Note 2. That was excellently observed, say I when I read a passage in another where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, then I pronounce him to be mistaken.Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects. [back]
Note 4. This reflection, No. 99 in the edition of 1665, the author suppressed in the third edition.
In all distresses of our friends We first consult our private ends; While Nature, kindly bent to ease us, Points out some circumstance to please us. Dean Swift: A Paraphrase of Rochefoucaulds Maxim. [back]