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Publiphd 14 Nov. 1798. F 1 Du Roveray. London.

RAPE OF THE LOCK,

AN

HEROI-COMICAL POEM,

BY

A. POPE.

ADORNED WITH PLATES.

LONDON:

Printed by C. Bensler;

FOR F. J. DU ROVERAY, GREAT ST. HELENS;

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The Rape of the Lock was first published

in the year 1711, and was written in less than

a fortnight. It was occasioned by a frolic,

carried rather beyond the bounds of good breed

ing, in which Lord Petre cut off a lock of

Mrs. Arabella Fermor's hair: the poem was un

dertaken at the request of Mr. Caryl, in order

to reconcile the two families, this frolic having

occasioned a serious rupture between them.

It was received with such universal ap

plause as to induce Pope to extend it the fol

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