Unpublished Letters of Dean Swift

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T.F. Unwin, 1899 - 269 pagina's

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Pagina 84 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Pagina 108 - The court was sat before Sir Roger came ; but notwithstanding all the justices had taken their places upon the bench, they made room for the old knight at the head of them; who, for his reputation in the country, took occasion to whisper in the judge's ear, that he was glad his lordship had met with so much good weather in his circuit.
Pagina xvii - I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London that a young, healthy child well nursed is, at a year old, . a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.
Pagina 99 - I am so stupid and confounded, that I cannot express the mortification I am under both in body and mind. All I caB say is, that I am not in torture; but I daily and hourly expect it. Pray let me know how your health is, and your family. I hardly understand one word I write. I am sure my days will be very few; few and miserable they must be.
Pagina 125 - I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is towards individuals : for instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Counsellor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one : so with physicians — I will not speak of my own trade — soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Pagina xxiii - Fiddes, a clergyman in that neighbourhood, who had lately been in jail, and published sermons to pay fees. He was promising Mr. Thorold to undertake with my Lord Treasurer, that, according to his petition, he should obtain a salary of 200/.
Pagina 109 - A landlord in Ireland can scarcely invent an order which a servant, labourer, or cottar dares to refuse to execute. Nothing satisfies him but an unlimited submission. Disrespect or anything tending towards sauciness he may punish with his cane or his horsewhip with the most perfect security. A poor man would have his bones broken if he offered to lift his hand in his own defence.
Pagina 74 - He never thought an honour done him, Because a duke was proud to own him: Would rather slip aside, and choose To talk with wits in dirty shoes: Despis'd the fools with stars and garters, So often seen caressing Chartres.
Pagina xix - Fair LIBERTY was all his cry, For her he stood prepared to die; For her he boldly stood alone ; For her he oft exposed his own.

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