The works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift ... (Google eBook)

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C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, 1784
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Page 166 - Your good behaviour on this article will concern your whole community : deny the fact with all solemnity of imprecations : a hundred of your brethren, if they can be admitted, will attend about the bar, and be ready upon demand to give you a...
Page 289 - And what is yet worse, it is too well known that the bad consequence of this opinion affects those among us who are not the least liable to such reproaches farther than the misfortune of being born in Ireland, although of English parents, and whose education has been chiefly in that kingdom.
Page 167 - Holland shirt and white cap, crowned with a crimson or black ribbon : take leave cheerfully of all your friends in Newgate : mount the cart with courage; fall on your knees; lift up your eyes ; hold a book in your hands, although you cannot read a word ; deny the fact at the gallows ; kiss and forgive the hangman, and so farewell...
Page 361 - ... if the wisest man would at any time utter his thoughts in the crude indigested manner as they come into his head, he would be looked upon as raving mad.
Page 165 - To grow old in the office of a footman, is the highest of all indignities ; therefore, when you find years coming on, without hopes of a place at court, a command in the army, a succession to the stewardship, an employment in the revenue...
Page 166 - I directly advise you to go upon the road, which is the only post of honour left you ; there you will meet many of your old comrades, and live a short life and a merry one, and make a figure at your exit, wherein I will give you some instructions.
Page 375 - Beau Fielding, at fifty years old, when, in a quarrel upon the stage, he was run into his breast, which he opened and...

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