The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 8

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C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer., 1754

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Page 298 - Whig, that the more revolutions the better ; which, how odd a maxim soever in appearance, I take to be the true characteristic of the party. A dog loves to turn round often; yet after certain revolutions he lies down to rest: but heads under the...
Page 13 - But although the devil be the father of lies, he seems, like other great inventors, to have lost much of his reputation, by the continual improvements that have been made upon him.
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Page 8 - By this means the wealth of a nation, that used to be reckoned by the value of land, is now computed by the rise and fall of stocks...

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