Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to his life. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist.
Discover Jonathan Swift famous and rare quotes. Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth (1784). The Works of Jonathan Swift, . Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Including the Whole of His Posthumous Pieces, Letters, &c, . 5. Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for the Tories), poet and cleric. He became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin
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I HAVE been balancing, dear sir, these three days, whether I should write to you first. Laying aside the superiority of your dignity, I thought a notification was due to me, as well as to two others of my friends: then, I considered, that this was done in the publick news, with all the formalities of reception of a lord lieutenant
Life is not a farce; it is a ridiculous tragedy, which is the worst kind of composition. According to Dr Johnson, Dryden remarked to him early in his career, "Cousin Swift, you will never be a poet"; and the ages of Enlightenment and Victoria found his rage, twisted logic and scatological tendencies rather hard to take (though Voltaire wrote him a fan letter stating "The more I read your works, the more I am ashamed of mine")
Swift died a great, a famous, and an enormously respected man, though his last years were melancholy ones and though he lapsed, finally, into senility. His literary influence on subsequent authors has been incalculable. His values, however were those of his age, and the Romantics and the Victorians reacted against his work even more strongly than they did against Pope's
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