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" I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two hay-cocks; but his -attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in the admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower... "
London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of ... - Pàgina 618
per Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1816
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: A New Ed. Containing Pieces Hitherto ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885
...of view. This letter is dated from Dawley, the country farm above mentioned, and begins thus : 2 " I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two hay -cocks ; but his attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in the...
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Life of Viscount Bolingbroke

Arthur Hassall - 1889 - 237 pàgines
...Dawley to Swift a letter which is often quoted : — " I now hold the pen for my Lord Boliugbroke, who is reading your letter between two haycocks ;...admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower. . . . As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his haymakers...
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English Men of Letters, Volum 3

John Morley - 1894
...the sunshine of the great man's presence. Writing to Swift in 1728, he (Pope) says that he is holding the pen "for my Lord Bolingbroke," who is reading your letter between two hay-cocks, with his attention occasionally distracted by a threatening shower. Bolingbroke is acting the temperate...
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Gentleman's Magazine Library: Leicestershire. Monmouthshire

1896
...(vol. iv.) there is a letter from him to Dean Swift, dated Dawley, June 28, 1728, in which he says, "I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading...admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower. . . . Now his lordship is run after his coat I have a moment left to myself to tell you that I overheard...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: During the Reigns of William and ..., Volum 2

John Heneage Jesse - 1901
...other encomiums, those of Pope are not the least pleasing. In one of his letters to Swift he says: " I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading...admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower. As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his haymakers, but as...
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Highways and Byways in Middlesex

Walter Jerrold - 1909 - 400 pàgines
...owner of Dawley, and his particular scheme of decoration, over which some visitors made pleasant. I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two I lay cocks ; but his attention is somewhat diverted by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in admiration...
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Alexander Pope, Volum 3

Leslie Stephen - 1914 - 209 pàgines
...sunshine of the great man's presence. "Writing to Swift in 1728, he (Pope) says that he is holding the pen "for my Lord Bolingbroke," who is reading your letter between two haycocks, with his attention occasionally distracted by a threatening shower. Bolingbroke is acting the temperate...
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