Month: October 2011

Sermon Preached by the Treasurer at the Annual Commemoration of Jonathan Swift, Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral 1713-1745 xxx

Jonathan Swift was mad. This is not an original assertion about the Dean of St. Patrick’s. That he was mad was a very popular opinion about Swift throughout the nineteenth century. It is in the writings of such well-known figures as Macaulay and Thackeray, Sir Walter Scott, the author of such novels as Rob Roy… Read more »