The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

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G. Hamilton, J. Balfour, & L. Hunter, 1757

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Страница 151 - Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. There are forty men of wit for one man of sense ; and he that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for want of readier change.
Страница 156 - ... the best sense : it costs far more trouble to be admitted or continued in ill company than in good ; as the former have...
Страница 174 - Bull, in the main, was an honest, plain-dealing fellow, choleric, bold, and of a very unconstant temper; he dreaded not old Lewis either at backsword, single falchion, or cudgel-play; but then he was very apt to quarrel with his best friends, especially if they pretended to govern him. If you flattered him you might lead him like a child.
Страница 94 - The public are better judges of what is honourable than private men. The virtues of great men, like...
Страница 139 - Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.
Страница 97 - For a battle. Pick a large quantity of images and descriptions from Homer's Iliad, with a spice or two of Virgil, and if there remain any overplus, you may lay them by for a skirmish.
Страница 79 - The PARANOMASIA, or PUN, where a word, like the tongue of a jack-daw, speaks twice as much by being split: as this of Mr. Dennis. Bullets, that wound, like Parthians as they fly |: or this excellent one of Mr.
Страница 200 - If you persist in the bad measures you are now in, what must become of the three poor orphans ? My heart bleeds for the poor girls. John Bull: You are all very eloquent persons, but give me leave to tell you, you...