The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen Volumes. ...

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John Donadlson [sic], London, 1774

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Page 234 - It is no loss of honour to submit to the lion, but who, with the figure of a man, can think with patience of being devoured alive by a rat.
Page 231 - I have heard of a man who had a mind to sell his house, and therefore carried a piece of brick in his pocket, which he showed as a pattern to encourage purchasers : and this is directly the case in point with Mr. Wood's assay.
Page 248 - Were not the people of Ireland born as free as those of England? How have they forfeited their freedom? Is not their Parliament as fair a representative of the people as that of England?
Page 231 - To which if I were to answer, it should be thus : — " Let Mr. Wood, and his crew of founders and tinkers, coin on, till there is not an old kettle left in the kingdom, — let them coin old leather, tobaccopipe clay, or the dirt in the...
Page 231 - ... and call their trumpery by what name they please, from a guinea to a farthing; we are not under any concern to know how he and his tribe of accomplices think fit to employ themselves. But I hope, and trust, that we are all, to a man, fully determined to have nothing to do with him or his ware.
Page 226 - Beggar a Half-penny, it will quench his Thirst, or go a good Way to fill his Belly; but the Twelfth Part of a Half-penny will do him no more Service than if I should give him three Pins out of my Sleeve. IN short; these Half-pence are like the accursed Thing, which, as the Scripture tells us, the Children of Israel were forbidden to touch.
Page 248 - Does not the same sun shine on them? And have they not the same God for their protector? Am I a free-man in England, and do I become a slave in six hours by crossing the channel?
Page 113 - I am apt to think, it was to supply such defects as these, that satire was first introduced into the world ; whereby those whom neither religion, nor natural virtue, nor fear of punishment, were able to keep within the bounds of their duty, might be withheld by the shame of having their crimes exposed to open view in the strongest colours, and themselves rendered odious to mankind.

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