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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 12/From Andrew Michael Ramsay to Jonathan Swift - 1


REVEREND SIR,
PARIS, AUG. 1, 1727.
 


MR. Hook having acquainted me with what goodness and patience you have been pleased to examine a performance of mine[2], I take this occasion to make my acknowledgments. Nothing could flatter me more sensibly than your approbation. To acquire the esteem of persons of your merit, is the principal advantage I could wish for by becoming an author, and more than I could flatter myself with. I should be proud of receiving your commands, if I could be any way useful to you in this part of the world; where, I assure you, your reputation is as well established as in your own country. I am with the utmost regard and esteem, reverend sir, your most humble, and most obliged, obedient servant,


  1. Endorsed by the dean, "Scotch author in France."
  2. The Travels of Cyrus.