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Swift demonstrated no interest in the “barbarous” Irish language and, unlike Burke, no sympathy for poor Irish Roman Catholics.
Swift’s views were an expression of his own bifurcated vision of Irish writing.
Protestant patriots rejected the notion that Ireland was either a dependant kingdom or a colony, but the statute book, the economic and political restrictions placed on Ireland by the British government at London, and the planting of English placemen in Irish jobs instructed them otherwise.
Indeed, there is a good deal of Irish content in the drama and poetry.
The legacy of the political settlement in Ireland that followed the defeat at Aughrim thus had a strongly sectarian and colonial cast that, when coupled with the grim Irish realities of conflict and poverty, would later trouble the writings of Edmund Burke.