Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and entertaining letters [selected by V. Knox]. (Google eBook)

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From the same to Sir William Trumbull
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Mr Pope to Mr Addison
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From the same to Mr Jervas 7S 39 Mr Jervas to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Mr Jervas
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From the same to the Earl of Halifax
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From the same to the Hon J Craggs Esq
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From the same to Mr Congreve
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Mr Congreve to Mr Pope
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Rev Dean Berkeley to the same
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Mr Pope to Mr Jervas in Ireland
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From the same to Mr Fenton
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Rev Dean Berkeley to Mr Pope
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Dr Arbuthnot to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Dr Arbuthnot
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From the same to the Earl of Oxford
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The Earl of Oxford to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Edward Blount Esq
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Edward Blount Esq to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Edward Blount Esq
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Edward Blount Esq to Mr Pope
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From the same to the Hon Robert Digby
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Mr PopetotheBishopofRochester
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The Bishop of Rochester to Mrs Morice il
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Mr Pope to Mr Gay
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Mr Gay to Mr Fenton
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Mr Pope to Mr Gay
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From the same to Mrs B
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From the same to Hugh Bethel Esq
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Lelter Page 33 Mr Pope to Mr Richardson
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From the same to Mr Bethel
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Dr Arbuthnot to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Dr Arbuthnot
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Dr Swift to Miss Jane Waryng
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Archhishop King to Dr Swift
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Mr Prior to the same
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The Duchess of Ormond to the same
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Ml Pope to the same j
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Dr Arbuthnot to the same
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Lord Bolingbroke to the same
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Mr Prior to the same
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Mr Gay to the same
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Lord Boiingbroke to the same
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Dr Swift to Mr Pope
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Mr Gay to Dr Swift 259
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Mr Pope to the same
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Dr Swift to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Dr Swift
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Dr Swift to Mr Pope
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Mr Pope to Dr Swift
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Lr Swift to Mr Pope
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Lord Boiingbroke to Dr Swift
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Lord Bathurst to Dr Swift
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Lord B to the same
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Mr Gay to the same
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Lord Bathurst to the same
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The Earl of Peterborow to Mr Pope
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Dr Swift to the Earl of Peterborow
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From the same to Mr Gay
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Mr Pope to Dr Swift
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Dr Swift to Mr Pope
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The Duchess of Dorset to Dr Swift
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Page 57 - I believe you have heard that, after all the applauses of the opposite faction, my Lord Bolingbroke sent for Booth, who played Cato, into the box, between one of the acts, and presented him with fifty guineas, in acknowledgment, as he expressed it, for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator.
Page 69 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years ; but wisdom is the grey hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 68 - Sickness is a sort of early old age : it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand volumes of philosophers and divines. It gives so warning a concussion to those props of our vanity, our strength and youth, that we think of fortifying ourselves within, when there is so little dependence upon our outworks.
Page 135 - It is finished with shells, interspersed with pieces of looking-glass in angular forms, and in the ceiling is a star of the same material, at which, when a lamp (of an orbicular figure of thin alabaster) is hung in the middle, a thousand pointed rays glitter and are reflected over the place.
Page 12 - People seek for what they call wit, on all subjects, and in all places; not considering that Nature loves troth so well, that it hardly ever admits of flourishing : conceit is to nature, what paint is to beauty ; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve.
Page 258 - ... business : my head often full of schemes, and my heart as often full of anxiety. Is it a misfortune, think you, that I rise at this hour, refreshed, serene, and calm ? that the past, and even the present affairs of life stand like objects at a distance from me, where I can keep off the disagreeable so as not to be strongly affected by them, and from whence I can draw the others nearer to me...
Page 193 - I HAVE many years ago magnified in my own mind, and repeated to you, a ninth beatitude, added to the eighth in the Scripture : " Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Page 135 - ... a perspective glass. When you shut the doors of this grotto, it becomes, on the instant, from a luminous room, a camera obscura ; on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods, and boats, are forming a moving picture, in their visible radiations ; and when you have a mind to light it up, it affords you a very different scene.
Page 237 - The politicians to a man agree, that it is free from particular reflections, but that the satire on general societies of men is too severe.
Page 206 - As for you, my good friend, I think, since our first acquaintance, there have not been any of those little suspicions or jealousies that often affect the sincerest friendships; I am sure not on my side. I must be so sincere as to own that, though I could not help valuing you for those talents which the world prizes, yet they were not the...

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