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The Life of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1787
acquaintance affairs afterwards againſt anſwer appear becauſe believe beſt Biſhop called cauſe character Church common conſidered continued Dean death deſire Doctor Dublin effect England expect favour firſt fortune friendſhip gave give given hand heart himſelf hope houſe hundred immediately inſtances intereſt Ireland Journal kind knew known Lady laſt leaſt leave letter light living look Lord manner means mentioned mind Miniſter Miniſtry moſt muſt nature never obliged occaſion once party paſſage paſſed perſon poor pounds preſent Queen reaſon received regard ſaid ſame ſays ſee ſeems ſeveral ſhall ſhe ſhew ſhould ſome ſoon ſpirit ſtate ſuch Swift tell theſe thing thoſe thought tion told took true turn uſed virtue Whigs whole whoſe write written
Sida 444 - That, although he hated the Yahoos of this Country, yet he no more blamed them for their odious Qualities, than he did a Gnnayh (a Bird of Prey) for its Cruelty, or a sharp Stone for cutting his Hoof. But when a Creature pretending to Reason could be capable of such Enormities, he dreaded lest the Corruption of that Faculty might be worse than Brutality itself.
Sida 451 - No, we" had rather talk with you than drink with you.' ' But, if you had supped with me, as in all reason you ought to have done, you must then have drunk with me.
Sida 42 - than I can say ; I never remember any weather that was not too hot, or too cold ; too wet, or too dry ; but, however God Almighty contrives it, at the end of the year 'tis all very well.
Sida 349 - ... a curtain worn to half a stripe ; a pair of bellows, without pipe; a dish which might good meat afford once; an Ovid, and an old Concordance...
Sida 319 - Surrey, on the thirteenth day of March, in the year 1681. Her father was a younger brother of a good family in Nottinghamshire, her mother of a lower degree: and indeed she had little to boast of her birth.
Sida 245 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.
Sida 465 - ... conclude — No man ever deserved better of any country, than Swift did of his ; a steady, persevering, inflexible friend ; a wise, a watchful, and a faithful counsellor, under many severe trials and bitter persecutions, to the manifest hazard both of his liberty and fortune. " He lived a blessing, he died a benefactor, and his name will ever live an honour, to Ireland.
Sida 187 - I am not fuffered to run quietly among the common herd of people, whofe opinions unfortunately differ from thofe which lead to Favour and Preferment. I ought to let you know, that the Thing we called...