Swift sentence examples

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  • Her answer came swift and certain.

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  • Her answer came swift and positive.

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  • The words were swift and emotional and she had no doubt he spoke the truth.

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  • The hare they had started was a strong and swift one.

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  • He held his head higher, his eyes shone with the light of life, and with swift steps he followed the maid, overtook her, and came out on the Povarskoy.

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  • She went up to him and with a swift, flexible, youthful movement dropped on her knees.

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  • All are swift and unnavigable, save perhaps for a.

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  • "That's what I thought," Carmen interrupted caustically, and gave the wood box a swift kick.

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  • Her unusually swift stride outdistanced both of them.

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  • The streams are swift and clear, and numerous small waterfalls are characteristic of the district.

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  • He was a great admirer of Dean Swift, and took pleasure in sending him presents of game.

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  • The swift change of expression might have been comical had she not been the cause.

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  • Swift, Literary Landmarks of Boston (Boston, 1903).

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  • He had a clear eye for the gravity of the situation, a calm judgment, and a prompt, swift hand to do what was really necessary.

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  • In its upper course it flows over a rocky bed with a swift current and many rapids.

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  • of water and a clear swift stream.

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  • There are some twenty smaller species in Australia and Tasmania, besides the rock wallabies and the hare kangaroos; these last are wonderfully swift, making clear jumps 8 or io ft.

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  • She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.

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  • The collective name for the corps was celeres (" the swift," or possibly from Kan s, "a riding horse"); Livy, however, restricts the term to a special body-guard of ' Romulus.

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  • An instant later the Tiger crouched and launched its huge body through the air swift and resistless as a ball from a cannon.

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  • Summaries of his system and writings are given in all the above biographies, also in Edmund Swift, Manual of the Doctrines of the New Church (London, 1885); and T.

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  • The swift Liburnian vessels began to raid the Lido, compelling the Venetians to arm their own vessels and thus to form the nucleus of their famous fleet, the importance of which was recognized by the Golden Bull of the emperor Basil, which conferred on Venetian merchants privileges far more extensive than any they had hitherto enjoyed, on condition that the Venetian fleet was to be at the disposition of the emperor.

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  • Swift says that "with a singularity scarce to be justified he carried away more Greek, Latin and philosophy than properly became a person of his rank."

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  • At first she was suckled by a she-bear, and then saved by huntsmen, among whom she grew up to be skilled with the bow, swift, and fond of the chase, like the virgin goddess Artemis.

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  • 332, of which the original rendering was "Hibernian politics, 0 Swift, thy doom, And Pope's, translating ten whole years with Broome."

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  • Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.

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  • The swift, unhesitating charge was more than unusual in the wars of the time, and was possible only because of the peculiar earnestness of the men who fought the English war.

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  • With a swift motion, she sent the combination skyward where tack and bill joined the hundreds of others while she deftly caught the falling quarter to the cheers of the dinners.

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  • It is a swift clear river, fed in its upper reaches by numerous mountain streams. The Mogaung river, rising in the watershed which divides the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin drainages, flows south and south-east for 180 m.

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  • Her sympathy is of the swift and ministering sort which, fortunately, she has found so often in other people.

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  • Vermont's rivers are generally swift, and in many places they are made very picturesque by their clear and sparkling waters, rapids, falls, gorges and wooded banks.

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  • Swift and Gay speak slightingly of him, - the former, it is true, at a time when he was only known as a party pamphleteer.

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  • Kutusovwaspursuing this march to the southwest when he was surprised by the swift advance of Soult's men on the plateau itself.

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  • The embattled castle contains the two-handed sword of Sir Almeric Tristram, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of the hill of Howth, and a portrait of Dean Swift holding one of the Drapier letters, with Wood, the coiner against whom he directed these attacks, prostrate before him.

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  • The Memoirs of Captain Carleton (1728) were long attributed to Defoe, but the internal evidence is strongly against his authorship. They have been also attributed to Swift, with greater probability VII.

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  • Swift Stephen Miller.1864-1866William Rogerson Marshall1866-1870Horace Austin.1870-1874Cushman Kellogg Davis.1874-1876John Sargent Pillsbury..

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  • Jonathan Swift, often called Dean Swift, was famous as a writer on many subjects.

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  • Then they rose to fight the duel, and I followed the swift thrusts and parries of the swords and the waverings of poor Bob as his courage oozed out at his finger ends.

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  • Swift (Works, xii.

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  • She also felt a Greek chariot, and the charioteer would have liked to take her round the ring; but she was afraid of "many swift horses."

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  • The camels make excellent mounts, swift and hardy; and the extensive caravan trade is everywhere carried on exclusively by means of these pack-animals.

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  • In September 1713 Swift came to London, and made a last but vain attempt to reconcile his two friends.

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  • Buddhism is a wide departure in doctrine and practice from Brahmanism, and hence after a swift unfolding and quick spread it was driven out of India and had to find a home in other lands.

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  • 2, 1710-1711), Steele, Addison, Swift, Hughes, &c.; Spectator (March I,1710-1711to Dec. 20, 1714), Addison, Steele, Budgell, Hughes, Grove, Pope, Parnell, Swift, &c.; Guardian (March 12, 1713 to Oct.

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  • His opposition to the doctrine of non-resistance brought him into conflict with the tory ministry of 1712 and with Swift, but he never entered into personal controversy.

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  • Prominent among a great variety of song-birds and insectivorous birds are the robin, blue bird, cat bird, sparrows, meadow-lark, bobolink, thrushes, chickadee, wrens, brown thrasher, gold finch, cedar wax-wing, flycatchers, nuthatches, flicker (golden-winged woodpecker), downy and hairy woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeak, Baltimore oriole, barnswallow, chimney swift, purple martin, purple finch (linnet), vireos and several species of warblers.

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  • His father, Jonas Priestley, a woollen-cloth dresser of moderate means, was the son of a member of the Established Church, but both he and his wife, the only daughter of a farmer named Swift, were Nonconformists.

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  • As soon as Natasha, sitting at the head of Prince Andrew's bed, heard of Princess Mary's arrival, she softly left his room and hastened to her with those swift steps that had sounded buoyant to Princess Mary.

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  • The lord lieutenant had a strong personal liking for Swift, who was also a friend of Lady Carteret's family.

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  • Five well-contrasted types of scenery in Derbyshire are clearly traceable to as many varieties of rock; the bleak dry uplands of the north and east, with deep-cut ravines and swift clear streams, are due to the great mass of Mountain Limestone; round the limestone boundary are the valleys with soft outlines in the Pendleside Shales; these are succeeded by the rugged moorlands, covered with heather and peat, which are due to the Millstone Grit series; eastward lies the Derbyshire Coalfield with its gently moulded grasscovered hills; southward is the more level tract of red Triassic rocks.

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  • II, 12): there is no observable relation between exertion and result in life: the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong; 1 The Hebrew has the definite article," the whole,"TO ray.

