The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 16

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C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer., 1765
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Page 101 - philofopher, with regard to money, titles, and power; and, for three years paft, hath been ftruck with a notion of founding an univerfity at Bermudas, by a charter from the Crown. He hath feduced feveral of the hopefulleft young clergymen and others here, many of them well provided for, and all of them in the
Page 326 - Who float upon the tide of ftate, Come hither, and behold your fate. Let pride be taught by this rebuke, How very mean a thing's a Duke; From all his ill-got honours flung, Turn'd to that dirt from whence he fprung. ^ * AN • •\ EPITAPH ON
Page 218 - expecting they would come to fome ****#*-[-. But I followed them to Windfor; where my Lord Bolingbroke told me, that my fcheme had come to nothing. Things went on at the fame rate: They grew more eftranged every day. My Lord Treafurer found his credit daily declining. In May before the Queen died, I had my
Page 325 - He'd wifh to fleep a little longer. And could he be indeed fo old As by the news-papers we're told ? Threefcore, I think, is pretty high ; 'Twas time in confcience he fhould die. This world he cumber'd long enough ; He burnt his candle to the fnuff; And that's the reafon, fome folks think, He left behind fo great
Page 41 - party, whom I have not been fo bold as to recommend often and with earneftnefs to them. For, I think, principles at prefent are quite out of the cafe, and that we difpute wholly about perfons. In thefe laft you and I differ ; but in the other, I think, we agree: For I have in print
Page 281 - be kind. In your own heart you'll reap the fruit, Tho' I continue ftill a brute. But when I once am out of pain, I promife to be good again : Meantime your other jufter friends Shall for my follies make amends: So may we long continue thus, Admiring you, you pitying us. ON
Page 220 - the world, although I had no obligation to him on the fcore of preferment, having been driven to this wretched kingdom, to which I was almoil a ftranger, by his want of power to keep me in what I ought to call my own country; although I happened to be
Page 218 - of the peace. When I returned to England, I found their quarrels and coldnefs encreafed. I laboured to reconcile them as much as I was able: I contrived to bring them to my Lord Mafham's, at St. James's: My Lord and Lady Mafham left us together. I
Page 57 - And the misfortune is ftill the greater, becaufe I always loved you juft fo much the worfe for your ftation. For, in your public capacity, you have often angered me to the heart; but, as a private man, never once. So that, if I only look towards myfelf, I could wifh you a private man to-morrow. For, I have nothing to
Page 42 - You cannot but remember, that, in the only thing I ever publifhed with my name, I took care to celebrate you as much as I could, and in as handfome a manner, though it was in a letter to the prefent Lord Treafurer. LETTER XIX. To Lord Treafurer OXFORD. > On the Death of

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