The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and poems, with notes, and a life of the author, by W. Scott, Volume 17

Constable, 1824

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Página 4 - I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities ; and all my love is toward individuals ; for instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Counsellor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one : 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 love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Página 160 - If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Página 184 - As for those scribblers for whom you apprehend I would suppress my Dulness, (which by the way, for the future, you are to call by a more pompous name The Dunciad,) how much that nest of hornets are my regard, will easily appear to you, when you read the Treatise of the Bathos.
Página 104 - Our Miscellany is now quite printed. I am prodigiously pleased with this joint volume, in which, methinks, we look like friends, side by side, serious and merry by turns, conversing interchangeably, and walking down hand in hand to posterity...
Página 5 - ... travels is erected ; and I never will have peace of mind, till all honest men are of my opinion: by consequence you are to embrace it immediately, and procure that all who deserve my esteem may do so too. 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.
Página 44 - ... familiar with those terrible words, applied to such a dear friend. Let her know, I have bought her a repeating gold watch, for her ease in winter nights. I designed to have surprised her with it ; but now I would have her know it, that she may see how my thoughts are always to make her easy.
Página 246 - ... 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 183 - Shall no one of us live as we wonld wish each other to live ? Shall he have no annuity, you no settlement on this side, and I no prospect of getting to you on the other...
Página 221 - When I went a lad to my mother, after the revolution, she brought me acquainted with a family where there •was a daughter with whom I was acquainted. My prudent mother was afraid I should be in love with her; but when I went to London, she married an inn-keeper in Loughborough, in that county, by whom she had several children, f The old mother died and left all that she had to her daughter aforesaid, separate from her husband.
Página 157 - ... all that we have now left to comfort us, is to hear that you are in good health. But why should we tell you what you know already ? The queen's * family is at last settled...

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