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LEtters to and from Dr Swift.



A criticism on these letters Letter 1. Mr Pope's answer to Dr Swift, offering him a sum of money to induce him to change his religion

9 11. To Dr Swift. Retired froin court some months before the

Queen's death
HI. From Dr Swift at Dublin. How little he cares to think of

England. Concern at the violence of party. Of the first
volume of Mr Pope's translation of Homer. His circumitances
in Ireland

14 IV. Mr Pope's love and memory of Dr Swist. The calunnies

and Nanders upon him on account of religion, turned into rails lery

16 V. Dr Swift's answer. His inquiry concerning Mr P.'s princi. ples. Poets generally follow the court. Raillery on tlie fub. ject of his enemies, and his religion. A Quaker pastoral, and a Newgate paftoral, proposed as subjects for Mr Gay 17 VI. Dr Swift to Mr Pope. An apology for his conduct and wri

tings after the Queen's death. With an account of his prin. ciples in politics

20 VII, Dr Sivift to Mr Gay

32 VIII. Mr Pope to Dr Swift, occafioned by the former. An ac

count of his conduct and maximsin general IX. From the L. Bolingbrcke; a poitfcript to the foregoing letter: with some account of his own sentiments and situation in private life

37 X. Dr Swift's answer

42 XI. From Mr Pope to Dr Swift. Aninvitation to England 42 XII. From Dr Swift. Of Gulliver's Travels ; and his febeme

of misanthropy. Concerning a lady at court. Cliaracter of Dr Arbuthnot

44 XIII. TO Dr Swist. Character of some of his friends in Eng

land; with further invitations XIV. Dr Swift's answer. Death of I ord Oxford's son. Some.

thing concerning Ph----5. More of his milanthropy 49 XV. Expectations of Dr Swift's journey to England. Charac

ter of low enemies and detractors; with what temper they are to be borne. The amusements of his friends in England Lord B.'s poft script on the fame occalion

50 XVI. From Dr Swift, preparing to leave England again 53 XVII. Answer from Mr Pope. The regret of his departure; re

membrance of the fatisfaction paft; wishes for his welfare 54 XVI!). Desires for his return, and lettlement in England. The Various schemes of his other friends, and his own

55 XIX. From Mr Gay and Mr Pope. An account of the reception of Gulliver's Travels in England

57 XX. On the fame subject from Mr Pope. Advice against partywriting

59 XXI. From Dr Swift. About Gulliver, and of a second journey to England

61 XXII. From the fame. Concerning party, and dependency; and of the project of a joint volume of miscellaries 63





XXIII. The answer. On the same subjects


XXIV. Op Dr Swift's second departure for Ireland


XXV. From Dr Swift. As realons for departing


XXVI. From Dr Swift. His remeinbrance of Mr P.'s friend-
ihip ; with some consideration of his circumstances


XXVII. From Mr Gay. Raillery. What employment was

offered him at court, and why he refused it


XXVIII. Dr Swift to Mr Gay. On the refusal of that employ.

ment, and his quitting the court. Of the Beggar's opera 71

XXIX. From Lord Bolingbroke and Mr Pope. Of the Dunciad.

Advice to the Dean in the manner of Montaigne. - Of

courtiers, and of the Beggar's Opera


XXX. Of a true Jonathan Gulliver in New England. The

Dunciad, and the treatise of the Bathos. Reflections on mor-

tality and decay. What is defirable in the decline of life 75

XXXI. From Dr Swift. Answer to the former. His fitua-

tion in Ireland


XXXII. From the fame. His ownand Mr Pope's temper 79

XXXII. Lord Bolingbroke's life in the country. More about

the Dunciad


XXXIV. From Dr Swift. Advice how to publish the Dunciad.

Concerning Lord B. and Mr Gay


XXXV. From Bath. The pleasure of being abused in compa-

ny with worthy men

XXXVI. From Dr Swift. His manner of living with a friend

in the country. The death of Mr Congreve. Character of

anindolent friend

XXXVII. Dr Swift to Lord Bolingbroke. Exhortation to him

to write history. The Dean's temper, his present amuse-

ments, and disposition

XXXVIII. Froin the fame, on the fame subjects, and concern.

ing economy ; his sentiments on the times, and his manner

of life.. of the love of fame and distinction. His friend-

ihip for Mr Pope

XXXIX. From the fame. His condition. The state of Ire-

land. Character of Mirs Pope. Reflections on Mir Pope's

and Mr Gay's circumstances


XL. Mr ope's answer. His situation and contentment. An

account of his other friends


XLI. Lord Bolingbroke to Dr Swift. A review of his life; his

thoughts of economy, and concerning fame

XLII. Dr Swift's aniwer. The misfortunes atiending great

talents. Concerning fame, and the desire of it


XLIII. Dr Swift to Mr Pope. Concerning the Dunciad, and

of his situation of life


XLIV. From Lord B. That the sense of friendship increases

with increase of years. Concerning a history of his own

tines, and Mr P.'s moral poein


XLV. Of the style of his leitors, of his condition of life, his

past friendships, dislike of party-spirit, and thoughts of pen-

lions and preferment


XLVI. Of Mr Wesley's dissertations on Job --- Poft fcript by

Lord Bol. on the pleasure we take in reading letters 107

XLVII. From Lord B. to Dr Swift. Inviting him to Eng-
land, and concerning reformation of manners by writing 109


I etter

XLVIII. From the same. The temper proper to men in years.

An account of his own. The characterof his lady. - Post-

fcript by Mr P. on his mother, and the effects of the ten-

der passions

XLIX. From the same. Of his studies, particularly a meta-

physical work. Of retirement and exercise. Poftfcript
by Mr P. His with that their studies were united in fome
work useful to manners, and his distaste of all party-wri.

