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Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. 107: June-November, 1903 (Classic Reprint)

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Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. 107: June-November, 1903 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. 107: June-November, 1903Swift recapitulates what he has been able to persuade the great Whigs to do for personal friends of his own: Steele I havekept in his place. Congreve I have got to be used kindly, and secured. Rowe I have recommended, and got a promise of a place. Philips - Ambrose the namby-pamhy - I could certainly have provided for, if he had not run poetry-mad; and I set Addison so right at first that he might certainly have provided for, if he had not run poetry-mad; and I set Addison so right at first that he might have been employed, and have partly secured him the place he has. But perhaps the whole system is most curiously illuminated by another letter from Swift, where he speaks of having presented the poet Diaper, author of Dryades, to Lord Bolingbroke, in the hepe of securing that nobleman as Diaper's patron. Swift writes in high Spirits, for he has succeeded, I am to give him a sum of money from my Lord, and I have contrived to make a parson of him. 'tis a poor little short wretch, but will do best in a gown, and we will make Lord Keeper give him a living. But in spite of Lord Boling broke's twenty guineas, which came too late, poor Diaper died in a nasty garret.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more