Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D. D.: Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends : from the Year 1703 to 1740, Volume 5

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T. Davies [and 4 others], 1768
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Page 212 - I saw Prince Eugene to-day at court : I don't think him an ugly faced fellow, but well enough, and a good shape.
Page 342 - The cold weather, I suppose, has gathered together Dr. Delany's set: the next time you meet, may I beg the favour to make my compliments acceptable ? I recollect no entertainment with so much, pleasure, as what I received from that company ; it has made me very sincerely lament the many hours of my life that I have lost in insignificant conversation.
Page 17 - We have a music meeting in our town to-night. I went to the rehearsal of it, and there was Margarita and her sister, and another drab, and a parcel of fiddlers; I was weary, and would not go to the meeting, which I am sorry for, because I heard it was a great assembly.
Page 13 - The queen was abroad to-day in order to hunt, but finding it disposed to rain, she kept in her coach; she hunts in a chaise with one horse, which she drives herself, and drives furiously, like Jehu, and is a mighty hunter, like Nimrod.
Page 242 - Aeolus has made a strange revolution in the rooks' nests; but I say no more, for it is dangerous to meddle with things above us. I desire your absence heartily; for now I live in great state, and the cook comes in to know what I please to have for dinner; I ask, very gravely, what is in the house, and accordingly give orders for a dish of pigeons, or etc.
Page 16 - ... after the wheat in such a field ; he went to visit his hounds, and knew all their names ; he and his lady saw me to my chamber just in the country fashion. His house...

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