Now focus on the beginning of the second sentence of the opening paragraph and answer the following questions.
- Why do you think “these mothers” cannot work for an “honest livelihood”?
- In what ways could “these mothers” be “forced to employ all their time” this way?
- Look at Swift’s word choices in this clause and decide if the word strolling suggests or implies anything beyond the main idea. Could that word suggest something about Swift’s audience and how they might view the situation with the poor?