The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

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G. Hamilton, J. Balfour, & L. Hunter, 1757
 

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Página 98 - But be sure they are qualities which your patron would be thought to have ; and, to prevent any...
Página 133 - And strike to dust th' imperial tow'rs of Troy; Steel could the works of mortal pride confound, And hew triumphal arches to the ground. What wonder then, fair nymph! thy hairs should feel The conqu'ring force of unresisted steel?
Página 151 - Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of readier change.
Página 156 - ... the best sense : it costs far more trouble to be admitted or continued in ill company than in good ; as the former have...
Página 174 - Bull, in the main, was an honest, plain-dealing fellow, choleric, bold, and of a very unconstant temper; he dreaded not old Lewis either at backsword, single falchion, or cudgel-play; but then he was very apt to quarrel with his best friends, especially if they pretended to govern him. If you flattered him you might lead him like a child.
Página 94 - The public are better judges of what is honourable than private men. The virtues of great men, like...
Página 139 - Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.
Página 97 - For a battle. Pick a large quantity of images and descriptions from Homer's Iliad, with a spice or two of Virgil, and if there remain any overplus, you may lay them by for a skirmish.
Página 79 - The PARANOMASIA, or PUN, where a word, like the tongue of a jack-daw, speaks twice as much by being split: as this of Mr. Dennis. Bullets, that wound, like Parthians as they fly |: or this excellent one of Mr.
Página 200 - If you persist in the bad measures you are now in, what must become of the three poor orphans ? My heart bleeds for the poor girls. John Bull: You are all very eloquent persons, but give me leave to tell you, you...

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