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Poems of Jonathan Swift, Volume One

Jonathan Swift

Sit back and listen to these light-hearted witty rhymes and see the world Jonathan Swift saw -- and maybe recognize your own. Think there is such a thing as corrupt rich guys who pretend they're God's gift to the world? So did Swift. Think some of these types strut around as if calls of nature don't apply to them? So did Swift. In one hilarious poem, he even describes gold diggers fighting over the loaded gentleman's gaseous offerings! His poem On Poetry, A Rhapsody, censored for treasonous mocking of the royal family, is in its rare uncensored form here. As free as he himself is with his sharp tongue against the blackened rich and corrupt , he knows others might have to kiss up to eat. So he includes many verses of advice on how to go about lying for a living, for example, "Your interest lies to learn the knack Of whitening what before was black." Despite the decay and hypocrisy he sees all around him he stays upbeat throughout -- even making fun out of his own tragic onset of deafness. You already know this giant of English literature for the great feast of prose he left us. Think of these delicious poems here as your sinful dessert. - Summary by Arthur Krolman

Sit back and listen to these light-hearted witty rhymes and see the world Jonathan Swift saw -- and maybe recognize your own. Think there is such a thing as corrupt rich guys who pretend they're God's gift to the world? So did Swift. Think some of these types strut around as if calls of nature don't apply to them? So did Swift. In one hilarious poem, he even describes gold diggers fighting over the loaded gentleman's gaseous offerings! His poem On Poetry, A Rhapsody, censored for treasonous mocking of the royal family, is in its rare uncensored form here. As free as he himself is with his sharp tongue against the blackened rich and corrupt , he knows others might have to kiss up to eat. So he includes many verses of advice on how to go about lying for a living, for example, "Your interest lies to learn the knack Of whitening what before was black." Despite the decay and hypocrisy he sees all around him he stays upbeat throughout -- even making fun out of his own tragic onset of deafness. You already know this giant of English literature for the great feast of prose he left us. Think of these delicious poems here as your sinful dessert. - Summary by Arthur Krolman
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Sit back and listen to these light-hearted witty rhymes and see the world Jonathan Swift saw -- and maybe recognize your own. Think there is such a thing as corrupt rich guys who pretend they're God's gift to the world? So did Swift. Think some of these types strut around as if calls of nature don't apply to them? So did Swift. In one hilarious poem, he even describes gold diggers fighting over the loaded gentleman's gaseous offerings! His poem On Poetry, A Rhapsody, censored for treasonous mocking of the royal family, is in its rare uncensored form here. As free as he himself is with his sharp tongue against the blackened rich and corrupt , he knows others might have to kiss up to eat. So he includes many verses of advice on how to go about lying for a living, for example, "Your interest lies to learn the knack Of whitening what before was black." Despite the decay and hypocrisy he sees all around him he stays upbeat throughout -- even making fun out of his own tragic onset of deafness. You already know this giant of English literature for the great feast of prose he left us. Think of these delicious poems here as your sinful dessert. - Summary by Arthur Krolman

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Krolman

Length:

9h 23m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

11:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

14:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

10:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:16


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

21:54


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

21:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:41


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:35


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

10:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:37


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:41


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

11:09


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

10:59


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:22