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" I cannot conceive you to be human creatures, but a certain sort of species hardly a degree above a monkey ; who has more diverting tricks than any of you, is an animal less mischievous and expensive, might in time be a tolerable critic in velvet and brocade,... "
An Introduction to the Most Useful European Languages ..: Select Passages ... - Page 400
by Giuseppe Baretti - 1772 - 469 pages
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The Works of J. S. ..: Miscellanies in prose

Jonathan Swift - 1735
...mifchievous and expenfive ; might, in Time, be a tolerable Critick in Velvet and Brocade; and, for ought I know, would equally become them. * I WOULD have you look upon Finery as a neceffary Folly, which all great Ladies did whom I have ever known : I do riot defire you to be out of the Fafhion,...
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The works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1742
...and expenfive j might, in Time, be a tolerable Critick Critick in Velvet and Brocade ; and, for ought I know, would equally become them. I WOULD have you look upon Finery as a neceffary Folly, which all great Ladies did whom I have ever known : I do not defire you to be out of the Fafhion, but...
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The Works of D. Jonathan Swift: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1752
...mifchievous and expenfive ; might, in Time, be a tolerable Critick in Velvet and Brocade ; and, for ought I know, would equally become them. I would have you look upon Finery as a neceflary Eolly, which all great Ladies did whom I have ever Y 3 knaw&r. known : I do not defire you...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
...than any of you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a tolerable critick in velvet and brocade, and, for aught I know, would...would have you look upon finery as a neceffary folly ; which all great ladies did, whom I have ever known : I do not defire you to be out of the fafhion,...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 4

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1754
...you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a tolerable G 2 critick critick in velvet and brocade, and, for aught I know, would...become them. I would have you look upon finery as a neceflary folly; which all great ladies did, whom I have ever known : I do not defire you to be out...
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A Select Collection of Original Letters: Written by the Most Eminent Persons ...

English letters - 1755
...Degree above a Monkey, who has more diverting Tricks than any of you, is an Animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a tolerable Critic...become them. I would have you look upon Finery as a neceflary Folly, as all great Ladies did whom I have ever known. I do not defire you to be out of the...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...degree above a monkey ; who hath more diverting tricks than any of you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a tolerable critic...know, would equally become them. I would have you look upoa finery as a neceflary folly; which which all great ladies did, whom I have ever known. I do not...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ..

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1760
...tricks than any of you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfwe, might in time be a tolerable critick in velvet and brocade, and, for aught I know, would...become them. I would have you look upon finery as a neocflary folly ; which all great ladies did, whom I have ever ' known : I do not delire you to be...
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The Polite Miscellany: Containing Variety of Food for the Mind; Being an ...

Anecdotes - 1764 - 370 pages
...degree above a monkey ; who has more diverting tricks than any of you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a tolerable critic in velvet and brocade, andi for ought I know, Would equally become them, I would have you look upon finery as a necefTdry...
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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen ...

Jonathan Swift - 1774
...degree above a monkey;_ who hath more diverting tricks than any of you, is an animal lefs mifchievous and expenfive, might in time be a. tolerable critic...and brocade, and, for aught I know, would equally becomel them. I would have you look upon finery as a neceffary folly -, which all great ladies did...
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