happened to the Author. The Exe-

cution of a Criminal. The Author shews his skill in Navigation,

140

CHAP. VI.-Several Contrivances of the Author to please the King and

Queen. He shews his skill in Music. The King inquires into the

State of England, which the Author relates to him. The King's

Observations thereon,

152

CHAP. VII.—The Author's Love of his Country. He makes a Proposal

of much Advantage to the King, which is rejected. The King's

great ignorance in Politics. The Learning of that Country very im-

perfect and confined. The Laws, and Military Affairs, and Parties

in the State,

162

CHAP. VIII.—The King and Queen make a Progress to the Frontiers.

The Author attends them. The Manner in which he leaves the Country

very particularly related. He returns to England,

170

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