The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 11/From Joseph Addison to Jonathan Swift - 6


ABOUT two days ago I received the enclosed, that is sealed up, and yesterday that of my friend Steele, which requiring a speedy answer, I have sent you express. In the mean time I have let him know, that you are out of town, and that he may expect your answer by the next post. I fancy he had my lord Halifax's authority for writing. I hope this will bring you to town. For your amusement by the way, I have sent you some of this day's news; to which I must add, that Drs. Bysse and Robinson are likely to be the bishops of Bristol and St. David's: that our politicians are startled at the breaking off the negotiations, and fall of stocks; insomuch that it is thought they will not venture at dissolving the parliament in such a crisis. I am ever, dear sir, your's entirely,

Mr. Steele desires me to seal your's before I deliver it, but this you will excuse in one, who wishes you as well as he, or any body living can do.