Contents of the Ninth Volume.


I. TO Dr. Swift. Retired from Court some

I months before the Queen's Death.

II. From Dr. Swift, at Dublin. How little he cares

to think of England :: Concern at the violence of

party. Of the first volume of Mr. Pope's tran-

flation of Homer. His circumsiances in Ires


III. Mr. Pope's love and memory of Dr. Swift. The

Çalumnies and Slanders upon him on account of

Religion, turned into raillery.
IV. Dr. Swift's answer. His enquiry concerning

Mr. P's principles. Poets, generally follow the
Court. Raillery on the subject of his enemies,
and his Religion. A. Quaker-pastoral, and a
Newgate-paftoral, proposed as subjects for Mr.

V. Dr. Swift to Mr. Pope : An apology for his con-

duct and writings after the Queen's death : With

an account of his principles in politics. . ..

VI. Dr. Swift to Mr. Gay.

VII. Mr. Pope to Dr. Swift, occafioned by the fora

'mer : An account of his conduct and maxims in


VIII. From the L. Bolingbroke, a postscript to the
- foregoing letter, with fome account of his own

sentiments and situation in private life.

IX. Dr. Swift's answer.

X. From Mr. Pope to Dr. Swift. An invitation to


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XI. From

XI. From Dr. Swift: Of Gulliver's Travels, and

bis fcheme of Misanthropy : Concerning a lady at
..: Court : Charaéter of Dr. Arbuthnot.
XII. To Dr. Swift. Chara&ter of some of his

friends in England ; with further invitations.
XIII. Dr. Swift's answer. Death of Lord Ox-

ford's fon : something concerning Ph-s: More

of his Misanthropy.

XIV. Expectations of Dr. Swift's journey to Eng-

land. Character of low enemies and detract.
In ors; with what temper they are to be born. The
.. amusements of his friends in England. - Lord

B's poftfcript on the fame occasion.

XV. From Dr. Swift, preparing to leave England


XVI. Answer from Mr. Pope. The regret of his
i departure, remembrance of the satisfaction past,

wishes for his welfare.
XVII. Delires for his return, and settlement in

England: The various schemes of his others

friends, and his own.

XVIII. From Mr. Gay and Mr. Pope. An ac-

count of the reception of Gullivers Travels in


XIX. On the same subject from Mr. Pope. Advice

against party-writing.

XX. From Dr. Swift. About Gulliver, and of a

second journey to England. :

XXI. From the jame. Concerning party; and de.

pendency: And of the project of a joint volume

of Miscellanies.

XXII. The ansurr. On the fame subjets..

XXIII. On Dr. Swift's second departure for Tree


XXIV. From Dr. Swift: His reasons for depart-

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XXV. From Dr. Swift. His remembrance of Mr.

P's friendship; with some confideration of his


XXVI. From Mr. Gay. Raillery: What employ-

ment was offered him at court, and why he re-
fused it.

XXVII. Dr. Swift to Mr. Gay. On the refusal of .

that employment, and his quitting the Court.' Of

the Beggars Opera. ..

XXVIII. From Lord Bolingbroke and Mr. Pope.

Of the Dunciad. Advice to the Dean in the

manner of Montaigne. Of courtiers, and of

the Beggars Opera.

XXIX. Of a true fonathan Gulliver in New-

England: The Dunciad, and the Treatise of
the Bathos. Reflections on mortality and de-

cay: What is desirable in the decline of life.
XXX. From Dr, Swift. Anfwer to the former :

His situation in Ireland.

XXXI. From the fame. His own, and Mr. Pope's


XXXII, Lord Bolingbroke's life in the country. More

· about the Dunciad.

XXXIII. From Dr. Swift. Advice how to publish

the Dunciad: Concerning Lord B. and Mr.

Gay. . i .

XXXIV. From Bath. The pleasure of being abused

in company with worthy men. .
XXXV. From Dr. Swift. His manner of living

with a friend in the country. The death of Mr.

Congreve. Character of an indolent friend.
XXXVÌ. Dr. Swift to Lord Bolingbrake. Exhorta-

tion to him to write history. The Dean's tem-

per, his present amusements, and difpofition.

XXXVII. From the same, on the same subjects, and

concerning aconomy; his sentiments on the times,

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and his manner of life of the love of fame

and distinction. "His friendship for Mr. Pope.
XXXVIII. From the fame. His condition : The

flate of Ireland : Charafler of Mrs. Pape:
*Reflections on Mr. Pope's ånd Mr. Gay's cir-

XXXIX. Mr. Pope's answer : His situation and
**contentment : An account of his other friends.
XL. Lord Bolingbroke 10 Dr. Swift; A review of

his life, his thoughts of æconomy, and concerning

XLI. Dr. Swift's answer. The misfortunes attendo

ing great talents : Concerning fame, and the de-

fire of it..
XLIÍ. Dr. Swift to Mrr Pope. Concerning the

Dunciad, and of his situation of life..
XLNI. From Lord B. That the sense of friendship

increases with increase of years. Concerning a
history of his own times, and Mr. P's moral

XLIV. Of the style of his Letters, of his condition

of life, his past friendships, dislike of party-

spirit, and thoughts of pensions and preferment.
XLV. Of Mr. Wesley's dissertations on Fob.-Post-

script by Lord Bol. on the pleasure we take in

rending letters. .
XLVI. From Lord B. to Dr. Swift. Inviting him

to England, and concerning reformation of man-

ners by writing.
XLVII. From the same. The temper proper to men

i in gears : An account of his own, The cha.
r acter of bis lady. Poftfcript by Mr. P. BR
his mother, and the effects of the tender pal-

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