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Page 456 - Clonmel, sole executors of this my last will and testament : And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testaments by me...
Page 326 - 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.
Page 421 - It is impossible to describe what I have suffered since I saw you last. I am sure I could have borne the rack much better than those killing, killing words of yours. Sometimes I have resolved to die without seeing you more ; but those resolves, to your misfortune, did not last long. For there is something in human nature, that prompts one so to find relief in this world, I must give way to it : and beg...
Page 289 - The Duchess of Marlborough makes great court to me ; but I am too old for her mind and body...
Page 17 - My understanding indeed, such as it is, is extended rather than diminished ; I see things more in the whole, more consistent, and more clearly deduced from, and related to each other. But what I gain on the side of philosophy, I lose on the side of poetry ; the flowers are gone when the fruits begin to ripen, and the fruits perhaps will never ripen perfectly.
Page 442 - I have worn on my days in sighing, and my nights with watching and thinking of , who thinks not of me. How many letters must I send you before I shall receive an answer ? Can you deny me in my misery the only comfort which I can expect at present ? Oh ! that I could hope to see you here, or that I could go to you.
Page 119 - I neither visit nor am acquainted with any lord, temporal or spiritual, in the whole kingdom ; ' nor am able to do the least good office to the most deserving man, except what I can dispose of in my own cathedral upon a vacancy. What has sunk my spirits more than even years and sickness, is reflecting on the most execrable corruptions that run through every branch of public management.
Page 424 - ... and more, I assure you. Come at what time you please, you can never fail of being very well received.] TO MISS VANHOMRIGH.* IP you write as you do, I shall come the seldomer, on purpose to be pleased with your letters, which I never look into without wondering how a brat who cannot read can possibly write so well.
Page 19 - For God's sake, why should not you (that are a step higher than a Philosopher, a Divine, yet have too much grace and wit than to be a Bishop) e'en give all you have to the poor of Ireland (for whom you have already done every thing else), so quit the place, and live and die with me ? And let Tales animte Concordes be our Motto and our Epitaph.
Page 18 - I can afford room for yourself and two servants ; I have indeed room enough, nothing but myself at home. The kind and hearty housewife is dead ! the agreeable and instructive neighbour is gone ! Yet my house is enlarged, and the gardens extend and flourish, as knowing nothing of the guests they have lost. I have more fruit-trees and kitchen-garden than you have any thought of : nay, I have good melons and pineapples of my own growth.