The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 8/The Dean's Manner of Living
THE DEAN'S MANNER OF LIVING.
ON rainy days alone I dine
Upon a chick and pint of wine.
On rainy days I dine alone,
And pick my chicken to the bone:
But this my servants much enrages,
No scraps remain to save board wages.
In weather fine I nothing spend,
But often spunge upon a friend:
Yet, where he's not so rich as I,
I pay my club, and so good b'ye.