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Quotation by Jonathan Swift
What poet would not grieve to see
His brother write as well as he?
But rather than they should excel,
He'd wish his rivals all in Hell.
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. repr. In The Poems of Jonathan Swift, ed. H. Williams (1958). Verses on the Death of Dr Swift, l. 31-4 (1731).
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