Saturday, July 4, 2009

Jonathan Swift

Dean Swift is Rabelais in his senses, and frequently the politest company. The former, indeed, is not so gay as the latter, but then he possesses all the delicacy, the justness, the choice, the good taste, in all which particulars our giggling rural Vicar Rabelais is wanting. --Voltaire, On Mr. Pope and Some Other Famous Poets, Letters on the English, Letter XXII

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