A joking epiteph

He knew an hundred pleasant stories,
 With all the turns of Whigs and Tories;
 Was cheerful to his dying day,
 And friends would let him have his way.
He gave the little wealth he had
To build a house for fools and mad,
 And showed by one satiric touch,
 No nation wanted it so much.

Verses on the Death of Dr Swift


goatman said…
Was the movie Schindler's List in black and white film?
I had forgotten; but that would increase the sense of age and intensity.

I hope to be cheerful to my dying day just like this fellow (I like the hat).

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