The Works of Jonathan Swift: Historical tracts. Political poetry. Poems chiefly relating to Irish politics

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A. Constable, 1814

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Strona 357 - So spake the false dissembler unperceived; For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to GOD alone, By His permissive will, through heav'n and earth: And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
Strona 401 - To spend six months with statesmen here. I must, by all means, come to town, 'Tis for the service of the crown. " Lewis, the Dean will be of use, Send for him up, take no excuse.
Strona 400 - Of land, set out to plant a wood. Well, now I have all this and more, I ask not to increase my store ; But here a grievance seems to lie, All this is mine but till I die ; 10 I can't but think 'twould sound more clever, To me and to my heirs for ever.
Strona 233 - And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?
Strona 416 - Preferring his regard for me Before his credit, or his fee. Some formal visits, looks, and words, What mere humanity affords, I meet perhaps from three or four, From whom I once expected more ; Which those who tend the sick for pay, Can act as decently as they : But no obliging tender friend To help at my approaching end. My life is now a burden grown To others, ere it be my own.
Strona 396 - The queen incensed, his services forgot, Leaves him a victim to the vengeful Scot. || Now through the realm a proclamation spread, To fix a price on his devoted head. § While innocent, he scorns ignoble flight ; His watchful friends preserve him by a sleight.
Strona 550 - Tom,* that rampant ass, Stuff his guts with flax and grass ; But before the priest he fleeces, Tear the Bible all to pieces : At the parsons, Tom, halloo, boy, Worthy offspring of a shoeboy, Footman...
Strona 402 - And take it kindly meant to show What I desire the world should know. I get a whisper, and withdraw, When twenty fools I never saw Come with petitions fairly penn'd, Desiring i would stand their friend.
Strona 293 - The senseless plea of right by Providence Was, by a flattering priest, invented since; And lasts no longer than the present sway; But justifies the next who comes in play.
Strona 403 - Tis (let me see) three years and more (October next it will be four) Since Harley bid me first attend, And chose me for an humble friend; Would take me in his coach to chat, And question me of this and that; As,

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