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“ Libels and Advertisements was forged and untrue : " that all mouths had been filent, except in Mr.

Pope's praise; and nothing against him published, “ but by Mr. Theobald."]

Sawney, in blank verse, occafioned by the Dun. ciad; with a Critique on that poem. By J. Ralph (a person never mentioned in it at first, but inserted afte.] printed for J. Roberts, octavo.

A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, 12mo. pr. 6d.

A second and third edition of the fame, with additions, izmo.

The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Den. nis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price 6d.

The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.

The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same Mr. Curl, izmo. price 6d. With the Metamorpho. fis of P. into a stinging Nettle. By Mr. Foxton, 12mo.

The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus. By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price 6d.

The Dunciad diffected. By Curl and Mrs. Tho. mas, 12mo.

An Essay 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.

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i Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, dedi. cated to Theobald, octavo.

A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. by Matthew Concanen, octavo.

Mift's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long letter, fign'd W. A. Writ by some or other of the club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Cooke, who for some time held constant weekly meetings for these kind of performances.

Daily Journal, June 11, A Letter figned Philoferiblerus, on the name of Pope - Letter to Mr. Theobald, in verfe, figned B. M. (Bezaleel Morris] against Mr. P. Many other little epigrams about this time in the same papers, by James Moore, and others,

Mift's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis Theobald.

Flying Post, Auguft 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.

Daily Journal, Auguft 8. Letter charging the Author of the Dunciad with Treason.

Durgen: a plain fatire on a pompous fatirift. By Edward 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 fame title, by Smedley. Adversised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9. 1725, with this

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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 infallibility examined, &c. By. George Ducket, and John Dennis, quarto.

Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the irth chapter of Genefis, Writ by E. Roome, folio, 1729.

Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welfted, which after came into One Epiftle, and was publihed 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 fince 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 Epifle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divinity, from Hampton-court (Lord Hy] Printed for J. Roberts also, folio.'

A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed for W. Lewis in Covent garden, octavo,


in Quarto, 1729

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T will be sufficient to say of this edition, that

the reader 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 vast number of others will be prevented by the names being now not only set at length, bat juftified by the authorities and reasons given. I make no doubt, the author's own motive to use real rather than feigned 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 worse) to abuse his friends, by an impression at Dublin.

The commentary which attends this poem was fent me from several hands, and confequently 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 Yery Obfcurity of the perfons it treats of, that it parVol. VI.


takes of the nature of a Secret, which most people love to be let into, tho' the men or the things be ever so inconsiderable or trivial.

Of the Persons it was judged proper to give fome account: for since it is only in this monument that they must expect to survive (and here survive they will, as long as the English tongue fhall remain such as it was in the reigns of Queen Anne and King GEORGE,) it seemed but humanity to bestow a word or two upon each, just to tell what he was, what he writ, when he lived, and when he died.

If a word or two more are added upon the ehief offenders, 'tis only as a paper pinned upon the break, to mark the enormities for which they suffered ; left the correction only fhould be remembered, and the crime forgotten.

some articles it was thought sufficient, barely to transcribe from Jacob, Curl, and other writers of their own rank, who were much better acquainted with them than any of the authors of this comment can pretend to be. Most of them had drawn each other's characters on certain occasions; but the few here inserted are all that coald be saved from the general destruction of such works.

Of the part of Scriblerus I need say nothing; his, manner is well enough known, and approved by all but those who are too much concerned to be judges.

The imitations of the Ancients are added, to

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