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Ireland in the Days of Dean Swift - Irish Tracts By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. The Irish... More > Tracts include the most prevalent of these Essays and Letters. Born in Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was married to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. His Cousin was married to Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed Stella. Swift spent another twenty years in England as a Political adviser, returning home to Ireland in 1720. He spent the rest of his days “Pampleting” for noble causes in his home country, writing the Drapier's Letters, and other prose works. He died of an eye infection in 1745.< Less
Ireland in the Days of Dean Swift - Irish Tracts By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. The Irish... More > Tracts include the most prevalent of these Essays and Letters. Born in Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was married to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. His Cousin was married to Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed Stella. Swift spent another twenty years in England as a Political adviser, returning home to Ireland in 1720. He spent the rest of his days “Pampleting” for noble causes in his home country, writing the Drapier's Letters, and other prose works. He died of an eye infection in 1745.< Less

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