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" I need only tell you, that this ill-starred, good-natured, improvident man returned to Dublin, unhinged from all favour at court, and even banished from the castle. But still he remained a punster, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day passed without... "
Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern - Page 299
by Eccentric biography - 1801
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Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift: dean of St. Patrick ...

John Boyle Orrery (Earl of) - Literary Criticism - 1752 - 337 pages
...from the caftle. But frill he remained a punfter, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day pafled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddle-ftick were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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Remarks on the Life and writings of dr. Jonathan Swift

John Boyle (5th earl of Cork and Orrery.) - 1752
...from the caftle. But Hill he remained a punfter, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day pafled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddle-flick were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 5

Theophilus Cibber, Thomas Coxeter - Poets, English - 1753
...from the Caftle : But ftill he remained a punfter, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day pafted without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddle-flick were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...from the caftle. But ftill h'e remained a ptmfter, aquibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day pilled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftick were in continual motion; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 8

Jonathan Swift - English literature - 1761
...from the caftle. But ftil! he remained a punfier, a quibbler, a fidlcr, and a wit. Mat a day pa fled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftick were in continual motion; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give eredit In the...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin ..., Volume 18

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1784
...from the callle. But Hill he remained a pnnfter, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day palled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftkk were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give eredit to the...
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Encyclopędia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts ..., Volume 17, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Reference - 1797
...punfter, a qaibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day Sheriff. Commentafin, vol i P- 339i day pifTed without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftick were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpoft, i: we may give credit to the...
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A new and general biographical dictionary: containing an historical and ...

William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares - Biography - 1798
...from the caftle. But ftill he remained a punfter, aquibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day pafled without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftick were in continual motion, and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by ...

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...from the cadle. But ftill he remained a punfter, a qtiibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day paffed without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddleftick were in continual motion ; and yet to little or no purpofe, if we may give credit to the...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H

David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...still he remained a punster, " a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. " Not a day passed without a re" bus, an anagram, or a madrigal. **" His pen and his fiddlestick...purpose, if we may " give credit to the following " verses, which shall serve as the " conclusion of his poetical cha" racier : " With music and poetry...
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