Words are the clothing of our thoughts.
Among the works of 18th-century Anglo Irish author and clergyman Jonathan Swift, none is more well known than “Gulliver's Travels.” In the 300 years since its publication, the story of Gulliver has been referenced in countless songs, movies, and television shows. Swift was a satirist raised on rationalism and committed to the strong morals of his faith. In his writing, descriptive passages not only served to illustrate elements of his stories, but also gave insight into the characters conveying the descriptions. In Swift’s hands, words were indeed the clothing of thoughts.