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  • The advantage of position being thus lost, the Spanish infantry rose and flung itself on the attackers; the landsknechts and the French bands were disordered by the fury of the counterstroke, being unaccustomed to deal with the swift, leaping, and crouching attack of swordsmen with bucklers.

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  • Neither Pope nor Swift, who perhaps excelled him in particular branches of literary production, approached him in range of genius, or in encyclopaedic versatility.

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  • Meanwhile Macdonald, after struggling through central Italy, had defeated an Austrian force at Modena (June 12, 1799), but Suvarov was able by swift movements utterly to overthrow him at the Trebbia (June 1719).

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  • When disturbed they go off at a swift trot, which soon leaves all pursuit from a man on foot far behind; but if chased by a horseman they break into a gallop, which they can keep up for some distance.

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  • For driving the nail home no one but Swift excels him, and Swift perhaps only in The Drapier's Letters.

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  • The creek was clear and swift.

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  • He was swift and clean as a good journeyman.

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  • In agility they are unsurpassed; in fact they are stated to be so swift in their movements as to be able to capture birds on the wing with their paws.

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  • So, what's it gonna be, The Carpenters or Taylor Swift?

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  • In the first months of his tenure of office he had to deal with the furious opposition to Wood's halfpence, and to counteract the effect of Swift's Draper's Letters.

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  • known lines of Swift.

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  • Soc., 1906, pp. 277-375) through Mexico into the United States, where C. sexlineatus, the "swift," has spread over most of the Union.

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  • Swift's aim was limited to co-operation in what was then deemed the well-deserved putting down of xxvi.

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  • Next year Wotton declared that Swift had borrowed his Combat des livres from the Histoire poetique de la guerre nouvellement declaree entre les anciens et les modernes (Paris, 1688).

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  • Swift was manifestly extremely imperfectly acquainted with the facts of the case at issue.

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  • In addition to floc), Temple left to Swift the trust and profit of publishing his posthumous writings.

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  • The resulting profit was small, and Swift's editorial duties brought him into acrimonious relation with Lady Giffard.

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  • The dedication to King William was to have procured Swift an English prebend, but this miscarried owing to the negligence or indifference of Henry Sidney, earl of Romney.

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  • Swift then accepted an offer from Lord Berkeley, who in the summer of 1699 was appointed one of the lords justices of Ireland.

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  • Swift was to be his chaplain and secretary, but upon reaching Ireland Berkeley gave the secretaryship to a Mr Bushe, who had persuaded him that it was an unfit post for a clergyman.

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  • The rich deanery of Derry then became vacant and Swift applied for it.

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  • The secretary y had already accepted a bribe, but Swift was informed that he might still have the place for 100o.

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  • With bitter indignation Swift denounced the simony and threw up his chaplaincy, but he was ultimately reconciled to Berkeley by the presentation to the rectory of Agher in Meath with the united vicarages of Laracor and Rathbeggan, to which was added the prebend of Dunlavin in St Patrick's - the total value being about 230 a year.

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  • It is, indeed, if not the most amusing of Swift's satirical works, the most strikingly original, and the one in which the compass of his powers is most fully displayed.

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  • There is nothing in the book inconsistent with Swift's professed and real character as a sturdy Church of England parson, who accepted the doctrines of his Church as an essential constituent of the social order around him, battled for them with the fidelity of a soldier defending his colours, and held it no part of his duty to understand, interpret, or assimilate them.

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  • In February 1701 Swift took his D.D.

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  • The melancholy tale of Swift's attachment will be more conveniently narrated in another place, and is only alluded to here for the sake of chronology.

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  • From this point of view Swift's sympathies were entirely with the Tories.

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  • This notice attracted Swift's attention, and in January 1708 he issued predictions for the ensuing year by Isaac Bickerstaff, written to prevent the people of England being imposed upon by vulgar almanac makers.

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  • So the King sent swift messengers to all parts of the world to summon every evil creature to his aid.

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  • During this time, come in with a swift attack.

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  • Taylor Swift MP3 songs are easy to locate.

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  • The outlet of the lake is a swift river 65 m.

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  • Swift as before to strike, in three months' time he had deftly turned his own word against the would-be master by administering Due Correction for Mr Hobbes, or School Discipline for not saying his Lessons right, in a piece that differed from the Elenchus only in being more biting and unrestrained.

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  • That knowledge he had derived partly from books, and partly from sources which had long been closed: from old Grub Street traditions; from the talk of forgotten poetasters and pamphleteers, who had long been lying in parish vaults; from the recollections of such men as Gilbert Walmesley, who had conversed with the wits of Button, Cibber, who had mutilated the plays of two generations of dramatists, Orrery, who had been admitted to the society of Swift and Savage, who had rendered services of no very honourable kind to Pope.

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  • The Polish districts produce swift Hussar horses of a semi-eastern type.

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  • Again he joined the emperor, but his punishment was swift and sure, as Turenne and Wrangel again marched into the electorate and defeated the Bavarians at Zusmarshausen, near Augsburg, in May 1648.

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  • Meanwhile, what is now Kansas City, and was then Westport Landing, being on the river where a swift current wore a rocky shore, steadily increased in importance and overshadowed Westport.

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  • Jiul; and the White and the Swift Kbriis are the other principal rivers.

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  • Large galleys could not anchor in the bay of Zengg, which is shallow and exposed to sudden gales, so the Uskoks fitted out a fleet of swift boats, light enough to navigate the smallest creeks and inlets of the Illyrian shore, and easily sunk and recovered, if a temporary landing became necessary.

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  • His father, the god Ares-Hippius, gave him winged horses swift as the wind, and Oenomaiis promised his daughter to the man who could outstrip him in the chariot race, hoping thus to prevent her marriage altogether.

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  • Some of his lectures have been published, particularly those concerning Ireland: Histoire du regime agraire de l'Irlande (1883); Considerations sur l'histoire politique de l'Irlande (1885); and Jonathan Swift, son action politique en Irlande (1886).

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  • The clash of arms breaks upon his pagan paradise with no uncertain sound; he is swift in narrative, breathless in escapade.

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  • From February 1708 to April 1709 Swift was in London, urging upon the Godolphin administration the claims of the Irish clergy to the first-fruits and twentieths ("Queen Anne's Bounty"), which brought in about £2500 a year, already granted to their brethren in England.

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  • This Swift would not agree to.

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  • Swift did not bring about the revolution with which, notwithstanding, he associated his name.

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  • Swift was naturally a little sore at seeing the see of Hereford slipping through his fingers.

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  • These are ideal dusters for your mini blinds and can make the job a swift and easy task if performed regularly.

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  • Thanks to Swift's teen fans, the title became as popular as "Love Story".

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  • Next he places the parrots (q.v.), and then the vast assemblage of " Passereaux "- which he declares to be all of one type, even genera like Pipra (manakin, q.v.) and Pitta - and concludes with the somewhat heterogeneous conglomeration of forms, beginning with Cypselus (swift, q.v.), that so many systematists have been accustomed to call Picariae, though to them as a group he assigns no name.

