The Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 14); Miscellaneous Poems: Miscellaneous poems (v. 14) by Jonathan SwiftThe Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 14); Miscellaneous Poems: Miscellaneous poems (v. 14) by Jonathan Swift

The Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 14); Miscellaneous Poems: Miscellaneous poems (v. 14)

byJonathan Swift

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814. Excerpt: ... THE PARSON'S CASE. That you, friend Marcus, like a stoic, Can wish to die in strains heroic, No real fortitude implies: Yet, all nfust own, thy wish is wise. Thy curate's place, thy fruitful wife, Thy busy, drudging scene of life, Thy insolent, illiterate vicar, Thy want of all-consoling liquor, Thy threadbare gown, thy cassock rent, Thy credit sunk, thy money spent, Thy week made up of fasting-days, Thy grate unconscious of a blaze, And, to complete thy other curses, The quarterly demands of nurses, Are ills you wisely wish to leave, And fly for refuge to the grave; And, O, what virtue you express, In wishing such afflictions less! But, now, should Fortune shift the scene, And make thy curateship a dean; Or some rich benefice provide, To pamper luxury and pride; With labour small, and income great; With chariot less for use than state; With swelling scarf, and glossy gown, And license to reside in town: To shine where all the gay resort, At concerts, coffeehouse, or court; And weekly persecute his grace With visits, or to beg a place: With underlings thy flock to teach, With no desire to pray or preach; With haughty spouse in vesture fine, With plenteous meals and generous wine y Wouldst thou not wish, in so much ease, Thy years as numerous as thy days? THE HARDSHIP UPON THE LADIES. 1733. Poor ladies! though their business be to play, 'Tis hard they must be busy night and day: Why should they want the privilege of men, Nor take some small diversions now and then? Had women been the makers of our laws, (And why they were not, I can see no cause) The men should slave at cards from morn to night; And female pleasures be to read and write. A LOVE SONG, IN THE MODERN TASTE. 1733. I. Fluttering spread thy purple pinions, Gentle Cupid, o'er my heart: I, a slave...
Title:The Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 14); Miscellaneous Poems: Miscellaneous poems (v. 14)Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217917062

ISBN - 13:9780217917063

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