The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

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G. Hamilton, J. Balfour, & L. Hunter, 1766
 

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Seite 205 - This is the night of the funeral, which my sickness will not suffer me to attend. It is now nine at night ; and I am removed into another apartment, that I may not see the light in the church, which is just over against the window of my bed-chamber.
Seite 33 - I know nothing of except from the informations of others; but understanding men of both parties have assured me that, in this point, in their memory and judgment, he was never equalled.
Seite 204 - I prevailed with her and her dear friend and companion, the other lady, to draw what money they had into Ireland, a great part of their fortune being in annuities upon funds. Money was then ten per cent, in Ireland, besides the advantage of returning it, and all necessaries of life at half the price.
Seite 295 - When Solon and Lycurgus taught To moralize the human thought Of mad opinion's maze, To erring zeal they gave new laws, Thy charms, O Liberty, the cause That blends congenial rays.
Seite 203 - I, or perhaps any other person, ever was blessed with. She expired about six in the evening of this day; and as soon as I am left alone, which is about eleven at night, I resolve, for my own satisfaction, to say something of her life and character.
Seite 203 - She was sickly from her childhood until about the age of fifteen ; but then grew into perfect health, and was looked upon as one of the most beautiful, graceful, and agreeable young women in London, only a little too fat. Her hair was blacker than a raven, and every feature of her face in perfection.
Seite 228 - I should be exceedingly sorry to find the Legislature make any new laws against the practice of duelling ; because the methods are easy and many, for a wise man to avoid a quarrel with honour, or engage in it with innocence. And I can discover no political evil in suffering bullies, sharpers, and rakes to rid the world of each other by a method of their own, where the law hath not been able to find an expedient.
Seite 15 - ... for the order in general : That I knew it was necessary for their party, to make their bottom as wide as they could, by taking all denominations of Protestants to be members of their body : That I would not enter into the mutual reproaches made by the violent men on either side...
Seite 150 - Violent zeal for truth hath an hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.
Seite 14 - I first began to trouble myself with the difference between the principles of Whig and Tory ; having formerly employed myself in other, and I think much better speculations.

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