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Alexander Pope Efq.
In Nine Volumes, Complete.
WITH HIS LAST
As they were delivered to the EDITOR, a little before his Death.
Together with the COMMENTARY and NOTES
Printed for A. MILLAR, J. and R. TONSON, H. LINTOT, and C. BATHURST.
Printed for A. MILLAR, J. and R. TONSON,
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 follicitous to prevent any fhare of the offence they might occafion, from falling on the Friend whom he had engaged to give them to the public".
In discharge of this truft, the Public has here a complete Edition of his Works; executed in such a manner, as, I am persuaded, would have been to his fatisfaction.
a_" I own the late encroachments upon my conftitu"tion made me willing to fee the end of all further care "about me or my works. I would reft 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 com"mit 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.
b" I also give and bequeath to the said Mr. Warbur ton, the property of all fuch of my Works already print"ed as he hath written or fhall write Commentaries or "Notes upon, and which I have not otherwise disposed of "" or alienated; and as he shall publish WITHOUT FU TURE ALTERATIONS."-His laft Will and Teftament. Vol. I.