Jonathan Swift



Essays by Jonathan Swift

Hints towards an essay on conversation

The truest way to understand conversation is to know the faults and errors to which it is subject, and from thence every man to form maxims to himself whereby it may be regulated.

A meditation upon a broomstick

I sighed, and said within myself, “Surely mortal man is a broomstick!”

A modest proposal

A Modest Proposal 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.

Thoughts on various subjects

An idle reason lessens the weight of the good ones you gave before.
Patrick Madden's New Book
Quotidiana by Patrick Madden

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