The Works of Jonathan Swift Containing Papers Not Hitherto Publ with Memoir of the Author by T Roscoe

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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...in hot ashes.

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...in hot ashes. As soon as his cooks heard he was come home to dinner or supper, they called aloud to their under-officers, All eggs under the grate; which, repeated every day at noon and evening, made strangers think it was that prince's real name, and therefore gave him no other; and posterity has been ever since under the same delusion. Pygmalion was a person of very low stature, but great, valour; which made his townsmen rail him Pigmy lion: aud so it should be spelt, although the word hai suflered less by transcribers than many others. Archimedes was a most famous mathematician. His studies required much silence and quiet; but hU wife having several maids, they were always disturbing hira with their tattle or their business; which forced him to come out every now and then to the stair-bead, ami cry, "Hark, ye mauls; if you will not be quiet, 1 shall turn you out of doors/' He repeated thee words, Hark, ye maids, so often, that the unlucky jades, when they found he was at his study, would far, "There is Hark, ye maids; let us speak sofdy." Thin the name went through, the neighbourhood; and at hit grew so general, that we are ignorant of that great man's true name to this day. Strabo was a famous geographer; and, to improve his knowledge, travelled over several countries, as tW writers of his life inform us; who likewise add, that l affected great nicety and finery in his clothes; nvm whence people took occasion to call him the Stray beau; which future ages have pinned down upon him very much to his dishonour. Peloponnesus, that famous Greek peninsula, got it name from a Greek colony in Asia the Less; many of whom going for traffic thither, and finding that the inhabitants had but one well in the town of. from whence...
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