The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including the Whole of His Posthumous Pieces, Letters, &c, Volume 3

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Page 363 - 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 367 - 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 427 - The Remedy is wholly in your own Hands; and therefore I have digressed a little, in order to refresh and continue that Spirit so seasonably raised amongst you; and to let you see, that by the Laws of GOD, of NATURE, of NATIONS, and of your own Country, you ARE and OUGHT to be as FREE a People as your Brethren in England.
Page 340 - Whoever travels this Country, and observes the Face of Nature, or the Faces, and Habits, and Dwellings of the Natives, will hardly think himself in a Land where either Law, Religion, or common Humanity is professed.
Page 409 - I was not able to manage: I was in the case of David who could not move in the armour of Saul, and therefore I rather chose to attack this uncircumcised philistine (Wood I mean) with a sling and a stone.
Page 409 - And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail ; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam ; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron : and one bearing a shield...
Page 364 - 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, tobacco-pipe clay, or the dirt in the...
Page 364 - 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...
Page 426 - ... against them, as some of my countrymen did against theirs at Preston. And if such a rebellion should prove so successful as to fix the Pretender on the throne of England, I would venture to transgress that statute so far, as to lose every drop of my blood to hinder him from being King of Ireland.
Page 11 - But although the devil be the father of lies, he seems, like other great inventors, to have lost much of his reputation, by the continual improvements that have been made upon him.

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