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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1 (1801), p. 372, "The life of Doctor Swift"
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Earlier proverb, quoted in James Howell's English Proverbs (1659) Better belly burst than good drink lost. - Polite Conversation (1738?)
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A Tale of a Tub (1704)
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Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ... : with Notes, Historical and Critical (1803 edition)
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The works of Jonathan Swift, containing papers not hitherto publ. With memoir of the author by T. Roscoe (1841 edition)


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Born: November 30, 1667

Died: October 19, 1745 (aged 77)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Writer, satirist, essayist, poet, priest

Bio: Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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