Quotation by Jonathan Swift

We are little airy creatures,
All of different voice and features:
One of us in glass is set,
One of us you'll find in jet,
T'other you may see in tin,
And the fourth a box within;
If the fifth you should pursue,
It can never fly from you.
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), Anglo-Irish poet, satirist, clergyman. On the Vowels—a Riddle (l. 1–8). . .

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