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A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed

Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
Never did Covent Garden boast
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  • Sjana Tait (8/24/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    And that's why you got her pregnant 6 times...dnt worry its our little secret ;) Gz up & so is ur son, welp gotta go

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  • Francisca Darko (8/24/2012 5:11:00 PM)

    I actually like this poem. I think the words are witty and the sarcasm he ususes in such an offhand way makes it enjoyable to read. It describes a woman in his time but it can also describe a woman in our time and for that I think it's quite brilliant.

  • Carlos Echeverria (8/24/2012 3:40:00 PM)

    It's a beautifully satirical poem, skewering society's grotesque disfigurement of women in pursuit of an ideal beauty.

  • Kevin Straw (8/24/2012 10:22:00 AM)

    What a filthy poem! It is larded thick with a stinking misogyny. There is no charity here, only the sniggering of a woman-hating little boy with talent but no heart. Some poems may be technically first class but indicative of a sick mind. It is of the same type as Swift's The Lady's Dressing Room. An equally obnoxious poem.

  • Ramesh T A (8/24/2011 1:09:00 PM)

    Life of a luxurious lady is well described by the famous satirist Jonathan Swift! Is it a criticism or just a description? He only knows!

  • free fairy airy (8/24/2011 5:18:00 AM)

    How an ancient poem like this is the poem of the day, its almost everyday! ! !

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (8/24/2011 2:10:00 AM)

    No, sorry, please think of the different parts of beauty, gathering which nature becomes beautiful. A canvass, partly does not bring pleasure, but after finishing by a painter it becomes a piece of beauty. Just Corrina, the story of making oneself platable for business world is a material part of meaning but at the same time the agony beneath the shadow of artificial temporariness of our existence reflects intensely through the spirit of writing. Beauty meets a point of unification otherwise ugliness will dominate the whole. Never it can't be. A man, always try to display himself by so many diformities, separately all the things are very ridiculous but as a whole it becomes a matter of beauty. Nice work to demonstrate our helplessness on the surface. Very small we are, but always try to impose ourselves as the creator of the universe gathering so many dirts from existing society to our personality

  • Claire Hastie (8/24/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    Ha ha, it could have been written about all the fake woman there are today...fake hair, fake boobs, fake teeth, fake nose, etc, etc

  • Michael Pruchnicki (8/24/2009 11:29:00 AM)

    Here we go again! All the way from the guy who 'looks' (reads?) Titus Andronicus to the resident expert who has to google for certitude! The humor and genius of the poem about Corinna the beautiful young nymph preparing for bed goes all the way back to Shakespeare's sonnets about his dark lady. Way past Family Guy and stuff like that, though both the creator of Guy and Swift share a common attitude about women, especially the drabs who frequent street corners and doorways from London to Los Angeles!

  • Steven S (8/24/2009 8:34:00 AM)

    The genius of Swift... seems he knew a girl the opposite of my Jenna.

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