Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

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
It is pleasant to observe how free the present age is in laying taxes on the next. "Future ages shall talk of this; they shall be famous to all posterity;" whereas their time and thoughts will be taken up about present things, as ours are now.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sweeping from butcher's stalls, dung, guts, and blood,
Drown'd puppies, stinking sprats, all drench'd in mud,
Dead cats, and turnip-tops, come tumbling down the flood.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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