"I have taken the liberty to trouble you with the inclosed to our Oxford friend* whom I suppose you often meet at the Trumpet ... I hope he is not soe taken up with the names of princes and great men in his index but that he will afford a line or two to an old friend of mean rank dormant in the Country, ...who when he has got you here, shall not much envie those who fill the mouth of fame in the histories and Gazets of the age."
Locke to Anthony Collins in London, June 1704
Correspondence of John Locke ed. E. S. De Beer