Who is Jonathan Swift?

  • (noun): An English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745).
    Synonyms: Swift, Dean Swift

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) 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.

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Jonathan Swift - Legacy
... Swift crater, a crater on Mars's moon Deimos, is named after Jonathan Swift, who predicted the existence of the moons of Mars ...
Benjamin Motte - Publications
... Motte is most known for his production of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, he produced other great works ... Christophers and Jamaica Jonathan Swift's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope's Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (1727, 1728, 1732) Joseph Thurston The Toilette (1730 ... Tooke Jonathan Swift's A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (1738) - Bathurst William Willymott's English examples to Lily’s grammar-rules, for children’s ...
1734 In Poetry - Works Published - United Kingdom
... Anonymous, A Rap at the Rhapsody (a response to Jonathan Swift's On Poetry 1733) Jean Adam, Miscellany Poems John Arbuthnot and others, Gnothi Seauton Know Yourself, published anonymously Mary ... Dressing-Room, published anonymously (see Jonathan Swift's The Lady's Dressing-Room 1732) Alexander Pope An Epistle to Lord Cobham, published this year, although the book states ...
Swift's Silver Mine - Skepticism - Regarding Swift
... There is the question of Swift himself ... No proof exists that there ever was a John or Jonathan Swift who mined silver in Kentucky ... first names of "George", "William", and "Tom".) The man many considered to be the Jonathan Swift of legend is known to have been alive many years after the purported death of the fabled ...
Motte V Faulkner
... George Faulkner over who had the legal rights to publish the works of Jonathan Swift in London ... Although neither held the copyright to all of Swift's works, the suit became a legal struggle over Irish rights, which were eventually denied by the English courts ... Faulkner, in 1735, published the Works of Jonathan Swift in Dublin ...

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    In church your grandsire cut his throat;
    To do the job too long he tarried:
    He should have had my hearty vote
    To cut his throat before he married.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
    —Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen as the great leveler, the authentic melting pot. That, today, is nonsense. In his scathing study of the nation’s public school system entitled “Savage Inequalities,” Jonathan Kozol made manifest the truth: that we have a system that discriminates against the poor in everything from class size to curriculum.
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