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And chiefless armies doz'd out the campaign! As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest,
Clos'd one by one to everlasting rest;
Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more. Till drown'd was sense, and shame, and right, and Physic of Metaphysic beys defence, wrong
And Metaphysic calls for aid on Sense ! O sing, and hush the nations with thy song ! See Mystery to Mathematics fly!
In vain! they gaze, turn giddy, rave, and In vain, in vain, the all-composing hour
die, Resistless falls: the Muse obeys the power.
Religion blushing veils her sacred Gres, She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold Aud unawares Morality expires.
650 Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old! 630 | Nor public faine, nor private dares to shine: Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay,
Nor luman spark is left, nor glimpse divine ! And all its varying rain-bows die away.
Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restor'd Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires,
Light dies before thy uncreating word : The meteor drops, and in a flash expires.
Thy hand, great Anarch ! lets the curtain fall; As one by one at dread Medea's strain,
And universal darkness buriés all.
Ver. 643. in the former edit. it stood thus :
were written many years ago, and may be found in the state Philosophy, that reach'd the Heavens before, poems of that time. So that Scriblerus is mis
Shrinks to her hidden cause, and is no more. taken, or whoever else have imagined this poem | And this was intended as a censure of the Newto. of a fresher date.
njan philosophy. For the poet had been misted Ver. 620. Wits have short memories,] This by the prejudices of foreigners, as if that philoseems to be the reason why the poets, where they sophy had recurred to the occult qualities of Arigive us a catalogue, constantly call for help on 'stotle. This was the idea he received of it from the Muses, who, as the daughters of memory, a man edncatr; much abroad, who had read every are obliged not to forget any thing. So Homer, thing, but every thing su:erficially. Had his Iliad ji.
excellent friend Dr. A. been consulted in this Πληθών δ' ουκ αν μυθήσομαι ουδ' όνομήνω, ,
matter, it is certain that so unjust a reflection Ει μη Ολυμπιάδες Μούσαι, Διός αιγιόχοιο
had never discredited so noble a satire. When I
hinted to him how he had been imposed npon, he Θυγατέρες, μνησαία.
changed the lines with great pleasure into a comAnd Virgil, Æn. vii. Et meministis enim, divæ, ct memorare potestis : nius, and a satire on the folly by which he the
pliment (as they now stand) on that divine geAd nos vix tenuis fama perlabitur aura.
poet himself bad been misled. But our poet had yet another reason for putting this task upon the muse, that, all besides being asleep, she only could relate what passed.---Scribl.
Ver. 641. Truth to her old carern fcd.) Allud. Ver. 624. The renal qniet, and, &c.] It were ing to the saying of Democritus, that “ Truth a problem worthy the solution of Mr. Ralph and lay at the bottoin of a deep well, from whence his patron, who had lights that we know nothing he had drawn her:" though Butler says, of ---_which required the greatest effort of our
first put her in, before he drew her out.” goddess's power, to intrance the dull, or to quiet the
Ver. 619. Religion blushing veils ber sacred venal. For though the venal may be more unruly fires,] Blushing as well at the memory of the paso than the dull, vet, on the other hand, it demanis overflow of Dulness, when the barbarous learning a much greater expense of her virtue to intrance of so many agrs was wholly employed in corruptthan barely to qniet.---Scribl.
ing the simplicity, and defiling the purity of reVer. 629. She comes ! she comes ! &c.] Hereligion, as at the view of these her false supports the Muse, like Jove's eagle, after a sudden stoop in the present; of which it would be endless to at ignoble game, soareth again to the skies. As
recount the particulars, However, amidst the prophecy hath ever been one of the chef pro
estination of all other lights, she is said only to vinces of poesy, our poet here forstells from what
withdraw hers! as hers alone in its own nature is we feel, what we are to fear; and in the style of unextinguishable and eternal. other prophets, hath used the future tense for the
Ver. 650), And unauares morality expires.] It preterit : since what he says shall be, is alrady appears from hence that our poet was of very difto be seen, in the writings of soine even of our
ferent sentiments from the author of the Chimost adored anthors, in divinity, philosophy
rattristics, who has written a formal treatise on physics, metaphysics, &c. who are too good in virtue, to prove it not only real but dorable, with deed to be named in such company.
ont the support of religion. The word unawares Ibid. The sable throne behold] The sable alludes to the confidence of those men, who supthrones of Night and Chaos, here represented as pose that morality would flourish best wit.sout it, advancing to extinguish the light of the sciences, and consequently to the surprise such would be in the first place, blot out the colours of fancy, in (if any such these are) who indead love virtue, and damp the fire of wit, betore they proceed to
and yrt do all they can to root out the religion of their work.
