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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 11/From Elizabeth Hamilton to Jonathan Swift - 1


Monday Morning.
Indorsed '1712, [1]I believe.'

I AM sure you are very ill natured (I would not have been so cross to you) to have known Mr. Lewis and me so long, and not have made us acquainted sooner, when you know too that I have been in search of a reasonable conversation. I have no way to excuse you but doubting his to be so agreeable at a second meeting, which I desire you will make when it is most convenient to both. It is not from custom I say I am extremely,


Your humble servant,

When you read this, I fancy you will think, what does she write to me? I hate a letter as much as my lord treasurer does a petition.

  1. Probably in September. See Journal to Stella, Sept. 18, 1712.