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edition. The guinea at that time passing for 21s. 6d. has occasioned the fractions:
21 March, 1711-12. First edition, Rape
9 April, 1712. To a Lady presenting Voiture; upon Silence; To the Author of a Poem called 'Successio'
23 Feb., 1712-13. Windsor Forest
23 July, 1713. Ode on St. Cecilia's Day
20 Feb., 1713-14.
1 Feb., 1714-15.
30 April, 1715. 17 July, 1716. 13 Dec., 1721. 23 March, 1713.
Additions to the Rape
Key to the Lock
Homer, vol. ii..
650 books on royal paper 176
650 royal paper
Essay on Criticism [new edit.]
3 Feb. 1715-16. 7 May, 1716. This article is repeated to the sixth volume of Homer. To which is to be added another sum of 840%., paid for an assignment of all the copies. The whole of this part of the account amounting to Copy-moneys for the Odyssey, vols. i., ii., i., and 750 of each vol. royal paper 4to Ditto for the vols. iv., v., and 750 ditto
NOTES AND CORRECTIONS.
Pope's Father.-The conjecture (page 15) that Pope's half-sister, Magdalen Rackett, was the daughter of the poet's father by a previous marriage, has, since the greater part of this volume was printed off, been confirmed. Mr. Hotten, bookseller, Piccadilly, in the Adversaria attached to his Catalogue of May 30, 1857, published an extract from a London Directory of 1677, showing that in the list of merchants for that year was "Alexand. Pope, Broad-street." The Athenæum followed this up by a citation from the register of St. Bennet-Fink, in which part of Broad-street is situated: "1679, 12 Aug.-Buried, Magdalen, the wife of Allixander Pope." There can be no doubt that this Magdalen Pope was the wife of the poet's father, who had, previous to his removal to Lombard-street, resided in Broad-street during the period 1677-1679. The Athenæum further publishes an extract from the unpublished correspondence of Pope with Mr. Caryll, in which the poet writes: "My sister Rackett was my own father's daughter by a former wife." Of Pope's affectionate veneration for his father a fresh illustration has recently been discovered. In the first volume of the copy of Bowles's Pope in the library at Mapledurham, the late Mr. Blount had inserted the following fragment of a note in the poet's handwriting, evidently addressed to Teresa or Martha Blount, or to both: "I should think that in losing my father, I have lost half my friends, if I did not think you so. The greatest comfort I can have will be in hearing from you and in seeing you. I am truly yours, A. P."
Coronation of George I., page 71.-The King arrived in England in September, 1714, but the ceremony of his coronation did not take place till the 20th of October; consequently Pope's Epistle must have been written subsequent to this date.
Annuity to Teresa Blount, page 76.-The Editor's authority for this statement is the "Genealogy" of the Blounts, drawn up by the family chaplain, the Rev. Charles Lefebvre, and preserved in the original manuscript at Mapledurham. Mr. Lefebvre's words are "That Teresa, not Martha, was frequently the object of his (Pope's) rhymes, is proved from original letters now published; and that she was his first favourite and the principal object
of his affection, is evident from a deed of the 10th of March, 1717, by which he binds himself in an annuity of Forty Pounds, during the term of six years, to be paid to her yearly on the 25th of March, on condition that the said Teresa should not have married during the said six years, which condition she agreed to. There is a great probability that this agreement was with a view to a connubial settlement, but then Pope was living with his parents, whose old age and habits would probably have little agreed with the taste and inclination of a fashionable young lady."
Verses of and to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, page 148.-The Editor has ascertained that the "Verses written in the Chiosk at Pera," and the Verses addressed to Lady Mary ("In beauty or wit," &c.), first appeared in a Miscellany of Original Poems published in 1720 by Anthony Hammond. Hammond was a friend of Lady Mary, and he states that the poems in his Miscellany were then first published from their original manuscripts. This is in favour of the genuineness of the two poems, though a wrong date is affixed to the "Verses written in the Chiosk at Pera." In the Miscellany these verses are given as "by a Lady," but in the index they are said to be "by the Lady M. W. M." At page 274 of the work appear the "Verses to the Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Mr. Pope." The Editor still thinks that these verses have little or nothing of Pope's peculiar manner, but he is reminded of the poet's remark to Spence: "There is nothing more foolish than to pretend to be sure of knowing a great writer by his style."
A. POPE's signature in Grub-street
Alexander, Prince of Rhodes, 25,
Alexander, pseudonym of James
Allen, Ralph, of Prior Park, 322,
Allen, Mrs., quarrel with Martha
Apology for proneness of resent-