Jonathan Swift describes how he’ll be mourned and remembered (or not) after his death. Funny stuff.
You can also read the poem at U of Toronto, though the scanning on this one leaves something to be desired. But the endnotes are good.
Why do we grieve that friends should die?
No loss more easy to supply.
One year is past; a different scene!
No further mention of the Dean;
Who now, alas! no more is miss’d,
Than if he never did exist.
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“Verses on the Death of Swift”