On the ride home tonight, I had a few additional thoughts on this piece, especially after our in class discussion on women as comestibles. I think that the passage on the Mutton Cutlets was actually far more revealing, and possible sexual, than I realized at first read. First, I found it interesting that her preparation is compared to a preparation of a piece of meat. Also, Swift talks about how “The Fat upon a Cinder drops” fat is a bodily excrement and twice in the passage, he speaks of Fire and Flame, which are often used to symbolize passion. So in a sense, this bodily excrement transitions the passion and turns it into “stinking Smoak” that ruins the entire “dish”.