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The Political Writings of Sir Richard Steele - Page 257
by Sir Richard Steele - 1715 - 308 pages
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Memoirs of Jonathan Swift, D.D.: Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

Walter Scott - 1826 - 311 pages
...whose virtue sits easy about him, and to whom vice is thoroughly contemptible, — who writes very much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien. A lighter species of literary amusement occasionally occupied Swift's time during this part of his...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...for the Advancement of Religion, and of its author, with the following simple and manly comment : " The gentleman I here intended was Dr Swift. This kind...that time : we have not met of late, but I hope he deserves this character still." As it seldom happens that two intimate friends can descend to personal...
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Life of Swift. Appendix: Anecdotes of the family of Swift, a fragment ...

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1827
...whose virtue sits easy ahout him, and to whom vice is thoroughly contemptihle, — who writes very much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien. A lighter species of literary amusement, occasionally occupied Swift's time during this part of his...
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The Guardian: Complete in One Volume, with Notes, and a General Index

English essays - 1829 - 264 pages
...of the company, alluding to that knowledge of the world the author seems to have, " The man writes much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien." St. James' i Coffee-house, April 20. Letters from Italy say, that the marquis de Prie, upon the receipt...
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Life of Jonathan Swift

Walter Scott - 1829 - 364 pages
...whose virtue sits easy about him, and to whom vice is thoroughly contemptible, — who writes very much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien. A lighter species of literary amusement, occasionally occupied Swift's time during this part of his...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Jonathan Swift

Sir Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1829
...for the Advancement of Religion, and of its author, with the following simple and manly comment : " The gentleman I here intended was Dr. Swift. This kind of man 1 thought him at that time : we have not met of late, but I hope he deserves this character still."...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 2

Sir Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...whose virtue sits easy about him, and to whom vice is thoroughly contemptible, — who writes very much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien. A lighter species of literary amusement occasionally occupied Swift's time during this part of his...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...whose virtue sits easy about him, and to whotn vice is thorougb.lv contemptible, — who writes very much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mien. A lighter species of literary amusement, occasionally occupied Swifts time during this part of his...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...one in company, alluding to that knowledge of the world this author seems to have, ' The man writes much like a gentleman, and goes to heaven with a very good mu'n.'" TO THE COUNTESS OF BERKELEY.b MADAM, — My intention of prefixing your ladyship's name is...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 36

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1855
...was to quote a handsome tribute he had formerly offered to their writer, with this manly addition : " The gentleman I here intended was Dr. Swift. This...that time ; we have not met of late, but I hope he deserves this character still." And why was he thus tender of Swift ? He avowed the reason in the last...
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