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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was an Irish writer of English parentage whose fame rests on sharply satirical works that include the novel Gulliver's Travels (1726) and the harshly comic essay A Modest Proposal (1729…

Brewer's: Swift

as lightning, as the wind, as an arrow, etc. (See Similes.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SwimSwi Dynasty A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Brewer's: Jonathan

Brother Jonathan. In the revolutionary war, Washington, being in great want of supplies for the army, and having unbounded confidence in his friend, Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connectic…

Brewer's: Jonathan's

A noted coffee-house in Change Alley, described in the Tatler as the general mart of stock-jobbers. What is now called the Stock Exchange was called Jonathan's. “Yesterday the brokers…

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift broke through in 2006 with her hit song "Tim McGraw," recorded when she was still 16 years old. Over the next decade she had moved beyond country to become one of the world's biggest pop …

Benjamin SWIFT

Senate Years of Service: 1833-1839Party: Anti-Jacksonian; WhigSWIFT, Benjamin, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Amenia, N.Y., April 3, 1781; moved with his father to Benning…

Zephaniah SWIFT

SWIFT, Zephaniah, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Wareham, Plymouth County, Mass., February 27, 1759; moved with his parents to Lebanon, New London County, Conn.; completed preparato…

Jane Swift,

politician, became Massachusetts's first woman governor in April, when Governor Paul Cellucci, recently confirmed as ambassador to Canada, passed the torch to his second-in-command. Swift, 36…

George Robinson SWIFT

Senate Years of Service: 1946-1946Party: DemocratSWIFT, George Robinson, a Senator from Alabama; born at Swift Post Office, Baldwin County, Ala., December 19, 1887; attended the public schools …