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" Kings are commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth are said to discover prodigious... "
The London Magazine - Page 215
1827
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The Works of J. S. ..: Miscellanies in prose

Jonathan Swift - 1735
...to fpeak Things that furprize and aftonifh : Strange, fo many hopeful Princes, and fb many jhameful Kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been Prodigies of Wifdom and Virtue : If they live, they are often Prodigies indeed ; but of another Sort. POLITICKS,...
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The Works of D. Jonathan Swift: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1752
...fpeak Things that furprife and aftonifh : • Strange, fo many hopeful Princes, and fo many jhameful Kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been Prodigies of Wifdom and Virtue: If they live, they. are often Prodigies indeed ; but of another Serf. POLITICKS,...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 3

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
...to fpeak things that furprize and aftonifh : ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, and fo many fhameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wifdom and virtue : if they live, they are often prodi-r gies indeed, but of another fort. Politicks,...
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The Works, Volume 3

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - English literature - 1765
...wit, to fpeak things that furprife and aftonifh : ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, fo many mameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wifdom and virtue : if they live, they are. often prodigies indeed, but of another fort. Politics,...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 3

Jonathan Swift - 1768
...wit, to fpeak things that furprize and aftonim : ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, and fo many mameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wtidom and virtue : if they live, they are often prodigies indeed, but of another fort. Politicks,...
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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen ...

Jonathan Swift - 1774
...to fpeak things that furprife and aftonifh : ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, and fo many lhameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wifdom and virtue : if they live, they are often prodigies indeed, but of another fort.. Politics,...
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The Works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1784
...to fpeak things that furprize and aftonifh ; ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, and fo many fhameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wifdom and virtue : if they live, they are often prodigies indeed, but of another fort. Politicks,...
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The Manual of Liberty, Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

Civil rights - 1795 - 406 pages
...sheep surrounded by old wolves; he will be happy should he escape their jaws. Jb. lei. 455. PRINCES in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to discover prodigious parts and wit, to $peak things that surprise and astonish : strange, so many hopeful princes, and so many shameful kings!...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...any man a lawyer. Kings are commonly said to have long hands ; I wish they had as long ears. Princes in their infancy, childhood, and youth, are said to...prodigies of wisdom and virtue : if they live, they are often prodigies indeed, but of another sort. Politicks, as the word is commonly understood, are...
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The School of Wisdom

Readers - 1803 - 224 pages
...wit, to fpeak things that furprife and aftonim: ftrange, fo many hopeful princes, and fo many fhameful kings ! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wifdom and virtue; if they live, they are often prodigies indeed, but of another fort.—Swift. THE...
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