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A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq.

In the Isles of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, On that Memorable Day, October 9th, 1753

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1753
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,166 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 534
Added to site: 2008.04.30
mnybks.net#: 20707
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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seful to the Publick, as my good cou'd have been. I ever despised undeserved Grandeur, and misapplied Power, and therefore few People in high Posts, or even Kings or Queens, or Ministers, cou'd ever brag much of my Condescension, in speaking a good Word for them to Posterity, or endeavouring to blind the Eyes of the present Times, by Printing either lies or Truths in their Favour. 'Tis true, I almost as seldom gave them any Proofs of my Spite; partly out of neglect, and a despair of doing any good by it; but chiefly, as I rather chose quarrelling with my Equals, whom I cou'd safely treat as ill as they used me; for after all Tom, tho' a Man hates Lyons and Tygers, there is no great Wit or Wisdom in throwing Stones at them, and provoking the lordly Monsters, to try the strength of their Mouths, or their Fangs on you.

PRIOR. I entirely agree with you there, Dean, but it is certain, if you was not mortified, you was enraged at the ill Usage your Patriotism drew on you from the Men in Power. This

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