PREFIXED TO THE FIVE FIRST IMPERFECT EDITIONS 'WAEREAS certain haberdashers of points and OF THE DUXCIAD, IN THREE BOOKS, PRINTED AT
DUBLIN particles, being instigated by the spirit of pride,
AND LONDON, IN OCTAVO AND DUODEand assuming to themselves the name of critics and restorers, have taken upon them to adulterate
TIIE PUBLISHER' TO THE READER. the common and current sense of our glorious It will be found a true observation, though someancestors, poets of this realm, by clipping, coining, defacing the images, mixing their own base
what surprising, that when any scandal is vented alloy, or otherwise falsifying the same ; which against a man of the highest distinction and chathey publish, utter, and vend as genuine : The racter, either in the state or literature, the public said haberdashers having no right thereto, as
in general afford it a most quiet reception : and neither heirs, executors, administrators, assigns,
the larger part accept it as favourably as if it were or in any sort related to such poets, to all or any
some kindness done to themselves: whereas if a of them: Now, we having carefully revised this
known scoundrel or blockhead but chanced to be our Dunciad', beginning with the words “The
touched upon, a whole legion is up in arms, and mighty Mother,"and ending with the words “buries it becomes the common cause of all scriblers, bookall,” containing the entire sum of one thousand sellers, and printers whatsoever. seven hundred and fifty-four verses, declare every word, figure, point, and comma of this impres- Edward Ward tells us, in his preface to Durgen,
The publisher] Who he was is uncertain; but sion to be authentic : And do therefore strictly enjoin and forbid any person or persons whatso
“ that most judges are of opinion this preface is ever, to erase, reverse, put between hooks, or by He means it was written by Dr. Swift, who, whe
not of English extraction, but Hibernian," &c. any other means, directly or indirectly, change or mangle any of them. And we do hereby earnestly ther publisher or not, may be said in a sort to be exhort all our brethren to follow this our example; Mr. Pope (for reasons specified in the preface to
author of the poem. For when he, together with which we heartily wish our great predecessors had heretofore set, as a remedy and prevention of all
their Miscellanies) deterrained to own the most such abuses. Provided always, that nothing in triting pieces in which they had any hand, and to this declaration shall be construed to limit the destroy all that remained in their power; 'the first lawful and undoubted right of every subject of this sketch of this poem was snatched froin the fire realm, to judge, censure, or condemn, in the by Dr. Swift, who persuaded his friend to proceed
in it, and to him it was therefore inscribed. But whole or in part, any pocin or poet whatso
the occasion of printing it was as follows:
There was published in those Miscellanies, a Given under our hands at London, this third Treatise of the Bathos, or Art of Sinking in
day of January, in the year of our Lord | Poetry, in which was a chapter, where the species one thousand seven hundred thirty and of bad writers were ranged in classes, and initial two.
letters of nines prefixed, for the most part at Declarat' cor me,
random. But such was the number of poets emi. John Barber, mayor.
nent in that art, that some one or other took
every letter to himself. All fell into so violent a * Read thus confidently, instead of “ beginning fury, that for half a year, or more, the common with the word books, and ending with the word
news-papers (in most of which they had some fies," as formerly it stood : Read also,
property, as being hired writers) were filled with taining the entire sum of one thousand seven han
the most abusive falsehoods and scurrilities they Jred and fifty-four verses," instead of "one thou- could possibly devise ; a liberty no ways to be sand and twelve line: ;” such being the initial wondered at in those people, and in those papers, and final words, and such the true and entire con
that, for many years, during the uncontrolled tents of this poem.
