His Birth

Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, was born A.D. 1667,

in Hoey's Court, Dublin, the fourth house, right hand side, as you enter

from Werburgh-street. The houses in this court still bear evidence of

having been erected for the residence of respectable folks. The Dean's

House, as it is usually designated, had marble chimney-pieces, was

wainscotted from hall to garret, and had panelled oak doors, one of

which is in possession of Doctor Willis, Rathmines--a gentleman who

takes a deep interest in all matters connected with the history of his

native city.