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thors betrayed by the mercenary booksellers, (in hopes 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-show. By Col. Ducket (for which he was “ put into the Dunciad). Essays, &c. By Sir Ricbard « 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, octavo, printed for J. Roberts. [In this book, p. 9. it was formally declared, “ That the complaint of the aforesaid libels “ and advertisements 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. Ralpb [a person never mentioned in it at first, but inserted after.) Printed by J. Roberts, octavo.
A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, 12mo. price 6d.
A second and third edition of the same, with additions, 12mo.
The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price 6d.
The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.
The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same Mr. Curl, 12mo. price 6d. With the Metamorphosis of P. into a stinging nettle. By Mr. Forton, 12mo. The Metamorphoses of Scriblerus into Snarle
By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price 6d.
The Dunciad Dissected. By Curl and Mrs. Thomas,
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 Oldmiron, octavo.
Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, dedicated to Theobald, octavo.
A Supplement to the profound. Anon. By Mattheru Concanen, octavo.
Mist's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long Letter, signed 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 signed PhiloScriblerus, on the name of Pope------Letter to Mr. The ild, in verse, signed B. M. Bezaleel Morris,
against Mr. P-----. Many other little epigrams, about this time, in the same papers, by James Moore and others.
Mist's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis Theobald.
Flying-Post, Aug. 8. Letter on Pope and Swift,
Daily Journal, Aug. 8. Letter charging the Author of the Dunciad with treason.
Durgen: A plain Satire on a pompous Satirist. By Edward Ward, with a little of James Moore.
Apollo's Magot in his Cups. By E. Ward.
Gulliveriana Secunda. Being a collection of many of the libels in the newspapers, 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, should be inserted and “ published as theirs.”
Pope Alexander's Supremacy and Infallibility examined, &c. By George Ducket, and Jobn Dennis, quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the ivth 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 jus: title of Dulness and Scandal, folio, 1731.
There bave been since published, Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady, or between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-squire. Printed for I. Roberts, folio.
An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divinity, from Hampton-Court, Lord H--y. Printed for J. Roberts. 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.
It 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 slipt into it, but a vast 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 then 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 åttends thís 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, though the men, or the things, be ever so inconsiderable, or trivial.
Of the persons it was judged proper to give some 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 shall 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 chief offenders, it is only as a paper pinned upon the breast to mark the enormities for which they suffered ; lest the correction only should be remembered, and the crime forgotten.
In some articles it was thought sufficient barely to franscribe 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