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  • Jonathan Swift has always been a favorite, but I can’t get over how clever his wordplay is throughout the novel.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I want you to meet Jonathan Swift, the author of that evil political book, Gulliver’s Travels!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • You’ll know Jonathan Swift is the greatest Irish writer that ever lived, no, the greatest man to put pen to parchment.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • John Donne was an Anglican minister, Jonathan Swift the dean of the Church of Ireland, Edward Taylor and Anne Bradstreet American Puritans (Taylor a minister).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift, 1729.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • Chaucer was there, as were Roger Bacon, Alexandre Dumas, Cervantes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Jonathan Swift.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • It was first proposed by Jonathan Swift, on the model of the French Academy, to dictate linguistic standards.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The clergy and such celebrated observers of the era as Jonathan Swift and Tobias Smollett had long since made it a favorite subject.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • We had good times with old Jonathan Swift, didn’t we, Francis?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
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