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Jonathan Swift





Born on 30 November, 1667, Jonathan Swift was an Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs and then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, "A Modest Proposal," The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub.  Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, although he is less well known for his poetry.  Swift published all of his works under pseudonyms (including Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier) or anonymously.  He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire; the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.  He died on 19 October, 1745.

Items Authored:

30 Nov 2007  The Fable of the Bitches (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
29 Nov 2007  On Time (poetry)  An amusing little poem.
28 Nov 2007  An Echo (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
27 Nov 2007  The Gulf of All Human Possessions (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
26 Nov 2007  On the Posteriors (poetry)  A humorous poem from the master of satire.
25 Nov 2007  On Gold (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
24 Nov 2007  On a Pen (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
23 Nov 2007  Verses on I Know Not What (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
15 Nov 2007  The Dean's Complaint, Translated and Answered (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
14 Nov 2007  The Hardship upon the Ladies (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
13 Nov 2007  Judas (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
12 Nov 2007  The Place of the Damned (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
11 Nov 2007  A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
10 Nov 2007  The Lady's Dressing-Room (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
9 Nov 2007  An Excellent New Ballad; or, the True English Dean to be Hanged for a Rape (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
8 Nov 2007  On Burning a Dull Poem (poetry)  An ironic poem about burning another.
7 Nov 2007  The Logicians Refuted (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
6 Nov 2007  Helter Skelter; or, the Hue and Cry after the Attorneys upon Their Riding the Circuit (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
5 Nov 2007  A Love Poem from a Physician to His Mistress (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
4 Nov 2007  Dr. Swift to Mr. Pope, While He was Writing the "Dunciad" (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
3 Nov 2007  The Furniture of a Woman's Mind (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
31 Oct 2007  On Censure (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
30 Oct 2007  Desire and Possession (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
29 Oct 2007  A Quiet Life and a Good Name (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
28 Oct 2007  The Epitaph (poetry)  Another from the master of satire.
27 Oct 2007  The Problem, "That My Lord Berkeley Stinks When He is in Love" (poetry)  A fun poem by the master of satire.
26 Oct 2007  A Modest Proposal (non-fiction)  The classic satire on the eating of Irish children as both moral and practical.