‘I have stretched out my Hand, and no Man regarded’
This day, being Sunday, January 28th, 1727–8, about eight o’clock at night, a servant brought me a note, with an account of the death of the truest, most virtuous, and valuable friend, that I, or perhaps any other person ever was blessed with. She expired about six in the evening of this day; and, as soon as I am left alone, which is about eleven at night, I resolve, for my own satisfaction, to say something of her life and character.1
KeywordsModest Proposal Private Character Virtuous Friendship Literary Talent Dramatic Persona
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