The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 11/From Erasmus Lewis to Jonathan Swift - 12

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TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 1714.

I AM overwhelmed with business, and therefore have only time to tell you, I received yours of August the first, and think you should come to town, to see how the world goes: for all old schemes, designs, projects, journeys, &c. are broke by the great event. We are ill prognosticators. Every thing goes on with a tranquillity we durst not hope for. Earl Berkeley commands the fleet. Lord Dorset compliments the king. The duke of Bolton, lord lieutenant of Southampton. Addison, secretary to the regents.