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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist and poet, born in Dublin in 1667.He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford University, before working as a private tutor in England. Following the publication of A Tale of a Tub in 1704, Swift relocated to London and began to gain a reputation as a writer, establishing friendships with other literary figures such as Alexander Pope and John Gay. He became increasingly political, and was part of the Tory government’s inner circle in the 1710s.Queen Anne was not impressed with Swift’s writings, which she found blasphemous, and he was forced to return to Ireland in disgrace in the 1720s, where he took up the position of Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral. He remained in Dublin until his death in 1745.

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