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A MEDITATION UPON A BROOMSTICK
ACCORDING TO THE STYLE AND MANNER OF
THE HONORABLE ROBERT BOYLE'S MEDITATIONS

By
Jonathan Swift



Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is probably best known for his book, Gulliver's Travels.

This short piece about a broomstick was written in 1704 as a burlesque on Robert Boyle's Meditations.

In my opinion, this is a subject  worthy of "meditation" . . . . .  being a mother and housewife over many, many, years I have become well acquainted with the broom!

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Meditation Upon a Broomstick by Jonathan Swift


 
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