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Characters of the Times; or, an account of the writings, characters, &c. of several gentlemen libelled by S-and P--, in a late Miscellany. Octavo, 1728.
Remarks on Mr. Pope's Rape of the Lock, in letters to a friend. By Mr Dennis; written in 1724, though not printed till 1728, octavo. Verses, Letters, Esays, or Advertisements, in the
public Prints. British Journal, Nov. 25, 1727. A Letter on Swift and Pope's Miscellanies. (Writ by M. Concanen ]
Daily Journal, March 18, 1728. A Letter by Philo. mauri. James-Moore Smith.
Id. March 29. A Letter about Thersites; accufing the author of disaffection to the Government. By JamesMoore Smith.
Mist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay on the Arts of a Poet's finking in reputation ; or, a Supplement to the Art of Sinking in Poetry. (Supposed by Mr. Theo. bald.]
Daily Journal, April 3. A Letter under the name of Philo-ditto. By James-Moore Smith.
Flying-Post, April 4. A Letter against Gulliver and Mr. P. By Mr. Oldmixon.]
Daily Journal, April 5. An Auction of Goods at Twickenham. By James-Moore Smith.
The Flying Poft, April 6. A Fragment of a Treatise upon Swift and Pope By Mr. Oldmixon.
Daily Journal, April 8. Advertisement by James-Moore Smith.
The Senator, April 9. On the fame, By Edward Roome.
Flying Poft, April 13. Verses against Dr. Swift, and against Mr. P-'s Homer. By J. Oldmixon.
Daily Journal, April 23. Letter about the translation of the character of Thersites in Homer. By Thomas Cooke, &c.
Mist's Weekly. Journal, April 27. A Letter of Lewis Theobald.
Daily Journal, May 11. A Letter against Mr. P. at large. Anon. (John Dennis.)
All these were afterwards reprinted in a pamphlet, en. tituled, A Collection of all the Verses, Eslays, Letters, and Advertisements occasioned by Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for A. Moore, 1728, price is. Others of an elder date, having lain as wafte Paper many years, were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, brought out, and their Authors betrayed by the mercenary Booksellers (in hope of some possibility of vending a few) by advertising them in this manner --" The Confederates, a farce. By “ Capt. Breval (for which he was put into the Dunciad.) “ An Epilogue to Powel's Puppet-Thow. By Col. Ducket “ (for which he is put into the Dunciad.) Essays, &c. By “ Sir Richard Blackmore. (N.B. It was for a passage of “ this book that Sir Richard was put into the Dunciad.)" And so of others.
After the Dunciad, 1728. An Essay on the Dunciad, O&avo, printed for J. Roberts. [In this book, p. 9. it was formally declared, “ That the complaint of the aforesaid Libels and Adver. “ tisements was forged and untrue ; that all mouths had “ been silent, except in Mr. Pope's'praise ; and nothing
against him published, but by Mr. Theobald.”] Sawney, in blank verse, occasioned by the Dunciad ; with a Critique on that poem. By J. Ralph [a person never mentioned in it at first, but inserted after) printed for J. Roberts, octavo.
A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, 12mo. price 6 d.
A second and third edition of the same, with additions,
I 2 mo
The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo price 6 d.
The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.
1 2mo. price 6d. With the Metamorphosis of P: into a Ainging Nettle. By Mr. Foxton, 12mo.
The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus. By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price 6 d. The Dunciad diffected. By Curl and Mrs. Thomas,
An Effay on the Taste and Writings of the present times. Said to be writ by a gentleman of C.C.C. Oxon, printed for J. Roberts, octavo.
The Arts of Logic and Rhetoric, partly taken from Bouhours with new Reflections, &c. By John Oldmixon, octavo.
Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, dedicated to Theobald, octavo.
A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. by Matthew Cont canen, octavo.
Mift's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long letter, figned W. A. Writ by some or other of the Club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Cooke, who for some time held conftant weekly meetings for these kind of per. formances.
Daily Journal, June 11. A Letter figned Philsocriblerus, on the name of Pope-Letter to Mr. Theobald, in verse, sign’d B.M. (Bezaleel Morris) against Mr.P. Many other little epigrams about this time in the same papers, by James Moore, and others. Milt's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis Theobald, Flying Poft, Auguft 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.
Daily Journal, Auguft 8. Letter charging the Author of the Dunciad with Treason.
Durgen ; a plain satire on a pompous satirilt. By Ed. ward Ward, with a little of James Moore.
Apollo's Maggot in his Cups. By E. Ward. Gulliveriana secunda. Being a Collection of many of the Libels in the News-papers, like the former Volume, under the same title, by Smedley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 1728, with this remarkable promise, that,
any thing which any body should send as Mr. Pope's or "Dr. Swift's, fhould be inserted and published as « 'theirs."
Pope Alexander's fupremacy and infallibilíty examined, WC. By George Ducket, and John Dennis, quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the ixth chapter of Ge. Mefis. Writ by E. Roome, folio, 1729.
Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welfted, which after came into One Epifle, and was published by James Moore, quarto, 1730. Another part of it came out in Welfted's own name, under the just title of Dulness and Scandal, folio, 1731.
There have been ince published Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady (or be tween a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-'Squire.] Printed for J. Roberts, folio.
An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divinity, from Hampton-court [Lord H-y.) Printed for J. Ro. berts also, folio.
A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed for W. Lewis in Covent-garden, octavo.
To the FIRST EDITION with Notes,
in Quarto, 1729.
T will be sufficient to say of this edition, that the rea
der has here a much more correct and complete copy of the DUNCIAD, than has hitherto appeared I cannot answer but some mistakes may have flipt into it, but a vaft number of others will be prevented by the names being now not only set at length, but justified by the authorities and reasons given. I make no doubt, the author's own motive to use real rather than feign'd names, was his care to preserve the innocent from any false application ; whereas in the former editions, which had no more than the initial letters, he was made, by keys printed here, to hurt the inoffensive; and (what was worle) to abuse his friends, by an impression at Dublin.
The commentary which attends this poem was sent me from several hands, and consequently must be unequally written ; yet will have one advantage over most commentaries, that it is not made upon conjectures, or at a remote distance of time : And the reader cannot but derive one pleasure from the very Obscurity of the persons it treats of, that it partakes of the nature of a Secret, which most people love to be let into, tho' the men or the things be ever lo inconsiderable or trivial.
Of the Persons it was judg'd proper to give some account : For fince it is only in this monument that they muft expect to survive (and here survive they will, as long as the English tongue shall remain such as it was in the reigns of Queen ANNE and King George,) it seem'd but humanity to bestow a word or two upon each, just to tell what he was, what he writ, when he liv'd, and when he died.