Swift Quotation on Maps from Waterland

[added by Cynthia Henry '91]

Picture a scene ... in which Will unfurls a map specially purchased from a Cambridge mapseller and points with a nut-brown index finger to the region of the Leem. He takes as a centre the little town of Gildsey near the confluence of the Leem and Ouse. He compares the distance, by way of the Leem, from their own farmland to Gildsey, with that by way of the Cam and Ouse from the barleyland of the soul. (p. 51)

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