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" This diversion is only practised by those persons, who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court. They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble birth, or liberal education. When a great office is vacant,... "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's travels. Directions to servants - Page 51
by Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
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A voyage to Lilliput

Jonathan Swift - 1726 - 199 pages
...Favour, at Court. They are trained in this Art from their Youth, and are not always of noble Birtn, or liberal Education. When a great Office is vacant either by Death or Difgrace (which often happens) five or or fix of thofe Candidates petition the Emperor to entertain...
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts. By Lemuel ...

Jonathan Swift - 1742 - 351 pages
...thofe Perfons who are Candidates for great Employments, and high Favour, at Court. They are trained in this Art from their Youth, and are not always of noble...Education. When a great Office is vacant either by Death or Difgrace (which often happens) five or fix of thofe Candidates petition the Emperor to entertain his...
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr. Arbuthnot, Volume 1

John Arbuthnot - 1751 - 312 pages
...thofe Perfons, who arc Candidates for great Employments, and high Favour at Court. They are train'd in this Art from their Youth, and are not always of .noble...When a great Office is vacant, either by Death or Difgrace, (which often happens) Five •or Six Candidates petition the Emperor to entertain his Majefty...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...thofe perfons, whoare candidates for gieat employments, and high favour at court. They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble...education. When a great office is vacant either by death or diigrac& (which often happens) five or fix of thofe candidates petition the Emperor to entertain his...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1761
...employments, and high favour at court. They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always ot noble birth, or liberal education. When a great office is vacant either by death or difgrace (which often happens) five or-fix of thofe candidates petition the Emperor to entertain his'Majefty...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1768
...thofe perfons, who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court. They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble...education. When a great office is vacant either by death or difgrace (which often happens) five or fix of thofe candidates petition the emperor to entertain his...
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Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr. Arbuthnot, Volume 1

John Arbuthnot - 1770 - 310 pages
...thofe Perfons, who are Candidates for great Employments, and high Favour at Court. They are trained in this Art from their Youth, and are not always of noble...When a great Office is vacant, either by Death or Difgrace^which often happens) Fivt or. or Six Candidates petition the Emperor to entertain his Majefty...
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The Manual of Liberty: Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

1795 - 406 pages
...court. They are trained in {his art from their youth, and are not always of liberal birth or noble education. When a great office is vacant either by...to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance en the rope, and whoever jumps the highest without falling, succeeds in the office. Very often the...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1797 - 1120 pages
...thofe perfons, who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court. They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble...education. When a great office is vacant either by death or difgrace (which often happens) five or fix ofthofe candidates petition the emperor to entertain his...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...(which oK^n happens) five or fix of thofe candidates petition the emperor to entertain his tnnjcfty and the court with a dance on the rope, and whoever jumps the higheit without falling, fuccecds in the office. Very oir.cn the chief miniflers thcmfelves are commanded...
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