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Several Eminent PERSONS,
From the YEAR 1705, to 1711.
London and Westminster,
R E A DER
W E presume we want no Apology to
the Reader for this Publication,
V but some may be thought needful to Mr. Pope: However be cannot think our Offence so great as I heirs, who first separately published, what we have bere but collečted in a better Form and Order. As for the Letters we bave procurd to be added, they serve but to compleat, explain, and fometimes set in a true light, thotë others, wbich it was not in the Writer's or Our power to recall.
The Letters to Mr. Wycherley were procured some Years fince, on account of a furreptitious Edition of bis Pofthumous Works : As those Letters newed the true state of that Case, the Publication of them was doing the best Justice to the Memory of Mr. Wycherley.
The rest of this Collection hath been owing to several Cabinets; fome drawn from thence by Accidents, and others (even of those to Ladies) voluntarily given. It is to one of that Sex we are bebolden for the whole Correspondence with H. C. Elg; which Letters