The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Accurately Revised, in Twelve Volumes. Adorned with Copper-plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory, Band 14
C. Bathurst, T. Osborne, W. Bowyer, J. Hinton, W. Strahan, B. Collins, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Davis and C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley., 1765
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Seite 214 - 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 221 - ... cold temper and unconfined humour is a much greater hindrance than any fear of that which is the subject of your letter. I shall speak plainly to you, that the very ordinary observations I made with going half a mile beyond the university, have taught me experience enough not to think of marriage till I settle my fortune in the world, which I am sure will not be in some years ; and even then itself, I am so hard to please, that I suppose I shall put it off to the other world.
Seite 238 - 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 293 - His brace of puppies how they stuff, And they must have three meals a day, Yet never think they get enough; His horses too eat all our hay. Oh! if I could, how I would maul His tallow face and wainscot paws, His beetle brows and eyes of wall, And make him soon give up the cause.
Seite 216 - There is a pedantry in manners, as in all arts and sciences; and sometimes in trades. Pedantry is properly the over-rating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.
Seite 218 - ... in a great compass of knowledge; no less than that of dancing, fighting, gaming, making the circle of Italy, riding the great horse, and speaking French; not to mention some other secondary or subaltern accomplishments, which are more easily acquired.
Seite 220 - ... rest; who look upon them not only as if they were matters capable of admitting of choice, but even as points of importance ; and...
Seite 261 - The Chriftian rites I introduc'd in vain : Lo ! infidelity return'd again ! Freedom and virtue in thy fons I found, Who now in vice and flavery are drown'd. By faith and prayer, this crofier in my hand, I drove the venom'd ferpent from thy land ; The fhepherd in his bower might fleep or fing*, Nor dread the adder's tooth, nor fcorpion's fting. With omens oft' I ftrove to warn thy fwains, Omens, the types of thy impending chains.
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