Quotation by Jonathan Swift

Now hardly here and there an hackney coach
Appearing, showed the ruddy morn's approach.
Now Betty from her master's bed had flown,
And softly stole to discompose her own;
The slipshod 'prentice from his master's door
Had pared the dirt, and sprinkled round the floor.
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), Anglo-Irish poet, satirist, clergyman. A Description of the Morning (l. 1–6). . .

The Complete Poems [Jonathan Swift]. Pat Rogers, ed. (1983) Penguin Books.
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