Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift (Contents)

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Volume I

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1 AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF THE Reverend Jonathan Swift, D. D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin.
77 VERSES, &c. referred to from the LIFE of Dr. SWIFT.
i A TALE OF A TUB. Written for the UNIVERSAL IMPROVEMENT OF MANKIND. Diu multumque desideratum. To which is added, An Account of a Battle between the Ancient and Modern Books in St. Jame's Library.
64 SECT. II.
87 SECT. III. A digression concerning critics.
126 SECT. V. A digression in the modern kind.
151 SECT. VII. A digression in praise of digressions.
174 SECT. IX. A digression concerning the original, the use, and improvement of madness in a commonwealth.
300 THE Bookseller's Advertisement.
304 SECT. I.
318 SECT. II.

Volume II

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3 TRAVELS INTO Several remote Nations of the World; By LEMUEL GULLIVER, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. In FOUR PARTS. PART I. A Voyage to LILLIPUT. PART II. A Voyage to BROBDINGNAG. …
7 A LETTER FROM Captain Gulliver to his Cousin Sympson.
1 PART I. A Voyage to LILLIPUT.
1 CHAP. I. THE author gives some account of himself and family. His first inducements to travel. He is shipwrecked, and swims for his life; gets safe on shore in the country of Lilliput; is made a prisoner, …
16 CHAP. II. The emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the nobility, comes to see the author in his confinement. The emperor's person and habit described. Learned men appointed to teach the author their …
31 CHAP. III. The author diverts the emperor and his nobility of both sexes in a very uncommon manner. The diversions of the court of Lilliput described. The author hath his liberty granted him upon certain …
42 CHAP. IV. Mildendo, the metropolis of Lilliput, described, together with the emperor's palace. A conversation between the author and a principal secretary concerning the affairs of that empire. The author's …
50 CHAP. V. The author, by an extraordinary stratagem, prevents an invasion. A high title of honour is conferred upon him. Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace. The empress's …
59 CHAP. VI. Of the inhabitants of Lilliput; their learning, laws, and customs, the manner of educating their children. The author's way of living in that country. His vindication of a great lady.
74 CHAP. VII. The author, being informed of a design to accuse him of high-treason, maketh his escape to Blefuscu. His reception there.
86 CHAP. VIII. The author, by a lucky accident, finds means to leave Blefuscu; and, after some difficulties, returns safe to his native country.
95 CHAP. I. A great storm described, the long-boat sent to fetch water, the author goes with it to discover the country. He is left on shore, is seized by one of the natives, and carried to a farmer's house. …
113 CHAP. II. A description of the farmer's daughter. The author carried to a market-town, and then to the metropolis. The particulars of his journey.
122 CHAP. III. The author sent for to court. The queen buys him of his master the farmer, and presents him to the king. He disputes with his majesty's great scholars. An apartment at court provided for the …
137 CHAP. IV. The country described. A proposal for correcting modern maps. The king's palace, and some account of the metropolis. The author's way of travelling. The chief temple described.
144 CHAP. V. Several adventures that happened to the author. The execution of a criminal. The author shews his skill in navigation.
158 CHAP. VI. Several contrivances of the author to please the king and queen. He shews his skill in music. The king enquires into the state of England, which the author relates to him. The king's observations …
171 CHAP. VII. The author's love of his country. He makes a proposal of much advantage to the king, which is rejected. The king's great ignorance in politics. The learning of that country very imperfect and …
181 CHAP. VIII. The king and queen make a progress to the frontiers. The author attends them. The manner in which he leaves the country very particularly related. He returns to England.
199 CHAP. I. The author sets out on his third voyage, is taken by pyrates. The malice of a Dutchman. His arrival at an island. He is received into Laputa.
207 CHAP. II. The humours and dispositions of the Laputians described. An account of their lèarning. Of the king, and his court. The author's reception there. The inhabitants subject to fear and disquietudes. …
219 CHAP. III. A phænomenon solved by modern philosophy and astronomy. The Laputians great improvements in the latter. The king's method of suppressing insurrections.
227 CHAP. IV. The author leaves Laputa, is conveyed to Balnibarbi, arrives at the metropolis. A description of the metropolis, and the country adjoining. The author hospitably received by a great lord. His … 263
236 CHAP. V. The author permitted to see the grand academy of Lagado. The academy largely described. The arts wherein the professors employ themselves.
247 CHAP. VI. A further account of the academy. The author proposes some improvements, which are honourably received.
255 CHAP. VII. The author leaves Lagado, arrives at Maldonada. No ship ready. He takes a short voyage to Glubbdubdrib. His reception by the governor.
262 CHAP. VIII. A further account of Glubbdubdrib. Ancient and modern history corrected.
270 CHAP. IX. The author's return to Maldonada. Sails to the kingdom of Luggnagg. The author confined. He is sent for to court. The manner of his admittance. The king's great lenity to his subjects.
276 CHAP. X. The Luggnaggians commended. A Particular description of the struldbrugs, with many conversations between the author and some eminent persons upon that subject.
289 CHAP. XI. The author leaves Luggnagg, and sails to Japan. From thence he returns in a Dutch ship to Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam to England.
295 PART IV. A Voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms.
295 The author sets out as captain of a ship. His men conspire against him, confine him a long time to his cabbin. Set him on shore in an unknown land. He travels up into the country. The Yahoos, a strange …
305 CHAP. II. The author conducted by a Houyhnhnm to his house. The house described. The author's reception. The food of the Houyhnhnms. The author in distress for want of meat, is at last relieved. His manner …
314 CHAP. III. The author studious to learn the language; the Houyhnhnm, his master, assists in teaching him. The language described. Several Houyhnhnms of quality came out of curiosity to see the author. …
322 CHAP. IV. The Houyhnhnms notion of truth and falshood. The author's discourse disapproved by his master. The author gives a more particular account of himself, and the accidents of his voyage.
330 CHAP. V. The author, at his master's command, informs him of the state of England. The causes of war among the princes of Europe. The author begins to explain the English constitution.
340 CHAP. VI. A continuation of the state of England. The character of a first or chief minister of state in european courts.
350 CHAP. VII. The author's great love of his native country. His master's observations upon the constitution and administration of England, as described by the author, with parallel cases and comparisons. …
361 CHAP. VIII. The author relates several particulars of the yahoos. The great virtues of the Houyhnhnms. The education and exercise of their youth. Their general assembly.
370 CHAP. IX. A grand debate at the general assembly of the Houyhnhnms, and how it was determined. The learning of the Houyhnhnms. Their buildings. Their manner of burials. The defectiveness of their language.
378 CHAP. X. The author's oeconomy, and happy life, among the Houyhnhnms. His great improvement in virtue by conversing with them. Their conversations. The author hath notice given him by his master, that …
389 CHAP. XI. The author's dangerous voyage. He arrives at New-Holland, hoping to settle there. Is wounded with an arrow by one of the natives. Is seized and carried by force into a portugueze ship. The great …
401 CHAP. XII. The author's veracity. His design in publishing this work. His censure of those travellers who swerve from the truth. The author clears himself from any sinister ends in writing. An objection …

