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This food would likewise bring great custom to taverns; where the vintners will certainly be so prudent as to procure the best receipts for dressing it to perfection, and consequently have their houses frequented by all the fine gentlemen, who justly value themselves upon their knowledge in good eating:
Or have I had my classic lit. all wrong all these years?
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.
Originally posted by eradown
reply to post by TheRedneck
Satire always has a grain of truth. While swift was not serious in his modest proposal, the contempt the English had for the Irish was a serious problem for the Irish during his time. Swift knew reason and appeals to the basic humanity of the people who thought the only good Irish was a dead Irish was a waste of time. Satire is always malicious.
When people come up with outrageous plans for ridding our society of the unwanted, they should be seen as a threat to everyone.