Who is 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.

Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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Jonathan Swift Poems

  • A Quibbling Elegy On Judge Boat
    To mournful ditties, Clio, change thy note,
    Since cruel fate has sunk our Justice Boat;
    Why should he sink, where nothing seem'd to press
    His lading little, and his ballast less? ...
  • Traulus. Part I
    A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TOM AND ROBIN[1]
    1730

    Tom. ...
  • The Answer. By Dr. Swift
    Lindsay mistakes the matter quite,
    And honest Paulus judges right.
    Then, why these quarrels to the sun,
    Without whose aid you're all undone? ...
  • To Stella
    WRITTEN ON THE DAY OF HER BIRTH, MARCH 13, 1723-4, BUT NOT ON THE SUBJECT, WHEN I WAS SICK IN BED

    Tormented with incessant pains,
    Can I devise poetic strains? ...
  • Clad All In Brown
    TO DICK[1]

    Foulest brute that stinks below,
    Why in this brown dost thou appear? ...
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