The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/Letter from John Boyle to Jonathan Swift - 8

FROM THE EARL OF ORRERY.


DEAR SIR,

JAN. 3, 1735-6.


I HAVE thought it more than a century since I saw you. I crawled out to you on Saturday, but was forced to come from your house and go to bed; since which time I have not stirred out of my chamber. My cold continues still bad; and has been hanging upon me now for above a fortnight. Pray tell me when I may hope to see you again: et notas audire et reddere voces. I dine at home to morrow: will you share a fowl with me? I am scarce able to hold up my head; but the sight of you will go a great way toward recovering your ever obliged and faithful servant,