The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 eBook

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[213] Sir Spencer Compton, Speaker of the House of Commons. [S.]

[214] Sir Thomas Hanmer. [S.]

[215] About a million sterling. [D.  S.]

[216] This piece is included here on the authority of Mr. Deane Swift, and was accepted by Sir Walter Scott on the same authority.  The writing is excellent and bears every mark of Swift’s hand.  In the note to the “Letter to the Writer of the Occasional Paper” was included the heads of a paper which Swift suggested, found by Sir H. Craik.  The present “Answer” may serve as further evidence of Sir H. Craik’s suggestion that Swift may have assisted Pulteney and Bolingbroke on more than one occasion.

The present text is that of the 1768 quarto edition. [T.  S.]

[217] “Gasping,” 1768; “grasping,” Nichols, 1801. [T.  S.]

[218]

  “For neither man nor angel can discern
  Hypocrisy—­the only evil that walks
  Invisible, except to God alone,
  By His permissive will, through heaven and earth,
  And oft, though Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps
  At Wisdom’s gate, and to Simplicity
  Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill
  Where no ill seems.”—­

 Paradise Lost, Book III., 682-689. [T.  S.]

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