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" It will no doubt be a mighty comfort to our grand-children, when they see a few rags hung up in Westminster Hall which cost a hundred millions, whereof they are paying the arrears, to boast as beggars do that their grandfathers were rich and great. "
The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including ... - Page 134
by Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1766
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English Public Opinion After the Restoration

Sir Gerald Berkeley Hurst - 1902 - 160 pages
...those willing to burden the country with debt for an apparently immaterial cause. Swift wrote that "it will no doubt be a mighty comfort to our grandchildren, when they see a few rags hung up in Westminster Hall, which cost a hundred millions, whereof they are paying...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...them with a vengeance very soon.' Works, ii. 387. 3 This quotation is not from Swift's pamphlet. 4 'It will no doubt be a mighty comfort to our grandchildren when they see a few rags hung up in Westminster Hall, which cost a hundred millions, whereof they are paying...
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The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 6, The Rise of Great Britain and ...

J. S. Bromley - 1970 - 947 pages
...bound to lead to bankruptcy. As Swift wrote bitterly, after nine years of the Spanish Succession War, It will, no doubt, be a mighty Comfort to our Grandchildren, when they see a few Rags hung up in Westminster-Hall, which cost an hundred Millions, whereof they are paying...
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The Works of D. Jonathan Swift: In Nine Volumes, Volume 5

Jonathan Swift - 1752
...the enemy ; and by the nature of our government, the corruption of our manners, and the oppofition of factions, we fhall be more flow in recovering. It will, no doubt, be a mighty comfort to out grandehildren, when they fee a few rags hung up in Weflminfterhall, which coft an hundred millions,...
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