"Skyresh Bolgolam, who was pleased, without any Provocation, to be my mortal Enemy"

Skyresh Bogolam supposedly represented Daniel Finch, Earl of Nottingham (1647 - 1730), who was first lord of the Admiralty (1681 - 1684) under Charles II. He was a Tory who frequently opposed the policies of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, the Tory leader during Queen Anne's reign. His opposition annoyed Swift.