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WITH MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, BY THOMAS ROSCOE ;

PORTRAIT AND AUTOGRAPH.

No Author in the British language has enjoyed the extensive popularity of the celebrated Dean of St. Patrick's. Toe 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 who flourished in the Augustan age of Queen Anne.

Sir WALTER SCOTT.

VOLUME II.

LONDON:
HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1850,

HARVARD UNIVERSITY [IDARY JAV i Û 196

London : Prmted by W. Clowis apd Sons, Siamiurd-street

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

PAGE
TWO LETTERS TO THE PUBLISHER OF THE

DUBLIN WEEKLY JOURNAL . . . . 104

THREE LETTERS UPON THE USE OF IRISH COAL 107

THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT WAS SAID BY THE

DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S TO THE LORD-

MAYOR, &c. . . . . . . .

ADVERTISEMENT BY DR. SWIFT IN HIS DEFENCE
AGAINST LORD ALLEN , .

.
A VINDICATION OF LORD CARTERET FROM THE
CHARGE OF FAVOURING TORIES, &c. . .

112
AN ANSWER TO “THE CRAFTSMAN". . .
A PROPOSAL FOR AN ACT TO PAY OFF THE

DEBT OF THE NATION WITHOUT TAXING

THE SUBJECT . . . . . . .

122

AN EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN ABUSES, &c. - 123

PETITION OF THE FOOTMEN OF DUBLIN TO

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS . . . .

ADVICE TO THE FREEMEN OF DUBLIN IN THE

CHOICE OF A REPRESENTATIVE . . .
CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CHOICE OF A RE-

CORDER . . . . . . . .
A PROPOSAL FOR THE REGULATION OF QUAD.

RILLE . . . . . . . . .

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE HONOUR OF IRE-

LAND . . . . . . . .

ON GIVING BADGES TO THE POOR . . .

CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT MAINTAINING THE

POOR . . . . . . . . .

A PROPOSAL FOR GIVING BADGES TO BEGGARS

IN DUBLIN · ·

133

· · · · ·

SERMONS . . . . . . . . . 136

TRACTS, RELIGIOUS AND MISCELLANEOUS.

PAGE

THE DRAPIER'S LETTERS . . .

A TRIPOS. DELIVERED IN DUBLIN UNIVER.

SITY, BY MR. JOHN JONES . . . .

A LETTER TO A MEMBER OF THE IRISH PAR-

LIAMENT ON CHOOSING A SPEAKER . .
| A PROPOSAL FOR THE UNIVERS AL USE OF

IRISH MANUFACTURES. . . . .

AN ESSAY ON ENGLISH BUBBLES.-BY THOMAS

HOPE, ESQ. . . . . . . .

SUBSCRIBERS TO THE BANK PLACED ACCORD-

ING TO THEIR ORDER AND QUALITY.

A LETTER FROM A LADY CONCERNING THE

BANK .. . . . . . . . .

THE SWEARER'S BANK . . . . . .

A LETTER TO THE KING AT ARMS .

THE LAST SPEECH AND DYING WORDS OF

EBENEZER ELLISTON . . . . .

RIGHT OF PRECEDENCE BETWEEN PHYSICIANS

AND CIVILIANS . . . . . .

MAXIMS CONTROLLED IN IRELAND . . .

THE BLUNDERS, DEFICIENCIES, DISTRESSES,

AND MISFORTUNES OF QUILCA . .

A SHORT VIEW OF THE STATE OF IRELAND.

THE STORY OF THE INJURED LADY . . .

THE ANSWER TO THE INJURED LADY . . 83

OBSERVATIONS OCCASIONED BY READING A

PAPER ENTITLED “ THE CASE OF THE

WOOLLEN-MANUFACTURES OF DUBLIN"

A LETTER TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN

CONCERNING THE WEAVERS . . .

ON BARBAROUS DENOMINATIONS IN IRELAND

A LETTER FROM SIR JOHN BROWNE

ANSWER TO " A MEMORIAL OF THE POOR IN-

HABITANTS, &c., OF IRELAND" . . .

TWO LETTERS ON SUBJECTS RELATIVE TO

THE IMPROVEMENT OF IRELAND . .
ANSWER TO SEVERAL LETTERS FROM UN.

KNOWN HANDS . . . . . .

A LETTER ON MR. M'CULLA'S PROJECT ABOUT

HALFPENCE . . . . . . .

A PROPOSAL THAT THE WOMEN OF IRELAND

SHOULD WEAR ONLY IRISH MANUFAC-

TURES . . . . . . . .
A MODEST PROPOSAL, FOR PREVENTING THE

CHILDREN OF THE POOR IN IRELAND FROM
BEING BURDENSOME, AND FOR MAKING

THEM BENEFICIAL . . . . . .

