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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/Letter from Jonathan Swift to William Richardson - 4

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SIR,
AUG. 5, 1738.
 


IT was not my want of friendship and esteem that hindered me from answering your several letters, but merely my disorders in point of health; for I am constantly giddy, and so deaf, that your friend Mrs. Whiteway is almost got into a consumption by bawling in my ears. I heartily congratulate with you on your triumph over your Irish enemies by a nemine contradicente. I leave the rest of this paper to be filled by Mrs. Whiteway; and am, with true esteem and gratitude, your most obedient and obliged servant,

J. SWIFT.


Pray tell my dear friend the alderman, that I love him most sincerely; but my ill health and worse memory will not suffer me to write a long letter.