The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 8

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J.F. Dove, 1822
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Contents

LETTERS TO AND FROM DR ATTERBURY
73
Advice
81
and love of books
100
From the Same on the same subject The state
106
Letter Pig XX From the Bishop Answer to the former Appli cation of some verses of Horace to the Duke of Marlboroughs funeral 111
110
From the Bishop of Rochester in the Tower
114
The Answer 116 XXIII The Authors last letter to the Bishop of Rochester 119 XXIV From the Bishop of Rochester 124
124
The Authors opinion of Mr Gays merit and mo desty
133
His desire to do him service and advice as to the study of Poetry
134
Concerning painting Mr Gays poem of the Fan 135 IV To Mr Gay on his return from Hanover after the Queens death Advice about Politics
137
After the death of the Authors father and the sale of his estate Mr Gays poem to Mr Lowndes and his expectations at court
140
From Mr Gay to Mr F on the remarkable death of two lovers by lightning with their epitaph
142
To Mr Gay at Bath the commitment of the Bishop of Rochester to the Tower
145
Friends com memorated
146
Assurances of remembrance in absence
148
To Mr Gay in a dangerous sickness
149
fTo the Same
150
fTo the Same 151 XIII On his recovery and Mr Congreves death
152
To the Hon Mrs 154 XV Excuse for not writing Of Mr Fentons death
155
A congratulation to Mr Gay on the end of his expectations at court The innocence of a pri vate life and the happiness of independency
158
From Mr Gay in the country Thoughts of buy ing a farm and about the Dunciad
160
Letter Pag
161
Verses on the Hermitage at Rich
170
From Mr Gay His ill state of health His opinion of writing Panegyric 172 XXV From Mr Cleland to Mr Gay 174 XXVI Mr Pope to the Earl of Bu...
178
fMr Pope to Mr Christopher Pitt Transla
184
The melancholy offices of friends A prospect of the Town upon
196
The Charitable Corpora tion More concerning Women
201
His idea of the Golden Age and unwilling ness to come to town
202
From the Same Desire to see Dr Swift Al teration in his passions and from whence
204
From Dr Swift to the Earl of Peterborow
206
Various opinions and some general reflections
207
XL11 To Mr C expostulatory on the hardships done an unhappy lady etc
210
To Mr Richardson 213 XLIV To the Same after Mrs Popes death 214
214
To the Same
215
fTo the Same
217
To Mr Bethel conccmingthe Essay on Man etc
218
To Mrs B Concern for the loss of friends
220
From Dr Arbuthnot in his last sickness His dying request to the Author
222
The Answer
223
f Mr Mallet to Lord Bolingbroke on Dr War burtons Edition of Pope in nine volumes
227
fMr Gay to Mr Pope On the Three Hours after Marriage
229
fToV Description of Blenheim 230
230
fMr Pope to Lord Oxford 232
232
t To the Same
233
fTo the Same
234
fTo John Vandr Bempden Esq
235
tToMr Jervas Md
237
fTo Mr Dennis
238
t To the Same
239
LXII1 f To his Brother
240
f From Mr Blount
241
To the Same
242
Letter Page LXVIII f From his Mother
244
fFrom Mr Tonson
245
From the Same
246
f From the Same
247
LXXIIL fToMr Lintot ibid_ LXXIV fFrom Mr Lintot
248
fFrom the Same
249
LiBTTSlt Pige III Of sickness and dying young
250
f Mr Fenton to Mr Lintot 251
251
fFrom Mr Fenlon ibid LXXIX t From Mr Wycherley
252
On the Emperor Adrians Verses on his death bed
253
f From Mr Trumbull
254
From Mr Steele
255
From Mr Addison On the same
264
To Mr Addison Against Partyspirit
265
fFrom the Same ibid XCIX fMr Jervas to Mr Pope
266
Of the freedom of a friend the incongruity of man and the vanity of the world
267
fFrom the Same
268
fFrom the Same
269
Party animosity
270
fFrom
271
fFrom Mr Pitt the Translator of Virgil
272
Concerning some misunderstandings
273
fMr Pope to Dr Parnelle complaining of his Letters not having been answered
274
Letter pa CVI1 fTo the Same Earnestly entreating his return from Ireland
276
To the Hon concerning Mr Addison Philipss Calumny and Mr Gays Pastorals
277
The vanity of Poetical Fame serious thoughts
278
iTo the Same Respecting the publication of Zoilus and several of Parnelles Poems inten tion of publishing an entire collection of Ma drigals
279
Concerning the Translation of Homer
280
tFrora Mr Jervas Dr Arbuthnot and Mr Pope on the same subject
281
To Mr Jervas of the same
283
To the Same on the equal and easy terms of friendship
284
Mr Jervas to Mr Pope concerning Mr Addison
286
The Answer
287
fOn the same subject
289
Mr Pope to the Earl of Halifax
290
Dr Parnelle Dr Berkley Mr Gay and Dr Arbuthnot concerning Mr Popes Homer
291
fOn the same subject
292
To the Hon James Craggs Esq on the same
294
To Mr Congreve Of sincerity the scurrilities of abusive Critics what ought to be the temper of an Author
297
fOu the correction of a poem transmitted by Mr Hill
298
To the Same of the Farce called the Whatdye call it
299
Letter Page
300
t On the subject of the Poem 301
301
+To the same with some lines written by Mr Pope from the bedside of his mother during her last illness
302
VOL VII
303
f Declining writing an epilogue to Mr Hills play
304
f Desiring the play to be sent to the Countess of Suffolk
305
Proposing to attend with Lord Burlington Lord Bathurst and others at the first representation
306
f Remarks on the performance and actors
307
Mr Pope to Mr Jervas 308
308
fTo the Same acknowledging the receipt of the Translation of Voltaire
311
fTo the Same
312
fMr Pope to the Reverend Mr Berkeley
322
fMr Hill to Mr Pope in answer to the preceding Letter 325 LETTERS TO LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE I t Mr Pope to Lady Mary Wortle...
334
From the Duke of Buckingham to Mr Pope
340
Answer to the former
347
Letter Page XVI To Dr Arbuthnot on his return from France and on the calumnies about the Odyssey
352
To Robert Earl of Oxford
353
The Earl of Oxfords Answer
355
tTo Mr Holdsworth recommending Mr Harte of St Marys Hall to the Poetry Professorship in Oxford
356
fTo Mr Hughes with Proposals for Homer
357
tTo the Same
358
fTo the Same
360
tTo the Same ibid XXIV fTo the Same
361
fTo Mr Jabez Hughes on the death of his Bro ther
362
fTo Mr Duncombe
363
tTo the Same
364
fTo the Same ibid XXIX fTo the Same
365
fTo Mr Pitt Translator of Vida and Virgil
366
tFrom Mr J Spence to the Rev Mr Pitt Rector of Pimperne near Blandford Dorsetshire on Mr Popes opinion of Pitts Virgil
367
fTo Mr Richardson Mr Popes opinion of Bath
369
fMr Lyttelton to Lord Bolingbroke
370
fLord Bolingbrokes Answer
372
fLord Bolingbroke to Mr Mallet
373
fDr Warburton to Mr Andrew Millar the Book seller on Mallets publishing the Works of Bolingbroke 374
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