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Alexander Pope Esq.
V O L U M E I.
JUVENILE POEM S.
L O N D ON:
M. DCC. LX.
Contents of the First Volume.
AUTUMN, the third Pastoral
R. Pope, in his last illness, amused
himself, amidst the care of his higher concerns, in preparing a corrected and complete Edition of his Writings "; and, with his usual -delicacy, was even sollicitous to prevent any share of the offence they might occasion, from falling on the Friend whom he had engaged to give them to the public
:-" I own the late encroachments upon my constitution " made me willing to see the end of all further care about me
or my works. I would rest for the one in a full resigna" tion of my Being to be disposed of by the Father of all
mercy; and for the other (thoughi indeed a trifle, yet a “ trifle may be some example) I would commit them to the “ candour of a sensible and reflecting judge, rather than to “ the malice of every short-fighted and malevolent critic, or «inadvertent and cenforious reader. And no hand can set " them in so good a light.” &c. Let. cxx. to Mr. W.
b_“I also give and bequeath to the said Mr. Warburton, " the property of all such of my Works already printed as " he hath written or shall write Commentaries or Notes up.
on, and which I have not otherwise disposed of or alienac" ed ; and as he shall publish WITHOUT FUTURE ALTE
RATIONI."-His last Will and Teftamento