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CII. His expectation of feeing him in town. CIII. His opinion of the Divine Legation; and his defire to have the ESSAY ON MAN thought as favourable to the interests of religion as of virtue.

CIV. His project of procuring a prose translation
of his Efay into Latin, and his approbation
of a fpecimen fent to him of it.

CV. His chagrine on fomebody's having printed a
new volume of his Letters in Ireland.
CVI. His fatisfaction in the profpect 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 DUNCIAD.

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 professions of fer


CXV. A character of their common friend---his amufements in his garden, and folicitude for the projected edition.

CXVI. Defires his friend to correct the Effay on Homer.
CXVII. Thanks him for having done it.

CXVIII. Account of the publication of the DUNCIAD.

CXIX, of his ill ftate of health.---The edition of his works.---The laureat---and the clergy.

CXX. CXXI. The increase of his diforder, and the forefight of its confequences.

The laft Will of Mr Pope.

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From 1712 to 1732.


Binfield, Nov. 13. 1712.


writ me a very kind Letter fome 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 fince feveral times inquired of you, without any fatisfaction; for fo I call the knowledge of your welfare, or of any thing that concerns you. I past two months in Suffex, and fince 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 filent all this year; I believe he has been displeased at fome or other of my freedoms, which I very innocently take, and most with thofe I VOL. VI.


think moft 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 intereft in the world, or power with those who have, I fhould not be long without manifefting to you. I defire 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 converfation are not always welcome to me. There is no man more intirely fond of good-nature or ingenuity than myfelf, and I have

feen to much of thofe qualities in you too be any * thing less than

Your, &c.

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Dec. 24. 1721.


T has been my good fortune within this month past, to hear more things that have pleas'd me than (I think) almost in all my time beside. But nothing, upon my word, has been fo home-felt a fatisfaction as the news you tell me of yourself: and you are not in the least mistaken, when you congratulate me upon your own good fuccefs: for I have more people out of whom to be happy, than any ill-natur'd man can boaft of. I may with honesty affirm to you, that, notwithstanding the many inconveniences and disadvantages they commonly talk of in

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