The Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 7

G. Faulkner, 1751

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Pagina 47 - I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Pagina 121 - I ought to think, that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
Pagina 123 - I have made a maxim, that should be writ in letters of diamonds, that a wise man ought to have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Pagina 83 - I have often wished that God Almighty would be so easy to the weakness of mankind as to let old friends be acquainted in another state ; and if I were to write an Utopia for heaven, that would be one of my schemes.
Pagina 212 - It is not now indeed a time to think of myself, when one of the nearest and longest ties I have ever had, is broken all on a sudden by the unexpected death of poor Mr. Gay. An inflammatory fever hurried him out of this life in three days. He...
Pagina 185 - If your ramble," says Swift, in another letter, " was on horseback, I am glad of it, on account of your health ; but I know your arts of patching up a journey between stagecoaches and friends' coaches, for you are as arrant a cockney as any hosier in Cheapside.
Pagina 84 - I have a race of orderly elderly people of both sexes at command, who are of no consequence, and have gifts proper for attending us ; who can bawl when I am deaf, and tread softly when I am only giddy and would sleep.
Pagina 72 - That countenance with which it is received by some statesmen is delightful : I wish I could tell you how every single man looks upon it, to observe which has been my whole diversion this fortnight.
Pagina 60 - ... of any thing in this world, he is more than mortal; if ever he trifles, it must be when he turns a divine.
Pagina 6 - You are to understand that I live in the corner of a vast unfurnished house. My family consists of a steward, a groom, a helper in the stable, a footman, and an old maid, who are all at board wages, and when I do not dine abroad, or make an entertainment, which last is very rare, I eat a mutton-pie, and drink half a pint of wine. My amusements are defending my small dominions against the Archbishop, and endeavouring to reduce my rebellious choir.

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