The Works of Jonathan Swift ... Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems, Not Hitherto Published, Volume 17

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Bickers & son, 1884
This work contains the works of Jonathan Swift, including previously unpublished letters, tracts, and poems.
 

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Página 8 - Our friend Gay is used as the friends of Tories are by Whigs, and generally by Tories too. Because he had humour he was supposed to have dealt with Dr. Swift ; in like manner as when any one had learning formerly he was thought to have dealt with the devil.
Página 10 - ... that any man can care for a hundred thousand people who never cared for one ? No ill-humoured man can ever be a patriot, any more than a friend. I designed to have left the following page for Dr. Arbuthnot to fill, but he is so touched with the...
Página 151 - If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Página 8 - I have often imagined to myself, that if ever all of us meet again, after so many varieties and changes, after so much of the old world and of the old man in each of us has been altered, that scarce a single thought of the one, any more than a single atom of the other, remains just the same; I have fancied, I say, that we should meet like the righteous in the millennium, quite in peace, divested of all our former passions, smiling at our past follies, and content to enjoy the kingdom of the just...
Página 165 - I am in my own farm," says he, "and here I shoot strong and tenacious roots: I have caught hold of the earth, to use a gardener's phrase, and neither my enemies nor my friends will find it an easy matter to transplant me again.
Página 186 - I NOW hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two haycocks, but his attention is somewhat diverted by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower.
Página 233 - ... 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.
Página 249 - I used to think sometimes formerly of old age and of death ; enough to prepare my mind ; not enough to anticipate sorrow, to dash the joys of youth, and to be all my life a dying. I find the benefit of this practice now, and shall find it more as I proceed on my journey ; little regret when I look backward, little apprehension when I look forward.
Página 80 - Dr. Arbuthnot likes the projectorst least ; others, you tell me, the flying island ; some think it wrong to be so hard upon whole bodies or corporations, yet the general opinion is, that reflections on particular persons are most to be blamed : so that in these cases, I think the best method is to let censure and opinion take their course.
Página 224 - As, when in tumults rise th' ignoble crowd, Mad are their motions, and their tongues are loud; And stones and brands in rattling volleys fly, And all the rustic arms that fury can supply: If then some grave and pious man appear, They hush their noise, and lend a list'ning ear; He soothes with sober words their angry mood, And quenches their innate desire of blood...

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