Volume III

Page Title
1 A Discourse of the contests and dissentions between the nobles and the commons in Athens and Rome; with the consequences they had upon both those States
84 The Sentiments of a church-of-England man, with respect to religion and government
137 An argument to prove, that the abolishing of christianity in England, may, as Things now stand, be attended with some inconveniencies, and perhaps not produce those many good effects proposed thereby
167 A project for the advancement of religion, and the reformation of manners
211 A letter from a member of the house of commons in Ireland, to a member of the house of commons in England, concerning the sacramental test
245 A tritical essay upon the faculties of the mind
256 Predictions for the year 1708. Wherein the month and day of the month are set down, the persons named, and the great actions and events of next year particularly related, as will come to passWriten to …
276 The accomplishment of the first of Mr. Bickerstaff's predictions; being an account of the death of Mr. Partridge the almanack-maker
282 Squire Bickerstaff detected; or, the astrological impostor convicted. By John Partridge, student in physick and astrology
296 A vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq; against what is objected to him by Mr. Partridge in his almanack for the present year 1709. By the said Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq
308 Merlin's prophecy
315 Meditation on a broom-stick
318 A proposal for correcting, improving, and ascertaining the English tongue. In a letter to the most honourable Robert earl of Oxford and Mortimer, lord high treasurer of Great-Britain
351 Some free thoughts upon the state of affairs in the year 1714
393 Thoughts on various subjects

