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BY THE AUTHOR
W HEREAS certain Haberdashers of Points and Particles, being instis gated by the spirit of Pride, and assuming to themselves the name of Critics an) Restorers, have taken upon them to adulterate the common and current sense of our Glorious Ancestors, Poets of this Realm, by clipping, coining, defacing the images, miring their own base allay, or otherwise falsifying the same; which they publish, utter, and send as genuine : The said haberdashers having no right thereto, as neither heirs, erecutors, administrators, assigns, or in any sort related to such Poets, to all or any of them: Now, We, having carefully revised this our Dunciad, beginning with the words The Mighty Mother, and ending with the words buries All, containing the entire sum of One thousand seven hundred and fifty four verses, declare every word, figure, point, and comma of this impression to be authentic: And do therefore strictly enjoin and forbid any person or persons whatsoever to erase, reverse, put between hooks, or by any other means, directly or indirectly, change or mangle any of them. And we do hereby earnestly exhort all our brethren to follow this our example, which we heartily wish our great Predecessors had heretofore set, as a remedy i and prevention of all such abuses. Provided always, that nothing in this Btclaration shall be construed to limit the lawful and undoubted right of every subject of this Realm, to judge, censure, or condemn, in the whole or in part, any Poem or Poet whatsoever.
Given under our hand at London, this third day of January, in the year of our
Lord One thousand, seven hundred, thirty and two.
Declarat cor' me,
JOHN BARBER, Mayor.
In which our Author was abused, before the Publication of the DUNCIAD; with the
true Names of the Authors. R EFLECTIONS critical and satyrical on a (J. D. Breval) printed for R. Burleigh, 1717, N late Rhapsody, called an Essay on Criti- price is. cism. By Mr Dennis, printed by B. Lintot, Remarks upon Mr Pope's translation of Hoprice 6d.
mer; with two letters concerning the Windsor A New Rehearsal, or Bays the younger; Forest, and the Temple of Fame. By Mr Dencontaining an Examen of Mr Rowe's plays, and nis, printed for E. Curl, 1717, price is. 6d. a word or two on Mr Pope's Rape of the Lock. Satyrs on the translators of Homer, Mr P. Anon. (by Charles Gildon) printed for J. Roberts, and Mr T. Anon. (Bez. Morris) 1717, price 6d. 1714, price is.
The Triumvirate: or, a Letter from Palæmon Homerides, or a Letter to Mr Pope, occa- to Celia at Bath. Anon. (Leonard Welsted), sioned by his intended translation of Homer. 1711, folio, price is. By Sir Iliad Dogrel. (Tho. Burnet and G. Ducket, The Battle of Poets, an heroic poem. By Esquires), printed for W.Wilkins, 1715, price gd. Tho. Cooke, printed for J. Roberts, folio, 1725.
Æsop at the Bear-garden; a vision, in imita- Memoirs of Lilliput. Anon. (Eliza Haywood), tion of the Temple of Fame. By Mr Preston, octavo, printed in 1727. Sold by John Morphew, 1715, price 6d.
An Essay on Criticism, in prose. By the The Catholic Poet, or Protestant Barnaby's Author of the Critical History of England (J. Sorrowful Lamentation; a Ballad about Homer's Oldmixon), octavo, printed 1728. Iliad. By Mrs Centlivre, and others, 1715, Gulliveriana and Alexandriana; with an ample price id.
preface and critique on Swift and Pope's MiscelAn Epilogue to a Puppet-shew at Bath, con- lanies. By Jonathan Smedley, printed by J. cerning the said Iliad. By George Ducket, Esq. Roberts, octavo, 1728. printed by E. Curl.
Characters of the Times; or, an account of A complete Key to the What d'ye call it. the writings, characters, &c. of several gentleAnon. (by Griffin, a player, supervised by Mr men libelled by S-- and P- , in a late MisTh— ) printed by J. Roberts, 1715.
cellany. Octavo, 1728. A true Character of Mr P. and his writings, Remarks on Mr Pope's Rape of the Lock, in in a letter to a friend. Anon. (Dennis) printed letters to a friend. By Mr Dennis; written in for S. Popping, 1716, price 3d.
1724, though not printed till 1728, octavo. The Confederates, a Farce. By Joseph Gay
VERSES, LETTERS, ESSAYS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS, IN THE
British Journal, Nov. 25, 1727. A Letter on Daily Journal, April 23. Letter about the Swist and Pope's Miscellanies. (Writ by M. translation of the character of Thersites in HoConcanen.)
mer. By Thomas Cooke, &c. Daily Journal, March 18, 1728. A Letter by Mist's Weekly Journal, April 27. A Letter Philo-mauri. James-Moore Smith.
of Lewis Theobald. Id. March 29. A letter about Thersites; Daily Journal, May 11. A Letter against Mr accusing the author of disaffection to the Govern- P. at large. Anon. (John Dennis.) ment. By James-Moore Smith.
