Jonathan Swift

(30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745 / Dublin)

Jonathan Swift Poems

81. On Ink 4/12/2010
82. Mutton 4/12/2010
83. Stella’s Birth-Day. 1724-5 4/12/2010
84. Corinna 4/12/2010
85. Cadenus And Vanessa 4/12/2010
86. On The Moon 4/12/2010
87. Baucis And Philemon 4/12/2010
88. The Sick Lion And The Ass 4/12/2010
89. The Lady's Dressing Room 4/12/2010
90. A Riddle 4/12/2010
91. An Echo 4/12/2010
92. Advice To The Grub Street Verse-Writers 1/1/2004
93. On Stella's Birth-Day, 1719 1/3/2003
94. Stella's Birthday March 13, 1727 1/1/2004
95. The Progress Of Poetry 1/3/2003
96. Phillis, Or, The Progress Of Love 1/3/2003
97. Elegy Upon Tiger 1/3/2003
98. The Place Of The Damned 1/3/2003
99. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late Famous General 1/3/2003
100. A Description Of A City Shower 1/3/2003
101. A Description Of The Morning 1/3/2003
102. A Maypole 1/3/2003
103. A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed 1/13/2003
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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