license of the press, had aspersed almost all the Thou art to know, reader' that the first edi- great characters of the age ; and this with impution thereof, like that of Milton, was never seen
nity, their own persons and names being utterly by the author (though living and not blind). The
secret and obscure. This gave Mr. Pope the editor himself confessed as inuch in his preface: thought, that he had now some opportunity of and no two poems were ever published in so arbi- doing good, by detecting and dragging into light trary a inanner. The editor of this had as boldly
these common enemies of mankind; since to in
validate this universal slander, it sufficed to show suppressed whole passages, yea the entire last book, as the editor of Paradise Lost added and
what contcmptible men were the authors of it, augmented. Milton himself gave but ten books,
He was not without hopes, that by manifesting his editor twelve; this author gave four books,
the dulness of those who had only malice to recombis editor only three. But we have happily done
mend them ; either the booksellers would not find justice to both; and presume we shall live, in this
their account in employing them, or the men our last labour, as long as in any of our others.-- themselves, when discovered, want courage to Bentl.
proceed in so unlauful an orcupation. This it was that gave birth to the Dunciad; and he
Not to search too deeply into the reason hereof, pity) there is certainly nothing in his style and I will only observe as a fact, that every week for manner of writing', which can distinguisli or disthese two months past, the town has been per corer him: For if it bears any resemblance to secuted with pamphlets', advertisements, letters, that of Mr. Pope, it is not improbable but it and weekly essays, not only against the wit and might be done on purpose, with a view to have it writings, but against the character and person pass for his. But by the frequency of his alluof Mr. Pope. And that of all those men who sions to Virgil, and a laboured (not to say affec. have received pleasure from his works, which by ted) shortness in imitation of him, I should think modest computation may be about a hundred him more'an admirer of the Roman poet than of thousand ? in these kingdoms of England and Ire- the Grecian, and in that not of the same taste with land (not to mention Jersey, Guernsey, the Orca- his friend. des, those in the new world, and foreigners who I have been well informed, that this work was have translated him into their languages); of all the labour of full six years of his life?, and that this number not a man hath stood up to say one he wholly retired himself from all the avocations word in his defence.
and pleasures of the world, to attend diligently to The only exception is the author of the follow- its correction and perfection; and six years more ing poem, who doubtless bad either a better in-he intended to bestow upon it, as would seem by sight into the grounds of this clamour, or a better this verse of Statius, which was cited at the head opinion of Mr. Pope's integrity, joined with a of his manuscript : greater personal love for him, than any other of O mihi bissenos multum vigilata per annos, his numerous friends and admirers.
Duncia ?! Farther, that he was in his peculiar intimacy, appears from the knowledge he manifests of the which with the same certainty as we call that of
Hence also we learn the true title of the poem : most private authors of all the anonymous pieces Ilomer the Iliad, of Virgil the Æneid, of Camoens against him, and from his having in this poem attacked no man living", who had not before
the Lusiad, we may pronounce, could have been, printed, or published some scandal against this and can be, no other than gentleman.
How I came possest of it, is no concern to the reader: but it would have been a wrong to him with respect to its nature, which according to the
It is styled heroic, as being doubly so ; not only had I detained the publication ; since those names which are its chief ornaments die off daily so fast, the moderns, is critically such ; but also with re
best rules of the ancients, and strictest ideas of as must reader it too soon unintelligible. If it card to the heroical disposition and high courage provoke the author to give us a inore perfect edi- 1 of the writer, who dared to stir up such a formition, I have my end. Who he is I cannot say, and (which is a great tals.
dable, irritable, and implacable race of mor
There may arise some obscurity in chronology thought it an happiness, that by the late flood of from the names in the poein, by the inevitable reslander on himself, he had acquired such a pe- , moval of some authors, and insertion of others in culiar right vier their names as was necessary to their niches. For whoever will consider the unity his design.
of the whole design, will be sensible, that the Pamphlets, advertisements, &c.) See the List poein was not made for these authors, but these of those anonymous papers, with their dates and authors annexed, inserted before the poem.
