Theophilus Swift

Theophilus Swift (1746–1815) was an Irish writer and poet.

He was born the son of Deane Swift of Dublin, (who was a cousin of Dr. Jonathan Swift) and educated at St Mary Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1767. He studied law at the Middle Temple and was called to the bar in 1774.

After practising law for a few years, he moved to live in Dublin after inheriting some property in Limerick after the death of his father in 1783. In 1789 he was wounded in a duel in London with Colonel Charles Lennox (afterwards fourth Duke of Richmond and Lennox) following deprecatory remarks he made in a pamphlet. In another pamphlet entitled ''Animadversions on the Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin'' he accused some of the fellows at Trinity with having broken the rule which prohibited them from marrying, earning him a twelve months' prison sentence in the Marshalsea prison for libel.

In 1800 he was awarded the Cunningham Medal by the Royal Irish Academy for his essay on ''The origin and progress of rhyme''.

He died in 1815 in Dublin. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1789
printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1795
printed by and for Thomas Burnside, No. 10, Lower Liffey-Street

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1789
printed for James Ridgway, York-Street, ST. James's-Square

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1788
printed: and sold by J. Holl , High-Street ; J. Bew, Pater-Noster-Row, J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, London; M. Swinney, Birmingham; and S. Harward, Cheltenham

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1789
Printed for James Ridgway, York-Street St. James's-Square

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1795
Printed by Thomas Burnside, No. 10, Lower Liffey-Street

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1789
printed for James Ridgway, York-Street, St. James's-Square

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1789
printed for James Ridgway, York-Street, St. James's-Square

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1787
printed for J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church Yard

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1777
printed for the author; and sold by Samuel Hooper, Ludgate Hill

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1794
printed by Thomas Burnside, for George Folingsby, No. 59, Dame-Street

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1791
printed for J. Ridgway, No. 1, York-Street, St. James's-Square
Subjects: '; ...Swift, Theophilus / 1746-1815 / Correspondence / Early works to 1800...

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by Swift, Theophilus
Published 1799
printed by J. Stockdale, 62, Abbey-Street, near Carlisle-Bridge