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Page 28 - A Bishop here said that book was full of improbable lies, and for his part, he hardly believed a word of it; and so much for Gulliver.
Page 171 - I will further tell you, that all my endeavours, from a boy, to distinguish myself, were only for want of a great title and fortune, that I might be used like a Lord by those who have an opinion of my parts — whether right or wrong, it is no great matter, and so the reputation of wit or great learning does the office of a blue ribbon, or of a coach and six horses.
Page 195 - I loved you almost twenty years ago ; I thought of you as well as I do now ; better was beyond the power of conception ; or, to avoid an equivoque, beyond the extent of my ideas.
Page 170 - I have read my friend Congreve's verses to Lord Cobham, which end with a vile and false moral, and I remember is not in Horace to Tibullus which he imitates, that all times are equally virtuous and vicious, wherein he differs from all poets, philosophers, and Christians that ever writ.
Page 249 - Go, and he goeth, and Do this, and he doth it. I now hate all people whom I cannot command, and consequently a Duchess is at this time the hatefullest lady in the world to me, one only excepted, and I beg her Grace's pardon for that exception; for, in the way I mean, her Grace is ten thousand times more hateful.
Page 181 - I used to think sometimes formerly of old age and of death ; enough to prepare my mind ; not enough to anticipate sorrow, to dash the joys of youth, and to be all my life a dying.
Page 128 - I desire you to read over the text, and make a few in any way you like...
Page 29 - I hope you will represent to the ministry in my favour as a point of merit ; so farewell till I return. I am come back, and have deprived the parson, who, by a law here, is to be hanged the next couple he marries ; he declared to us that he resolved to be hanged, only desired that when he was to go to the gallows the archbishop would take off his excommunication.
Page 108 - Here is an ingenious goodhumoured physician, a fine gentleman, an excellent scholar, easy in his fortunes, kind to everybody, has abundance of friends, entertains them often and liberally. They pass the evening with him at cards, with plenty of good meat and wine, eight or a dozen together. He loves them all, and they him.