The Life of Jonathan Swift

Harper, 1876 - 487 pagina's

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Pagina 108 - ... instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
Pagina 228 - ... that the chief day for traders to sum up the accounts of the week, and for lawyers to prepare their briefs? But I would fain know how it can be pretended that the churches are misapplied? Where are more appointments and rendezvouses of gallantry?
Pagina 352 - He is without the sense of shame, or glory, as some men are without the sense of smelling ; and therefore, a good name to him, is no more than a precious ointment would be, to these.
Pagina 165 - Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe how much it altered her person for the worse.
Pagina 148 - I'll teach you a way to outwit Mrs Johnson : it is a new-fashioned way of being witty, and they call it a bite. You must ask a bantering question, or tell some damned lie in a serious manner, and then she will answer or speak as if you were in earnest : and then cry you,
Pagina 332 - I believe never any thing was compassed so soon : and purely done by my personal credit with Mr. Harley ; who is so excessively obliging, that I know not what to make of it, unless to show the rascals of the other party, that they used a man unworthily who had deserved better.
Pagina 127 - I never stirr'd out of this place!" "Nay," said I, "I had it in Lady Betty's chamber, that's a plain case." So Mary got me to bed, and cover'd me up warm: However, she stole away my garters, that I might do myself no harm. So I tumbled and...
Pagina 129 - ... in a condition to offer you : That, if your health and my fortune were as they ought, I would prefer you above all your sex ; but that, in the present condition of both, I thought it was against your opinion, and would certainly make you unhappy : That, had you any other offers which your friends or yourself thought more to your advantage, I should think I were very unjust to be an obstacle in your way.
Pagina 286 - ... Government come over, you will find all marks of kindness from any Parliament here, with respect to your employment ; the Tories contending with the Whigs which should speak best of you.
Pagina 174 - ... as intending to address him. They were all eager to hear what this dumb mad parson had to say, and immediately quitted their seats to get near him. Swift went up to the country gentleman, and in a very abrupt manner, without any previous salute, asked him, 'Pray, sir, do you...

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