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LXXXVII. From Dr Swift. Mention again of the

chain in the letters. Cbjections in Ireland to some passages in Mr Pope's letters published in England. The Dean's own opinion of

them. LXXXVIII. From Dr Swift. Of his declming state of

health. His opinion of Mr P's Dialogue, intitled, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-Eight. The entire collection of his and Mr Pope's letters, for twenty years and upwards, found, and in the hands of a lady, a worthy and judicious relation of the Dean's.--- This is a mistake; not in hers; but in fome other safe hands.

LETTERS to RALPH ALLEN, Esq. LXXXIX. Of the use of picture and sculpture, both for

civil and religious purposes. XC. Of a new edition of his letters, and the use of

XCI. Of the cultivation of his own gardens.
XCII. Reflections on a false report concerning his

own death.
XCIII. On the Queen's death.
XCIV. Concerning an object of their common charity.
Xcy. His folicitude for his friends.
XCVI. An account of his ill fiate of health in his

lajt illness.


XCVII. His acceptance of the Commentary on the

XCVIII. XCIX. C. CI. on the fame.

CII. His expectation of seeing him in town.
CIII. His opinion of the Divine Legation ; and

his desire to have the Essay on Man thought
as favourable to the interests of religion as

of virtue. CIV. His project of procuring a prose transation

of his Elay into Latin, and his approbation

of a specimen sent to him of it. CV. His chagrine on somebody's having printed a

new volume of his Letters in Ireland. cyl. His fatisfaction in the pro/pect of meeting

his friend in town. CVII. Acquainting him with his obligations to a

noble Lord. CVIII. An account of his project for adding a fourth

book to the DUNCIA, CIX. CX. Invites his friend to Bath. CXI. CXII. CXIII. Relating to the projected edition of

his works, and the fourth book of the DUNCIAD. CXIV. On a noble Lord who made profesions of fer

vice. CXV. A character of their common friend---his a

musements in his garden, and folicituds for

the projected edition. CXVI. Desires his friend to correct the Essay on Homer. CXVII. Thanks him for having done it. CXVIII. Account of the publication of the DUNCIAN. CXIX, of his ill flate of health.---The edition of his

works.---The laureut.--and the clergy. CXX. CXXI. The increase of his disorder, and the

foresight of its consequences. The last Will of Mr Pope.




From 1712 to 1732.

L E T T E R I.

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Binfield, Nov. 13. 1712. OU writ me a very kind Letter some months

ago, and told me you were then upon the point of taking a journey into Devonshire. That hindered my answering you, and I have since feveral times inquired of you, without any satisfaction; for so I call the knowledge of your welfare, or of any thing that concerns you. I past two months in Sussex, and since my return have been again very ill. I writ to Lintot, in hopes of hearing of you, but had no answer to that point.

Our friend Mr Cromwell too has been silent all this year, I believe he has been displeased at some or other of my freedoms, which I very innocently take, and most with those I Vol. VI.


think most my friends. But this I know nothing of; perhaps he may have opened to you: and if I know you right, you are of a temper to cement friendships, and not to divide them. I really much love Mr Cromwell, and have a true affection for yourself, which, if I had any interest in the world, or power with those who have, I should not be long without manifesting to you. I desire you will not, either out of modesty, or a vicious distrust of another's value for you (those two eternal foes to merit) imagine that your

letters and conversation are not always welcome to me. There is no man more intirely fond of good-nature or ingenuity than myself, and I have seen to much of those qualities in you too be any * thing less than

Your, &c.

L E T T E R "II.


Dec. 24. 1721. T has been my good fortune within this month

past, to hear more things that have pleas’d me ithan (I think) almost in all my time beside. But no- thing, upon my word, has been so home-felt a fatis, .faction as the news you tell me of yourself: and you

are not in the least mistaken, when you congratulate me upon your own good fuccess : for I have more people out of whom to be happy, than any ill-natur'd man can boast of. I may with honesty affirm to you, that, notwithstanding the many inconveniences and disadvantages they commonly talk of in

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