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The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces

By Swift, Jonathan

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Book Id: WPLBN0000678548
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 415.48 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces  
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody?s face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it. But, if it should happen otherwise, the danger is not great; and I have learned from long experience never to apprehend mischief from those understandings I have been able to provoke: for anger and fury, though they add strength to the sinews of the body, yet are found to relax those of the mind, and to render all its efforts feeble and impotent.


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