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A prince, the moment he is crown'd,
Inherits every virtue sound,
As emblems of the sovereign power,
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A prince, the moment he is crown'd,
Inherits every virtue sound,
As emblems of the sovereign power,
Like other baubles in the Tower:
Is generous, valiant, just, and wise,
And so continues till he dies.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Royalty Quotes,
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Lord, Madame, I have fed like a farmer; I shall grow as fat as a
porpoise.

Lord, Madame, I have fed like a farmer; I shall grow as fat as a
porpoise.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Eating Quotes,
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Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better read more

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Politicians Quotes,
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If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would
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If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would
not have given them to such a scoundrel.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Wealth Quotes,
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A college joke to cure the dumps.

A college joke to cure the dumps.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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