JONATHAN SWIFT



The Dean of St Patrick’s wished he was a horse
          through Gulliver “in defiance of truth
and regularity” – prose plain and crystalline
          as Adam’s Ale, carefully approaching
the Houyhnhnms with bucket and shovel
          (although he located them in Australia,
horses are, green or orange, the Irish
          religion), reminding the English nobles
that under their silks and velvets

          they were only Yahoos.

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