The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Band 18

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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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Seite 56 - Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Seite 248 - And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel ? God forbid : as the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground ; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
Seite 52 - And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Seite 51 - Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men ? we will not come up.
Seite 414 - There thy enchantment broke, and from this hour I here renounce thy visionary power ; And since thy essence on my breath depends, Thus with a puff the whole delusion ends.
Seite 34 - It would have been a jest some time since, for a man to have asserted that any thing witty could be said in praise of a married state ; or that devotion and virtue were any way necessary to the character of a fine gentleman.
Seite 158 - The Discovery of a Gaping Gulf whereinto England is like to be swallowed by another French marriage, if the Lord forbid not the banns by letting her Majesty see the sin and punishment thereof.
Seite 34 - It must indeed be confessed that never man threw up his pen, under stronger temptations to have employed it longer. His reputation was at a greater height, than I believe ever any living author's was before him.
Seite 419 - IRELAND is now our royal care, We lately fix'd our viceroy there: How near was she to be undone, Till pious love inspired her son ! What cannot our vicegerent do, As poet and as patriot too? Let his success our subjects sway, Our inspirations to obey, And follow where he leads the way : Then study to correct your taste; Nor beaten paths be longer trac'd.
Seite 35 - It is incredible to conceive the effect his writings have had on the town ; how many thousand follies they have either quite banished, or given a very great check to ! how much countenance they have added to virtue and religion ! how many people they have rendered happy, by showing them it was their own fault if they were not so ! and, lastly, how entirely they have convinced our young fops and young fellows of the value and advantages of learning...

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