The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 13/From John Boyle to Jonathan Swift - 6

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JUNE 29, 1738.

I HAVE but this paper left, and how can I employ it better than in triumphing over my rival. Mea est Lavinia conjux. To morrow miss Hamilton gives me her heart and hand for ever. Do I live to see the day when toupets, coxcomical lords, powdered squires, and awkward beaux, join with the dean of St. Patrick's in loss of one and the same object? My happiness is too great, and in pity to you I will add no more than that I hope to see grief for this loss strongly wrote in your face even twenty years hence. Adieu, your generous rival,