Jonathan Swift

(30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745 / Dublin)

Jonathan Swift Poems

41. On A Cannon 4/12/2010
42. On A Circle 4/12/2010
43. On A Corkscrew 4/12/2010
44. On A Horn 4/12/2010
45. On A Pair Of Dice 4/12/2010
46. On A Pen 4/12/2010
47. On A Shadow In A Glass 4/12/2010
48. On A Very Old Glass At Market-Hill 4/12/2010
49. On An Ill-Managed House 4/12/2010
50. On Cutting Down The Thorn At Market-Hill 4/12/2010
51. On Gold 4/12/2010
52. On Himself 4/12/2010
53. On Ink 4/12/2010
54. On Snow 4/12/2010
55. On Stella's Birth-Day, 1719 1/3/2003
56. On Stephen Duck, The Thresher, And Favourite Poet. A Quibbl 4/12/2010
57. On The Five Senses 4/12/2010
58. On The Gallows 4/12/2010
59. On The Moon 4/12/2010
60. On The Posteriors 4/12/2010
61. On The Vowels 4/12/2010
62. On The World 4/12/2010
63. On Time 4/12/2010
64. Oysters 4/12/2010
65. Parody On The Recorder’s Speech To His Grace The Duke Of Ormond, 4th July, 1711 4/12/2010
66. Peace And Dunkirk 4/12/2010
67. Phillis, Or, The Progress Of Love 1/3/2003
68. Riddles By Dr. Swift And His Friends 4/12/2010
69. Robin And Harry 4/12/2010
70. Sid Hamet’s Rod 4/12/2010
71. Stella At Wood Park, A House Of Charles Ford, Esq., Near Dublin 4/12/2010
72. Stella’s Birth-Day. 1724-5 4/12/2010
73. Stella’s Birth-Day.1719-20 4/12/2010
74. Stella’s Birth-Day: A Great Bottle Of Wine, Long Buried, Being That Day Dug Up. 1722-3 4/12/2010
75. Stella's Birthday March 13, 1727 1/1/2004
76. Stella's Birthday, March 13, 1726 4/12/2010
77. The Author Upon Himself 4/12/2010
78. The Beasts' Confession 4/12/2010
79. The Dean’s Answer 4/12/2010
80. The Dean’s Reasons For Not Building At Drapier’s-Hill 4/12/2010
Best Poem of Jonathan Swift

A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed

Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
Never did Covent Garden boast
So bright a batter'd, strolling Toast;
No drunken Rake to pick her up,
No Cellar where on Tick to sup;
Returning at the Midnight Hour;
Four Stories climbing to her Bow'r;
Then, seated on a three-legg'd Chair,
Takes off her artificial Hair:
Now, picking out a Crystal Eye,
She wipes it clean, and lays it by.
Her Eye-Brows from a Mouse's Hide,
Stuck on with Art on either Side,
Pulls off with Care, and first displays 'em,
Then in a Play-Book smoothly ...

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The Place Of The Damned

All folks who pretend to religion and grace,
Allow there's a HELL, but dispute of the place:
But, if HELL may by logical rules be defined
The place of the damned -I'll tell you my mind.
Wherever the damned do chiefly abound,
Most certainly there is HELL to be found:
Damned poets, damned critics, damned blockheads, damned knaves,
Damned senators bribed, damned prostitute slaves;
Damned lawyers and judges, damned lords and damned squires;

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