It is jonathan swift in “A Modest Proposal” writing of cooking and eating babies.
As jonathan swift warned centuries ago, “you cannot reason a person out of something they were not reasoned into.”
As jonathan swift famously put it, “You cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into.”
Old English swift "moving quickly," related to swifan "move in a course, sweep" (see swivel). Related: Swiftly; swiftness.
type of bird (several species of the family Cypselidæ, resembling swallows), 1660s, from swift (adj.) in reference to its swift flight. Regarded as a bird of ill-omen, if not downright demonic, probably for its shrill cry. The name earlier had been given to several small fast lizards (1520s).