THE PRESENT MISERABLE STATE OF IRELAND 102

TEN REASONS FOR REPEALING THE TEST ACT 204

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REPRESENTATION OF THE CLERGY OF DUBLIN

TO THEIR ARCHBISHOP . . . . . 220

ON THE BILL FOR CLERICAL RESIDENCE

CONSIDERATIONS UPON TWO BILLS RELATING

TO THE CLERGY . . . . . .

| REASONS AGAINST THE BILL FOR SETTLING

THE TITHE OF HEMP, FLAX, &c., BY A

MODUS . . . . . . . . 227

A LETTER CONCERNING THE SACRAMENTAL

TEST . . . . . . . . .

230

'A NARRATIVE OF THE ATTEMPTS MADE BY

DISSENTERS OF IRELAND FOR A REPEAL

OF THE TEST . . . . . . . 235

| THE PRESBYTERIANS PLEA OF MERIT EXA.

MINED . . . . . . . .

ADVANTAGES PROPOSED BY REPEALING THE

TEST CONSIDERED

243

QUERIES RELATING TO THE TEST . . .

SOME FEW THOUGHTS CONCERNING THE

REPEAL OF THE TEST . . . . .

OBSERVATIONS ON HEYLIN'S “ HISTORY OF

THE PRESBYTERIANS” . . . . .

REASONS FOR REPEALING THE TEST IN FAVOUR

OF CATHOLICS . . . . . . .

247

PREDICTIONS FOR THE YEAR 1708 . . . 250

AN ANSWER TO BICKERSTAFF . . . .

THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE FIRST OF MR.

BICKERSTAFF'S PREDICTIONS

'SQUIRE BICKERSTAFF DETECTED

255

A VINDICATION OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF, ESQ.,

AGAINST THE OBJECTIONS OF MR. PART.

RIDGE. . . . . . . . . 234

| A FAMOUS PREDICTION OF MERLIN . . .

259

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS.

THE TATLER . . . . . . . .

THE SPECTATOR . . . . . . .

THE GUARDIAN . . . . . . . 276

THE INTELLIGENCER . . . . . . 277

DEDICATION AND PREFACES TO SIR WILLIAM

TEMPLE'S WORKS · · · · · ·

A MEDITATION UPON A BROOMSTICK .

A TRITICAL ESSAY UPON THE FACULTIES OF

THE MIND . . . . . . . .

A PROPOSAL FOR CORRECTING, &c., THE ENG.

LISH TONGUE . . . . . ..

296

AN ESSAY ON MODERN EDUCATION . . . 290

HINTS TOWARD AN ESSAY ON CONVERSATION 292

A LETTER OF ADVICE TO A YOUNG POET .

A LETTER TO A VERY YOUNG LADY ON HER

MARRIAGE . . . . . . .

RESOLUTIONS WHEN I COME TO BE OLD . . 303

THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

303

A TREATISE ON GOOD MANNERS . . . 308

HINTS ON GOOD MANNERS . . . . . 309

ON MEAN AND GREAT FIGURES

310

PUBLIC ABSURDITIES IN ENGLAND .

311

PAGE

OF THE EDUCATION OF LADIES. . . .

312

CHARACTER OF ARISTOTLE

313

CHARACTER OF HERODOTUS . . '.

CHARACTER OF PRIMATE MARSH . .

313

CHARACTER OF MRS. HOWARD . . .

313

ON THE DEATH OF MRS. JOHNSON . .. 314

BONS MOTS DE STELLA . . . .

317

THREE PRAYERS FOR MRS. JOHNSON . .

CHARACTER OF DR. SHERIDAN . . . .

318

HISTORY OF THE SECOND SOLOMON . . , 319

A SCHEME TO MAKE AN HOSPITAL FOR IN.

CURABLES . . . . . . . .

A COLLECTION OF GENTEEL AND INGENIOUS

CONVERSATION . . . . . .

325

DIRECTIONS TO SERVANTS

352

REMARKS ON “ THE FIRST FIFTEEN PSALMS

OF DAVID, TRANSLATED INTO LYRIC

VERSE" . . . . . . . .

LAW IS A BOTTOMLESS PIT; OR, THE HISTORY

OF JOHN BULL

372

THE PRESENT STATE OF WIT . .

400

THE ART OF POLITICAL LYING . ,

ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS TO THE

QUEEN . . . . . . . . .

A MODEST INQUIRY INTO THE REASONS OF

THE JOY ON A REPORT OF THE QUEEN'S

DEATH

. . . . . 405

MISCELLANIES IN PROSE, BY SWIFT AND

SHERIDAN.

DEDICATION AND PREFACES TO THE ART OF

PUNNING; OB, THE FLOWER OF LANGUAGES 410

· HISTORY OF POETRY . . . . . . 418

DECREE FOR A TREATY BETWEEN DR. SWIFT

AND MRS. LONG

A DISCOURSE TO PROVE THE ANTIQUITY OF

THE ENGLISH TONGUE . . . . ..

