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The rod was honest English wood

DMI number:
18175
Poem Aliases
Swift. The Virtues of Sid Hamet the Magician's Rod.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
The rod was honest English wood
Last Line:
It grew an all-devouring asp
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Objects[rod]
Related People
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Virtues of Sid Hamet the Magician's Rod, Swift Poems Project, 132-
Related Poems
First Line:
The rod was but a harmless wand
Last Line:
His next will be a rod in piss
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Extract Of/Extracted In
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
Gulliveriana: or, a fourth volume of miscellanies. Being a Sequel of the Three Volumes, published by Pope and Swift. To which is added, Alexanderiana... [ESTC T53830]
Page No(s):
p.121
Poem Title:
[No title]
Attribution:
'Motto taken from the Doctor's Miscellanies' i.e. Swift's p.121
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift