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The Poems of Jonathan Swift - Volume 2

Jonathan Swift

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Collection of Poems by the author of Gulliver's Travels

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Footnote 14: A sink.]
[Footnote 15: A slam.]
[Footnote 16: A slate.]
[Footnote 17: A swine.]
[Footnote 18: Askew.]
[Footnote 19: A saddle.]
[Footnote 20: A smock.]
[Footnote 21: A spur.]
[Footnote 22: Assault.]
[Footnote 23: A snail.]


At Market-Hill, as well appears
  By chronicle of ancient date,
There stood for many hundred years
  A spacious thorn before the gate.

Hither came every village maid,
  And on the boughs her garland hung,
And here, beneath the spreading shade,
  Secure from satyrs sat and sung.

Sir Archibald,[2] that valorous knight.
  The lord of all the fruitful plain,
Would come to listen with delight,
  For he was fond of. . . Read More

Community Reviews

now I know where the term yahoo came from!

The best single volume of Swift I know, offering GULLIVER and TALE OF THE TUB complete, A MODEST PROPOSAL (of course), and a broad selection of satires, political broadsides, miscellaneous essays,verse, and correspondence. The book has also taken exemplary care with the accuracy of its texts and con

Hounynhnms. Platform soles. Eating babies. The Pride of Kilkenny College.

Gulliver's travels is a must read...and his poetry is hilarious! The piece titled A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed is downright comical and one of my favorites.

Compels you to think about the colonisation and the assumption of moral superiority

Not a fan of Gulliver's Travels, but the other poems and essays are interesting to read.

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