The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 3
J. Johnson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, Otridge and Son, J. Sewell, F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, R. Faulder, G. and J. Robinson, R. Lea, J. Nunn, W. Cuthell, T. Egerton, ... [and 12 others], 1801
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Page 410 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 19 - I have spoken of above, are like a couple of makebates, who inflame small quarrels by a thousand stories, and by keeping friends at a distance, hinder them from coming to a good understanding ; as they certainly would; if they were suffered to meet and debate between themselves...
Page 69 - 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.
Page 253 - ; who although he must yield to the " Flying Post " in knowledge of the world, and skill in politics, and to Mr. Dunton in keenness of satire, and variety of reading, hath yet other qualities enough to denominate him a writer of a superior class to either, provided he would a little regard the propriety and disposition of his words, consult the grammatical part, and get some information in the subject he intends to handle.
Page 35 - I have therefore since thought of another expedient, frequently practised with great safety and success by satirical writers ; which is, that of looking into history for some character bearing a resemblance to the person we would describe ; and with the absolute power of altering, adding or suppressing what circumstances we please, I conceive we must have very bad luck or very little skill, to fail.
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.
Page 389 - SOME REMARKS ON THE BARRIER TREATY BETWEEN HER MAJESTY AND THE STATES-GENERAL; TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE SAID BARRIER TREATY, WITH THE TWO SEPARATE ARTICLES; PART OF THE COUNTER-PROJECT; THE SENTIMENTS OF PRINCE EUGENE AND COUNT ZINZENDORF UPON THE SAID TREATY ; AND A REPRESENTATION OF THE ENGLISH MERCHANTS AT BRUGES.
Page 279 - I could point out some with great titles, who affected to appear very vigorous for dissolving the union, although their whole revenues, before that period, would have ill maintained a Welch justice of peace ; and have since gathered more money, than ever any Scotchman, who had not travelled, could form an idea of.
Page 15 - Christ, because he hath often fairly given public notice to the world that he believes in neither. Some people may think, that such an accomplishment as this can be of no great use to the owner, or his party, after it has been often practised, and is become notorious ; but they are widely mistaken. Few lies carry the inventor's mark, and the most prostitute enemy to truth may spread a thousand, without being known for the author : besides, as the vilest writer...