The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 19/From M. Davys to Jonathan Swift - 1
MAY 27, 1737.
I KNOW you are always pleased to do acts of charity, which encourages me to take the liberty of recommending a boy about ten years old, the bearer of this, to your goodness, to beg you would employ it in getting him put into the Bluecoat hospital. I received the enclosed letter from him this morning. Your compliance with this request, and pardon for this trouble, will oblige, sir, your most humble and most obedient servant,
- Afterward countess of Barrymore.