L. Concerning the Duchess of Qy. Persuasions to æco-



LI. On the same subjects

LII. A letter of raillery


LIII. In the same style, to Mr Gay and the Duchess

LIV. A strange end of a law-fuit. His way of life, &c. Poft-

script to the Duchefs


LV. Two new pieces of the Dean's. Answer to his invitation

into England. Advice to write, Gr.


LVI. More on the fame subjects. A happy union against cor.

ruption. Poftfcript to the Duke of Q. and to the Duchess 127

1 VlI. Mr Gay to Dr Swist. His account of himself. His

last fables. His economy. Postscript by Mr Pope, of

their common ailments, and economy; and against party-

spirit in writing


LVIII. From Dr Swift to Mr Gay. Congratulation on Mr

Gay's leaving the court. Lord Coinbury's refusal of a pen-

sion. Character of Mr Gay


LIX. From the same. Concerning the writing of fables. Ad-

vice about ceconomy, and provision for old age; of inatten-

tion, Gc. Pofticript to the Duchess


LX. From the fame to Mr Gay, and a poftfcript to the Du-

chels, on various subjects


LXI. From the same. Concerning the opening of letters at

the post-office. The encouragement given to bad writers.

Reasons for his not living in England. Poftfcript to the Du-

chess ; her character; raillery on the subject of Mr Gay

him feit


LXII. From Dr Swift to Mr Pope. An account of several

little pieces or tracts published as his; which were, or were

not genuine


LXI. From Mr Pope and Dr Arbuthnot to Dr Swift. On

the sudden death of Mr Gay


LXIV. From Dr Swift. On the same subject. Of Mr Pope's

epiftles, and particularly that on the use of riches


LXV. From Mr Pope on Mr Gay. His care of his memory

and writings; concerning the Dean's and his own; and of

several other things


LXVI. More of Mr Gay, his papers, and epitaph. Of the

fate of his own writings; and the purpose of them. Invita-

tion of the Dean to England


LXVII. From Dr Swift. Of the paper called The life and cha-

racter of Dr Swift. of Mr Gay, and the care of his papers.

Of a libel against Mr Pope. Of the edition of the Dean's

works in Ireland, how printed




LXVIII. Of the Dean's verses, called A libel on Dr D. The

spurious character of him. Lord Bol.'s writings. The in-

dolence of great men in years


LXIX. From Dr Swift. On Mr Pope's death. Invitation to

Dublin. His own situation there, and temper


LXX. Answer to the former. His teinper of mind since his

mother's death. The union of fentiments in all his acquain-



LXXI. Concern for his absence. Of a libel against him. Re-

flections on the behaviour of a worthless man

LXXII. Melancholy circumstances of the separation of friends.

Impertinence of false pretenders to their friendlip. Pu-

blishers of Night papers. Of the essay on man, and of the

collection of the Dean's works. - Postscript by Lord

Bolingbroke concerning his metaphysical works


LXXIII. From Dr Swifi. The answer. Of his own amuse-

ments, the essay on man, and Lord B.'s writings


LXXIV. Of the 'pleasures of his conversation. Of Dr Ar:

buthnot's decay of health. Of the nature of moral and

philosophical writings


LXXV. From Dr Suift. On the death of friends


LXXVI. From the same. On the offence taken at their wri.

tings. Of Mr Pope's letters. Character of Dr Rundle, Bi-

shop of Derry


LXXVII. Concerning the Earl of Peterborow, and his death

at Lisbon. Charities of Dr Swift


LXXVIII. From Dr Swift. Of writing letters. Several of

the ancients writ them to publish. Of his own letters. The

care he shall take of Mr Pope's, to prevent their being print-



LXXIX. From Dr Swift. On the death of friends. What

sort of popularity he has in Ireland. Against the general


LXXX. From the same. His kindness for Mr P. and his

own infirm condition


LXXXI. Mr Pope to Dr Swift. His plan for the second book

of ethic epistles; of the extent and limits of human realon

and science ; and what retarded the execution of it. Of

Lord B.'s writings. New invitations to England


LXXXII. From Dr Swift. His resolution to preserve Mr

Pope's letters, and leave them to his disposal after his death.

His desire to be mentioned in the ethic epistles. Of the loss

of friends, and decays of age


LXXXIII. What sort of letters he now writes, and the con-

traction of his correspondence. Of the human failings of

gieat geniuses, and the allowance to be made them. His

high opinion of Lord Bolingbroke and Dr Swift as writers 182

LXXXIV. From Dr Swift. Of old age, and death of friends.

More of the ethic epistles


LXXXV. Of the complaints of friends. One of the best

comforts of old age.--Some of his letters copied in Ireland,

and printed.-Of Lord Bolingbroke's retirement. Of some

new friends, and of what sort they are


LXXXVI. The present circumstances of his life and his

companions. Wishes that the laft part of their days might

be passed together



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