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JONATHAN SWIFT
Irish satirist and man of letters
(1667 - 1745)
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A carpenter's known by his chips.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Carpentry]

Faith, that's as well said as if I had said it myself.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Conceit]

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Oysters : Proverbs]

I always love to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Traveling]

I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Rain]

I thought you and he were hand-in-glove.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Friendship]

I warrant you lay abed till the cows came home.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Cows]

I'll give you leave to call me anything, if you don't call me spade.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Names]

Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Kisses]

Lord, Madame, I have fed like a farmer; I shall grow as fat as a porpoise.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Eating]

May you live all the days of your life.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Toasts]

She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II)
        [Goodness]

They say fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Eating]

They say fish should swim thrice . . . first it should swim in the sea (do you mind me?), then it should swim in butter, and at last, sirrah, it should swim in good claret.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Fish]

You must take the will for the deed.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue II) [Deeds]

She pays him in his own coin.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III)
        [Retaliation]

There was all the world and his wife.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III) [World]

There's none so blind as they that won't see.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III)
        [Blindness]

There's two words to that bargain.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III)
        [Business]

'Tis happy for him that his father was born before him.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III)
        [Ancestry]

'Tis nothing when you are used to it.
      - Polite Conversation (dialogue III)
        [Custom]

I shall be like that tree,--I shall die at the top.
      - Scott's Life of Swift [Decay]

Bread is the staff of life.
      - Tale of a Tub [Eating : Proverbs]

He made it a part of his religion, never to say grace to his meat.
      - Tale of a Tub (sec. XI) [Religion]

It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.
      - Tale of a Tub--Dedication [Worth]


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