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vestry books of the united parishes of St. Edmund the King and St. Nicholas Acons, for entries relative to the family of Pope; and, understanding that the inquiry was for a literary purpose, no fee was charged—an instance of liberality which, though only suitable to the character of that learned and eminent divine, is well deserving of public acknowledgment. To Dr. William Beattie, the biographer of Campbell, the Editor is indebted for a series of invaluable assistance, in consulting books and manuscripts only accessible in London, and otherwise facilitating inquiries by his friendly zeal and extensive knowledge of literature.
CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
Wood in Windsor Forest-Infancy of Pope-Pope sees Dryden-
The Gay Period of Pope's Life-Visits to BathDescription of a Journey
to Oxford-Lintot's Mode of Dealing with Critics--Jervas's House
-His Grotto-Contributions to the Grotto---Lady Mary Wortley
Pope and Warburton at Prior Park—The New Dunciad-Cibber's reply
-Warburton assists Pope--Alterations in the Dunciad-Quarrel