Volume IV

Page Title
1 A Letter to a Young Clergyman lately entered into Holy Orders
40 An Essay on the Fates of Clergymen
56 An Essay on Modern Education
72 A Letter to a Young Lady, on her Marriage
93 The wonderful Wonder of Wonders
101 The Wonder of all the Wonders that ever the World wonder'd at
106 A Modest Proposal to the Publick, for preventing the Children of poor People in Ireland from being a Burthen to their Parents or Country, and for making them beneficial to the Publick
125 By Dr. ARBUTHNOT and Mr. POPE. … . Martinus Scriblerus his Treatise of the Art of Sinking in Poetry
131 Chap. II. That the bathos, or profund, is the natural taste of man, and in particular of the present age.
133 Chap. III. The necessity of the bathos, physically considered
136 Chap. IV. That there is an art of the bathos, or profund.
136 Chap. IV. That there is an art of the bathos or profund
138 chap V. Of the true genius for the profund, and by what it is constituted
146 Chap. VI. Of the several kinds of genius in the profund, and the marks and characters of each
150 Chap. VII. Of the profund, when it consists in the thought
154 Chap. VIII. Of the profund, consisting in the circumstances; and of amplicication and periphrase in general
159 Chap. IX. Of imitation, and the manner of imitating.
164 CHAP. X. Of tropes and figures: and first of the variegation, confounding, and reversing figures
172 Chap. XI. The figures continued : of the magnifying and diminishing figures
182 Chap. XII. Of expression, and the several sorts of style of the present age
193 Chap. XIII. A project for the advancement of the bathos
198 Chap. XIV. How to make dedications, panegyrics, or satyrs, and of the colours of honourable and dishonourable
202 Chap. XV. A receipt to make an epic poem
207 Chap. XVI. A project for the advancement of the stage
217 M. Scribleri virgilius Restauratus
228 Essay of the Origin of Sciences, by Mr. Pope and Dr. Parnell
247 Annus Mirabilis
259 Stradling verses Styles, a Specimen of Scriblerus's Reports
265 A Key to the Lock
295 Memoirs of P.P. Clerk of this Parish.
313 Thoughts on several Subjects

