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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/Letter from Unknown Person to Jonathan Swift - 1

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FROM A QUAKER[1].


WHEN THREE HUNDRED POUNDS WERE OFFERED FOR TAKING UP THE DRAPIER.


"AND the people said unto Saul, shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: As the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not[2]."


  1. Another member of this pacifick tribe has testified his esteem for our author in a more substantial manner, if we may be allowed to say,

    "A solid gammon weighs down empty praise."

    See p. 266, of this volume.

  2. I Sam. chap, xiv, ver. 45.