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Page 3. " He sent me to Emanuel-College in Cambridge, at Fourteen Years old, "

In the 17th century in England, life expectancy was only about thirty-five years, so it was common to make faster beginnings. It was quite normal to enter college in the mid-teens.

Swift attended Trinity College when he was fourteen.