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Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin. His father, Jonathan Swift Sr., a lawyer and an English civil servant, died seven month's before his son was born. Abigail Erick, Swift's mother, was left without private income to support her family. Swift was taken or "stolen" to England by his nurse, and at the age of four he was sent back to Ireland. Swift's mother returned to England, and she left her son to her wealthy brother-in-law, Uncle Godwin. Swift studied at Kilkenny Grammar School (167..
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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.
- Jonathan Swift
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