Jonathan Swift

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Standard Name: Swift, Jonathan

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Anthologization Sarah, Lady Pennington
An Unfortunate Mother's Advice to her Absent Daughters quickly became a staple of composite volumes directed toward young women's conduct. At Edinburgh a volume of this kind, Instructions for a Young Lady, in every sphere...
Dedications Mary Barber
Swift dated his dedication of MB 's Poems, written on her behalf, to Lord Orrery .
Barber, Mary, Jonathan Swift, and Constantia Grierson. Poems on Several Occasions. C. Rivington, 1734.
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Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Education Alice Walker
On her own the child AW was always reading. At eight she identified in someone else's house a photograph of Booker T. Washington —and asked, Why don't you give it to me, please?
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
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Education Dorothy Wellesley
She also furthered her own education by early-morning visits to the library, sometimes permitted though sometimes stopped, during which she read everything I could lay hands on, including Tennyson , Matthew Arnold , Swift 's...
Education William Congreve
WC attended Trinity College , Dublin, where he was a fellow-student of Swift . Back in England he became a law student at the Middle Temple , but soon drifted away from the law towards a literary life.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Caroline Clive
CC 's education took place at home.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
At about fourteen she was studying music, drawing, French, possibly German, Latin, Greek, history, geography, and mathematics. She became fluent in French and later took great pleasure in...
Education Frances Reynolds
FR denied that she knew Latin, yet she used Latin tags in her letters. As an adult she worked persistently at self-education. Her commonplace-book contains her reading notes on Plato , Aristotle , Pliny ,...
Education Linda Villari
During the time she spent at her great-aunt's house in Croydon, LV 's novel suggests she was taught at home by a family governess, a close friend of her mother, identified there as Miss...
Family and Intimate relationships Cassandra, Lady Hawke
The future CLH 's father, Sir Edward Turner , had the distinction of being called by Swiftfriend of Apollo and the Muses.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
He is recorded to have written a long doggerell poem, Delia to...
Family and Intimate relationships Hélène Barcynska
In her first book of autobiography, HB always calls Evans the man. Naomi Royde-Smith thought him the most savage satirist since Swift . HB at once quarrelled with Leslie about him. The day after...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Lennox
William Tisdall , maternal uncle of CL , had sometimes enjoyed Swift 's confidence (if not much of his respect) and had once hoped to marry Esther Johnson (Swift's Stella).
Carlile, Susan. “Expanding the Feminine: Reconsidering Charlotte Lennox’s Age and The Life of Harriot Stuart”. Eighteenth-Century Novel, edited by Albert J. Rivero and George Justice, pp. 103 - 37.
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Glendinning, Victoria. Jonathan Swift. Hutchinson, 1998.
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It is...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Richardson
Odle illustrated editions of Voltaire 's Candide, Swift 's Gulliver's Travels, Wilde 's The Sphinx, and Twain 's 1601, among others; his images also appeared in such periodicals as The Gypsy...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Other relations included her maternal great-grandfather, Dr Thomas Kingsbury, who was President of the Royal College of Physicians and physician to Jonathan Swift . The gothic novelist Charles Robert Maturin , best known for Melmoth...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
He was immensely influential. As editor of the Cornhill Magazine from 1871 to 1882, he published Henry James , Thomas Hardy , Matthew Arnold , Robert Browning , and George Meredith , among others.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32 -56.
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Timeline

18 January 1609
John Healey 's English version of the Latin Mundus alter et idem, 1605, by satiristJoseph Hall was licensed by the Stationers' Company as A Discovery of a New World.
May 1704
Swift anonymously published, together, his first major works: A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books, written about eight years earlier.
30 April 1709
The ninth number of The Tatler carried Jonathan Swift 's A Description of the Morning: a mockpastoralpoem with prentice boys and maidservants for shepherds and shepherdesses.
2 May 1709
Poetical Miscellanies. The Sixth Part was published, including Pope 's Pastorals and poems by Anne Finch (which are placed between work by Pope and Swift ).
3 August 1710
The Examiner, or, Remarks upon Papers and Occurrences was launched by Jonathan Swift with the express intention of examining and correcting false statements from other periodicals; it ran until 1716
8 March 1711
Jonathan Swift 's periodical The Examiner commented on the female habit of signalling party political allegiance by different styles of muffs or fans or beauty patches.
16 February 1712
People in Dublin feared the outbreak of Catholic rebellion in the west of Ireland.
11 February 1722
Jonathan Swift wrote: It is a little hard, that not one gentleman's daughter in a thousand, should be brought to read, or understand her own natural tongue, or be judge of the easiest books that...
By May 1726
Jonathan Swift published his puzzling, ambivalent poetic account of his relationship with Esther Vanhomrigh : Cadenus and Vanessa.
28 October 1726
Cloaking himself, with a great deal of obfuscation, as Captain Lemuel Gulliver, Swift published Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (better known as Gulliver's Travels).
22 November 1729
Jonathan Swift anonymously published A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland, from being a Burden to their Parents or Country.
5 December 1734
A notorious poem by Swift , A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed, first reached print. In mock-pastoral mode, it describes a professional prostitute carefully disassembling the cosmetics and prostheses by which she makes...
1891
Margaret Louisa Woods published Esther Vanhomrigh, a historicalromance centred on one of the women Swift loved. She was an interesting subject: a poet and letter-writer herself, who pursued Swift to Ireland when he left...
October 2014
Forty years after it had become one of the first five Oxford men's colleges to admit women, Hertford College marked the occasion by replacing its dining-hall portraits of male eminences with striking black-and-white photographs of...