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The Works Of Jonathan Swift

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781143922749
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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PART I. A VOYAGE L I L L I P U T. 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 Lillipvf. Is made a Prisoner, and carried up the Country. My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire : I was the third of five sons. He sent me to Emanuel college in Cambridge, at fourteen years old, where I resided three years, and applied myself close to my studies; but the charge of maintaining me, although I had a very scanty allowance, being too great for a narrow fortune, I was bound apprentice to Mr James Bates, an eminent surgeon in London, with whom I continued four years; and my father now and then sending me small sums of money, I laid them out in learning navigation, and other parts of the mathematics, useful to those who intend to travel, as I always believed it would be, some time or other, my fortune to do. When I left Mr Bates, I went down to my father, where, by the assistance of him and my uncle John, and some other relations, I got forty pounds, and a promise of thirty pounds a-year, to maintain me at Ley- den : There I studied physic two years and seven months, knowing it would be useful in long voy ages. Soon after my return from Leyden, I was recommended by my good master, Mr Bates, to be surgeon to the Swallow, Captain Abraham Pan- nell, commander; with whom I continued three years and a half, making a voyage or two into the Levant, and some other parts. When I came back, I resolved to settle in London; to which Mr Bates my master encouraged me ; and by him I was recommended to several patients. I took part of a small house in the Old Jewry; and, being advised to alter my condition, I married Mrs Mary Burton, second daughter t...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    OCR'd

    The description says that this is not OCR'd, but it IS!

    It is volume 9 of the works of Swift.

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    Posted July 2, 2012

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