The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and Critical, Volume 5

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W. Durell, 1812

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Page 84 - And shall subscribe a profession of their Christian belief in these words : "I, AB, profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, his eternal Son, the true God, and in the Holy Spirit, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.
Page 74 - For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
Page 76 - And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Page 168 - ... service, which had drawn upon him the hatred of all the abettors of popery and faction.
Page 323 - The answer is ready : we have been fighting for the ruin of the publick interest, and the advancement of a private. We have been fighting to raise the wealth and grandeur of a particular family ; to enrich usurers and stockjobbers, and to cultivate the pernicious designs of a faction, by destroying the landed interest.
Page 21 - Milton expresses it) he had been viceroy of a great western province ; and forced to exercise his talent in inferior regions among other fallen spirits, poor or deluded men, whom he still daily tempts to his own sin, and will ever do so, till he be chained in the bottomless pit. 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.
Page 303 - So that whether this war was prudently begun or not, it is plain that the true spring or motive of it was, the aggrandizing of a particular family ; and in short a war of the general and the ministry, and not of the prince or people ; since those very persons were against it, when they knew the power, and consequently the profit, would be in other hands.
Page 11 - him ;' for though sometimes I have been told by familiar friends, that they saw me such a time talking to the Examiner : others who have rallied me upon the sins of my youth, tell me it is credibly reported that I have formerly lain with the Examiner.
Page 262 - THE motives that may engage a wise prince or state in a war, I take to be one or more of these : Either to check the overgrown power of some ambitious neighbour ; to recover what hath been unjustly taken from them ; to revenge some injury they have received (which all political casuists allow) ; to assist some ally in a just quarrel ; or lastly, to defend themselves when they are invaded.
Page 55 - The queen, in her speech, recommended the prosecution of the war with vigour, especially in Spain. She declared herself resolved to support the church of England ; to preserve the British constitution according to the union ; to maintain the indulgence by law allowed to scrupulous consciences; and to employ none but such as were heartily attached to the Protestant succession in the house of Hanover.

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