The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and poems, with notes, and a life of the author, by W. Scott, Volume 4

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Constable, 1824
 

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Page 175 - His watchmen are blind : they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark ; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand : they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Page 402 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 160 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Page 175 - Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand : they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. " Come ye," say they, " I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink ; and to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
Page 368 - This pow'r has praise, that virtue scarce can warm, Till fame supplies the universal charm. Yet reason frowns on war's unequal game, Where wasted nations raise a single name. And mortgaged states their grandsires...
Page 151 - A Specimen of some errors and defects in the History of the Reformation of the Church of England, written by Gilbert Burnet, DD
Page 59 - I had rather be thought a good Englishman, than the best poet, or greatest scholar that ever wrote.
Page 8 - ... climacteric, without any visible effects of old age, either on his body or his mind, and in spite of a continual prostitution to those vices which usually wear out both. His behaviour is in all the forms of a young man at five-and-twenty. Whether he walks, or whistles, or swears, or talks bawdy, or calls names, he acquits himself in each, beyond a templar of three years standing.
Page 123 - Ihe places sacred to his worship !) to spoil for a time this beautiful and pleasing prospect, and give us in its stead, — I know not what. Our enemies will tell the rest with pleasure.
Page 232 - The offence consisted in his having said, when the clergy were about to move a Tory address, "Those who have turned the world upside down are come hither also...

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