Grace After Dinner





Swift was once invited by a rich miser with a large party to dine; being

requested by the host to return thanks at the removal of the cloth,

uttered the following grace:--



Thanks for this miracle!--this is no less

Than to eat manna in the wilderness.

Where raging hunger reign'd we've found relief,

And seen that wondrous thing, a piece of beef.

Here chimneys smoke, that never smok'd before,

And we've all ate, where we shall eat no more!





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