The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Band 8

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Seite 107 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Seite 78 - MADAM, — The hurry and impertinence of receiving and paying visits on account of your marriage being now over, you are beginning to enter into a course of life, where you will want much advice to divert you from falling into many errors, fopperies, and follies, to which your sex is subject.
Seite 232 - It is true, that great minister was demonstratively convinced, and publicly owned his conviction, that Mr. Gay was not the author; but having lain under the suspicion...
Seite 45 - Of such mighty importance every man is to himself, and ready to think he is so to others ; without once making this easy and obvious reflection, that his affairs can have no more weight with other men, than theirs have with him ; and how little that is, he is sensible enough.
Seite 174 - ... bodies towards the mountain from whence they heard the sound, which still grew sweeter, the more they listened to it. On a sudden methought this select band sprang forward, with a resolution to climb the ascent, and follow the call of that heavenly music.
Seite 84 - As little respect as I have for the generality of your sex, it has sometimes moved me with pity to see the Jady of the house forced to withdraw immediately after dinner, and this in families where there is not much drinking; as if it. were an established maxim, that women are incapable of all conversation.
Seite 183 - This letter is in every point an admirable pattern of the present polite way of writing; nor is it of less authority for being an epistle. You may gather every flower in it, with a thousand more of equal sweetness, from the books, pamphlets, and single papers offered us every day in the coffeehouses: and these are the beauties introduced to supply the want of wit, sense, humour, and learning, which formerly were looked upon as qualifications for a writer.
Seite 216 - ... and is in several places hewn out into pillars, that stand like the trunks of so many trees bound about the top with garlands of leaves. It is probable that when this great work was begun, which must have been many hundred years ago, there was some religion among this people, for they give it the name of a temple, and have a tradition that it was designed for men to pay their devotion in.
Seite 231 - ... prompting men of genius and virtue, to mend the world as far as they are able. And as both these ends are innocent, so the latter is highly commendable. With regard to the former, I demand whether I have not as good a title to laugh, as men have to be ridiculous, and to expose vice, as another hath to be vicious. If I ridicule the follies and corruptions of a court, a ministry, or a senate ; are they not amply paid by pensions, titles, and power, while I expect and desire no other reward, than...
Seite 234 - It shows the miserable lives, and the constant fate, of those abandoned wretches : for how little they sell their lives and souls ; betrayed by their whores, their comrades, and the receivers and purchasers of those thefts and robberies.

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