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1699. Invited by the earl of Berkeley to go with him as chaplain and
private secretary to Ireland, but turned out of the latter office,
to make room for one Busii, i. 103, 104.
Rejected froin being made dean of Derry, and presented to the
livings of Laracor and Rathbeggan, 105, 106. ii. 232.
Wrote his Resolutions for Old Age, xiv. 163.
1701. During his residence at Laracor, invited Miss Johnson to Ire,
land, i. 106. See Stella.
Took his doctor's degree in Ireland; and soon after went to
England with Lord Berkeley, for the first time after his
settlement at Laracor, i. 107. vi, 280.
Wrote The Contests and Dissensions of the Nobles and Com-
mons in Athens and Rome, which he sent very privately to
the press, i. 108. vi. 280.
1702. Hearing of the great approbation his pamphlet had received,
acknowledged himself to be the author; which introduced
him to the familiar acquaintance of the Lords Halifax and
Somers, Bishop Burne, and other great men, vi. 280.
1703. Wrote the Meditation on a Broomstick, and Tritical Essay
on the Faculties of the Mind, i. 112. Also against the bill
against occasional conformity, but did not publish this tract, .
1704. The Tale of a Tuh first published in London, i. 117,
His character of Mrs. Johnson, in three letters to his rival, Dr.
Tisdall, xv, 28, 31, 36.
1708. Published his Argument against abolishing Christianity, i. 120.
Contents of a volume he had intended to publish at this time,
In November, was in hopes of going secretary to Vienna; but
proposed, if he was disappointed, to solicit the living of St.
Nicholas, Dublin, 125. xv. 58.
Thought of for bishop of Virginia, i. 125.
1709. Published his Project for the Advancement of Religion, i. 126.
Became acquainted with Vanessa. See Vanhomrigh.
1710. Receives an account of his mother's death, xv. 92.
Empowered by the primate of Ireland to solicit the queen to
exonerate the clergy of Ireland from paying the twentieth
part of their first-fruits, an office executed by him with
punctuality and success, though in vain attempted before by
two bishops from Ireland, vi. 284. xiii. 271. xxi. 3. See First-
Got himself represented to Mr. Harley, to whom his name was
well knowo, ay one who had been extremely ill used by the
late ministry, i. 132.
Received by Mr. Harley with great kindness and respect, i.
132. xxi. 24.
Equally caressed by both parties, xv. 105.
Requested by Mr. Harley to exert his peu in vindication of the
new measures of government, vi. 285.
Became personally acquainted with the rest of the ministry,
who all courted and caressed him with uncommon assiduity,
Wrote the Examiner, No. 14—45, from Nov. 2, 1710, to June 7,
1711, i. 134. iv. 299. v. 3, 5. vi. 286. xxi. 341; and Sid Hamet,
1710. From his great talents, became of such importance, that many
speeches were made against him in both houses of parliament,
Refused to be chaplain to the lord treasurer, that he might
preserve his independency, vii. 17.
Never absent from court, from September of this year, till
1714, within two months of the queen's death, except about
six weeks in Ireland, vi. 267.
Presents a memorial to the queen, vi. 359.
Coldiy received by lørd treasurer G dolphin, xxi. 3.
Is diffident of success, and promises to return to Ireland speedily,
whether he succeeds or no, 4, 13.
Is disgusted with the family of the Temples, 5.
His picture painted by Jervas, 7.
Is advised to suspend his application till the approaching change
of the ministry, 14.
His memorial to Mr. Harley about first-fruits, xv. 111.
His account of the manner and events of his first application to
Mr. Harley, respecting the remission of them, 114. xxi. 26.
The lord primate and archbishop of Dublin commit the care of
soliciting that affair to his diligence and prudence, by a new
commission signed by them both, xv. 120.
Which came not to his hands till after the business was effected,
Tells Stella, in confidence, that he has succecded in his appli-
1710. Wrote a ballad (full of puns) on the Westminster election, 42.
His grand commission succeeds, entirely through his personal
credit with Mr. Harley, 43.
Complains of Mr. Addison's reservedness, in a point wherein
Swift meant very highly to serve him, 44.
Prefers Laracor to the prebendal residence at l'estininster,
Had an alarming fit of giddiness, 52.
Is well satisfied with Mr. Barley's kindness; but has a view to
some addition to Laracor from the duke of Ormond, 59.
Highly resents the treatment he had received from the whigs,
He dined for the first time with Mr. Secretary St. John; from
whom, as well as from Mr. Harley, he receives very singular
inarks of respect, 62.
The hishops of Ireland apply to the duke of Ormond, for their
first fruits, when the business was already done, 71.
The Dean's reflections on their absurd conduct, ibid.
He is engaged in the service of the ministry, 75.
They dislike his assisting Steele in the Tattlers, 29.
Dr. Swift never could be prevailed on to preach before the
Wishes the duke of Marlborough may be continued in his com-
Offends Prior, by reading his verses indifferently, ibid.