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  • The crew was supposed to consist of fifty, agreeing in number with the fifty oars of the "Argo," so called from its builder Argos, the son of Phrixus, or from apryos (swift).

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  • In 1705 appeared The Consolidator, or Memoirs of Sundry Transactions from the World in the Moon, a political satire which is supposed to have given some hints for Swift's Gulliver's Travels; and at the end of the year Defoe performed a secret mission, the first of several of the kind, for Harley.

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  • In 1711 he founded the 4 Swift's Inquiry into the Behaviour of the Queen's Last Ministry; Mrs Delaney's Correspondence, 2 ser., iii.

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  • "The earl of Oxford was removed on Tuesday," he wrote to Swift on the 3rd of August, "the queen died on Sunday!

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  • 4 Bolingbroke to Swift, June 24th, 1727.

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  • His most brilliant gift was his eloquence, which according to Swift was acknowledged by men of all factions to be unrivalled.

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  • Parke in 1798, and by Grimoard, Lettres historiques, politiques, philosophiques, &c., in 1808; for others see Pope's and Swift's Correspondence; W.

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  • In the Great Plains region and in the TransPecos Province the rivers have cut deep canyons, and the character of the longer rivers in their upper courses varies from mere rivulets late in summer to swift and powerful streams during spring freshets.

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  • Coyotes or prairie wolves (of which there is a local sub-species, Canis nebracensis texensis), grey wolves, prairie dogs (gophers), and jack rabbits are common on the plains; less common are the grey wolf or lobo (Canis griseus) and the timber wolf; and there are several species of foxes, including the swift.

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  • The tree swift, or scaly lizard, is also an inhabitant of western and south-western Texas.

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  • 2 Both Swift and Franklin made sport of the typical astrologer almanack-maker.

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  • John Arbuthnot, Queen Anne's physician and the friend of Swift and Pope, was a.

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  • This disappointment, aggravated as it was by certain lines written by Dean Swift, affected Ditton's health to such a degree that he died in the following year, on the 15th of October 1715.

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  • By one of his swift and secret flank marches he placed his corps on the flank of the enemy, and on the 2nd of May flung them against the Federal NI.

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  • Swift runners carried burning brands to.

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  • The headwaters of the rivers are for the most part mountain streams or elevated lakes; farther on their swift and winding currents - flowing sometimes between wide intervales, sometimes between rocky banks - are marked by numerous falls and fed by lakes.

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  • This cathedral contains the monuments of several illustrious persons, amongst which the most celebrated are those of Swift (dean of this cathedral), of Mrs Hester Johnson, immortalized under the name of "Stella"; of Archbishop Marsh; of the first earl of Cork; and of Duke Schomberg, who fell at the battle of the Boyne.

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  • Lunatics are maintained in St Patrick's hospital, founded in 1745, pursuant to the will of Dean Swift, and conducted by governors appointed under the charter of incorporation.

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  • The city has a large jobbing trade, a coal supply from rich deposits in Pierce county, and abundant water-power from swift mountain streams, which is used for generating electricity for municipal and industrial use.

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  • Swift also, being satirically referred to in the book, made it the subject of a caricature.

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  • 1699), and Swift worked here as his secretary.

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  • The stone-built cases of the carnivorous Hydropsychid larvae are familiar objects in the water of swift streams.

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  • From 5707 he had been engaged as college tutor; in 1712 he paid a short visit to England, and in April 1713 he was presented by Swift at court.

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  • The following year Miss Vanhomrigh, Swift's Vanessa, left him half her property.

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  • Many of them, like ungulates, are specialized for swift running, and have unusually long limbs, with ridges developed on the articular surfaces of the lower bones; the clavicles are more or less reduced; the thorax is more compressed than usual, with a narrower breast-bone; and there is a marked tendency to the reduction or loss of the lateral toes, more especially in the hind limb.

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  • Other works are A Discourse concerning a New Planet (1640); Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger (1641), a work of some ingenuity on the means of rapid correspondence; and Mathematical Magick (1648).

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  • The little Skell descends from the uplands of Pateley Moor to the west a clear swift stream, traversing a valley clothed with woods, conspicuous among which are some ancient yew trees which may have sheltered the monks who first sought retreat here.

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  • It sits crouching on the ground during the day, with its bill pointing in the air, a position from which it is not easily roused, and even when it takes wing, its flight is neither swift nor long sustained.

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  • They were to be supported by five bombarding monitors ("Marshal Soult," "Lord Clive," "Prince Eugene," "General Crawford," M24 and M26) and covered by five British destroyers ("Swift," "Faulknor," "Matchless," "Mastiff" and "Afridi"), with three British destroyers and six French torpedo boats attending on the monitors ("Mentor," "Lightfoot," "Zubian," "Lestin," "Capitaine Mehl," "Francis Gamier," "Roux," "Bouclier").

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  • Hamilton Benn were busy laying a smoke screen, supported by the "Faulknor" (flying Commodore Hubert Lyne's broad pendant), "Lightfoot," "Mastiff," "Afridi," "Swift" and "Matchless."

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  • As characteristic birds of the snow-region may be mentioned the alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax alpinus), which is frequently seen at the summits even of the loftiest mountains, the alpine swift (Cypselus melba), the wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), snow-finch (Montifringilla nivalis) and ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus); the geographical distribution of this last being similar to that of the mountain hare.

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  • It is doubtful how far Swift derived his idea of the immortal Struldbrugs from the notion of the Wandering Jew.

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  • The upward ascent of the column of gases is as swift as the descent of the solid charge is slow.

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  • Darwin Swift (Oxford, 1894).

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  • This was the constitution which Molyneux and Swift had denounced, which Flood had attacked, and which Grattan was to destroy.

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  • Spirit of Swift, spirit of Molyneux, your genius has prevailed!

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  • As the mouth of the river is obstructed by a bar and its current is swift, the anchorage is outside in an open roadstead, only slightly protected on the south.

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  • A great part of the country, however, is still compelled to use the most primitive means of communication-mule paths, fords in the smaller streams in the dry season, and rude suspension bridges across deep gorges and swift mountain torrents.

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  • Goethe's classic principles, when applied to the swift, direct art of the theatre, were doomed to failure, and Die natiirliche Tochter, notwithstanding its good theoretic intention, remains the most lifeless and shadowy of all his dramas.

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  • Spoµas, Spo / 2 Bos, running, Spaµ€iv, to run), a word applied to swift riding camels of either the Arabian or the Bactrian species.

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  • Darwin Swift (Clarendon Press, 1894), in which are many references to authorities.

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  • The give and take of thought had by a swift transformation of values come by something more than its own.

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  • Its swift and deadly dart was likened to the lightning; equally marvellous seemed its fatal power.

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  • The first great inrush of population, following the discovery of gold and the opening of the railway, brought many desperate characters, who were held in check only by the stern, swift measures of frontier justice.

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  • The Cypselus esculentus, or edible-nest swift, is very common, and the nests, which are built mostly in limestone caves, are esteemed the best in the archipelago.

