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Baucis and Philemon

By Swift, Jonathan

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Book Id: WPLBN0000628924
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Baucis and Philemon  
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: IN ancient times, as story tells, The saints would often leave their cells, And stroll about, but hide their quality, To try good people?s hospitality. It happened on a winter night, As authors of the legend write, Two brother hermits, saints by trade, Taking their tour in masquerade, Disguised in tattered habits, went To a small village down in Kent; Where, in the strollers? canting strain, They begged from door to door in vain; Tried every tone might pity win, But not a soul would let them in. Our wandering saints in woeful state, Treated at this ungodly rate, Having through all the village passed, To a small cottage came at last, Where dwelt a good honest old yeoman, Called, in the neighbourhood, Philemon, Who kindly did these saints invite In his poor hut to pass the night; And then the hospitable Sire Bid goody Baucis mend the fire; While he from out the chimney took A flitch of bacon off the hook, And freely from the fattest side Cut out large slices to be fried.

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