The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 13/From William Richardson to Jonathan Swift - 2 The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, Volume 13 (1738) by William Richardson, edited byThomas Sheridan, John Nichols, John Boyle, Patrick Delany, John Hawkesworth, Deane Swift, William Bowyer, John Birch, and George FaulknerFrom W. Richardson, esq.
JULY, 25, 1738.
HERE are but very few things would give me a greater concern than the dean of St. Patrick's
becoming indifferent toward me; and yet I fear one of those few things is the cause I have not had a line from you since I came hither. I beseech you ease me of my present pain, by telling me that you are well; that summer, which hath but lately reached us here, hath invited you, and tempted you to ride again.
If any thing occurs to you I can do, that is agreeable to you, if you have the least inclination to oblige me, you will let me know it.
My hurry here is almost over; but one affair or other will detain me till the latter end of October, if I get away then. I cannot say I pass my time disagreeably. I have had some opportunities of doing good offices; and, when I am not engaged by business, I live with a few friends that I love, and love me, and for the most part, go every week with one of them to the country for two or three days.
Your friend Bolingbroke
is well, and at present with Mr. Pope
. I am told he has sold Dawley
. Alderman Barber
, who has promised me to write to you by the next post, tells me his lordship inquired much about you and your health. The alderman plays his cards so as that his credit in the city daily increases. There is nothing but the vacancy wanted to put Mr. Dunkin
in possession of the parish of Colrain
I hear you have seen Pope's first Dialogue, 1738. Have you seen his Universal Prayer
? This second dialogue, together with a copy of the inscription intended by the old duchess of Marlborough
for a statue she is to erect of queen Anne
, and a few lines attributed to lord Chesterfield
, on another subject, wait on you enclosed.
Believe that I love as much as I admire you; and that I am, with the most perfect respect, dear sir, your most obliged and most truly faithful servant,
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