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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1 New Edition   By: (1688-1744)

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THE WORKS

OF

ALEXANDER POPE.

NEW EDITION.

INCLUDING

SEVERAL HUNDRED UNPUBLISHED LETTERS, AND OTHER NEW MATERIALS.

COLLECTED IN PART BY THE LATE

R'T. HON. JOHN WILSON CROKER.

WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES.

BY REV. WHITWELL ELWIN.

VOL. I.

POETRY. VOL. I.

WITH PORTRAITS AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET. 1871.

[ The right of Translation is reserved. ]

LONDON: BRADBURY, EVANS, AND CO., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME OF POETRY.

PAGE CATALOGUE OF POPE'S COLLECTED EDITIONS OF HIS WORKS vii

POPE'S MEMORIAL LIST OF RELATIONS AND FRIENDS ix

ADVERTISEMENT OF WARBURTON TO HIS EDITION OF POPE'S WORKS xi

INTRODUCTION xv

THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE 1

RECOMMENDATORY POEMS 17

TRANSLATIONS 37 THE FIRST BOOK OF STATIUS'S THEBAIS 41 SAPPHO TO PHAON FROM OVID 87 THE FABLE OF DRYOPE FROM OVID 104 VERTUMNUS AND POMONA FROM OVID 108

JANUARY AND MAY, FROM CHAUCER 113

THE WIFE OF BATH, FROM CHAUCER 155

THE TEMPLE OF FAME 185

PASTORALS 231 DISCOURSE OF PASTORAL POETRY 257 1. SPRING, TO SIR WILLIAM TRUMBULL 265 2. SUMMER TO DR. GARTH 276 3. AUTUMN TO MR. WYCHERLEY 285 4. WINTER, TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. TEMPEST 292

MESSIAH, A SACRED ECLOGUE 301

WINDSOR FOREST 319

CATALOGUE

OF POPE'S COLLECTED EDITIONS OF HIS WORKS.

The Works of Mr. ALEXANDER POPE. London: Printed by W. BOWYER for BERNARD LINTOT, between the Temple Gates, 1717. 4to and folio.

This volume consists of all the acknowledged poems which Pope had hitherto published, with the addition of some new pieces.

The Works of Mr. ALEXANDER POPE. Volume ii. London: Printed by J. WRIGHT, for LAWTON GILLIVER, at Homer's Head in Fleet Street, 1735. 4to and folio.

The volume of 1735 contains, with a few exceptions, the poems which Pope had printed since 1717. The pages of each group of pieces Epistles, Satires, Epitaphs, etc. are numbered separately, and there are other irregularities in the numbers, arising from a change in the order of the Moral Essays after the sheets were struck off.

Letters of Mr. ALEXANDER POPE, and Several of his friends. London: Printed by J. WRIGHT for J. KNAPTON in Ludgate Street, L. GILLIVER in Fleet Street, J. BRINDLEY in New Bond Street, and R. DODSLEY in Pall Mall, 1737. 4to and folio.

This is Pope's first avowed edition of his letters. A half title, "The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope in Prose," precedes the title page.

The Works of Mr. ALEXANDER POPE, in Prose. Vol. ii. London: Printed for J. and P. KNAPTON, C. BATHURST, and R. DODSLEY, 1741. 4to and folio.

The half title is more precise: "The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, in Prose. Vol. ii. Containing the rest of his Letters, with the Memoirs of Scriblerus, never before printed; and other Tracts written either singly, or in conjunction with his friends. Now first collected together." The letters are the Swift correspondence, and they are in a different type from the rest of the book. The numbers of the pages are very irregular, and show that the contents and arrangement of the volume had been greatly altered from some previous impression... Continue reading book >>




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