Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral and one of the greatest satirists of his or any other times. His 'Gulliver's Travels' is now known mostly in expurgated versions for children. His satirical venom is displayed in, e.g. 'A Modest Proposal' for the relief of poverty and hunger in Ireland by the cooking of surplus children. Inspired by his tow female muses , 'Stella' (Hester Johnson, q.v.) and 'Vanessa' (Esther Vanhomrigh). Founded a hospital by his will- as he wrote in his sardonic 'Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift' 'He gave the little wealth he had / To build a house for fools and mad :/ To show, by one satiric touch , / No nation wanted it so much'. He wrote his own eptiaph which was on his orders engraved and gilded in large letters and stands above the place of his burial: in translation it reads 'Here is laid the body of Jonathan Swift.....where savage indignation can no longer tear his heart. Depart, wayfarer, and imitate if you can a man who to his utmost strenuously championed liberty'.