The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by Himself and Others: To which Were Added, a New Life of the Author, an Estimate of His Poetical Character and Writings, and Occasional Remarks, Volume 8

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C. and J. Rivington, 1824
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Contents

From Mr Wycherley Concerning the Mis
57
On the flattery of authors and the true sources
63
From Mr Wycherley On the corrections
69
Letter Page
75
From Mr Walsh On the same subjects
81
Critical observations on English versification
93
From Mr Pope Account how he passes
103
vol vm
110
From the same Criticisms on Statius
117
From the same On the mixed condition
123
From the same On the taste of country
132
From the same On his illness Observations
139
From Mr Cromwell Criticism on one
146
From the same Of Philipss Pastorals
153
From Mr Cromwell On Lucan
160
From the same On raillery
168
From Mr Cromwell Advising Mr Pope
174
From Mr Steele on the commendation
181
From the same On the Emperor Adrians
188
From Mr Pope Enclosing the above poem
194
From Mr Addison Concerning Mr Popes
197
From the same Of the version of Homer
204
From Mr Pope to Mr Addison
213
From the same On intolerance and the opi
222
From Mr Craggs Concerning Bettertons
228
From the same Concerning Mr Philipss
234
Letter Page
242
From Mr Caryll Concerning the Poem
249
From Mr Pope to Lord Lansdown On
257
From the Duke of Buckingham to Mr Pope
279
From the same to the Earl of Burlington
290
From the same to the same On the charac
296
From the same to the same After viriting
302
From Mr Pope to the Earl of Peterborough
309
From the same to the same Concerning
315
Iietter Page
325
From the same to the Hon Mrs Howard
338
Mr Pope to Edward Blount Esq On
345
From the same to the same On the Battle
351
From the same to the same On the happi
357
letter Page
364
From the same to the same On Mr Blounts
372
From the same to the same Wishing him
381
From the same to the same Written
497
From the same to the same On the quar
504
The Duchess of Queensbury to Mrs Mar
511
LETTERS TO AND FROM MR JERVAS SIR GODFREY KNELLER AND MR JONATHAN RICHARDSON
515
Letter i Page I To Mr Jervas Concerning the translation of Homer
517
To the same on the same subject
520
To the same On moderation in friendship
521
To the same Concerning Mr Addison
523
To the same Concerning Mr Addison and Dr Swift 625
524
To the same On Homer
527
From Mr Jervas to Mr Pope
529
From the same
530
From the same With a message from Lady Mary W G
531
From the same Of the proposals for Mr Popes Homer
532
From the same On names and subscriptions received for Homer
533
From the same On Dean Berkeley
535
From the same to Mr Jervas in Ireland
536
To the same Concerning Mr Gay
538
To the same Advising him to commence historical painting
540
To the same On his long absence in Ireland
542
From Sir Godfrey Kneller to Mr Pope
546
From the same
547
From the same Inviting Mr Pope to come and see him paint
548
Mr Pope to Mr Richardson Upon paint ing on Sundays
549
Popes leaving Twickenham
553
MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS
555
To Mr Pope from his mother
557
From the same to his brother
558
From Mr Tonson to Mr Pope Proposing to print one of the Pastorals
559
From the same
560
From Mr Pope to Mr Lintot
561
From the same On account of subscription for Homer
562
Mr Steele to Mr Lintot Concerning Mr Dennis
563
Mr Fenton to Mr Lintot
564
Mr Fenton to Mr Pope On some extracts from Eustathius
565
Fragment of a letter from Mr Evans
566
From Mr Evans
567
Mr Pope to Mr Dennis
568
To the same Of his Essays on Spenser
569
To the same
571
To the same Containing an account of Mrs Popes death 551
573
Mr Pope to the Rev Mr Pitt translator
580

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Page 194 - Hark ! they whisper ; angels say, Sister Spirit, come away. . What is this absorbs me quite ! Steals my senses, shuts my sight, Drowns my spirits, draws my breath ? Tell me, my soul! can this be death?
Page 373 - The tawny lion, pawing to get free His hinder parts, then springs, as broke from bonds, And rampant shakes his brinded mane; the ounce, The libbard, and the tiger, as the mole Rising, the crumbled earth above them threw In hillocks: the swift stag from under ground Bore up his branching head...
Page 123 - Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years, slide soft away In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day. Sound sleep by night ; study and ease Together mix'd, sweet recreation, And innocence, which most does please With meditation.
Page 274 - Britain's isle, no matter where, An ancient pile of building stands : "The Huntingdons and Hattons there Employed the power of fairy hands To raise the ceiling's fretted height, Each panel in achievements clothing, Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages that lead to nothing.
Page 94 - That changed through all, and yet in all the same, Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame, Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 379 - Nymph of the grot, these sacred springs I keep : And to the murmur of these waters sleep : Ah spare my slumbers, gently tread the cave, And drink in silence, or in silence lave.
Page 95 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Page 165 - All that regards design, form, fable, which is the soul of poetry ; all that concerns exactness, or consent of parts, which is the body, will probably be wanting. Only pretty conceptions, fine metaphors, glittering expressions, and something of a neat cast of verse, which are properly the dress, gems, or loose ornaments of poetry, may be found in these verses.
Page 122 - Ode on Solitude, which I found yesterday by great accident, and which 1 find by the date was written when I was not twelve years old...
Page 122 - Sed mihi vel tellus optem prius ima dehiscat, Vel Pater omnipotens adigat me fulmine ad umbras, 25 Pallentes umbras Erebi noctemque profundam, Ante, Pudor, quam te violo, aut tua jura resolvo. Ille meos, primus qui me sibi junxit, amores Abstulit ; ille habeat secum servetque sepulchro.

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