Swift, Volumen8

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Macmillan and Company, 1882 - 209 páginas
 

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Página 207 - Here shift the scene, to represent How those I love, my death lament. Poor Pope will grieve a month ; and Gay A week; and Arbuthnot a day. St. John himself will scarce forbear, To bite his pen, and drop a tear. The rest will give a shrug and cry, I'm sorry; but we all must die.
Página 179 - I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin, that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Página 8 - Ah, sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit; so I disregarded all power and all authority.
Página 29 - She was sickly from her childhood until about the age of fifteen ; but then grew into perfect health, and was looked upon as one of the most beautiful, graceful, and agreeable young women in London, only a little too fat. Her hair was blacker than a raven, and every feature of her face in perfection.
Página 207 - He gave the little wealth he had, To build a house for fools and mad: And showed by one satiric touch, No nation wanted it so much: That kingdom he hath left his debtor, I wish it soon may have a better.
Página 103 - I took Parnell this morning, and we walked to see poor Harrison. I had the hundred pounds in my pocket. I told Parnell I was afraid to knock at the door; my mind misgave me. I knocked, and his man in tears told me his master was dead an hour before.
Página 71 - Swift ; A clergyman of special note For shunning those of his own coat ; Which made his brethren of the gown Take care betimes to run him down...
Página 101 - Dr. Swift was the principal man of talk and business, and acted as a master of requests. He was soliciting the Earl of Arran, to speak to his brother the Duke of Ormond, to get a chaplain's place established in the garrison of Hull for Mr. Fiddes, a clergyman in that neighbourhood, who had lately been in jail, and published sermons. to pay fees.
Página 95 - Tis (let me see) three years and more (October next it will be four) Since Harley bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble friend; Would take me in his coach to chat, And question me of this and that; As,
Página 130 - If you are very happy, it is ill-natured of you not to tell me so, except 'tis what is inconsistent with mine...

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