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Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift (Volume 2); And Several of His Friends, from the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from the Originals (Paperback) Loot Price: R344
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Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift (Volume 2); And Several of His Friends, from the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from...
Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift (Volume 2); And Several of His Friends, from the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from...

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Letters, Written by the Late Jonathan Swift (Volume 2); And Several of His Friends, from the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from the Originals (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1766. Excerpt: ... ticifins, I never have been able to find the leaft fault, either in your actions or your words. Coquetry, affectation, prudery, are imperfe&ions which you never knew. And with all this, do you think it poffible not to efteem you above the reft of human kind? What beafts in petticoats are the moft excellent of thofe, whom I fee difperfed throughout the world, in comparifon of you on feeing, on hearing them, I fay a hundred times a day, fpeak not, look not, think not, do nothing like thofe wretches. What a misfortune to be the occafion of bringing down contempt on fo many women; who, but for the thoughts of you, would be a little tolerable But it is time to put an end to this trouble, and to bid you adieu. I am, and ever fhall remain, with all poffible refpect, fmccrity and efteem., yours. LETTER CCCCXIX. Mr. V O L T A I R E to the Count de M O R V I L L E, Minifter and Secretary of State, at Verfailles. MY LORD, June, 1727..ITHERTO I have confined myfelf to a tacit admiration of your management of the public affairs of Europe; but it is impoflible for a perfon, who has your glory fo much at heart, and for whom you have a fincere affection, to keep filence any longer, and not to prefent his fincere compliments to you upon the wifdom of your conduct. Befides, I could not decline the honour, which the celebrated dean Swift does me, in offering to deliver this letter to your lordfhip. I am fenfible that he is already known to you by fame, and that you are defirous of his acquaintance. He does honour to a nation, whom you highly efteem. You have perufed the tranflations of feveral pieces attributed to him; and who is more capable than you, my lord, of difcovering the beauties of an original, even through the veil of an inelegant verfion? I apprehend you will ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Jonathan Swift
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87399-7
Barcode: 9781150873997
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-87399-X

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