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DR. SWIFT'S REMARKS *
Proposed as an Essay supplying the Perspicuity and Coherence
og Sternholdides. SWIFT.
* By a memorandum on the first page it appears that these Remarks were thought valuable by one who must be allowed to have been of no inconsiderable rank both as a poet and a humourist: “ The following manuscript was literally copied from the printed original, found in the library of Dr. J. Swift, dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. The marginal notes and parodies were written by the Dean's own hand, except such as are distinguished with this mark (), with which I am only chargeable.
“ Witness my hand, this 25th day of February, 1745: WILLIAM DUNKIN. “ N.B. The original was by me presented to his excellency Philip Dormer Stanhope earl of Chesterfield, ford lieutenant general and general governor of Ireland. W.D.
[PSALM OF DAVID .
teous and the wicked, both in this and the
Thrice happy he that doth refuse
With impious  sinners to combine ;
And does the sinners seat (3) decline.
The law of God is his delight,
And reads and thinks thereon at  night.
By some prolifick stream is fed,
And numerous boughs adoin its head;
 But, I suppose, with pious
 What part of speech
 A man must have some
thereon all night.
Whose very  leaves tho'storms descend,  Why, what other part
of a tree appears in a lively
verdure, beside the leaves
fur squibs ;
The madrigals of Dr. Gibbs.
 I do'nt believe that ever
kings entered into plots and
of God Almighty.
The disobedient (3) neck.
Ye rulers, learn the saine (4);
His joyful praise proclaim.
Th’avenging God incense,
In him their confidence (2].
 Rulers must learn it,
 Very proper, to make
No fears shall then my soul depress
And thus  to grant a sure defence
 He desires God's help
 The doctor has a mighty
[s] That is as much as to
 Are they malicious out of trailty, or fraib out of malise?
But you, my frail (6) malicious foes,
Who do my power despise,