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ry, and knowing many places, things, people, and parties, civil and religious, of his beloved England. Upon this account he was glad I joined him. We talked generally of factions and religion, states, revolutions, leaders, and pieties. Sometimes we had other subjects. • Who I was he never knew: nor did I seem to know he was the Dean for a long time; not till one Sunday evening that his Verger put me into his feat at St. Patrick's prayers j without my knowing the Doctor fat there. Then I was obliged to recognize the great man, and seemed in a very great surprize. This pretended ignorance of mine as to the person os the Dean, had given me an opportunity of discoursing more freely with, and of receiving more information from the Doctor, than otherwise I could have enjoyed. The Dean was proud beyond all other mortals that I have seen, and quite another man when he was known. ..' This may seem strange to many, but it must be to those who are not acquainted with me. I was so far from having a vanity to be known to Dr. Swift, or. to be seen among the fortu-t nate at his house, (as I have heared those who met there called) that I am sure it would not have been in the power of any person or consideration to get me there. What I wanted in relation to the Dean, I had. This wasenoughfor me. I desired no more of him.

I was enabled by the means related, to know the excellencies and the defects of his under* standing; and the picture I have drawn of his mind, you shall fee in the Appendix afore* named; with some remarks on his writingst and on the cases of Vanessa and Stella. : Among the observations on his writings* you will find, my good reader, a jull answer to his weak and despicable sermon in defence ef the Athanafian Trinity. There is like* wife a conclusive address to Lord Orrery, oil account of his Lordship's recommending this sermon as a masterpiece in divinity to th« consideration of the christian world. My Lord does this in his account of Swift* \ As to Mrs* Grierson, Mr* Bollard's ac* count of her in his Memoirs of some English Ladiest lately published, is not worth a rush* He knew nothing of her: And tho imper* sect relation he got from Mrs. Barber is next to nothing. I was intimately acquaint* ed with Mrs. Grierson, and have passed a hundred afternoons with her in literary con* Verfations in her own parlour. Therefore, it is in my power to give a very particular and exact account of this extraordinary wo* man. In the Appendix you shall have it.

And whereas there are two writers now living, the reverend Mr. Allen, and the re* *verend author of Ophiomaches, who have done their best to defend the tritheislic im*

..• I piety% piety, and make the abominable invention pass in the christian world for christianity, you shall have, reader, in the fame Appendix, an examination of what they have offered from scripture to support their wretched divinity. You mall see, my friend, in Christ Jesus, that every text advanced by those weak writers, are so far from favoring their antichristian hypothecs, that they really and truly do establish the doctrine of one God the Father, and one Mediator, against the miserable attempts of those poor gainsayers. It shall be very plane, that the sacred letters proclame the peerless Majesty of one supreme Spirit, the most glorious of immortal Beings.' -Alleluiah. Sedenti in folio &

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Agno laus, honos, gloria, & imperium in fernpiterna secula.

Note farther, that the whole the author has to offer to the Public, under the title of Memoirs, will be comprized in Eight Volumes in Octavo.

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ROMANA QUÆDAM. ADVERTISEMENT.

S there Is an account of many Roman

Antiquities in the following work, (antiquities not mentioned by any writer that I have seen), I did intend to prefix to this volume an Introduction to this kind of learning, under the title of Romana Quœdam, as above-mentioned; and, in a new way, treat of the Roman transactions in this island, from the expedition of Julius Cesar, before our Lord 44, to the year 446, when Britain

was abandoned by the Romans. —— In

the next place, of Roman walls, stations, roads, Roman forces, the Roman art of

war, etc. And lastly, of medals,

inscriptions, and statues, in general j in order to the better understanding the particulars afterwards mentioned.

It was likewise my design to add, in the way of notes, at the end of every -emperor's reign, the progression of that true reli

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