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POPE, Wita cucine

By GILBERT WAKEFIELD, B. Å. 1756-12/

Oh! while along the stream of Time thy name
Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame;
Say, shall my little bark attendant fail,
Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale ?

LONDON:

PRINTED, FOR THE AUTHOR,

BY A. HAMILTON :

SOLD BY PAYNE, AT THE MEWS-GATE; EGERTON,

WHITEHALL; AND KEARSLEY, FLEET-STREET.

1796.

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FOR some time past I had cherished an agre-
able expectation, that the remainder of Pope's
works would be consigned to my care, after the
new edition of his Homer, with continued notes
on both Iliad and Odyssey, should be delivered
to the public through my hands. But, in con-
sequence of a previous agreement, unknown to
me, privately contracted by Mr. Cadell with
Dr. Warton, and the rapidity of the Doctor in
a preoccupation of the press, this office has de-
volved upon him; a man, by elegance of taste
and variety of literary information, eminently
qualified, beyond all controversy, to adorn and
explain a poet, for delicacy of feeling, for accu-
racy of judgement, poignancy of wit, urbanity of
humour, vivacity of fancy, discernment of human
character, solemnity of pathos, pregnancy of sen-
timent, rectitude of taste, comprehensive diction,
melodious numbers, and dignified morality,
without a rival in antient or modern times.
That my rambles, however, in this province,
thus intercepted, might not perifh to myself, I
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