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  • The increase of railway accommodation has been swift.

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  • The best account of Brook Farm is Lindsay Swift's Brook Farm, Its Members, Scholars and Visitors (New York, 1900).

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  • They are great leapers and swift runners, mostly frequenting open stony plains.

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  • The peculiar greatness and value of both Juvenal and Tacitus is that they did not shut their eyes to the evil through which they had lived, but deeply resented it - the one with a vehement and burning passion, like the " saeva indignatio " of Swift, the other with perhaps even deeper but more restrained emotions of mingled scorn and sorrow, like the scorn and sorrow of Milton when " fallen on evil days and evil tongues."

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  • The picture drawn may be a caricature, or a misrepresentation of the fact - as that of the father of Demosthenes, " blear-eyed with the soot of the glowing mass," &c. - but it is, with rare exceptions, realistically conceived, and it is brought before us with the vivid touches of a Defoe or a Swift, or of the great pictorial satirist of the 18th century, Hogarth.

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  • (4) From 1499 to 1580 Portugal acquired an empire stretching from Brazil eastward to the Moluccas, reached the zenith of its prosperity and entered upon a period of swift decline.

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  • It lies in a pleasant undulating country on the small river Swift, an affluent of the Avon.

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  • The exhumation and burning of his body in 1428, when the ashes were cast into the Swift, gave rise to the saying that their distribution by the river to the ocean resembled that of Wycliffe's doctrines over the world.

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  • Of river names the Blackwater, Witham, Ashburne, Swift, Washburn, Loxly, Wythburn, Eamont are perhaps English and so also may be the Waveney in Suffolk.

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  • Both of these rivers have their sources in lofty mountain masses, and are swift and powerful streams carrying with them much silt; their passes over the water-parting N.

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  • The rapid exhaustion in late years of the caribou, seals and other animals, once the food or stockin-trade of the Aleuts and other races, threatens more and more the swift depletion of the natives.

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  • But the genius from which it came - the swift faculty of perception, the lofty imagination, the idealizing spirit enamoured of reality - was the secret source of all Emerson's greatness as a speaker and as a writer.

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  • Swift, who was intimate with him, speaks of him as "an arrant knave"; but the dean may have been disappointed at being unmentioned in Rivers's will, for he made a fierce comment on the earl's bequests to his mistresses and his neglect of his friends.

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  • Sinaia resembles a large model village, widely scattered among the pine forests of the lower Carpathians, and along the banks of the Prahova, a swift alpine stream.

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  • JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745), dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, British satirist, was born at No.

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  • 7 Hoey's Court, Dublin, on the 30th of November 1667, a few months after the death of his father, Jonathan Swift (1640-1667), who married about 1664 Abigaile Erick, of an old Leicestershire family.

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  • His grandfather, Thomas Swift, vicar of Goodrich near Ross, appears to have been a doughty member of the church militant, who lost his possessions by taking the losing side in the Civil War and died in 1658 before the restoration could bring him redress.

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  • Hence the familiarity of the poet's well-known "cooling-card" to the budding genius of his kinsman Jonathan: "Cousin Swift, you will never be a poet."

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  • The patronage of his uncle galled him: he was dull and unhappy We find in Swift few signs of precocious genius.

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  • In 1688 the rich uncle, whose supposed riches had dwindled so much that at his death he was almost insolvent, died, having decayed, it would seem, not less in mind than in body and estate, and Swift sought counsel of his mother at Leicester.

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  • After a brief residence with his mother, who was needlessly alarmed at the idea of her son falling a victim to some casual coquette, Swift towards the close of 1689 entered upon an engagement as secretary to Sir William Temple, whose wife (Dorothy Osborne) was distantly related to Mrs Swift.

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  • It was at Moor Park, near Farnham, the residence to which Temple had retired to cultivate apricots after the rapid decline of his influence during the critical period of Charles II.'s reign (1679-1681), that Swift's acquaintance with Esther Johnson, the "Stella" of the famous Journal, was begun.

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  • Swift was twenty-two and Esther eight years old at the time, and a curious friendship sprang up between them.

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  • On his arrival at Moor Park, Swift was, in his own words, a raw, inexperienced youth, and his duties were merely those of accountkeeper and amanuensis: his ability gradually won him the confidence of his employer, and he was entrusted with some important missions.

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  • William remained unconvinced and Swift's vanity received a useful lesson.

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  • Next year, however, Swift (who had in the meantime obtained the degree of M.A.

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  • A certificate of conduct while under Temple's roof was required by all the Irish bishops he consulted before they would proceed in the matter of his ordination, and after five months' delay, caused by wounded pride, Swift had to kiss the rod and solicit in obsequious terms the favour of a testimonial from his discarded patron.

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  • Forgiveness was easy to a man of Temple's elevation and temperament, and he not only despatched the necessary recommendation but added a personal request which obtained for Swift the small prebend of Kilroot near Belfast (January 1695), where the new incumbent carried on a premature flirtation with a Miss Jane Waring, whom he called "Varina."

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  • Swift's Battle of the Books was written in 1697 expressly to refute this.

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  • Anne was particularly amenable to the influence of priestly and female favourites, and it must be considered a proof of the strong interest made for Swift that she was eventually persuaded to appoint him to the deanery of St Patrick's, Dublin, vacant by the removal of Bishop Sterne to Dromore.

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  • Swift's endeavours after an accommodation were as fruitless as unremitting.

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  • One of his pamphlets against the latter (The Public Spirit of the Whigs set forth in their Generous Encouragement of the Author of the Crisis, 1714) was near involving him in a prosecution, some invectives against the Scottish peers having proved so exasperating to Argyll and others that they repaired to the queen to demand the punishment of the author, of whose identity there could be no doubt, although, like all Swift's writings, except the Proposal for the Extension of Religion, the pamphlet had been published anonymously.

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  • The immediate withdrawal of the offensive passage, and a sham prosecution instituted against the printer, extricated Swift from his danger.

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  • Foreseeing, as is probable, the impending fall of the former, Swift retired to Upper Letcombe, in Berkshire, and there spent some weeks in the strictest seclusion.

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  • The utter exclusion of Whigs as well as Dissenters from office, the remodelling of the army, the imposition of the most rigid restraints on the heir to the throne - such were the measures which, by recommending, Swift tacitly admitted to be necessary to the triumph of his party.

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  • Bolingbroke's daring spirit, however, recoiled from no extreme, and, fortunately for Swift, he added so much of his own to the latter's MS. that the production was first delayed and then, upon the news of Anne's death, immediately suppressed.

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  • This incident but just anticipated the revolution which, after Bolingbroke had enjoyed a three days' triumph over Oxford, drove him into:exile and prostrated his party, but enabled Swift to perform the noblest action of his life.

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  • When, a few days afterwards, Oxford was in prison and in danger of his life, Swift begged to share his captivity; and it was only on the offer being declined that he finally directed his steps towards Ireland, where he was very ill received.

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  • These four busy years of Swift's London life had not been entirely engrossed by politics.

