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November 30, 2012

Jonathan Swift, Dublin’s Child

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , — Bookblurb @ 6:38 am
Jonathan Swift  (1667 - 1745)

Jonathan Swift
(1667 – 1745)

On this day in 1667 Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, the exact location seemingly pregnant with significance: a few blocks from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Swift would be Dean; almost in the backyard of Dublin Castle, representing the Englishness he would both covet and skewer; the specific address, 7 Hoey’s Court, almost perfect for perhaps the most famous scoffer in literature.

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