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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and ...
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able acquaintance affairs answer appear assure Barber believe coming continue copy Dean Dean's dear dear Sir desire Dublin England esteem expect favour fear fortune four friendship give greatest half hand happy hath hear heard honour hope humble servant Ireland kind King kingdom Lady late least leave letter live London Lord Madam manner mean mention mind Miss month never obedient obliged occasion once opinion Oxford perhaps person pleased pleasure poor Pope pounds Pray present printed published reason received respect sent SHERIDAN soon spirits sure Swift tell thank thing thought tion told town trouble true week Whiteway whole wish worthy writ write young
Page 309 - tis man we love. Then too, when fate shall thy fair frame destroy (That cause of all my guilt, and all my joy...
Page 239 - They highly extol the man's learning and probity ; and will not be persuaded, that the university will make any difficulty of conferring such a favour upon a stranger, if he is recommended by the dean. They say, he is not afraid of the strictest examination, though he is of so long a journey ; and...
Page 456 - Clonmel, sole executors of this my last will and testament : And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testaments by me...
Page 119 - I neither visit nor am acquainted with any lord, temporal or spiritual, in the whole kingdom ; ' nor am able to do the least good office to the most deserving man, except what I can dispose of in my own cathedral upon a vacancy. What has sunk my spirits more than even years and sickness, is reflecting on the most execrable corruptions that run through every branch of public management.
Page 413 - ... and butter and a glass of ale, and at ten he goes to bed. Wine is a stranger, except a little I sent him, of which, one evening in two, we have a pint between us. His wife has been this month twenty miles off, at her father's, and will not return these ten days. I never saw her, and perhaps the house will be worse when she comes. I read all day, or walk, and do not speak as many words as I have now writ, in three days...
Page 424 - IF you write as you do, I shall come the seldomer, on purpose to be pleased with your letters, which I never look into without wondering how a brat who cannot read can possibly write so well.
Page 411 - ... since happened. But I am now fitter to look after willows, and to cut hedges, than to meddle with affairs of state. I must order one of the workmen to drive those cows out of my island, and make up the ditch again ; a work much more proper for a country vicar, than driving out factions, and fencing against them.
Page 17 - Use of different Capacities : 4. Of the Use of Learning, of the Science of the World, and of Wit. It will conclude with a Satire against the misapplication of all these, exemplified by pictures, characters, and examples.
Page 345 - Pratt, to whom I am almost a domestic upon your account. I am convinced, that whatever Government come over, you will find all marks of kindness from any Parliament here, with respect to your employment ; the Tories contending with the Whigs which should speak best of you.
Page 410 - I staid but a fortnight in Dublin, very sick, and returned not one visit of a hundred that were made me ; but all to the Dean, and none to the Doctor. I am riding here for life ; and I think I am something better. I hate the thoughts of Dublin, and prefer a field-bed, and an earthen-floor, before the great house there, which they say is mine.