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mined, &c. By George Ducket, and John Dennis, quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the iv. chapter of Genesis. Writ by E Roome, folio, 1729.
Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welsted, which after came into One Epistle, and was published by James Moore, quarto, 1730. Another part of it came out in Welsted's own name, under the just title of Dulness and Scandal, folio, 1731.
There have been finice published, Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady (or between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-'Squire.) Printed for J. Roberts, folio.
An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divie nity, from Hampton-court (Lord H
y.) Printed for J. Roberts alfo, folio.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed for W. Lewis in Covent-Garden, octavo,
Mr. DRYDEN and Mr. POPE,
His Politics, Religion, MORALS. MR. Dryden is a mere renegado from monarchy,
poetry and good sense *. A true republican fon of monarchical Church t. A republican Atheist t. Dryden was from the beginning an αλλοπφοςαλλος, , and I doubt not will continue fo to the last il.
In the Poem called Abfalom and Achitophel are nororiously traduced, The King, the QUEEN, the LORDS and GentLEMEN, not only their honourable
* Milbourn on Dryden's Virgil, 8vo, 1698. p. 6. † Page 38. # Page 192.
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His Politics, Religion, MORALS. MR. Pope is an open and mortal enemy to his
country and the commonwealth of learning *. Some call him a popish whig, which is directly inconfistent + Pope, as a Papist, must be a tory and a high Ayer f. He is both whig and tory Il
He hath made it his custom to cackle to more, than one party in their own sentiments &
In his Miscellanies, the Persons abused are, The
* Dennis Rem. on the Rape of the Lock, pref p. xii † Dunciad dissected. | Pref. to Gulliveriana. || Dennis, Character of Mr. P. $ Theobald, Letter in Mist's Journal, June 22, 1728,
persons expos'd, but the whole Nation and its RePRESENTATIVES notoriously libellid. It is fcandalum magnatum, yea of MAJESTY itself *.
He looks upon God's Gospel as a foolish fable, like the Pope, to whom he is a pitiful purveyor f. His very Christianity may be questioned t. He ought to expect more severity than other men, as he is most unmerciful in his own reflections on others Il With as good a right as his Holiness, he sets up for poetical infallibility. S
Mr. DRYDEN only a Versifier. His whole Libel is all bad matter, beautified (which is all that can be faid of it) with good metre 4. Mr. Dryden's genius did not appear in any thing more than his versification, and whether he is to be ennobled for that only, is a question *.
Mr. DRYDEN's VIRGIL. Tonfon calls it Dryden's Virgil, to thew that this is not that Virgil fo admir'd in the Augustan age; but a Virgil of another stamp, a filly, impertinent, nonsenfical writer. None but a Bavius, a Maevius, or a Bathyllus carpd at Virgilt; and none but such un
* Whip and Key, 4to, printed for R. Janeway, 1682. Pref.
Milbourn, p. 9. Ibid. p.175. S Page 39. + Whip and Key, Pref. * Oldmison, Essay on Crit. p. 84, + Milbourn, p. 2.