Q.Id this weird person from his descriptions
- claimed that he only laughed twice in his whole life. On both occasions he was alone.
- Once wrote a treatise on excrement, entitled Human Ordeure , under the pen name ‘Dr. SHIT’
- Was such a fanatic for exercise that when it was raining he ran up and down the stairs of his house on for hours on end.
- Once refused to speak to anyone for an entire year.
- Wrote a satirical treatise entitled A Modest Proposal , in which he suggested that Irish children, who provided “delicious, nourishing and wholesome food” should be cooked and roasted for the delight of British stomachs.