The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 14
J. Johnson, J. Nichols, R. Baldwin, Otridge and Son, J. Sewell, F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, R. Faulder, G. and J. Robinson, R. Lea, J. Nunn, W. Cuthell, T. Egerton, ... [and 12 others], 1801
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Page 16 - Upon this great foundation of misanthropy (though not in Timon's manner) the whole building of my travels is erected ; and I never will have peace of mind till all honest men are of my opinion...
Page 16 - I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is toward individuals: for instance I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Counsellor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one: it is so with physicians, (I will not speak of my own trade,) soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Page 13 - I have often endeavoured to establish a friendship among all men of genius, and would fain have it done. They are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they could be united, would drive the world before them.
Page 88 - I of the religion of Erasmus, a Catholic ; so I live, so I shall die ; and hope one day to meet you, Bishop Atterbury, the younger Craggs, Dr.- Garth, Dean Berkley, and Mr.
Page 48 - If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Page 149 - I wondered a little at your quere who Cheselden was ? it shows that the truest merit does not travel so far any way as on the wings of poetry ; he is the most noted, and most deserving man in the whole profession of chirurgery ; and has saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone.
Page 322 - I will not, and he shall do it by message, or I will cast him off. I will tell you the cause of our quarrel when I see you, and refer it to yourselves. In that he did something, * which he intended for a favour; and I have taken it quite otherwise, disliking both the thing and the manner, and it has heartily vexed me, and all I have said is truth, though it looks like jest: and I absolutely refused to submit to his intended favour, and expect farther satisfaction.
Page 52 - As for those scribblers for whom you apprehend I would suppress my Dulness, (which, by the way, for the future you are to call by a more pompous name, the Dunciad,} how much that nest of hornets are my regard will easily appear to you when you read the Treatise of the Bathos.
Page 206 - There is a young fellow here in town we are all fond of, and about a year or two come from the university, one Harrison, a little pretty fellow, with a great deal of wit, good sense, and good nature ; has written some mighty pretty things ; that in your sixth Miscellanea, about the Sprig of an Orange, is his.
Page 15 - I have employed my time (besides ditching) in finishing, correcting, amending, and transcribing my ' Travels ' [Gulliver's], in four parts complete, newly augmented, and intended for the press when the world shall deserve them, or rather, when a printer shall be found brave enough to venture his ears.