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The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

In Hilaire Belloc’s humorous book of More Beasts (for Worse Children), a companion volume to The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, you will find poetic descriptions of real and imaginary beasts.  Many like “The Vulture” offer a tongue-in-cheek moral. The … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels Movie

Gulliver’s Travels, the 1939 Movie Gulliver’s Travels, originally titled Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, was written in 1726 by Irish writer … Continue reading

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Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses by Mark Twain

It is likely that the literary offenses of James Fenimore Cooper are no more dire than the offenses of at least half the authors represented in a modern bookstore, but Mark Twain certainly enjoyed humorously critiquing what he observed. Fenimore Cooper’s Literary … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

A MODEST PROPOSAL For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift 1729 It is a melancholy object to … Continue reading

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Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift

Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift by Janice Campbell (a poetry analysis from my college days). Continue reading

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Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D.

Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D.

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