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Mist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay on the Arts of a Poet's finking in reputation; or, a Supplement to the Art of sinking in Poetry. [Supposed by Mr. Theobald.]

Daily Journal, April 3. A Letter under the name of Philo-ditto. By James-Moore Smith.

Flying Poft, April 4. A Letter against Gulliver and Mr. P. [By Mr. Oldmixon.]

Daily Journal, April 5. An Auction of Goods at Twickenham. By James-Moore Smith.

The Flying Poft, April 6. A Fragment of a Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr. Oldmixon.

The Senator, April 9. On the same. By Edward Roome.

Daily Journal, April 8. Advertisement by JamesMoore Smith.

Flying Poft, April 13. Verses against Dr. Swift, and against Mr. P-'s Homer. By J. Oldmixon.

Daily Journal, April 23. Letter about the transla. tion of the character of Therfites in Homer. By Thoinas Cooke, etc.

Mift's Weekly Journal, April 27. A Letter of Lewis Theobald.

Daily Journal, May 11. A Letter against Mr. P. at large. Anon. [John Dennis.]

All these were afterwards reprinted in a pamphlet, entitled, A Collection of all the Verses, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements occasioned by Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed for A. Moore, 1728, price is. Others of an elder date, having lain as waste Paper many years, were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, brought out, and their Authors betrayed by the mercenary Booksellers (in hopes of some possibility of vending a few) by advertising them in this manner.-" The Confederates, a “ farce. By Capt. Breval (for which he was put into the “ Dunciad.) An Epilogue to Powel's Puppet-show. By " Col. Ducket (for which he was put into the Dunciad.)


& Essays, etc. By Sir Richard Blackmore. (N. B. It

was for a passage of this Book that Sir Richard was put into the Dunciad.”) And fo of others,

After the Dunciad, 1728. An Efsay on the Dunciad. Octavo, printed for J. Roberts. [In this book, p. 9, it was formally declared, “ That the complaint of the aforesaid Libels and Advertisements was forged and untrue : that all mouths " had been filent, except in Mr. Pope's praise; and « nothing against him published, but by Mr. Theo.


Sawney, in blank verse, occafioned by the Dunciad; with a Critique on that poem. By J. Ralph [a person never mentioned in it at first, but inserted after] printed for J. Roberts, octavo.

A compleat Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, 12mo,

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A second and third edition of the fame, with additions, I 2mo,

The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, etc 12mo. price 6 d.

The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.

The Female Dunciad. Collected by the fame Mr. Curl, 12mo. price 6 d. With the Metamorphofis of P. into a stinging Nettle. By Mr. Foxton, 12mo,

The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snarlerus. By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, folio, price 6 d.

The Dunciad diffected. By Curl and Mrs. Thomas,

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An Essay on the Taste and Writings of the present Times. Said to be writ by a Gentleman of C. C. C. Oxon, printed for J. Roberts, octavo.

The Arts of Logic and Rhetoric, partly taken from Bouhours, with new Reflections, etc. By John Oldinixon, octavo.

Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr. Dennis, dedicated to Theobald, octavo.


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A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. by Matthew Concanen, octavo.

Mift's weekly Journal, June 8. A long letter, sign'd W. A. Writ by some or other of the club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Cooke, who for some time held constant weekly meetings for these kind of perfor


Daily Journal, June 11, A Letter sign'd Philo-scriblerus, on the name of Pope-Letter to Mr. Theobald, in verse, figned B. M. [Bezaleel Morris] against Mr. P-. Many other little epigrams about this time in the same papers, by James Moore, and others.

Mift's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis Theobald.

Flying Post, August 8. Letter on Pope and Swift.

Daily Journal, August 8. Letter charging the Aus thor of the Dunciad with Treason.

Durgen: A plain satire on a pompouş satirift, By Edward Ward, with a litttle of James Moore.

Apollo's Maggot in his Cups. By E. Ward.

Gulliveriana fecunda. Being a Collection of many of the Libels in the News-papers, like the former volume, under the same title, by Smedley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 17.28, with this remarkable promise, that " any thing which any body should send as « Mr. Pope's or Dr. Swift's, should be inserted and “ published as theirs."

Pope Alexander's supremacy and infallibility examin. ed, etc. By George Ducket, and John Dennis, quarto,

Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the ivih chapter of Genesis. Writ by E. Roome, folio, 1729.

Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Welfted, which after came into One Epiflle, and was published by James Moore, quarto, 1730. Another part of it came out in Welfted's own name, under the juft title of Dulness and Scandal, folio, 1731,

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There have been since published, Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a Lady (of between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court-Squire.] Printed for J. Roberts, folio.

An Epiftle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of Divinity, from Hampton-court [Lord Hy.] Printed for J: Roberts also, folio.

A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. Printed for W. Lewis in Covent-Garden, octavo.

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IT will be fufficient to say of this edition, that the

reader has here a much more correct and complete copy of the DUNCIAD, than has hitherto appeared. I cannot answer but some mistakes may have slipt into it, but a vast number of others will be prevented by the pames being now not only set at length, but juftified by the authorities and reasons given. I make no doubt, the author's ownmotive to use real rather than feigned names, was his care to preserve the innocent from

any plication; whereas in the former editions, which had no more than the initial letters, he was made, by keys printed here, to hurt the inoffensive; and (what was worse) to abuse his friends, by an impression at Dublin,

The commentary which attends this poem was sent me from several hands, and consequently must be unequally written; yet will haye oņe advantage over most commentaries, that it is not made upon conjectures, or at a Jemote distance of time: and the reader cannat but deTive one pleasure from the very Obfcurity of the persons it treats of, that it partakes of the nature of a Secret, which most people love to be let into, tho' the men or the things be ever so inconfiderable or trivial. . Of the Persons it was judged proper to give fome account: for since it is only in this monument that they muft expect to survive (and here survive they will, as long as the English tongue shall remain such as it was in the reigns of Queen Anne and King GEORGE) it seemed but humanity to bestow a word or two upon each, just to tell what he was, what he writ, when he lived, and when he died.

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