The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Volum 10

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J. Johnson, 1808

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Pàgina 435 - The Earl of Oxford was removed on Tuesday,— " the Queen died on Sunday! What a world is " this, and how does Fortune banter us !" says Bolingbroke.* * Letter to Swift, Aug.
Pàgina 263 - Dear Mat, hide the nakedness of thy country, and give the best turn thy fertile brain will furnish thee with to the blunders of thy countrymen, who are not much better politicians than the French are poets.'* Soon after, the duke of Shrewsbury went on a formal embassy to Paris.
Pàgina 422 - I have not tired you t<*te-a-ti'te, fling away so much time upon one who loves you. And I believe, in the mass of souls, ours were placed near each other. I send you an imitation of Dryden, as I went to Kensington : To serve with love, And shed your blood, ; Approved is above. But here below, Th' examples show, 'Tis fatal to be good.
Pàgina 380 - ... to try to fit and rejoin the broken lines together. All these amusements I am no stranger to in the country, and doubt not but (by this time) you begin to relish them, in your present contemplative situation.
Pàgina 311 - I am as innocent, as it is possible for a human creature to be; and whether you believe me or not, I think, with submission, you ought to act as if you believed me, till you have demonstration to the contrary. I have all the Ministry to be my witnesses, that there is hardly a man of wit of the adverse party, whom I have not been so bold as to recommend often and with earnestness to them; for I think, principles at present are quite out of the case, and that we dispute wholly about persons. In these...
Pàgina 30 - ... all I look for. I desire, indeed, a plentiful revenue, but would rather it should be of my own : though I should bear from a wife to be reproached for the greatest. I have said all I can possibly say in answer to any part of your letter, and in telling you my clear opinion as to matters between us. I singled you out at first from the rest of women : and I expect not to be used like a common lover.
Pàgina 4 - And this is it which a person of great honour -f- in Ireland (who was pleased to stoop so low as to look into my mind) used to tell me, that my mind was like a conjured spirit, that would do mischief if I would not give it employment.
Pàgina 425 - I was resolved to stay till I could tell you the queen had got so far the better of the dragon as to take her power out of his hands. " He has been the most ungrateful man to her, and to all his best friends, that ever was born. " I cannot have so much time now to write all my mind, because my dear mistress is not well ; and I think I may lay her illness to the charge of the Treasurer, who, for three weeks together, was teasing and vexing her without intermission I And she could not get rid of him...
Pàgina 456 - I have an opportunity calmly and philosophically to consider that treasure of vileness and baseness, that I always believe to be in the heart of man ; and to behold them exert their insolence and baseness : every new instance, instead of surprising and grieving me, as it does some of my friends, really diverts me, and in a manner improves my theory...
Pàgina 19 - Would not your conduct make one think you were hugely skilled in all the little politic methods of intrigue ? Love, with the gall of too much discretion, is a thousand times worse than with none at all. It is a peculiar part of nature which art debauches, but cannot improve.

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