The Works of Jonathan Swift ...

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G. Bell and Sons, 1900

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Página 37 - An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Página 91 - Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons do in the name of all the people aforesaid most humbly and faithfully submit themselves, their heirs and posterities for ever...
Página 307 - Supposing then that you had it in your choice to be happy all the while this prodigious mass of sand was consuming by this slow method till there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after ? Or, supposing that you might be happy for ever after on condition you would be miserable till the whole mass of sand were thus annihilated at the rate of one sand in a thousand years : which of these two cases would you make your choice...
Página 133 - 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.
Página 131 - For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
Página 3 - ... we cannot yet say that any of them have come up to the beauties of the original, I think we may venture to affirm, that every one of them writes and thinks much more justly than they did some time since.
Página 303 - WHEN the four Indian kings were in this country, about a twelvemonth ago, I often mixed with the rabble and followed them a whole day together, being wonderfully struck with the sight of every^ thing that is new or uncommon. I have, since their departure, employed a friend to make many inquiries of their landlord the upholsterer, relating to their manners and conversation,, as also concerning the remarks which they made in this country: for, next to the forming...
Página 37 - Naunton, Osborn, Daniel the historian, and several others who writ later ; but being men of the court, and affecting the phrases then in fashion, they are often either not to be understood, or appear perfectly ridiculous. " What remedies are to be applied to these evils, I have not room to consider, having, I fear, already taken up most of your paper. Besides, I think it is our office only to represent abuses, and yours to redress them. I am, with great respect, SIR, " Yours,
Página 304 - ... that is new or uncommon. I have, since their departure, employed a friend to make many inquiries of their landlord the upholsterer relating to their manners and conversation, as also concerning the remarks which they made in this country : for next to the forming a right notion of such strangers I should be desirous of learning what ideas they have conceived of us.
Página 320 - I am glad to hear there are no weightier objections against that reverend body, planted in this city, and I wish there never may. But I should be very sorry that any of them should be so weak, as to imitate a court chaplain in England, who preached against the

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