Eighteenth Century Letters

Reginald Brimley Johnson
A.D. Innes & Company, 1897

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Pagina xii - And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die. who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel ? God forbid : as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground ; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
Pagina 54 - I like the scheme of our meeting after distresses and dispersions ; but the chief end I propose to myself in all my labors is to vex the world rather than divert it ; and if I could compass that design without hurting my own person or fortune, I would be the most indefatigable writer you have ever seen, without reading.
Pagina 153 - 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.
Pagina 149 - ... have hecatombs of roasted oxen sacrificed to him. Since he became so conspicuous, Will Pulteney hangs his head to see himself so much outdone in the career of glory. I hope he will get a good deal of money by printing his play, but, I really believe, he would get more by showing his person ; and I can assure you, this is the very identical John Gay, whom you formerly knew, and lodged with in Whitehall two years ago.
Pagina 89 - I told the mother immediately, and spoke with all the advantages you deserve. But, the objection of your fortune being removed, I declare I have no other; nor shall any consideration of my own misfortune of losing so good a friend and companion as her, prevail on me, against her interest and settlement in the world, since it is held so necessary and convenient a thing for ladies to marry; and that time takes off from the lustre of virgins in all other eyes but mine.
Pagina 35 - ... and more I assure you. Come at what time you please, you can never fail of being very well received. To which Swift replied, with equally light-hearted banter, 7/ 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.
Pagina 55 - I have done with them. I have got materials towards a treatise, proving the falsity of that definition animal rationale, and to show it should be only rationis capax.
Pagina 186 - So, close in poplar shades, (her children gone) The mother nightingale laments alone, Whose nest some prying churl had found, and thence, By stealth, convey'd th
Pagina xxi - Had spoil'd his fashionable airs: He now could praise, esteem, approve, But understood not what was love. His conduct might have made him styl'd A father, and the nymph his child.
Pagina 205 - Saturday night (Aug. 30, 1707.) "DEAR, LOVELY, MRS. SCURLOCK, — "I have been in very good company, where your health, under the character of the woman I loved best, has been often drunk; so that I may say that I am dead drunk for your sake, which is more than I die for you. "RICH. STEELE.

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