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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. Options
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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.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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Copycats! There's no need to repeat the quote.
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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.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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Somehow, I can't help but think of Trump when reading this quote.
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This quote describes Donald Trump perfectly!
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Daemon wrote:
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Perhaps it isn't a valuable thing, but costly - just as poverty...

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Read the context from : EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE

LETTER TO MISS VANHOMRIGH.
August 12, 1720


Cadbids me tell you, that if you complain of his puzzling you with difficult writing, he will give you enough of it.

See how much I have written without saying one word of Molkin, and you will be whipped before you will deliver her a message with honour.
I shall write to J. Barber next post, and desire him to be in no pains about his money ; and I will take not one word of notice of his riches, on purpose to vex him.If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.


I delivered your enclosed letter to our friend,who happened to be with me when I received it. I find you are written, has not survived.
The spilling of coffee and, probably, the " Colonel's " being in France are referred to in Letter XII. " The Colonel " (Bartholomew Van-
homrigh) was in France at the date of this letter. Prior, writing from Paris, 8th April, 1713, says : * 4 1 can't find Van Humeringh since he brought me your letter," and on 16th August : " Vanhoumerigh has run terribly here into debt, and being in durance has sent to his mother upon pecuniary concerns." The Chapter of Chelsea is a reference to the time when Swift was living in Chelsea and was at the Vanhomrigh's house twice a day to change his wig and gown. ' ; Madam going to Kensington " may mean an occasion when Swift was visited there by the Vanhomrighs, but of this we have no proof. The Berkshire Surprise must be the surprise visit paid by Vanessa to Swift at Letcombe.

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Very good, more classless comments, today.
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