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Dr. JONATHAN SWIFT,
Printed for C. BATHURST in Fleet-ftreet.
Of the THIRD VOLUME.
PREFACE by Dr. Swift and Mr. Pope.
By Dr. SW1FT.
A Difcourfe of the contefts and diffentions be-
tween the nobles and the commons in Athens
and Rome; with the confequences they had
The fentiments of a church-of-England man,
with respect to religion and government p. 73.
An argument to prove, that the abolishing of
cbriftianity in England may, as things now
fland, be attended with fome inconveniencies,
and perhaps not produce thofe many good
A project for the advancement of religion, and
A letter from a member of the house of commons
in Ireland, to a member of the house of com-
mons in England, concerning the facramen-
gar almanack makers. By Ifaac Bickerstaff,
The accomplishment of the firft of Mr. Bicker-
ftaff's predictions; being an account of the
death of Mr. Partridge the almanack-maker
Squire Bickerstaff detected; or, the afrolo-
gical impoftor convicted. By John Partridge,
A vindication of Ifaac Bickerstaff, efq; against
what is objected to him by Mr. Partridge in
bis almanack for the prefent year 1709. By
the faid Ifaac Bickerstaff, efq;
A propofal for correcting, improving, and af
certaining the English tongue. In a letter
to the most honourable Robert earl of Oxford
and Mortimer, lord high treasurer of Great
Some free thoughts upon the fate of affairs in the
This is the only piece in this volume which
HE Papers that compofe the first of thefe
years ago, to which there are now added two or three fmall tracts; and the verfes are tranfferred into the fourth volume apart, with the addition of fuch others as we fince have written. The fecond and third will confift of feveral small treatifes in profe, in which a friend or two is concerned with us.
Having both of us been extremely ill treated by fome bookfellers, especially one Edmund Curll, it was our opinion that the best method we could take for justifying ourselves, would be to publish whatever loofe papers, in profe and verfe, we have formerly written; not only fuch as have already ftolen into the world (very much to our regret, and perhaps very little to our credit) but fuch, as in any probability hereafter may run the fame fate; having been obtained from us by the importunity, and divulged by the indifcretion of friends, although restrained by promises, which few of them are ever known to obferve, and often think they make us a compliment in breaking.
But the confequences have been still worse : We have been intitled, and have had our names prefixed at length, to whole volumes of mean productions, equally offenfive to good manners and good fenfe, which we never faw nor heard of till they appeared in print.
For a forgery in fetting a falfe name to a writing, which may prejudice another's for