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Poem by Jonathan Swift


Sid Hamets Rod


Poor Hall, renown'd for comely hair,
Whose hands, perhaps, were not so fair,
Yet had a Jezebel as near;
Hall, of small scripture conversation,
Yet, howe'er Hungerford's quotation,
By some strange accident had got
The story of this garden-plot;Wisely
foresaw he might have reason
To dread a modern bill of treason,
If Jezebel should please to want
His small addition to her grant:
Therefore resolved, in humble sort,
To begin first, and make his court;
And, seeing nothing else would do,
Gave a third part, to save the other two. 



Jonathan Swift


Jonathan Swift's other poems:
  1. On the Vowels
  2. Elegy on Partridge
  3. On Stella's Birth-day 1719
  4. Stella's Birthday March 13, 1727
  5. Phillis, or, The Progress of Love


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