Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D. D.: Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends : from the Year 1703 to 1740, Volume 5

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W. Bowyer, C. Bathurst, W. Owen, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Davis, and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder and Company and B. Collins., 1768
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Page 208 - I saw Prince Eugene to-day at court : I don't think him an ugly faced fellow, but well enough, and a good shape.
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