Dean Swift And His Writings

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGerald Patrick Moriarty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...visits to the leaders of the political or social world. But who were these Vanhomrighs? Are they people of consequence? she asks him. If not, why does he go there so often? Swift trying, as men will always try, to put back the evil day, waits a little, and then writes back to say that the Vanhomrigh's are people of very great consequence. Lady Betty Butler goes there; also, Lady Betty Germaine! Wherefore, why should not Dr. Swift go there too? By the date of Swift's departure for Ireland in June, 1713, relations with Vanessa were reaching a crisis. Womanly refinement prevented a declaration of her love; but she appeals for sympathy and craves a continuance of their affection in terms of heart-broken despair. Yet even now, either Swift's courage failed him, or pride at his poor slave's abasement proved too strong for his better nature. He answered in terms which might mean everything or nothing, and sailed for' Ireland, reserving for himself the full expectation of endless trouble and for Vanessa a frightful legacy of woe. CHAPTER VI. THE TORY DOWNFALL. Swift Installed Dean of St. Patrick's--Money troubles--Archbishop King--Swift goes to Laracor--Regrets England--Decline of the Tories during his absence--Quarrel Between Oxford and Boling-broke--Swift pressed to return--Consents--Letter to Lord Oxford on the death oTTT1S-tfe1ghter--Renewed quarrel with Steele--Attacks on the latter in the "Importance of the Guardian " and the " Public Spirit of the Whigs "--The parliamentary struggle--The succession question--Increasing bitterness between Oxford and Bolingbroke--Swift's attempt to reconcile them--His error--Literary life--Swift's depression at the state of affairs--He retires to Letcombe--Delight of the Whigs--Their lampoons--Relations with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...visits to the leaders of the political or social world. But who were these Vanhomrighs? Are they people of cons...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217463789

ISBN - 13:9780217463782

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