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SERMONS, Single, 88, 328, 495
SHIRLEY'S Electra,

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SMART's Tranflation of the Pfalms,

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PASTORAL Elegy on the Duke of
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PEARSALL'S Reliquiæ Sacræ, 236
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PENNY's Letters,
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TILLARD'S Letter to Phillips, 320
Tissor's Advice to the People, 46
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TRIAL of Kath. Nairn, &c. 407

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ANTIQUITY. See BOULANGER.

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535

APPINESS, Reflections on,

528

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THE

MONTHLY REVIEW,

For JULY, 1765

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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Vol. VIII. Collected and Revifed by Deane Swift, Efq; of Goodrich, in Herefordshire. 4to. 12s. few'd.

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The Same, in Two Vols. being the XV. and XVI. of the Large Octavo Edition. Pr. 10s. And in Three Vols. being the 15th, 16th and 17th of the small Octavo. Pr. 7s. 6d. Johnston.

N our Review for October 1762, we gave an account of two additional volumes (being the 7th of the quarto, and the 13th and 14th of the octavo editions) of the writings of our immortal Swift, We have now more taft words of this celebrated Writer; and, very shortly, it feems, we are to have more ftill: for we learn that two other volumes, of the Dean's pieces, which have never yet feen the light, are now in the prefs, under the infpection of a gentleman of very confiderable eminence in the literary world. Hence, it is to be apprehended, that, from being folely regarded as the wittieft writer of his age, the Dean will henceforth be looked upon also as one of the most voluminous: a circumftance which he would himfelf have contemplated with very little fatisfaction. But it was his own fault. He fhould have been careful to deftroy, in time, every production of his pen, which he did not think worthy of being transmitted to pofterity:-He, who was, fo early in life, aware of the indifcreet officioufnefs of Friends, and the indefatigable induftry of Bookfellers !-Vid. Pref. to the 1ft Edit. of Swift's and Pope's Mifcellanies.

But, whatever fate may befal the Author's reputation, from the multiplicity and various merit of his writings, thofe who are warm admirers of the Dean's genius and literary talents, (and who is not an admirer of them?) will be pleased with every new acquifition, every additional mite thrown by the hand of that great mafter, into the public treafury of wit and humour.

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To fuch, then, the main object of attention will be, the authenticity of the publications. This is a point that every reader and purchaser will confider as previously neceffary to be fettled.

With regard to the genuineness of the prefent volumes, befides the internal evidence which is vifibly ftamped on the pieces they contain, it chiefly refts on the credit of Mr. Deane Swift, their Editor: a gentleman whofe name and character are too well established. with the public, to admit of the least suspicion, in this refpect. Such of our Readers as have not feen his Essay on the Life,. Vritings, and Character of Dr. Jonathan Swift, may turn to the account of that performance, in the Twelfth Volume of our Review. Mr. Swift is a near relation of the celebrated Dean: his nephew, if we mistake not.

But that the authenticity of thefe remains may not appear to reft folely on the reputation of our Editor, he informs us, in his preliminary addrefs to the Reader, that all the original manuscripts, not to mention two or three poems taken from the public prints, are in the Doctor's own hand; or, transcribed by his emanuenfis, have the fanction of his endorsement; fome few copies, for which indeed we have the honour to be obliged to our friends, only excepted.'-Thefe manufcripts, he adds, we fhall depofite in the British Museum, provided the governors will pleafe to receive them into their collection.'

The papers contained in this collection, are,-Political Tracts-Letters to various Perfons-and Poems on feveral Occafions.

Among the first clafs we have, 1. Memoirs relating to that Change which happened in the Queen's Miniftry, in the Year 1710.' In this tract, the Dean, fondly dwelling on the idea of his own importance, and confequence with the Tory miniftry, gives fome account of his unfuccefsful endeavours to obtain, from perfons in power, the proper materials for writing the hiftory of her majesty's reign. That this intended work might the more naturally come from his pen, he tells us, that he was then ready to accept, and did actually folicit, the hiftoriogra pher's place, although of inconfiderable value, and of which he muft expect to have been deprived at the queen's death. The Dean, however, obtained neither the place nor the materials: a fhrewd token that he was, as hath been often supposed, rather the dupe than the confidante of that miniftry to which he appears to have been fo zealously attached: Whether or not the world hath a great lofs, in being deprived of the hiftory which Swift intended, of Queen Anne's reign, it is impoffible to determine; but if we may be allowed to guefs, the public detriment, on this account, could not be very confiderable for it would, moft probably, have been a partial and party business, conceived rather in the heat and ferment of faction, than in the genuine temper and fpirit of Hiftory. Nor is this an unchari

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