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the author of disaffection to the Government. By James-Moore Smith.
Mist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay on the Arts of a Poet's sinking in reputation; or, a Supplement to the Art of Sinking in Poetry. [Supposed by Mr. Theobald.]
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 Post, April 6. A Fragment of a Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr. Oldmixon.
The Senator, April 9. On the same. By Edward Roome.
Daily Journal, April 8. Advertisement by JamesMoore Smith.
Flying Post, 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 afterward reprinted in a pamphlet, entitled, a Collection of all the Verses, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements, occasioned by Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for A. Moore, 1728, price
1s. Others of an elder datė, having lain as waste Paper many years, were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, brought out, and their Authors 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 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, 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. 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 6d.
The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price 6d.
The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.
Mr. Curl, 12mo. price 6d. With the Metamorphosis 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 dissected. By Curl and Mrs. Thomas, 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.
Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, dedicated to Theobald, octavo.
A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. By Matthew 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. Theobald, 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, August 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.
Daily Journal, August 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 Maggot 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 John Dennis, quarto.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the 4th 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 since 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 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.
To the FIRST EDITION with Notes, in Quarto,
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 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 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