The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including the Whole of His Posthumous Pieces, Letters, &c, Volume 15


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Pagina 410 - ... than if the nation expected you. For I really enter as fully as you can desire into your principle of love of individuals : and I think the way to have a public spirit is first to have a private one ; for who can believe (such a friend of mine...
Pagina 191 - ... ours, and that will allow you a free choice for any other, or for none at all, and pay you well into the bargain. Therefore pray do not run and...
Pagina 404 - But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. This is the system upon which I have governed myself many years (but do not tell), and so I shall go on till I have done with them.
Pagina 57 - I desire him not to alter any of his methods for me, so we dine exactly between twelve and one. At eight we have some bread and butter and a glass of ale, and at ten he goes to bed. Wine is a stranger, except a little I sent him ; of which, one evening in two, we have a pint between us.
Pagina 405 - The matter is so clear that it will admit of no dispute ; nay, I will hold a hundred pounds that you and I agree in the point.
Pagina 333 - I suppose you mean the fools you are content to see sometimes, when they happen to be modest ; which was not frequent among them, while I was in the world. " I would describe to you my way of living, if any method could be called so in this country. I choose my companions among those of least consequence and most compliance...
Pagina 415 - Drown the world ! I am not content with despising it, but I would anger it, if I could with safety.
Pagina 165 - Tories return, you are at least sure of quiet. You know how well I loved both Lord Oxford and Bolingbroke, and how dear the Duke of Ormond is to me. Do you imagine I can be easy while their enemies are endeavouring to take off their heads?
Pagina 439 - WALPOLE, who expressed his desire of having seen you again before you left us ; he said he observed a willingness in you to live among us ; which I did not deny ; but at the same time told him, you had no such design in your coming this time, which was merely to...
Pagina 354 - He has seduced several of the hopefullest young clergymen and others here, many of them well provided for, and all of them in the fairest way of preferment ; but in England his conquests are greater, and I doubt will spread very far this winter.

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