The Works of Jonathan Swift: Tracts, historical and political, during the reign of Queen Anne

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Pàgina 111 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Pàgina 73 - This pow'r has praise, that virtue scarce can warm, Till fame supplies the universal charm. Yet reason frowns on war's unequal game, Where wasted nations raise a single name. And mortgaged states their grandsires...
Pàgina 178 - ... but these difficulties were easily overruled by the authors of his promotion, who wanted a person that would be subservient to all their designs ; wherein they were not disappointed. As to his other accomplishments, he was what we usually call a piece of a VOL. IV. D scholar, scholar, and a good logical reasoner ; if this were not too often allayed, by a fallacious way of managing an argument, which made him apt to deceive the unwary, and sometimes to deceive himself.
Pàgina 174 - She has preserved a tolerable courtreputation, with respect to love and gallantry ; but three Furies reigned in her breast, the most mortal enemies of all softer passions, which were sordid Avarice, disdainful Pride, and ungovernable Rage...
Pàgina 25 - ... neglecting that part, which would have saved and gained us many millions ; which the perpetual maxims of our government teach us to pursue ; which would have soonest weakened the enemy, and must either have promoted a speedy peace, or enabled us to continue the war. Those who are fond of continuing the war, cry up our constant success at a most prodigious rate, and reckon it infinitely greater, than in all human probability we had reason to hope. Ten glorious campaigns are passed ; and now at...
Pàgina 337 - I have insisted, and obtained, that the Assiento, or contract for furnishing the Spanish West Indies with negroes, shall be made with us for the term of thirty years, in the same manner as it has been enjoyed by the French for ten years past.
Pàgina 269 - Majesty the several rates and duties hereinafter mentioned; and do most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the king's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal...
Pàgina 173 - ... seldom exposed, to form any judgment in the matter : and that fear, which is said to have sometimes disconcerted him before an action, might probably be more for his army than for himself.
Pàgina 336 - The nature of this proposal is such, that it executes itself: the interest of Spain is to support it: and in France, the persons to whom that succession is to belong, will be ready and powerful enough to vindicate their own right. " France and Spain are now more effectually divided than ever. And thus, by the blessing of God, will a real balance of power be fixed in Europe, and remain liable to as few accidents as human affairs can be exempted from.
Pàgina 109 - ... that country, which we have conquered for them ; and to commit insolent hostilities upon us in all other parts, as they have lately done in the East Indies. TJie Barrier Treaty between her Majesty and the States General. Her majesty the queen of Great Britain and the lords the States...

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