The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Band 14
W. Bowyer, C. Bathurst, W. Owen, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Davis, and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder and Company and B. Collins., 1768
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Seite 453 - as I and others were taking with him an evening walk, about, a mile out of Dublin, he stopped short; we passed on; but perceiving he did not follow us, I went back and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which in its uppermost branches was much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, ' I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top.
Seite 283 - 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 381 - CURATE'S COMPLAINT OF HARD DUTY. I MARCH'D three miles through scorching sand, With zeal in heart, and notes in hand : I rode four more to Great St Mary, Using four legs, when two were weary : To three fair virgins I did tie men, In the close bands of pleasing Hymen : I dipp'd two babes in holy water, And purify'd their mother after. Within an hour and eke a half, I preach'd three congregations deaf ; Where thundering out, with lungs long-winded, I chopp'd so fast, that few there minded.
Seite 382 - tis a shame For a parson, who should know better things, to come out with such a name. Knave in your teeth, Mr. Sheridan ! 'tis both a shame and a sin ; And the dean my master is an honester man than you and all your kin :He has more goodness in his little finger than you have in your whole body : My master is a parsonable man, and not a spindleshank'd hoddy doddy.
Seite 286 - 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 381 - And purified their mother after. Within an hour and eke a half, I preach'd three congregations deaf; Where, thundering out, with lungs long-winded, I chopp'd so fast, that few there minded. My emblem, the laborious sun, Saw all these mighty labours done Before one race of his was run. All this perform'd by Robert Hewit: What mortal else could e'er go through it!
Seite 366 - 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 230 - I profess, without any other design than that of entertaining myself when I am very idle, or when something goes amiss in my affairs.
Seite 276 - A friend of mine drew up a project of this kind during the late ministry, which would then have been put in execution, had it not been too busy a time for thoughts of that nature. As this project has been very much talked of by the gentleman abovementioned to men of the greatest genius as well as quality, I am informed there is now a design on foot for executing the...
Seite 452 - Few could so have written; true, and Fewer would. If it required great abilities to commit the fault, greater still would have saved him from it. But whence arise such warm advocates for such a performance? From hence, viz. before a character is established, merit makes fame; afterwards fame makes merit. Swift is not commended for this piece, but this piece for Swift. He has given us some beauties which deserve all our praise; and our comfort is, that his faults will not become common; for none can...