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"...be like him, if you can..."

Jonathan Swift's self-penned epitaph:

Here lies the body
Of Jonathan Swift, S.T.D.,
Dean of this cathedral,
Where wild indignation
No more
Can tear his heart.
Go, traveller
And be like him, if you can,
Vigorous to his utmost
As liberty’s avenger.

March 25, 2017 in Books | Permalink