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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 8/An Epigram Occasioned By the Inscription For Swift's Monument

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AN EPIGRAM.


OCCASIONED BY THE ABOVE INSCRIPTION.


WHICH gave the Drapier birth two realms contend;
And each asserts her poet, patriot, friend:
Her mitre jealous Britain may deny;
That loss Ierne's laurel shall supply:
Through life's low vale, she, grateful, gave him bread;
Her vocal stones shall vindicate him dead.

1766. W.B. J.N.