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CHAPTER IX
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Dublin, but he went often to England, sometimes remaining several years. He wrote political pamphlets whose malignant ridicule delighted his politician friends. He cared little for money or for fame, but he longed for political power ; and when he saw it dropped lightly into the hands of men who had not half his talents, he felt a savage scorn of those who would give authority so easily to men who held it so unworthily. He hoped to be given an English bishopric, but in view of the wrath which his Tale of a Tub had aroused, the utmost that his friends ventured to do was to make him Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Each piece of satire that Swift produced seemed more savage than that which had preceded it, One of the most bitter is his Modest Proposal, which suggested that the children of poor Irish parents should be served for food on the tables of the landlords, who, he says, " as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children." The cold, business-like method by which he arranges the details of his plan is as horrible as it is powerful. Gulliver's Travels was written as a satire, and expressed his hatred and scorn of men perhaps more fiercely than any other of his writings ; but " Gulliver's " journeys to Lilliput and Rrobdingnag are, forgetting the allegory and leaving out the occasional coarseness, most charming stories for children. Nothing could be more minutely accurate than his description of the little people of Lilliput, who are barely six inches high. They bring him a hogshead of wine, which holds just half a pint. They ascertain his height by the aid of a quadrant, and, finding its relation to theirs, they decide that

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