Essays about Men, Women, and Books

Essays about Men, Women, and Books

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Essays about Men, Women, and Books

Essays about Men, Women, and Books

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Of writing books about Dean swift there is no end. We make no complaint, because we find no fault; we express no wonder, for we feel none. The subject is, and must always remain, one of strange fascination. We have no author like the Dean of St. Patrick's. It has been said of Wordsworth that good-luck usually attended those who have written about him. The same thing may be said, with at least equal truth, about swift. There are a great many books about him, and with few exceptions they are all interesting.

A man who has had his tale told by Johnson and Scott ought to be comprehensible. swift has been . . .

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