Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745)

“Having strictly examined all the persons of greatest name in the courts of princes for an hundred years past, I found how the world had been misled by prostitute writers, to ascribe the greatest exploits in war to cowards, the wisest counsel to fools, sincerity to flatterers, Roman virtue to betrayers of their country, piety to atheists, chastity to sodomites, truth to informers.”

  • Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage to Laputa, chapter 8) by Jonathan Swift. New York: Washington Square Press, 1970.

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