The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

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John Nichols
W. Durell, 1813
 

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Page 148 - Square ; but the porter could hardly answer for tears, and a great rabble was about the house. In short, they fought at seven this morning.
Page 69 - Poor Mrs Manley, the author, is very ill of a dropsy and sore leg ; the printer tells me he is afraid she cannot live long. I am heartily sorry for her ; she has very generous principles for one of her sort; and a great deal of good sense and invention : she is about forty, very homely, and very fat.
Page 230 - Lewis's office, came to me, and said many things too long to repeat. I told him I had nothing to do but go to Ireland immediately; for I could not, with any reputation, stay longer here, unless I had something honourable immediately given to me.
Page 149 - Mohun gave the affront, and yet sent the challenge. I am infinitely concerned for the poor duke, who was a frank, honest, good-natured man. I loved him very well, and I think he loved me better. He had the greatest mind in the world to have me go with him to France, but durst not tell it me ; and those he did tell said I could not be spared, which was true.
Page 52 - I knew not what to do; for I never had a long periwig in my life ; and I have sent to all my valets and footmen to see whether any of them have one, that I might borrow it; but none of them has any.
Page 149 - I am told that a footman of lord Mohun's stabbed duke Hamilton, and some say Macartney did so too. Mohun gave the affront, and yet sent the challenge. I am infinitely concerned for the poor duke, who was a frank, honest, good-natured man. I loved him very well, and I think he loved me better.
Page 149 - ... to be a greater loser in all regards. She has moved my very soul. The lodging was inconvenient, and they would have removed her to another ; but I would not suffer it, because it had no room backward, and she must have been tortured with the noise of the Grub street screamers mentioning her husband's murder in her ears.
Page 242 - I retired hither for the public good, having two great works in hand : * one to reduce the whole politeness, wit, humour, and style of England into a short system, for the use of all persons of quality, and particularly the maids of honour.
Page 43 - I called at noon at Mrs Masham's, who desired me not to let the Prophecy be published, for fear of angering the Queen about the Duchess of Somerset ; so I writ to the printer to stop them. They have been printed and given about, but not sold.
Page 47 - I desired my Lord Radnor's brother to let my lord know I would call on him at six, which I did; and was arguing with him three hours to bring him over to us; and I spoke so closely, that I believe he will be tractable. But he is a scoundrel ; and though I said I only talked from my love to him, I told a lie ; for I did not care if he were hanged: but every one gained over is of consequence.

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