There is certainly nothing in his style, &r.] 2 About a hundred thousand] It is surprizing This irony had small etlect in cone aling the with what stupidity this preface, which is almost author. The Dunciad, imperfect as it was, bad
not been published two days, but the whole town a continued irony, was taken by those authors. All snch passages as these were understood by save it to Mr. Pope. Cnrll, Cook, Cimber, and others, to be serious.
The labour of full six years, &c.] This also Hear the laureate (Letter to Mr. Pope, p. 9.)
was honestly and seriously believed by dirers
J. Ralph, pref. to • Though I grant the Dunciad a better poem of gentlemen of the Dunciad.
Sawney. “ We are told it was the labour of six its kind than ever was writ; yet, when I read it with those vain-glorious encumbrances of Notes years, with the utmost assiduity and application : and Remarks upon it, &c.-it is amazing, that
It is no great compliment to the anthor's sense, to you, who have writ with such masterly 'spirit bare employed so large a part of his life, &c."
So also Ward, pref to Durgen,
• The Dunciad, upon the ruling passion, should he so blind a slave to your own, as not to see how far a
as the publisher very wisely confesses, cost the low avarice of praise,”' &c. (taking it for granted author six years retirement from all the pleathat the notes of Scriblerus and others, were the
sures of life; though it is somewhat difħcult to author's own.)
conceive, from other its bulk or beanty, that it
could be so long in batching, &c. But the 3 'The author of the following poem, &c.] A length of time and closeness of application were very plain irony, speaking of Mr. Pope himself.
inentioned, to prepossess the reader with a good * The publisher in these words went a little too opinion of it." far; but it is certain, whatever names the reader They just as well understood what Scriblerus finds that are unknown to him, are of such ; and sail of the poem. the exception is only of two or three, whose dul * The prefacer to Curll's Key, p. 3. took this won ness, impudent scurrility, or self conceit, all nian to be really in Statius: By a quibble on the ward kind agrced to have justly entitled them to a Duncia, the Dunciad is formed.” Mr. Ward alsa place in the Dunciad.
fuilon's him in the sainc opinion.
uthors for the poem. I should judge that they The Battle of Poets, an heroic poem. By Tho. were clapped in as they rose, fresh, and fresh, Cooke, printed for J. Roberts. Folio, 1725. and changed from day to day; in like manner as Memoirs of Lilliput. Anon. (Eliz. Haywood) when the old boughs wither, we thrust new ones octavo, printed in 1727. into a chimney:
An Essay on Criticisin, in prose. By the author I would not have the reader too much troubled, of the Critical History of England [J. Oldinixon) or anxious, if he cannot decypher them: since octavo, printed 1728. when he shall have found them out, he will Gulliveriana and Alexandriana; with an ample probably know no more of the persons than be-preface and critique on Swift and Pope's Miscellafore.
vies. By Jonathan Smedley, printed by J. Roberts, Yet we judged it better to preserve them as octavo, 1728. they are, than to change them for fictitious Characters of the Times ; or an account of the names; by which the satire would only be multi-writings, characters, &c. of several gentlemen liplied, and applied to many instead of one. Had belled, by S-- and P-, in a late Miscellany, octavo, the hero, for instance, been called Codrus, how 1728. many would have affirmed himn to have been Remarks on Mr. Pope's Rape of the Lock, in Mr. T. Mr. E. Sir R. B. &c. But now all that letters to a friend. By Mr. Dennis ; written in unjust scandal is saved by calling him by a name, 1724, though not printed till 1728, octavo. which by good luck happens to be that of a real person.
VERSES, LETTERS, ESSAYS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS, IN
THE PUBLIC PRINTS.
NAMES OF THE AUTHORS.
British Journal, Nov. 25, 1727.
A letter on A LIST OF BOOKS, PAPERS, AND VERSES, Swift and Pope's Miscellanies. [Writ by M. Con
canen.] IN WHICH OUR AUTHOR WAS ABUSED, BEFORE THE
Daily Journal, March 18, 1728. A letter by PUBLICATION OF THE DUNCIAD; WITH THE TRUE
Philomauri. James-Moore Smith.
Daily Journal, March 29. A letter about TherREFLECTIONS critical and satirical on a late sites , accusing the author of disaffection to the Rhapsody, called, An Essay on Criticism. By government. By James-Moore Smith. Mr. Dennis, printed by B. Lintot, price 6d.
