• Proposal_00_th_swift

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal ... (1729)

... for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick

There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas too frequent among us!


Source: Satires and Puns, Vol. 1, 1756

Probably the best known work of Dr. Jonathan Swift is 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).