The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 18

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Houghton Mifflin, 1884
 

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Pagina 415 - 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
Pagina 405 - 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 69 - I never knew him to want, but is hard for young men to keep, without abundance of ballast. If you are acquainted with the Duchess of Queensberry, I desire you will present her my most humble service ; I think she is a greater loser by the death of a friend than either of us. She seems a lady of excellent sense and spirits. 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.
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 123 - There are at least six or eight gentlemen of sense, learning, good humour, and taste, able and desirous to please you ; and orderly females, some of the better sort, to take care of you.
Pagina 54 - England is at an end. Indeed, he was the most amiable by far, his qualities were the gentlest, but I love you as well and as firmly. Would to God the man we have lost had not been so amiable, nor so good ! but that's a wish for our own sakes, not for his. Sure if innocence and integrity can deserve happiness, it must be his.
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 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 show 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...
Pagina 416 - 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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