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a Ground Plan of the Cathedral and Liberties; the Monuments of Deans Sutton and Fyche; full-length portrait of DEAN SWIFT, and the Monument of Richard,
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To the Biography of DEAN Swift and Memoir of his literary labours are devoted 220 pages, in which the author traces every source of light and information to investigate the life and illustrate the writings of that extraordinary man. And to the lucid details of the text are super. added in notes a wealth of copious extracts and quotations from every work, as well contemporary as modern, which has assisted to enlighten or to prejudice the public mind upon the real character of Swift.
“An elaborate work, displaying much antiquarian research. It contains some new and inter. esting matter relative to the life and writings of Swift.”—Lowndes. 197 O'BRIEN (Henry) on the Round Towers of Ireland, or the Mysteries of Free
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1786-90 These volumes are of great literary merit, and much sought after, in spite of Mr. Petrie's opinion, who says: “It is a difficult and rather unpleasant task to follow a writer so rambling in his reasonings and so obscure in his style ; his hypotheses are of a visionary nature.” Mr. Petrie's account of the Round Towers differs materially from that given by Vallancey in his sixth volume. Vallancey advocates a similar view to that of O'Brien. Altogether the collection is well worth the attention of every Celtic and Irish Scholar,
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Paris, 1871 This edition is the most correct and the most complete that has hitherto appeared, with regard to the text and the notes of Boileau himself, and the variantes of former editions.
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Dibdin's Library Companion, p. 538.
The reader will find the notice mentioned by Mr. Dibdin, in Barbier's Bibliothèque d'un Homme de Goût, vol. 4, p. 17.
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