The Works of the REV. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Volume 14

The Works of the REV. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Volume 14

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...to stay six years there and live thriftily, in order to save up tooney, that he might spend in London. It is said of the horses in the vision, that " their power was in their mouths and in their tails." What is said of horses in the vision, in reality may be said of women. Elephants are always drawn smaller than life, but a flea always larger. When old folks tell us of many passages in their youth between them and their company, we are apt to think how much happier those times were than the present. Why does the elder sister dance barefoot, when the younger is married before her? is it not that she may appear shorter, and consequently be thought younger than the bride? No man will take counsel, but every man will take money: therefore money is better than counsel. I never yet knew a wag (as the term is) who was not a dunce. A person reading to me a dull poem of his own making, I prevailed on him to scratch out six lines together; in turning over the leaf, the ink being wet, it marked as many lines on the other side; whereof the poet complaining, 1 bid him be easy, "for it would be better if those were out too." At Windsor I was observing to my lord Bolingbroke, " that the tower where the maids of honour lodged (wh.o at that time were not very handsome) was much frequented with crows." My lord said, 'it was because they.smelt carrion." A TREATISE OK GOOD MANNERS AND GOOD BREEDING. GOOD Manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy rs th% best bred in the company. As the best law is founded upon reason, so are the best manners. And as some lawyers have introduced unreasonable things into common law, so likewise Jnany teachers have introduced...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236816994
  • 9781236816993