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Thoughts On Various Subjects Thoughts On Various Subjects

Thoughts On Various Subjects
WE have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.Reflect on things past as wars, negotiations, factions, etc. We enter so little into those interests, that we wonder how men could possibly be so busy and concerned for things so transitory; look on the present times, we find the same humour, yet wonder not at all.A wise man endeavours, by considering all circumstances, to make conjectures and form conclusions; but the smallest accident intervening (and in the course of affairs it is impossible to foresee all) does often produce such turns and... Essays - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : March 2010 - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 3087

A Modest Proposal A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick.by Dr. Jonathan Swift. 1729It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads and cabbin-doors crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags, and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their... Essays - Post by : dkingsbury - Date : February 2010 - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 3255

The Bickerstaff-partridge Papers The Bickerstaff-partridge Papers

The Bickerstaff-partridge Papers
Jonathan Swift, et al.The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers, etc.Annus MirabilisPREDICTIONS FOR THE YEAR 1708 Wherein the month, and day of the month are set down, the persons named, and the great actions and events of next year particularly related, as will come to pass.Written to prevent the people of England from being farther imposed on by vulgar almanack-makers.By Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.I have long consider'd the gross abuse of astrology in this kingdom, and upon debating the matter with myself, I could not possibly lay the fault upon the art, but upon those gross impostors, who set up to be the artists. I know several... Nonfictions - Post by : exit9to5 - Date : February 2010 - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 2717