All these were afterwards reprinted in a pamMist's Weekly Journal, March 30. An Essay phlet, entituled A Collection of all the Verses, on the Arts of a Poet's sinking in reputation; or, Essays, Letters, and Advertisements occasion'd a Supplement to the Art of Sinking in Poetry. by Mr Pope and Swift's Miscellanies, prefaced (Supposed by Mr Theobald.)
by Concanen, Anonymous, octavo, and printed Daily Journal, April 3. A Letter under the for A. Moore, 1728, price is Others of an elder name of Philo-ditto. By James-Moore Smith. date, having lain as waste Paper many years,
Flying Post, April 4. A Letter against Gul. were, upon the publication of the Dunciad, liver and Mr P. (By Mr Oldmixon.)
brought out, and their Authors betrayed by the Daily Journal, April 5. An Auction of Goods mercenary Booksellers (in hope of some possiat Twickenham. By James-Moore Smith. bility of vending a few) by advertising them in
The Flying Post, April 6. A Fragment of a this manner-"The Confederates, a farce. By Treatise upon Swift and Pope. By Mr Oldmixon. “Capt. Breval (for which he was put into the
The Senator, April 9. On the same. By “Dunciad.) An Epilogue to Powel's PuppetEdward Roome.
"show. By Col. Ducket (for which he is put Daily Journal, April 8. Advertisement by “into the Dunciad). Essays, &c. By Sir Richard James-Moore Smith.
“Blackmore. (N.B. It was for a passage of this Flying Post, April 13. Verses against Dr“ book that Sir Richard was put into the DunSwift, and against Mr P--'s Homer. By J. Old"ciad.)". And so of others. mixon.
AFTER THE DUNCIAD, 1728. An Essay on the Dunciad. Octavo, printed Philoscriblerus, on the name of Pope-Letter to for J. Roberts. (In this book, p. 9, it was for- Mr Theobald, in verse, signed B. M. (Bezaleel mally declared, "That the complaint of the Morris) against Mr P Many other little epi"aforesaid Libels and Advertisements was forged grams about this time in the same papers, by "and untrue; that all mouths had been silent. James Moore, and others. “except in Mr Pope's praise ; and nothing against Mist's Journal, June 22. A Letter by Lewis “him published, but by Mr Theobald.")
Theobald. Sawney, in blank verse, occasioned by the Flying Post, August 8. Letter on Pope and Dunciad; with a Critique on that poem. By J. Swift. Ralph (a person never mentioned in it at first, Daily Journal, August 8. Letter charging but inserted after), printed for J. Roberts, octavo. the Author of the Dunciad with Treason.
A complete Key to the Dunciad. By E. Curl, Durgen: a plain satire on a pompous satirist. 12mo. price 6d.
By Edward Ward, with a little of James Moore. A second and third edition of the same, with Apollo's Maggot in his Cups. By E. Ward. additions, 12mo.
Gulliveriana secunda. Being a Collection of The Popiad. By E. Curl, extracted from J. many of the Libels in the News-papers, like the Dennis, Sir Richard Blackmore, &c. 12mo. price former Volume, under the same title, by Smed
ley. Advertised in the Craftsman, Nov. 9, 1728, The Curliad. By the same E. Curl.
with this remarkable promise, that “any thing The Female Dunciad. Collected by the same “which any body should send as Mr Pope's or Mr Curl, 12mo. price 6d. With the Metamor “Dr Swift's, should be inserted and published phosis of P. into a stinging Nettle. By Mr Fox- as theirs.” ton, 12mo.
Pope Alexander's supremacy and infallibility The Metamorphosis of Scriblerus into Snar- examined, &c. By George Ducket, and John lerus. By J. Smedley, printed for A. Moore, Dennis, quarto. folio, price 6d.
Dean Jonathan's Paraphrase on the fourth The Dunciad dissected. By Curl and Mrs chapter of Genesis. Writ" by E. Roome, folio, Thomas, 12mo.
1729. An Essay on the Taste and Writings of the Labeo. A paper of verses by Leonard Wel. present times. Said to be writ by a gentleman sted, which after came into One Epistle, and of C. C. C. Oxon, printed for J. Roberts, octavo. was published by James Moore, quarto, 1730
The Arts of Logic and Rhetoric, partly taken Another part of it came out in Welsted's own from Bouhours with new Reflections, &c. By name, under the just title of Dulness and ScanJohn Oldmixon, octavo.
dal, folio, 1731. Remarks on the Dunciad. By Mr Dennis, There have been since published: dedicated to Theobald, octavo.
Verses on the Imitator of Horace. By a A Supplement to the Profund. Anon. by Lady (or between a Lady, a Lord, and a Court
Anon. by Matthew Concanen, octavo.
'squire). Printed for J. Roberts, folio. Mist's Weekly Journal, June 8. A long letter, An Epistle from a Nobleman to a Doctor of signed W. A. Writ by some or other of the Divinity, from Hampton-court (Lord H- y Club of Theobald, Dennis, Moore, Concanen, Printed for J. Roberts also, folio. Cooke, who for some time held constant weekly A Letter from Mr Cibber to Mr Pope. Printed ineetings for these kind of performances.
for W. Lewis in Covent-garden, octavo. Daily Journal, June is. A Letter signed
(The first Number shews the Book, the second the Verse.)
BLACKMORE, Sir Richard, i. 104. ii. 268.
GILDON, Charles, i. 296.
JOHN, King, i. 252.
CIBBER, Colley, Hero of the Poem, passim,
MORE, James, ii. 50, &c. ...