Jonathan Swift Quotes (442 quotes)
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1 (1801), p. 372, "The life of Doctor Swift"
Earlier proverb, quoted in James Howell's English Proverbs (1659) Better belly burst than good drink lost. - Polite Conversation (1738?)
Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ... : with Notes, Historical and Critical (1803 edition)
“Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.”
The works of Jonathan Swift, containing papers not hitherto publ. With memoir of the author by T. Roscoe (1841 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJonathan Swift
Born: November 30, 1667
Died: October 19, 1745 (aged 77)
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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