Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D. D.: Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends : from the Year 1703 to 1740, Tập 4
W. Bowyer, C. Bathurst, W. Owen, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Davis, and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder and Company and B. Collins., 1768
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Trang 277 - I called at Mr. Secretary the other day, to see what the d ailed him on Sunday : I made him a very proper speech ; told him I observed he was much out of temper, that I did not expect he would tell me the cause, but would be glad to see he was in better ; and one thing I warned him of — never to appear cold to me, for I would not be treated like a schoolboy ; that I had felt too much of that in my life already '' (meaning Sir William Temple), &c.
Trang 277 - I expected every great minister, who honoured me with his acquaintance, if he heard or saw any thing to my disadvantage, would let me know in plain words, and not put me in pain to guess by the change or coldness of his countenance or behaviour; for it was what I would hardly bear from a crowned head, and I thought no subject's favour was worth it; and that I designed to let my lord keeper and Mr. Harley know the same thing, that they might use me accordingly.
Trang 278 - Don't you remember how I used to be in pain when Sir William Temple would look cold and out of humour for three or four days, and I used to suspect a hundred reasons. I have plucked up my spirit since then, faith ; he spoiled a fine gentleman.
Trang 338 - Mr. Secretary told me the duke of Buckingham had been talking to him much about me, and desired my acquaintance. I answered, it could not be ; for he had not made sufficient advances. Then the duke of Shrewsbury said he thought that duke was not used to make advances. I said I could not help that ; for I always expected advances in proportion to men's quality, and more from a duke than other men. The duke replied that he did not mean anything of his quality; which was handsomely said enough, for...
Trang 379 - Farewell, my dearest lives and delights, I love you better than ever, if possible, as hope saved, I do, and ever will. God Almighty bless you ever, and make us happy together; I pray for this twice every day; and I hope God will hear my poor hearty prayers.
Trang 210 - 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.
Trang 262 - Oh, that we were at Laracor this fine day! the willows begin to peep, and the quicks to bud. My dream's out: I was a-dreamed last night that I eat ripe cherries. — And now they begin to catch the pikes, and will shortly the trouts (pox on these ministers), and I would fain know whether the floods were ever so high as to get over the holly bank or the river walk; if so, then all my pikes are gone; but I hope not.
Trang 341 - I have drawn upon him for ; he never sent me any sum before but one bill of twenty pounds, half a year ago. You are welcome as my blood to every farthing I have in the world ; and all that grieves me is, I am not richer, for MD's sake, as hope saved.