QUOTE (Jonathan Swift) – Jan 13

January 13, 2015

Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas (died 1739)....

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”~ Jonathan Swift

In honor of Jonathan Swift, an Irish author and satirist, best known for writing Gulliver’s Travels, who was ordained an Anglican priest on this day in 1695.

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  1. Wow didn’t know he was an Anglican priest!

  2. A notable English composer — Henry Purcell — died in 1695 at 36. Purcell is famous for musical drama and for music for Queen Mary’s funeral, among other things. I wish J. Swift had had more impact than Purcell!

  3. Ain’t that the truth, and what a sad state of affairs, too.

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