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On' the DEATH of

Dr. S W I F T..

Occasioned by reading the following Maxim in

ROCHFOUCAULT,

Dans l'adverfite de nos mellieurs amis nous trouvons tou

jours quelque choses, qui ne nous deplaist pas.

Written by HIMSELF; Nov. 1731.

DU BLIN, Printed : LONDON: Re-printed, and sold by the

Book sellers of LONDON and WESTMIN
STER.

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V E R S E S

On the DEATH of

Dr. S WI FT.

Occasioned by reading the following Maxim in

ROCHFOUCAULT.

Dans l'adverfite de nos mellieurs amis nous trouvons tou

jours quelque choses, qui ne nous deplais pas.

XS Rochfoucault his Maxims drew

From Nature, I believe them true :
A They argue no corrupted Mind

In him, the Fault is in Mankind.

This Maxim, more than all the rest,

Is thought too base for human Breast : " In all Distresses of our Friends “ We first consult our private Ends: “ While Nature, kindly bent to ease us, 66 Points out some Circumstance to please us:

If this perhaps your Patience move ; Let Reason and Experience prove.

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