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Alexander Pope Esq.
In Nine Volumes Complete.
WITH HIS LAST
Printed for J. and P. KNAPTON, H. LINTOT, J. and R. TONSON, and S. DRAPER.
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Alte fpectare fi voles, neque fermonibus VULGE dederis te, nec in Præmiis humanis fpem pofueris rerum tuarum: fuis te illecebris oportet ipfa Virtus trahat ad verum decus. QUID DE TE ALII LOQUANTUR IPSI VIDEANT, SED LO QUENTUR TAMEN,
Alexander Pope Efq.
Printed for H. LINTOT, J. and R. TONSON, and S. DRAPER.
Large OCTAVO EDITION.
R. POPE, in his laft illness, amufed himself, amidst the care of his higher concerns, in preparing a corrected and complete Edition of his Writings *; and, with his ufual delicacy, was even folicitous to prevent any share of the offence they might occafion, from falling on the Friend whom he had engaged to give them to the Public †.
"I own the late encroachments upon my "constitution make me willing to see the end of all «further care about me or my works. I would rest ❝for the one in a full refignation of my Being to be "difpofed of by the Father of all Mercy; and for
the other (though indeed a trifle, yet a trifle may "be fome example) I would commit them to the "candour of a fenfible and reflecting judge, rather
than to the malice of every fhort-fighted and malevolent critic, or inadvertent and cenforious "Reader. And no hand can fet them in fo good a "light, &c." Let. cxx. to Mr. W.
"I alfo give and bequeath to the faid Mr. "Warburton, the property of all fuch of my Works already printed as he hath written or fhall write Commentaries or notes upon, and which I have not otherwife difpofed of or alienated; and as he fhall publifh WITHOUT FUTURE ALTERA"TIONS."-His laft Will and Teftament.