The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volumen19

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J. Johnson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, Otridge and Son, J. Sewell, F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, R. Faulder, G. and J. Robinson, R. Lea, J. Nunn, W. Cuthell, T. Egerton, ... [and 12 others], 1801

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Página 199 - His Tale of a Tub has little resemblance to his other pieces. It exhibits a vehemence and rapidity of mind, a copiousness of images, and vivacity of diction, such as he afterwards never possessed, or never exerted. It is of a mode so distinct and peculiar, that it must be considered by itself; what is true of that, is not true of any thing else which he has written.
Página 199 - He studied purity ; and though, perhaps, all his strictures are not exact, yet it is not often that solecisms can be found ; and whoever depends on his authority may generally conclude himself safe. His sentences are never too much dilated or contracted...
Página 214 - Three years afterwards (1704) was published the Tale of a Tub. Of this book charity may be persuaded to think that it might be written, by a man of a peculiar character, without ill intention ; but it is certainly of dangerous example.
Página 203 - I'll tell you one that first comes into my head. One evening, Gay and I went to see him: you know how intimately we were all acquainted. On our coming in, 'Heyday, gentlemen (says the Doctor), what's the meaning of this visit ? How came you to leave all the great Lords, that you are so fond of, to come hither to see a poor Dean ? ' — Because we would rather see you than any of them.
Página 204 - ... have drank with me. A bottle of wine, two shillings — two and two is four, and one is five : just two and sixpence a-piece. There, Pope, there's half a crown for you, and there's another for you, sir ; for I won't save anything by you, I am determined.
Página 202 - ... it will perhaps appear, that he only liked one mode of expense better than another, and saved merely that he might have something to give. He did not grow rich by injuring his successors, but left both Laracor and the Deanery more valuable than he found them.
Página 204 - But if you had supped with me, as in all reason you ought to have done, you must then have drank with me.
Página 22 - he shall not begin to print till I have a thousand guineas for him.' Lord Treasurer, after leaving the Queen, came through the room, beckoning Dr. Swift to follow him, — both went off just before prayers.
Página 21 - He was soliciting the Earl of Arran to speak to his brother, the Duke of Ormond, to get a chaplain's place established in the garrison of Hull for Mr. Fiddes, a clergyman in that neighborhood who had lately been in jail, and published sermons to pay fees.
Página 43 - ... success, and for his choice of me to take care of his posthumous writings. But, I hope you will not charge my living in his family as an obligation, for I was educated to little purpose if I retired to his house, on any other motives fives than the benefit of his conversation and advice, and the opportunity of pursuing my studies.

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