The Works, Volume 1

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J. Johnson, 1803

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Page 121 - Swift went up to the country gentteman, and in a very abrupt manner, without any previous salute, asked him, " Pray, sir, do you remember any good weather in the world...
Page 189 - I went to court to-day, on purpose to present Mr Berkeley, * one of your fellows of Dublin college, to Lord Berkeley of Stratton. That Mr Berkeley is a very ingenious man, and great philosopher, and I have mentioned him to all the ministers, and have given them some of his writings ; and I will favour him as much as I can. This I think I am bound to, in honour and conscience, to use all my little credit toward helping forward men. of worth in the world.
Page 147 - We are plagued here with an October club ; that is, a set of above a hundred parliamentmen of the country, who drink October beer at home, and meet every evening at a tavern near the parliament, to consult affairs, and drive things on to extremes against the whigs, to call the old ministry to account, and get off five or six heads.
Page 204 - From her red locks her mouth with venom fills, And thence into the royal ear instils.
Page 316 - I am so stupid and confounded, that I cannot express the mortification I am under both in body and mind. All I caB say is, that I am not in torture; but I daily and hourly expect it. Pray let me know how your health is, and your family. I hardly understand one word I write. I am sure my days will be very few; few and miserable they must be.
Page 317 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.
Page 212 - Lewis's office came to me, and said many things, too long to repeat. I told him, I had nothing to do but go to Ireland immediately; for I could not, with any reputation, stay longer here, unless I had something honourable immediately given to me.
Page 184 - I said. So I stopped short in my overture, and we parted very dryly ; and I shall say nothing to Steele, and let them do as they will ; but if things stand as they are, he will certainly lose it, unless I save him ; and therefore I will not speak to him, that I may not report to his disadvantage.
Page 143 - I dined to day with Mr. Secretary St. John : I went to the, Court of Requests at noon, and sent Mr. Harley into the house to call the secretary, to let him know I would not dine with him if he dined late.
Page 138 - I could wish. Told me he must bring Mr St John and me acquainted ; and spoke so many things of personal kindness and esteem...

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