The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems, Not Hitherto Published, Volume 18

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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 414 - For God's sake, why should not you (that are a step higher than a Philosopher, a Divine, yet have too much grace and wit than to be a Bishop) e'en give all you have to the poor of Ireland (for whom you have already done every thing else), so quit the place, and live and die with me ? And let Tales animte Concordes be our Motto and our Epitaph.
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 never fail to send me a particular account of your health.
Pagina 78 - Feb. 16, 1732-3. IT is indeed impossible to speak on such a subject as the loss of Mr. Gay, to me an irreparable one. But I send you what I intend for the inscription on his tomb, which the Duke of Queensberry will set up at Westminster. As to his writings, he left no will, nor spoke a word of them, or any thing else, during hb short and precipitate illness, in which I attended him to his last breath.
Pagina 354 - I have observed that not only Voiture, but likewise Tully and Pliny, writ their letters for the public view, more than for the sake of their correspondents ; and I am glad of it, on account of the entertainment they have given me.
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 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...

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