The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 10 eBook

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P. 443.[8] Clarendon.  The wretch [Manning], soon after, received the reward due to his treason.—­Swift.  In what manner?

[Footnote 8:  This sentence, which follows at the end of par. 146, is omitted in the edition of 1888. [T.S.]]


P. 469. [par. 53.] Clarendon. That which made a noise indeed, and crowned his [Cromwell’s] successes, was the victory his fleet, under the command of Blake, had obtained over the Spaniard.—­Swift.  I wish he were alive, for the dogs the Spaniards’ sake, instead of our worthless H——.

P. 495. [par. 119, sec. 3,] Clarendon, in the address of the Anabaptists to the King:—­“We ... humbly beseech your Majesty, that you would engage your royal word never to erect, nor suffer to be erected, any such tyrannical, Popish, and Antichristian hierarchy (Episcopal, Presbyterian, or by what name soever it be called) as shall assume a power over, or impose a yoke upon, the consciences of others.”—­Swift.  Honest, though fanatics.

P. 501. [par. 136.] Clarendon, at the siege of Dunkirk:—­Marshal Turenne, accompanied with the Duke of York, who would never be absent upon those occasions, ... spent two or three days in viewing the line round,—­Swift.  James II., a fool and a coward.

P. 502. [par. 137.] Clarendon.  There was a rumour.., that the Duke of York was taken prisoner by the English, ... whereupon many of the French officers, and gentlemen, resolved to set him at liberty; ...  So great an affection that nation owned to have for his Highness.—­Swift.  Yet he lived and died a coward.


P. 523. [par. 29.] Clarendon, on the discovery of the treachery of Sir Richard Willis.—­Swift.  Doubtful.

P. 539. [par. 47.[9]] Clarendon.  If it had not been for the King’s own steadiness.—­Swift.  Of which, in religion, he never had any.

[Footnote 9:  This was par. 74 in the edition of 1849. [T.S.]]

P. 540. [par. 75.] Clarendon, upon the Duke of York’s being invited into Spain, with the office of El Admirante del Oceano, he was warned that he:—­would never be suffered to go to sea under any title of command, till he first changed his religion.—­Swift.  As he did openly in England.

P. 559. [par. 131.] Clarendon.  There being scarce a bon-fire at which they did not roast a rump.—­Swift.  The Rump.

P. 583. [par. 194.] Clarendon, Declaration of the King, April 4-1/4 1660:—­“Let all our subjects, how faulty soever, rely upon the word of a King,” etc.—­Swift.  Usually good for nothing.

Ibid. [ditto.] Clarendon, the same:—­“A free Parliament; by which, upon the word of a King, we will be advised.”—­Swift.  Provided he be an honest and sincere man.

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