The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin Volume 6

The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ... action paft, And ftill continu'd by the laft?: . Then, who with reafon can pretend That all effects of virtue end? Believe me, Stella, when you fhow That true contempt for things below, Nor prize your life for other ends Than merely to oblige your friends, Your former actions claim their part, And join to fortify your heart. For For virtue in her daily Like Janus bears a double face Looks back with joy where fhe has gone$ And therefore goes with courage on She at your fickly couch will wait, And guide you to a better ftate. ' O then, whatever heav'n intends Take pity on your pitying friends 1 Nor let your ills affect your mind, To fancy they can be unkind. Me, furely mcj you ought to fpafe Who gladly wou'd your fufFrings fhare j Or give my fcrap of life to you, And think it far beneath your due; You, to whofe care fo oft I owe That I'm alive to tell you fo- ' - v TO MRS. MARTHA BLOUNT. Sent on her Birth-Day, June 15 OH, be thou bleft with all that heav'fl can fend, Long health, long ybtith, long pleafure, and a friend! Not with thofe toys the female face admire Riches that vex, and vanities that tire; Vol. VI. L Not Not as the world its pretty (laves rewards, A youth of frolicks, an old-age of cards; Fair to no purpofe, artful to no end; Young without lovers, old without a friend; A fop their paflion, but their prize a fot; Alive, ridiculous, and dead, forgot! Let joy, or eafe, let affluence, or content, And the gay confcience of a life well fpent, Calm ev'ry thought, infpirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and fmile upon thy face j Let day improve on day, and year on year, Without a pain, a trouble, or a fear; Till death unfelt that tender frame deftroy, In fome foft dream, or extafy of joy, Peaceful fleep out the fabbath of the tomb, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236499832
  • 9781236499837