Mist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay A new Rehearsal, or Bays the younger : con
on the Arts of a Poet's sinking in reputation; or, taining an Examen of Mr. Rowe's plays, and a a Supplement to the Art of sinking in Poetry. word or two on Mr. Pope's Rape of the Lock, [Supposed by Mr. Theobald.] Anon. [by Charles Gildon) printed for J. Roberts, Daily Journal, April 3. A Letter under the 1714. price 1s.
name of Philo-ditto. By James-Moore Smith. Homerides, or a Letter to Mr. Pope, occasioned Flying Post, April 4. A letter against Gulliver by bis intended translation of Homer. By Sir and Mr. P. [By Mr. Oldmixon.] Iliad Doggrel. [Tho. Burnet and G. Ducket Daily Journal, April 5. An Auction of Goods esquires) printed for W. Wilkins, 1715, price at Twickenham. By James-Moore Smith. 9d.
The Flying Post, April 6. A Fragment of a Æsop at the Bear-garden ; a Vision, in imitation Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr. Oldmixon. of the Temple of Fame, by Mr. Preston, Sold by The Senator, April 9. On the same.
By EdJohn Morphew, 1715, price 6d.
ward Roome. The Catholic Poet, or Protestant Barnaby's Daily Journal, April 8. Advertisement. By JamesSorrowful Lamentation ; a Ballad about Homer's Moore Smith. Iliad. By Mrs. Centlivre and others, 1715, price Flying Fost, April 13. Verses against Dr. Swift, Id.
and against Mr. P's Homer. By J. Oldmixon. An Epilogue to a Puppet-show at Bath, concern Daily Journal, April 23. Letter about the transing the said Iliad. By George Ducket, esq., printed lation of the character of Thersites in Homer. By by F. Curll.
Thomas Cooke, &c. A complete Key to the What-d'ye-call it. Anon. Mist's Weekly Journal, April 27. A Letter of [by Griffin a player, supervised by Mr. Th-] Lewis Theobald. printed by J. Roberts, 1715.
Daily Journal, May 11. A Letter against Mr. A true character of Mr. P. and his writings, in P. at large. Anon. [John Dennis.] a letter to a friend. Anon. (Dennis) printed for All these were afterwards reprinted in a pamS. Popping, 1716, price 3d.
phlet, entitled, A Collection of all the Verses, The Confederates, a Farce. By Joseph Gay, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements occasioned by [.]. D. Breval) printed for R. Burleigh, 1717, Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by price Is.
Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for Remarks upon Mi. Pope's traslation of Homer; A. Moore, 1728, price 1s. Others of an elder with two letters concerning the Windsor Forest, date, having lain as waste paper many years, and the Temple of Fame. By Mr. Dennis, printed were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, brought for E. Curll, 1717, price 1s. 6d.
out, and their authors betrayed by the mercenary Satires on the Translators of Homer, Mr. P. booksellers (in hopes of some possibility of vending and Mr. T. Anon. [Bez. Morris) 1717, Price a few) by advertising them in this manner. 6d.
“ The Confederates, a Farce. By Capt. Breval The Triumvirate: or a Letter from Palæmon to (for which he was put into the Dunciad). An Celia at Bath. Anon. [Leonard Welsted] 1711, Epilogue to Powell's Puppet-show. By Col. folio, price 1s.
Ducket (for which he was put into the Dunciad). VOL. XII.
Essays, &c. By Sir Richard Blackmore. (N. B. Pope Alexander's supremacy and infallibility It was for a passage of this Book that sir Richard examined, &c. By George Ducket, and John was put into the Dunciad.") And so of others. Dennis, quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the fourth AFTER THE DUNCIAD, 1728. An Essay on the Dunciad. Octavo, printed for chapter of Genesis. Writ by E. Roome, folio, J. Roberts. (In this book, p. 9. it was formally declared, “ That the complaint of the aforesaid which after came into one Epistle, and was pub
Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welsted, libels and advertisements was forged and untrue :
lished by James Moore, quarto, 1730. Another that all mouths had been silent, except in Mr.
part of it came out in Welsted's own name, under Pope's praise ; and nothing against him published, the just title of Dulness and Scandal, folio, 1731. but by Mr Theobald.”]
