Excerpt from Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries, Vol. 1 of 4: Illustrated by Engravings Downe I 667 I 735 l'flr. Pope 1688 - 1744, Dean Swift 1667 - 1745 lviat thew Prim 1 6611 - 1 72 1 Sir John Vanbrugh D. 1 7 2 6 Mr. Congreve 1672 - 1729 Lord Granville 1 690 1 763. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.