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'Jonathan Swift's Memoirs of a Jacobite'

Higgins, Ian


The Irish-born satirist and pamphleteer Jonathan Swift, Church of Ireland Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, was a juring High Churchman, yet he was involved in publishing the memoirs of an Irish Jacobite soldier in Scotland, a work which is in part a printed apologia for Episcopalian Jacobitism. The remarkable book was Memoirs of Capt. John Creichton. Written by Himself, an octavo volume of 170 pages, first published in 1731. It is an instance of Swift 's sympathy, indeed elective affinity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond


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