The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including the Whole of His Posthumous Pieces, Letters, &c, Volume 17

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Page 376 - Man, of which he has given this account to Dr. Swift. March 25, 1736. If ever I write any more Epistles in verse one of them shall be addressed to you. I have long concerted it, and begun it; but I would make what bears your name as finished as my last work ought to be, that is to say, more finished than any of the rest. The subject is large, and will divide into four Epistles, which naturally follow the Essay on Man, viz.
Page 59 - I am one of the governors of all the hackney coaches, carts, and carriages, round this town, who dare not insult me like your rascally waggoners or coachmen, but give me the way ; nor is there one lord or squire for a hundred of yours, to turn me out of the road, or run over me with their coaches and six...
Page 181 - Dec. 19, 1734. I AM truly sorry for any complaint you have, and it is in regard to the weakness of your eyes that I write (as well as print) in folio.
Page 183 - Imagination has no limits, and that is a sphere in which you may move on to eternity; but where one is confined to truth, or, to speak more like a human creature, to the appearances of truth, we soon find the shortness of our tether. Indeed by...
Page 355 - I have a thousand hats and blessings upon old scores, which those we call the Gentry have forgot. But I have not the love, or hardly the civility, of any one man in power or station ; and I can boast that I neither visit nor am acquainted with any Lord Temporal or Spiritual in the...
Page 58 - All my acquaintance tell me, they know not above three families where they can occasionally dine in a whole year : Dr Delany is the only gentleman I know, who keeps one certain day in the...
Page 378 - 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.
Page 29 - You say truly, that death is only terrible to us as it separates us from those we love, but I really think those have the worst of it who are left by us, if we are true friends. I have felt more (I fancy) in the loss of Mr.
Page 169 - I am afraid, my dear friend, we shall never see one another more in this world. I shall, to the last moment, preserve my love and esteem for you, being well assured you will never leave the paths of virtue and honour ; for all that is in this world is not worth the least deviation from the way.
Page 164 - I know your hand, though you did not mine in the Essay on Man.* I beg your pardon for not telling you, as I should, had you been in England ; but no secret can cross your Irish sea, and every clerk in the postoffice had known it.

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