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OF Alexander PopeEfq. In Nine Volumes, Complete.
WITH HIS LAST CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS,
AND IMPROVEMENTS; As they were delivered to the EDITOR,
a little before his Death.
Together with the COMMENTARY and NOTES
LONDON, Printed for A. MILLAR, J. and R. TONSON, H. LINTOT, and C. BAT HURST.
VOL U ME I.
and H. LINTOT. -
Large OCTAVO EDITION...
R . Pope, in his last illness, amused TVI himself, amidst the care of his higher concerns, in preparing a corrected and complete Edition of his Writings a; 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 ens gaged to give them to the publico.
In discharge of this trust, the Public has here a complete Edition of his Works; executed in such a manner, as, I am persuaded, would have been to his satisfaction.
AM" I own the late encroachments upon my confitu“ tion 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 refignation of my Being to be disposed of by the “ Father of all mercy; and for the other (though indeed “ a trifle, yet a trifle may be some example) I would com“ mit them to the candour of a sensible and refle&ting “ 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.
bą" I also give and bequeath to the said Mr. Warbur“ ton, the property of all such of my Works already print" ed as he hath written or shall write Commentaries or “ Notes upon, and which I have not otherwise disposed of “or alienated ; and as he shall publish WITHOUT FU. “TURE ALTERATIONS."- His last Will and Teftament.