Jonathan Swift Quote


Source/Notes: The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1 (1801), p. 372, "The life of Doctor Swift"
Source/Notes: Earlier proverb, quoted in James Howell's English Proverbs (1659) Better belly burst than good drink lost. - Polite Conversation (1738?)
Source/Notes: The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ... : with Notes, Historical and Critical (1803 edition)
Source/Notes: The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 6 (1755), p. 130, "Dialogue II - Polite Conversation"