Who is the “expert” to whom Swift refers in "A Modest Proposal"?

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Throughout this excellent satirical essay, Jonathan Swift appeals to the expert advice of a number of individuals to support his argument and give what he is saying an illusion of credibility. It is important to realise that Swift deliberately uses this to heighten the element of satire in this clearly ludicrous proposal: throughout the essay he strikes a reasonable, carefully calculating tone, to which the...

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