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  • To Swift it meant for the time the fall from unique authority to absolute insignificance.

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  • Varina was avenged by Vanessa, who pursued Swift to far other purpose.

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  • February 14, 1690), the daughter of a Dublin merchant of Dutch origin, who died in 1703 leaving 16,000, had become known to Swift at the height of his political influence.

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  • Swift, on the other hand, was devoid of passion.

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  • Had the solution of marriage been open Stella would undoubtedly have been Swift's choice.

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  • It was rumoured at the time that Stella was the natural daughter of Temple, and Swift himself at times seems to have been doubtful as to his own paternity.

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  • From the same source sprang the report of Swift's marriage to Stella by Bishop Ashe in the deanery garden at Clogher in the summer of 1716.

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  • The ceremony, it is suggested, may have been extorted by the jealousy of Stella and have been accompanied by the express condition on Swift's side that the marriage was never to be avowed.

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  • John Lyon, Swift's constant attendant from 1735 onwards, disbelieved the story.

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  • It was accepted by the early biographers, Deane Swift, Orrery, Delany and Sheridan; also by Johnson, Scott, Dr Garnett, Craik, Dr Bernard and others.

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  • Sir Walter Scott found the Abbey garden at Celbridge still full of laurels, several of which she was accustomed to plant whenever she expected Swift, and the table at which they had been used to sit was still shown.

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  • Worn out with his evasions, she at last (1723) took the desperate step of writing to Stella or, according to another account, to Swift himself, demanding to know the nature of the connexion with him, and this terminated the melancholy history as with a clap of thunder.

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  • Stella sent her rival's letter to Swift, and retired to a friend's house.

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  • Swift rode down to Marley Abbey with a terrible countenance, petrified Vanessa by his frown, and departed without a word, flinging down a packet which only contained her own letter to Stella.

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  • The grief which the gradual decay of her health evidently occasioned Swift is sufficient proof of the sincerity of his attachment, as he understood it.

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  • A lock of her hair is preserved, with the inscription in Swift's handwriting, most affecting in its apparent cynicism, "Only a woman's hair!"

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  • Between the death of Vanessa and the death of Stella came the greatest political and the greatest literary triumph of Swift's life.

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  • Swift now had his opportunity, and the famous six letters signed M.

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  • None could be procured; the public passion swept everything before it; the patent was cancelled; Wood was compensated by a pension; Swift was raised to a height of popularity which he retained for the rest of his life; and the only real sufferers were the Irish people, who lost a convenience so badly needed that they might well have afforded to connive at Wood's illicit profits.

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  • Swift's pamphlets, written in a style more level with the popular intelligence than even his own ordinary manner, are models alike to the controversialist who aids a good cause and to him who is burdened with a bad one.

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  • The noise of the Drapier Letters had hardly died away when Swift acquired a more durable glory by the publication of Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in four parts.

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  • Swift was afraid of the reception the book would meet with, especially in political circles.

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  • The keenness of the satire on courts, parties and statesmen certainly suggests that it was planned while Swift's disappointments as a public man were still rankling and recent.

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  • It is Swift's peculiar good fortune that his book can dispense with the interpretation of which it is nevertheless susceptible, and may be equally enjoyed whether its inner meaning is apprehended or not.

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  • The third part, equally masterly in composition, is less felicitous in invention; and in the fourth Swift has indeed carried out his design of vexing the world at his own cost.

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  • While Gulliver is infinitely the most famous and popular of Swift's works, it exhibits no greater powers of mind than many others.

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  • The laborious attempts that have been made, particularly in Germany, to affiliate the Travels only serve to bring Swift's essential originality into stronger relief.

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  • Travellers' tales were deliberately embalmed by Swift in the amber of his irony.

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  • Swift's grave humour and power of enforcing momentous truth by ludicrous exaggeration were next displayed in his Modest Proposal for Preventing the' Children of Poor People from being a Burden to their Parents or the Country, by fattening and eating them (1729), a parallel to the Argument against Abolishing Christianity, and as great a masterpiece of tragic as the latter is of comic irony.

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  • As in the Directions, the satire, though cutting, is good-natured, and the piece shows more animal spirits than usual in Swift's latter years.

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  • I am, for those few days, yours entirely - Jonathan Swift.

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  • In March 1742 it was necessary to appoint guardians of Swift's person and estate.

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  • As a consequence of that paralysis, but not before, the brain, already weakened by senile decay, at length gave way, and Swift sank into the dementia which preceded his death."

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  • The stress which Swift thus laid upon his character as an assertor of liberty has hardly been ratified by posterity, which has apparently neglected the patriot for the genius and the wit.

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  • Swift inoculated the Scriblerus Club with his own hatred of pedantry, cant and circumlocution.

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  • Yet as the author of Gulliver he is still read all over the world, while in England discipleship to Swift is recognized as one of the surest passports to a prose style.

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  • Among those upon whom Swift's influence has been most discernible may be mentioned Chesterfield, Smollett, Cobbett, Hazlitt, Scott, Borrow, Newman, Belloc.

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  • - Among the authorities for Swift's life the first place is still of course occupied by his own writings, especially the fragment of autobiography now at Trinity College, Dublin, and his Correspondence, which still awaits an authoritative annotated edition.

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  • Twenty-five of these letters on Swift's death became the property of Dr Lyon.

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  • Forty additional letters were published by Dean Swift in 1768 (of these only No.

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  • The Vanessa correspondence was used by Sheridan, but first published in full by Sir Walter Scott, and Swift's letters to his friend Knightley Chetwode of Woodbrook between 1714 and 1731, over fifty in number, were first issued by Dr Birkbeck Hill in 1899.

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  • The anecdotes of Swift related in Spence, Laetitia Pilkington, Wilson's Swiftiana, Delany's Autobiography, &c., though often amusing, can hardly be accepted as authentic.

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  • Twelve portraits of Swift are included in the work, in addition to two portraits of Stella and one of Vanessa.

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  • "Valuable Notes for a Bibliography of Swift" were published by Dr S.

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  • in a distance of 2 m., but the current is swift and the channel tortuous for a distance of 20 m., which make it impossible for the light-draught, flat-bottomed steamers of the lower river to ascend them.

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  • Let us, the inhabitants of the Cape Colony, be swift to recognize that we are one people, cast together under a glorious flag of liberty, with heads clear enough to appreciate the freedom we enjoy, and hearts resolute to maintain our true privileges; let us desist from reproaching and insulting one another, and, rejoicing that we have this goodly land as a common heritage, remember that by united action only can we realize its grand possibilities.

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  • As far as it concerns the party politics of England, there is much about the peace in Dean Swift's works.

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  • The Ruizi (180 m.) is a deep, wide and swift stream with sinuous course flowing in part through great gorges and in part through large swamps.

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  • 46° 9 ', he discovered a bay whose swift currents led him to suspect that he was in the mouth of a large river or strait.

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  • In London he met Swift, who procured him a chaplaincy at Hull.

