The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and poems, with notes, and a life of the author, by W. Scott, Volume 2

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Page 154 - He'd rather choose that I should die Than his prediction prove a lie : Not one foretells I shall recover, But all agree to give me over. Yet should some neighbour feel a pain Just in the parts where I complain, How many a message would he send ? What hearty prayers that I should mend?
Page 391 - I think Mr. St. John the greatest young man I ever knew ; wit, capacity, ,' beauty, quickness of apprehension, good learning, and an excellent taste ; the best orator in the house of commons, admirable conversation, good nature, and good manners ; generous, and a despiser of money...
Page 313 - There was a Drawing-room to-day at Court; but so few company, that the Queen sent for us into her bed-chamber, where we made our bows, and stood about twenty of us round the room, while she looked at us round with her fan in her mouth, and once a minute said about three words to some that were nearest her, and then she was told dinner was ready, and went out.
Page 207 - I called at Mr Secretary, to see what the D — ailed him on Sunday ; I made him a very proper speech, told him I observed he was much out of temper : that I did not expect he would tell me the cause, but would be glad to see he was in better ; and one thing I warned him of, never to appear cold to me, for I would not be treated like a schoolboy ; that I had felt too much of that in my life already...
Page 234 - tis often very pretty. Yesterday it was made of a noble hint I gave him long ago for his Tatlers, about an Indian supposed to write his travels into England. I repent he ever had it. I intended to have written a book on that subject. I believe he has spent it all in one paper, and all the under hints there are mine too ; but I never see him or Addison.
Page 11 - I thought I saw Jack Temple and his wife pass by me to-day in their coach ; but I took no notice of them. I am glad I have wholly shaken off that family.
Page 346 - Then you discover the brightness of his mind and the strength of his judgment, accompanied with the most graceful mirth. In a word, by this enlivening aid, he is whatever is polite, instructive, and diverting. What makes him still more agreeable is, that he tells a story, serious or comical, with as much delicacy of humour as Cervantes himself.
Page 143 - Presto, who has not had one happy day since he left you, as hope saved. — It is the last sally I will ever make, but I hope it will turn to some account. I have done more for these, * and I think they are more honest than the last ; however, I will not be disappointed. I would make MD and me easy ; and I never desired more.
Page 153 - We are here in as smart a frost for the time as I have seen ; delicate walking weather, and the Canal and Rosamond's Pond full of the rabble sliding and with skates, if you know what those are.
Page 143 - I always find them as easy and disengaged as schoolboys on a holiday. Harley has the procuring of five or six millions on...

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