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Or in fair series laurelled bards be shown,
Statesman, yet friend to Truth! of soul sincere,
1 Copied evidently from Tickell to inserted in a panegyrical poem a Addison on his Rosamund :
line reflecting on Addison's conduct, Which gained a Virgil and an Addison. in a transaction to which Tickell him-WARTON.
self was a party, viz., the translation
of the Iliad. Without Warburton's 2 Asinius Pollio, the friend of Virgil, to whom he addresses his Fourth
note, no reader would suspect that Eclogue.
the last line contained any allusion It was not likely that men acting
to Addison, but the commentator no in so different spheres as were those
doubt received the information from of Mr. Craggs and Mr. Pope, should
the poet, who took every opportunity have their friendship disturbed by
of confirming by indirect evidence envy. We must suppose then that
the story which he had circulated some circumstances in the friendship respecting the publication of the of Mr. Pope and Mr. Addison are
verses on Atticus. hinted at in this place.- WARBURTON.
3 The lines on Craggs were really The suggestion in Warburton's note
written after his death and the death was doubtless inspired by Pope. The
of Addison. Tickell's edition of AdEpistle, as he tells us, was originally
dison's works appeared in 1721, not, published in Tickell's edition of Addi- as Pope says, in 1720. Addison son's works, and it is extremely died in 1719, Craggs in 1720. improbable that Pope should have
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