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  • The citizens of London welcomed him, but he was not secure of his success till by a swift swoop on Winchester he obtained possession of the royal treasurean all-important factor in a crisis, as Henry I.

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  • Social diarists of great value appear after the Restoration in Pepys, Evelyn, Reresby, Narcissus Luttrell and Swift (Journal to Stella), and political writing grows more important as a source of history, whether it takes the form of Bacons (ed.

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  • Political writing is at its best from Halifax to Cobbett, and its three greatest names are perhaps Swift, Junius and Burke, though Steele, Defoe, Bolingbroke and Dr Johnson are not far behind, while Cannings contributions to the A4nti-Jacobin and Gillrays caricatures require mention.

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  • The more characteristic and useful birds include many species of the sparrow, such as the song, swamp, Lincoln's chipping and field sparrow; the bank, barn, cliff, white-bellied and rough-winged swallow, as well as the purple martin and the chimney swift; ten or more species of fly-catchers, including the least, arcadian, phoebe, wood pewee, olive-sided and king bird; about ten species of woodpeckers, of which the more common are the downy, hairy, yellowbellied and golden-winged (flicker); about thirty species of warblers, including the parula, cerulean, Blackburnian, prothonotary, yellow Nashville, red-start, worm-eating and chestnut-sided; and four or five species of vireos.

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  • The Gave de Pau, a larger stream than the Adour, passes Pau and Orthez, but its current is so swift that it is only navigable for a few miles above its junction with the Adour.

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  • Wallace exacted swift vengeance.

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  • The self or the will can no longer be looked upon as possessing a kind of imperium in imperio, " this way and that dividing the swift mind."

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  • In the view of primitive Christians ordinary human society was a world temporarily surrendered to Satanic rule, over which a swift and sudden destruction was impending; in such a world the little band who were gathered in the ark of the church could have no part or lot, - the only attitude they could maintain was that of passive alienation.

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  • Meyer, Swift and Lichtenberg (1886); F.

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  • Of those species that frequent the North Atlantic, the common StormPetrel, Procellaria pelagica, a little bird which has to the ordinary eye rather the look of a Swift or Swallow, is the "Mother Carey's chicken" of sailors, and is widely believed to be the harbinger of bad weather; but seamen hardly discriminate between this and others nearly resembling it in appearance, such as Leach's or the Fork-tailed Petrel, Cymochorea leucorrhoa, a rather larger but less common bird, and Wilson's Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, the type of the Family Oceanitidae mentioned above, which is more common on the American side.

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  • fol., 1724-1734) ran through many editions before it was reprinted at the Clarendon Press (6 vols., 1823, and supplementary volume, 1833) with the suppressed passages of the first volume and notes by the earls of Dartmouth and Hardwicke, with the remarks of Swift.

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  • The tremendous uproar raised by Swift about Wood's halfpence was heightened by the fact that Wood shared his profits with the duchess of Kendal, the mistress of George I.

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  • In 1708 Swift declared that the Papists were politically as inconsiderable as the women and children.

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  • Writers the most unlike each other - Swift and Hugh Boulter, George Berkeley and George Stone, Arthur Young and Dr Thomas Campbell - all tell the same tale.

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  • Swift and Berkeley did not consider themselves Irishmen at all.

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  • Faulkner (1770); the Works of Dean Swift; John Campbell's Philosophical Survey of Ireland (1778); Arthur Young's Tour in Ireland (1780); Henry Grattan's Life of the Right Hon.

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  • In the Piedmont Plateau region the current of the rivers is usually swift, and not infrequently there are falls or rapids; but in the Coastal Plain region the current becomes sluggish, and in times of high water the rivers spread over wide areas.

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  • Night is a person in Greek mythology, and in the fourteenth book of the Iliad we read that Zeus abstained from punishing Sleep " because he feared to offend swift Night."

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  • Odin would thus (if we admit the etymology) be the swift goer, the " ganger," and it seems superfluous to make him (with Grimm) " the all-powerful, all-permeating being," a very abstract and scarcely an early conception.

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  • between the duke of France and the emperor, who could count on the archbishop of Reims, Lothair made peace with Otto-a great mistake, which cost him the prestige he had gained among his nobles by his fairly successful struggle with the emperor, drawing down upon him, moreover, the swift wrath of Hugh, who thought himself tricked.

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  • Swift was another appreciative visitor.

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  • work of the reconquest was now completed with swift steps.

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  • With their eyes on the ends of the earth, and a ring of enemies from Constantinople to the Antilles, the Spaniards fought, with steadily diminishing material resources, with a character and intellect which shrivelled by swift degrees.

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  • Swift, in his reply, abused him for his want of manners in giving a gentleman the lie, answered his arguments seriatim, and declared that the evidence of the publication of another almanac was wholly irrelevant, "for Gadbury, Poor Robin, Dove and Way do yearly publish their almanacs, though several of them have been dead since before the Revolution."

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  • The lower stream is beset with numerous rapids, called pontos, and is subject to swift and violent inundations.

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  • Swift & Son.

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  • Another very good adjustment is that of Messrs Swift & Son, shown in fig.

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  • - THE Demonstration Microscope (Swift) .

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  • There are many kinds of birds, notably the megapod (Megapodius nic.), the edible-nest-building swift (Collocalia nidifica), the hackled and pied pigeons (Calaenas nic. and Carpophaga bicolor), a paroquet (Palaeornis caniceps) and an oriole (Oriolus macrourus).

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  • It did not exist in Ireland in 1617, when Fynes Morison wrote his Itinerary, but it had appeared there within a hundred years later, when Swift mentions its occurrences in his Journal to Stella, 9th July 1711.

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  • He nudged Diablo into a swift walk.

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  • If they do, death will be swift and painless.

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  • While spending the day with Cynthia Byrne was of itself a pleasant contemplation, accompanying relatives to identify corpses, especially those that had been under water for a week, was, in Dean's estimation, right up there with root canals and swift kicks in the you-know-whats.

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  • The evening culminated in the presentation of the Textron trophy for achievements in cricket groundsmanship to a very surprised Geoff Swift.

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  • achromatic parfocal lenses, the Swift is of quality comparable to the better student microscopes.

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  • The first Overseas player application is from Oulton Park who wish to register Australian all-rounder Jason Swift from Canberra.

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  • There was a squeal of pain and fear, and a swift, fierce altercation.

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  • Common swift Apus apus Several seen around the Valley of the Kings and at Kom Ombo.

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  • Apus caffer - White-rumped Swift Comoé NP: commonest swift, also recorded in other parts of the country a couple of times 77.

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  • Here are a few types of swifts: The chimney swift nests in walls, unused chimneys, around towns.

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  • The fourth boat rectified last year's lower boat debacle with four swift bumps, all within the minute.

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  • The last decade of Swift's life was not happy.

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  • With the shares beating a swift passage south, the final denouement started at a board meeting on August 12.

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  • disease progression can be swift.

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  • She also took swift actions to ensure rider safety and minimize distress and delay after the unexpected death of a French athlete's horse.

