Sketches of the Lives and Times of Eminent Irish Churchmen

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Herbert, 1874 - 195 pages

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Page 121 - tis hardly understood Which way my death can do them good, Yet thus, methinks, I hear them speak: "See, how the dean begins to break! Poor gentleman, he droops apace! You plainly find it in his face. That old vertigo in his head Will never leave him till he's dead. Besides, his memory decays; He recollects not what he says; He cannot call his friends to mind; Forgets the place where last he dined; Plies you with stories o'er and o'er; He told them fifty times before.
Page 37 - I laid me down and slept ; I awaked ; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
Page 122 - Perhaps I may allow, the Dean 'Had too much satire in his vein : 'And seem'd determin'd not to starve it, 'Because no age could more deserve it. 'Yet, malice never was his aim; 'He lash'd the vice but spar'd the name. 'No individual could resent, 'Where thousands equally were meant.
Page 122 - He gave the little wealth he had, To build a house for fools and mad: And showed by one satiric touch, No nation wanted it so much: That kingdom he hath left his debtor, I wish it soon may have a better.
Page 117 - NEW SONG ON WOOD'S HALFPENCE. YE people of Ireland, both country and city, Come listen with patience, and hear out my ditty : At this time I'll choose to be wiser than witty. Which nobody can deny.
Page 98 - STELLA, under which she is celebrated in the writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, dean of this cathedral.
Page 123 - ... miserable all night, and to-day extremely deaf and full of pain. I am so stupid and confounded, that I cannot express the mortification I am under both in body and mind. All I can say is, that I am not in torture ; but I daily and hourly expect it. Pray let me know how your health is, and your family. I hardly understand one word I write. I am sure my days will be very few ; few and miserable they must be. " I am, for those few days, " Yours entirely, "J. SWIFT. " If I do not blunder, it is Saturday,...
Page 193 - And will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the united church of England and Ireland, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established within England and Ireland, and the territories thereunto belonging ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of England and Ireland...
Page 47 - Supper), give warning by the tolling of the bell, or otherwise, to the intent, that if any have any scruple of conscience, or desire the special ministry of reconciliation, he may afford it to those that need it. And to this end the people are often to be exhorted to enter into a special examination of the state of their own souls : And...
Page 122 - Behold the fatal day arrive ! 'How is the Dean? He's just alive. Now the departing prayer is read; He hardly breathes. The Dean is dead.

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