Jonathan Swift

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Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against ...
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A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed
Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
Never did Covent Garden boast
So bright a batter'd, strolling Toast;
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A Maypole
Deprived of root, and branch and rind,
Yet flowers I bear of every kind:
And such is my prolific power,
They bloom in less than half an hour;
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A Description Of A City Shower
Careful Observers may fortel the Hour
(By sure Prognosticks) when to dread a Show'r:
While Rain depends, the pensive Cat gives o'er
Her Frolicks, and pursues her Tail no more.
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A Description Of The Morning
Now hardly here and there a hackney-coach
Appearing, show'd the ruddy morn's approach.
Now Betty from her master's bed had flown,
And softly stole to discompose her own.
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A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late Famous General
"His Grace! impossible! what, dead!
Of old age too, and in his bed!
And could that mighty warrior fall,
And so inglorious, after all?
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
The most positive men are the most credulous.
11 November 2014
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
11 November 2014
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
11 November 2014
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
11 November 2014
May you live all the days of your life.

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Isaac 26 August 2019
Sorry, only know the novels of Swift
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Sjana Tait 24 August 2013
That's why u got her pregnant 6 times...dnt worry its our little secret ;) Gz up & so is ur son
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Sjana Tait 24 August 2013
Not too bad if you've gotten her pregnant eight times...don't worry it's our little secret ;)
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