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  • expendable launch vehicle stands ready to launch the Swift spacecraft.

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  • The A55 coastal expressway is within 3 miles offering swift road access to the North Wales Coastal towns.

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  • feeds on insects, catching them in the same way as a swift in flight.

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  • Great thoughts burn within us like fiery seeds, Swift to flame out a red fruitage of deeds.

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  • Swallows 4 star awarded accommodations The Old Courtyard Swift and Swallow Cottage are two newly converted 4-star accommodation very tastefully furbished.

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  • glide swift gliding motion was more like the skimming of the swallow than the skating of a man.

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  • I got a glimpse of a Black Swift just outside town.

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  • Related articles Meet Joe Swift Find out more about this gardening guru, the presenter of Garden Makers.

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  • Light boats sail swift, tho greater hulks draw deep.

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  • When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight.

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  • Being caught doing any indiscretion, warranted punishment that was both, swift and brutal.

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  • last decade of Swift's life was not happy.

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  • laws of physics and stops dead in the swift water.

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  • Russia's swift seizure of the arms control initiative helped shift the logjam.

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  • thus miscellaneous works by Milton, Dryden, Defoe and Swift, among others, were excluded by the corpus team.

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  • misjudgery's replay was swift with a County defender completely misjudging the flight of a through ball.

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  • so murderous was this firepower, and the river's current so swift, that these Divisions could not fight their way across.

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  • However a quick posting to the relevant newsgroup often gives you a swift response to your problem.

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  • pallid swift had been seen near the Country Park at Filey.

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  • One could hear the swift, soft, bounding steps coming along the corridor, like the pads of a fleeing and leaping panther.

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  • Sierra Pole Creek To show photomicrographs with the Swift microscope, we skip ahead to May of 2001.

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  • Last chance saloon A swift pint, then back into detox.

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  • Suzuki Swift: Tiny revolution It looks like the Mini's little brother, bristles with technology and costs a pittance.

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  • preamble Good morning, good morning and welcome to our coverage of the final game in this swift series.

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  • pulsateone swift swipe Nols expertly kills the bullock and tears out its still pulsating heart.

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  • resigned sigh and a swift move on to the next question.

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  • Rich Wadner was comfortably the top rookie this year in his beautifully turned out Swift SC92, and will be worth watching next season.

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  • He also waited with me as Diane turned up and had a swift scoot around the church too.

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  • seaworthy, turbine engined ships, such as HMS Swift of 1907.

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  • George Swift was a nineteen year old shoemaker in 1819.

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  • Yet the Swift manages to look individual in a complex world, and that rounded snout gives errant pedestrians a sporting chance of survival.

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  • Then came the swish of swift sharp spears seeking the mortal flesh of adversaries.

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  • swift pint, then back into detox.

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  • swift counter-attacks.

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  • swift glance as the band struck up with Deliverance and decided it was time to go!

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  • swift messengers to all parts of the world to summon every evil creature to his aid.

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  • swift kick up the backside can do to a boy!

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  • swift departure to airport at a realistic price.

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  • The expansion has been remarkably swift given that Bangors House has been in business for just three years.

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  • We needn't have worried tho as it was more of a drift down the river (surprisingly swift ).

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  • However, forward progress was incredibly swift and always accompanied by a soundtrack that was pure MG RV8.

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  • After joining the Chester and District League Fourth Division they made fairly swift progress and by 1969 had reached Division One.

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  • Military operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term.

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  • Just to say many thanks for the extremely swift dispatch of the replacement wheel.

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  • swift to shed innocent blood.

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  • There were chimneys we climbed; there were boulders we scaled; and the streams that ran swift after rain.

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  • Lightweight " Swift Lite " buggy for babies and growing toddlers.

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  • touristy bit on arrival at Chester, followed by a swift adjournment to the pub.

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  • All fields on the form must be completed fully to guarantee a swift turnaround of your request.

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  • turnaround strategies focus on the need for a swift reduction in internal overheads which can include removal of the existing management team.

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  • This swift uppercut to his own jaw seems to have woken him to the absence of an opponent.

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  • With a view to becoming a parliamentary candidate for the city of Dublin he issued in 1748-1749 a series of political addresses in which he advocated the principles of Molyneux and Swift; and he made himself so obnoxious to the government that the House of Commons voted him an enemy to the country, and issued a proclamation for his arrest, thus compelling him to retire for some years to the continent.

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  • There he completed his investigation of the comet of 1680, for which the Cotta prize was awarded to him in 1817; he correctly assigned a period of 71 years to the comet of 1812; and discovered the swift circulation of the remarkable comet which bears his name (see Comet).

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  • Moreover, the opening theme is formed of slow arpeggios; and the more modern harmonic elements, though technically chromatic, consist, from the modern point of view, rather in swift changes between nearly related keys than in chromatic blurring of the main key.

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  • He advised him to addict himself to an assiduous study of the more idiomatic English writers, such as Swift and Addison - with a view to unlearn his foreign idiom and recover his halfforgotten vernacular - a task, however, which he never perfectly accomplished.

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  • Among the smaller birds may be enumerated finches, the siskin, bullfinch, pipit, titmouse, wagtail, lark, fine-crested wren, hedge-sparrow, corn-wren, nut-hatch, starling, swallow, martin, swift, thrush, butcher bird, shrike, dipper, yellow-hammer, ortolan and a warbler (Accentor alpinus).

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  • To this cause we may ascribe his constant efforts to dazzle France by grandiose adventures and by swift, unexpected movements.

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  • When, therefore, the violent agitation in Ireland against Wood's halfpence (see Swift, Jonathan) made it necessary to replace the duke of Grafton as lord lieutenant, Carteret was sent to Dublin.

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  • peculiarities of the skeleton or portions of the skeleton of certain birds - one of the most remarkable of which is that on the component parts of the foot (pp. tot - toy) pointing out the aberration from the ordinary structure exhibited by the Goatsucker (Caprimulgus) and the Swift (Cypselus) - an aberration which, if rightly understood, would have conveyed a warning to those ornithological systematists who put their trust in birds' toes for characters on which to.

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  • "Ap1rucac, older form 'A) 47rucac, " swift robbers "), in ancient mythology, the personification of the sweeping storm-winds.

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  • VALDEMAR I., king of Denmark (1131-1182), the son of the chivalrous and popular Canute Lavard and the Russian princess Ingeborg, was born a week after his father's murder, and was carefully brought up in the religious and relatively enlightened household of Asser Rig, whose sons Absalon and EsbjSrn Snare, or "the Swift," were his playmates.

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  • sons, whose names he regarded as, together with his own, symbolic by divine appointment of certain decisive events or religious truths - Isaiah (Yesha'-yahu), meaning "Salvation - Yahweh"; Shear-Yashub, "a remnant shall return"; and Maher-shalal-hash-baz, "swift (swiftly cometh) spoil, speedy (speedily cometh) prey" (vii.