THE WONDERFUL WONDER OF WONDERS ..

THE WONDER OF ALL THE WONDERS THAT

EVER THE WORLD WONDERED AT . .

A LETTER GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF A PESTI.

LENT NEIGHBOUR . . . . . .

423

TWO LETTERS TO THE EARL OF PEMBROKE. 423

A LETTER TO MRS. SUSANNAH NEVILLE. .

CONSULTATION OF FOUR PHYSICIANS UPON A

LORD THAT WAS DYING

425

TRIFLES . . . . . . . . .

LETTER TO THE WRITER OF THE OCCASIONAL

PAPER . . . . . . . .

THE ANSWER OF MR. PULTENEY TO SIR ROBERT

WALPOLE . . . . . . .

EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE. . . .

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(Various Specimens of Wood's Halfpenny, taken from the Originals preserved in the British Museum.)

Tas tracts relating to Ireland are those of a public nature, in which the dean appears in the best light, becanse they do honour to his heart, as well as to his head; furnishing some additional proofs that, though he was free in his abuse of the inhabitants of that country, as well natives as foreigners, he had their interest sincerely at heart, and perfectly understood it. His Sermon apor doing Good, though peculiarly adapted to Ireland, and Wood's designs upon it, contains perhaps the best motives to patriotism that ever were delivered within so small a compass. -BURKE.

it would appea deficient in weight and cooled by the total ruin

“ABOUT the year 1722, when Charles duke of Grafton was lordlieutenant of Ireland, one William Wood, a hardwareman and

LETTER THE FIRST. a bankrupt, alleging the great want of copper money in that

TO THE TRADESMEN, SHOPKEEPERS, FARMERS, kingdom, procured a patent for cojning 108,0001. to pass there

AND COUNTRY PEOPLE IN GENERAL, OP as current money. The dean, believing this measure to be a

THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND, vile job from the beginning to the end, and that the chief proeurers of the patent were to be sharers in the profits which would

CONCERNINO THE BRASS HALFPENCE COINED BY ONE arise from the ruin of a kingdom, assumed the character of a

WILLIAM WOOD, HARDWAREMAN, WITH A DESIGN Draper, which for some reasons he chose to write Drapier; and

TO HAVE THEM PASS IN THIS KINGDOM : in the following LETTERS warned the people not to receive the

Wherein is shown the power of his Patent, the value of his Halfoin which was then sent over.

pence, and how far every person may be obliged to take the "To judge by the accounts generally given of that transaction,

same in payments, and how to behave himself, in case such it would appear a monster of despotism and fraud, that the

an attempt shonld be made by Wood, or any other person. balfpence were deficient in weight and goodness, and that the circulation of them would have been followed by the total ruin

(VERY PROPER TO BE KEPT IN EVERY FAMILY.) of Ireland. In fact, the inimitable humour of Swift, which

By M. B., DRAPIER. 1724. places the kingdom on one side and William Wood on the other, has misled our judgment and captivated our imagina BRETHREN, FRIENDS, COUNTRYMEN, tioa; and most persons have formed their opinion from his

AND FELLOW-SUBJECTS, Drapier's Letters and satirical poems, rather than from au

What I intend now to say to you is, next to your thentic documents or well-attested facts. The simple narrative of this transaction, stripped of the exaggerated dress in which

taogerated dress in which duty to God and the care of your salvation, of the the malignant wit of the author has invested it, is reduced to a greatest concern to yourselves and your children: your Short em pass. There being great deficiency of copper cur bread and clothing, and every common necessary of life, regey in Ireland, the king, in virtue of his prerogative, granted to William Wood a patent for coining farthings and halfpence,

entirely depend upon it. Therefore I do most earnestly to the valne of 100,0001, sterling, on certain terms which the exhort you as men, as christians, as parents, and as patentee was bound to follow. William Wood, who in the lovers of your country, to read this paper with the utparty language of Swift is ridiculed under the denomination of

most attention, or get it read to you by others; which a hardware man and a low mechanic, was a great proprietor and rendt of iron-works in England. He had a lease of all the

that you may do at the less expense, I have ordered the miss on the crown-lands in thirty-nine counties, was proprietor printer to sell it at the lowest rate. of several iron and copper works, and carried on, to a very con It is a great fault among you, that when a person siérable amount, manufactures for the different preparations

writes with no other intention than to do you good, of those metals. Among many proposals submitted to govern tent, that which he delivered was accepted, and was considered

you will not be at the pains to read his advices. One by all persons of judgment or capacity, not biassed by party or | copy of this paper may serve a dozen of you, which Rational prejudice, as beneficial to Ireland. But the natives will be less than a farthing a-piece. It is your folly did not see it in so favourable a light ; and before the money was circulated a general ferment was excited."-Coxe, Memoirs

that you have no common or general interest in your of Sir Robert IValpole.

| view, not even the wisest among you ; neither do you VOL. 11.

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