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date: 18 August 2022

Jonathan Swift 1667–1745 

  1. Cousin Swift, you will never be a poet.
    John Dryden 1631–1700 English poet, critic, and dramatist: Samuel Johnson Lives of the English Poets (1779–81) ‘Dryden’
  2. Swift has sailed into his rest;
    Savage indignation there
    Cannot lacerate his breast.
    W. B. Yeats 1865–1939 Irish poet: ‘Swift's Epitaph’ (1933); see Swift