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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The poetical works of Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift LIFE OF SWIFT. BY THE REVEREND JOHN MITFORD. Jonathan Swift, the Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin,1 was descended from the younger branch of the family of the Swifts in Yorkshire. His grandfather was the Rev. Thomas Swift, vicar of Goodrich, in Herefordshire. He died in the year 1658, leaving ten sons and three or four daughters, with no other fortune than a very small patrimonial estate, almost destroyed by the fines and sequestrations - which he drew on himself for his activity in the cause of Charles I. Jonathan Swift, the father of our author, was the sixth or seventh son of the Vicar of Goodrich: in consequence of his elder brother, Godwin, being appointed attorney 1 See Anecdotes of the Family of Swift, a fragment, written by Dr. Swift, from the MS. in the University Library, Dublin: v. Nichols' Ed. vol. i. p. 518, and the Essay by Dean Swift, p. 7 to p. 22. On the relationship between Dryden and Swift, see a long note of Mr. Malone's in Scott's edition of Swift, vol. xviii. p. 297. Swift calls ' Dryden his near relation.' Malone concludes that Dryden and Swift's father were second cousins. In the Tale of a Tub, Dryden is repeatedly mentioned with disrespect, not only as an author, but as a mean sycophant of the great. Swift never forgave Dryden's opinion of his poetry, though he died four years before the Tale of a Tub was published. 2 The account of their sufferings is to be found in Mercurius Rusticus, ed. 1685, p. 82. See also a letter from Swift to Pope, recommending his cousin, Deane Swift, (so called from his great-grandfather, Admiral Deane,) whom he much esteemed, who was heir to the paternal estate at Goodrich, in Herefordshire, vol. xix. p. 200...
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