The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 13/From Jonathan Swift to George Faulkner - 5

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MARCH 8, 1737-8.

SOME of my friends wonder very much at your delaying to publish that treatise of Polite Conversation, &c. when you so often desired that I should hasten to correct the several copies you sent me; which, as ill as I have been, and am still, I dispatched as fast as I got them. I expect you would finish it immediately, and send it to me; I hope you have observed all the corrections. I hear you have not above four or five pages remaining. I find people think you are too negligent; and, if you delay longer, what you fear may come to pass, that the English edition may come over before you have your own ready.

I am your humble servant,