The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Volume 17

W. Durell, 1813

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Página 253 - 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...
Página 233 - A bishop here said the book was full of improbable lies, and for his part he hardly believed a word of it ; and so much for Gulliver.
Página 213 - It is 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...
Página 231 - Motte * received the copy (he tells me) he knew not from whence, nor from whom, dropped at his house in the dark, from a hackney-coach : by computing the time, I found it was after you left England, so, for my part, I suspend my judgment.
Página 213 - Upon this great foundation of misanthropy (though not in Timon's manner) the whole building of my travels is erected ; and I never will have peace of mind till all honest men are of my opinion...
Página 198 - Bath, all peccant humours, he finds, are purged out of him ; and his great temperance and eco* nomy are so signal, that the first is fit for my constitution, and the latter would enable you to lay up so much money ,as to buy a bishopric in England. As to...
Página 212 - I dare say always will remember,) Dr. Arbuthnot, is at this time ill of a very dangerous distemper, an imposthume in the bowels ; which is broke, but the event is very uncertain. Whatever that be, (he bids me tell you, and I write this by him,) he lives or dies your faithful friend ; and one reason he has to desire a little longer life is, the wish to see you once more.
Página 162 - London to the deanery, through many nations and languages unknown to the civilised world. And I have often reflected in how few hours, with a swift horse or a strong gale, a man may come among a people as unknown to him as the antipodes.
Página 12 - I am now to mention his errand. He is an absolute philosopher, with regard to money, titles, and power, and for three years past has been struck with a notion of founding a University at Bermudas, by a charter from the Crown.
Página 12 - Indian scholars and missionaries; where he most exorbitantly proposes a whole hundred pounds a year for himself, forty pounds for a fellow, and ten for a student. His heart will break if his deanery be not taken from him, and left to your Excellency's disposal.

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