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Padraic Colum (1881–1972).  Anthology of Irish Verse.  1922.
 
96. On Himself
 
By Jonathan Swift
 
 
ON RAINY days alone I dine
Upon a chick and pint of wine.
On rainy days I dine alone
And pick my chicken to the bone;
But this my servants much enrages,        5
No scraps remain to save board-wages.
In weather fine I nothing spend,
But often spunge upon a friend;
Yet, where he’s not so rich as I,
I pay my club, and so good-bye.        10
 

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