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Whoever in the three Kingdoms has any Books at all has Swift; and his Bagatelles are much more valuable than those ofother people.
I. A CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE.
Swift, in one of his pedestrian journies from London toward Chester, is reported to have taken 'shelter from a summer-tempest under a large oak on the road side, at no great distance from Litchfield. Presently, a man, with a pregnant woman, were driven by the like impulse, to avail themselves of the same covert. The Dean, entering into conversation, found the parties were destined for Litchfield, to be married. As the situation of the woman indicated no time should be lost, a proposition was made on his part, to save them the rest of the VOL. II.