Jonathan Swift

(30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745 / Dublin)

Jonathan Swift Poems

41. On Time 4/12/2010
42. On The World 4/12/2010
43. On The Vowels 4/12/2010
44. On The Posteriors 4/12/2010
45. On The Moon 4/12/2010
46. On The Gallows 4/12/2010
47. On The Five Senses 4/12/2010
48. On Stephen Duck, the Thresher, and Favourite Poet. A Quibbl 4/12/2010
49. On Stella's Birth-Day, 1719 1/3/2003
50. On Snow 4/12/2010
51. On Ink 4/12/2010
52. On Himself 4/12/2010
53. On Gold 4/12/2010
54. On Cutting Down The Thorn At Market-Hill 4/12/2010
55. On An Ill-Managed House 4/12/2010
56. On A Very Old Glass At Market-Hill 4/12/2010
57. On A Shadow In A Glass 4/12/2010
58. On A Pen 4/12/2010
59. On A Pair Of Dice 4/12/2010
60. On A Horn 4/12/2010

The Progress of Poetry

The Farmer's Goose, who in the Stubble,
Has fed without Restraint, or Trouble;
Grown fat with Corn and Sitting still,
Can scarce get o'er the Barn-Door Sill:
And hardly waddles forth, to cool
Her Belly in the neighb'ring Pool:
Nor loudly cackles at the Door;
For Cackling shews the Goose is poor.

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