The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 19

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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.

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