,3711. Assigned reasons to the archbishop of Dublin, for not entering
on literary works for the service of the church, xv. 199.
Projected a plan of an academy for improving and fixing the
English language, i. 148, 155. xv. 228.
Wrote The Conduct of the Allies, of which above eleven thou-
sand copies were sold in two months, i. 146.
In expectation of the deanery of Wells, xxii 96.
The ministry treat him with much kindness; but he doubts
they mingle personal quarrels too much in their proceedings,
The archbishop of Dublin advises him to make use of the
interest he has with the ministry, to secure something for
himself, xv. 192, 205 ; and to set seriously about some useful
publications in divinity, ibid.
His remark on the ministry's constantly calling him Jonathan,
His Miscellanies published without his knowledge, 159.
Mr. Harley having sent him a fifty-pound bank note, he returns
it with proper indignation, 163. i. 137.
Gives an account of Mr. Harley's being stabbed, xxi. 165.
Is very apprehensive of the small pox, 170.
His spirited behaviour to Mr. St. John, contrasted to his for-
mer conduct with Sir William Temple, xxi. 183.
Reflecting on his situation, receives some comfort from having
had his revenge, 248.
Nobly spurns an offered bribe, 268.
Obtains the Gazette for his bookseller and printer, Mr. Tooke
and Mr. Barber, ibid.
Through his interest, Mr. Barber is appointed printer to the
South-Sea company, and Mr Stratford a director, 293.
-1711. His banter on the Maids of Honour, 304, 305.
1712. Published Remarks on the Barrier Treaty, as a supplement to
The Conduct, &c. vi. 1, 3.
Recommended to the queen for a bishoprick, but disappointed
through the duchess of Somerset, i. 157.
Wrote the Public Spirit of the Whigs, and a reward offered for
the discovery of the author, i. 158, 201.
His consternation on hearing of the misfortunes of his friend
Stratford, whom he had entrusted with upward of four hun-
dred pounds, xxii. 56, 57.
Gets for his printer and bookseller the office of stationers to
the ordnance, 58.
This leads them to ask for another employment in the Tower,
ibid; which Dr. Swift obtains from Lord Rivers, 59.
Recommends a brother of Dr. Sacheverell to the treasurer,
Threatened with a suspension, by the bishop of Meath, for ab.
1713. Wrote at Windsor upon finishing the peace, The History
of the Four last Years of the Queen, i59. vii. 15. xx. 122,
Drew up an Address of the House of Lords to the Queen, April
9, vi. 355.
In May, rewarded with the deanery of Saint Patrick's, of
which he immediately went to take possession, i. 158, 205.
vii. 15. xv. 272. xxii. 229, 236.
Came to England again at the urgent in treaty of the ministry,
and having prevented a rupture between them went back to
his deanery, i. 159.
After being there only a fortnight, returned to England (heing
urged to it by a hundred letters,) to endeavour to reconcile
the Lords Bolingbroke and Oxford; which he could not ef-
fect, i. 159. vii. 15. xx. 122. Verses on himself, x. 116.
Account of him at this period by Bishop Kennett, xv. 304.
Makes a short reflection on life, xxii. 169.
A witty jest on a bad poet, who sent bim a present of a wild
His reasons for rejecting a parcel of oranges brought him as a
His project for coining halfpence, &c. with devices, 180.
Makes a collection among the ministry, for the use of needy
Is very much grieved for the death of Mr. Harrison, secretary
to the embassy at Utrecht, whom he called his own creature,
having procured his promotion to that office, ibid.
A saying of his grandmother, 198.
Applied to by foreign ministers, to speak for them to the lord
treasurer and Lord Bolingbroke, 203.
His description of the rehearsal of Cato, 222.
Gives a particular narrative of the proceedings respecting his
promotion to the deanery of St. Patrick's, vii. 228.
Praised by Dr. Davenant, for employing his interest with the
lord treasurer in good offices to others, xv. 302.
1714. Ten weeks before the queen's death,
retired to Letcemb, Dear
Wantage, in Berkshire, i. 161. vi. 329, vii. 19.
His mode of living there, xvi. 35.
Wrote there Free Thoughts on the present State of Affairs,
the publication of which, upon some difference of opinion
arisiog between him and Lord Bolingbroke, was delayed till
the queen's death, and the copy remained in the hands of
Mr. Barber, [from whom it came into the possession of Mr.
Faulkner,] i. 161, 216.
1714. Solicited to join Lord Bolingbroke's ministry, xvi. 79, 81, 87.
Had an order on the exchequer for a thousand pounds, which
was never paid him, xvii. 64.
Refused to go to court after the queen's death till sent for seve-
ral times, 144. xviii. 27.
Hopes given him of a settlement in England, 29.
Returned to his station in Dublin, where he remained twelve
years without seeing England, i. 165, 254. vii. 19.
His answer to some lines of the lord treasurer, xvi. 24.
