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Dean of St. Patricks, Dublin (b. Dublin, Nov. 30th, 1667, d. there, Oct. 19th, 1745). The Battle of the Books (1704); Tale of a Tub (1704); Sentiments of a Church of England Man in Respect to Religion and Government (1708); An Argument against the Abolition of Christianity (1708); The Conduct of the Allies (1712); The Public Spirit of the Whigs (1714), Letters by M. B. Drapier (1724); Travels of Lemuel Gulliver (1726); a History of the Four Last Years of Queen Anne, Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants, A Journal to Stella, etc. Works edited, with a Memoir, by Sir Walter Scott, in 1814. See also the Biographies by Hawkesworth, Sheridan, Johnson, Forster, Leslie Stephen, and J. Churton Collins. For criticism, see Hazlitts Comic Writers, Thackerays English Humourists, Jeaffresons Novels and Novelists, Massons Novelists and their Styles, Taines English Literature, and other writers.