The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 12/From Henry St. John to Jonathan Swift - 21



I RETURN you the papers, which I have read twice over since you was here. They are extremely well; but the Craftsman has not only advertised the publick, that he intended to turn news writer, he has begun, and for some weeks continued to appear under that new character. This consideration inclines me to think, that another turn might be given to the introduction; and perhaps this would naturally call for a fourth letter from the Occasional Writer, to account for his silence, to prosecute your argument, to state the present disputes about political affairs; and in short, to revive and animate the paper war. When we meet next, I will explain myself better than I can do by a letter writ in haste, with mowers and haymakers about me. Adieu. Let Pope share my embraces with you.