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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 12/From George Rochfort to Jonathan Swift - 1

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SEPT. 9, 1725.

I FIND myself stand in need of the advice I bestowed on you the other night, and therefore if you have not got rid of your cold, I would prescribe a small jaunt to Belcamp[1] this morning. If you find yourself thus disposed, I will wait for you here in my boots: the weather may perhaps look gloomy at the deanery; but I can assure you it is a fine day in the parish[2], where we set up for as good tastes as our neighbours: to convince you of mine, I send you this invitation. I am, dear sir, your much obliged and obedient servant,

  1. Dr. Grattan's, about five miles from Dublin.
  2. St. Mary's parish, about a mile from the deanery.