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  • Throughout his career he desired, says Swift, his intimate friend, to be thought the Alcibiades or Petronius of his age, and to mix licentious orgies with the highest political responsibilities.

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  • Swift he resembled in the occasional broadness of his humour, in his brilliantly successful use of sarcasm and irony, 2 and in his mastery of the hoax.

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  • Hester Johnson, Swift's "Stella," was the daughter of Temple's steward, whose cottage still stands.

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  • Nizolii, xxx.), is ascertained by the conspicuous harmony of their theories, and by their uniform method of swift subtlety.

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  • At Aix he came for the first time into intimate contact with Metternich, and the astute Austrian was swift to take advantage of the psychological moment.

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  • According to the same authority, one of the greatest delights of Edward the Confessor was "to follow a pack of swift hounds in pursuit of game, and to cheer them with his voice."

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  • Farming is very intensive, and crop follows crop in swift succession; in 1905 the yield of barley per acre, 44 bushels, was greater than in any other state or territory, as was the farm price per bushel on the 1st of December, 81 cents; the average yield per acre of hay was the highest in the Union in 1903, 3.46 tons, the general average being 1 54 tons,was fourth in 1904, 2 71 tons (Utah 3.54, Idaho 3 07, Nevada 3.04), the general average being I 52 tons, and was highest in 1905, 3.75 tons, the general average for the country being 1 54 tons; and in the same three years the average value per acre of hay was greater in Arizona than in any other state of the Union, being $35.78 in 1 The San Francisco yellow pine forest, with an area of some 4700 sq.

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  • We possess a large series of coins of Panticapaeum and other cities from the 5th century B.C. The gold staters of Panticapaeum beating Pan's head and a griffin are specially remarkable for their weight and fine workmanship. We have also coins with the names of the later Spartocids and a singularly complete series of dated solidi issued by the later or Achaemenian dynasty; in them may be noticed the swift degeneration of the gold solidus through silver and potin to bronze (see also Numismatics).

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  • Moor Park took him away from brooding and glooming in Ireland and brought him into the corridor of contemporary history, an intimate acquaintance with which became the chief passion of Swift's life.

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  • At Laracor, near Trim, Swift rebuilt the parsonage, made a fish-pond, and planted a garden with poplars and willows, bordering a canal.

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  • Swift may have learned that Esther means "star" from the Elementa linguae persicae of John Greaves or from some Persian scholar; but he is more likely to have seen the etymology in the form given from Jewish sources in Buxtorf's Lexicon, where the interpretation takes the more suggestive form "Stella Veneris."

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  • The poor man was obliged to issue a special almanac to assure his clients and the public that he was not dead: he was fatuous enough to add that he was not only alive at the time of writing, but that he was also demonstrably alive on the day when the knave Bickerstaff (a name borrowed by Swift from a sign in Long Acre) asserted that he died of fever.

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  • This elicited Swift's most amusing Vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.

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  • The same post brought a letter from Oxford, soliciting Swift's company in his retirement; and, to the latter's immortal honour, he hesitated not an instant in preferring the solace of his friend to the offers of St John.

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  • He was interred in his cathedral at midnight on the 22nd of October, in the same coffin as Stella, with the epitaph, written by himself, "Hic depositum est corpus Jonathan Swift, S.T.P., hujus ecclesiae cathedralis decani; ubi saeva indignatio cor ulterius lacerare nequit.

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  • 46° 9 ', he discovered a bay whose swift currents led him to suspect that he was in the mouth of a large river or strait.

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  • "To be poor without mendicancy, to unite the flexible unity, the swift obedience of an order, with free and constant mingling among the poor, such was the ideal of Wycliffe's ` poor priests'" (cf.

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  • The Artemis of the Odyssey " taking her pastime in the chase of boars and swift deer, while with her the wild wood-nymphs disport them, and high over them all she rears her brow, and is easily to be known where all are fair," is a perfectly rational mythic representation of a divine being.

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  • One morning there was a loud knock at Dean Swift's door.

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  • Just step inside and make believe that you are Dean Swift.

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  • He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.

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  • With one swift swipe Nols expertly kills the bullock and tears out its still pulsating heart.

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  • No more than a resigned sigh and a swift move on to the next question.

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  • Swift currents flowing between the Atlantic and the North Sea soon eroded the islands, leaving the stumps as sandbanks in the channel.

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  • These ships rapidly developed into the much more powerful and seaworthy, turbine engined ships, such as HMS Swift of 1907.

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  • I had a bit of a panic about meeting too many people and ordered a swift one, just to settle the nerves.

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  • The perfect glass of Hooky beer should be much more than a swift swallow which is soon forgotten.

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  • This gave them a greater attacking threat, but was leaving gaps in their rearguard for South to exploit in swift counter-attacks.

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  • I took a swift glance as the band struck up with Deliverance and decided it was time to go !

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  • It 's amazing what a swift kick up the backside can do to a boy !

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  • Mr Moon, 05 Sep 05 Very easy check in, swift departure to airport at a realistic price.

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  • We need n't have worried tho as it was more of a drift down the river (surprisingly swift).

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  • Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood.

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  • Israel was swift to respond to this turn of events and there was a devastating pre-emptive air strike against the Egyptian air force.

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  • For Kelly Swift and his tireless dedication to breeding.

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  • We paid lip service to the touristy bit on arrival at Chester, followed by a swift adjournment to the pub.

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  • Traditional turnaround strategies focus on the need for a swift reduction in internal overheads which can include removal of the existing management team.

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  • Lovely the swift Sparrows that brought you over black earth A whirring of wings through mid-air Down the sky.

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  • The cult made it clear that retribution for betrayal would be swift and painful.

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  • Anxiety over the issue will not improve your child's survival, and it should be stressed that, aside from employing the above preventative measures, SIDS is swift and arbitrary.

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  • If you've tried out gels and stains with zero success, perhaps it's time to break out the jars or pumps and try again, working with a swift hand in a circular motion, applied only to the apples of the cheeks.

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  • My life is like that "Teardrops On My Guitar" song by Taylor Swift!!!

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  • Jovani dresses are very popular and have even been worn by celebrates such as Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

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  • Seen all over celebs such as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, bold floral patterns are girly but with an edge.

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  • Country singer Taylor Swift hails from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

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  • Born on December 13, 1989, Swift released her first album at the age of 17.

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  • Appealing to younger fans of both country and pop music, Swift has become the best-selling digital artist in history.

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  • In his best-known rant to date, he stormed up on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to claim that Beyonce's video should have won.

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  • This is a fabulous collection of over 80 pictures of celebrity homes, including the residences of stars like Taylor Swift, Charlie Sheen, and Britney Spears.

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  • His lawyer has been swift with subpoenas to Spears' friends, assistant, bodyguard and the Promises Treatment Center she attended earlier in the year.

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  • In a rare moment of contrition for Kanye, he actually looks as though he is really sorry for hurting Taylor Swift's feelings.

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  • West has received an almost unbelievable amount of bad press due to his VMA/Taylor Swift upstaging.

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  • Lautner has dated some famous women, including Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

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