When I was young boy growing up in the west of Ireland, I would often hear the older people say, that the three curses of Ireland were, the English, drink and religion. I have experienced much in my lifetime. to confirm their analysis to be ...see site
One of the masterpieces of the English language, is a Modest Proposal, written by Jonathan Swift 1667-1745, author and satirist, famous for Gulliver's Travels. He wrote a Modest Proposal 1729..see site..