Volume V

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1 By Dr. ARBUTHNOT. LAW is a bottomless pit, or the history of John Bull
1 CHAP. I. The occasion of the law-suit.
3 Chap. II. How Bull and Frog grew jealous that the lord Strutt intended to give all his custom to his grandfather Lewis baboon.
5 Chap. III. A copy of Bull and Frog's letter to lord Strutt.
7 Chap. IV. How Bull and Frog's went to law with lord strutt about the premises, and were joined by the rest of the tradesmen.
10 Chap. V. The true characters of John bull, Nic. Frog, and Hocus.
12 Chap. VI. Of the various success of the law-suit.
14 Chap. VII. How John Bull was so mightily pleased with the success, that he was going to leave off his trade, and turn lawyer.
17 Chap. VIII. How John discovered, that Hocus had an intrigue with his wife, and what followed thereupon.
21 Chap. IX. How some quacks undertook to cure Mrs. Bull of her ulcer.
23 Chap. X. Of John Bull's second wife, and the good advice that she gave him.
27 Chap. XI. How John looked over his attorney's bill.
29 Chap. XII. How John grew angry, and resolved to accept a composition, and what methods were practised by the lawyers for keeping him from it.
33 Chap. XIII. Mrs. Bull's vindication of the indisepsable duty of Cuckoldom, incumbent upon wives, in case of the tyranny, infidelity, or insufficiency of husbands: being a full answer to the Doctor's sermon …
38 Chap. XIV. The two great parties of wives, the Devotos and the Hitts.
40 Chap. XV. An account of the conference between Mrs. Bull and Don Diego.
53 Chap. XVI. How the guardians of the deceased Mrs. Bull's three daughters came to John, and what advice they gave him; wherein is briefly treated the character of the three daughters: also John Bull's answer …
64 Chap. XVII. Esquire South's message and letter to Mrs. Bull.
69 The history of John Bull, Part II.
73 Chap. I. The character of John Bull's mother.
77 Chap. II. The character of John Bull's sister Peg with the quarrels that happened between master and miss, in their childhood.
80 Chap. III. Jack's charms, or the method by which he gained Peg's heart.
85 Chap. IV. How the relations reconciled John and his sister Peg, and what return Peg made to John's message.
90 Chap. V. Of some quarrels that happened after Peg was taken into the family.
94 Chap. VI. The conversation between John Bull and his wife.
103 Chap. VII. Of the hard shifts Mrs. Bull was put to, to preserve the manor of Bullock's Hatch; with sir Roger's method to keep off importunate duns.
107 Chap. VIII. A continuation of the conversation betwixt John Bull and his wife.
118 Chap. IX. A copy of Nic. Frog's letter to John Bull.
123 Chap. X. Of some extraordinary things that passed at the Salutation tavern in the conference between Bull, Frog, esqire South, and Lewis Baboon.
129 Chap. XI. The apprehending, examination, and imprisonment of Jack, for suspicion of poisoning.
138 Chap. XII. How Jack's friends came to visit him in prison, and what advice they gave him.
143 Chap. XIII. How Jack hanged himself up by the persuasion of his friends, who broke their word, and left his neck in the noose.
151 Chap. XIV. The conference between Don Diego and John Bull.
153 Chap. XV. The sequel of the meeting at the Salutation.
161 Chap. XVI. How John Bull and Nic. Frog settled their accompts.
169 Chap. XVII. How John Bull found all his family in an uproar at home.
174 Chap. XVIII. How Lewis Baboon came to visit John Bull, and what passed between them.
181 Chap. XIX. Nic. Frog's letter to John Bull; wherein he endeavours to vindicate all his conduct with relation to John Bull and the lawsuit.
185 Chap. XX. The discourse that passed between Nic. Frog and esquire South, which John Bull overheard.
191 Chap. XXI. The rest of Nic's fetches to keep John out of Ecclesdown-Castle.
197 Chap. XXII. Of the great joy that John expressed when he got possession of Ecclesdown.
205 The art of political lying
227 Reasons offered by the company of upholders against part of the bill for viewing and examining drugs and medicines
233 The petition of the colliers, cooks, blacksmiths, etc. against catoptrical victuallers
241 It cannot rain but it pours: or London strewed with rarities
249 By Mr. POPE and Mr. GAY. Dr. Robert Norris's narrative of the strange and deplorable frenzy of Mr. JOHN Dennis
269 An account of the poisoning of Edmund Curll, with a copy of his last will and testament
280 A further account of the condition of Edmund Curll
295 A relation of the circumcision of Edmund Curll
305 God's revenge against punning
310 A prophecy of the Mohocks
315 The Country-post
322 A true and faithful narrative of what passed in London, or a rumour of the day of judgment

