54. Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.

The benefit of farting explain'd, or, The fundament-all cause of the distempers incident to the fair-sex enquired into ... / Wrote in Spanish by Don Fartinando Puff-indorst ... Translated into English ... by Obadiah Fizzle, groom of the stool to the Princess of Arsimini in Sardinia. (Long-fart (Longford in Ireland) [i.e. London] : Printed by Simon Bumbubbard, 1722.)

54. Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. The benefit of farting explain'd

This scatological pamphlet is bound in a volume of Swift’s Miscellanies, 4th ed. (London, 1722). Bound in at the end is another, similar pamphlet, The wonderful wonder of wonders. Being an accurate description of … my A—se. (1722). Among the pieces printed in the Miscellanies, is "Ars pun-ica = The art of punning". All of these squibs were apparently typical of the word games played by Swift and his friends, both in Dublin and in London.

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