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" Behold a proof of Irish sense : Here Irish wit is seen ; When nothing's left that's worth defence, They build a magazine ! * Besides these famous books of Scott's and Johnson's, there is a copious " Life "
The Brighton gleaner; or, General repository of literary selections, general ... - Page 458
1822
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Annual Register, Volume 2

1802
...being the last he ever wrote ; fehold ia proof of Irish sense ! Here Irish wit is seen, When nothings left, that's worth defence, We build a magazine. And...his pocket-book, laughing heartily at the conceit. end clinching it with, Afar iht siced's stolen, shut the stable door ; after which he never said a...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...produced the following lines, which are said to be the last he ever wrote : — Behold ! a proof of Ir'ul sense ! Here Irish wit is seen ! When nothing's left that's worth defence, We build a magazine ! D1RECTIONS TO THE BINDER. Let all the Fac similes be placed at the end of Vol. U They consist of,...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...produced the following lines, which are said to be the last he ever wrote : — Behold ! a proof of Irisb sense ! Here Irish wit is seen ! When nothing's left that's worth defence, We build a magazine ! DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER. Let all the Fac- similes be placed at the end of Vol. I. They consist of,...
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Gleanings of wit, interspersed with many original pieces, from the works of ...

Gleanings - 1805
...memory, put down that; on which he wrote the following lines, which were the last he ever wrote. '" Behold a proof of Irish sense; Here Irish wit is seen;...Magazine;" and then put up his pocket-book, laughing huartily at the conceit, and finishing it with E 3 these words : " After the steed is stolen, shut...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 17

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...use reserv'd than show ; These are what the Dean do please; All superfluous are but these. EPIGRAM.1 BEHOLD \ a proof of Irish sense; Here Irish wit is...nothing's left, that's worth defence, We build a magazine. TO * Ascribed to Dr. Swift, but possibly without foundation. N. f The Dean, in his lunacy, had some...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

Jonathan Swift - 1812
...All superfluous are but these. * Ascribed to Dr. Swift, but po?sibly without foundation. N. EPIGRAM* BEHOLD ! a proof of Irish sense ; Here Irish wit is...nothing's left, that's worth defence, We build a magazine. TO DR. SWIFT, ON HIS BIRTII-DAY.f WHILE I the godlike men of old, lu admiration wrapt, behold ; Rever'd...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 11

Jonathan Swift - 1812
...superfluous are but these. • * Ascribed to Dr. Swift, but possibly without foundation. JS"! EPIGRAM.* BEHOLD ! a proof of Irish sense ; Here Irish wit is seen ! When nothing's left, that's worth defenoj, We build a magazine. TO^DR. SWIFT, ON HIS BIRTH-DAY.i WHILE I the godlike men of old, In admiration...
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Miscellaneous poems

Jonathan Swift - 1814
...use reserved than show : These are what the Dean do please ; All superfluous are but these. EPIGRAM.* BEHOLD ! a proof of Irish sense ; Here Irish wit is...nothing's left that's worth defence, We build a magazine. * The Dean, in his lunacy, had some intervals of sense ; at •which his guardians or physicians took...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous poems

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
...what the Dean do please ; All superfluous are but these. EPIGRAM.* BEHOLD ! a proof of Irish sense j Here Irish wit is seen ! When nothing's left that's worth defence, We build a magazine. * The Dean, in his lunacy, had some intervals of sense ; at •which his guardians or physicians took...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1820
..., her interests. This reminded him of the , epigram, said to have been written by Dr. Swift :— " Behold a proof of Irish sense, Here Irish wit is seen ; When nothing's left that's worth defence, They build a magazine." The queen was to have law officers to de- j fend her rights, when she had no...
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