FACT FOOD #303

Jonathan Swift, the famed Irish author known for ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ wrote his own epitaph. The literal translation of which is: “Here is laid the Body of Jonathan Swift, Doctor of Sacred Theology, Dean of this Cathedral Church, where fierce Indignation can no longer injure the Heart. Go forth, Voyager, and copy, if you can, this vigorous Champion of Liberty. He died on the 19th Day of the Month of October, A.D. 1745, in the 78th Year of his Age.”