Letter from the duchess of Ormond to him, respecting the dis-
sensions in the ministry, 25.
Encomium on him by Dr. Arbuthnot, 195.
Wrote a memorial to the queen for the place of historiographer,
1715. Wrote his Inquiry into the Behaviour of the Queen's last Mi-
nistry, i. 228.
1716. Involved in disputes with his chapter, xvi. 133, 135, 138.
Married Miss Johnson, ii. 32 ; by whom it was reported he
had a son, 270. See Stella.
Bought a glebe for the vicarage of Laracor, at sixty years
purchase, xvi. 156, 162. xvii. 276.
Desirous of exchanging St. Patrick's for Sarum, xvi. 140.
Advised by Bishop Atterbury how to proceed in his dispute
with the chapter of St. Patrick, xvi. 135.
1717. Wrote the plea against taking off the Sacramental Test in
Ireland, vi. 284.
1718. Praised by Mr. Addison for his friendly disposition, xvi. 195.
1719. Laments his situation in Ireland, vii. 222.
1720. Wrote the Proposal for the universal Use of Irish Manufac.
tures, &c. xii. 11.
1721. Pains taken by him to preserve his health, xvi. 253.
His estimation of riches and health, 275.
1722. A letter of his opened at the post-office, 278.
1724. Wrote the Drapier's Letters, i. 269.
Complimented with heing as well worth taking a long journey
to see as Livy, xvii. 20.
Upbraided Lord Carteret for not answering his letter, xvii. 3;
but afterward genteely apologized for his own testiness, 6.
1725. Finished his Guliver's Travels, and prepared them for the
press, at Quilca, i. 285. ii. 102. xvii. 212.
The abbé des Fontaines acquaints him with the very extraor:
lated into French, and that all Paris wished to see him, xvii.
dinary demand for his works
in France, which he had trans-
132. xx. 288.
His answer to the abbé des Fontaines' letter, xvii. 133. XX.
1726. For what qualities chiefly valued by Dr. Arbuthnot, xvii. 89.
1726, and 1727. Was in London, when an offer was made him of set-
tling among his friends within twelve miles of it, i. 286.
Wellreceived at court, i. 288. xix. 76.
llad a long conversation with Sir Robert Walpole on the ar-
fairs of Ireland, xvij. 64; whom he sa w twice, 75.
Upon the news of Stella's sickness, returned to Ireland, i. 287 ;
where he was received with triumpb, 296 ; and, on her re-
covery, to England again, 298.
1727. Saw the Princes Caroline twice in one week, by her own com-
mand, xvii. 120.
Proposed to set out on a visit to Loril Boling broke in France;
but was prevented by the king's death, i. 299. xvii. 119, 127.
Kissed the hards of King George Il. and his queen, on their
accession to the throne, i. 299; and was solicited by his
friends to engage in several schemes, but approved of none
of them, 301.
Informs Mrs. Howard how lie first got his giddiness and deaf-
tiess, xvii. 145.
Returned again to Ireland on the news of Stella's last sicknees,
1728. After her death (which happened Jan. 28, 1728,) grew a recluse
and morose, niid described bimself in a Latin verse, xi. 348.
His answer to a inan who told him he had found out the longi-
tude, xvii. 159.
His opinion of renewable leases, xvii. 236.
1730. Huinorously rallied by Lord Bathurst, upon his writings, xviii.
8 ; upon his expensive and intemperate way of living, 52.
1731. Wrote the Verses on his own Death, occasioned by a maxim in
Rochefoucault, xviii, 117, 118. Polite Conversation, begun
about 1702 : and Directions to Servants, 85, 86. xviii. 299.
1732. Lord Bolingbroke proposed to him an exchange of his deanery
for a living in England, xviii. 188.
Gave an assignment of some of his works to Mr. Pilking-
ton, i. 18. xviii, 208, 209.
1733. The resolution of many of the principal inhabitants of Dublin,
to defend bin against the insults of Bettesworth, ii. 130.
xix. 65, C8.
Duchess of Queensherry's advice to him, xviii. 246.
Ilis condolence with her grace for the death of Mr. Gay, with
a brief character of him, 250.
Rallied by Lord Bathurst for the course of life he was got
1734. Threatened to he murdered by one Bettesworth, a counsellor,
whom he had provoked by his writings, xix. 66.
1735. His reflections upon the melancholy state of public affairs both
in England and Ireland, 136.
Laments the decline of liberty in England, xix. 165.
1736. His popularity, i. 254. xviii. 100. xx. 60.
His understanding began to decay, and deafness disqualified
him for conversation, i. 315.
A rernedy for his giddiness prescribed to him by Lady Betty
Germain, xix. 269.
His rules for preserving health, xx. 78.
1737. Received the freedom of the city of Cork in a silver box, xx.
141, 143: and had before been complimented by the corpora-
tion of Dublin with the freedom of that city, in a gold box,