The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 8

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J. F. Dove, St. John's Square, 1822
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Contents

Customs of hospita
68
LETTERS TO AND FROM DR ATTERBURY
73
To the Bishop of Rochester
97
From the Same More concerning men of quality
108
LETTER Page XX From the Bishop Answer to the former Appli cation of some verses of Horace to the Duke of Marlboroughs funeral 111
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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
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The Authors opinion of Mr Gays merit and mo desty 133
133
His desire to do him service and advice as to the study of Poetry 134
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
and his expectations at court 140 VI From Mr Gay to Mr F on the remarkable death of two lovers by lightning with their epitaph
142
Friends com memorated
146
Assurances of remembrance in absence
148
To Mr Gay in a dangerous sickness
149
t To the Same
150
tTo 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 Page
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
tMr Pope to Mr Christopher Pitt Transla
184
death of the King 190 XXXIII On the publishing his Letters The situation of the Author his pleasures and his friendships 192 XXXIV To the Earl of ...
194
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
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
tTo the Same
217
To Mr Bethel concerning the Essay on Man etc
218
To Mrs B Concern for the loss of friends 220
220
From Dr Arbuthnot in his last sickness His dying request to the Author
222
The Answer
223
t Mr Mallet to Lord Bolingbroke on Dr War burtons Edition of Pope in nine volumes
227
tMr Gay to Mr Pope On the Three Hours after Marriage
229
tTo Description of Blenheim 230
230
t Mr Pope to Lord Oxford 232
232
f To the Same
233
tTo the Same 234
234
tTo John Vandr Bempden Esq
235
t To Mr Jervas ibid LIX tTo Jabez Hughes Esq
237
tTo Mr Dennis
238
tTo the Same 239
239
tTo his Brother
240
tTo his Sister ibid LXV tFrom Mr Blount
241
To the Same
242
tFrom Mr Fenton ibidf LXXIX tFrom Mr Wycherley
252
tFrom Mr Trumbull
254
tFrom Mr Steele
255
fFrom the Same ibid LXXXIV t From Mr Rowe
256
tFrom the Same
257
tFrom Mr Hughes
258
tFrom Mr Craggs
259
t Fragment of a Letter from Mr Evans
260
tFrom Mr Congreve
261
tFrom the Same
262
t From Dr Young
263
tLord Peterborow to Mr Pope ibid XC V t Sir Godfrey Kneller to Mr Pope
264
tFrom the Same
265
tFrom the Same ibid XCIX tMr Jervas to Mr Pope 266
266
tFrom the Same
267
tFrom the Same
268
tFrom the Same
269
tFrom the Same
270
tFrom
271
tFrom Mr Pitt the Translator of Virgil
272
Mr Spence with a Specimen of the Trans lation of the 23d Odyssey
273
tMr Pope to Dr Parnelle complaining of his Letters not having been answered
274
LETTER Page CVII tTo the Same Earnestly entreating his return from Ireland
276
tTo the Same Respecting the publication of Zoilus and several of Parnelles Poems inten tion of publishing an entire collection of Ma drigals
279
tFrom Mr Jervas Dr Arbuthnot and Mr Pope on the same subject
281
tTo the Same from Mr Pope and Mr Gay On the same subject
284
LETTERS TO AARON HILL ESQ I tMr Pope to Aaron Hill Esq On the subject of a new play
287
tOn the same subject
289
On the subject of his calumniators
290
t On the same subject
292
t On the correction of a poem transmitted by Mr Hill
298
t On the same subject
299
t On the same subject Approving the Dedication to Mr Hills Poem
300
t On the subject of the Poem 301
301
fTo the same with some lines written by Mr Pope from the bedside of his mother during her last illness
302
t Declining writing an epilogue to Mr Hills play
304
t Desiring the play to be sent to the Countess of Suffolk
305
t Proposing to attend with Lord Burlington Lord Bathurst and others at the first representation
306
t Remarks on the performance and actors
307
t Observations on the unfavourable reception of the play
308
tTo the Same acknowledging the receipt of the Translation of Voltaire
311
tTo the Same
312
LETTER Page
314
t To the Same 320 XXIII tTo the Same i
322
t Mr Hill to Mr Pope in answer to the preceding Letter 325 LETTERS TO LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE I t Mr Pope to Lady Mary Wortl...
331
t To the Same Farther proofs of his attachment
354
tTo the Same His joy on her return to England
360
LETTER Page
366
fTo the Same Expressing his regret at her inten
374

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Page 335 - tis justice, soon or late, Mercy alike to kill or save. Virtue unmov'd can hear the call, And face the flash that melts the ball.
Page 214 - I thank God, her death was as easy as her life was innocent ; and as it cost her not a groan, or even a sigh, there is yet upon her countenance such an expression of tranquillity, nay, almost of pleasure, that it is even amiable to behold it.
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Page 153 - CONGREVE has merit of the highest kind ; he is an original writer, who borrowed neither the models of his plot nor the manner of his dialogue.
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Page 348 - THE more I examine my own mind, the more romantic I find myself. Methinks it is a noble spirit of contradiction to fate and fortune, not to give up those that are snatched from us, but follow them with warmer zeal, the farther they are removed from the sense of it.

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