1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Francis Atterbury to Jonathan Swift, 21 April 1713; Works of Swift, ed. Nichols (1801) 11:258.



CHELSEA, TUESDAY MORNING,

APRIL 21, 1713.*

MR. DEAN,

Give me leave to tell you, that there is no man in England more pleased with your being preferred than I am. I would have told you so myself at your lodgings, but that my waiting confines me. I had heard a flying report of it before; but my lord Bolingbroke yesterday confirmed the welcome news to me. I could not excuse myself without saying thus much, and I have not time to say more, but that I am your most affectionate and faithful servant,

FR. ATTERBURY.

* Indorsed by Dr. Swift, "Dr. Atterbury, April 21, 1713, about eleven in the morning. I believe all to no purpose."