The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Volumen1

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Página 229 - 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.
Página 116 - than I can say ; I never remember any " weather that was not too hot, or too cold ; too wet, " or too dry ; but, however God Almighty contrives " it, at the end of the year tis all very well.
Página 139 - Don't you remember how I used to be in pain when Sir William Temple would look cold and out of humour for three or four days, and I used to suspect a hundred reasons. I have plucked up my spirit since then, faith ; he spoiled a fine gentleman.
Página 242 - I was to see a poor poet, one Mr Diaper, in a nasty garret, very sick. I gave him twenty guineas from Lord Bolingbroke, and disposed the other sixty to two other authors...
Página 313 - 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.
Página 314 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.
Página 209 - I take nothing ill of him but his not giving me timely notice, as he promised to do, if he found the Queen would do nothing for me.
Página 267 - ... author's design was to bring in the Pretender; although there was not a single syllable of party in the whole treatise, and although it was known that the most eminent of those who professed his own principles, publicly disallowed his proceedings.
Página 136 - MD's letter ? one of these oddcome-shortlies. This is a week old, you see, and no farther yet. Mr Harley desired I would dine with him again today ; but I refused him, for I fell out with him yesterday, and will not see him again till he makes me amends ; and so I go to bed.
Página 295 - Motte 8 received the copy (he tells me) he knew not from whence, nor from whom, dropped at his house in the dark, from a hackney coach : by computing the time, I found it was after you left England, so, for my part, I suspend my judgment.

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