Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A PORTRAIT FROM THE LIFE, by JONATHAN SWIFT



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A PORTRAIT FROM THE LIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come sit by my side, while this picture I draw
Last Line: Has this any likeness to good madam sheridan
Subject(s): Drawing


Come sit by my side, while this picture I draw:
In chattering a magpie, in pride a jackdaw,
A temper the devil himself could not bridle,
Impertinent mixture of busy and idle,
As rude as a bear, no mule half so crabbed,
She swills like a sow, and she breeds like a rabbit,
A housewife in bed, at table a slattern,
For all an example, for no one a pattern.
Now tell me, friend Thomas, Ford, Grattan, and merry Dan,
Has this any likeness to good Madam Sheridan





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