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The Beasts' Confession

By Swift, Jonathan

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Book Id: WPLBN0000631724
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 11.47 KB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Beasts' Confession  
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: WHEN beasts could speak (the learned say They still can do so every day), It seems, they had religion then, As much as now we find in men. It happened when a plague broke out (Which therefore made them more devout) The king of brutes (to make it plain, Of quadrupeds I only mean), By proclamation gave command, That every subject in the land Should to the priest confess their sins; And thus the pious wolf begins: Good father, I must own with shame, That, often I have been to blame: I must confess, on Friday last, Wretch that I was, I broke my fast: But I defy the basest tongue To prove I did my neighbour wrong; Or ever went to seek my food By rapine, theft, or thirst of blood.

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Table of Contents: The Beasts' Confession, 1 -- Jonathan Swift, 1


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