FIrst (of two) classes on Swift. Swift's vividness compared to Rochester's. His misanthropy and also his sense of human wrong: how it's the fact that humans do wrong that makes them hateful, but the wrong they do is to humans. Corinna and Celia as human and as holding it together when everything is falling apart. Swift's sense of how hard aesthetic surface or "varnish" is. Virgilian description of a city shower.