The Life of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

J. Murray, 1882 - 576 páginas

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Página 127 - Pray, sir, do you remember any good weather in the world?' The country gentleman, after staring a little at the singularity of his manner, and the oddity of the question, answered, ' Yes, sir, I thank God I remember a great deal of good weather in my time.
Página 312 - To like with less seraphic ends ; Or, to compound the business, whether They temper love and books together ; Must never to mankind be told, Nor shall the conscious Muse unfold.
Página 483 - I am so stupid and confounded, that I cannot express the mortification I am under both in body and mind. All I caB say is, that I am not in torture; but I daily and hourly expect it. Pray let me know how your health is, and your family. I hardly understand one word I write. I am sure my days will be very few; few and miserable they must be.
Página 406 - I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London that a young, healthy child well nursed is, at a year old, . a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.
Página 42 - To thee I owe that fatal bent of mind, Still to unhappy restless thoughts inclined ; To thee, what oft I vainly strive to hide, That scorn of fools, by fools mistook for pride...
Página 286 - I believe sleep was never more welcome to a weary traveller, than death was to her...
Página 464 - For we know by these marks the place of the damn'd : And HELL to be sure is at Paris or Rome. How happy for us that it is not at home ! THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.
Página 387 - In the Attic commonwealth,* it was the privilege and birth-right of every citizen and poet to rail aloud, and in public...
Página 445 - If he should travel about the country, he would have hecatombs of roasted oxen sacrificed to him.
Página 344 - Am I a freeman in England, and do I become a slave in six hours by crossing the channel...

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