Jonathan Swift on immortality: over-rated

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7072.1571a (Published 21 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1571

One Day in much good Company I was asked by a Person of Quality, whether I had seen any of their Struldbruggs or Immortals. I said I had not, and desired he would explain to me what he meant by such an Appelation applied to a mortal Creature. He told me, that sometimes, though very rarely, …

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