15 January 1733
Jonathan Swift, extract from a letter to Pope, [January] 1733, Corresp., iii. 343. Written from Dublin.
Your poem on the Use of Riches hath been just printed here, 1 and we have no objection but the obscurity of several passages by our ignorance in facts and persons, which make us lose abundance of the Satyr. Had the printer given me notice, I would have honestly printed the names at length, where I happened to know them; and writ explanatory notes, which however would have been but few, for my long absence hath made me ignorant of what passes out of the scene where I am.
1 [The poem appeared in London about 15 January. This Dublin edition may have come at the tail-end of the month]