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Swift, J (1667.11.30-1745.10.19)

 イギリスの諷刺作家。ダブリンに生る。同地の大学に学び,のち政治家テンプルの秘書になった (1689)。一時アイルランドで聖職についたが (94),再びテンプル方に戻り (96),『桶物語』A tale of a tub, 1696および『書物の戦争』The battle of the books, 1697-99を書き,宗教と学問の腐敗を諷刺した。テンプルの死 (1699)後アイルランドへ帰り,再び聖職についたが,小冊子を書き,たびたびロンドンに出て政治的論争に携わった。のち聖パトリック教会の副監督に任ぜられ (1713),政界と文壇とに隠然たる勢力をもったが,アン女王の死 (14)後不遇となり,アイルランドに引退,圧迫されたアイルランドのためにThe drapier's letters, 1724等を書いて当局を攻撃した。イギリス文学史上随一の諷刺作品たる『ガリヴァー旅行記』Gulliver's travels, 1726は,主人公が小人国,大人国,変物の国,および馬の国を訪れる4篇からなり,当時の社会と人間一般に対する痛烈な諷刺である。愛人ステラ (Stella 本名:Esther Johnson 1681-1728)の死 (28)後,生来の憂鬱症がこうじて,発狂状態に陥り (42),死にいたるまで続いた。[主著]前記のほか:The journal to Stella, 1766-68. 小冊子:The conduct of the allies, 1711. 諷刺文学:A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents country, 1729; A complete collection of polite and ingenious conversation, 1738; Directions to servants, 1745. 詩:On poetry, a rapsody, 1733; Verses of the death of Dr. Swift, 1739. [文献]W. D. Taylor, J. S., 1933.(岩)


Gulliver's Travels (vt.edu)
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Gulliver's Travels (library.utoronto.ca) Fascimile of London: Benj. Motte, 1726, in Delmar: Scholars' Fascimiles and Reprints, 1976.
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Gulliver's Travels (dept.english.upenn.edu) Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4
Gulliver's Travels (eserver.org)
Gulliver's Travels (pine.cs.yale.edu)
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A Modest Propasal for Preventing the Chidren of Poor People in Ireland from Being Abrrden to Their Parents or Country,and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public (vt.edu)
A Modest Propasal for Preventing the Chidren of Poor People in Ireland from Being Abrrden to Their Parents or Country,and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public (Univ. of Idaho)
A Modest Propasal for Preventing the Chidren of Poor People in Ireland from Being Abrrden to Their Parents or Country,and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public (algonet.se)
A Modest Propasal for Preventing the Chidren of Poor People in Ireland from Being Abrrden to Their Parents or Country,and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public (ipf.simplenet.com) Eclectic Electronic Text Archive
Reasons Why We Should not Lower the coins now current in this Kingdom. Occasioned by a Paper Entitled, Remarks on the Coins current in this Kingdom. to which is added, The Rev. Dean Swift's Opinion, Delivered by him, in an Assembly of above One hundred and fifty eminent Merchants who met at the Guild Hall, on Saturday the 24th of April, 1736, in order to draw up their Petition, and Present it to his Grace the Lord-Lieutenant against lowering said Coin (1736) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Reasons Why We Should not Lower the coins now current in this Kingdom. Occasioned by a Paper Entitled, Remarks on the Coins current in this Kingdom. to which is added, The Rev. Dean Swift's Opinion, Delivered by him, in an Assembly of above One hundred and fifty eminent Merchants who met at the Guild Hall, on Saturday the 24th of April, 1736, in order to draw up their Petition, and Present it to his Grace the Lord-Lieutenant against lowering said Coin (1736) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Reasons Why We Should not Lower the coins now current in this Kingdom. Occasioned by a Paper Entitled, Remarks on the Coins current in this Kingdom. to which is added, The Rev. Dean Swift's Opinion, Delivered by him, in an Assembly of above One hundred and fifty eminent Merchants who met at the Guild Hall, on Saturday the 24th of April, 1736, in order to draw up their Petition, and Present it to his Grace the Lord-Lieutenant against lowering said Coin (1736) (unimelb.edu.au)
A Proposal For an Act of Parliament, To Pay off the Debt of the Nation, Without Taxing the Subject, by which the Number of landed Gentry, and substantial Farmers will be considerably encreased and no one Person will be the poorer, or contribute one Farthing to the Charge (1732) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
A Proposal For an Act of Parliament, To Pay off the Debt of the Nation, Without Taxing the Subject, by which the Number of landed Gentry, and substantial Farmers will be considerably encreased and no one Person will be the poorer, or contribute one Farthing to the Charge (1732) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
A Proposal For an Act of Parliament, To Pay off the Debt of the Nation, Without Taxing the Subject, by which the Number of landed Gentry, and substantial Farmers will be considerably encreased and no one Person will be the poorer, or contribute one Farthing to the Charge (1732) (unimelb.edu.au)

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (jaffebros.com) It is a very great web site about Gulliver's Travels and Jonathan Swift. Thanks to Lee Jaffe.
Jonathan Swift: 1667-1745 (stg.brown.edu)
Jonathan Swift: Short Biography (english.upenn.edu)
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