Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D. D.: Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends : from the Year 1703 to 1740, Volume 3

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W. Bowyer, C. Bathurst, W. Owen, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Davis, and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder and Company and B. Collins., 1766

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Page 362 - I should find you had often in a rage wished me religious, hoping then I should have paid my devotions to Heaven ; but that would not...
Page 293 - Lord, at a large house they have hired, and the rest with her daughter, who is Abbess of a Royal Convent in the neighbourhood. I never saw him in stronger health, or in better humour with his friends, or more indifferent and dispassionate to his enemies. He is seriously set upon writing some parts of the history of his times...
Page 193 - My family give you their love and service. The great loss I sustained in one of them gave me my first shock, and the trouble I have with the rest to bring them to a right temper to bear the loss of a father who loves them, and whom they love, is really a most sensible affliction to me.
Page 350 - It is not a place for any freedom, but where everything is known in a week, and magnified a hundred degrees. These are rigorous laws that must be passed through ; but it is probable we may meet in London in winter, or, if not, leave all to fate, that seldom cares to humour our inclinations.
Page 345 - 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 11 - I really think, you may safely venture to Amesbury, though indeed the lady here likes to have her own way as well as you ; which may sometimes occasion disputes : and I tell you beforehand, that I cannot take your part.
Page 358 - Because I love frankness extremely, I here tell you now, that I have determined to try all manner of human arts to reclaim you...
Page 52 - Does Pope talk to you of the noble work, which, at my instigation, he has begun in such a manner, that he must be convinced, by this time, I judged better of his talents than he did...
Page 193 - ... me. I am afraid, my dear friend, we shall never see one another more in this world. I shall, to the last moment, preserve my love and esteem for you, being well assured you will never leave the paths of virtue and honour ; for all that is in this world is not worth the least deviation from the way.
Page 356 - It is now ten long weeks since I saw you, and in all that time I have never received but one letter from you, and a little note with an excuse.

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