The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 13

J. Johnson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, Otridge and Son, J. Sewell, F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, R. Faulder, G. and J. Robinson, R. Lea, J. Nunn, W. Cuthell, T. Egerton, ... [and 12 others], 1801
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Pagina 444 - I am so stupid and confounded, that I cannot express the mortification I am under both in body and mind. All I caB say is, that I am not in torture; but I daily and hourly expect it. Pray let me know how your health is, and your family. I hardly understand one word I write. I am sure my days will be very few; few and miserable they must be.
Pagina 145 - I am at present in the 35 case of a man that was almost in harbour, and then blown back to sea — who has a reasonable hope of going to a good place, and an absolute certainty of leaving a very bad one. Not that I have any particular disgust at the world; for I have as great comfort in my own family and from the kindness of my friends as any man; but 40 the world, in the main, displeases me, and I have too true a presentiment of calamities that are to befall my country.
Pagina 254 - When I went out of town last autumn, the reigning madness was Farinelli * : I find it now turned on Pasquin, a dramatic satire on the times -\~. It has had almost as long a run as the Beggar's Opera ; but, in my opinion, not with equal merit, though it has humour.
Pagina 184 - Garth said he was glad when he was dying ; for he was weary of having his shoes pulled off and on. As for my part, I am resolved to make the remains of my life as easy as I can, and submit myself entirely to the will of God.
Pagina 327 - My sincere love for this valuable, indeed, incomparable man, will accompany him through life, and pursue his memory, were I to live a hundred lives, as many of his works will live ; which are absolutely original, unequalled, unexampled. His humanity, his charity, his condescension, his candour, are equal to his wit ;* and require as good and true a taste to be equally valued.
Pagina 123 - ... have hindered the success of one of your recommendations, and I have heartily repented of it since. The fellow wants morals, and, as I hear, decency, sometimes. You have had accounts, I presume, which will not leave you at a loss to guess whom I mean. Is there no hope left of seeing you once more in this island. I often wish myself out of it ; and I shall wish so much more, if it is impossible de voisiner (I know no English word to say the same thing) with you. Adieu, dear sir ; no man living...
Pagina 131 - Portique, that a philosopher was not to exempt himself from the duties of society, neither in the community to which he particularly belonged, nor in the great community of mankind. Mencius, and his master Confucius, were strange metaphysicians, but they were good moralists, and they divided their doctrines into three parts ; the duties of a man, as an individual, as a member of a family, and as a member of a state.
Pagina 21 - Curll (who is one of the new terrours of death) has been writing letters to every body for memoirs of his life. I was for sending him some, particularly, an account of his disgrace at court, which, I am sure, might have been made entertaining : by which I should have attained two ends at once, published truth, and got a rascal whipped for it.
Pagina 326 - I think any part of my correspondencies would do me a greater honour, and be really a greater pleasure to me, than what might preserve the memory how well we loved one another. I find the dean was not quite of the same opinion, or he would not, I think, have denied this.
Pagina 408 - I hope at least things will be better on Thursday *, else I shall be full of the spleen, because it is a day you seem to regard, although I detest it, and I read the third chapter of Job that morning ^-. I am deafer than when you saw me last, and indeed am quite cast down.

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