Thursday, April 21, 2022

A REBUS BY VANESSA by Jonathan Swift

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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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