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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
LETTERS to Mr WARBURTON,
XCVII. His acceptance of the Commentary on the
ESSAY ON MAN.
CII. His expectation of seeing him in town.
his desire to have the Essay on Man thought
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.
L E T T E R S
TO AND FROM
From 1712 to 1732.
L E T T E R I.
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
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