Epistolary correspondence. v. 19. Epistolary correspondence. Appendix to the original correspondence between Dean Swift and his friends. Correspondence between Swift and Miss Vanhomrigh
Archibald Constable and Company Edinburgh; White, Cochrane, and Company and Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1814
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الصفحة 67 - I was among you ? I would know how your own health is, and how much wine you drink in a day ? My stint in company is a pint at noon, and half as much at night ; but I often dine at home like a hermit, and then I drink little or none at all. Yet I differ from you, for I would have society, if I could get what I like, people of middle understanding, and middle rank.
الصفحة 9 - So I went to the party suspected, and I found her full of grief; (Now you must know, of all things in the world, I hate a thief). However, I was resolv'd to bring the discourse slily about, Mrs Dukes...
الصفحة 120 - God ! how often are we to die before we go quite off" this stage ? in every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part. God keep those we have left! few are worth praying for, and one's self the least of all.
الصفحة 403 - To answer your question as to Mr. Hughes ; what he wanted in genius, he made up as an honest man ; but he was of the class you think him.
الصفحة 280 - I know, says he, in one of these, how little regard you pay to writings of this kind : but I imagine, that if you can like any, it must be those that strip metaphysics of all their bombast, keep within the sight of every well constituted eye, and never bewilder themselves, whilst they pretend to guide the reason of others.
الصفحة 137 - I had often postscripts from her in our friend's letters to me, and her part was sometimes longer than his, and they made up a great part of the little happiness I could have here.
الصفحة 341 - ... a vicious way of rhyming, wherewith Dryden abounded, and was imitated by all the bad versifiers in Charles the Second's reign. Dryden, though my near relation, is one I have often blamed as well as pitied. He was poor, and in great haste to finish his plays, because by them he chiefly supported his family...
الصفحة 289 - God be thanked I have done with every thing, and of every kind, that requires writing, except now and then a letter ; or, like a true old man, scribbling trifles only fit for children or schoolboys of the lowest class at best, which three or four of us read and laugh at to day, and burn to morrow.