What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting
argues eloquently, in a forceful and a posteriori
fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulences not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind
provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farters of the past.
Fart away then, my brethren, and let farting be in common among you. Vie with each other in producing... the sonorous, full-toned, loud fart.
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