1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Anonymous, "On Swift's Journal of a Modern Lady" English Chronicle or Universal Evening Post (22 October 1789).



Swift paints, with Censure's keenest wit,
The failures of mankind;
And well do Vice and Folly fit
His satirizing mind.

Ladies — read on; the rigid plan
Your harmless souls may bear,
This very satire proves the man
A stranger to the fair.