Jonathan Swift

(30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745 / Dublin)

Poems of Jonathan Swift

101. Twelve Articles 4/12/2010
102. Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D. 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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