The works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 5

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Page 136 - And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Page 134 - For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
Page 81 - But although the devil be the father of lies, he seems, like other great inventors, to have lost much of his reputation, by the continual improvements that have been made upon him.
Page 135 - But these men come, with the spirit of shopkeepers, to frame rules for the administration of kingdoms; or, as if they thought the whole art of government consisted in the importation of nutmegs, and the curing of herrings.
Page 60 - It will no doubt be a mighty comfort to our grand-children, when they see a few rags hung up in Westminster Hall which cost a hundred millions, whereof they are paying the arrears, to boast as beggars do that their grandfathers were rich and great.
Page 260 - I am apt to think, it was to supply such defects as these, that satire was first introduced into the world ; whereby those whom neither religion, nor natural virtue, nor fear of punishment, were able to keep within the bounds of their duty, might be withheld by the shame of having their crimes exposed to open view in the strongest colours, and themselves rendered odious to mankind.
Page 76 - Revolution, consisting either of generals and colonels, or of such whose whole fortunes lie in funds and stocks : so that power, which according to the old maxim, was used to follow land, is now gone over to money...
Page 112 - However, if these papers, reduced into a more durable form, should happen to live till our grand-children be men, I hope they may have curiosity enough to consult annals, and compare dates, in order to find out...
Page 166 - Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill, .according to the prayer of the said petition ; and that Mr. Lechmere * do prepare and bring in the same.

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