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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

  

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal Foreignness and "The Other" Quotes

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Quote #10

It would increase the care and tenderness of mothers toward their children, when they were sure of a settlement for life to the poor babes, provided in some sort by the public, to their annual profit instead of expense. (25)

At several points, the narrator suggests strategies to improve the mothering skills of poor Irish women. His solution, as always, is to throw money at them.

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