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The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII

Historical and Political Tracts--Irish

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Author: Jonathan Swift
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,037 / 360 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 843
Added to site: 2006.04.25
mnybks.net#: 13461

This book is a compilation of previously published works and contains many inconsistencies.

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and resentment" at "the mortifying sight of slavery, folly, and baseness about me, among which I am forced to live."

He commenced what might be called a campaign of attack in 1720, with the publication of his tract entitled, "A Modest Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufactures." As has been pointed out in the notes prefixed to the pamphlets in the present volume, England had, apparently, gone to work systematically to ruin Irish manufactures. They seemed to threaten ruin to English industries; at least so the people in England thought. The pernicious legislation began in the reign of Charles II. and continued in that of William III. The Irish manufacturer was not permitted to export his products and found a precarious livelihood in a contraband trade. Swift's "Proposal" is one of retaliation. Since England will not allow Ireland to send out her goods, let the people of Ireland use them, and let them join together and determine to use nothing from England. Everything that came from England sh

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