The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems, Not Hitherto Published, Volume 9

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Página 297 - Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Página 118 - ... his green boughs, and left him a withered trunk : he then flies to art, and puts on a periwig, valuing himself upon an unnatural bundle of hairs, (all covered with powder,) that never grew on his head ; but now, should this our broomstick pretend to enter the...
Página 118 - THIS single stick, which you now behold ingloriously lying in that neglected corner, I once knew in a flourishing state in a forest; it was full of sap, full of leaves, and full of boughs; but now, in vain does the busy art of man pretend to...
Página 270 - This day, being Sunday, January 28th, 1727-8, about eight o'clock at night, a servant brought me a note, with an account of the death of the truest, most virtuous, and valuable friend, that I, or perhaps any other person ever was blessed with.
Página 357 - But every single character in Shakespeare is as much an individual, as those in life itself; it is as impossible to find any two alike; and such as from their relation or affinity in any respect appear most to be twins, will upon comparison be found remarkably distinct.
Página 357 - ... had all the speeches been printed without the very names of the persons, I believe one might have applied them with certainty to every speaker.
Página 219 - Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind. POPE. ' CENSURE,' says a late ingenious author, ' is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Página 333 - A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF GENTEEL AND INGENIOUS CONVERSATION, ACCORDING TO THE MOST POLITE MODE AND METHOD, NOW USED AT COURT, AND IN THE BEST COMPANIES OF ENGLAND.
Página 218 - The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet, when we want shoes.
Página 40 - But instead of giving you a list of the late refinements crept into our language, I here send you the copy of a letter I received some time ago from a most accomplished person in this way of writing, upon which I shall make some remarks. It is in these terms. "'SiR, "'I cou'dnt get the things you sent for all about Town. — I thot to ha come down myself, and then I'd ha' broufum; but I han't don't, and I believe I can't do't, that's pozz.

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