Volume VI

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36 Baucis and Philemon.
43 A description of a city shower. In imitation of Virgil's Georg.
46 A description of the morning.
48 The seventh epistle of Horace imitated, and addressed to the earl of Oxford, in the year 1718.
55 Part of the sixth satire of the second book of Horace imitated.
61 * The happy life of a country parson. In imitation of Martial.
62 * A tale of Chaucer, lately found in an old manuscript.
63 * The alley. An imitation of Spencer.
66 * The capon's tale. To a lady who father'd her lampoons upon her acquaintance.
68 Verses wrote on a lady's ivory table-book.
69 Frances Harris's petition to their excellencies the lords justices of Ireland.
76 A ballad to the tune of the Cutpurse.
78 Vanbrugh's house, built from the ruins of Whitehall.
83 The history of Vanbrugh's house.
85 The virtues of Sid Hamet the magician's rod.
89 Atlas; or, The minister of state. To the lord treasurer Oxford.
90 The description of a salamander. Out of Pliny's Nat. Hist. Lib. 10. c. 67. and Lib. 29. c.4.
93 The elephant: or, The parliament-man. Written many years since. Taken from Coke's institutes.
95 An elegy on the supposed death of Partridge the almanack maker.
99 The epitaph.
99 * Verses to be prefix'd before Bernard Lintot's new miscellany.
101 * To Mr. John Moore, author of the celebrated worm-powder.
103 * Verses occasioned by an etc. at the end of Mr. D'Urfy's name in the title to one of his plays.
106 * Prologue, design'd for Mr. D'Urfy's last play.
108 * Prologue to the Three hours after marriage.
110 * Sandys's ghost: or, A proper new ballad on the new Ovid's Metamorphoses, as it was intended to be translated by persons of quality.
113 * Umbra.
114 * Duke upon duke, An excellent new ballad. To the tune of Chevy Chace.
121 * Fragment of a Satire.
124 * Macer.
125 * Sylvia, a fragment.
127 * Artemisia.
128 * Phryne.
129 On Mrs. Biddy Floyd.
130 Apollo outwitted. To the honourable Mrs. Finch, under her name of Ardelia.
133 * Impromptu. To lady Winchelsea. Occasioned by four satirical verses on women wits in the Rape of a lock.
133 * Epigram.
134 Stella's birth-day, 1718.
134 Stella's birth-day, 1720.
137 Stella's birth-day. Agreat bottle of wine, long buried, being that day dug up, 1722.
140 Stella's birth-day, 1724.
142 Stella's birth-day, March 13, 1726.
145 * To Mrs. Martha Blount, sent on her birth-day, June 15.
146 * Song. By a person of quality.
148 * Ballad.
151 * Ode for musick. On the longitude.
152 * Epigram on the feuds about Handel and Bononcini.
152 * On Mrs. Tofts.
152 * Two or three; or, A receipt to make a cuckold.
153 * On a lady who p--st at the tragedy of Cato; occasioned by an epigram on a lady who wept at it.
154 * Epigram in a maid of honour's prayer-book.
154 Epigram.
155 * The balance of Europe.
156 * A panegyrical epistle to Mr. Thomas Snow, etc. on the South-Sea subscriptions.
160 The South-Sea, 1721.
168 * A ballad on quadrille.
171 * Molly Mog.
174 * A new song of new similies.
178 * Newgate's garland. A ballad, etc.
182 Prometheus. On Wood the patentee's Irish half-pence.
185 * Strephon and Flavia.
187 * The Quidnuncki's Atalecccasioned by the death of the duke regent of France.
187 Corinna.
189 * Ay and No: a fable.
191 Phillis: or, The progress of love.
195 The progress of poetry.
197 The progress of beauty.
201 Pethox the great.
206 * The lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the loss of Grildrig. A pastoral.
210 * Mary Gulliver to captain Lemuel Gulliver.
216 * To Quinbus Flestrin, the man-mountain. A Lilliputian ode.
218 * A gentle echo on woman.
220 Epilogue to a play for the benefit of the weavers in Ireland.
222 Epitaph on a miser.
223 To Stella, who collected and transcribed his poems.
228 The journal of a modern lady.
240 The country life.
245 A pastoral dialogue.
249 Mary the cook-maid's letter to Dr. Sheridan.
252 A dialogue between mad Mullinix and Timothy.
263 * Epitaph on Francis Chartres.
264 Epitaph on Picus Merandula, applied to Francis Chartres.
265 * Epigram.
265 * Another.
265 * Epitaph of by-words.
266 Epigram, on seeing a worthy prelate go out of church in the time of divine service, to wait on his grace the duke of D —.
267 * Epigram from the French.
267 * Epitaph.
267 * Epigram, on the toasts of the kit-cat club, Anno 1716.
268 * To a lady, with The temple of fame.
268 * Verses to be placed under the picture of England's arch-poet; containing a complete catalogue of his works.
270 Dr. Swift to Mr. Pope, while he was writing the Dunciad.
272 * Bounce to Fop. An epistle from a dog at Twickenham to a dog at court.
275 * On the countess of Burlington cutting paper.
276 * On a certain lady at court.
277 To doctor Delany on the libels written against him.
284 On dreams. In imitation of Petronius.
286 To Stella, visiting me in my sickness, 1727.
290 The life and character of Dr. Swift.
299 Verses on the death of Dr. Swift.

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