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FELLOW OF ST PETER'S COLLEGE CAM bridge
AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY IN OWENS COLLEGE MANCHESTER

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PREF ACE.

IN the Toxt of this edition, Warburton's arrangement has (with single unimportant exception) been maintained; the remaining pieces have been added from subsequent editions, or, where posible, from earlier sources. Throughout, I have endeavoured to preserve Pope's use of capital letters, and of apostrophised syllables; 5f the former, lest his intentions of emphasis, of the latter, lest his metrical accuracy, should be unnecessarily obscured. His uncertain spelling, and his frequently perplexing interpunctuation, it seemed seless to reproduce with religious fidelity. Among the Notes will be found all Pope's own (marked ‘P), except in the case of the Dunciad, where curtailment was unavoidable. I have not, so far as I am aware, transcribed anything from previous editors without acknowledgment. The extent of my obligations to Mr Carruthers' edition (the only edition of Pope which has any claims to completeness) will therefore be apparent on the surface. For everything enclosed within [ ]'s I am myself responsible; and the quotations which previous editors have successively transcribed I have taken care to verify.

In conclusion, I cannot foibar from thääkäg my accomplished fiend, the Rev. Alfred Ainger, for many suggestions whereby he has aided me during pleasant hours. #ent in common over the

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