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Apr. 22nd, 2011

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

- She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork

                                 Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.


  I ’ve often wish’d that I had clear,

  For life, six hundred pounds a year;
  A handsome house to lodge a friend;
  A river at my garden’s end;
  A terrace walk, and half a rood
  Of land set out to plant a wood.

                               Imitation of Horace. Book ii. Sat. 6

- She looks as if butter wou’dn’t melt in her mouth.

                                Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

- I hate nobody: I am in charity with the world.

                               Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.


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