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The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1 By Jonathan Swift Characters: 423

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


Let not old Rome boast Fabius' fate;

He sav'd his country by delays,

But you by peace.[1]

You bought it at a cheaper rate;

Nor has it left the usual bloody scar,

To show it cost its price in war;

War, that mad game the world so loves to play,

And for it does so dearly pay;

For, though with loss, or victory, a while

Fortune the gamesters does beguile,

Yet at the last the box sweeps all away.

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