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SECTION III.-Swift's Journey to England, in 1710-His

Quarrel with the Whigs, and Union with Harley

and the Administration-He writes the Examiner

-The Character of Lord Wharton, and other

Political Tracts-Obtains the First-Fruits and

Twentieth-parts for the Irish Clergy-His Cor-

respondence with Archbishop King-His intimacy

with the Ministers-The Services which he ren-

ders to them--Project for improving the English

Language-His Protection of Literary Characters

-Difficulties attending his Church Preferment-

He is made Dean of St Patrick's, and returns to

Ireland,

SECTION IV.-Swift takes possession of his Deanery-Is

recalled to England to reconcile Harley and St

John-Increases in favour with Oxford-Engages

again in Political Controversy-Writes the Public

Spirit of the Whigs-A Reward offered for dis-

covery of the Author-The dissensions of the Mi-

nisters increase-Swift retires to the Country-

Writes Thoughts on the present State of Affairs-

Writes to Lord Oxford on his being displaced,

and retires to Ireland on the Queen's Death-His

Reception-His Society-The Interest he dis-

played in the Misfortunes of his Friends,

SECTION V.-Swift's first acquaintance with Miss Vanhom-

righ-She follows him to Ireland-Swift's Mar-

riage with Stella-Death of Miss Vanhomrigh-

Poem of Cadenus and Vanessa-Swift's Studies

during his retirement from 1714 to 1720-His

System of Life and Amusement-Engages in Irish

Politics His proposal for Encouragement of Irish

Manufactures And other Tracts-Drapier's Let-

ters-Swift's subsequent Popularity,

SECTION VI.-Swift retires to Quilca-His friendship for

Sheridan-He visits England-Has an audience

of Walpole-Becomes known at the Prince of

Wales' Court-Returns to Ireland, and publishes

Gulliver's Travels-He revisits England-And is

recalled by Stella's indisposition-Her Death—

Swift breaks with the Court and Minister-His

Writings on Irish Affairs-He quarrels with Lord

Allen-Is intimate with Carteret A Letter is

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