The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/Letter from Jonathan Swift to William St. Lawrence - 1
THE bearer, Mr. Faulkner, came to me just an hour before he was taking a journey to Kilkenny and Cashel, and desired I would write by him to your lordship and the archbishop, only to let your lordship know, that he is an honest man, and the chief printer; and that I know him, and treat him with indulgence, because I cannot help it. For, although he printed what I never would have done, yet he got the consent of my friends, and so I shall get nothing by being angry with him. He hopes, as a citizen, to be admitted to your lords and ladies in the country, and I am contented you shall make him welcome; but take care you put no manuscripts in his hands; otherwise, perhaps there will be the works of the right hon. &c., and of my lady and the giant, neatly bound next winter. My lady Acheson has not been well since she left the town; but her mother is almost perfectly cured, except the loss of her eye. I owe my lady Howth a letter, I believe. I desire my most humble service to her and the giant. I have time to say no more, but that I am,
Your lordship's most obedient servant,
- William St. Lawrence, baron of Howth, died April 4, 1748, aged 60. His son, Thomas, was created earl of Howth and viscount St. Lawrence, Aug. 15, 1767.
- A very tall young lady, nearly related to lord Howth.
- Lucy, youngest daughter of lieutenant general Richard Gorges, was married to lord Howth, Aug. 2, 1728: and after that nobleman's death became the lady of Nicholas Weldon of Gravelment, esq.