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Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift

John Boyle Earl of Orrery

Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift

Dean of St. Patrick"s, Dublin, in a series of letters from John Earl of Orrery to his son, the Honourable Hamilton Boyle.

by John Boyle Earl of Orrery

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Published by printed for A. Millar in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 4305, no. 07.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[2],142,127-321,[11]p.,plate
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17020700M

In treating the doctrinal points of belief, as in his Sermon upon the Trinity, Swift systematically refuses to quit the high and pre-eminent ground which the defender of Christianity is entitled to occupy, or to submit to the test of human reason, mysteries which are placed, by their very nature, far beyond our finite capacities. The persistence of a number of myths can be traced back to these studies of Swift, including his own pseudo-biographical fragment on his early life. Millar The Volume is in Very Good Condition bound in full eighteenth century english calf, with the spine divided into six gilt-stamped compartments divided by five raised bands, with the board edges blind tooled and with red speckled leaf edges. What became of my companions in the boat, as well as of those who escaped on the rock, or were left in the vessel, I cannot tell; but conclude they were all lost.

French, German, and Dutch translations appeared inand pirated copies were printed in Ireland. On the other hand, let the poor labour to provide things honest in the sight of all men; and so, with diligence in their several employments, live soberly, righteously, and godlily in this present world, that they may obtain that glorious reward promised in the Gospel to the poor, I mean the kingdom of Heaven. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. It would not be proper, for some reasons, to trouble the readers with the particulars of our adventures in those seas: let it suffice to inform him, that in our passage from thence to the East-Indies, we were driven by a violent storm to the north-west of Van Diemen's Land.

He sent me to Emanuel College in Cambridge at fourteen years old, where I resided three years, and applied myself close to my studies: but the charge of maintaining me although I had a very scanty allowance being too great for a narrow fortune, I was bound apprentice to Mr. And producing his credentials under the Signet Royal, which he applied close to my eyes, spoke ten minutes, without any signs of anger, but with a kind of determinate resolution; often pointing forwards, which, as I afterwards found, was towards the capital city, about half a mile distant, whither it was agreed by his Majesty in council that I must be conveyed. Swift, his own obituary, published in We therefore trusted ourselves to the mercy of the waves, and in about half an hour the boat was overset by a sudden flurry from the north. Selected and introduced by expert editors, the gathered materials are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination. But the remembrance of what I had felt, which probably might not be the worst they could do, and the promise of honour I made them, for so I interpreted my submissive behaviour, soon drove out these imaginations.


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Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift book

Does meditation give you mental development? Although it is largely unexamined by modern scholars, his influence on contemporary Swift studies merits renewed attention. Make thy pastors burning and shining lights, able to convince gainsayers, and to save others and themselves.

Inhe anonymously published the political pamphlet A Discourse on the Contests and Dissentions in Athens and Rome. They found by my eating that a small quantity would not suffice me, and being a most ingenious people, they slung up with great dexterity one of their largest hogsheads, then rolled it towards my hand, and beat out the top; I drank it off at a draught, which I might well do, for it did not hold half a pint, and tasted like a small wine of Burgundy, but much more delicious.

In short, he tears the bandages from their wounds, like the hasty surgeon of a crowded hospital, and applies the incision knife and caustic with salutary, but rough and untamed severity.

Selected and introduced by expert editors, the gathered materials are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination.

I thought it the most prudent method to lie still, and my design was to continue so till night, when, my left hand being already loose, I could easily free myself: and as for the inhabitants. There is not much known of Swift's childhood, and what is reported is not always agreed upon by biographers.

Full access to this book and over 94, more Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles Access to powerful writing and research tools Book details. I was extremely tired, and with that, and the heat of the weather, and about half a pint of brandy that I drank as I left the ship, I found myself much inclined to sleep.

InSwift published the political pamphlet The Conduct of the Alliesattacking the Whig government for its inability to end the prolonged war with France. Reeve, Six of the crew, of whom I was one, having let down the boat into the sea, made a shift to get clear of the ship, and the rock.

Meditation is the art of letting go of thinking. But, as Phillip Sun has indicated, Orrery had access to trustworthy information on Swift. Nelson, — What is accepted, however, is that Jonathan's mother, after the death of her husband, left the children to be raised by relatives probably uncleswhile she returned to her family in England Leicester.

Swift considered, that, in religion, as in profane science, there must be certain ultimate laws which are to be received as fundamental truths, although we are incapable of defining or analysing their nature; and he censures those divines, who, in presumptuous confidence of their own logical powers, enter into controversy upon such mysteries of faith, without considering that they give thereby the most undue advantage to the infidel.

His maternal grandfather, James Ericke, was the vicar of Thornton in Leicestershire.

Swift, Theophilus (DNB00)

But before this, they had daubed my face and both my hands with a sort of ointment very pleasant to the smell, which in a few minutes removed all the smart of their arrows.Aug 11,  · Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin In a Series of Letters from John Earl of Orrery to His Son, the Honourable Hamilton Boyle by John Boyle Earl of Orrery.

Published by Printed for A. Millar in London, England. Written in English. The chief materials for a life of Swift are to be found in his writings and correspondence. The best edition is the second of the two edited by Scott ( and ).

In Lord Orrery published Remarks upon the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Orrery, bornhad known Swift from about Format: Kindle. Get this from a library! Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in a series of letters from John, earl of Orrery, to his son, the Honourable Hamilton Boyle.

[John Boyle Orrery, Earl of]. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding. Patrick Delaney, Observations upon Lord Orrery¿s Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr.

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Jonathan Swift: Containing Several Singular Anecdotes Relating to the Character and Conduct of that Great Genius, and the Most Deservedly Celebrated Stella. In a Series of Letters to His Lordship.

To which are Added, Two Original Pieces of the Same Author. McLaverty and Love read this generously as evidence that "every line was worth preserving," but a number of commentators have been harsher in their characterization. In his Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr.

Jonathan Swift (), Orrery described the collection as a chaotic assemblage of "idle amusements" and "puerile" ephemera.