The Works, Volume 18

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1884
 

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Pagina 413 - Man," of which he has given this account to Dr. Swift. " March 25, 1736. " If ever I write any more Epistles in verse, one of them shall be addressed to you. I have long concerted it, and begun it ; but I would make what bears your name as finished as my last work ought to be, that is to say, more finished than any of the rest. The subject is large, and will divide into four Epistles, which naturally follow the 'Essay on Man ;
Pagina 403 - Christian, particularly the latter, wherein hardly one in a million of us heretics can equal you. If you are well recovered, you ought to be reproached for not putting me especially out of pain, who could not bear the loss of you ; although we must be...
Pagina 23 - Remember we are to be good neighbors as well as neighbors ; and if the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
Pagina 69 - I had often postscripts from her in our friend's letters to me, and her part was sometimes longer than his, and they made up a great part of the little happiness I could have here. This was the more generous, because I never saw her since she was a girl of five years old, nor did I envy poor Mr. Gay for any thing so much as being a domestic friend to such a lady. I desire you will uever fail to send me a particular account of your health. I dare hardly inquire about Mrs. Pope...
Pagina 150 - My ailments are such that I really believe a sea-sickness (considering the oppression of colical pains, and the great weakness of my breast) would kill me...
Pagina 79 - I am preparing also for my own; and have nothing so much at heart, as to shew the silly world that men of Wit, or even Poets, may be the most moral of mankind. A few loose things sometimes fall from them, by which censorious fools judge as ill of them, as possibly they can, for their own comfort: and indeed, when such unguarded and trifling Jeux d...
Pagina 107 - When I was of your age, I thought every day of death, but now every minute ; and a continual giddy diforder more or lefs is a greater addition than that of my years.
Pagina 96 - Yoc say truly, that death is only terrible to us as it separates us from those we love, but I really think those have the worst of it who are left by us, if we are true friends. I have felt more (I fancy) in the loss of Mr Gay, than I...
Pagina 174 - Adieu, dear Sir, may health attend your years, and then may many years be added to you. PS I am...
Pagina 414 - I am as much a better gardener, as I am a worse poet, than when you saw me ; but gardening is near akin to philosophy, for Tully says, agricultura proximo, sapientue.

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