THERE HAVE BEEN SINCE PUBLISHED, Sawney, in blank verse, occasioned by the Dun
Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady ciad ; with a Critique on that poem. By J. Ralph [a person never mentioned in it at first, but in for between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-Squire]
Printed for J. Roberts, folio. serted after), printed for J. Roberts, octavo.
An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Di. A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curll.
vinity, from Hampton-court (Lord H-y]. Printed 12mo, price 6d. A second and third edition of the same, with for J. Roberts also, folio.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed additions, 12mo.
The Popiad. By E. Curll, extracted from J. for W. Lewis, in Covent-garden, octavo. Dennis, sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price ઉd,
ADVERTISEMENT. The Curliad. By the same E. Curll.
The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same TO THE PIRST EDITION WITH NOTES, IN QUARTO, 1729. Mr. Curll, 12mo. price 6d. With the Metamor
It will be sufficient to say of this edition, that phosis of P. into a stinging Nettle. By Mr. Foxton, the reader has here a much more correct and 12mo.
complete copy of the Dunciad, than bas bitherto The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus.
appeared. I cannot answer but some mistakes By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price may have slipt into it, but a vast number of 60.
others will be prevented by the names being now The Dunciad dissected. By Curll and Mrs.
not only set at length, but justified by the authoThomas, 12mo.
rities and reasons given. I make no doubt, the An Essay on the Taste and Writings of the pre
author's own motive to use real rather than feigned sent Times. Said to be writ by a Gentleman of C.
names, was his care tu preserve the innocent from C. C. Oxon, printed for J. Roberts, octavo. The Arts of Logic and Rhetoric, partly taken tions, which had no more than the initial letters,
any false application; whereas in the former edi. froin Bouhours, with new Reflections, &c. By he was made, by keys printed here, to hurt the John Oldmixon, octavo.
inoffensive, and (what was worse) to abuse his Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, friends, by an impression at Dublin. dedicated to Theobald, octavo.
The commicntary which attends this poem was A Supplement to the Protund. Anon. by Mat
sent me from several hands, and consequently thew Concanen, octavo. Mist's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long letter, vantage over most commentaries, that it is not
must be unequally written; yet will have one ada signed W. A. Writ by some or other of the club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Cooke, of time and the reader cannot but derive one
made upon conjectures, or at a remote distance who for some time held constant weekly meetings pleasure from the very obscurity of the person it for those kind of performances.
treats of, that it partakes of the nature of a seDaily Journal, June 11. A Letter signed Phi- cret, which most people love to be let into, though loscriblerus, on the name of Pope.--Letter to Mr.
the men or the things be ever so inconsiderable or Theobald in verse, signed B. M. (Bezaleel Mor- trivial. ris) against Mr. P- Many other little epigrams
Of the persons it was judged proper to give about this time in the same papers, by James
some account: for since it is only in this monuMoors, and others.
ment that they must expect to survive (and here Mist's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis survive they will, as long as the English tongue Theobald.
shall remain such as it was in the reigns of queen Flying Post, August 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.
Anne and king George), it seemed but humanity Daily Journal, August 8. Letter charging the
to bestow a word or two upon each, just to tell author of the Dunciad with treason.
what he was, what he writ, when he lived, and Durgen: A plain satire on a pompous satirist,
when he died. by Eriward Ward, with a little of James Moore.
If a word or two more are added upon the chief Apollo's Magcot in his cups. By 2. Ward.
offenders, it is only as a paper pinned upon the Gulliveriana secunda. Being a Collection of breast, to mark the enormities for which they sufmany of the Libels in the newspapers, like the fered, lest the correction only should be rememformer volume, under the same title, by Smed.
Lered, and the crime forgotten. ley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 1728,
In some articles it was thought sufficiant, barely with this remarkable propise, that " any thing
10 transcribe from Jacob, Curh, and other writers which any body should send as Mr. Pope's or
yf their own rank, who were much better acDi Swift's should be inserted and published as quainted with them than any of the authors of theirs."
this comment can prelend to be. Most of tben