Letter to and from Jonathan Swift
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ... fix in the morning: I recall the time (and am glad it is over) when about this hour l used to be going to bed, surfeited with pleasure or jaded with business: My head often full of schemes, and my heart as often full of anxiety. Is it a misfortune, think you, that I rise at this hour, refreshed, serene, and calm E That the past, and even the present, affairs of life stand like objects at a distance from me, where I can keep off the disagreeable so as not to be strongly affected by them, and from whence I can draw the others nearer to me? Paffions in their, force, would bring all these, nay even fiiture contingencies about my ears at once, and Reason would but ill defend me in the scuffie. I leave Pope to speak for himself, but I must tell you how much my Wife is obliged to you. She says she would find strength enough to nursc you, if you was here, and yet God knows she is extremely weak: The slow fever works under, and mines the constitution; we keep it off sometimes, but still it returns, and makes new breaches before nature can repair the old ones. vI am I am not ashamed to say to you that-I admire her more every hour of my life. Death is not the willingness of contracting other tyes of die ' li e as the shepherd says in Virgil, when the road was long and heavy. I am yours. LETTER XLVII. LordBOLINGBROKE to Dr. Swrrr. over this spring, you will find me not only got back into the habits of study, but devoted to that historical task, which you have set me these many years. I am in hopes of some materials which will enable me to work in the whole extent of the plan I propose to myself. If they are not to be had, I must aecommodate my plan to this deficiency. In the mean time Pope has given me more trouble than he orI thought of; and you...
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