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WITH BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS, AND COMPENDIOUS
DEATH OF EACH WRITER.
J. CREICHTON.-W. GIFFORD.-T. ELLWOOD
ALTHOUGH, as related in the following Advertisement, the Memoirs of Captain Creichton' were arranged and methodized by Swift, yet, having been formed out of his own papers and oral explanations, they retain all the character and spirit, as well as the form of Autobiography. They are chiefly valuable, at the present time of day, as descriptive of the scenes of strife and civil warfare produced by the unfortunate policy adopted by Charles II and James II, in regard to Scotland, as well as by the religious enthusiasm and heated fanaticism which were directly opposed to it. It is well observed by Swift, in his address to the reader,
that we read with pleasure the works of many authors whose party we disapprove ;” and no doubt some such disposition must be depended upon in many quarters, for the entertainment derivable from the narrative of captain Creichton, whose education and profession made him a decided partisan. clude with an observation which in these days