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

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Printed for 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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Page 210 - And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel ? God forbid : as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground ; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
Page 48 - It happens to very few men, in any age or country, to come into the world with so many advantages of nature and fortune, as the late Secretary Bolingbroke : Descended from the best families in England, heir to a great patrimonial estate, of a sound constitution, and a most graceful, amiable person : But all these, had they been of equal value, were infinitely...
Page 22 - ... for the order in general : That I knew it was necessary for their party, to make their bottom as wide as they could, by taking all denominations of Protestants to be members of their body : That I would not enter into the mutual reproaches made by the violent men on either side; but that the connivance or encouragement given by the Whigs to those writers of pamphlets who reflected upon the whole body of the clergy, without any exception, -would unite the church to one man to oppose them, and...
Page 208 - I confess myself to be touched with a very sensible pleasure, when I hear of a mortality in any country parish or village, where the wretches are forced, to pay for a filthy cabin, and two ridges of potatoes, treble the worth; brought up to steal or beg, for want of work; to whom death would be the best thing to be wished for, on account both of themselves and the public*.
Page 271 - I fuppofe this wilf have not much more. But the heart of this people is waxed grofs, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have clofed.
Page 21 - I found myself much inclined to be what they called a Whig in politics ; and that, besides, I thought it impossible, upon any other principle, to defend, or submit to, the Revolution : but, as to religion, I confessed myself to be a high churchman, and that I did not conceive how any one, who wore the habit of a clergyman, could be otherwise.
Page 34 - Guiscard intended the blow against him ;" which if it were true, the consequence must be, that Mr St John had all the merit, while Mr Harley remained with nothing but the danger and the pain.
Page 21 - I first began to trouble myself with the difference between the principles of Whig and Tory ; having formerly employed myself in other, and I think much better speculations.

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