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Source Notes: "Toland's Invitation to Dismal to Dine with the Calves' Head Club, Imitated from Horace Epistle 5, Liber 1." The poem is a satire depicting a group of Whigs who have gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649.
Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 October 19, 1745) was an Anglo-Irish writer who is famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, although he is also well known for his poetry and essays. He also used the name Isaac Bickerstaff among other pseudonyms.
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