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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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