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Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.  - Jonathan Swift
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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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