Thursday, April 21, 2022

A REBUS BY VANESSA by Jonathan Swift


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 A REBUS BY VANESSA 
by Jonathan Swift 


Cut the name of the man who his mistress denied,

And let the first of it be only applied

To join with the prophet who David did chide;

Then say what a horse is that runs very fast;

And that which deserves to be first put the last;

Spell all then, and put them together, to find

The name and the virtues of him I design'd.

Like the patriarch in Egypt, he's versed in the state;

Like the prophet in Jewry, he's free with the great;

Like a racer he flies, to succour with speed,

When his friends want his aid, or desert is in need.

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